Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Community Green Infrastructure Forum - March 10, 2010

EOS Alliance Office
650 S Orcas St., Suite 220
Seattle, WA, 98108

Residents of Seattle are no strangers to rain…or the problems of flooded streets. In addition to being a nuisance, Seattle’s stormwater run-off impairs public safety, parking and vehicle mobility, traffic flow, and ultiamtely the natural environment. Our Seattle community needs a cost-effective and healthy method to deal with stormwater run-off. One solution is natural drainage, low impact development, or other green infrastructure improvements.

Join us in Georgetown for a panel discussion and informational forum focusing on natural drainage in the Seattle area. A panel with members of the government, scientific community, and private sector will offer their perspective on the problem as well as opportunities, and answer questions from the community. Following the panel, there will be a breakout session to give attendees a chance to work in groups to discuss stormwater issues that they are facing. Bring pictures/information showing examples of stormwater problems in your neighborhood!

Panelists:

* Amalia Leighton, PE, SVR Design Company
* John Phillips, Water Quality Planner, King County Wastewater
* Bob Spencer, Residential Rainwise Program Lead, Seattle Public Utilities
* Jennifer Carlson, Haven Illustrated LLC

Wednesday, March 10, 2010
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Cost - Free
RSVP - Email bkantner@eosalliance.org, re: "Green Forum" by March 5th

EOS Alliance Offices
650 S Orcas St., Suite 220
Seattle, WA 98108

Refreshments and snacks will be served at 5:30pm. The forum will start at 6:00pm with a short introduction to stormwater issues, low impact development, and a local bioswale success story, followed by a panel discussion and Q & A. A breakout session will then lead into a discussion of participants' stormwater concerns and concluding remarks.

For more information please email Ben Kantner at EOS Alliance at bkantner@eosalliance.org or call 206-762-2553.

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