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February 07, 2013  |  By Teresa Verraes in News  |  No Comments Yet

Free Low Impact Development Workshop


Free Low Impact Development Workshop

 Are you in the building trade?

You are invited a free workshop on Low Impact Development, specially designed for builders, realtors, landscape designers and contractors, engineers, architects, general contractors, paving contractors, designers, excavators, and septic designers and installers and others involved in the building trade.

Join the growing number of building professionals providing Low Impact Development options to your clients!

When:           Friday, March 1st, 2013

1:00pm – 4:30

Field trip to local LID installations during the last hour.

Where:              Tri Area Community Center

                        10 W Valley Rd. Chimacum

Save your space today! Email darcym@wsu.edu or call 360/379-5610 x222.

Hosted by WSU Jefferson County Extension and the Watershed Stewardship Resource Center.

About LID:

Low Impact Development, or LID techniques imitate the natural movement of water using rain gardens, permeable pavement or rainwater catchment and other tools.  New research is leading to new smarter solutions to dealing with rain runoff.  Regulations and customer demand is following and LID is coming to a neighborhood near you – very soon. Everyone dealing with rain runoff on a building site will want to join the emerging field of LID.

What will be covered at the workshop:  There will be an overview of Low Impact Development as it relates to stormwater including bioretention, rain gardens, permeable pavement, rainwater collection and reuse, vegetated roofs, minimal excavation foundations.  Local professionals will share their practical experience using LID techniques and agency staff will provide an update on recent and upcoming regulations.  The workshop will include a field trip to several local LID installations.  Please bring your knowledge and your questions and join the growing LID conversation.  We hope to see you there!

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