Do you want to save money on your landscaping? Or learn how to reduce runoff, improve stream health, and reduce flooding in the challenging hills and soils of SW Portland?
This workshop series will help!
Introduction to Stormwater Workshop:
Saturday, March 14th from 9am-3pm
Hands-On Workshops - Build the Best Practices:
Saturday, April 11th, 9am-1pm
Saturday, May 2nd, 9am-1pm
Saturday, May 16th, 9am-1pm (*pending receipt of additional project funding)
Participants then receive additional hands-on training as we install stormwater projects at two residential demonstration sites with varying types of challenging conditions. We work together to implement designs from the Introductory Workshop, with some additional consultation with each of the homeowners. Because we focus on different techniques and conditions at each site, participants are encouraged (but not required) to attend all workshops.
Portland Bureau of Environmental Services:
West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District:
For a cursory overview of the science, regulation and management of stormwater, and stormwater practices for challenging sites, check out the Stormwater Starts at Home presentation (PDF) from the May 2014 SW Hills Residential League quarterly meeting. If you would like a similar presentation for your SW Portland neighborhood, faith community or other group, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-823-2862.
If you are unable to attend the Fall 2014 stormwater workshop series and would like to receive announcements for similar workshops in the future, subscribe to the SW Watershed e-newsletter.