Green Stormwater Infrastructure: Benefits, Construction, Regulation, and Challenges
Rain gardens, bioretention areas, stormwater planters and green roofs, referred to as green stormwater infrastructure (GSI), provide benefits to the landscape including habitat, aesthetically pleasing green design, flood control, cleaner water and erosion control. At the next Landscape Advisory Committee, Peter Schultze-Allen and Josh Bradt will review GSI terminology, state and local regulations, and steps to design, install and maintain a GSI system.
This presentation will also include an update on key features of the San Pablo Avenue Green Stormwater Spine Project and information on soil media, a typical plant palette and water conservation outcomes. The meeting will conclude with a facilitated group discussion, led by Peter Rosen, on the challenges and solutions to specific GSI projects. Come ready to share your ideas!
Peter Schultze-Allen, CPSWQ, QSP/QSD, RQP, LEED AP, a Senior Scientist at EOA Inc., specializes in the integration of public and private GSI projects, complete streets, sustainable landscaping, urban forestry practices and provides technical assistance to Bay Area municipalities.
Josh Bradt, Environmental Planner, specializes in GSI and watershed management and oversees the Bay Area Watershed Network. Prior to joining the SF Estuary Partnership, Josh was the Executive Director of the Urban Creeks Council and spearheaded the City of Berkeley’s Watershed Management Plan.
Peter Rosen, QWEL, BFQL, EPA Watersense Partner and prior President of California Landscape Contractors Association-East Bay, is the Owner of Dynamic Designs Landscape Solutions.
Meeting location: EBMUD Administration Building at 375 11th Street in Oakland on the second floor. The Administration Building is located near the 12th Street Oakland City Center BART station. Please arrive promptly. Light refreshments will be served.
Public transportation is encouraged. If public transportation is not an option, validated parking is available at the Pacific Renaissance Plaza garage on Webster Street. Bring your token to the meeting and EBMUD will validate. Please note, there is no parking available in the EBMUD parking garage.
Where: 375 11th Street, Oakland
When: Monday, February 3, 2020
To register: ebmud.com/rsvp
For more information, contact: Kristin.Bowman@ebmud.com or 510-986-7610.
photo credit: Peter Schultze-Allen