Green Infrastructure

U.S. EPA Region 5 and FHWA Green Streets Webinar (March 1st, 2011)

Green Streets Webinar

Green Infrastructure Workshop (November 5th and 6th, 2009)

The Rain Garden Initiative hosted a green infrastructure workshop on November 5th and 6th at the Toledo Zoo titled "Managing Wet Weather with Green Infrastructure". This workshop featured speakers on a variety of topics, including stormwater management, greywater and water reuse, green infrastructure on brownfield sites, and much more! The second day was spent in the field visiting local examples of green infrastructure projects. The workshop was sponsored by the Rain Garden Initiative, in partnership with U.S. EPA and Tetra Tech. The local planning team included City of Toledo, American Rivers, Lucas Soil and Water Conservation District, Toledo Zoo, USDA-NRCS, and The Nature Conservancy.

For more information, including downloadable presentations, see the links below.

Here are links to the final agenda, maps and directions, and flyer.

Day 1 - Workshop Presentations (Cursor over for presentation information)

Green Infrastructure Introduction, By Hal Sprague, Center for Neighborhood TechnologyGreen Infrastructure Design Principles and Considerations, By Dan Christian, TetraTechPervious Concrete, By Wayne Moening, Ohio Ready Mixed Concrete AssociationImplementing Green Infrastructure on Brownfield Sites - Opportunities and Considerations, By Bob Newport, U.S. EPALife Cycle Assessment of Technologies that use Rainwater as a Resource, By Dr. Defne Apul, University of ToledoOperation and Maintenance of Green Infrastructure, By Dan Christian, TetraTechImplementing LID in Michigan, By Dan Christian, TetraTechLow Impact Development Stormwater Design and Installation Manual for the Lower Maumee and Ottawa River Watersheds, By Katie Swartz, American RiversGreenhouse Row, By Steve Day, City of Toledo

Day 2 - Green Infrastructure Tour (click the map below for an interactive map)