Green Infrastructure Helps Coastal Lands

From Forester Daily News:

In coastal North Carolina, stormwater managers are looking to green infrastructure to solve stormwater problems.  One successful green infrastructure project in Wilmington is the Wade Park Wetland. It was a $4 million joint project by the city of Wilmington, New Hanover County, and the state of North Carolina. The 17-acre park is on the site of a former wastewater treatment plant. Before the plant was constructed, the area was a natural wetland.

Completed in 2007, the wetland at Wade Park helps clean stormwater before it runs into the Hewletts Creek watershed and also reduces flooding in the area. The largest wetland in the area, it receives runoff from 590 acres, which is about 10% of the Hewletts Creek watershed…

Read the rest of the article at Forester Daily News HERE.

Address Change

Please be advised that our mailing address has changed. Any mail should be sent to:

LUSC
1836 Valence Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

Please disregard any reference to our previous address in old posts if we have missed them. We apologize for any confusion. Thank you!

Green Infrastructure Workshops – Sign Up Now!

Water Wise NOLA and the Louisiana Urban Stormwater Coalition (LUSC) will be holding two workshops on Green Infrastructure (GI), targeting the needs of key professionals for advancing GI in the Greater New Orleans area. The workshops are a full day and will be held in New Orleans at the Mosquito Control Center.

June 19th 2015
Workshop A: Design, Construction & Maintenance of Green Infrastructure

July 10th 2015
Workshop B: Green Infrastructure Planning & Policies

Each participant who completes the workshop will be a Certified Green Infrastructure Professional (either Design & Construction or Planning & Policy), and will receive a certificate from LUSC indicating such, which can be used to obtain the applicable continuing education credits (Landscape Architecture, AICP, AIA, etc.).

The workshops are sponsored by the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans and are offered free of charge. The number of attendees is limited.

Please see the PDF flyer HERE for more information.
Register online at http://tinyurl.com/LUSC-GI-register

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