Abstract Title

Session S-10B: Cleaning Our Waters: Moving Forward on Green Infrastructure

Presenter/Author Information

Aaron Clark, Stewardship PartnersFollow

Keywords

Stormwater

Location

Room 608-609

Start Date

2-5-2014 1:30 PM

End Date

2-5-2014 3:00 PM

Description

Between 2009 and 2011, the non-profit Stewardship Partners built over 100 rain gardens at schools, homes, parks and other highly visible areas, to demonstrate proof of concept and create early momentum around a simple but powerful tool for cleaning our waters. In 2011, that program became the 12,000 Rain Gardens for Puget Sound campaign, teaming up with Washington State University Extension offices in all 12 Puget Sound Counties. Now in it's second year, the 12,000 Rain Gardens Campaign has trained Master Gardeners in all 12 counties to offer technical support, education, and outreach to their communities and have registered over 1,000 rain gardens toward the goal. By promoting public awareness, training landscape professionals, developing and compiling key resources, and distributing the most current, science-based GSI information through a network of highly trained and educated volunteers as well as the 12000raingardens.org website, the campaign is helping the Salish Sea region to become a national and global leader in Green Infrastructure.

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May 2nd, 1:30 PM May 2nd, 3:00 PM

12,000 Rain Gardens for Puget Sound: A campaign to empower all 12 Puget Sound counties with Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Room 608-609

Between 2009 and 2011, the non-profit Stewardship Partners built over 100 rain gardens at schools, homes, parks and other highly visible areas, to demonstrate proof of concept and create early momentum around a simple but powerful tool for cleaning our waters. In 2011, that program became the 12,000 Rain Gardens for Puget Sound campaign, teaming up with Washington State University Extension offices in all 12 Puget Sound Counties. Now in it's second year, the 12,000 Rain Gardens Campaign has trained Master Gardeners in all 12 counties to offer technical support, education, and outreach to their communities and have registered over 1,000 rain gardens toward the goal. By promoting public awareness, training landscape professionals, developing and compiling key resources, and distributing the most current, science-based GSI information through a network of highly trained and educated volunteers as well as the 12000raingardens.org website, the campaign is helping the Salish Sea region to become a national and global leader in Green Infrastructure.