RAIN GARDEN, CISTERN, AND GREYWATER BASICS
Wednesday, September 7 from 6:30–8:30PM
At Renton Highlands Library, 2801 NE 10th St, Renton
Don’t let our seasonal rains overwhelm your garden or basement. Learn how you can manage rainwater more effectively and sustainably through rain gardens, swales, french drains, cisterns and other methods. Owner of Stone Soup Gardens Jake Harris will discuss the sources and impacts of stormwater runoff, as well as how to minimize its impact and maximize its benefit.
Register at https://rentonnyc090716.eventbrite.com
RAIN WATER HARVESTING APPLICATIONS
Thursday, September 15th from 2 - 4 pm
At South Seattle Community College-Georgetown
6737 Corson Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108
(Parking fee $3)
What do we do with all the water we harvest from our rainy northwest climate? Join the Green Infrastructure Partnership (GrIP) for a discussion around our investment in rain catchment systems. We will be joined by Designer and Contractor Ken Blair of Rainbank – Rainwater Systems, who will offer his expertise, instruction, and help facilitate a group discussion. Ken, who has been harvesting rainwater since before it was legal to do so in Washington, will discuss using rainwater for irrigation systems, laundry systems, potable systems, flushing toilets, and more. This will be an excellent topic for folks who are interested in installing cisterns, rain gardens, and greywater systems.
Ken Blair Bio:
A rainwater collection systems designer and consultant, Ken Blair has designed and installed residential and commercial, potable and non-potable systems, primarily in the northwest United States for 15 years and consults and manages builds nationwide. Ken is an accredited ARCSA Professional, Inspector Specialist, Designer / Installer and Life Member & Pacific Coastal Regional ARCSA representative. Ken is tapped by architects, engineers, government agencies and related professional associations to provide lectures or participate on expert panels to discuss rainwater collection systems design and builds.
GrIP Purpose Statement:
The Green Infrastructure Partnership is a group of nonprofit, government and community-based organizations working with the public to offer solutions to stormwater pollution. Our participants do this through education, technical assistance and incentive programs. Our purpose is to increase networking, collaborating and coordinating opportunities for public engagement. Our goal is to bolster voluntary adoption of green infrastructure as a viable, affordable and effective solution to reduce stormwater runoff polluting Puget Sound.
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