Green Infrastructure Tour

posted Thursday, September 16, 2010        

Saturday, October 16, 2010
8:00 amto12:30 pm

Tucson is emerging as a regional and national leader in the implementation of green infrastructure strategies. Green infrastructure uses natural processes to provide environmental services. Many local examples use small basins to capture, clean, and infiltrate stormwater from streets and parking lots, while providing passive irrigation to gardens of native plants.

Join Watershed Management Group’s Green Streets-Green Neighborhoods Program Manager James MacAdam on a tour of some of Tucson’s finest applications of green infrastructure, including business parking lots that demonstrate Tucson’s new Commercial Water Harvesting Ordinance; residential neighborhoods that have been extensively retrofitted with street-side rain gardens; University sites that capture and utilize rainfall from rooftops and parking lots as well as waste water from AC units and water fountains; and green infrastructure in Tucson’s downtown redevelopment projects.

The cost of the tour is $20 per person, and includes van transportation as well as light breakfast and snack foods. The tour is limited to 14 participants, and registration is required. To register, contact James MacAdam at 520-396-3266, james@watershedmg.org. For more information, visit watershedmg.org.



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