Thursday, May 01, 2008

"Slow It, Spread It, Sink It" Storm Water Workshops

Storm Water is a critical issue in Los Angeles (read our recent post about it here).

That's why we're so proud to be the hosting venue for an upcoming series of workshops that help home and business owners take water matters into their own hands through creative design solutions.

This May, through an alliance of the Silver Lake Chamber of Commerce and the City of Los Angeles, Silver Lake's Materials & Applications will hold Saturday workshops at All Shades aimed at slowing, spreading, and sinking storm water before it reaches our storm drain system and flows out, untreated, to the ocean. 

Topics covered will include green roofs, water catchment, storm water planters, permeable paving, and landscape swales – all practical ways properties can capture and use storm water wisely.

The first event is this Saturday, May 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with Rainwater Catchment: Storm Water Management. Jenna Didier, director of M & A and Fountainhead Water Systems Design will lead a hands-on installation of a rainwater catchment system, including a review of rainwater fountains and irrigation systems.

The following two workshops will focus on green roofs and landscaping strategies for parking lots and driveways, respectively. You can view all the details and sign up here (35.00 for each).

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