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Green Infrastructure Partnership Meeting - Thursday, April 18 (2:00pm - 4:00pm)

Google Maps link. Parking promises to be a challenge in this busy area of Seattle. Street parking can be found with some driving, but may require an extra ten minutes for finding parking and walking to the Cascade Peoples Center. We highly encourage mass transit options.
What you will hear:
The Cascade People's Center has a rich history in the rapidly redeveloping South Lake Union, holding a legacy of sustainability-focused neighborhood enrichment. For this month's GrIP topic, we will explore the rain catchment and filtration system that feeds the toilets and laundry and tour a rain barrel silo that was an important GSI demonstration before Seattle had widespread adoption of GSI technologies. Come tour the cistern that feeds the toilets and laundry system, check out the rain barrel silo, and hear about upcoming stormwater improvements to come as part of the Eco Center expansion currently in design. As we tour these awesome features we will hear about the important social and environmental justice work that happens here from Sandy Pernitz of the Department of Neighborhoods, Allison Rinard Executive Director of the Common Acres, and the staff at the YMCA.

Sandy Pernitz
has been working on the Seattle P-Patch Community Gardening Program team for the past 20 years. She graduated from Huxley School of the Environment with a degree in Human Geography and Environmental Policy and has a community organizing and social work background. Certified in Permaculture, she is interested in how community-based gardening transforms and connects the urban environment and the people in it.

Alison Rinard is the executive director of the Common Acre and Alley Cat Acres and is a force for sustainable neighborhood development, coordinating many projects that incorporate food access, GSI and pollinator health. Allison will talk more about the work they coordinate from the Cascade Peoples Center and the ongoing plans for the Eco-Center redesign and some of the GSI features incorporated.