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Green Infrastructure Partnership Meeting - Thursday, May 30 (2:00pm - 4:00pm)

LOCATION: Cromwell Park   Shoreline, WA

Directions to Cromwell Park

NOTE: In the event of rain, the meeting will be held at the Shoreline Library.

One of the most commonly cited barriers to installing green infrastructure like rain gardens and bioswales is how to maintain them over time. We’ll take a trip to the model City of Shoreline, the first city in the region to apply for Salmon-Safe certification. Shoreline has a decade of experience successfully maintaining roadside rain gardens and other innovative structures like the gorgeous 1.3-acre stormwater wetland in Cromwell Park. Wear comfortable shoes and pack some snacks. We will stroll to project sites to soak up secrets from the experts in this forward-thinking city.

Daniel Sinkovich, Utility Operations Specialist for the City of Shoreline, will give a practical perspective on sustaining GSI installations in Shoreline, which range from small rain gardens to the large-scale Aurora Corridor project. Learn how Shoreline approaches GSI maintenance, what’s worked, and the challenges. With more and more GSI installations as part of the City’s big-picture vision, how will O&M look in the future?

Madeline de Mahy, EarthCorps Project Manager, will share tricks of the trade for how she gets young adults in EarthCorps’ corps program motivated and excited to spend dozens of hours painstakingly weeding roadside rain gardens over multiple years. She’ll lead us on a 10-minute walk to a nearby roadside rain garden site where we can visit an EarthCorps crew at work. Bring your questions about long-term maintenance and the green jobs pipeline.

Aaron Clark, Director of Strategic Panrterships at Stewardship Partners will demonstrate an easy-to-use field protocol to assess rain gardens and bioretention facilities function and maintenance needs created in partnership with the City of Puyallup partnered and Washington State University Extension.