WMG is bringing our Green Infrastructure training to the valley and beyond this year—and we started with a March 2016 training to build a demonstration site at the Flood Control District of Maricopa County office in Central Phoenix. With the help of 25 city staff and design professionals from across the Phoenix Valley, we transformed a parking lot median into a water-harvesting rain garden. Check out our project photo gallery to see highlights of this work, courtesy of Harry Cooper at the Flood Control District.
Now you can join us at WMG's Living Lab and Learning Center for a parking lot retrofit. This one day training offers practical information and in-depth knowledge about the design, installation, and maintenance of Green Infrastructure (GI) and Low Impact Development (LID) features. The training will have a specific focus on GI and alternative materials for parking lots. You'll learn how to manage stormwater and brighten your community with healthy trees that provide shade and reduce flooding.
Who should attend: Engineers, planners, designers, environmental managers, and landscape professionals. Parks and rights of way managers, maintenance personnel, and arborists. Water professionals in storm water management, water conservation, and water resources.
Funds to support this project were provided by Arizona State Forestry's Urban and Community Forestry Program and the USDA Forest Service. A special thanks to Stantec for stepping up as the Gila River lead sponsor!