NEWS

Olympic College: Greening the Parking Lot

Students, faculty and administrators commuting to Olympic College in Bremerton, WA are seeing stormwater treatment at work as they step out of their cars each day. Low impact development strategies (LID) and multi-functional landscape areas collect, treat and allow natural infiltration of polluted runoff. This project is one of 150 projects selected nationwide to participate in the Sustainable Sites Initiative Pilot Program.

 

To learn more about this project, click here.

Bellevue's Natural Drainage Maintenance Guidelines Posted

by Kathy Gwilym City of Bellevue recently posted their new Standard Details and Storm and Surface Water Maintenance Standards manual.  In the Storm and Surface Water Maintenance Standards manual, maintenance guidelines for natural drainage practices such as rain gardens/bioretention systems, green roofs, permeable pavements, etc have been incorporated.  SvR’s development of maintenance guidelines for natural drainage practices (NDP) for Bellevue’s Utilities Department was funded through a grant from King County Conservation District.  A copy of the maintenance guidelines for Bellevue’s NDP/Green Stormwater Infrastructure/LID elements along with sample maintenance inspection checklists can be found on our resources page and on City of Bellevue’s website, here and here.