Tired of Seeing Ugly Stormwater Retention Ponds? This Presentation Discusses How Stormwater Management Can Be Made Attractive

Polluted stormwater runoff is the number one threat to water quality in the Puget Sound and negatively impacts people, habitat, and wildlife. Sammamish has over 400 stormwater ponds which is a  traditional way to manage stormwater. While they may do the job, many have steep sides, chain link fence and concrete blocks making them unattractive.  By incorporating goals around education, safety, public relations, recreation, and aesthetics, stormwater management techniques can become a functional way to manage a problem while adding beauty to our built environment

Penn State professors Eliza Pennypacker and Stuart Echols recently came to town to discuss their book Artful Rainwater Design and present strategies to transform rain from a stormwater pollution and management problem to a way to enhance site design, provide multiple sustainability benefits, and celebrate rain for the precious resource that it is.  Attached is the PowerPoint presentation they gave:

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