Management Scores of hydrologists, landscape architects, urban planners and community activists came together to “think outside the storm drain” in November as they pored over neigh- borhood maps and brainstormed stormwater management solutions at an Urban Watershed Planning workshop.
Participants in the collaborative event studied watershed maps to pinpoint the best areas for bioretention, filtration, permeable paving, rainwater harvesting and other sustain- able stormwater management techniques in a broad effort to recharge the City’s groundwater, reduce runoff, and enhance public space.
The five-hour event focused on the City’s north and west sides. An earlier workshop focused on the City’s east side. Top solutions from both workshops will be presented to San Francisco neighborhoods and residents and may be folded into San Francisco’s sewer system overhaul.
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Camp Mather Family Celebration January 30, 10:00 am–3:00 pm San Francisco County Fair Building Golden Gate Park
Introduction to Organic Gardening a
3-Part Workshop February 3, 10, 20 Preregister at: Garden for the Environment or call 415-731-5627
2010 Chinese New Year Festival and Parade Saturday, February 27, 10 am–4:30 pm Sunday, February 28, 9 am– 5 pm Grant Avenue from California to Broadway
2010 Waste Water Treatment Plant Tour
Upon special request. Please call for information. Tours to Southeast are cancelled in inclement weather. OCEANSIDE PLANT SOUTHEAST PLANT January 9 July 10 February 20 August 14 March 13 September 11 April 10 October 16 May 15 November 20 June 12 December 18 Please sign up in advance: 415-695-7341 or sfwater.org/tour. To learn more about waste water treatment visit sfsewers.blogspot.com.