Events Calendar & Event-related Resources
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Upcoming Events
Presenting to developers, agency staff, designers, and the general public at the Oregon Environmental Council's Stormwater Solutions event in Grants Pass, OR. 2009.

Who should attend: anyone interested or engaged in implementing sustainable stormwater practices including commercial and residential contractors; public works staff; landscape architects, designers, and contractors; planners; architects; engineers; natural resource managers; builders; developers, homeowners.

Continuing Education Credits: These classes are likely to meet the continuing education credit requirements for engineers, archtitects, designers, contractors, and others.

Want these classes in your community? I am often willing to travel to some far-flung places in Oregon, Washington, and California to teach these classes to your audience. Contact me to discuss! (Prices vary depending on the overhead of the organization/institution offering the courses with me, but are pretty painless!)

Date & Time City Topic & Other Details


Sat,Apr 19th
Portland, OR

Stormwater Challenge Workshops: Build It!

Each week, we'll put shovels in the ground to learn about and implement best practices to reduce runoff on challenging sites. These sites have some combination of steep slopes, high seasonal groundwater tables, clay soils, and/or inadequate building setbacks and are not suitable for such practices as infiltration rain gardens. Click here for more info about practices.

We learn best by doing, so join us! On Sat, Apr 19th, we'll build two different porous walkways (mulch & rock) and restore the permeability of lawn, replacing it with a native shrub garden, an edible garden, or just putting back lawn. Over about 560 square feet of area, these practices, implementable where rain gardens are not, are predicted to prevent 11,200 gallons (1500 cf) of runoff annually. It's a small start, but easy to do, so come help us restore our urban watershed and then do it again somewhere else in the future!

Time: 9 am (sharp) - 1 pm

Location: Location will be emailed to you after you register.

Cost: Free, but YOU MUST REGISTER as we are capping participation at 14.

Register: Click here to register with SWNI

For more info: Contact Jen Seamans, watershed@swni.org or 503-823-2862.

Click here for the flyer.

Sat, Apr 3rd

Sat, Apr 26th

9 am - 1 pm

Newberg, OR

Rain Garden Workshop

Learn to locate and design a rain garden (first two hours) inside, then learn about construction and maintenance while mulching and planting a new rain garden on the George Fox University campus (last two hours).

Location: George Fox University, 1140 N Fulton St, Newberg Oregon, Duke Building, Room 405

Directions: Hwy 99W to Newberg, right on Meridian St, right on Fulton St, Building is on your right

To register solv.org/get-involved or http://greengirlpdx.com/Events.htm#drfpe

For more information: sonja.johnson@newbergoregon.gov (503.537.1282) or maria at greengirl@greengirlpdx.com (503.334.8634)

Cost: Free

What to Bring: Bring gloves and dress for the weather. Tools will be provided.

Sat May 10th

Time TBD

Central Point, OR

Rain Garden Workshop

Learn to locate and design a rain garden (first two hours) inside, then learn about construction and maintenance while mulching and planting a new rain garden on the George Fox University campus (last two hours).

Location: TBD

For more information & to register: I'll email out more about this event when we get closer, but if you're interested in getting updates specifically on this workshop, contact: Stephanie.Holtey@centralpointoregon.gov (541) 664-7602, Ext. 244

Cost: Free

What to Bring: Bring gloves and dress for the weather. Tools will be provided.

Download Resources for Past Events
Event Date
Topic or class
2013-10-24
Crash Course in LID
2013-06-08
Landscapes that Lower Your Energy Bill, Lake Oswego, OR
2013-05-04
Infiltration Rain Gardens, Clatskanie, OR
2013-04-04
Infiltration Rain Gardens, George Fox University, Newberg, OR
2013-03-30
Rain Gardens for Homeowners, Lincoln City, OR
2013-02-08
Rain Gardens for Professionals, Vancouver, WA
2012-10-29
Rain Gardens for Homeowners, Florence, OR
2010-10-20
Sustainable Site Planning for Residential Contractors (presented through MHCC)
various
Rain Gardens 201 Technical Field Class
various
Sustainble Principles for Land Development
2010-01-09
Sustainability Tour for Bend Sustainable Building Advisor Program
2009-12-18
Beaverton Pervious Concrete Tour
2009-11-18 LID from Start to Finish: Master planning a site considering the design, construction, and post-construction phases
2009-07-06
Rogue Community College: Sustainability Construction Career Pathyway Workshop (Sustainable Principles for Land Development for Educators)
2009-07-16
PCC: Summer Sustainability Institute (Sustainable Principles for Land Development for Educators)
2009-03-30
Sprout Soak It Up: Raingardens Class
2009-03-07
Willamette University: Economics of Sustainability
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Updated 5 May 2013