Saturday, July 31, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
Fayetteville Natural Heritage founding members create new fund to support the organization's effort to protect special natural areas in Fayetteville, Arkansas
Please click on individual images to ENLARGE view of Margo and Pete Heinzelmann celebrating the creation of a fund to protect natural areas in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on Pete and Margo Heinzelmann Day, July 30, 2010, in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
UA stream study confirms the affect of paving and filling in all the natural places has on the streams that originate in our city: Other students have been studying the Town Branch at 15th Street and another stream in the White River/Beaver Lake watershed as well as a couple in the Illinois River watershed
Stream study reveals facts that local conservationists have recognized for years. Wonderful that UA is actually studying its hometown. Far too much research is done far away, even half-way around the world.
American basketflower, Centaurea americana, at World Peace Wetland Prairie on July 26, 2010, can thrive in wet, lowland and steep hillsides in Fayetteville, Arkansas
Please click on image to enlarge view of Centaurea Americana on World Peace Wetland Prairie on July 26, 2010.
TODAY: Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. for the Managing Wet Weather with Green Infrastructure conference at The Fayetteville Town Center.
THE Illinois River Watershed Partnership INVITES YOU TO JOIN US FOR THIS IMPORTANT WORKSHOP ON GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE ILLINOIS RIVER WATERSHED TMDL. EARLY REGISTRATION BY JUNE 30, $35.
SPONSORED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS, IRWP, AND BEAVER WATER DISTRICT.
Managing Wet Weather with Green Infrastructure
Managing Wet Weather with Green Infrastructure Workshop
- Date: July 29 and 30
- Location: Fayetteville Town Center, Fayetteville, AR
- Cost: $35.00 until July 1, and $50.00 after July 1
- Contact Us
EPA Region 6, the Northwest Arkansas Stormwater Education Group, the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension, the Illinois River Watershed Partnership, and the Beaver Water District are proud to announce the "Managing Wet Weather with Green Infrastructure" Workshop to be held July 29th & 30th at the Fayetteville Town Center in beautiful downtown Fayetteville, AR.
What is Green Infrastructure?
Green infrastructure is an approach to wet weather management that is cost-effective, sustainable, and environmentally friendly. Green Infrastructure management approaches and technologies infiltrate, evapotranspire, capture and reuse stormwater to maintain or restore natural hydrology. Additional information on EPA's green infrastructure program is available at www.epa.gov/greeninfrastructure.
Participants will leave the conference with knowledge of tools and practices needed to effectively implement GI and different approaches to linking GI to prevent/mitigate water quality impacts. This meeting will be highly informative and will benefit all participants. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) may be available.
Anyone interested in improving their quality of life is welcome! Employees, managers and supervisors of organizations interested in learning about new opportunities and initiatives to "green" their communities. This includes, but is not limited to, those who work in:
- City, County and Regional Governments including:
- Environmental or Sustainability Departments
- Energy offices
- Departments of Public Works, Solid Waste, Parks and Recreation
- Water Departments
- Mayor’s Offices and Planning Departments
- Tribal Governments
- DOD Base Planning and Military Installation Administrators
- School Districts
- College and Universities
- Places of Worship
- Engineering and Architectural Firms
- Landscape Architecture
- Landscape Design
- Real Estate Development
- Vehicle Fleet Maintenance and Operations
- Energy Service Companies
- Renewable Energy Technology
- Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) working with local cities
- Homeowners’ Associations
7:45 - 8:30 Registration 8:30 - 8:45 Welcome, Introductions, Purpose 8:45 - 9:15 Managing Wet Weather with Green Infrastructure Overview of stormwater dynamics and defining the concepts of Green Infrastructure/LID Nelly Smith, EPA Region 6 9:15 - 10:00 Benefits of Green Infrastructure and Retrofit Opportunities Dan Christian, Tetra Tech 10:00 - 10:15 Break 10:15 - 11:00 Prevention, Listing, and De-listing of 303(d) Impaired Waterways Jim Wise, ADEQ 11:00 - 12:00 TMDLs - What does it mean for the Illinois River Watershed? Phillip Massierer, FTN Associates Claudia Hosch, Associate Director, Water Quality Division, EPA Region 6 12:00 - 1:00 Catered Lunch 1:00 - 1:45 Local Codes and Ordinances Dan Christian, Tetra Tech 1:45 - 2:30 Construction Site BMPs, Inspections, and Effluent Limitation Guidelines Jamal Solaimanian, ADEQ 2:30 - 2:45 Break 2:45 - 3:15 MS4 Reporting and Program Audits Nick Willis, ADEQ 3:15 - 3:45 Managing Nutrient Runoff through Arkansas' Nutrient Regulations Patrick Fisk, AR Natural Resources Commission 3:45 - 4:30 Fayetteville's 5-Year Nutrient Management Plan Bob Morgan, Beaver Water District Sarah, Wrede, City of Fayetteville 4:30 - 6:00 Green Infrastructure Reception - sponsored by the Illinois River Watershed Partnership
8:00 - 8:15 Welcome 8:15 - 9:30 Panel Discussion: Building a Case for Green Infrastructure - Clear Creek Stormwater Management and Flooding Mayor Lioneld Jordan, City of Fayetteville (moderator) Mayor Doug Sprouse, City of Springdale Jerry Davison, Clear Creek property owner Charles Rhodes, Clear Creek property owner Beth Breed, FTN Associates, Ltd. 9:30 - 9:45 Break 9:45 - 12:00 Incorporating Green Infrastructure in Northwest Arkansas:
- Bioretention (bioswales, rain gardens and green roofs)
Kyle Engler, Sam's Club
Brandon Nikolish, Wal-Mart
- Eco-Vista Landfill
Kirby Thompson, Waste Management
- Green Infrastructure Planning Project
Bob Caulk, Fayetteville Natural Heritage Commission
Bob Morgan, Beaver Water District
Patti Erwin, AR Forestry Commission
- Sager Creek Project
David Cameron, City of Siloam Springs
To register for the workshop, please download the registration form here (PDF) (1 pp, 92K).
For more information and directions to the Fayetteville Town Center, visit http://www.twncenter.com . A parking deck is available below the building.
There are many hotels in area but the closest hotel (a one block walk) is
The Cosmopolitan Hotel 70 Northeast Avenue Fayetteville, AR 72701 (479) 442-5555
If you have questions about the workshop or would like more information, please contact:
Nelly Smith Environmental Engineer Permits & Technical Assistance Section (6WQ-PP) NPDES Permits & TMDLs Branch Water Quality Protection Division US EPA Region 6 1445 Ross Ave. Dallas TX 75202 Phone: (214) 665-7109 Fax: (214) 665-2191
This workshop is offered to all persons regardless of race, sex, marital status, age, or any other legally protected status. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (large print, audiotapes, etc.) should notify the Washington County Cooperative Extension Service office as soon as possible prior to the program at (479) 444-1755.
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Last updated on June 14, 2010 1:29 PM