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Building Green Cities Workshop
Baton Rouge – May 12th 2014

The Water Quality Enhancement Committee is organizing a day-long workshop on May 12, 2014 to discuss water issues in East Baton Rouge Parish. The workshop will highlight the goals and action items of the city-parish comprehensive plan, FUTUREBR as it relates to wetlands, surface water, and water quality. Attendees will be provided with valuable information on opportunities to address these goals and action items. The workshop is designed for developers, planners, and engineers in East Baton Rouge and surrounding parishes.

Workshop Program : 

8:00am            STORMWATER MANAGEMENT EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH WATERSHEDS
                        Paul Kemp, G. Paul Kemp & Associates, LLC

8:15am            STORMWATER MANAGEMENT BEST PRACTICES
                        Warren Kron and Barrett Chaix, BR City Planning Commission

8:45am            OVERVIEW OF BIO-FILTRATION PRACTICES
                        Bob Adair, Houston Land/Water Sustainability Forum

9:30am            Break

9:45am            DESIGNING GREEN INFRASTRUCTUR
                        Margaret Robinson, Asakura Robinson Company, Houston TX

10:30am          GREEN ROADWAY RECONSTRUCTIONS & STORMWATER QUALITY MONITORING
                         Nick Russo, Harris County Texas Watershed Protection

11:15am          PANEL DISCUSSION

12:15pm          Box Lunch

1:00pm            Episcopal Middle School: BIOSWALES, RAISED STORM DRAINS, CISTERNS, RAINGARDENS
                        Dana Brown, ASLA, AICP, LEED AP of Dana Brown & Associates, Inc.

2:00pm            BREC Forest Community Park: PERMEABLE PARKING, BIOSWALES, STORMWATER RETENTION
                         Ted Jack, Assistant Superintendent of BREC)

3:30pm           Steele Burden Memorial Orangerie at Burden: Reception, Stakeholder Working Group Information & Signup

5:30pm            Adjourn

Read more about our guest speakers here. 

Find out about our sponsors here.

Continuing Education Credits:
Up to 8 CEU credits can be earned.  A certificate of attendance will be provided at the end of the 8 hour workshop.

  • American Planning Association (APA)
  • Landscape Architects (LA)
  • Louisiana Association of Engineering and Land Survey (LAPELS)
  • Certified Storm Water Inspector
  • Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED)

Location:
LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden
4560 Essen Lane (near Interstate 10) in Baton Rouge

Registration is $25 per person. The fee includes a box lunch and transportation to and from BREC Forest Community Park. Click the register button below for the link to our eventbrite registration!

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