The Latest Innovations and Strategies in Green Infrastructure

Today at Cascadia College at UW Bothell, close to 200 green-infrastructure leaders from around Puget Sound are gathering at the third annual Green Infrastructure Summit hosted by Stewardship Partners and the City Habitats Coalition to discuss the latest innovations and strategies.

Swale on Yale (Yale and Harrison streets) near REI's flagship store, downtown Seattle. © TNC

Throughout the day, these practitioners will dive into discussions and presentations that span a wide-range of the green infrastructure world, including:

  • innovative implementation projects that include Hillside Paradise Parking Plots Project and Clearwater Commons
  • the intersection of transportation and green infrastructure, featuring lessons learned from municipalities locally and nationally
  • the role of trees in addressing stormwater
  • tracking and prioritization mapping tools, including Sound Impacts
  • and much more.

Rain garden and storm drain. Photo by Michael B. Maine.

Woven throughout the day is a theme of green jobs and youth pathways. Providing the foundation will be an opening panel that explores how and why organizations around Puget Sound are working to build the diversity of the green-infrastructure workforce. This panel includes presentations by Paulina Lopez of the Duwamish Valley Youth Corps and Derek Hann of the Snohomish Conservation District’s Veterans Stormwater Action Team.

Check out the full agenda.

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The Puget Sound Green Infrastructure Summit is a City Habitats event hosted by Stewardship Partners. The planning committee includes The Nature Conservancy, Washington Environmental Council, City of Seattle, Salmon Safe, WSU Extension and MIG|SvR.