Thursday, February 07, 2008

LID Storm Management Workshop

Greetings! We would like to invite you to our first LID stormwater management workshop. Please forward this email to your colleagues or associates who would be interested in attending.

City of Puyallup and Washington State University-Puyallup

Low Impact Development

Stormwater Research and Demonstration Workshop

March 6, 2008

WSU Puyallup Allmendinger Center 8 AM – 1PM

Join us to determine research needs and help develop research plans to assess the performance of low impact development stormwater management practices at WSU Puyallup. ATTENDANCE IS LIMITED and pre-registration is required. So please register for “Puyallup Event” at

8:00-8:25: Registration

8:25- 8:30: Welcome, Jon Newkirk, Director, WSU - Puyallup Research

and Extension Center

8:30-8:45: Overview of WSU Puyallup Storm Water retrofit project,

Curtis Hinman, WSU Extension Faculty

8:45-9:30: Overview of Low Impact Development Research in the

Puget Sound, Curtis Hinman, WSU Extension Faculty

9:30-10:30: Overview of Rain Garden Research in Wisconsin, Nick Balster,

Assistant Professor, Department of Soil Science, University of


10:30-10:45: Break and site walk around

11:00-Noon: Small group research brain-storming

Noon-12:45: Lunch provided

12:45-1:00: Wrap-up

1pm: Departure

City of Puyallup/WSU Stormwater Management Implementation Grant Project Summary:

The City of Puyallup, in partnership with the WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center has received a Department of Ecology grant to significantly reduce stormwater volumes and improve water quality treatment at the Center using low impact development (LID) management practices.

The retrofit project includes a significant research / monitoring component to measure the impacts of various LID practices. We are inviting interested parties to take place in a collaborative planning process to gather input and outline specific areas where research is needed.

The Center has been in operation for over 100 years. No stormwater flow control or treatment exists on the site and stormwater is discharged directly from these surfaces to Woodland Creek which confluences with Clark’s Creek and eventually the Puyallup River. Clark’s Creek is a salmon bearing stream and is a 303(d) water body. LID integrated management practices including bioretention and permeable paving will be installed to reduce impacts to receiving waters, as well as provide performance monitoring and public education for the Puget Sound region. The location of the WSU Puyallup Center affords the Puget Sound region with a sustainable opportunity to continually research and demonstrate LID stormwater management methods by viewing a system at work.

Tanyalee Erwin

Project Manager

Washington State University Puyallup Research and Extension Center

Solutions for the region; programs for its people

7612 Pioneer Way E.

Puyallup, WA 98371-4998


253.445.4571 fax

No comments: