Sustainable Education Garden
Upcoming Sustainable Education Garden Workshop:
The Nexus Between Water Efficiency and Storm Water: Success and Lessons Learned at City Hall
Wednesday, May 23 from 9am to 11am – A free workshop for Landscape and Storm Water Industry Professionals
The City of Santa Rosa is excited to announce a free workshop for landscape and stormwater industry professionals at the City’s new Sustainable Education Garden at City Hall. “The Nexus Between Water Efficiency and Storm Water: Success and Lessons Learned at City Hall” will take place on May 23, 2018, from 9am-11am.
Join Heaven Moore (Project Supervising Engineer, Storm Water, and Creeks) and Deb Lane (Project Manager, Water-Use Efficiency) as they discuss and show how landscapes can provide both stormwater quality and water supply benefits, and share some successes and challenges. More information...
The Transformation of the City Hall Sustainable Education Garden
- Drought tolerant, low water-use plants including California Natives which will meet the City's Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (PDF).
- Russian-River Friendly Landscaping Best Practices that work in harmony with the natural conditions of the Russian River Watershed.
- Bioswales and
bioretentionto capture and naturally clean storm waterrunoff onsite as explained in the Storm Water Low Impact Technical Design Manual (PDF).
- Rainwater harvesting.
- Community gathering area that will also be used as an outdoor classroom.
- Informational displays and interpretive signage.
A draft design was created as a result of a stakeholder workshop that included members of the public and the design community, along with the help of the project landscape architect and City staff. These initial design renderings were provided for public comment via this website. The comments received were taken into consideration by the design team to create the final design (links above). The design
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For additional information, please contact the Project Manager Deb Lane by email or call 707-543-4506
Funding for this project is largely provided by the State Water Resources Control Board.