The Oregon Coast receives an average of 70 inches of rainfall per year with the majority of the precipitation occurring during the winter months. The coastal ecosystem has adapted to these wet winters and dry summers by absorbing and storing the water in the wet season and providing it in the dry season. This relationship has been altered by the addition of impervious surfaces; resulting in excess surface runoff, frequent flooding, and system overflows. Fortunately, there are ways to address these stormwater challengers while also providing solutions for the dry season.
In this workshop you will learn:
The challenges and benefits of rainwater
Design principles to increase infiltration and storage
Do-it-yourself project ideas for rainwater harvesting and rain gardens
Discussion Leader: Audrey Sweet, Watershed Technical Specialist, Lincoln Co. Soil & Water District
Location: Oregon Coast Community College, South Beach Campus, Room 151, 400 SE College Way, Newport, Oregon, 97366
Date: Mar 22, 2018
Fee: Open to public; No charge but donations to offset facility fees welcome.
Please reserve a spot so we can prepare seating and handouts.