Watershed Webcast Focuses on Green Streets

On Wednesday, July 23, 2008, Clark Wilson, Senior Urban Designer for Smart Growth Program with the Environmental Protection Agency, and Ellen Greenberg, Visiting Practitioner, University of California Davis, will discuss how communities can more effectively manage rainwater and snowmelt where it falls in a Webcast titled: "Green Streets: From Gray Funnels to Green Sponges." Green streets can make great places, preserve water quality, and restore our nation's waterways. These and other practices are helping many urban communities like Portland, Ore. and Seattle address stormwater runoff as well as provide great aesthetic benefits. In addition, green streets and other environmentally friendly landscape designs can help minimize urban heat island effect, reduce a community's carbon footprint, and cool the planet.

T o register, visit http://clu-in.org/live/ - click on the July 23rd Webcast. link Archived audio versions of past webcasts are also available at www.epa.gov/watershedwebcasts.

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