Bringing Bioswales to Life

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ASLA online learning opportunities are open to all. ASLA members may purchase this presentation at a reduced rate.
Start Date
09/29/2016
End Date
09/28/2018
Description
The use of bioswales to treat stormwater runoff by reducing Total Suspended Solids (TSS), Total Phosphorus (TP), and Total Nitrogen (TN) loads is an increasingly common Best Management Practice (BMP) throughout state and local jurisdictions. However, the successful design, construction, and maintenance of bioswales is proving to be difficult, as evidenced by poor vegetation establishment and unanticipated short- and long-term maintenance requirements of desired plantings. Plants are a vital component of bioswales for a variety of reasons, so when a bioswale does not have healthy, vigorous vegetative cover, we know the entire BMP is not functioning to its greatest potential. This webinar will present insight into how bioswales work, why creating fully functioning bioswales is challenging, and key factors in successful design and implementation, so that the fully integrated ecosystem of bioswales can be brought to life.
Distance Learning
Yes
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Design-Build
Development Trends
Horticulture / Plants
Project Management
Site Planning
Sustainable Development & Design
Transportation
Urban Planning & Design
Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.50
Learning Outcomes
1. Understand how bioswales function and why we use them.
2. Identify challenges to successful implementation of bioswales.
3. Recognize key components of good design, construction, and maintenance practices that affect the success of vegetation establishment in bioswales.
Instructors
Tobi Louise Kester, ASLA, PLA, AICP, CA, LEED AP
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Provider
American Society of Landscape Architects


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