Landscaping for Stormwater Runoff: A Grand Rapids Case Study

Start Date
01/30/2019
End Date
01/30/2019
Description
Plaster Creek has been designated the most (worst) polluted stream in the west side of the state. The EPA estimates that 50-70% of surface water pollution is carried by stormwater runoff, and includes lawn/fertilizer nutrients. Dr. Warners takes a specific look at Plaster Creek to demonstrate how landscapers can design both commerical and residential spaces to minimize these detrimental effects.
Location
Lansing, MI
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Sustainable Development & Design
Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.0
Learning Outcomes
1. More carefully consider water patterns of movement when designing.
2. Understand the relationship between turf, fertilizer, drainage, and pollution.
3. Employ techniques learned for holding water on-site.
Instructors
Dr. Dave Warners works in the areas of Restoration Ecology, Plant Systematics and Evolution, Sustainability Studies and Faith-based Creation Care. His current research focusses on how to engage the local community to work together to restore health and bea
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Course Codes
GLTE33
Provider
Michigan Nursery & Landscape Association


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