AWARE Colorado Update • April 2009
AWARE Colorado continues to visit communities around the state to inform local officials and others about tools and strategies to protect water quality. To learn more about the AWARE Colorado program or schedule a presentation click here.
Here are some new resources, articles and upcoming events.
• NEWS FROM AWARE
AWARE Colorado has launched a new, Web-based resource for those interested in examples of low impact development or green infrastructure in Colorado. The interactive state map identifies examples of various lid practices, including green roofs, swales, bioretention and porous/permeable pavements. This map is a part of the NEMO National Network's LID Atlas and builds on the efforts of the Colorado Association of Stormwater and Floodplain Managers' LID photo database.
If you have an example of low impact development or green infrastructure that should be added to the map, please fill out a short form including the location, type of approach being used and any additional information.
• NEW RESOURCES
Managing Wet Weather with Green Infrastructure Webcasts
April 28, 2009
May 12, 2009
For more information or to register, log on http://cfpub2.epa.gov/npdes/outreach.cfm?program_id=0&otype=1.
This “Frontline” documentary explores the impacts of polluted runoff on American waterways like the Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound. It addresses the many new pollutants being found in waters across the country that pose a threat to fish, wildlife and, potentially, human health.
For more information, log on www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/poisonedwaters/.
Green Roofs Tree of Knowledge
This database contains information about research on the economic, social and biophysical benefits of green roofs, and policy measures that have been implemented around the world.
Log on http://greenroofs.org/grtok/.
Green Roofs: Beautiful and Innovative Solutions to Stormwater Pollution
Archived audio version of a Feb.18, 2009 Webcast seminar. Three experts discuss the benefits of green roofs and share their experiences in the green roof movement.
• UPCOMING EVENTS
5th National Conference for Nonpoint Source and Stormwater Outreach
This conference will provide the opportunity to learn and share ideas on developing and implementing nonpoint source and stormwater outreach strategies that produce positive, measurable outcomes, comply with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System requirements, and can be successfully implemented with modest budgets. For more information, log on http://epa.gov/owow/nps/outreach2009/index.html.
Rural Philanthropy Days
• FOR MORE INFORMATION
To learn more about ways communities can prevent the impacts of land use on water quality, visit the AWARE Colorado Web site at www.awarecolorado.org.
AWARE Colorado is an educational program of the League of Women Voters of Colorado Education Fund.