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Green Infrastructure for Clean Water:
Costs & Benefits to Our Communities

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 8:00-a.m.-5:00 p.m.
$60 members and conference affiliates. $70 general registration
Fee includes lunch and Arboretum admission
  

SUMMIT OVERVIEW
In Minnesota, water is an important yet vulnerable resource we need to protect. Using green infrastructure to manage runoff in the urban landscape plays an important role in cleaning our water and provides multiple benefits to our communities. Yet widespread use on public and private property still isn't the norm. The 2014 Clean Water Summit will focus on both the costs and benefits of green infrastructure in development projects, including the economic, social, and ecological factors. Participants will learn how we currently value clean water, why we need to change the way we think about water as a finite resource, and tools and strategies that have been used to develop green infrastructure projects, leading to more partnerships, more implementation, greater acceptance, and cleaner water in our communities.
  

SUMMIT HIGHLIGHTS
   
Charles Fishman - Journalist and author of The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water

InVEST and ‘The Natural Capital Project': Emerging Economics of Natural Capital and
   Ecosystem Service
  
Dr. Stephen Polasky, Regents Professor and Fesler-Lampert Professor of Ecological/Environmental
   Economics, Department of Applied Economics/Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior,
   University of Minnesota

Community Change Through Green Infrastructure
  
Tom Brownlow, Retired City Administrator, Charles City, Iowa

Weighing The Triple Bottom Line: Tools to Demonstrate the Value of Green Infrastructure
   in Your Community

   Matt Metzger, ENV SP, PE, Barr Engineering Company
  

ALSO FEATURING: CASE STUDIES
Hear from developers, land owners, designers, regulators and agency staff who will provide answers to
key questions on project drivers, key partnerships, costs and benefits, education and outreach and,
of course, lessons learned!

From Fields to Wildflowers: A Developer's Perspective on Green Infrastructure in
   Residential Development
   Fields of St. Croix, Cloverdale, Wildflowers at Lake Elmo

Tiny Little Green Infrastructure...Big Results! Lessons Learned in
   Stormwater Management for Small Businesses

   The Tiny Diner, 7-Sigma

Aiming Out of the Ballpark for Sustainable Stormwater Management
   Lowertown Ballpark and the St. Paul Saints

Green Infrastructure and Restorative Landscapes
   The Prospect North Partnership through Story Boards


Plus: Networking at the Arboretum - stick around for Happy Hour!
  

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The Clean Water Summit will bring together attendees from both the public and private sector who are interested in learning not only why, but how they can promote and implement green infrastructure in their own work.This includes: municipal stormwater managers engineers public agency staff landscape architects policy makers private land owners contractors and builders property managers community planners designers educators.

 


Presented by the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in collaboration with Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, with support from University of Minnesota Extension

REGISTRATION
Register online or
call 612-301-1210
  

SUPPORTING SPONSOR
Minnehaha Creek Watershed District logo

Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District
  
CONTRIBUTORS

Amercan Society of Landscape Architects - Minnesota Chapter
Anchor Block
Barr Engineering
Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, University of Minnesota
Capitol Region Watershed District
Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District
University of Minnesota Extension
  

PRODUCT SPONSOR
Great Harvest Bread Company

  
ENDORSING ORGANIZATIONS

Applied Ecological Services
Carver County Water Management Organization
City of Eden Prairie
Freshwater Society
Minnesota Erosion Control Association
Minnesota Landscape & Nursery Association

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Minnesota Water Research Digital Library
Mississippi National River and Recreation Area
Nine Mile Creek Watershed District
Prior Lake-Spring Lake Watershed District
Sea Grant Program, University of Minnesota
  

Learn more about the 2014 Clean Water Summit.
  

SUPPORT THE SUMMIT!
Financial Sponsor: Please contact Beverly Anglum at (952) 443-1407 or anglu001@umn.edu to discuss options and benefits for your organization.

Endorse: This no-cost option shows your support by helping to promote the program to your constituents. Contact Leslie Yetka at lyetka@umn.edu to confirm your endorsement.

 

 


Photo: Barr Engineering Company