A Green Infrastructure/ Low-Impact Development workshop will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon, February 2, at the Texas A&M AgriLife Center at Dallas. Green infrastructure for storm-water or low-impact development (LID) refers to practices that manage storm-water in an urbanized setting in a way that minimizes impact to the environment, while increasing cost effectiveness and sustainability.
Best management practices include bio-retention, green roofs, rainwater harvesting and permeable pavement. These help reduce the volume and pollutant load carried by surface storm water runoff into rivers and lakes.
This training will provide background information on LID and provide a tour of LID structures at the AgriLife Center, which include bio-retention/rain gardens, green roofs, rainwater harvesting and permeable pavement.
Cost is $50. Location:17360 Coit Rd, Dallas. For more information and registration, call Nikki Dictson at 979- 575-4424.