NPN is partnering with a group of water professionals and enthusiasts, known as Water Wise NOLA, to offer two sets of workshops, one on how to manage rainwater on your property and the other on how to develop and implement neighborhood-wide rainwater management plans. These workshops are free and open to the public.
Retaining water strategically on our properties means less water entering the municipal drainage system, less overfilling of city drainage pipes and canals, less burden on our pumping system, fewer pollutants in Lake Pontchartrain, less subsidence or sinking and shifting of our streets and foundations, and less worry.
The first set of workshops, led by Water Wise, will focus on looking at the big picture of rainwater management, understanding the basics of green infrastructure, assessing drainage on our home lots, implementing recipes for drainage improvements, and building and installing rain barrels.
Following the Water Wise workshops, NPN's Capacity College will be offering a course aimed at building the capacity of neighborhoods to organize, develop and implement rainwater management plans. Participants will learn how to assemble a planning team, conduct a visioning process in their neighborhood, identify opportunities for implementation, and explain the process of creating a neighborhood rainwater management plan.
Workshops will be held over the next year in the following neighborhoods:
Water Wise workshops
October 28, 2014, 6 p.m. - St. Peter Claver Catholic School, 1020 North Prieur Street, Treme
November 2014 - 7th Ward
January 2015 - Central City
February 2015 - Broadmoor
April 2015 - Lower 9th Ward
May 2015 - Gentilly
June 2015 - Algiers
July 2015 - Mid City
Capacity College workshops
December 2014 - Treme/7th Ward
March 2015 - Central City/Broadmoor
June 2015 - Gentilly/Lower 9th Ward
July 2015 - Algiers
August 2015 - Mid City
to sign up for a Water Wise workshop today.
For more information about the Capacity College workshops, and to sign up, please contact Paul DeManche at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (504) 940-2207
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