Works / K-12 Schools Metropolitan Learning Center / Portland, Oregon

Metropolitan Learning Center

GreenWorks worked with staff and students at Portland’s Metropolitan Learning Center to make their parking lot swale project a reality. To meet the school principal’s challenge of reducing the school’s environmental footprint, students from Jeff Creswell’s and Susan Beaird’s classes started to research and plan their bioswale. GreenWorks provided expertise for the two classes of 10 year olds as they navigated permitting, developed landscape and erosion control plans and implemented the 400 square foot parking lot bioswale. With a combination of classroom visits, community help, plan documents, and construction coordination, GreenWorks was able to offer the support needed for this important school project to go from dream to reality.