Albany workshop set on 'green streets'

"Green streets" - how they work and how to build them - will be the subject of an Albany workshop on Thursday, Oct. 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Linn County Extension Office, Old Armory Building, 104 Fourth Ave. S.W.

A fee will be charged. For additional information, visit water.

The city of Albany plans to send a representative. City Engineer Mark Shepard said Albany is interested from the standpoints of good stewardship and compliance with new regulations on handling storm water.

Jason King of GreenWorks PC, a landscape architecture and environmental design firm based in Portland, is one of the speakers. He has experience with green street projects large and small.

The concept is based on handling storm water without channeling it all to the nearest stream.

The workshop covers case studies of green streets ranging from urban environments to residential streets and county roads, as well as the latest information about previous surfaces for streets and parking areas, including porous asphalt, pervious concrete, pervious pavers and flexible grid systems.

The workshop is part of the "Storm Water Solutions" series sponsored by the Oregon Environmental Council and OSU Extension Service, with funding from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.


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