Save the Rain update, upcoming events

Save the Rain upcoming events

City residents who attend any of these workshops are eligible to receive a free rain barrel. For more information about the workshops, contact Amy Samuels at 443-1757 or asamuels@oei2.org.

Art on the Porches11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday June 18, Ruskin Avenue, Strathmore

Hazard Branch Library 6:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday June 23

Save the Rain featured project

City Parking Lot No.21 (formerly the Downtown Farmer's Market) was a stormwater retro-fit project that included redesigning an existing half-acre asphalt parking lot into a more efficient and sustainable site. The project, located at the corner of West Washington and South Clinton streets, featured the installation of an infiltration tree trench with structural soil, six native shade trees, porous pavers, and a subsurface infiltration system.

The non-porous areas of the redesigned parking lot were repaved with standard pavement and re-striped to include spaces for plug-in hybrid CuseCars. The project is designed to capture 1-inch of runoff from both the lot and adjacent pavement areas, resulting in a total annual capture of approximately 462,000 gallons of stormwater.

"Save the Rain" program is a comprehensive plan to cleanup and restore Onondaga Lake that includes construction of traditional gray infrastructure projects and the development of an innovative green infrastructure plan to reduce the effects storm water pollution to the lake and its tributaries. Each month, we'll list upcoming Save the Rain events and feature an update on a noteworthy project. For more information, visit savetherain.us.

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