About the Webinar series
During late 2008 and early 2009, the Kansas Small Business Environmental Assistance Program hosted three online seminars focused on water quality protection. Each session was archived and is available to watch at any time (see below). A pdf version of each presentation is also available.
- Pervious Pavement
- Wildflower Infiltration Basins and Rain Gardens
- Rain Garden Maintenance and Lessons Learned
Speaker: Christy Martin, Executive Director of the Concrete Promotional Group
Date: November 13, 2008
Topic: Learn about the benefits and potential issues of pervious pavement, how it can be successfully implemented into most designs, and resources available to learn more.
Download PDF version of the presentation here.
Speaker: David Dods, Environmental Engineer at URS Corporation
Date: March 31, 2009
Topic: An overview of infiltration basins and rain gardens, including how they can be implemented into various projects and landscapes, examples of what’s been done, and available resources.
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Rain Garden Maintenance and Lessons Learned
Speaker: Lee Skabelund, Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture at K-State
Sylvia Michaelis, Infrastructure Support Manager, City of Topeka Water Pollution Control Division
Date: May 26, 2009
Topic: Hear from others who have installed wildflower infiltration basins and rain gardens. The session was geared toward how the systems were implemented, the challenges faced, plants being used, and what’s been done to maintain the rain gardens.