Upcoming webcast to address managing rainwater, snow melt

EPA's Watershed Academy sponsors free monthly Webcasts for watershed practitioners from around the globe. On Wednesday, July 23, 2008, Clark Wilson, Senior Urban Designer for Smart Growth Program with the Environmental Protection Agency, and Ellen Greenberg, Visiting Practitioner, University of California Davis, will discuss how communities can more effectively manage rainwater and snow melt where it falls...

WASHINGTON, DC, July 14, 2008 -- EPA's Watershed Academy sponsors free monthly Webcasts for watershed practitioners from around the globe. On Wednesday, July 23, 2008, Clark Wilson, Senior Urban Designer for Smart Growth Program with the Environmental Protection Agency, and Ellen Greenberg, Visiting Practitioner, University of California Davis, will discuss how communities can more effectively manage rainwater and snow melt where it falls.

Green streets can make great places, preserve water quality, and restore our nation's waterways. These and other practices are helping many urban communities like Portland and Seattle address stormwater runoff as well as provide great aesthetic benefits. In addition, green streets and other environmentally friendly landscape designs can help minimize urban heat island effect, reduce a community's carbon footprint, and cool the planet.

Join us for this Webcast to learn how your community can incorporate more green designs into long-term urban and transportation planning. To register, visit http://clu-in.org/live/ - click on the July 23rd Webcast link.

Archived audio versions of past webcasts are also available at www.epa.gov/watershedwebcasts.

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