Bioretention and its various cousins (rain gardens, bioswales, street bioretention, stormwater planters) are becoming popular and widespread practices around the country and the world. Putting the “bio” into bioretention designs is of course important, but sometimes not the major focus of the design process. However, in the long-run, it is vegetation that everyone sees and that constitutes perhaps the major maintenance task. The webcast will provide guidance on how to design with long-term maintenance in mind, and how choices of vegetation can influence aesthetics, performance, community understanding and acceptance, the provision of multiple benefits, and (importantly), maintenance budgets. We will also address the hot issue of whether to include trees in bioretention planting plans.
****Lake County Stormwater Management Commission is pleased to announce that they will be hosting the Center for Watershed Protection webcasts for FREE!! The ”How to Pick the Right Vegetation for Bioretention & Its Cousins” webcast will be hosted on June 11, 12-2pm at the Lake County Central Permit Facility, 500 W. Winchester Road, 2nd FL Conference Room, Libertyville. To RSVP, contact Susan Vancil at email@example.com.****