Stormwater Tree Trench Design Options Guide Training on Feb. 8

Tree Trenches
This training uses real-world examples, site conditions and scenarios to explain best practices for using the Stormwater Tree Trench Guide when planning a green infrastructure project.
February 8, 2022
On Zoom
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The Stormwater Tree Trench Design Guide was developed by the Providence Parks Department, Horsley Witten Group, the Providence Stormwater Innovation Center and the Southeast New England Program (SNEP) Network to help municipalities design and maintain greener, healthier, and more resilient tree trenches. The Guide is a tool to assist with the design process given specific stormwater objectives, site context, aesthetics, tree health, and maintenance capabilities. It is intended to encourage a creative, multi-functional design approach specific to each project’s needs, goals, and budget. The guide will help improve communication between designers and municipalities as they plan and implement their green infrastructure projects.
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Stormwater Tree Trenches incorporate all the benefits of street trees, but also treat polluted stormwater runoff and remove sediment that is detrimental to our urban water bodies and Narragansett Bay.  Tree Trenches are designed to mimic nature and use the natural filtration properties of soil and plants to remove pollutants from stormwater runoff, improving both water quality and the habitat of wildlife that use urban lakes, rivers and ponds.
The Rhode Island Green Infrastructure Coalition provides communication resources, trainings on maintenance of green infrastructure installations, and shared knowledge on successful sites and green infrastructure installations around the state.
Nature At Work is a newsletter designed and distributed by the Rhode Island Green Infrastructure Coalition to bring more green space news to our cities and encourage the use of nature to clean, protect, and cool our neighborhoods.  Because of climate change, we are seeing increased heat impacts in our city, especially where there are fewer trees, as well as issues with flooding and polluted runoff in our neighborhoods.

The Green Infrastructure Coalition is a collaborative of more than 40 non-profit organizations, businesses, and government agencies focused on using nature to reduce stormwater pollution. We develop projects to demonstrate the powerful role nature can play to create healthier urban environments. We promote policies to create sustainable funding for stormwater management and green infrastructure solutions. And we connect a wide range of partners to share lessons learned in the Providence Metro area and Aquidneck Island.

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