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LA_CES Specifying Soils: Local & Sustainable Soils & Stormwater Solutions

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The Mountaineers

7700 Sand Point Way Northeast

Seattle, WA 98115

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Cedar Grove LA-CES Event

Open House Hosted by Cedar Grove

Please join Cedar Grove for an open house designed to cover the range of soils available for use in landscape and construction applications. Our program features LA CES certified courses, a complimentary lunch, product samples, soil analytical data, and experts to answer technical compost, soil, and mulch questions.

The Mountaineers Club - 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Thursday, March 28th, 2019 From 08:00 am – 04:00 pm

  • All-day Open House
  • Certified LA CES Courses
  • Complimentary refreshments, breakfast, lunch, and small bites
  • Product Samples & Analytical Data
  • Compost & Soil Experts to Answer Technical Questions

Agenda

  • 08:00 – 09:00am Complimentary breakfast with informal Q&A on compost, soil, and specifications.
  • 09:00 – 10:00am Soils for Stormwater, Salmon, Orcas, and Plants with Howard Stenn, Stenn Design ($20 LACES)
  • 10:15 – 11:15am Clean Water at the Center of the Universe - The Aurora Bridge Bioswales with Rachael Meyer, Weber Thompson & Ellen Southard, Salmon Safe ($20 LACES)
  • 11:30 - 12:30pm Keynote & Complimentary Lunch - Role of vegetation and soil amendments in stream restoration and salmon habitat – Tim Abbe, Chief Science Officer – Natural Systems Design, Inc.
  • 12:30 – 01:00pm Break / Open House
  • 01:00 – 02:00pm Compost, Soils, and Mulches – Sourcing and blending of bulk materials for your landscape projects - Chris Cunningham & Kyle Sanders – Cedar Grove ($20 LACES)
  • 02:15 – 03:15pm Soils for Stormwater, Salmon, Orcas, and Plants with Howard Stenn, Stenn Design ($20 LACES-REPEAT of 9:00am Class)
  • 03:15 – 04:00pm Informal Q&A on compost, soil, and specifications.



LA CES Certified Classes


08:00 – 9:00am Complimentary breakfast with informal Q&A on compost, soil, and specifications.


09:00 – 10:00am Soils for Stormwater, Salmon, Orcas, and Plants with Howard Stenn, Stenn Design ($20 LACES)

What's the latest news on Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) and related uses of amended soil to manage stormwater runoff? Washington Stormwater Management BMPs recognize the benefits of adequate soil depth and organic content to slowing and cleaning stormwater flows, and making our surface waters habitable for Salmon and the Orcas that eat them. But concerns about nutrient discharges from some GSI applications has muddied the message about the value of compost in Green Infrastructure. Howard Stenn has helped local governments design and study GSI soils, and will provide an update and some context on the issues and solutions.


10:15 – 11:15am Clean Water at the Center of the Universe - The Aurora Bridge Bioswales with Rachael Meyer, Weber Thompson & Ellen Southard, Salmon Safe ($20 LACES)

For more than 80 years, polluted runoff from Seattle’s Aurora Bridge has been discharged untreated to Seattle’s Lake Washington Ship Canal, impacting migrating salmon and other aquatic life. That inspired environmentally innovative developer Mark Grey to join forces with Salmon-Safe and design team of Weber Thompson and KPFF Civil Engineers to convene a multiple organization partnership to treat runoff through rain gardens to improve the health of Lake Union. Rachael Meyer, Landscape Architect with Weber Thompson, and Ellen Southard, Project Manager with Salmon Safe will present three projects including the Salmon-Safe certified Data 1 Office Building, the Living Building Pilot Watershed Office Building, as well as a third bioswale being developed as a public private partnership adjacent to the bridge.


11:30 - 12:30pm Keynote & Complimentary Lunch –

Role of vegetation and soil amendments in stream restoration and salmon habitat – Tim Abbe, Chief Science Officer – Natural Systems Design, Inc.

Vegetation in the form of large trees down to microscopic carbon plays a critical role in structuring stream. Large wood dissipates hydraulic energy and stabilizes alluvial sediment, and creates a diverse assemblage of habitat. Small wood creates complex cover in streams and limits erosion. Microscopic wood increases soil, water, and nutrient retention as well increasing the number and diversity of beneficial organisms in the soil, all of which promotes vigorous plant growth that creates a self-sustaining cycle that not only sustains ecosystem diversity and productivity, but controls erosion, retains vast quantities of water, reducing flooding and improving water quality. The presentation will cover basic science and the landscape scale implications of vegetation on stream networks as well as showing how we use large wood, slash, and compost to restore this important cycle including examples of urban creek restoration in Seattle.


12:30 – 1:00pm Break / Open House


01:00 – 02:00pm Compost, Soils, and Mulches – Sourcing and blending of bulk materials for your landscape projects - Chris Cunningham & Kyle Sanders – Cedar Grove ($20 LACES)

Unlike most products which are manufactured in a controlled environment, the soil industry is an outdoor industry, susceptible to the elements, and faced with continually changing base materials and feedstocks. Learn how Cedar Grove navigates the complexities of sourcing loam and sand for topsoil, minimizing impact of weed seeds and other foreign materials in soil mixes, and ensures the highest quality soils, compost, and mulches for your projects.


02:15 – 03:15pm Soils for Stormwater, Salmon, Orcas, and Plants with Howard Stenn, Stenn Design ($20 LACES-REPEAT of 9:00am Class)

What's the latest news on Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) and related uses of amended soil to manage stormwater runoff? Washington Stormwater Management BMPs recognize the benefits of adequate soil depth and organic content to slowing and cleaning stormwater flows, and making our surface waters habitable for Salmon and the Orcas that eat them. But concerns about nutrient discharges from some GSI applications has muddied the message about the value of compost in Green Infrastructure. Howard Stenn has helped local governments design and study GSI soils, and will provide an update and some context on the issues and solutions.


03:15 – 04:00pm Informal Q&A on compost, soil, and specifications.



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