Jennifer Natali, Anneliese Sytsma and Ari Frink (MLA '17) shared their work on Green Infrastructure and Contra Costa County's Fifty-Year Plan at the State of the Estuary Conference in Oakland, CA on October 10-11, 2017.
To address the problem of aging flood control infrastructure and eventual need for facility replacement, they are defining a framework for identifying opportunities to integrate multi-functional green infrastructure into existing suburban development in Walnut Creek Watershed.
Their poster cluster presented three major perspectives of this effort: 1. Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems, 2. Infiltration Suitability Mapping, and 3. Land Use Planning and Policy.
Poster titles and links for download:
The 50 Year Plan for Next Generation Green Infrastructure in Walnut Creek Watershed: Restoring Watershed Services, Aquatic Ecosystems and Community Connections to Creeks
Soak It Up! Infiltration Suitability Mapping for Green Infrastructure Planning in Impervious Suburban Watersheds
A Menu of Land Use Planning, Policy and Funding Tools to Transform Walnut Creek into a Community and Ecological Asset