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Monroe Fairground Low Impact Development (LID) Demonstration Project

Text to be edited. Keywords: LID water management – Stormwater –
Pervious pavement demonstration – Rain garden

Click here to see the WA State Department of Ecology PDF for an overview of LID Stormwater grant program project, detailing project description, lessons learned, projected environmental benefits, public education, project cost, partners, site photos and map

Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream Parlor

The first environmentally-sustainable commercial building in Snohomish County, Barry and Shahnaz Bettinger own the Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream Company plant and café in Maltby, Washington a number of development strategies that provide natural stormwater infiltration, including the use of amended soils, pervious concrete surfaces, and recycled rainwater. In front of the café is a rain garden landscaped with herbs, berries, and native plants that flavor their products. The rain garden, constructed with amended soils, naturally infiltrates stormwater on site. Recycled wood waste materials amend the soil on the west slope of the site to reduce the amount of stormwater runoff and keep sediment from reaching the new pervious concrete parking lot.

Most of the hard surfaces, including the outdoor seating area, pathways, driveway and parking lot are made of pervious concrete that allows rainwater to seep directly through to the ground below. These permeable areas consist of layers of porous concrete overlaying crushed stone so that stormwater runoff, which often carries pollutants and contaminants, is filtered as it percolates through the layers. Along with protecting water quality, the permeability of these surfaces helps to reduce flooding and onsite erosion.

A bio-filtration swale within the public right-of-way replaces the standard curb, gutter and pipe approach and infiltrates stormwater through amended soils and plants in the contoured swale.

Combining these low impact development strategies negated the need for a fenced stormwater detention pond and related infrastructure, which saved the Bettingers $80,000 and the community a potential eye-sore.

– text above from the PDF{{link to www.sustainablesnohomishcounty.net/uploads/Snoqualmie.pdf – the SDTF Snoqualmie.pdf case study}}

Clearwater Commons

David imagined, fostered, and funded the development of an urban village

Text to be edited. Keywords: Wetlands – PIN – Community - Sustainable

Big Wood on 93rd

Chris Chase, Cottage Wërks developed and built

Text to be edited. Keywords: LID – Pervious concrete - Footprint

Going Green at the Beach

Porterworks Project

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Monroe Fairground Low Impact Development (LID) Demonstration Project

Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream Parlor

Clearwater Commons

Big Wood on 93rd

Going Green at the Beach