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Neighborhood Greenway Workshop — WATER
March 25 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
A new non-profit in our area called Howard EcoWorks is doing outreach, education and restoration activities regarding Howard County’s Green Infrastructure Network, our most valuable ecological resources in the County. READY will build on past work in local neighborhoods where many rain gardens have been constructed. We will use the existing rain gardens, forest and the adjacent stream as focal points for our ‘Neighborhood Greenway’ education and outreach efforts. Three workshops will be held with focal areas of Water, Pollinators and Forests and each will include:
March 25, 2017, 12:30–2:30
Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia
Guest Speaker: Lori A. Lilly - “Perspectives on Ellicott City Flood Mitigation”
Registration — Click here to register! Open until 3/23.
Perspectives on Ellicott City Flood Mitigation
Ellicott City, MD has a history of flooding. The latest flood was experienced on July 30, 2016 and cost lives, businesses and significant damage to property. Efforts have been on-going to mitigate flood damage prior to the 7/30 event, and have increased since. Lori has been working with the community in both a professional and volunteer capacity since the 2011 Tropical Storm Lee flood to assist with mitigation. She will share knowledge gained from these experiences including the development and implementation of a watershed plan, initiation and implementation of a channel debris maintenance program, education and outreach efforts as Chair and Member of the Ellicott City Partnership’s Clean, Safe and Green Committee and voluntary service on the Ellicott City Flood Workgroup and Ellicott City Community Advisory Group.About the Speaker
Lori A. Lilly is Director of Howard EcoWorks and an independent environmental consultant. Lori directed a non-profit and implemented watershed restoration projects in Oregon for 3 years. She then worked for the Center for Watershed Protection for 5 years as a Watershed Ecologist / Planner where she led illicit discharge training, research and field projects across the nation. Lori is currently leading multiple water resource improvement projects in the Chesapeake Bay through her consulting business and grassroots watershed restoration efforts in Howard County.