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Neighborhood Greenway Workshop — WATER

March 25, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


March 25, 2017
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Owen Brown Interfaith Center
7246 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD United States


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:

  • An intro­duc­tion to the Green Infra­struc­ture Net­work and ecosys­tem services
  • A guest speaker
  • A Stew­ard­ship Pledge Drive for attendees
  • Native plant give-away in exchange for stew­ard­ship pledges!
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.

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