FLASHBACK TO 2007: At Water Balance Model Partners Forum, Sarah Howie showcased how Delta is implementing its rain garden program

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Landscape-Based Solutions

In 2006, Delta Municipality commenced its rain garden program. In September 2007, Delta was a host municipality for Showcasing Green Infrastructure Innovation in the Greater Vancouver Region: The 2007 Series. A featured project was the rain garden at Cougar Canyon Elementary School. This established the template for involving the municipality, schools and a neighbourhood in creating community rain gardens to protect the health of  downstream creeks.

2Sarah Howie_2007_v2_120pAt the Water Balance Model Partners Forum earlier in 2007 (March), Sarah Howie showed examples of rain gardens and infiltration swales to illustrate how Delta is implementing landscape-based solutions that solve drainage issues and create community amenities. This presentation captured the attention of other local governments. Above, the before and after photos below illustrate the filling of a roadside ditch with an Atlantis Rain Tank

Below are before and after photos for the parking lot rain garden constructed in Summer 2006 at Cougar Canyon Elementary School in North Delta.

To Learn More:

For details of these and other projects, click on Implementation of Green Infrastructure in Delta.

To read the complete and comprehensive story about the 2007 Forum, click on Inter-Governmental Partnership Rolls Out ‘Beyond the Guidebook’ at Water Balance Model Forum

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