Integrating stormwater project kicks off

My senior landscape design students are undertaking an exciting sustainable site design project this semester. Students met with local project partners - City of Bozeman - Stormwater Program and the Gallatin County Fairgrounds - this week to kick off our service-learning project. They are working on conceptual site designs to integrate a regional stormwater facility at the Fairgrounds that will regenerate urban ecological assets and create a community amenity. Some highlights were observing stormwater hard infrastructure up-close (including blocking off traffic to open a manhole!) and seeing drainage at work while it rained on our second site visit!