Students share landscape design solutions at Gallatin County Fairgrounds Board meeting

  Kyle Anderson's illustration of an infiltration basin designed to treat neighborhood stormwater before enterring Bozeman Creek and create a community amenity.

Kyle Anderson's illustration of an infiltration basin designed to treat neighborhood stormwater before enterring Bozeman Creek and create a community amenity.

Back in November 2015, my students working with the City of Bozeman Stormwater Program and Gallatin County Fairgrounds, presented their site designs for sustainable stormwater management in an urban watershed. Toting along their gavel, recording equipment, and American flag, the Fairgrounds hosted their monthly board meeting at MSU, in which the students' presentations where the primary agenda item - a first in the fairgrounds history. the meeting drew folks from diverse disciplines who challenged the students with some complex questions! I'm so proud of the students who made this project possible - they performed with exceptional professionalism and developed exciting, plausible ideas for the site.  Their dedication and creativity has already led to new dialog among additional partners for future implementation of the project. A student illustration by Kyle Anderson has even been chosen as the cover image for a City of Bozeman annual publication! A special thank you to Kyle Mehrens, Frank Greenhill, Lori Cox, and Dennis Voehler for collaborating - I feel super lucky to be part of this work that has potential to regenerate Bozeman's urban ecosystem through green infrastructure design.