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Creating Livable Cities in Wake County

  • Ridge Road Baptist Church 2011 Ridge Road Raleigh, NC, 27607 United States (map)
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  • When: Friday, February 23rd at 12:00 noon
  • Where: Ridge Road Baptist Church
  • Cost: FREE (Attendees bring their own lunch. Snacks & drinks are provided.)

Members of the LWV-Wake Environment Committee will present a panel discussion of environmental concerns and strategies for creating livable cities within Wake County. Discussion topics will include clean water, transit, and open space.

In preparation for this Timely Topics Lunch in February, Jackie Giordano, Jane Hortelano, and Eve Vitaglione of the Environment Committee made a rainy winter day field trip to the Walnut Creek Wetlands. The Walnut Creek Wetland Center has implemented a number of Green Stormwater Management practices. Pictured here are a few of them:

  • A winter rain garden with the seed-bearing stems of wildflowers draining a circular driveway, a bioswale bordering the parking lot that drains into a rain garden planted with tall graceful grasses, and a large cistern which supplies water for the Center’s toilets.
  • Nearby, St Ambrose Episcopal Church has installed a sizeable rain garden to collect and filter runoff from their parking lot before it reaches Walnut Creek.  Even now in winter, Jane and Jackie can see the signs of water-loving plantings such as needle rush, river oats, and cardinal flower.
  • Both of these sites illustrate the work being done to protect and develop clean drinking water in Wake County.
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More on this, open space, and transit will be showcased at the Timely Topic Feb 23!

This event is FREE, but we request that you register via Eventbrite by clicking the button above.

Earlier Event: February 22
League 101
Later Event: March 7
Tour of NC Legislature