May 17, 2014
In The Watershed Urban sustainability
ELMER PASEO STORM WATER IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
The Elmer Paseo features a bio-swale, a pervious concrete pathway, an infiltration trench, and a palette of native plants. The alley reduces flooding, has the capacity to infiltrate 6 acre-feet of runoff annually, filters and cleans polluted runoff, provides habitat for native birds and insects, and creates needed green space for the neighborhood. Since 2013, the Council for Watershed Health has implemented a comprehensive monitoring program to assess the performance of this small-scale alley to capture and treat stormwater and to provide additional benefits.
Kurapia was invited to participate in this important project by The Council for Watershed Health.