On May 12, 2014, the Water Quality Enhancement
Committee hosted the Building Green Cities Baton Rouge Workshop to discuss
water management issues in East Baton Rouge Parish. The daylong workshop
highlighted the goals and action items of the City-Parish comprehensive
plan, FUTUREBR, as it relates to watersheds, wetlands, surface water and
water quality. The morning sessions were held at the LSU AgCenter Botanic
Gardens at the Ione Burden Conference Center. The afternoon sessions consisted of
visiting Episcopal Middle School and BREC Forest Community Park to observe
the design and use of raingarden and bioswale implementations.
At the conclusion of the workshop, several stakeholder
groups were formed with participants discussing opportunities to address
goals and action items of FUTUREBR.
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