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New Meetup: Rainwater Management, Big Picture- Capacity College Summer Leadership Colloquium

Joseph M.
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New Orleans, LA
Announcing a new Meetup for New Orleans Sustainable Living and Permaculture!

What: Rainwater Management, Big Picture- Capacity College Summer Leadership Colloquium
When: Thursday, June 23, 2011 9:00 AM

Where: Mahalia Jackson Early Childhood & Family Learning Center
2405 Jackson Avenue, Board Room
New Orleans, LA 70113

This is a seminar put on by the Neighborhood Partnership Network, geared mostly toward educating neighborhood associations on how to use the political process to meet the needs of their communities. The topic of this session is storm water management-- $800 million is set to be spent improving New Orleans's drainage system, and this seminar will cover the current plan, best practices, and related policies on subjects such as rainwater collection and permeable cover.

One often-neglected aspect of Permaculture is Invisible Structures, including organizational structures. It's difficult to change them if you don't know how they're currently configured and how they are already affecting you.

Here's the press release:

The Capacity College Summer Leadership Colloquium Series: Improve Drainage and the Appeal of your Street and your Neighborhood Clinic

Learn how you and your neighbors can improve drainage in response to rainwater that collects on your street and in your neighborhood. This can help you maintain, protect, and even increase your property value. Finally, learn from and ask questions of Sewerage and Water Board, state environment, and land-use representatives.

Facilitators Steve Picou, LSU AgCenter
Jeff Dauzat of the State Department of Environmental Quality
Scott Finnney, Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans
Jen Roberts, Bayou Land Resource Conservation & Development Council
Louis Jackson, CDM Engineering

Limited Seating Available! Register now & pay online:­ NPN Members: $10 Non-Members: $15 Become a NPN Member now!­ Questions? Call NPN at 504.940.2207 Email­

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