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7/7/2014

Handy guide to low impact development earns national award

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Mary Keltz, Public Information Outreach
Phone: (360) 397-6012 ext. 4
mary.keltz@clark.wa.gov

Vancouver, WA – A guide to low impact development will receive national recognition for Clark County during this year’s National Association of Counties annual convention July 11-14 in New Orleans.

The 31-page, spiral-bound booklet directs visitors to 35 sites with natural landscapes that help manage stormwater runoff. Featured projects demonstrate bioretention facilities, rain gardens, vegetated rooftops, rain barrels and permeable pavement.

Clark County Public Information and Outreach designed, edited and produced the guide on behalf of Stormwater Partners of SW Washington, a consortium of Clark County Environmental Services and the cities of Battle Ground, Camas, La Center, Ridgefield, Vancouver and Washougal.

Judging was by the National Association of County Information Officers. The Clark County entry earned a “meritorious” (third place) award in the category of multiple-page booklets.

Printed copies of Low Impact Development Tour Guide are available at the county’s Permit Center, Public Service Center, First Floor,1300 Franklin St. They include QR codes to find related videos. A web version is at www.StormwaterPartners.com. Funding was provided by a grant from the Washington Department of Ecology.

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