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Attend the Celebrating Green IDEAs Event on April 18

Community Invited to Attend the Celebrating Green IDEAs Event on April 18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 8, 2019

 

MEDIA CONTACTS

Tanisha Jumper, City of Tacoma, tjumper@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5152

Dan Voelpel, Tacoma Public Schools, dvoelpe@tacoma.k12.wa.us, (253) 571-1015

 

Community Invited to Attend the Celebrating Green IDEAs Event on April 18

 

Join the City of Tacoma and Tacoma Public Schools on Thursday, April 18, from 9:30 – 11 AM at IDEA High School (6701 S. Park Ave.) for the Celebrating Green IDEAs event. This event will showcase the partnership created between the City and IDEA to study the benefits of using permeable pavement as a means to filter out contaminants from stormwater runoff.

 

Five different permeable pavement compositions are currently being tested by Washington State University Puyallup Extension in IDEA's parking lot, with water sample test sites installed throughout to measure runoff during the rainy season. Washington Green Schools also worked with IDEA instructors to create a curriculum for a group of 21 students around stormwater systems and environmental engineering.

 

Attendees will help celebrate the completion of this collaboration and see firsthand how this research could help impact decades of stormwater system technology. The event consists of a short program with remarks from school, city and elected officials, followed by a shovel ceremony and a question-and-answer session with the students.

 

For more information and to RSVP for the Celebrating Green IDEAs event, visit the IDEA High School Facebook page.

 

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