The day will begin with classroom presentations providing an overview of several successful projects by the City and County of La Crosse and contractors followed by tours of these sites in the late morning/early afternoon.
City of La Crosse + Western Technical College = Successful Green Infrastructure– Hear and see how Western Technical College, RDG Planning and Design, and the City of La Crosse have teamed up to change the way Western Technical College operates by implementing efforts in land stewardship and urban conservation. Join us in a walking tour as the second phase of 8th street wraps up construction. Ryan Peterson and Greg Pierce, RDG Planning & Design; Bernie Lenz, City of La Crosse
Neighbors Helping Neighbors – Shovel Ready Industrial Development Learn how the City of La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin DOT, City of Onalaska, and neighboring properties have worked together to expand the International Business Park, connect a trail system, trade Stormwater treatment responsibilities, and help revitalize neighborhoods. Then tour the active construction site with many sediment and erosion control challenges including: extensive fill and grading, new road and utility install, steep slopes in adjacent WDOT right of way, off site drainage by-pass swales, wet ponds, and a rain garden. Bernie Lenz, City of La Crosse; Jeremy Tomesh, SEH Inc.
La Crosse County Landfill + City of La Crosse = A Holistic Approach to Storm Water Management and Conservation– La Crosse County is the only landfill in the State with Green Tier Certification (superior environmental performance). You will learn about the landfill’s Master Land Use Plan for the landfill property, which is used to guide the vision of establishing and maintaining the property as a sustainable community asset. It’s historic storm water management regulatory structure is regulated through the WDNR solid waste program and current storm water management compliance structure (Industrial Tier 2 Permit) under WDNR storm water program. Speakers will provide information on storm water management and erosion control BMPs as well as how the facility is currently now, and planning in the future, to re-use collected storm water. Brian Kent, SEH Inc.