2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference NTC

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This is the community forum for 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference (#19NTC) registrants. Use this group ask and answer questions, talk about the sessions that you're presenting or that you're excited to attend, and find other attendees to connect with before or during the conference.

Rain Garden at the Oregon Convention Center!

  • 1.  Rain Garden at the Oregon Convention Center!

    Posted 13 days ago
    I lived the first half of my life in the Pacific Northwest and it is my terroir, part of my being. Now myself firmly situated in the City of Angels, 2019 has brought us cold and windy Pacific Northwest style rains. While seeking a solution to rainwater issues at my home, I came across the concept of Artful Rainwater Design (much of which originated in Portland) and an exemplary installation – the Rain Garden at the Oregon Convention Center!

    It is an creative and innovative site that treats rain as a beautiful and valuable resource with the message: rain from rooftop to river. Water from the 5.5 acre (!) roof drains into giant scuppers, drops into a series of biofiltration basins, and infiltrates into the landscape, sending hardly any water into the nearby Willamette River.

    I'll be visiting it and encourage others to take time to do the same; LMK if you want to hang out!

    You can also check out 47 more sites in a city leading in green infrastructure at the Landscape Architect's Guide to Portland OR. Welcome to my birthplace :)

    Oregon Convention Center

    Karen Borchgrevink
    Los Angeles CA

  • 2.  RE: Rain Garden at the Oregon Convention Center!

    Posted 12 days ago
    Thank you, Karen. I will be checking this garden out.

    Doug Agee
    Online Community Manager
    Trout Unlimited
    Salt Lake City UT