School plans rain project
Two events are planned as part of a storm-water retrofit project proposed for Capitol Hill Elementary School, 8401 S.W. 17th Ave., which has more than 4 acres of hard, impervious surfaces, including a large parking lot.
The school is being studied by the city's Bureau of Environmental Services for a possible storm-water management project to help enhance the adjacent Tryon Creek and Stephen Creek watersheds.
The first is a design charrette exercise in the school library at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18.
The second is a workshop at 7 p.m. in the library Thursday, April 26. It will include information on problems caused by storm water, available technologies for treating it and a virtual tour of local storm-water facilities.