Green Infrastructure Talk with Kacia Tolsma

Jan 23, 2020 | Events, News, Stewardship

February 24, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Slocan Community Hall

This event is offered as part of the Still Creek Streamkeepers Talk Series. Click here to see the list of talks scheduled for the year.

This month’s talk looks at different examples of Green Infrastructure and its implementations in different cities with SFU Resource and Environmental Management Masters Student Kacia Tolsma. Green infrastructure is an approach to water management which restores or mimics natural systems through restored ecosystems and built structures such as green roofs, bioswales, rain gardens, and rehabilitated wetlands. This talk will consider bioswales in-depth, as Still Moon Arts is planning to lead the construction of a bioswale in 2021.

Speaker bio: Kacia Tolsma is a second-year graduate student in the School of Resource and Environmental Management (Planning). Her research focuses on engaging the public at the private property level to integrate green infrastructure in their daily lives. Kacia is the recipient of the 2019 CIP President’s Scholarship. Kacia is an intern with the Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT) at SFU, working on the Integrated Climate Action for BC Communities Initiative (ICABCCI). Kacia is currently the co-president of the REM Planning students Association. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Geography from the University of Victoria.

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