TITLE: Green Stormwater Opportunities for a Sustainable Future
Speakers: Steve Hubble, Boise City Stormwater Program Coordinator
Steve Hubble is the Stormwater Program Coordinator for the City of Boise providing overall guidance for the city’s stormwater program and ensuring the city’s compliance with our Municipal Stormwater Discharge Permit. He also supports other Public Works programs related to sustainability and energy. Prior to his move to Boise, Steve worked fourteen years with Stafford County Virginia in various roles with their Public Works Department. Steve lives in Boise with his wife Sarah.
Approved LACES course
Green infrastructure is a cost-effective, resilient approach to managing wet weather impacts that provides many community benefits. While single-purpose gray stormwater infrastructure—conventional piped drainage and water treatment systems—is designed to move urban stormwater away from the built environment, green infrastructure reduces and treats stormwater at its source while delivering environmental, social, and economic benefits. Learn how Boise and others, are looking to create opportunities to develop green storm water approaches in their communities.
1. Understand what current opportunities are there for green stormwater management
2. Learn about the sustainability efforts at the City of Boise with stormwater management
3. See how the City of Meridian is working to ensure environmentally responsible and sustainable programs for the number 1 growing city in Idaho
4. A walking tour that provides an introduction of significant parks in Downtown Boise that are named after some of the great women who influenced the City of Boise. This tour will highlight the unique history of the parks and their role in the development of Boise.