Living Schoolyards as Stormwater Infrastructure

It was an honor to be a part of the conversation at the 'Living Schoolyards as Stormwater Infrastructure' workshop put on by SFPUC this month. Sharon Danks, BTD Principal, with Green Schoolyards America and SFPUC put on a workshop that brought representatives from the San Francisco Public Works, SFPUC, San Francisco Unified School District, Education Outside, Friends of the Urban Forest and other organizations to learn and discuss how to work with stormwater on schoolyards in ways that improve the environment for students.

Brigit Teichmann presented on the process and successes of her work with the city of Berlin holistically improving the schoolyards while implementing innovative stormwater infrastructure. It's refreshing to see people from so many sectors diving into this and to see inspiring examples of this work in place.