Point Assoc. Speakers Flooding, Resiliency and Green Infrastructure is planned for Thursday May 22 at the Harbor House

The first program this year in the Point Association’s (http://www.thepointassociation.org/)2014 Speakers Series on Flooding, Resiliency and Green Infrastructure is planned for Thursday May 22 at the Harbor House Great Hall 111 Washington St, Newport, RI 02840 (401) 846-1990

Entrance to Great Hall on Battery Street in Newport at 5:30.

Speakers will be from the RI Landscapers and Nursery Association (RINLA), and the program will present an overview of Green Infrastructure: using plants to minimize flooding in the residential setting.  The Point Association’s  Annual Plant Sale is following week-end at St John’s in the Point.

The guest presenters for this program will be the Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association (http://www.rinla.org/) Executive Director Shannon Brawley and Board President Catherine Weaver.  The presentation will include:

  • Short Intro on Newport Flooding: where and why?
  • Overview of Green Infrastructure: How and Why its works
  • What can homeowners do to reduce flooding on their property?
  • Q&A

The Point Association is seeking to present a collaborative discussion on flooding, sea rise and green infrastructure throughout the year.  Mark your calendars and join this conversation on May 22nd!  All are invited.