Green Infrastructure Talk with Kacia Tolsma
Come to our second Streamkeepers talk of 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.
This event is part of a series of talks hosted by the Still Creek Streamkeepers for the year of 2020. Every month, our talks will feature speakers who are doing work related to streams, wildlife, stewardship, water quality, salmon and more. For a list of upcoming talks for the year, visit: