Cincinnati State to participate in Green Outdoor Weekend | Public Spaces
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati State will be one of the more than 120 venues open to the public Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 22-23) for the Great Outdoor Weekend, a regional effort designed to promote healthy outdoor activity.
The featured event will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23 – a guided tour of Cincinnati State’s new rain gardens and other stormwater control structures, installed as part of a groundbreaking initiative with the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati.
In addition to rain gardens on the eastern and western slopes of the hilly Clifton campus, the project led to the installation of cisterns, permeable pavement, an enlarged bio-detention pond and several other ecologically-friendly features designed to keep as much rainwater as possible on the grounds and out of MSD’s sewers. The campus is now being studied by MSD and the U.S. EPA to test the merits of such “green” engineering approaches to stormwater management. The college, meanwhile, added to its already substantial collection of woody and herbaceous plants, and has folded the stormwater management project into its curriculum across several disciplines. Visitors will also have a chance to see Cincinnati State’s Frisbee golf course (http://itd1.cincinnatistate.edu/copperleaf/index.htm) and tour the college’s manicured grounds.
Sunday’s tour will begin at the Cincinnati State Greenhouse near Ludlow & Central Parkway, 3520 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45223. The campus will be open during daylight hours both days for self-guided tours.
For more information please visit http://www.greatoutdoorweekend.org/.