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Highpoint Community's green infrastructure solutions for water management are the highlight of this WSNLA Landscape Learning Lab. Zach Chupa, Grounds Supervisor, will share challenges, solutions and lessons learned over 12 years of maintaining the communities bio retention pond, rain gardens, natural drainage system and porous concrete. Plus, much more. CPH & ecoPRO Credit Available

7/19/2018
When: Thursday, July 19
10am - 1pm
Where: High Point Neighborhood House
6400 Sylvan Way SW
Seattle, Washington  98126
United States
Contact: Holly Osborne
2536616055


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This learning lab will begin at the High Point Neighborhood House at 6400 Sylvan Way Seattle, WA 98126. Please plan to dress for your comfort as this learning lab includes a combination of an inside presentation and outside walking tour


 

About High Point

High Point's green infrastructure solutions for water management are the highlight of this WSNLA Landscape Learning Lab. Zach Chupa, Grounds Supervisor, will share challenges, solutions and lessons learned over 12 years of maintaining the communities bio retention pond, rain gardens, natural drainage system and porous concrete. Learn maintenance solutions that have worked, the evolution of plant material from original design to to the wide variety plant palette of today. Chupa will also share High Point's irrigation philosophy that delivers 95-98% supplemental irrigation for 120 acres, and discuss the community's drought tolerant landscape.
Click here to learn more about High Point Community. 
Click here for an article featuring High Point Community in Seattle Magazine.


About Our Guide
Zach Chupa is the Grounds Supervisor for the High Point Open Space Association for 8.5 years. He began working in the landscape industry in 2003 while working on his B.A. in Spanish and International Management and when he completed his degree, he moved to Seattle where he soon found the opportunity to oversee the High Point community natural drainage system. He strives to implement the most environmentally friendly IPM strategies in all facets of the managing the natural drainage system such as mulch mowing, promoting ideal cultural methods for vegetation, populating landscape beds with local/native vegetation and utilizing organic, non-toxic/pollinator friendly chemicals when truly needed. He currently lives in West Seattle with his fiancée, Jamie, and they are avid nature enthusiasts usually taking time to go hiking and kayaking whenever time allows.



We look forward to seeing you on Thursday. If you need to make contact the day of the tour, please contact Breanne's cell at 253-279-7061 or Holly's cell at 253-569-9633.


Sincerely,

WSNLA Administrative Team
(800) 672-7711, (253) 661-6055

breanne@wsnla.org  |  holly@wsnla.org

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