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WEF Members Spread the Word About Water During the 2017 Boy Scout Jamboree

September 27, 2017

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In July, more than 30,000 Boy Scouts and their leaders from across the country converged in West Virginia for the National Boy Scout Jamboree. The event allows scouts to participate in outdoor activities and leadership training. It’s also an opportunity to give back to local communities. Pitching in for greening service projects During the 2017 […]

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WEF Volunteers Get Noticed at New Orleans City Hall

November 23, 2016

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Volunteers helped build a rain garden and bioswale during the ninth annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Community Service Project. Photo courtesy of Oscar and Associates.

Tim Moran, past chair of the Students and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC) WEF Community Service Project Subcommittee Tim Moran, Chemtrol product manager at NIBCO (Elkhart, Ind.), served as a co-chair of the SYPC Community Service Projects from 2012 through 2015. He became a member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) in 2011 and […]

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RainWorks Challenge Draws Students to Design for Stormwater Reduction

June 24, 2016

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Winners of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2015 Campus RainWorks Challenge showed the potential for stormwater management projects at universities. The designs showcased such benefits as mitigating 4540 Mg (5000 tons) of carbon dioxide in Texas, adding 803 m2 (8640 ft2) of pedestrian space in Maryland, implementing 29 green infrastructure techniques at a campus […]

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WEFTEC 2015 Volunteers Install Green Infrastructure in Chicago

January 29, 2016

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During WEFTEC 2015, 114 WEFTEC volunteers and approximately 20 community volunteers helped modify 264 m2 (2845 ft2) at the Pershing Magnet School (Chicago). Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.

On Sept. 26, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Students and Young Professionals committee (SYPC) hosted the eighth annual WEFTEC service project. Approximately 114 WEFTEC volunteers and 20 community volunteers helped construct a rain garden and outdoor classroom at the Pershing Magnet School (Chicago) for the project. Volunteers helped modify 264 m2 (2845 ft2) […]

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WEFTEC 2015 Service Project Exceeds Size and Scope of Projects Past

December 29, 2015

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When the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Students and Young Professionals committee (SYPC) planned the first WEFTEC® service project in 2008, no one predicted the ripple effect these projects would have on their surrounding communities. Each year the annual event has grown in number of volunteers, physical size of the project, or amount of […]

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GIWiz, U.S. EPA Tool, Promotes Green Infrastructure

December 16, 2015

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Green infrastructure includes a wide range of approaches, including rain gardens, which catch rain water for plants instead of letting it run off into storm drains. Learn about green infrastructure approaches that can help transform communities EPA’s report, “Enhancing Sustainable Communities With Green Infrastructure.” Photo courtesy of Alisha Goldstein, EPA.

The Green Infrastructure Wizard (GIWiz) helps public officials and communities clean waterways by providing access to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) green infrastructure resources. EPA’s Web portal provides information about the basics of green infrastructure, options for financing green infrastructure, and examples of how communities are using green infrastructure to revitalize neighborhoods and enhance land […]

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Step Out of the Conference Room To Participate in Unique WEFTEC® 2015 Events

July 29, 2015

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Opportunities to learn abound at WEFTEC® 2015. But even veteran attendees may not know all of the exciting, unique opportunities available during the annual event. WEFTEC 2015 goes beyond workshops, technical sessions, facility tours, and the exhibition. Attendees also can build gardens as part of the 8th annual community service project, attend or participate in an […]

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2015 Stormwater Congress Opens for Registration

June 16, 2015

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Registration and housing now is open for the 2015 Stormwater Congress. The conference is cohosted with WEFTEC® 2015, the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF’s; Alexandria, Va.) 88th annual technical exhibition and conference. Both events will be held Sept. 26–30 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Stormwater Congress registration gives attendees access to all that WEFTEC has to […]

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