Partners: City of Hinesville, Ga; Georgia EPD; Simonton Engineering; Georgia Power Foundations
Key researchers: Scott Pippin, Brian Bledsoe, Jon Calabria, Jess Brown
Project description: As part of the Hinesville’s downtown redevelopment efforts, we are facilitating the installation of nature-base stormwater infrastructure elements in the city’s central downtown park. This project will evaluate the success and performance of this installation as both a water quality and social amenity, and it will initiate a public environmental education campaign around NNBF based around citizen water quality monitoring.
Project goal: Improve stormwater management in downtown Hinesville. Innovate monitoring practices for these types or projects. Increase public awareness and acceptance of NNBF.
Project status/outcomes: Park construction is underway. Education and outreach efforts will begin in August.