Saturday, December 10, 2011

Installation Complete!

December 10, 2011
Bob's crew from the zoo started the day early by placing the shrubs and grasses along the swale. The zoo has been very generous in their support of this project.
Special thanks to Bill Harris and his Coca-Cola crew of volunteers (about 30 strong) for doing the final planting this morning. It was a special treat to see the families out in support. I saw mostly happy faces. Everything was completed in about 1 1/2 hours - about half the time originally estimated.
The mulch provided the finishing touch.
Because of the early completion, we decided to just hold various interview and photo-ops (instead of the planned ceremony). I look forward to reading articles from Folio Weekly and The Resident, as well as seeing interviews conducted by Riverkeeper, Channel 4 News and First Coast News.
Next up - I will be meeting with COJ maintenance personnel to review with them our approach for the initial maintenance. This project is more than demonstrating LID technology - a critical aspect will be the demonstration of how to maintain these systems.

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