Street Tree Saga and New Green Initiative

The last of our two Crape Myrtles was run over July 1 by an out of control driver on Holden – see the West Seattle Blog coverage here .

But we are not giving up on softening some of our hard surfaces. We are excited that Sustainable Seattle is working with us to bring a Rain Garden to our parking lot. A Rain Garden could help to mitigate some of the runoff from our roof and parking lot. Also, with the collaboration of Sustainable Seattle and HPAC, a Rain Garden at HPIC would help educate the neighborhood about storm water and air quality issues, and provide a demonstration of possible solutions.