Monday, April 24, 2017
Stormwater management — done decoratively — at the Portland Expo Center
Not wanting to eat the hot-dog and hamburger fare on offer at the Expo Center last weekend (what with shopping the HPSO plant sale in the morning and volunteering in the afternoon I was there all day) I planned ahead and packed a lunch. Wanting to enjoy the sunny day while eating, I ventured over to a part of the Expo Center I hadn't explored previously, and was rewarded with this...
The fine print reads: "Pacific Northwest's rainfall totals nearly 40 inches each year. The Stormwater Green Wall is designed to manage the stormwater that collects on Expo's Hall E exhibt roof, diverting it away from roads and sewers to healthy plants and vegetation..."
Some of the plants were just waking up.
The hexagon shapes are part of the Expo Center's logo. I love this! Then again I am a sucker for shiny metal and plants. They're speaking my language for sure. Maybe I'll have to venture back later in the season, to see how it looks then...after all stormwater is plentiful most, but not all, of the year. What do they do in the hot, dry, summer months? Do the plants go dormant?...
Weather Diary, April 23: Hi 56, Low 47/ Precip .24"
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