Will Waller reports that he met "this morning with Mike Parsen and Professor Charles Quagliana for a field tour of the surface water runoff problem that borders Eagle Heights Community Garden and Bill’s Woods. Water flows from the hill crest that divides the gardens and BioCore Prairie. It travels through the garden’s weed and leaf staging area, then through the woods to the old Owen Drive segment that runs in Bill’s Woods. The water accelerates quickly on the old cement roadway and flows into the recently constructed swale system along the Lakeshore Path.
Professor Quagliana thinks this is an appropriate project for one of his Capstone Study teams. These are teams of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) students supervised by Engineering faculty and professional mentors. Being in their senior year of study, they are ready to research real world problems and propose solutions. Capstone students have done consulting work for clients like the Arboretum and Epic Systems." The Friends look forward to support this project as it unfolds.
Gisela Kutzbach and contributors