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MARCH LUNCH MEETING: 21st Street Complete/Green Street Improvement Project

21st Street in Paso Robles was built on land that once served as a branch of the nearby Salinas River. Historic runoff along with urban development resulted in frequent flooding, poor pavement, and inadequate facilities for bicycle and pedestrian traffic. With an Urban Greening Grant, the resolved to develop the first green/complete street project on the Central Coast. Project accomplishments included reducing the frequency and severity of street flooding, increasing groundwater recharge, improving the quality of stormwater runoff reaching the Salinas River, implementing traffic calming measures, shading the street with trees, promoting infill and redevelopment, providing Class II bike lanes, and improving pedestrian accessibility.

The presentation will be lead by Andy Rowe, a registered Professional Civil Engineer with Cannon, served as Project Manager and Lead Designer for the project. The presentation will focus on design and construction of the unique project stormwater features such as stormwater bio-retention areas and a daylighted creek channel within the right-of-way, along with highlighting lessons learned and how they can be applied to future projects.

A site tour will be led by Matt Thompson of the City of Paso Robles. Those interested in attending the tour should meet at the northwest corner of Spring Street and 21st Street at 11:30 am.

Paso Robles Inn
1103 Spring Street
Paso Robles, CA 93446

Date & Time:
Thursday March 19, 2015 - 12:00 pm (noon)

Members and Guests $20 by RSVP ($25 at the door)
Students $10

We ask if you sign-up, please be sure to attend - some venues will charge the Branch for every seat we reserve, regardless of the actual attendance. If for any reason you will not be able to attend, please contact Ryan Hayes ahead of time to be removed from the guest list. If you have specific dietary restrictions or have questions, please contact Ryan Hayes.

Buffet style lunch including hot tri-tip sandwiches, ranch beans, Mediterranean orzo pasta, salsa and bbq sauce.

Click here for more information and to sign up.

Interested in sponsoring a future meeting? A $200 donation to our scholarship fund will also bring you recognition at the meeting and in our newsletter following the meeting. Please contact Liz Moody for more information.

ASCE Student Chapter
Cal Poly SCE meets twice a month on Wednesday evenings. All members of ASCE are invited and encouraged to attend. Please see the SCE website for information regarding special events and ongoing activities.

Click here for Student Chapter Website.


Newsletter and President's Message

Current Edition
JULY 2013 (pdf) (condensed)
  President's Message
JULY 2013



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