Flooding has been a continual problem in the New Orleans neighborhoods. Water Environment Federation (WEF) has helped lessen the impact of rain water coming from the downspouts from the Treme Community Center’s 1394-m2 (15,000-ft2) roof with this year’s “Detain the Rain: The Treme Center Transformation” project. The project was organized by WEF Students and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC) and funded by sponsorships and donations, involved more than 175 volunteers from the local community and around the world. Over an 8-hour period the volunteers created a 121 m2 (1300 ft2) stormwater planter to manage runoff, educate passersby, and beautify the space.
Trotter and Associates, Inc is proud to be a part of one of WEF’s most visible service projects to date. Chris Marschinke, PE, a project manager from Trotter and Associates, Inc. helped lead the 2018 WEF Community Service Project with fellow SYPC subcommittee co-chair Natalie Cook from Donohue & Associates (Sheboygan, WI). You can read more about this community project by clicking on the following link: