Curtis Hinman

Public Invited to Preview WSU Puyallup Center LID Transformation

PUYALLUP, Wash. – Construction is underway to transform the Washington State University Puyallup Research and Extension Center into a full-scale research lab and demonstration facility on the application of low impact development techniques. The phase 1 retrofit of the 114-year old facility will control stormwater runoff that can carry pollutants into nearby waterways, and measure […]

Interest Runs High for Low Impact Development Certification and Research

TACOMA, Wash. – A series of Washington State University Extension workshops on low impact development techniques for professionals in the development and construction industries has proven so popular that there are waiting lists for the final workshops. The series is the first LID training program offering certification from WSU Extension for those attending the workshops […]

WSU Puyallup to Get “Green” Stormwater Control Retrofit

PUYALLUP, Wash. – The City of Puyallup in partnership with Washington State University Puyallup Research and Extension Center has been awarded a $1 million grant to retrofit the WSU Puyallup campus to significantly reduce stormwater runoff. Stormwater runoff is a major source of pollutants in salmon-bearing waterways and ultimately in Puget Sound. The project will […]

Where Does All of That Rain Water Go?

TACOMA, Wash. — Where is all of the rain water of the past several weeks ending up, and more importantly to WSU Extension educator Curtis Hinman, how is it getting to its final destination? How development of once open, plant-covered spaces changes stormwater movement over and through the landscape is one of the greatest threats […]