South Bend has a combined sewer, meaning our stormwater mixes with our sewage in the same sewer system before being sent to the Wastewater Treatment Plant to be cleaned. But keep in mind, our sewer system only has a certain capacity. When we receive a lot of rain, the sewers fill up and begin to overflow. The only … More Historic Rainfall Causes Massive CSO, How Rain Gardens Can Help
Jeremiah Sult is a senior at IUSB studying sustainability. “As a returning intern, South Bend native, and resident, I am proud to be part of the overall progress and re-development of South Bend. I have enjoyed the numerous community engagement aspects while improving neighborhood aesthetics with rain gardens – which also serve important ecological functions. … More Meet the Team: Jeremiah Sult
The Bowman Creek team gave our final 2016 internship presentation last Thursday to neighbors, community leaders, partners, stakeholders, funders, and the mayor. Check out the full presentation playlist here.
Tim Brown is a recent Ivy Tech graduate who studied Environmental Design. “I am the lead rain garden designer, so I designed 8 rain gardens across the Southeast neighborhood this summer utilizing native plants as their root systems are tolerant to Indiana’s weather extremes. I also worked on the drinking fountain as well as installing … More Meet the Team: Tim Brown
BCe2 Team Leader Alicia Czarnecki is a rising senior at the University of Notre Dame studying Environmental Engineering, who shared with us the following: “I am serving as the BCe2 Summer 2016 Team Leader. It is exciting to work with such a diverse and talented team alongside a very passionate neighborhood association to do meaningful work that … More Meet the Team: Alicia Czarnecki
Ellen Londergan is a rising junior at the University of Notre Dame studying Mechanical Engineering, and she describes her BCe2 experience as follows: “Working for the Bowman Creek Educational Ecosystem has been a fun-filled and rewarding experience this summer. I have greatly enjoyed putting my classroom knowledge of engineering to the real world test while … More Meet the Team: Ellen Londergan
If you walk through Ravina Park, you might notice a new box that resembles a small house. That would be the new Abraham Arenas Little Free Library, built and installed by our intern Britney. The library stands right next to Britney’s suggestion box (which was installed a week ago). This library is part our our team’s initiative … More Ravina Park Gets a Little Free Library