Valerian at CASFM 2019

Valerian is proud to be featured as a Keynote Speaker and Stormwater Restoration Case Study at the Colorado Association of Stormwater and Floodplain Managers in Crested Butte!

The annual CASFM conference will be held in stunning Crested Butte September 24-27th and will feature Founding Principal Susan Brown as a Keynote Speaker on Thursday morning at 9am. Susan will be joined by the St. Charles Ambassadors – a group of young adults who have guided the revival of St. Charles Place Park and preserved their community’s interests as new development moves into the historic residential neighborhood. Susan and the Ambassadors will discuss the partnership that was formed between the community and INDUSTRY and how a potentially contentious situation was avoided through transparent intent and thoughtful design.

Managing Principal, Cassie Kaslon, will also be presenting First Creek Park as part of the Stormwater Restoration Series with “A New Model for Park Design: Integrating Nature Play with a High Functioning Low Maintenance Stream”. Cassie will be joined by Frans Lambrechtsen of JACOBS Engineering and together they will discuss techniques for integrating nature play and HFLMS principles into First Creek Park. Utilizing the strengths of a multi-disciplinary team, unique strategies for promoting nature play were woven into Denver’s premier Nature Play park. Cassie and Frans will present on Wednesday at 3:30pm.

Finally, as a Gold Sponsor of CASFM 2019, Valerian will be hosting Friday morning breakfast and the golf tournament at The Club at Crested Butte. We are excited for another great year and to see all of our fellow stormwater friends – please be sure say hello if you will also be in Crested Butte!