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Coffee Break: Brentwood Bound – Historic Rain & Flooding Update

December 16, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Watch or listen to this Coffee Break recording!

Historic flooding has forced Brentwood Bound to think about how to support infrastructure, the neighborhood and new growth. Eric Gruenenfeld, Director of Parks & Recreation, will discuss his experiences as a member of the City’s Brenwood Bound Administration Project Team during unprecedented rainfall. Brentwood Bound was one of four local sustainability projects of our 2021 Annual Green Building Showcase

Brentwood Bound is a comprehensive set of solutions including a Deer Creek – Flood Mitigation project. St. Louis storms over July 25-26, 2022 dumped a little more than 9 inches of rain, the highest 24-hour rainfall on record. Michael Wysession, a professor of geophysics at Washington University as quoted by PBS stated, “The average rainfall for July and August combined in St Louis is 7.5 inches of rain and we got that in six hours.”

FEATURED GUEST: Eric Gruenenfelder, Director of Parks and Recreation, City of Brentwood
As a member of the City’s Brentwood Bound Administration Project Team, Eric has focused on the park and greenspace development as well as assisting with the procurement and management of grants related to Brentwood Bound. Eric Gruenenfelder has worked in municipal recreation for the past twenty years, spending the past eight years at the City of brentwood in his current position, Director of Parks and Recreation. Eric enjoys spending time with his family, playing and watching soccer, hiking and biking. 


December 16, 2022
10:00 am - 10:30 am
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