This notice is posted on behalf of Amanda Popken, co-chair of the university’s green roof project committee. The installation will be for the purposes of testing a variety of plants and planting systems. If you would like to volunteer, please get in touch with Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Shorthorn ran a story 3/25/08]
[Schematic of planting plan 3/20/08]
I am proud to announce that we have a date for installation! As stated in the forwarded email below, we will be working Friday April 11th and will need some volunteers to help. We volunteers will be working from about 10am to 6pm (with an hour lunch break somewhere in there), for at least two-hour shifts. So if you’re interested, please email me your availability, and I’ll confirm with you whether or not we already have our 8 volunteers for that time slot.
Thanks so much to all of you for your interest and ongoing support. I’ll continue to keep you updated on the plans to monitor this experiment and on the white paper we will be preparing for the university and community at large.
“Hopman, David D” <email@example.com> wrote:
We have chosen April 11 as the date for the installation of the green roof. Larry Harrison has suggested that we keep the people involved to a minimum for reasons of safety and logistics. There will be several things to do as we will be installing the roofing systems, soil, irrigation, and plant materials. We will be moving and installing about 30,000 pounds of soil. We need about 6-8 volunteers willing to help at any given time. If more people want to get involved, we could sign them up in shifts. The materials will start to be delivered around April 1 and will be stored for a week or so over in the Wetzel center, then trucked to the freight elevator at the life science building on Friday the 11th (weather permitting). I am in touch daily with various vendors and UTA staff for this “Beta” extensive green roof.
Can you coordinate the volunteer effort?
Thank you again for your help.
David Hopman, ASLA
The University of Texas at Arlington
School of Architecture
Landscape Architecture Program