Client: City of Bellingham, WA
Case Study: Peak and Shew Design partnered to create a self-guided stormwater website for residents and visitors to learn more about the variety of stormwater management systems used by the City Bellingham. The resulting interactive Stormwater Discovery Tour features five locations in the City with maps, an original collection of photos, and custom interpretive information. With direction from city staff, we scouted five tour sites; captured, catalogued, and captioned photographs of features along the way; and developed content including maps and text to enhance the user experience whether onsite or remote.
Impact: Each of the five Interactive Stormwater Website puts the city’s stormwater education money to work in a completely new and innovative way. The website – accessible by desktop or mobile devices – educates people on ways in which rainwater travels through the natural and man-made landscape. Each of the five tour locations throughout the city has five to ten QR code markers so that passersby can interact with the landscape using their cell phones and learn how stormwater management is benefiting them and their city. Without stormwater systems in place, our cities would be muddy and unhealthy.
Testimonial: “In a variety of sites around the city, people can independently explore our urban and parkland areas while learning how the City works to maintain water quality, filter out pollutants, and prevent flooding. Peak and Shew Design did a great job bringing this rather complicated project from creative concept to completion.” Riley Grant, City of Bellingham Public Works, Environmental Education Coordinator