Great Rivers Greenway and Filtrexx Present: Designing Living Retaining Walls

May 26, 2016; 8:30am – 12:00pm


Location: Great Rivers Greenway Offices
6174 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112

Living wall projects are designed to be “green” infrastructure projects that enhance the environment while stabilizing a slope. The “green” part of the design gives the structure a unique ability to treat storm water in a vertical prairie, reduce the heat island effects of a hard surface wall and provide green habitat for the birds, insects, worms and other species that help promote a healthy environment in a community.


8:00 – 8:30 AM – Sign In

8:30 – 9:15 AM
John Shively, P.E., Millenia Professional Services of O’Fallon
A review of slope assessment, engineering of walls, site design and wall

walls9:15 – 9:45 AM
Roy Gross, St. Louis Composting
Discussion on growing media and the benefit of compost for healthy
plants and longevity of a green wall

9:45 – 10:00 AM – Break

10:00 – 11:00 AM
Mark Woolbright, Filtrexx
New innovations in Living Walls and their benefits for any landscape

11:00 – 11:45 AM
Doug Bauer, DJM Ecological
Green Wall maintenance and picking your plants with an eye on
longevity, durability and changing climate conditions; how do we
maintain a living prairie?

11:45 – 12:00 PM
Overview of wall installation basics

Designing Living Retaining Walls: Registration