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Green Stormwater Infrastructure Planning and Design Workshop

Matt Ball on April 13, 2014 - in Announcement, Design/Engineering, Stormwater, Water

As April showers begin to fall and the snow of the long winter continues to melt, town managers, planners, landscape architects, and other natural resource professionals should be thinking about stormwater management. National trends in stormwater management are shifting towards volume reduction using small-scale distributed practices that utilize soils, vegetation, and natural processes to reduce the volume of and remove pollutants from stormwater runoff.

On Tuesday April 22nd and Wednesday April 23rd, Green Works – Vermont’s Nursery and Landscape Association – will be hosting a two-day intensive workshop titled Raising the Bar: Green Stormwater Infrastructure Planning and Design at the DoubleTree Hotel in South Burlington. The workshop will be focused on the use of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) systems and practices to achieve stormwater management goals and will include presentations on green stormwater design practices and principles as well as an opportunity to engage in hands-on site design. Noted speakers include David Hirschman, Program Director of the Center for Watershed Protection, Andres Torizzo, Principal Hydrologist with Watershed Consulting Associates, LLC, and Dr. Robert Roseen, Associate with Geosyntec Consultants.

Registration is open and available at www.greenworksvermont.org. The registration deadline is April 18th and registration fees are: for non-profit or government employees $85 for one day/$150 for two, for individuals $100 for one day/$180 for two. This workshop is the result of a collaborative effort between Green Works, the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation’s Ecosystem Restoration Program, the Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program, the Vermont Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association. Contact Kristina MacKulin at kristina@greenworksvermont.org with questions.

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