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Green Infrastructure Workshop

May 17

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One event on May 17, 2019 at 12:00 am

Green infrastructure offers a variety of nature-based and engineered solutions to help manage stormwater and foster community resiliency when facing coastal storms. To improve regional capacity, the Michigan Coastal Management ProgramMichigan Sea Grant, and Michigan State University Extension are offering one-day workshops — Introducing Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience — at two locations near Michigan’s eastern coasts in May 2019.

This is a great introductory course on green infrastructure, and is recommended for local government officials, employees, planners, and partners supporting community resiliency in coastal areas. Registration is limited to 50 people at each location. The workshop cost is $45, which includes lunch.

Course participants from land use planning, conservation planning, hazard mitigation, stormwater management, floodplain management, and local government departments will find this training useful and will learn how to:

  • Differentiate green infrastructure terms and concepts
  • Identify the ecological, economic, and societal benefits of green infrastructure
  • Recognize the wide variety of scales of approaches referred to as “green infrastructure”
  • Identify new or existing planning processes suitable for integrating green infrastructure techniques
  • Connect with local green infrastructure activities and experts

May 15, 2019 in Bay City at the DoubleTree by Hilton.

May 17, 2019 in Dearborn at U of M Dearborn– Fairlane Center South.