|Topic(s):||Floodplain Management , Land Conservation , Stormwater Management , Wetland Protection|
|Priority Issue(s):||Community Resilience , Habitat Conservation , Nutrient Impacts , Water Quality|
|Host Partner(s):||Weeks Bay Reserve|
|Location:||Weeks Bay Reserve Resource Center|
Bioretention Design & Vegetation: Coastal Low Impact Development Design Workshop Series
Date: January 28, 2015
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm. Doors open at 8:00am so come network over coffee and treats
Location: Weeks Bay Reserve Resource Center, 11525 US 98, Fairhope, AL (Under the US98 Fish River bridge between Fairhope and Foley)
Announcing a part one of the workshop series focusing on innovative stormwater best management practice design using low impact development techniques. Attendees will learn about all aspects of design, construction, vegetation, and maintenance practices as well as have the opportunity to design the BMP. Design and engineering professionals, landscaping professionals, MS4 managers and staff and agency representatives will benefit from attending. Participants will gain more knowledge about using each practice to capture stormwater runoff and improve water quality. These workshops are companions to the Alabama Low Impact Development Handbook.
Weeks Bay Reserve Coastal Training Program works diligently to offer timely and valuable workshops at a price that benefits its constituents. Registration fee is $50.00 for each workshop or $175.00 for all four. Fee includes workshop materials and lunch. Continuing education (CEUs: 0.6, Hours: 6.00 per event) has been approved through the Office of Professional and Continuing Education, Auburn University. Contact the Coastal Training Program at 251-928-9792 for assistance or more information. Space is limited. Workshops are a collaboration of Auburn University, Alabama Cooperative Extension, Baldwin County Soil and Water Conservation District, Weeks Bay Foundation, Weeks Bay Reserve Coastal Training Program and cleanwaterfuture.com.
Registration closes on January 20, 2015 for the two January workshops. Registration closes on February 17, 2015 for the two February workshops. No refund of registration fees is available after registration closes. Workshop organizers reserve the right to cancel the workshop due to circumstances that make the event nonviable. Fees will be returned upon organizer cancellation. Space is limited to 30 participants.
Payment by check or purchase order is accepted. Please make all checks or POs payable to the Weeks Bay Foundation Inc. Mail to:
Weeks Bay Foundation
11401 US Highway 98
Fairhope, AL 36532
For payment by credit card, please contact by phone Mike Shelton at 251-928-9792. For other needs email to email@example.com.
Jason Zink, PE, PhD, Zink Environmental PLLC. As a professional engineer with 10+ years of experience, Jason Zink specializes in assessment, engineering design, and monitoring of ecological restoration projects, including stream restoration and innovative stormwater management. He has previously worked as an educator and researcher at North Carolina State University, and is now the Principal at Zink Environmental, PLLC.
Katie Dylewski, MS, Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University. Katie Dylewski has over 5 years experience working with local watershed groups to implement low impact development, especially related to the vegetation and maintenance recommendations. Her portfolio includes bioretention, bioswales, vegetated filters, stream enhancement and restoration, and rain garden stormwater control measures. Most recently, Katie was one of the primary authors on the Alabama Low Impact Development Handbook.
Funding for this workshop is provided in part by the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, administered by the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.