Smart growth and watershed protection: tools for stormwater management, July 12, 2017, Spanish Fort, AL

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
9:00AM to 11:00AM
Spanish Fort Community Center Multipurpose Room at City Hall
7361 Spanish Fort Blvd., Spanish Fort, AL 36527
Register here.

Increasing land development along the Gulf coast has created concerns about stormwater runoff and resultant flooding and water quality issues in local bays and bayous. Smart growth strategies can offer solutions for local governments and the development community.

We’ll explore alternative patterns of development that include more compact neighborhoods, diversity in land uses, and accompanying stormwater solutions. Site, regional, and watershed scale issues are discussed, along with ordinances, codes, education, and funding recommendations. Many regional examples from the Gulf coast are used to demonstrate better methods of accommodating growth with effective stormwater management.

Join us for light breakfast and coffee/tea during this 2-hour lecture and discussion, then carry on with your day feeling inspired to consider innovative smart growth strategies in your field of work that can help create more resilient coastal communities and waterways where we live, work, and play. Whether you are a city planner, engineer, developer, watershed or floodplain manager, elected official, restoration practitioner, coastal resource manager, business or community member – come learn how all of our roles in community stormwater management are connected.

Registration is required for this free event. Please click here to register or visit https://smartgrowth-watershedprotection-al.eventbrite.com.

About the presenter: Christian Wagley is principal of Sustainable Town Concepts, a consulting firm working under the premise that one of the most environmentally-beneficial things we can do is to build healthy places for people. Christian is a certifying agent for the Florida Green Building Coalition and an accredited member of the Congress for the New Urbanism. He works with builders, architects, developers, and communities to create homes, buildings and landscapes that use less energy and water and are beautiful and durable.

Questions? Please contact Michael Shelton at michael.shelton@dcnr.alabama.gov or 251-928-9792 or Jacqueline Rose at gulfcoastaltraining@gmail.com or 251-929-8466.

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