Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Fairfax County Government Herrity Building
12055 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035
9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Wednesday October 8, 2014
Classroom portion from 9:30 am -11:30 am
Falls Church Community Center
223 Little Falls St.
Falls Church, VA 22046
Hands on portion from 12:30-3:00 pm
Cavalier Trail Park
Maple Avenue and South Washington Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
Best Management Practices are land-management and landscaping practices that control erosion and encourage runoff from rooftops and pavement to infiltrate into the ground. These practices are being promoted by local city and county governments because they reduce the amount of polluted runoff that flows into local waterways during rainstorms. This series of two workshops will provide introductory information to landscape professionals on residential-scale best management practices to reduce stormwater runoff and prepare landscape professionals to offer design, installation, and maintenance services to clients.
Part I of the training includes a classroom overview of local incentive programs available for homeowners, an overview of commonly used best management practices, a session on using native plants, and hands-on design exercise for a site that will be constructed during the second session
Part II includes a classroom session geared towards maintenance of these practices and a hands-on field experience building one or more of these practices.
The target audiences for these workshops are landscape designers, architects, engineers, inspectors, or installers who would like to learn more about the practices that are currently being promoted by local governments, how to incorporate native plant species into these practices, and how to maintain them in the typical residential landscape.
Certificate of Completion: Attendees who attend both training days will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Northern Virginia Regional Commission, certifying attendance at the full program.
Registration includes the following workshop materials:
Chesapeake Stormwater Network’s Homeowner Guide For a More Bay-Friendly Property
City of Falls Church Stormwater Utility Fee Credits Manual,
Arlington County StormwaterWise Landscapes 2014 Manual http://environment.arlingtonva.us/stormwaterwise/ ,
and a list of native plant vendors in the Northern Virginia area.