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Residential Stormwater Best Management

What are Residential Stormwater Best Management Practices?

What incentives are local governments offering to install them?

How do I design, install, and maintain these practices in accordance with local regulations?

How can I ensure my client’s landscape is eligible for the incentive?


Residential Stormwater Best Management Practices Workshop

Part I

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Fairfax County Government Herrity Building
Room 107

12055 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035
9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Part II

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
http://chesapeakestormwater.net/2013/04/homeowner-bmp-guide/,
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.


Registration

Workshop space is limited; please pre-register at http://www.novaregion.org/forms.aspx?FID=99 by Thursday July 10, 2014. For more information, please contact Corey Miles at

Dates and Locations are as follows:

Part I: July 16, 2014
Fairfax County Herrity Building
Room 107
12055 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Part II: October 8, 2014
Classroom portion from 9:30-11:30
Falls Church Community Center
223 Little Falls St.
Falls Church, VA  22046

Hands on portion from 12:30-3:00
Cavalier Trail Park
Maple Avenue and South Washington Street
Falls Church, VA  22046

Lunch will not be provided.  


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