Course description: This course inspires coastal managers and planners to plan and implement green infrastructure projects to reduce coastal natural hazards in their community. The course consists of two parts ⎼ a self-guided online module that covers the basics and an in-person one-day event where participants interact with their peers and local experts. After completing the course, participants will be able to describe the green infrastructure practices that can reduce hazard impacts and build resilience in their community and list considerations for choosing techniques. Participants will work together to develop the beginnings of a green infrastructure plan that considers co-benefits, costs, and implementation through community engagement, partnerships, funding, and policy.
Continuing education credits: Participants can earn six hours of certification maintenance credits approved by the American Institute of Certified Planners and five core continuing education credits through Association of State Floodplain Managers.
Hosted by: ACE Basin National Estuarine Research Reserve, North Inlet – Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, NOAA Office for Coastal Management
When: Wednesday, October 16, 2019; 8:30am-4:30pm (check-in at 8:00am)
Where: Town of Mount Pleasant Municipal Complex, 100 Ann Edwards Lane, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
This is a FREE training with lunch provided. To register, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/naturebased
For questions, please contact: Abi Prochaska, ProchaskaA@dnr.sc.gov, 843-953-9363 Maeve Snyder, firstname.lastname@example.org, 843-904-9034
Maeve Snyder, Coastal Training Programs Coordinator
ACE Basin Coastal Training Program