This workshop, entitled Developing a Low Impact Development Manual for Coastal South Carolina, is the first in a series of stakeholder workshops scheduled throughout the project year. The event will be held on January 16th from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm at the Marine Resources Research Institute at Fort Johnson in Charleston. This one-day workshop is designed to obtain participant input on how to tailor an LID Manual for coastal South Carolina. During this program, participants will meet the project team and learn about the project objectives as well as learn about their role in the manual's development. They will also learn about existing tools, BMP specifications, model stormwater ordinances, and case studies from guidance manuals in other states.
Stakeholder input is greatly valued, as participant discussion will help the project team address the following questions:
1) Should the LID manual be designed to help local communities exceed state stormwater requirements?
2) What natural conditions should be considered in the development of LID tools and BMP specs for coastal South Carolina? And should they address water quantity, quality, or both?
3) How should a Model Stormwater Ordinance and Ordinance Checklist be tailored to meet state requirements and local needs?
4) How and which case studies from our coast should be described in the manual, including the depth and breadth of examples?
This intended user workshop is offered free of charge, and lunch will be provided. AICP, SCPEAC, CFM, and PDH credits will be available, pending approval.
For more information and to register visit the project website.
Blaik Pulley Keppler, Reserve Manager
Phone: (843) 953-9024