The Waccamaw Regional COG will be hosting a free workshop on Thursday August 28th to provide information on the South Carolina Green Infrastructure Planning Guide and Model initiative. Green infrastructure includes the interconnected natural systems in a landscape, such as intact forests, wetlands, dune systems, parks and rivers, or agricultural soils that provide clean water, air quality, wildlife habitat and food. They also provide a sustainable local economy. However, if we don't know where these systems are located or how best to protect them, we can lose them over time. We can reap many benefits from our natural systems if we identify, rank and map them as part of our communities “infrastructure.” The Green Infrastructure Center is developing a modeling tool and a South Carolina Practitioner's Guide to help South Carolina localities do just that! Come learn about this new tool and how you can use it to plan for both conservation and better quality of life for South Carolinians. Karen Firehock of the Green Infrastructure Center will present an overview of the green infrastructure guide and computer modeling project, definitions and case studies, and explain how green infrastructure strategies can help localities and regions better conserve their environmental and cultural resources to address a host of issues. This 90 minute presentation and 30 minute discussion will give you all the details of this new project and opportunities for input! The workshop will take place at 1230 Highmarket St., Georgetown, SC 29440 and begin at 10:00am. Due to limited seating, this workshop will be limited to 25 participants. please RSVP to Dan Newquist (contact information below) via phone or email by Monday August 25th.
Dan Newquist, 208 Water Quality / Community Planner
Phone: (843) 436-6131