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Rainwater Harvesting and Water-Smart Landscaping


August 04, 2011


Clemson Cooperative Extension, Conway, SC


The Coastal Training Program at North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Carolina Clear, and Clemson Cooperative Extension are hosting a seminar entitled “Rainwater Harvesting and Water-Smart Landscaping.” This FREE, half-day seminar is intended to introduce local decision-makers, municipal staff, and landscaping professionals to the principles of rainwater harvesting and water-smart landscaping on local government properties. The seminar will include a lecture and a field trip discussing the following topics: (1) Stormwater Concepts and Local Water Quality Challenges, (2) Principles of Rainwater Harvesting – Benefits and Design, (3) Water Conservation through Rainwater Irrigation, and (4) Xeriscaping – Designing Drought Tolerant Landscapes

The intention of this program is to educate local officials and staff on water quality protection measures that they can do on their own municipal properties; thus, setting the example for developers and homeowners associations in the Grand Strand region of South Carolina. The program will also inform local decision-makers that landscape design and composition is critical to the environmental health of the region, and such design elements should be considered even in the beginning phases of a development project or renovation.


Leigh Wood, Coastal Training Program Coordinator

Phone: (843) 904-9034

  • Seminar
  • Consultants
  • Engineers
  • Landscape Architects
  • Local Government
  • Planners
  • Public Works Officials
  • Stormwater Managers
  • Low Impact Development
  • Water Quality
Focus Areas
  • Region: Waccamaw
  • Summer 11 (Jul - Sep)
Leading Org.
  • North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Supporting Orgs.
  • Coastal Waccamaw Stormwater Education Consortium
  • Clemson Extension
  • Carolina Clear
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