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