Thursday, October 6, 2016

Philly Area Green Stormwater Infrastructure Partners Offer Green Infrastructure Course

The Sustainable Business Network’s Green Stormwater Infrastructure Partners will offer landscape professionals a 3-day Green Stormwater Infrastructure Course on October 20, 21 and 28 at Temple University’s Center City Campus in Philadelphia.
Landscape professionals will learn best practices and advance the skills of individual businesses as it relates to green stormwater infrastructure.
GSI practices require regular maintenance to ensure they continue to perform as intended, which in turn, helps to ensure that the stormwater regulations driving Philadelphia’s Green City, Clean Waters Program are being met.
As the number of installed best management practices (BMPs) increase on public and private property, and as more operation and maintenance agreements begin to be enforced, the need for GSI maintenance increases.
The growing need creates a significant opportunity for local landscape professionals. This course is intended to address the need and the opportunity.
This course is designed to increase the knowledge of landscape contractors and landcare managers as it relates to public and private GSI operations and maintenance.
Students will leave this course with a basic understanding of the regulatory context of stormwater management, BMPs and their components, how to maintain the vegetation and above-ground components using adaptive and prescriptive management techniques, and how to diagnose and respond to safety and performance issues.
The 3-day course involves two classroom days and one field day. The classroom days will be on October 20 & 21 at Temple University's Center City Campus. The field day will be on October 28 at Kensington CAPA High School and Shissler Recreation Center, otherwise known as the "Big Green Block."
The GSI Partners’ Continuing Education Grants are available for members interested in taking this course. Learn more about the Continuing Education Grants here.
The $375 per person fee for the course includes all course materials as well as breakfast and lunch for all 3 days.
Click Here for a detailed course agenda and to register.  Questions should be directed to Anna Shipp, Project Manager, GSI Partners by sending email to: or call 215-922-7400 ext 107.
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Philly Green Infrastructure Partners Offer Green Stormwater Course Oct. 20, 21, 28

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