Monday, November 23, 2020

PA Park Maintenance Institute Hosts Online Benefits Of Including Green Stormwater Infrastructure Into Parks & Recreation Facilities Shop Talk Dec. 3

PA Park Maintenance Institute will host an online Benefits of Incorporating Green Infrastructure Into Parks And Recreation Facilities Shop Talk program on December 3 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Lori Yeich, Regional Supervisor for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, will share her insights and experience overseeing implementation of Green Infrastructure projects.

This session is designed to bring together municipal officials and staff, park administration and staff, watershed organizations, water authorities, and other interested stakeholders, to explore how incorporating Green Infrastructure into parks, trails and other public amenities creates experiences, reduces flooding, improves water quality and sediment pollution. 

It will also provide case studies of municipality owned parks that utilized a variety of grant programs to leverage significant funding for large park rehabilitation and water quality improvement projects. 

In so doing, these local governments were able to address federal and state clean water requirements, diversity the recreational amenities in their parks to offer a variety of activities to enhance the visitor's experiences, and support their efforts towards becoming climate resilient

Participants will:

-- Learn about important tips to writing successful grant proposals

-- Become more familiar with important state and federal clean water requirements

-- Have an opportunity to ask questions and learn from people involved with successful case studies

Click Here to register and for more information. Shop Talks are free to participate in without any CEU credit.

Visit the Institute's Shop Talks webpage for a list of more upcoming programs.

For more information on programs, initiatives and other upcoming events, visit the PA Park Maintenance Institute website.

The purpose of the Institute is to advance the maintenance capacity of local parks and recreation facilities. Our initiatives involve training, education, research and advocacy for public parks and recreation organizations through the provision of practical and implementable services like workshops and virtual events.

For more information on programs, initiatives, upcoming events and training opportunities, visit the PA Recreation and Park Society website.  Like them on Facebook,  Follow them on Twitter, visit their YouTube Channel, and find them on InstagramClick Here to support their work.

(Photo: Before and after green stormwater retrofit in local park from PA Recreation & Park Society Journal: Parks To The Rescue On Stormwater, Flooding.)

Resource Links:

PA Recreation & Park Society Journal: Parks To The Rescue On Stormwater, Flooding

DCNR: Green And Sustainable Community Parks

DCNR: Green Stormwater Infrastructure

LandStudies: Parks Can Play A Major Role In Managing Stormwater

[Posted: November 23, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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