|8:30 am-4:30 pm||Post-Construction Stormwater Workshop Hardin Hall, UNL East Campus, Lincoln, NE|
Join us in Lincoln for the Nebraska Post-Construction Stormwater Workshop on March 21, 2012 and pre-workshop Bioretention Short Course on March 20, 2012. The workshop is intended to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to exchange information, resources and technology in the field of post-construction stormwater management. The goal of the conference is to increase the knowledge and capacity of participants in the areas of design, implementation, policy and education in the field of post-construction stormwater management. Lunch is included in your registration.
Pre-Workshop Seminar: Bioretention Design, Installation and Maintenance March 20, 2012, 1:30-4:30, Hardin Hall, UNL East Campus
Instructors: Andy Szatko, University of Nebraska; Steve Rodie, ASLA, Ph.D, University of Nebraska; Ted Hartsig, CPSS, Olsson Associates
Bioretention gardens are natural stormwater solutions that can be effectively implemented in relatively small areas compared to their associated drainage basins. These best management practices exist to control and treat stormwater runoff where it falls, rather than directing it to the nearest river or lake. Bioretention gardens are efficient in removing pollutants, conserving water, and creating attractive natural amenities for development and construction projects. Bioretention gardens, like their smaller sister rain gardens, are some of the most commonly used stormwater management strategies in urban environments. They are called gardens because, in addition to their intended stormwater function, they can complement the landscape of your project and the community. The purpose of this course is to specifically address the environmental conditions of the region, and how to design and implement this best management practice accordingly. Along with attendance at this course you will receive design guidance documentation and plant selection guidance from the UNL Nebraska Bioretention and Rain Garden Plants Guide. NOTE: Only 50 Attendees, maximum, for this course.
Bioretention pre-workshop (March 20) — $25 Post-construction Stormwater Management Workshop (March 21) — $60
Register at the website below.