The Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC) is hosting a FREE two-workshop series for landscape professionals on residential stormwater management practices. These FREE workshops are for landscape designers, architects, engineers, installers or inspectors who would like to learn about the landscape practices being promoted by local governments such as rain gardens, conservation landscapes, rain barrels, and tree planting. To learn more or to register visit the website here.
- What are Residential Stormwater Best Management Practices?
- What incentives are local governments offering to install them?
- How do I design, install, and maintain these practices in accordance with local regulations?
- How can I ensure my client’s landscape is eligible for the incentive?
Best Management Practices are land-management and landscaping practices that control stormwater and erosion by capturing and/or encouraging runoff from rooftops and pavement to infiltrate into the ground. Local city and county government are promoting these practices because they reduce flooding and the amount of polluted runoff that flows into local waterways during rainstorms. This series of two workshops will provide introductory information to landscape professionals on residential-scale best management practices to reduce stormwater runoff and prepare landscape professionals to offer design, installation, and maintenance services to clients.
Part I of the training includes a classroom overview of local incentive programs available for homeowners, an overview of commonly used best management practices, a session on using native plants, and hands-on design exercise for a site that will be constructed during the second session.
Part II includes a classroom session geared towards maintenance of these practices and a hands-on field experience building one or more of these practices.
The target audiences for these workshops are landscape designers, architects, engineers, inspectors, or installers who would like to learn more about the practices that are currently being promoted by local governments, how to incorporate native plant species into these practices, and how to maintain them in the typical residential landscape.
Certificate of Completion: Attendees who attend both training days will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Northern Virginia Regional Commission, certifying attendance at the full program.
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