GUFC Third Quarter Program: Trees as Green Stormwater Infrastructure

For the third year in a row, we will spend time talking together about trees as green stormwater infrastructure at our summer program.  This year’s program will be held August 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Norcross Community Center, 10 College Street.  Karen Firehock, Executive Director of the Green Infrastructure Center in Charlottesville, Virginia, will lead us in talks about the valuable role of trees in stormwater management. The Green Infrastructure Center, Inc. (GIC) was formed in 2006 to help local governments, communities, and regional planning organizations, land trusts and developers evaluate their green infrastructure assets and make plans to conserve them. We’ll also hear from our friends at GreenBlue Urban, an international company that helps cities with integrating stormwater management into urban tree planting design. Christine McKay, Water Protection Division, US EPA Region 4, will facilitate a panel discussion of community leaders, arborists, landscape architects, and planners on challenges and successes in their communities regarding trees and stormwater management.  Lunch included.  3.25 CEUs available for ISA-certified arborists.  SAF Continuing Forestry Education hours applied for.  A certificate of professional development will be available for landscape architects and others.

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