This free, full day training will introduce fundamental green infrastructure concepts and practices that can play a critical role in making Massachusett’s coastal communities more resilient to natural hazards. "Green infrastructure" refers to incorporating the natural environment and constructed systems that mimic natural processes in a way that benefits people and nature.
The workshop will introduce participants to a wide variety of contexts and scales of green infrastructure approaches. It will provide an overview of traditional green infrastructure approaches including low impact development techniques and introduce living shorelines using natural materials to stabilize shorelines. Through presentations featuring local projects from across the state, activities, and group discussion, participants will learn what they can do to support green infrastructure implementation in their communities.
Target Audience: Local officials including conservation agents, planners, beach managers, natural resource managers, DPW staff and municipal board members, as well as, watershed associations and other non-governmental organizations working on coastal resilience issues
Space is limited! Must be a member of the target audience to reserve a spot. Please register by Tuesday, March 21
a training offered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office for Coastal Management in partnership with the MA Office of Coastal Zone Management and the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Professional Credits: Approved for 6 credits by the American Institute of Certified Planners. Approved for 5 credits by the Association of State Floodplain Managers for certified floodplain managers.
Tonna-Marie Rogers, Waquoit Bay Reserve at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-457-0495 x110
Julia Knisel, MA Office of Coastal Zone Management at email@example.com or 617-626-1191