FEE includes Continuing Education Credits:
PRPS Member $ TBD
This full-day track is designed to bring together municipal officials and staff, park officials and staff, and other interested stakeholders, to explore the use of parks, trails and other public amenities as green infrastructure (GI) to reduce water flow, water pollution and sediment pollution. The use of portions of parks for GI can help local governments address federal and state clean water requirements in a cost-effective manner. In turn, GI can serve as a potential source of revenue and project enhancements for parks, and the incorporation of GI can create interesting recreational, educational and ecological features in parks that diversify and enhance the visitor experience.
This workshop will introduce participants to the concept of using parks and other amenities for GI, the regulatory drivers facing local governments, the challenges facing park systems, discuss case studies, and explore a range of pertinent issues such as potential sources of funding for GI, best practices for instructing and incorporating GI into parks, and the management and maintenance of GI features once they are in place.
8:30 - 9:00 am Registration
9:00 - 10:30 am Welcome & Keynote Speaker: Richard Dolesh, VP for Strategic Initiatives, NRPA
* Regulatory Drivers for Local Governments
* Green vs. grey infrastructure
* Case Studies
10:45 am - 12:00 pm Breakout Sessions*
12:00 - 12:50 pm Networking Lunch
1:00 - 2:15 pm Breakout Sessions*
2:30 - 3:30 pm Facilitated Summary lead by Richard Dolesh
* Two sets of 75-minute simultaneously held breakouts sessions with three (3) different subject that attendees choose from.
PRPS will refund your registration, less a $25 processing fee, if your cancellation is received in writing more than 10 business days prior to the event. No refunds will be given for cancellations occurring less than 10 business days prior to an event. Substitute attendees are welcomed in lieu of cancellations; please contact the PRPS office to arrange this.
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