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Green Girl Land Development Solutions LLC

EVENTS to learn about Cost-Effective Green Infrastructure Implementation
for professionals, contractors, and the general public

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Presenting to developers, agency staff, designers, and the general public at the Oregon Environmental Council's Stormwater Solutions event in Grants Pass, OR.Presenting to developers, agency staff, designers, and the general public at the Oregon Environmental Council's Stormwater Solutions event in Grants Pass, OR.

Who should attend: anyone interested or engaged in implementing sustainable stormwater practices including commercial and residential contractors; public works staff; landscape architects, designers, and contractors; planners; architects; engineers; natural resource managers; builders; developers, homeowners and the general public.

Continuing Education Credits: These classes are likely to meet the continuing education credit requirements for engineers, archtitects, designers, contractors, and others.

Want these classes in your community? I am often willing to travel to some far-flung places in Oregon, Washington, and California to teach these classes to your audience. Contact me to discuss!

 
Upcoming Events
Date & Time
City Topic & Other Details

Feb 17

10 am to 3 pm

Tillamook, OR

Adapting the LID Guidance Template (as described above)

Where: Tillamook County Library, 1716 3rd St, Tillamook, OR

What is the Template? Visit the Oregon Environmental Council website for more information on this project.
Who Should Attend. Jurisdictional staff from cities, counties, Designated Management Agencies (DMAs) and others implementing water quality regulation in Western Oregon. This training is a great way to get your jurisdictional staff "on board" with a new development code during the adaptation process, ensuring the most appropriate choices for your jurisdiction.
Interested professionals who may make water quality related decisions in your jurisdiction include:
  • Elected Officials (Invite them to join us free for the first 45 minutes to learn about the regulatory framework that may affect their decisions about stormwater management.)
  • Planners
  • Architects
  • Landscape Architects
  • Engineers
  • Plans Reviewers
  • Wetland Scientists
  • Water Quality Program Managers
  • Other Water Quality stakeholders
Learning Objectives. Attendees will gain a better understanding of:
  • Low impact development and its value in reducing long-term community costs and meeting regulatory requirements.
  • The guidance template content and how it can help implement sites that protect water quality.
  • The process for adapting the LID guidance template into a stormwater management manual that may be required by code or offered as an optional permitting path for new and re-development and retrofit projects.
  • Key items to consider when choosing which best management practices to implement first
Registration. Register with the Oregon Environmental Council
Cost. $40/person for entire event (includes light breakfast & lunch) or free for those attending just the first half hour (no meals included)

Mar 1

10 am to 3 pm

Central Point, OR

Adapting the LID Guidance Template (as described above)

Where: Rogue Valley Sewer Services, 138 W Vilas Rd, Central Point, OR 97502

Registration. Register with the Oregon Environmental Council

Mar 2

8 am to 12 pm

Central Point, OR

Implementing Low Impact Development Sites: The LID Guidance Template

A low impact development guidance template has recently been completed for Western Oregon. The Rogue Valley Stormwater Advisory Team will be reviewing and adapting the manual for Rogue Valley municipalities and anticipates adopting it in the near future.

Come find out what new information will be available in the manual to ease design, construction and maintenance of LID projects.

Where: Rogue Valley Sewer Services, 138 W Vilas Rd, Central Point, OR 97502
Cost. $40
Who Should Attend. Anyone who develops, plans, designs, constructs, or maintains new development, re-development, and/or retrofit construction/land development projects.
(i.e. developers, architects, engineers, landscape architects, contractors, maintenance staff, wetland scientists, etc.).
Learning Objectives. Attendees will gain a better understanding of:
  1. What is low impact development and why detention does not protect water quality.
  2. Stormwater Management Framework. The difference between preventing runoff (i.e. managing rainfall) and reducing runoff (i.e. managing runoff) and why BMPs should be applied to every developed land surface.
  3. What BMPs are included in the guidance template, with an overview of information available on each BMP. Over 20 BMPs are included in the guidance template covering everything from shared parking spaces to rain gardens to drywells. Overview of planning and design tools to implement BMPs including:
    • BMP Suitability Matrix
    • LID Implementation Form
    • Worksheets for BMP sizing
    • Standard Details
Cost. $40/person
Registration through Pay Pal. Class size is limited. Registration closes 2-26-16.
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OR make check out to: "Green Girl LDS LLC" and mail to 2124 SE Woodward Street, Portland, OR 97202

Mar 9

10 am to 3 pm

Albany, OR

Adapting the LID Guidance Template (as described above)

Where: Albany City Hall, 333 Broadalbin St SW, Albany, OR 97321

Registration. Register with the Oregon Environmental Council

Mar 17

10 am to 3 pm
Coos Bay, OR

Adapting the LID Guidance Template (as described above)

Where: Smart Room at the Coos Bay Fire Station 450 Elrod Ave, Coos Bay, OR 97420

Registration. Register with the Oregon Environmental Council

 
Download Resources for Past Events
Event Date
Topic or class
2015-09-03
Vegetated Stormwater Facilities Technical Field Class, Coos Bay, OR
2014-09-15
Maintaining Green Streest & Rain Gardens
2013-10-24
Crash Course in LID
2013-06-08
Landscapes that Lower Your Energy Bill, Lake Oswego, OR
2013-05-04
Infiltration Rain Gardens, Clatskanie, OR
2013-04-04
Infiltration Rain Gardens, George Fox University, Newberg, OR
2013-03-30
Rain Gardens for Homeowners, Lincoln City, OR
2013-02-08
Rain Gardens for Professionals, Vancouver, WA
2012-10-29
Rain Gardens for Homeowners, Florence, OR
2010-10-20
Sustainable Site Planning for Residential Contractors (presented through MHCC)
various
Rain Gardens 201 Technical Field Class
various
Sustainble Principles for Land Development
2010-01-09
Sustainability Tour for Bend Sustainable Building Advisor Program
2009-12-18
Beaverton Pervious Concrete Tour
2009-11-18 LID from Start to Finish: Master planning a site considering the design, construction, and post-construction phases
2009-07-06
Rogue Community College: Sustainability Construction Career Pathyway Workshop (Sustainable Principles for Land Development for Educators)
2009-07-16
PCC: Summer Sustainability Institute (Sustainable Principles for Land Development for Educators)
2009-03-30
Sprout Soak It Up: Raingardens Class
2009-03-07
Willamette University: Economics of Sustainability
   
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