Stormwater Solutions Workshop
Why and How Green Infrastructure Works for Coastal Oregon
BROUGHT TO YOU IN PARNERSHIP:
MON, FEB 13th
DAY 1: Interactive Workshop
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
- Review BMPs suitable for all types of development and retrofits & how to prioritize based on capacity for water quality treatment
Become familiar with SLOPES V (Standard Local Operating Procedures for Endangered Species) and LID implementation
- Understand the relationship between green infrastructure and climate resiliency
- Learn effective communication strategies for your LID project team and LID public education
TUE, FEB 14th
DAY 2: Technical Field Class
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
You must attend Day 1 to sign up for Day 2. Lots of networking opportunities!
- Assess function of exiting BMPs for water quality treatment and runoff reduction capacity
- Identify potential retrofit LID BMP locations and prioritize based on existing land development
- Identify pollutant sources
- Discuss site BMP regulations and incentives
- Identify public outreach opportunities
Download a DETAILED AGENDA
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Private & Public:
• Building Officials
• Landscape & Construction Contractors
• Landscape Architects
• Maintenance Staff
• Plans Reviewers
• Water Quality Outreach & Advocacy Staff
• Water Quality Program Managers
WHERE: Coos History Museum (1210 N Front St, Coos Bay, OR)
Coffee, tea, & light breakfast provided both days.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: The technical field class is pre-approved for 5 LCB credits (for contractors licensed through the Landscape Contracting Board of Oregon). You may also apply for other credits through your respective licensing organizations, using the learning objectives listed below.
REGISTRATION: On EventBrite
Maria Cahill, Principal
Green Girl Land Development Solutions
Maria Cahill owns a certified woman-owned business, Green Girl Land Development Solutions LLC, and has 17 years of experience in green land development projects in civil engineering and landscape architecture firms. Maria provides technical assistance and builds the capacity of land development professionals to create healthy, resilient communities. Maria has facilitated numerous trainings on green infrastructure topics to various audiences, from homeowners to jurisdictional staff, in locations throughout the U.S. making complex topics understandable.
With Teaching Assistance From:
Oregon State University
Topic: Public Outreach & Communication, Policy
Dr. Tilt is an assistant professor (Senior Research) in the Geography program at Oregon State University. She received her degree from University of Washington and previously worked as a natural resource lands planner for King County, Washington. Her research focus lies at the intersection between natural environments, land use planning and policy, and human behavior. Current research projects include: examining the benefits and challenges of adapting urban green infrastructure practices for rural communities; understanding the role of social networks and natural resource decision making in the food-energy-water nexus; and residential migration and recreation patterns along the wildland-urban interface.
Oregon Department of Transportation
Topic: BMPs for transporation systems
BSc in Geology from the University of Oregon
Cand Real (roughly equivalent to a PhD) in Physical Geography (fluvial geomorphology) from the University of Oslo
3.5 years at the Portland District of the Corps of Engineers focused on bank erosion and dredge material disposal
28 years at ODOT, with the primary focus on stormwater and wetlands, with incursions into environmentally sensitive bank protection. Member of the multi-agency working group that developed stormwater management criteria for highway projects for SLOPES/FAHP and 401 certifications. Vicious reviewer of the LID template.
NCHRP Project panel member for multiple research projects on stormwater, environmentally sensitive bank protection and stream channel hydrology (chair on 3 projects)
Oregon State Universtiy Extension
Topic: Watershed health & vegetated stormwater facilities (rain gardens, stormwater planters, and LID swales)
Frank Burris has served as Watershed Management Educator in Coos and Curry Counties for the OSU Extension Service and Oregon Sea Grant since 2000, and his interests include: water quality, wetlands and estuary education and restoration, and Low Impact Development. He is the County Leader of the Curry County OSU Extension office, the Facilitator of the Wild Rivers Coast Forest Collaborative, and a member of the Regional Steering Committee for the Rural Tourism Initiative. Frank lives in Gold Beach, Oregon with his lovely wife, Jan, and their dog, Maddy.