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Green Infrastructure and Stormwater Management Speaker Series


Free event, sponsored by the Lancaster County Planning Commission and the Lancaster County Clean Water Consortium

Where: Room 102, Lancaster Government Center, 150 North Queen Street, Lancaster PA 17603
When: Fridays (see schedule for dates), 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Credits: 1.5 AICP CM Credits and 1.5 LA CES Credits for each session (unless otherwise noted)

Event Description:
As Lancaster County has grown and developed, many of its natural systems have been altered, impacting natural rainfall infiltration and stormwater runoff. This has led to increased flooding, soil erosion and sedimentation, and poor water quality. Currently, over half of the county’s waterways are listed as impaired, and the water quality of the Susquehanna River and the Chesapeake Bay has been compromised.

This speaker series will address the many challenges faced by municipal officials, consultants and citizens in managing water resources, stormwater and water quality. Participants will gain a better understanding of the natural systems involved in the hydrologic process. They will learn about planning and management strategies that will help preserve, protect and restore natural habitat, improve infiltration, reduce stormwater runoff and pollutants, using a variety of best management practices and green infrastructure techniques.

Event Schedule:

  1. September 11, 2015, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Forest Buffers and Stream Ecology: Research and Practice from the Stroud Research Center
    Speaker: Lamonte Garber, Stroud Water Research Center
  2. September 25, 2015, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Lancaster County Watersheds: What Can be Done to Achieve Local Water Quality Goals?
    Speaker:Matt Kofroth, Lancaster County Conservation District
  3. October 9, 2015, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Water Quality in the Susquehanna River: What Have We learned Over the Past 30 Years?
    Speaker: Kevin McGonigal, Susquehanna River Basin Commission
  4. October 23, 2015, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Using Trees and Technology to Meet Stormwater Management Requirements
    Speaker: Chris Peiffer, Plan-It Geo, LLC
  5. October 30, 2015, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    i-Tree Tools: Overview of Software for Estimating Function and Value of Trees
    Speaker: Jason Henning, Ph.D.. The Davey Institute and USDA Forest Service
  6. November 13, 2015, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Green Infrastructure in the Urban Environment: What Can Municipalities Do?
    Speaker: Charlotte Katzenmoyer, City of Lancaster
  7. December 4, 2015, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Economic Ecology: Restoration of the Floodplain as an Alternative Solution to Regulatory and Environmental Challenges
    Speaker: Mark Gutshall, LandStudies

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