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Green Stormwater Infrastructure
Operation and Maintenance Course

Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) practices require regular maintenance to ensure they continue to perform as intended, which in turn, helps to ensure that the stormwater regulations driving Green City, Clean Waters are being met.  As the number of installed best management practices (BMPs) increase on public and private property, and as operation and maintenance agreements begin to be enforced, the need for GSI maintenance increases. The growing need creates a significant opportunity for local landscape professionals.  This course is intended to address the need and the opportunity.  

This 3-day course is designed to increase the knowledge of landscape contractors and landcare managers as it relates to public and private GSI operations and maintenance.  Students will leave this course with a basic understanding of the regulatory context of stormwater management, BMPs and their components, how to maintain the vegetation and above-ground components using adaptive and prescriptive management techniques, and how to diagnose and respond to safety and performance issues.

The development of this course is led by the GSI Partners, a signature initiative of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia.  

The GSI Partners’ Continuing Education Grants will be available to members interested in taking this course. More about the grants here.

All participants will receive a Certificate of Completion, which can be used to request credit from other professional organizations.

2015 GSI O+M Course Syllabus (PDF)

Information for the October 2016 course will be announced soon.