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 and skills of landscape contractors and landcare managers as it relates to public and private GSI operation and maintenance. Students will leave this course with an increased understanding and competence in 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 Sustainable Business Network’s GSI Partners developed and manages this unique and valuable course, which is taught by industry experts in the public and private sectors.
The GSI Partners’ Professional Development Grants are 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.
2019 Dates and Location:
October 24, 25
Center City Philadelphia, PA with additional site visit locations