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Rain Garden Training for Landscape Professionals

WSU Snohomish Extension, City of Everett, DOE, Snohomish Conservation District

Monday, February 4, 2013 at 8:30 AM - Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 4:00 PM (PST)

Everett, WA

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Event Dates

February 4 and 5

8:30 am-4:00 pm (both days)

Who should attend?

  • Landscape designers
  • Installers and landscape maintenance staff
  • Landscape architects
  • Landscape business owners

What’s in it for me?

  • Learn about Snohomish County regulations, site analysis, hydrologic modeling, soils, designs, material specifications and more.
  • A database of businesses that have completed the training will be provided to homeowners and small business owners in Snohomish County looking for professionals for rain garden/LID projects.
  • A total of 11 CPH credits will be available for the two-day workshop.
  • Handbooks, manuals and other resources on rain gardens provided, including information on local regulations for Snohomish County.
  • Learn how to market these new strategies to your clients.
 

AGENDA

 Rain Garden Training for Landscape Professionals

Monday & Tuesday, February 4 - 5, 2013
8:30 am – 4:00 pm

 

DAY ONE – Monday, February 4th

8:15                Check in, refreshments 

8:30 – 8:40      WELCOME, INTRODUCTIONS, ANNOUNCEMENTS

--Stacy Aleksich, LID Specialist, Snohomish Conservation District 

8:40 – 9:40      INTRODUCTION, Stormwater and rain garden background and benefits

--Curtis Hinman, WSU Puyallup Research Station 

9:40 – 10:30    BEYOND BIORETENTION - Other Low Impact Development (LID)

Options--Speaker not yet confirmed 

                        BREAK (10 min)       

10:40 – 11:45  DESIGN & ENGINEERING - Introduction to rain garden design using installed, local rain gardens as examples.
--Derek Hann, P.E., Snohomish Conservation District
 

11:45-12:15     LUNCH
 

12:15-2:00       RAIN GARDEN PLANTS - Design for Long-Term Success

--Erica Guttman, Water Resources Program, WSU Thurston County

Extension
 
             BREAK (10 min)     


2:10-3:30      SITE CONSTRAINTS & REGULATIONS

Regulations for Snohomish County municipalities, including new construction requirements
 
--Randy Sleight, Chief Engineering Officer, Snohomish County Planning and Development Services.

--Richard Ollivier, Environmental Health Specialist, Snohomish Health

District


3:30-4:00         Q & A PANEL – Design, construction, permitting and plants
                       
Erica Guttman, Randy Sleight, Rich Ollivier and Derek Hann

 

DAY TWO – Tuesday, February 5th

8:15                Check in, refreshments

8:30 – 8:35      WELCOME, INTRODUCTIONS, ANNOUNCEMENTS

--Stacy Aleksich, LID Specialist, Snohomish Conservation District


8:35-8:45         12,000 Rain Gardens Campaign – How you can help

                        --Aaron D. Clark Ph.D., Rain Garden Program Manager, Stewardship

Partners

8:45-9:45         SOILS – importance of using bioretention mix
--Howard Stenn, Stenn Design

9:45 – 10:15    HANDS ON RAIN GARDEN PROJECT—Breakout session

--Stacy Aleksich, LID Specialist, Snohomish Conservation District       

                        BREAK (10 min)

10:25 - 10:55   ALTERNATIVES TO RAIN GARDENS - Gardening with a Purpose
--Philomena Kedziorski, Rain Garden Program Coordinator, WSU Snohomish County Extension

10:55 – 12:25  COSTS & INSTALLATION - Equipment, labor, materials and lessons

learned--Zsofia Pazstor, CPH, Innovative Landscape Technologies 

12:25-12:55     LUNCH

1:00-2:00         MAINTENANCE

-- Peggy Campbell, Watershed Steward, Snohomish County Public Works, Surface Water Management 

                        BREAK (5 min)

2:05-3:30         MARKETING RAIN GARDENS AND NATURAL YARD CARE
                        --Ladd Smith, Co-Owner, In Harmony

3:30-4:00         Q & A PANEL – soils, alternatives, costs, marketing and lessons learned

--Zsofia Pasztor, Dave Smith, Ladd Smith,  Philomena Kedziorzki, Peggy Campbell
Have questions about Rain Garden Training for Landscape Professionals? Contact WSU Snohomish Extension, City of Everett, DOE, Snohomish Conservation District

When & Where



Snohomish WSU Extension, Cougar Auditorium
600 128th St SE
Everett, WA 98208

Monday, February 4, 2013 at 8:30 AM - Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 4:00 PM (PST)


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