Washington inspection and enforcement staff and operations and maintenance personnel.
- Gain an understanding of the structure and function of bioretention components.
- Develop an in-depth understanding of inspection activities to track and guide long-term facility maintenance.
- Know the requirements for primary prevention and intensive maintenance in bioretention facilities
- Understand how to adaptively manage bioretention facilities by tracking trends in facility conditions and outcomes of maintenance activities.
This is an advanced level course for inspection and enforcement staff and operations and maintenance personnel focused on post-construction inspections and maintenance of bioretention facilities and rain gardens. Designers will also benefit from this course for developing maintenance guidelines. The course will cover in-depth information on what to look for during inspections of bioretention and the latest maintenance recommendations. The field component of the class will provide participants the opportunity to conduct bioretention inspections and consider solutions with particular attention to plant maintenance.
You can find printable course materials at http://www.wastormwatercenter.org/lidswtrainingprogram.
Prerequisites and Certificate
While not required, Module 2.1: Introduction to LID for Inspection and Maintenance Staff (Western Washington) is highly recommended for this course. Module 5.0 is required for the Long-Term LID Operations Certificate.
One day (8 hours) in-class with instructors.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided.