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Rain Garden Training for Landscape Professionals Nov 2013

November 6, 2013 @ 8:30 am - November 7, 2013 @ 4:30 pm

Two Day Rain Garden Training for Landscape Professionals

November 6 and 7

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


Who should attend?

  • Landscape designers
  • Engineers
  • Public Works staff
  • Installers and landscape maintenance staff
  • Landscape architects
  • Landscape business owners

What’s in it for me?

  • Learn about new Everett and Snohomish County Low Impact Development (LID) regulations, site analysis, soils, designs, material specifications and more.
  • Learn how to market these new strategies to your clients.
  • Your name will appear on a list of trained professionals which will be provided to potential clients.
  • Earn 11 CPH credits.
  • Receive handbooks and other resources on rain gardens.


AGENDA

Rain Garden Training for Landscape Professionals

 

DAY ONE – Wednesday, November 6th

 

8:15                Check in, refreshments

 

8:30                 Welcome, introductions, announcements

Kate Riley, EIT, Snohomish Conservation District

 

8:50                 WHY RAIN GARDENS?  Introduction to stormwater runoff issues
Ladd Smith, In Harmony

 

9:20                 RAIN GARDEN DESIGN What is a rain garden, and how do I design one?
                        Derek Hann, P.E., Snohomish Conservation District

 

10:00               BREAK (15 min)

10:15               RAIN GARDEN DESIGN (continued) & DESIGN TOOLS

 

12:00              LUNCH

                        (30 MINUTES)

 

12:30               HANDS-ON ACTIVITY – Soil Texture and Infiltration Text
Howard Stenn, Stenn Designs (SCD & WSU assisting)

 

1:00                 SOILS – importance of using bioretention mix

Howard Stenn, Stenn Design

 

2:00                 BREAK (15 min) – go outside to see rain garden (depending on facility)  

 

2:15                RAIN GARDEN PLANTS: Plants that work well in Snohomish County rain gardens

Peggy Campbell, Watershed Steward, Snohomish County Surface Water Management

 

3:45                SITE CONSTRAINTS & REGULATIONS—Regulations for Snohomish County

municipalities, including new construction requirements
Randy Sleight, Chief Engineering Officer, Snohomish County Planning & Development Services

Heather Kibbey, Surface Water Manager, City of Everett

 

4:30                 WRAP-UP and final announcements, questions from the day?

 

DAY TWO – Thursday, November 7th

 

8:15                Check in, refreshments

 

8:30                 Welcome, introductions, announcements, questions or thoughts from yesterday?

 

8:45                 INSTALLATION – Equipment, labor, materials, project management

Zsofia Paztor, Owner, Innovative Landscape Technologies

 

10:00               BREAK (15 min)

 

10:15               MAINTENANCE

                        Jessi Bloom, Owner, N. W. Bloom Ecological Landscapes

 

11:30               TROUBLE-SHOOTING – Local lessons learned

                        Panel speakers: Zsofia Paztor, Jessi Bloom

 

12:00               LUNCH
(30 MINUTES)

12:30              HANDS ON RAIN GARDEN PROJECT—Breakout session, design a rain garden 

                        Kate Riley, EIT, Snohomish Conservation District

Philomena Kedziorski, Rain Garden Program Coordinator, Snohomish County WSU Extension

               

1:30                 COSTS

Zsofia Paztor, Owner, Innovative Landscape Technologies

 

2:00                 BREAK (15 min)

 

2:15                 ALTERNATIVES TO RAIN GARDENS – Other tools in the LID Tool Box

 

3:00                 PANEL: MARKETING RAIN GARDENS

 

4:00                 12000raingardens.org: Resources for professionals and the public

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

 

4:30                 Wrap-up

Details

Start:
November 6, 2013 8:30 am
End:
November 7, 2013 4:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Port of Everett Waterfront Center, Blue Heron Room
Everett, WA 98201 United States

Organizer

City of Everett