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Rain Garden Training for Landscape Professionals

February 4, 2013 @ 8:30 am - February 5, 2013 @ 4:00 pm

| $100

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

Details

Start:
February 4, 2013 8:30 am
End:
February 5, 2013 4:00 pm
Cost:
$100
Event Category:

Venue

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

Organizer

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