Introducing Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience

  • Municipal Planners/DPW Staff and Boards/Commission Members
  • Hazard Mitigation, Stormwater, and Natural Resource Practitioners
  • Certified Floodplain Managers
When Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
(light breakfast and lunch provided)
Where Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center, 89 Depot Rd, Greenland, NH
Registration Please register before Wednesday May 10, 2017.
Workshop is FREE, but space is limited.
To register/questions, e-mail Steve Miller.

Training staff from NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management will introduce participants to the fundamental green infrastructure concepts and practices that can play a critical role in making coastal communities more resilient to natural hazards. Through presentations featuring green infrastructure projects from coastal NH, group discussions, and activities, participants will learn how to:

  • Differentiate green infrastructure terms and concepts
  • Identify the ecological, economic, and societal benefits of green infrastructure
  • Recognize the wide variety of scales of approaches referred to as green infrastructure
  • Identify new or existing planning process suitable for integrating green infrastructure techniques
  • Connect with local green infrastructure activities and experts

Six hours of certification maintenance credits for this course have been approved by the American Institute of Certified Planners. Five core continuing education credits have been approved for certified floodplain managers.

Funding for this workshop is provided by a NOAA Office for Coastal Management 2015-2016 Regional Coastal Resilience Grant Program award to the Northeast Regional Association of Coastal and Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS), state coastal program members of the Northeast Regional Ocean Council (NROC), partner organizations and research institutions. This grant program is designed to help coastal communities improve their resilience to adverse events by improving their ability to prepare for and respond to a variety of coastal threats, including extreme weather events, climate hazards, and changing ocean conditions. The focus is on comprehensive regional approaches that use science-based solutions and rely on collaborative partnerships to ensure success.