Coastal Training Program

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Upcoming Events

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Healthy Pond Series: Wildlife Management
May 23, 2019
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Clemson’s Zucker Family Graduate Center
1240 Supply Street
Charleston, SC 29405
Informational Flyer

Other Upcoming Training Events

These events are hosted by outside groups, please refer to their websites or registration flyers for contact information and registration process.

You may also search coastal events on the South Carolina Coastal Information Network site at

Past Events

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For resources provided after training events organized by training topic, please see our list of CTP Resources.

South Carolina Sharks: A Workshop for Ecotour Guides
March 5, 2019
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Marine Resources Research Institute Indoor Classroom
217 Fort Johnson Road
Charleston, SC 29422
Informational Flyer

Communicating Climate Change for Naturalists: A Research Based Approach
January 24, 2019
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Caw Caw Interpretive Center
5200 Savannah Highway
Ravenel, SC 29470
Informational Flyer

Building Risk Communication Skills
January 16, 2019
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
NOAA-CCEHBR Laboratory
213 Fort Johnson Road
Charleston, SC 29422
Informational Flyer

Charleston Area Stormwater Pond Conference
November 14, 2018
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Trident Technical College

Motus Wildife Tracking Workshop
September 20, 2018
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
USDA Vegetable Laboratory. Charleston SC

NOAA Planning Effective Projects
January 17-18, 2018
8:30am - 5:00 pm
Marshlands House Classroom
217 Ft. Johnson Rd
Charleston, SC 29412

Workshop for Naturalists
January 17-18th, 2018
8:30am - 5:00 pm
Marshlands House Classroom
217 Ft. Johnson Rd
Charleston, SC 29412

Healthy Pond Series: Pond Inspection 101
November 29, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Charleston County
Public Services Building
4045 Bridge View Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405

Intertidal Zones: The Salt Marsh and Oyster Reef
November 1, 2017
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Ft. Johnson Marine Resources Research Institute on James Island
217 Ft. Johnson Rd
Charleston, SC 29412

The Beaufort Area Stormwater Pond Management Conference
October 19, 2017
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
USC Beaufort
Bluffton Campus Center
1 University Blvd
Bluffton, SC 29909

The Healthy Pond Series: Making Sense of Pond Design and Drawings
September 14, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Warren Lasch Conservation Center
1250 Supply Street, Building 255,
North Charleston, SC 29405

Communicating Climate Change – A Research Based Approach
August 15, 2017
8:00 am - 12:00 pm (Noon)
Kimbel Lodge, Hobcaw Barony
22 Hobcaw Road, Georgetown, SC 29440

Southeast and Caribbean Climate Community of Practice
April 24-26, 2017
Charleston, SC

Charleston Area Stormwater Pond Management Conference
November 3rd, 2016
North Charleston, SC

Climate Change Communication
September 7th in Okatie
September 9th in Charleston

Managing Visitor Use in Coastal and Marine Protected Areas
March 2-3, 2016
Charleston, SC

Coastal Wetland Identification
November 17, 2015
Charleston, SC

Raingarden Workshop for Professionals
November 5, 2015
Mount Pleasant, SC

Pond Shorescaping
October 14, 2015
Charleston, SC
Informational Flyer

Lowcountry Stormwater Pond Management Conference
October 22, 2015
Bluffton, SC
Informational Flyer

Rain Garden Workshop for Landscape Professionals
May 27, 2015
Informational Flyer

Breaking Through Barriers
January 14, 2015 - Charleston, SC
Informational Flyer - PDF

Low Impact Development in Coastal South Carolina: Tools, Guidance, and Practical Applications
October 28th, 2014; Conway, SC
October 29th, 2014; Charleston, SC
October 30th, 2014; Hardeeville, SC

Adapting to Changing Conditions in the ACE Basin
October 22, 2014; Edisto Island, SC

Sediment Basins: Meeting Requirements for Design, Installation and Maintenance under the Revised Construction General Permit
June 5, 2014 - Charleston, SC

Charleston Area Pond Conference
May 22nd, 2014 - North Charleston, SC

Boating Infrastructure Grant and Clean Vessel Act Grant Seminar
April 22nd, 2014 - Charleston, SC

Coastal Wetland Identification
April 17th, 2014 - Ravenel, SC

Research Needs for the Sustainable Management of Crustacean Resources in the South Atlantic Bight
April 9-10, 2014 - Charleston, SC

Navigating Rough Seas: Planning and Facilitating Collaborative Meeting
February 25-26, 2014
Workshop Agenda (PDF)

Wading Bird Rookery Management; A Seminar for Community Decion-makers who manage Lands with Rookeries or Rookery Habitat
January 23rd, 2014 - Spring Island, SC
Information Flyer (PDF)
Wading Bird Resources (PDF)
For more information visit:

LID Manual Workshop
January 9, 2014 - Fort Johnson, Charleston, SC
Workshop agenda, presentations, and notes can be found here:

Southeast Tidal Creeks Summit
December 16-17, 2013 - Wilmington, NC

Coastal Wetland Identification
November 6, 2013 – Ravenel SC
November 15, 2012 - Blufton, SC

South Carolina Marine Educators Association Conference
November 1-2, 2013 - Charleston SC
Conference Agenda (PDF)

Seafood Business Management and Marketing Workshop
May 22, 2013 - Charleston, SC
Information Flyer (PDF)

Developing a Low Impact Development Manual for Coastal South Carolina: Workshop 1
January 16, 2013 - Charleston, SC
For workshop agenda, presentations, and resources see project web page

Planning for Meaningful Evaluation
January 29-30, 2013 - Charleston, SC
Information Flyer (PDF)

Expanding the ACE Basin’s Living Shorelines
December 6, 2012 – Yemassee, SC

Introduction to Coastal GIS
November 7-9, 2012 - Charleston, SC
Information Flyer (PDF)

Water Words That Work
October 25-26, 2012 - Savannah, GA

Accessibility Guidelines for Outdoor Recreation Areas; A Seminar for South Carolina’s Land Managers
October 18, 2012 - Edisto Island, SC

Project Design and Evaluation
July 25-26, 2012 - Bluffton, SC
Information Flyer (PDF)

Stormwater Pond Management Conference
March 22, 2012 - North Charleston, SC

Project Design and Evaluation
April 3-4, 2012 - Charleston SC
Information Flyer (PDF)

Water Words that Work
January 25, 2012 - Charleston, SC

Community Rating System
November 9, 2011 - Beaufort, SC

Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience
October 5, 2011 - Hardeeville, SC

Isolated Wetlands: Roles, Regulations, and Rulings
September 21, 2011 - Hardeeville, SC

Addressing Bacterial Contamination through Stormwater BMPs
May 3, 2011 - Ridgeland, SC

South Carolina Coastal Low Impact Development (LID) Manual: Needs, Use and Lessons Learned
January 12 - Beaufort, SC
January 24 - Conway, SC
January 26 - Charleston, SC

Collaborative Learning Seminar
September 22-23, 2010

Beyond Pipe and Pond: Research Based Stormwater System Design Workshop
August 4, 2010 - Beaufort, SC

Road Map for Adapting to Coastal Risk
June 2, 2010 - Beaufort, SC

Southeast Regional Conference on Invasive Species
February 1-3, 2010 - Camp St. Christopher - Seabrook Island, SC

Southeast Regional Diamondback Terrapin Conference
December 3, 2009 - Wilmington, NC

Cistern Installation Demonstration
November 10, 2009 - Charleston, SC

Participatory GIS online seminar
November 5, 2009

South Carolina's Changing Shoreline: Implications for the Future
October 28, 2009 - Beaufort, SC
November 4, 2009 - Charleston, SC
November 18, 2009 - Conway, SC

Fostering Sustainable Behavior
October 7-8, 2009 - Savannah GA

Preserving Your Land with a Conservation Easement
Sept. 10, 2009 - Beaufort, SC

Sustainable Development in Coastal South Carolina
March 10-11, 2009 - Beaufort, SC

The Long and Short of Wetlands Regulations
February 24, 2009 - Bluffton, SC

Conservation Options for the Landowner
February 19, 2009 - Edisto Interpretive Center

Stormwater Management in Coastal SC: A Focused Seminar on Ponds and Low Impact Development Practices
January 22, 2009 - Charleston, SC

Low Impact Development Stormwater Management Practices: Design and Installation Demonstrations
October 28-30, 2008 - Oak Terrace Preserve in North Charleston, SC

Green Solutions to Pollution: Rain Garden and Rain Barrel Design and Installation
October 1, 2008 - Bluffton Town Hall in Bluffton, SC

Rainwater Harvesting: Stewardship of a Priceless Resource
August 6, 2008 - Bluffton Town Hall Auditorium in Bluffton, SC

Getting to Know Wetlands: Innovative Planning and Development Approaches for South Carolina’s Wetland Resources
July 14, 2008 - Blue Heron Learning Center in Ridgeland, SC

Impact of Coastal Development on Tidal Creeks
May 12, 2008 - Blue Heron Learning Center in Ridgeland, SC

Pervious Cobblestone Design and Installation
April 30, 2008- Bluffton Town Hall in Bluffton, SC

Communicating Science Effectively
April 8-11, 2008 - NOAA Coastal Service Center - Charleston, SC

Green Homes 101 Lecture
March 26, 2008 - Charleston, SC

Microsoft Excel Tips and Tricks
March 5-7, 2008 - Charleston, SC

Southeast Regional Diamondback Terrapin Workshop
February 27, 2008 - Charleston, SC

The Future of Our Drinking Water
February 13, 2008 (Bluffton)
February 19, 2008 (Beaufort)

Advanced Microsoft Access Training
January 28-February 1, 2008 - Hollings Marine Lab - Charleston, SC

Getting to Know Wetlands and the Rules that Govern Them
January 17, 2008 - Conway, SC

Scott Creek Research Project Results and Implications
November 13, 2007 - Final Report to Town Council

Beginner/Intermediate Microsoft Access Training
Sept. 17-21, 2007 - Hollings Marine Laboratory in Charleston, SC

Pervious Concrete: Hydrological and Structural Design and Construction
July 10, 2007 - Shults Community Center in Bluffton, SC

Use of Pervious Concrete in Stormwater Management
April 25, 2007 at 6:30pm - Poplar Grove Boathouse in Hollywood

Impact of Stormwater Management on the Community
March 28, 2007 at 6:00pm - Schroeder school cafeteria in Hollywood, SC

Stormwater Education for Municipalities
March 14, 2007 at 6:00pm - Hollywood Town Hall in Hollywood, SC Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO) presentation.

Scott Creek Research Project Results and Implications
February 6, 2007 at 6:00pm - Edisto Interpretive Center in Edisto Beach, SC

Public Issues and Conflict Management
January 8-10, 2007 - Fort Johnson in Charleston, SC

Coastal Community Planning and Development Training Edisto Island
November 29-30, 2006 - Edisto Island, SC

Dune Restoration
October 31, 2006 - Hilton Head, SC

Impacts of Development on Estuarine Resources
August 24, 2006 - University of South Carolina Beaufort Campus at 7:00pm.

Project Design and Evaluation
August 7-8, 2006 - Fort Johnson in Charleston, SC

The Use of Habitat Mapping in Coastal Management
June 14, 2006 - Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, SC

Sustainable Building: Four Case Scenarios
March 22, 2006 - Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah, GA

Dune Restoration: Helping the Dunes Help You
January 31, 2006 - Edisto Interpretive Center in Edisto Beach, SC

High Performance Building and Restoration: Balancing Environmental and Economic Sustainability
January 25, 2006 - Waccamaw Campus of Coastal Carolina University in Litchfield, SC

Files listed above are in the Adobe® Acrobat® (PDF) format.

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