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Upcoming Trainings

Past trainings have included Nature Based Solutions to Coastal Hazards, Adaptation Planning for Coastal Communities, Wilderness First Aid, Coastal Wetland Identification, Community Based Social Marketing, Building Risk Communication Skills, Communicating Climate Change, and Introduction to Social Science Methods.

Coastal Wetland Buffers 2: Putting Buffers Into Practice

March 2, 2021
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Online Event

Register for the Coastal Wetland

Buffers protecting wetlands support clean water and prevent flooding, however SC doesn't have universal regulations for buffer design and implementation. Jill Stewart, Director of the Dam Safety and Stormwater Permitting Division, SCDHEC, will describe why local ordinances are common and the legal basis for buffer regulation from a stormwater perspective. Local government staff members from the Town of Mount Pleasant (Kevin Mitchell & Hillary Repik) and the Town of Hilton Head Island (Sally Krebs) will provide overviews of their local ordinances, as well as practical lessons in ordinance creation and enforcement. Attendees will also gain a buffer design perspective through a case study from Joshua Robinson of Robinson Design Engineers.

Healthy Pond Series: Integrated Aquatic Plant Management

March 4, 2021
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Online Event

Register for Healthy Pond Series

This workshop will help participants identify the various components of Integrated Aquatic Plant Management to help pond owners develop a successful plan for plant and algae management in their pond. Participants will learn about the different types of management that can be applied, resources available to pond owners, and where/when to seek assistance. Workshop will include a vendor Q&A panel with pond management professionals. This event is free and will be useful to anyone in the Charleston or Beaufort area who is a home owner in a neighborhood with a pond, HOA board member, property manager, or responsible for pond management or landscaping decision making in neighborhoods.

2021 Stormwater Pond Management Conference

May 17 – 21, 2021
Online Event

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Save the date for the 2021 Stormwater Pond Management Conference! Short, online sessions over the course of the week will focus on strategies to create healthy ponds and healthy communities in the greater Charleston Area. Residents of neighborhoods and residential areas with ponds and HOA representatives should plan to attend. For questions or to be added to the email list to receive registration information, please contact Bea Calhoun with Clemson Extension at beatris@clemson.edu.

The ACE Basin Coastal Training Program is an approved provider of continuing education credits by AICP, ASFPM, and SCPEAC.

Don't see what you're looking for? Contact the Coastal Training Program coordinator, Abigail Locatis Prochaska, at ProchaskaA@dnr.sc.gov.