This training is provided by the Providence Stormwater Innovation Center. 
Maintaining Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Friday, March 5
Location: Online
Free, but please
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Discover how to best maintain GSI at this March 5 webinar.

This training is intended for supervisors and field staff responsible for maintaining green stormwater infrastructure projects. Without appropriate operation and maintenance activities GSI projects will not continue to function properly and yield expected water quality and environmental benefits, meet legal standards, and protect the communities’ financial investment.  

In this training with the Providence Stormwater Innovation Center, we will give an overview of GSI function and maintenance issues, how design and construction decisions affect future maintenance, lessons learned from the field and the importance of routine inspections and tracking changes over time.
Workshop Trainers Include:
Jamie Houle, University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center

Brian Byrnes, City of Providence Parks Department

Scott Wheeler, City of Newport

Steve Ricci, Groundwork Rhode Island

Jacob Gorke, Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council

Eric Larson, Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council

Eric Beck, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management

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The Rhode Island Green Infrastructure Coalition provides communication resources, trainings on maintenance of green infrastructure installations, and shared knowledge on successful sites and green infrastructure installations around the state.
Nature At Work is a newsletter designed and distributed by the Rhode Island Green Infrastructure Coalition to bring more green space news to our cities and encourage the use of nature to clean, protect, and cool our neighborhoods.  Because of climate change, we are seeing increased heat impacts in our city, especially where there are fewer trees, as well as issues with flooding and polluted runoff in our neighborhoods.

The Green Infrastructure Coalition is a collaborative of more than 40 non-profit organizations, businesses, and government agencies focused on using nature to reduce stormwater pollution. We develop projects to demonstrate the powerful role nature can play to create healthier urban environments. We promote policies to create sustainable funding for stormwater management and green infrastructure solutions. And we connect a wide range of partners to share lessons learned in the Providence Metro area and Aquidneck Island.

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