Stormwater Landscape Maintenance Training
In many cities and towns, homeowner associations (HOAs) own and are required to maintain some of the stormwater infrastructure in their neighborhoods, including ponds, swales, check dams, shoreline plantings, rain gardens, pervious paving, and other features located on common property.
Many developments, both commercial and residential, were designed and built with stormwater infrastructure for which the property owners—including HOAs and their property managers—are often now responsible.
Local governments are beginning to enforce maintenance requirements associated with these stormwater features. The lack of maintenance can cause a negative impact on important local water quality and quantity management.
In response, the White River Alliance, in conjunction with several municipalities, designed the Stormwater Landscape Maintenance Training Seminar in order to help Homeowners Associations, landscape contractors, and land developers understand these maintenance requirements and how to read Operation & Maintenance Plans in order to avoid corrective action.
The goal is to maintain properly functioning stormwater treatment facilities in order to prevent flooding, pollution, and other stormwater-related impacts, and keep infrastructure costs down in the long run.
Click HERE to see a sample agenda.
The Stormwater Landscape Maintenance Training Seminar is offered annually in early December from 9:00 am-3:30 pm. Lunch, snacks, and workshop materials are provided in the cost of the registration fee. The workshop typically costs less than $20.
This program is temporarily suspended due to the ongoing pandemic. In the meantime, we are working on an online course and hope to have it ready later in 2021.
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