Santa Rosa County Green Infrastructure and Watershed Tours

September 2, 2018

by Bethany Diamond

Santa Rosa Co. – Want to learn about green infrastructure techniques and how using these techniques can help to manage stormwater on your property?

Join us September 22, 2018 at the UF/IFAS Santa Rosa County Extension office at 6263 Dogwood Drive, Milton FL 32570 from 9 am until 4 pm for an introduction to Green Infrastructure Workshop. Green Infrastructure is the use of vegetation, soils, and other elements and practices to restore some of the natural processes required to manage water and create healthier urban environments. This program will focus on rain gardens, rain barrels, swales as well as Best Management Practices for property owners.

Those in Santa Rosa County who have experienced flooding on their property are encouraged to attend to learn about techniques to help manage stormwater in their landscapes. Presentations will provide information on our local waterbodies, impacts to these coastal areas and green infrastructure techniques. After the presentations, participants will travel to sites in Santa Rosa and Escambia counties to observe examples of green infrastructure projects, including some private property projects.

The SRC Stormwater Solutions Program will offer 6 reimbursement incentives to property owners who attend this program. Participation in this workshop is required to qualify for up to $200 reimbursement incentive to install a green infrastructure project on your property. Photos and proof of expenditures will be required for reimbursement.

Registration is free, lunch, snacks and water will be provided. Registration is required, seats are limited, so register soon!!

Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/src-stormwater-solutions-green-infrastructure-and-watershed-tour-tickets-49216129769. Contact Chris Verlinde at chrimsv@ufl.edu or 850-623-3868 or Shelley Alexander at shelleya@santarosa.fl.gov or (850) 981-2018.

This is one of 3 workshop that will be offered this fall. October 13 and November 8, 2018 are the dates for the next 2 workshops.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/hearing/meeting is asked to advise the University of Florida at least 72 hours before the workshop/hearing/meeting by contacting Chris Verlinde at (850) 623-3868.  If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the University by calling (352) 846-1046.

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