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October 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am - November 1, 2019 @ 4:00 pm EDT
GSI Partners Operations and Maintenance Course (3 Days)
On October 24th, 25th, and November 1st, the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia’s Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Partners will offer its 5th annual GSI Operation and Maintenance Course for landscape professionals to learn best practices and advance their skills and working knowledge of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) and sustainable stormwater management.
With the implementation of more and more GSI on public and private sites there is a growing need for skilled individuals to fulfill jobs as well as more firms to fulfill maintenance contracts.
This growing need creates a significant business opportunity for local landscape professionals to get involved. This course intends to both address the growing need for GSI maintenance and to equip landscape professionals interested in developing their staff and service portfolio in the operations and maintenance of public and private green stormwater infrastructure projects so they can best take advantage of the emerging opportunities.
GSI practices require regular maintenance to ensure they continue to perform as intended, which in turn, helps to ensure that the stormwater regulations driving Green City, Clean Waters are being met.
The three-day course will feature a mix of classroom and field activities and will provide landscape contractors and grounds managers with an understanding of the importance of operations and maintenance (O+M) of vegetated stormwater management practices, as well as of the tasks involved.
Students will leave this course with a basic understanding of the regulatory context of stormwater management, BMPs and their components, how to maintain the vegetation and above-ground components using adaptive and prescriptive management techniques, and how to diagnose and respond to safety and performance issues.
This course was developed by SBN’s Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Partners. GSI Partners’ Professional Development Grants are available for members interested in taking this course*. Learn more about these professional development Grants here.
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*The fee for the course includes all course materials as well as breakfast and lunch for all 3 days.
The GSI Partners, a signature program of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN). Click here to learn more.