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RG 201 - Residential Rain Garden Certification for Professionals PLUS


NOTE: This workshop is tailored specifically to professionals that design, install or maintain rain gardens and other stormwater Best Management Practices.

 

June 23-24, 2016
Eno Valley Elementary School
Media Room
117 Milton Road
Durham, NC 27712
Click here to REGISTER ONLINE
PLEASE NOTE: This is a special workshop offered primarily for Durham County Public Schools teachers, staff, and students, who may attend day 1 for no fee BUT are not eligible for certification. Other participants interested in certification are welcome also: If you are interested in certification through NCSU, register for $125 and attend both days to be eligible for certification; lunch and notebooks provided.

June 27-28, 2016
Wanchese Marine Industrial Park Office
615 Harbor Road
Wanchese, NC 27981
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About the workshop:

The need for Qualified stormwater BMP installers is growing. As homeowners and property managers become more aware of the rules and regulations related to built-upon area (BUA) stormwater management and their related obligations and rights regading the transfer of property. Many are choosing to manage the runoff and reduce BUA with rain gardens and other stormwater BMPs. Rain gardens, one of the most common installations, are shallow depressions and serve as landscape features that can effectively collect and treat stormwater and reduce localized flooding. Rain gardens can be integrated into the existing landscape as a retrofit or be included in the initial landscaping plan. To effectively manage stormwater, rain gardens must be accurately sized and properly constructed. This 1.5 day workshop will present a method for sizing and designing rain gardens and will detail proper construction techniques. Participants will have the opportunity to take an exam and become certified in rain garden design and installation.

This workshop, led by experienced installers from NC State University - Cooperative Extension, will familiarize participants with the installation and maintenance of different kinds of stormwater BMPs and to certify qualification to properly design and install many of the practices.

Workshop participants will be installing a rain garden. Participants should dress accordingly for the weather (this will take place RAIN or SHINE). Close-toed shoes are highly recommended. Bring sunblock/hats/gloves if preferred. Bottled water will be provided.

As a result of this training you will:

  • Understand why stormwater needs to be managed,
  • Understand the importance of properly-designed practices,
  • Understand the principles of rain garden location, construction and maintenance,
  • Learn how to properly design and size rain gardens and other BMPs
  • Be able to select appropriate vegetation,
  • Design, build and plant a small rain garden,
  • Be eligible to take a test at the conclusion of the training to be certified in rain garden design and installation.

Click here to view the AGENDA!

Certification:

  • This certification is awarded by NC State University Cooperative Extension and is housed in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department.
  • To receive the certification, attendees must take an exam on day 2 and pass with a score of at least 80%.

Please click here for a list of Certified Residential Rain Garden Professionals from 2009 - 2010.
Please click here for a list of Certified Residential Rain Garden Professionals for 2011 - 2016.

Continuing Education Credits:
8 contact hours for Landscape Architects (Course # 6379)

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Who Should Attend

  • Commercial and residential landscapers
  • Landscape architects
  • Design engineers

Workshop Fee

Regular Registration Fee: $125 (includes break service each day, lunch on day 1, and workshop notebook)
Non-certification Workshop Attendee: $25 (Day 1 only, includes lunch and break service, notebook not provided, not eligible for certification)

Fee is waived for Durham Public Schools teachers, staff, and students for the June 23, 2016 workshop. There is no fee for DPS employees and students to attend the first day of the workshop. Lunch, notebooks, and certification are NOT included.

Cancellation Policy: If cancelling a registration, a refund minus a $25 administrative fee will be given prior to the workshop date. No refund if canceling the day of the workshop.

Pay online when you register with Mastercard, Visa, or American Express
If paying by check, please make it payable to NCSU-BAE and mailed to:
NCSU-BAE
Campus Box 7625
Raleigh, NC 27695
Attn: Christina Shepard

Instructors

  • Faculty of NCSU Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering
  • Faculty of NC Cooperative Extension Service

AGENDA

Day 1
8:00am Registration
8:30

Stormwater Overview

 

Rain Garden Overview

  Site Selection
 

Break

 

Design

  Wetland Gardens
  Break
 

In Class Exercise

  LUNCH
  Plant Selection
 

Constructing a Rain Garden

  Break
 

Alternate Design Options

 

Maintenance and FAQ

  Rain Garden Installation and rainwater harvesting/downspout disconnection discussion and demo
5:00pm Adjourn
Day 2
9:00am Summary/Review and Q & A
  In-Class Exam
  Outside Exam
12:30 Adjourn

For registration questions:
Julia Fiore - jcfiore@ncsu.edu - 919-515-6780
Chrissie Shepard - chrissie_shepard@ncsu.edu - 919-513-2192

 

 

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