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Stormwater Wetland Design

October 24, 2013

Craven County Extension Center
300 Industrial Drive
New Bern, North Carolina 28562

Click here to REGISTER ONLINE for Oct 24th!


About the workshop:

Constructed stormwater wetlands are an integral practice associated with stormwater management, with application from North Carolina's mountains to coast. Through research, these stormwater control measures (or BMPs) have been shown to outperform most practices to remove pollutants and hold the best potential to provide other important services such as carbon sequestration and air quality improvement. This training will focus on new information regarding stormwater wetlands collected by NC State and others. Topics to be discussed include designing wetlands to store carbon, establishing nutrient removal benchmarks to meet watershed rules, and designing undersized systems. This class is intended for those with experience in stormwater management practice design, review, and supervision. A field tour to visit constructed stormwater wetlands incorporating many of the newest design features is conducted.

Registration starts at 8:30am with class starting at 9:00am. Workshop concludes by 4:45pm.


  • Introduction and Drivers Behind Installation of CSWs
  • Permitting
  • Rate Coefficient and Plant Volume Talks
  • Large CSW Case Studies and Design Tips
  • Lunch at Simmons Wetland + Site Tour
  • Maintenance - River Bend + Mosquitos + Other Maintenance
  • Plant Harvesting
  • Floating Wetland Islands
  • Ecosystem Services, Carbon Sequestration and Markets, and Education


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

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers
  • Landscape Architects
  • Stormwater Managers
  • Land Surveyors
  • Regulators
  • All others who either design, review or construct stormwater wetlands


Early bird professional rate: $175
Early bird Gov't/Non-profit rate: $110

Regular professional rate: $225
Regular gov't/nonprofit rate: $160

Early bird fees apply if registering at least 2 weeks in advance of the workshop date. Within 2 weeks, regular fees apply.

Cancellation requests must be submitted by email to no later than 7 days before the workshop date to receive a full refund. Cancellation requests received within 7 days of the workshop date will be ineligible for refund.
Fees include break service, lunch and workshop materials.

Continuing Education

Professional Engineers (PEs) get 7 PDHs for attending. 6 CEUs are approved by the NC Board of Landscape Architects (Course #9729). Other professionals may appeal to their respective boards to obtain professional education credits. We will provide a certificate of attendance at the conclusion of the workshop.

To register online, please click the Registration link at the top of this page.
Make your check payable to NCSU-BAE. No credit cards please.
Mail your check and copy of your registration form to:
Campus Box 7625
Raleigh, NC 27695
Attn: Christina Shepard

Sponsored by

  • NC State University Biological & Agricultural Engineering Department
  • NC Cooperative Extension

Contact Cathy Smith for questions about registration: or 919-515-6780.

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