Constructed Wetlands Maintenance

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Upcoming Workshops

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Each workshop is unique. The information below is provided for general information about the workshop. Please reference the registration website for specific information about the individual workshop.

About the Workshop

This constructed wetlands workshop training is specifically for the Towns of Newland, Boone, Blowing Rock, and other western NC communities that manage stormwater wetlands as part of their stormwater management programs.

Communities across the State of North Carolina must manage rainfall that runs off roads, streets, and parking lots. This runoff is called stormwater. To manage stormwater, many treatment devices, called Stormwater control measures (SCMs), have been built. These devices include stormwater wetlands. SCMs require annual, and sometimes more frequent, inspection and maintenance to perform as intended. Maintenance includes hydrologic and water quality function, landscape functions, and consideration of impacts on human health and safety. Many communities across North Carolina are now requiring annual inspection, and if called for, maintenance of SCMs. SCMs are not managed as standard landscape features, as they are water quality treatment devices, and specialized training is needed to perform inspection and maintenance activities.

SCM Inspection and Maintenance also presents a business opportunity for inspection by licensed professionals such as engineers and landscape architects, and maintenance by landscape and other green industry professionals. Designers will learn to design SCMs with maintenance in mind; landscapers can diversify their business to ensure year-round work in a recession-proof area of work, and suppliers of materials and technology to the stormwater industry can learn about new and existing opportunities to support the stormwater industry.

Those that have a current Stormwater Inspection & Maintenance Certification can receive a one-year extension to their current, unexpired certification expiration date.

This workshop is being held rain or shine.

After registering, attendees will receive a link to the materials’ website. The lectures have been prerecorded. Please watch the video and take notes prior to attending the in-person portion of the workshop. The in-person portion of the workshop will primarily consist of the hands-on constructed wetland maintenance activities. 

Who Should Attend

  • Commercial Landscapers
  • Property Managers
  • Owners
  • Homeowner Associations
  • Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
  • Registered Landscape Architects
  • Regulators
  • Municipal and County Landscape Personnel

Registration Fee Information

Regular Fee – $75

Payment Instructions

We accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express for payment of your registration fee. Or you may send us a check made payable to NCSU – BAE. Mail to:

Campus Box 7625
Raleigh, NC 27695
Attn: Workshop Coordinators

Please visit the registration website for current cancellation and refund policies.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation requests should be sent to for processing. The cancellation request must be submitted at least thirty-one (31) days before the date of the workshop to receive a full refund. Cancellation requests made between thirty (30) days and eight (8) days before the date of the workshop will receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative processing fee. Any cancellation requests made on or within seven (7) days of the workshop will be ineligible for a refund.

Attendee substitutions from within the same company may be made at any time at no cost. Please send an email to with the name of the current registrant and the name and email address of the new registrant.

Severe Weather Cancellation and Refund Policy

In the event of severe weather, this workshop may be postponed or canceled at the discretion of the workshop instructors and coordinators. If the workshop is postponed, you may receive a refund if you are unable to attend the newly scheduled date, time, and location. Please contact if you are unable to attend the rescheduled workshop. If the workshop is canceled, you will receive a full refund. If the workshop is postponed or canceled, the workshop instructors and coordination staff are not responsible for participants not meeting their PDHs or CEUs requirements with their various professional licensing boards.

Workshop Schedule

Each workshop schedule is unique. Please click on the individual workshop for specifics

What to Bring

Participants will be outside working on constructed wetlands. Proper attire is strongly recommended:

  • Waders or Knee Boots
  • Jeans
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • Gloves
  • Hats

Optional materials to bring include:

  • Rain gear
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray

Professional Development Hours

To receive professional development credit, you will need to complete a quick quiz after watching the pre-recorded lectures.

4 PDHs for professional engineers and land surveyors, approved by the NC Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors

TBD CEUs for landscape architects, approved by the NC Board of Landscape Architects, course TBD

4L CEUs for landscape contractors, approved by the NC Landscape Contractors’ Licensing Board, CE#: 1993

TBD Commercial pesticide recertification credit has been approved in the following categories: Aquatic (A), Dealer (D), Ornamentals & Turf (L), Demonstration & Research (N) and Private-Specialty Training (X)



This workshop was created with the assistance of

Blue Ridge Resource Conservation and Development