Northland Innovative Stormwater Management Conference
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Edgewater Conference Center
2400 London Rd, Duluth, MN
- This event is over. If you're interested in being notified of future events, please email Jesse Schomberg.
Managing stormwater can be challenging, especially in the Lake Superior region. Given the number of high-quality lakes and streams in the region (and regulations protecting them), it's important for communities, businesses, and homeowners to handle stormwater correctly. Join us for this one-day event to learn about many of the newer techniques being used to manage stormwater both here and around the region. Participants will also have opportunities to review new policies and regulations, and discuss emerging issues in stormwater management in urban and rural areas.
The Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience, and Interior Design does not pre-approve courses and activities, however to the best of our knowledge this course/activity meets the continuing education requirements outlined in MN Statute 326.107. Final discretion is up to the Board.
For more information about this conference, please contact Jesse Schomberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-726-6182.
For more information about stormwater issues in the Lake Superior region, visit www.lakesuperiorstreams.org.
The field trip made 4 stops, and drove by a couple other locations to view and discuss a variety of BMP's, including:
- Green roofs
- Pervious pavement
- Porous asphalt and concrete
- Swales and rain gardens
We met with folks who helped design, install, or maintain these practices. For more information, please see the field trip handout, and visit the Site Design Toolkit on the LakeSuperiorStreams.org website.
|8:30||Welcome/Duluth Issues, Don Ness, Mayor of Duluth|
|9:00||Percolating that Pesky Problem, Bruce Wilson, Minn. Pollution Control Agency|
|10:15||Integrating Stormwater Management and Urban Trees: A Reason for Public Works Engineers to Hug Trees, Randy Neprash, Stormwater Regulatory Specialist with Bonestroo|
|11:05||10,000 Raingardens: Public Involvement for Water Quality, Rusty Schmidt, Washington Conservation District and Co-Author of Plants for Stormwater Design (Vol I and II)|
|12:30||Changing Climate for Stormwater, Mark Seeley, University of Minnesota Extension Climatologist/Meteorologist|
|2:45||Breakout Sessions Resume
|4:00||Board bus for field trip|
|6:15||Return from field trip|
Conference Sponsors and Supporters
This project was funded in part by the Coastal Zone Management Act, by NOAA's Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, in cooperation with Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program.