Upcoming training opportunities: Water quality, shorescaping, climate change

Upcoming training opportunities: Water quality, shorescaping, climate change




** April 6, 2016 - Property Management Workshop: Protecting Your Stormwater Facilities



Summary: This is a stormwater education workshop, which is designed to provide information on the following topics:

* Grand Strand coastal watershed and local stormwater Issues

* Local illicit discharge & best management practices

* Stormwater site inspection process

* Pollution prevention & maintenance


Intended Audience: Property managers, members of the real estate industry, and professionals working within the City of Myrtle Beach.


When: Wednesday April 6, 2016



Where: Myrtle Beach Base Recreation Center

800 Gabreski Lane, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577


Cost: Free

registration required, please register by March 30

To register, contact Lisa Swanger, lswanger@coastal.edu or 843-349-2839


more information (http://northinlet.sc.edu/training/events.html)


This workshop is hosted by the City of Myrtle Beach and the Coastal Waccamaw Stormwater Education Consortium, with additional support from the North Inlet Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Coastal Carolina University, and S.C. Department of Health.



** April 20,2016 - Shorescaping: Planted Shorelines for your Pond



Summary: This workshop will present information on the following topics:

* Benefits of shorescaping

* Shorescaping design, installation, and maintenance

* Plant selection

* Local case studies


The workshop will include a hands-on installation of a shoreline planting project at the Carolina Forest Recreation Center.


Intended Audience: Anyone who owns, manages, installs, or maintains stormwater ponds, and those interested in learning more about the design, installation, and maintenance of this beneficial, pond landscaping practice.


When: Wednesday April 20, 2016



Where: Carolina Forest Recreation Center

2254 Carolina Forest Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579


Cost: $15

registration supports the cost of supplies.

Register now, spaces are limited: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shorescaping-workshop-tickets-21235886107


more information (http://northinlet.sc.edu/training/events.html#shorescaping)  or questions, contact Michelle LaRocco, (843) 904-9034


This workshop is hosted in cooperation with the North Inlet-Winyah Bay Coastal Training Program, Carolina Clear- Clemson Extension, and Horry County Stormwater.



** May 21, 2016 - Coastal Cool School



Summary: This workshop is designed to take a new look at climate science. Everyday actions do make a difference in helping to protect our coastal community from the impacts of a warming climate and rising sea. At the Coast Cool School, community members learn hands-on about the science of climate change and practical ways to reduce their carbon footprint, and save energy and money. Construct your own Earth to experiment with how increasing CO2 in the air we breathe will change our climate.


Intended Audience: All concerned citizens and community members.


When: Saturday May 21, 2016

10:00am- noon


Where: Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center

22 Hobcaw Road, Georgetown, SC


Cost: $5, materials fee

Please call to register. (843) 904-9016 or 904-9017


more information (http://northinlet.sc.edu/training/events.html#cool)



** Save the Date: June 9, 2016 - The Business of Recycling



Summary: This event will explore the economic and environmental aspects of recycling in our community with an emphasis on engaging community leaders and businesses.


Intended Audience: Community leaders, business leaders


When: Thursday June 9, 2016

1:00pm - 4:30 pm


Where: Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center

22 Hobcaw Road, Georgetown, SC


This event will include a tour of the Georgetown County Landfill and Recycling Center


Cost: Free


Registration and additional information will be coming soon, spaces will be limited.


This workshop is hosted in cooperation with the North Inlet-Winyah Bay Coastal Training Program, Clemson University Extension, and Georgetown County.



The Coastal Training Program, CTP, encourages stewardship of coastal resources by promoting informed, science-based decision making by conducting training workshops, seminars, field demonstrations, and individualized technical assistance for coastal decision makers. A coastal decision maker is anyone whose professional choices impact the health of coastal resources or habitats, including county and city council members, municipal staff, developers, business and community leaders, engineers, real estate and property management professionals, and many others.