Green Infrastructure Webinar Series

Join the Penn State Extension for the Green Infrastructure Webinar Series as they explore how green infrastructure can put our communities and landscapes on the road to sustainability.

The first in this series will concentrate on introducing green infrastructure and explore maintenance of such systems. Beginning in late summer, the webinars will discuss non-structural topics such as open space conservation, green infrastructure elements, natural resource conservation standards, and conflict resolution.

The webinars are free to participants and begin at 12 p.m. (EST), with the exception of the March 9 webinar.

February 10
Green Infrastructure Planning at Multiple Scales: From Landscape to Site – Ms. Karen Firehock, Executive Director, Green Infrastructure Center

February 25
Ecosystem Services Provided by Green Infrastructure: Using iTree Hydro – David J. Nowak, Ph.D, Project Leader, Urban Forests, Human Health & Environmental Health, USDA Forest Service

March 9 (3 p.m.)
Green Stormwater Infrastructure: An Overview of Villanova’s Research – Robert Traver, Ph.D., PE, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering & Director of the Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership (VUSP), Villanova University

March 16
Maintaining the Green Infrastructure Systems in Your Community – Robert Traver, Ph.D., PE, Villanova University

March 31
Incorporating Green Infrastructure to Revitalize Your Community: Leading the Way in Lancaster, PA — Charlotte Katzenmoyer, Director of Public Works, City of Lancaster

April 13
Penn State Center’s Stormwater Mitigation Initiatives in Pittsburgh – Lisa Kunst Vavro, RLA, ASLA, Sustainable Environments Manager, The Penn State Center in Pittsburgh

April 28
The Ecology of Streams and Forested Buffers – Bernard W. Sweeney, Ph.D., President & Director, Stroud Water Research Center

May 5
Tips for Success in Establishing and Maintaining Forested Stream Buffers – David Wise, Watershed Restoration Manager, Stroud Water Research Center

May 19
Green Roofs for Stormwater Management – Rob Berghage, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Horticulture, Director of the Center for Green Roof Research, Penn State University

May 26
Artful Rainwater Design – Stuart Echols, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, & Eliza Pennypacker, Department Head & Professor of Landscape Architecture, Penn State University

June 2
Green Infrastructure in Practice – Engaging Philadelphia; Retrofitting an Existing GI System – Tommy McCann, Horticulture Educator, Penn State Extension

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