Webinar: Training a Green Infrastructure Workforce

This webinar was sponsored by the Urban Waters Learning Network and recorded on December 8, 2015.

Description: In this recorded webinar you’ll learn about efforts to meet two communities’ parallel needs to both manage stormwater and train a skilled workforce to install and maintain green infrastructure projects. Civic Works and the Center for Watershed Protection will share their work to create a certification-based stormwater training track that connects Baltimore’s underserved residents with careers in the emerging stormwater industry. This effort is part of the Center’s national Clean Water Certification and Workforce Development Program. You will also learn about the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s (PHS) experience partnering with a local AmeriCorps program, the City of Philadelphia, the City of Chester and others to encourage the development of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) practices, increase local capacity to implement and maintain GSI and utilize sustainable land care practices by providing training to municipal employees, under‐skilled landscape laborers and at-risk youth.

Presenters: Eli Allen, Director of Retrofit Baltimore (Civic Works); Hye Yeong Kwon, Executive Director (Center for Watershed Protection); Glen Abrams, Director of Sustainable Communities (Pennsylvania Horticultural Society).

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