GI Seminar


The MACC, in partnership with the City of Holland, the Ottawa County Water Resources Commissioner, and the Allegan County Drain Commissioner, will be hosting a green infrastructure (GI) seminar at the Haworth Inn and Conference Center on August 22, 2017, 9am-3:30pm. The seminar will focus on how green infrastructure can be included in site designs, updates on some local initiatives and discussions about the drivers and barriers to implementing green infrastructure from various perspectives.

Who is this conference for? Engineers, contractors, developers, landscape architects, water quality professionals, elected officials and decision makers, planners, conservation organizations, and anyone from throughout the West Michigan Region interested in learning more about green stormwater infrastructure.

Seminar is eligible for 3.5 PDH credits for Professional Engineers.

Registration is now closed. Contact our office if you have any questions about the seminar: 616-395-2688 or

Sponsored by


Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
Contech Engineered Solutions
Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc.
Michigan Wildflower Farm
Kuert Concrete Inc.
Kennedy Solutions, Inc.


Tentative Agenda

8:30am – Registration opens
9:00am – Seminar begins
9:15am – Workshop: Making the Case for Including GI in Site Design

Speakers: Donald Carpenter, Ph.D, P.E., LEED AP, Principal, Drummond Carpenter PLLC and Director, Great Lakes Stormwater Management Institute, Lawrence Tech University and Dan Christian, P.E. , D.WRE, Senior Water Resource Engineer and Project Manager, Tetra Tech

10:15am – break and visit exhibitors
10:45am – Workshop continued
noon – Lunch (included with registration)
1:00pm – Presentations: GI Suitability and Prioritization in the Holland/Zeeland Area

Speakers: Kelly Goward, Macatawa Watershed Project Manager, MACC and Brian Boyer, Environmental Engineering Manager, Kieser & Associates

2:15pm – Panel discussion: Drivers and Barriers to using GI

Confirmed speakers: Carrie Rivette, City of Grand Rapids; Jason VanderKodde, FTC&H; Erik Petrovskis, Meijer; Nathan Griswold, Inhabitect

3:15pm – Seminar wrap-up
3:30pm – optional walking tour of GI at the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts

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