2019 GI Seminar

The MACC hosted a green stormwater infrastructure seminar on August 15, 2019, at the Holland Civic Center Place. The 2019 seminar included information about coastal resiliency, groundwater recharge, using native plants, and case studies of local projects. The seminar featured several exhibitors and incorporated hands-on activity learning stations.

The program included the following presentations:

Building Coastal Resiliency with Nature-based Solutions (slides not available) – Madeleine Gorman, Coastal Waters Coordinator, Water Resources Division, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy
Coastal Management Program Website

Great Lakes Commission Green Infrastructure Champions Program – Claire E. Schwartz, PE, Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc.; Don Carpenter, PhD, PD, LEED AP, Drummond Carpenter, PLLC; and Marcy Hamilton, Senior Planner/Deputy Executive Director, Southwest Michigan Planning Commission
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The Importance of Groundwater Recharge in Ottawa County – Paul Sachs, Director of Planning and Performance Improvement, Ottawa County

Introduction to Green Infrastructure Techniques and Opportunities – Don Carpenter

Using Native Plants for Bioretention Projects: Considerations for Design, Installation and Maintenance (slides not available) – Rebecca Marquardt, PLA, SITES AP, Revery
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Panel Discussion: Design, Installation and Maintenance Case Studies

Photos from the event can be viewed on Facebook.

The seminar was eligible for 3.5 PDH credits for Professional Engineers.