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Green Infrastructure Conference (Completed)

Project History

Description

The Erosion Control and Green Infrastructure Conference will take place 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on July 12, 2019 at the I Hotel and Conference Center. This one-day conference will bring together designers, contractors and other professionals to explore and advance the use of erosion control and green infrastructure in municipal management. Breakfast and lunch will be provided and a tour of the U of I Erosion Control Research & Training Center is also being offered.

The event is being sponsored by the Champaign County Stormwater Partnership, made up of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign County, the cities of Champaign and Urbana, Village of Savoy, and the Champaign County Soil & Water Conservation District.

You can go to https://www.ccstormwater.org/events.html for more info.

Background

The Green Infrastructure Maintenance Conference is held every other year and highlights advances and issues in green infrastructure. The event is free to the public and brings in speakers from within the University community, along with speakers from other cities and universities. It is an initiative of the MS4 Stormwater Technical Committee.

The 2011 conference addressed maintenance for bioretention swales, native plantings, rain gardens porous pavements, and green roofs. This conference attracted an audience of around 100 people, which one speaker noted was large for such an event.

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