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Coastal Training Program

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Low Impact Development in Coastal South Carolina: Tools, Guidance, and Practical Applications
Conway, SC - October 28th, 2014
Charleston, SC - October 29th, 2014
Hardeeville, SC - October 30th, 2014

Using low impact development (LID) strategies to plan and design development helps protect natural resources and avoid impacts to water quality. Some strategies, such as minimizing impervious cover, can be applied in any landscape. Other practices, like infiltration, require specific physical conditions. Come learn how a new manual, Low Impact Development in Coastal South Carolina: A Planning and Design Guide, can help you implement LID in projects in the unique South Carolina coastal zone. The solutions and resources provided in this training were developed with input from many of you and your colleagues, and will equip you to address the unique features of this specific region.

Online Registration is required by October 24th! To view and download Low Impact Development in Coastal South Carolina: A Planning and Design Guide, visit: http://www.northinlet.sc.edu/LID


Breaking Through Barriers
January 14, 2015 - Charleston, SC

More information and registration coming soon!

Foreign languages. Cultural differences and isolation. Low education levels. More often than not, you will encounter these barriers when working in the very communities that are most at risk of catastrophic weather and environmental hazards. And you will also encounter these barriers when reaching out to those who catch the fish, cut the trees, dig the mines, drill the wells, and drive the bulldozers.The Breaking Through Barriers series provides big concepts and practical tips to help you reach out to "underserved" audiences from all walks of life.

Easier English.
Professional and technical writing is barrier for nearly all "underserved" audiences. In this session, you'll learn how to how to re-write and re-package professional writing into plain English that is accessible for those with lower levels of reading proficiency.

Culturally Sensitive and Targeted Outreach.
If they don't read the paper, visit your website, or come to a public meeting, how can you reach them? In this session, we'll review some of your options for finding and delivering a message to underserved communities.

From One Language to Another.
In this session, we'll learn the crucial difference between translation and interpretation, the pros and cons of human and digital services, and the inherent risks to both. You'll get tips on how to select a translator or interpreter, how they price their services, and how to work with them to get the best possible result.


Other Upcoming Training Events

These events are hosted by outside groups, please refer to their websites or registration flyers for contact information and registration process.

You may also search coastal events on the South Carolina Coastal Information Network site at http://sccoastalinfo.org


Past Events Attendees listening to description of bioswale installation

For resources provided after training events organized by training topic, please see our list of CTP Resources.

Sediment Basins: Meeting Requirements for Design, Installation and Maintenance under the Revised Construction General Permit
June 5, 2014 - Charleston, SC

Charleston Area Pond Conference
May 22nd, 2014 - North Charleston, SC

Boating Infrastructure Grant and Clean Vessel Act Grant Seminar
April 22nd, 2014 - Charleston, SC

Coastal Wetland Identification
April 17th, 2014 - Ravenel, SC

Research Needs for the Sustainable Management of Crustacean Resources in the South Atlantic Bight
April 9-10, 2014 - Charleston, SC

Navigating Rough Seas: Planning and Facilitating Collaborative Meeting
February 25-26, 2014
Workshop Agenda (PDF)

Wading Bird Rookery Management; A Seminar for Community Decion-makers who manage Lands with Rookeries or Rookery Habitat
January 23rd, 2014 - Spring Island, SC
Information Flyer (PDF)
Wading Bird Resources (PDF)
For more information visit: www.dnr.sc.gov/wildlife/species/wadingbirds

LID Manual Workshop
January 9, 2014 - Fort Johnson, Charleston, SC
Workshop agenda, presentations, and notes can be found here: http://www.northinlet.sc.edu/LID/Past/Workshops/index.html

Southeast Tidal Creeks Summit
December 16-17, 2013 - Wilmington, NC
For more information.

Coastal Wetland Identification
November 6, 2013 – Ravenel SC
November 15, 2012 - Blufton, SC

South Carolina Marine Educators Association Conference
November 1-2, 2013 - Charleston SC
Conference Agenda (PDF)

Seafood Business Management and Marketing Workshop
May 22, 2013 - Charleston, SC
Information Flyer (PDF)

Developing a Low Impact Development Manual for Coastal South Carolina: Workshop 1
January 16, 2013 - Charleston, SC
For workshop agenda, presentations, and resources see project web page

Planning for Meaningful Evaluation
January 29-30, 2013 - Charleston, SC
Information Flyer (PDF)

Expanding the ACE Basin’s Living Shorelines
December 6, 2012 – Yemassee, SC

Introduction to Coastal GIS
November 7-9, 2012 - Charleston, SC
Information Flyer (PDF)

Water Words That Work
October 25-26, 2012 - Savannah, GA

Accessibility Guidelines for Outdoor Recreation Areas; A Seminar for South Carolina’s Land Managers
October 18, 2012 - Edisto Island, SC

Project Design and Evaluation
July 25-26, 2012 - Bluffton, SC
Information Flyer (PDF)

Stormwater Pond Management Conference
March 22, 2012 - North Charleston, SC

Project Design and Evaluation
April 3-4, 2012 - Charleston SC
Information Flyer (PDF)

Water Words that Work
January 25, 2012 - Charleston, SC

Community Rating System
November 9, 2011 - Beaufort, SC

Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience
October 5, 2011 - Hardeeville, SC

Isolated Wetlands: Roles, Regulations, and Rulings
September 21, 2011 - Hardeeville, SC

Addressing Bacterial Contamination through Stormwater BMPs
May 3, 2011 - Ridgeland, SC

South Carolina Coastal Low Impact Development (LID) Manual: Needs, Use and Lessons Learned
January 12 - Beaufort, SC
January 24 - Conway, SC
January 26 - Charleston, SC

Collaborative Learning Seminar
September 22-23, 2010

Beyond Pipe and Pond: Research Based Stormwater System Design Workshop
August 4, 2010 - Beaufort, SC

Road Map for Adapting to Coastal Risk
June 2, 2010 - Beaufort, SC

Southeast Regional Conference on Invasive Species
February 1-3, 2010 - Camp St. Christopher - Seabrook Island, SC

Southeast Regional Diamondback Terrapin Conference
December 3, 2009 - Wilmington, NC

Cistern Installation Demonstration
November 10, 2009 - Charleston, SC

Participatory GIS online seminar
November 5, 2009

South Carolina's Changing Shoreline: Implications for the Future
October 28, 2009 - Beaufort, SC
November 4, 2009 - Charleston, SC
November 18, 2009 - Conway, SC

Fostering Sustainable Behavior
October 7-8, 2009 - Savannah GA

Preserving Your Land with a Conservation Easement
Sept. 10, 2009 - Beaufort, SC

Sustainable Development in Coastal South Carolina
March 10-11, 2009 - Beaufort, SC

The Long and Short of Wetlands Regulations
February 24, 2009 - Bluffton, SC

Conservation Options for the Landowner
February 19, 2009 - Edisto Interpretive Center

Stormwater Management in Coastal SC: A Focused Seminar on Ponds and Low Impact Development Practices
January 22, 2009 - Charleston, SC

Low Impact Development Stormwater Management Practices: Design and Installation Demonstrations
October 28-30, 2008 - Oak Terrace Preserve in North Charleston, SC

Green Solutions to Pollution: Rain Garden and Rain Barrel Design and Installation
October 1, 2008 - Bluffton Town Hall in Bluffton, SC

Rainwater Harvesting: Stewardship of a Priceless Resource
August 6, 2008 - Bluffton Town Hall Auditorium in Bluffton, SC

Getting to Know Wetlands: Innovative Planning and Development Approaches for South Carolina’s Wetland Resources
July 14, 2008 - Blue Heron Learning Center in Ridgeland, SC

Habitat Priority Planner Demonstration for Planners
Full demonstration and discussion - May 19, 2008 - Fort Johnson, SC
Online demonstration using Web-ex - May 20 & June 11, 2008

Impact of Coastal Development on Tidal Creeks
May 12, 2008 - Blue Heron Learning Center in Ridgeland, SC

Pervious Cobblestone Design and Installation
April 30, 2008- Bluffton Town Hall in Bluffton, SC

Communicating Science Effectively
April 8-11, 2008 - NOAA Coastal Service Center - Charleston, SC

Green Homes 101 Lecture
March 26, 2008 - Charleston, SC

Microsoft Excel Tips and Tricks
March 5-7, 2008 - Charleston, SC

Southeast Regional Diamondback Terrapin Workshop
February 27, 2008 - Charleston, SC

The Future of Our Drinking Water
February 13, 2008 (Bluffton)
February 19, 2008 (Beaufort)

Advanced Microsoft Access Training
January 28-February 1, 2008 - Hollings Marine Lab - Charleston, SC

Getting to Know Wetlands and the Rules that Govern Them
January 17, 2008 - Conway, SC

Scott Creek Research Project Results and Implications
November 13, 2007 - Final Report to Town Council

Beginner/Intermediate Microsoft Access Training
Sept. 17-21, 2007 - Hollings Marine Laboratory in Charleston, SC

Pervious Concrete: Hydrological and Structural Design and Construction
July 10, 2007 - Shults Community Center in Bluffton, SC

Use of Pervious Concrete in Stormwater Management
April 25, 2007 at 6:30pm - Poplar Grove Boathouse in Hollywood

Impact of Stormwater Management on the Community
March 28, 2007 at 6:00pm - Schroeder school cafeteria in Hollywood, SC

Stormwater Education for Municipalities
March 14, 2007 at 6:00pm - Hollywood Town Hall in Hollywood, SC Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO) presentation.

Scott Creek Research Project Results and Implications
February 6, 2007 at 6:00pm - Edisto Interpretive Center in Edisto Beach, SC

Public Issues and Conflict Management
January 8-10, 2007 - Fort Johnson in Charleston, SC

Coastal Community Planning and Development Training Edisto Island
November 29-30, 2006 - Edisto Island, SC

Dune Restoration
October 31, 2006 - Hilton Head, SC

Impacts of Development on Estuarine Resources
August 24, 2006 - University of South Carolina Beaufort Campus at 7:00pm.

Project Design and Evaluation
August 7-8, 2006 - Fort Johnson in Charleston, SC

The Use of Habitat Mapping in Coastal Management
June 14, 2006 - Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, SC

Sustainable Building: Four Case Scenarios
March 22, 2006 - Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah, GA

Dune Restoration: Helping the Dunes Help You
January 31, 2006 - Edisto Interpretive Center in Edisto Beach, SC

High Performance Building and Restoration: Balancing Environmental and Economic Sustainability
January 25, 2006 - Waccamaw Campus of Coastal Carolina University in Litchfield, SC

Files listed above are in the Adobe® Acrobat® (PDF) format.


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