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Michigan Green Infrastructure Conference - Protecting Water Resources and Promoting Economic Development

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Michigan Green Infrastructure Conference

 A major Green Infrastructure Conference is coming to Lansing on May 8-9, 2014. This conference is a natural outgrowth of the Governor’s 2012 Special Message on Energy and the Environment. The Governor identified green infrastructure (GI) as a way to improve water quality in Michigan and create recreational space at the same time. The conference expands on this theme to highlight a broad range of benefits and opportunities provided by green infrastructure planning and preservation at local and regional scales. “How-to” presentations and case studies will be highlighted.

Many experts will be available at this two-day conference to discuss what’s being done to advance GI at the federal and state levels. The regional and local levels will focus on codes and ordinances, funding, cost/benefits, and partnerships.  The site-specific level will feature presentations on preparation, design, placement, sizing, and maintenance of structural and vegetative controls.

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       Registration Fee:
       Early Bird (until March 31)
 - no longer available

Regular (after March 31)

 - $100 (One Day)
 - $165 (Both Days)

 Who should attend this unique conference?

  • Local government decision makers and engineers

  • Planners

  • Consultants and landscape architects

  • Developers and builders

  • Drain commissioners

  • Road agencies

  • Business and industry

  • Conservation organizations

  • Foundations and environmental non-profits groups

Anyone in government, business, industry, or education with duties related to land use and stormwater management.

Networking Reception 
Please join us after Day 1's technical sessions at a networking reception sponsored by the City of Lansing, with a Welcome from Lansing Mayor, Virg Bernero.

Continuing Education InformationThe Green Infrastructure Conference does qualify for continuing education and professional development hours. Determination of qualifying credit must be made by the certification/licensee holder. With a broad range of opportunities to earn professional development hours (PDH), it is up to the certification/licensee holder to determine if the content of this conference qualifies for PDH with your Board’s requirements.

This conference consists of 5.0 contact hours on May 8, and 6.0 contact hours on May 9, and is approved for the following:

  • Up to 11.0 Professional Development Hours (PDH).
  • Up to 11.0 Continuing Education Hours (CEH) for Professional Engineers, Architects, and Professional Surveyors.
  • Up to 11.0 Total Number ASPFM Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for Certified Floodplain Managers.

Green Infrastructure:

A broad term that includes interconnected natural systems and ecological processes that provide clean water, clean air, and wildlife habitat. It includes natural areas such as grasslands, forests, wetlands and riparian areas. It also includes manmade features such as rain gardens, green roofs, porous pavement, and parks.

Hosted by the Michigan Department of Environmental Qualitywith partners from:

TetraTech ♦ SEMCOG ♦ WMEAC
MSU ♦ Sustainable Water Works! Lawrence Tech ♦ City of Grand Rapids 
City of Ann Arbor ♦
National Center for Manufacturing Sciences ♦ Sierra Club
Ford Motor Co. ♦ Michigan Farm Bureau
and more! 

Financial Sponsors

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OHM Advisors Logo

ECT logo

Spicer Group Logo

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Mannik & Smith Group Logo

NTH Consultants logo

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Media Sponsor
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