This webinar is the 3rd in a series of free, on-going support for riparians following the ML&SA Conference in April 2017.

In Michigan, local communities have authority to require development standards that will lower the damage resulting from heavy rains and major storms. Adoption of many protections is the choice of local government. Do you want to know if your community has the needed protections, or if there is something more they could do? Do you have experience that you think has worked and you think could work elsewhere?

On Sept. 15, 2017, at 1:30 PM, The Adventures in Collective Water Management Network will be offering a forum to learn about local efforts for managing stormwater. This unique webinar format invites participants to contribute to the conversation. If you are inspired to help prevent future damage from storms in your local community, you will not want to miss this free online meeting.

Program Agenda:

1:30 – 1:40 P. M. Meeting Guidelines and program introduction – Monica Day, Water Resources Educator, MSU Extension

1:40 – 2:00 P. M. Who’s Who: Introductions of panelists and participants – Francisco Ollervides, Leadership Development Manager, River Network

2:00 – 2:15 P. M. Review the Rules Part 1: Stormwater management from a national perspective: CWA and Stormwater Management – Katherine Baer, Director Science and Policy, River Network

2:15 – 2:30 P. M. Review the Rules Part 2: Stormwater management: state role – Christe Alwin, MS4 Program Coordinator, Water Resources Division, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

2:30 – 3:00 P. M. Get er dun: “Protecting water resources and public health with a regional sewer district” Chuck Olson, OMM Engineering

3:00 – 3:15 P. M. Energize with soft skills: What science says about how to gain and keep volunteers – Monica Day, Water Resources Educator, MSU Extension

3:15 – 3:30 P. M. Appreciations and Announcements Francisco Ollervides, Leadership Development Manager, RN

•  Space for the webinar is limited. Advance registration is required and can be found at https://glccn.org/groups/adventures-in-collective-water-management/ here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Registration will be accepted until 1130am on 9/15/2017.