2015 Ohio Stormwater Conference Registration is Still Open!
May 6-8, 2015
Kalahari Resort and Conference Center, Sandusky, Ohio
The Ohio Conference is once again presented by Tinker’s Creek Watershed Partners and the Ohio Stormwater Association. This is the premier stormwater conference for the State of Ohio and region. The Conference is expected to be the biggest one yet with over 80 exhibitors and 75 speakers over six tracks of concurrent sessions.
The Ohio Stormwater Conference will provide up to 12 hours of continuing education credit as well as opportunities to earn more hours through the Wednesday tours.
Please view online this year’s Registration Packet by clicking here.
The tracks of concurrent sessions, which include:
- Watershed Planning, Implementation and Restoration
- Stormwater and MS4 Program Management
- Monitoring, Modeling and Research
- Stormwater Practice Planning and Design
- Industrial Stormwater Management
- Legal Issues in Stormwater and Watershed Management
- Managing Stormwater in Transportation Projects
- Reducing Combined Sewer Overflows
Opening Speaker: Karl Gebhardt joined the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency in April 2014 and will coordinate efforts addressing water quality resource issues related to harmful algae and other nutrient issues affecting Lake Erie and Ohio’s inland waters.
Keynote Speaker: G. Tracy Mehan, III is national Source Water Protection Coordinator for the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities and Adjunct Professor at George Mason University School of Law.
Early-Bird Registration ends April 15, 2015
Cost: $195 Early registration ($245 after April 15th, 2014)
$95 Student Registration
$95 Scholarship Registration
May 6th, 2015 – CESSWI Review Class, $350 per person
May 6th, 2015 – Conference Tours (see website for more information)
May 7th, 2015 – All four EnvioCert Exams, $100 per person.
May 7th – 8th, 20125 – Conference Sessions.
Last year’s event sold out with over 660 attendees, register early to ensure you have a spot for this year’s conference!!!
For questions, please contact Harry Stark at [email protected]
TCWP Awarded Funds for Stream Restoration Planning
Tinker’s Creek Watershed Partners (TCWP) has been awarded a $50,000 Cuyahoga AOC Habitat Restoration Project Planning grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Funds will be used to create plans for habitat restoration projects in the watershed.
Four projects have been identified in Hudson, Streetsboro, and Warrensville Heights based on the Tinker’s Creek Watershed Action Plan (WAP), a state endorsed document that identifies the issues in the watershed and projects to improve watershed conditions. TCWP will work with watershed communities to identify three additional projects to receive restoration planning.
Full press release can be found here.
Free Workshop: New Year, New Yard– Alternatives to the ‘Perfect’ Green Lawn
March 31, 2015, 6:30 pm
Beachwood Community Center (25325 Fairmount Blvd.)
Thank you to the attendees at the New Year, New Yard event. We had over 130 people in attendance to hear Anita Sanchez discuss her book, The Teeth of the Lion: The Story of the Beloved and Despised Dandelion. Sanchez is a professional educator who has more than twenty years of experience in providing classes and hands-on, participatory programs to a wide range of audiences. The event included a discussion on lawn care practices and how these practices have changed over time, focusing on reducing the use of chemicals to help improve soil and water health.
2015 is the Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Year of Water. There are many water related events happening regionally. See the link below for a calendar of events.
Tinker’s Creek Watershed Partners Meetings
Please contact Babette at [email protected] for meeting times and locations.