The Municipal Online Stormwater Training (MOST) Center announced a new online course for local governments on incorporating green infrastructure into capital planning. The MOST Center was created by a partnership between the University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center and the Low Impact Development Center, Inc. and funded through a five-year National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Grant. MOST Center materials are available to local government officials online at no charge.
From a MOST Center email announcement (2019-04-24):
The Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland, in partnership with Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, is pleased to announce a new online course available at the MOST Center –
As communities across the Chesapeake Bay Watershed face challenges with regulatory compliance, growth, flooding, and maintaining existing infrastructure, significant capital investments in stormwater infrastructure are required. Green infrastructure (GI) is a preferred stormwater best management practice that can achieve multiple benefits and yield a positive return on investment. This course outlines strategies for integrating GI practices into capital projects such as roads, utilities, parks, and schools. By integrating GI into the capital improvement planning process, communities can achieve more cost-effective solutions and accelerate the implementation of sustainable landscape practices. This course covers the actions communities must take to institutionalize the “Dig Once” concept.
Registrants can earn 1.5 contact hours for taking the online course.