Professional Development Opportunities at the Watershed Stewardship Center

West Creek in Parma OhioCheck out the latest professional development opportunities available at the Watershed Stewardship Center located in Parma.  These are idea for stormwater professionals and city planners/officials. All programs are free and a continental breakfast will be provided.

Stream Restoration

Wednesday, Feb. 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Learn the values of stream restoration as a watershed management practice.  This presentation by the Center for Watershed Protection explores the effectiveness of restoration from many points of view.  Cleveland Metroparks Chief Planning and Design Officer Richard Kerber will kick off this presentation with examples from Cleveland Metroparks recent restoration efforts. This training is suitable for stormwater professionals, and Continuing Education Credits are available.

Please register by Feb. 18th by calling 440‐887‐1968 or visiting www.clevelandmetroparks.com

Implementing Stream Restoration

Wednesday, March 26th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Learn how to identify appropriate sites for stream restoration, and meet your goals using a design approach and the proper assessments. This presentation by the Center for Watershed Protection expands on last month’s Stream Restoration program.  Paul Kovalcik of the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District will follow‐up with local examples, and provide answers to your questions. This training is suitable for stormwater professionals, and Continuing Education Credits will be available.

Register by March 21st by calling 440‐887‐1968 or visiting www.clevelandmetroparks.com

Monitoring Stormwater Control

Wednesday, April 23rd from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

You’ve installed stormwater control measures, but are they reducing pollution? How do we know if the water is clean, and whether your community met its pollutant reduction goals? This presentation from the Center for Watershed Protection will focus on designing and implementing effective monitoring that yields valid results. Stormwater professionals will be on hand to provide their experience on local projects. Continuing Education Credits will be available.

Registration required by April 18th by calling 440‐887‐1968 or visiting www.clevelandmetroparks.com