A Collaborative Review of the Coastal Low Impact Development Manual

Ace Basin NERR


Thursday, January 9, 2014
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST

Charleston, SC, United States

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The ACE Basin and North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserves, the Center for Watershed Protection, and South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium are pleased to announce a draft version for a Low Impact Development Manual for Coastal South Carolina. This marks a significant milestone in the two-year project, which will provide local decision-makers with stormwater engineering specifications, land use planning resources, and site design practices that are tailored to the conditions of the South Carolina coast. This one-day workshop is designed to obtain your feedback on the current draft of the LID Manual, describe how the manual has been received by state regulatory agencies, and share local examples of incentives for using LID practices. During this program, you will also learn about the site design guidelines and specifications for structural best management practices. Your input is greatly valued and participant discussion will help the project team address the following questions: • Are there any concepts in the manual that are unclear or require modifications? • Are the specifications for the structural BMPs sufficiently informative and appropriate for coastal application? • What local ordinances and incentives exist for LID practices? • What are the general opinions regarding the manual’s appearance and organization?

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Sadie Drescher

Confirmed Speaker

Sadie has over 12 years of environmental professional experience. Sadie joined the Center in 2009. She develops watershed management strategies and tools for local communities with an emphasis on coastal stormwater management, training, and science translation for end users. Prior to joining the Center, Sadie worked for SC’s Office ... Read More

Greg Hoffman

Confirmed Speaker

Greg is a Professional Engineer with a Master of Engineering from Michigan Technological University. Prior to joining the Center, Greg worked for a private consulting firm in Port Huron, Michigan, gaining experience on a wide variety of engineering projects, ranging from private site plans to large-scale stream restoration and watershed ... Read More