River Towns Workshop Sept 30

345 Kehr Union Building, Multipurpose Room B, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA

September 30, 2013
10:00am - 4:00pm

Join the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership and Bloomsburg University for the Susquehanna River Towns Workshop: Creating Greener, More Flood Resilient Communities

The Susquehanna River is one of the most flood prone rivers in the country. This workshop will help municipal leaders and residents understand why we are experiencing more frequent and severe flooding and what can be done to help minimize future flooding. Experts will present examples of successful programs of using green infrastructure and floodplain ordinances to help control flooding and beautify communities. State and federal agency representatives will present information on technical assistance and funding programs for green infrastructure projects.  

Who Should Attend:  Elected Officials, Planning Commission Members, County Commissioners, Borough and Township Managers, Public Works Staff, Conservation District Staff, Design Professionals, Watershed Organizations, Land Conservancies, and residents.

Educational Sessions:

  • Understanding Flooding Impacts  
  • Green Infrastructure Planning for Communities
  • Stream and Watershed Restoration
  • Successful Land Acquisition Programs
  • Stormwater Utilities
  • FEMA Long-Term Recovery Program
  • Riverfront Master Planning
  • Technical Assistance Resources
  • Funding for Green Infrastructure Projects

Detailed Agenda

Registration Cost:  $15 (includes lunch)

Registration Deadline:  Closed

Workshop Presentations

Contact:
Zach Pyle, River Towns Program Coordinator
zpyle@susquehannagreenway.org
(570) 522-7339

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