[CANCELED] - Landscaping For Water Quality
Due to the public health concern caused by the COVID-19 virus, UNH administration made the decision to cancel all UNH Cooperative Extension events, programs and noncredit classes through April 5. The health and safety of our staff and the many members of our New Hampshire communities that participate in our programs is most important. We appreciate your understanding and patience during this uncertain time.
The Landscaping for Water Quality planning team is determining the feasibility of modifying or postponing the event and will share details soon. Full refunds will be processed for current registrants. Refund options will be available in the event of a program modification.
About the Event
Sponsored by: UNH Extension, NH Department of Environmental Services, NH Landscape Association, NH Sea Grant, NH Soak Up the Rain, and Town of Derry.
Participants will learn how to use ecological concepts and landscape features such as rain gardens, vegetative buffers, and other green infrastructure to protect lakes, rivers, streams and bays. Instructors are from universities, university centers, university extension, environmental agencies, municipalities, and private enterprise. Thanks to all of our sponsors!
Who Should Attend?
This program is designed for landscapers and others who develop, maintain, or preserve properties in and around central, southern, NH, including:
- Landscape designers, contractors and maintenance professionals, and those who hire them
- Members of watershed groups, conservation commissions, and organizations and agencies who want to learn about ecological approaches to landscaping
- Municipal staff and contractors involved in landscaping, land care and development
- Students in environment or landscape focused programs
Pesticide credits will be available, pending state approval. Certificates for the New Hampshire Certified Landscape Professionals Program will also be available.
Agenda: Thursday, March 26
8:45 Welcome and Introductions
9:00 Water Quality Considerations in Landscaping
9:45 Water Quality In and Around Derry
Craig Durrett, Town of Derry Public Works, Environmental Coordinator
10:00 Water Resource Protection Principles and Strategies
10:45 Residential-Scale Stormwater Management Practices
11:30 Assessing and Understanding Soil Characteristics
Olivia Saunders, UNH Extension, Fruit & Vegetable Production Field Specialist, Carroll County
1:00 Integrating Multiple Functions in Ecological Landscape Design
1:45 Walk to Hood Park
2:00 Site Assessment Processes and Practices (outdoors)
Agenda: Friday, March 27
8:45 Shoreland Protection and State and Federal Rules
Jay Aube, NHDES Shoreland Protection Program Coordinator
9:30 Local Concerns, Regulations and Efforts
Panel of municipal representatives from surrounding cities and towns
10:15 Stormwater System Evaluation, Maintenance and Municipal Realities
UNH Stormwater Center staff
11:00 Rain Garden Sizing, Installation and Maintenance
12:15 Selecting Plants for Stormwater Installations
Emma Erler, UNH Extension, Education Center Program Coordinator
12:45 Lawn Care Best Management Practices for Water Quality Protection
Dr. Karl Guillard, University of Connecticut, Professor of Agronomy
1:45 Is There a Market for Water Quality-Oriented Landscaping Services?
2:05 Putting it All Together: Conceptual Designs and Plans
4:00 Wrap-up and adjourn