Green Infrastructure Workshop … Planning for Resilience

August 29, 2014

Green Infrastructure … Planning for Resilience

Monday, September 29th 2014

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Ellsworth City Hall, 1 City Hall Plaza

Green Infrastructure is a network of natural areas that benefits nature and people. The green

infrastructure approach to planning helps communities balance environmental and economic goals.
Registration: Seating is limited. Participants must pre-register by Wednesday, September 3rd.

To register for the Ellsworth event:

Contact: Ruta Dzenis,, 207-287-2851

Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

Municipal Planning Assistance Program

Who should attend: planners, public works officials, select boards, town managers, conservation

commission and planning board members, harbor committees, land trust members and others

interested in decision-making related to increasing coastal resilience.

Workshop description: This course led by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric

Administration Coastal Service Center training staff will introduce participants to the fundamental

green infrastructure concepts that play a critical role in making communities more resilient to natural

hazards. Through lectures featuring examples of various scale projects from Maine, group

discussions and exercises — participants will learn what they can do to support green infrastructure

network design for resiliency from natural hazards. Six hours of certification maintenance credits for

this course have been approved by the American Institute of Certified Planners. Five core continuing

education credits have been approved for certified floodplain managers.