Training Workshops

The Center offers customized on-site training to provide practitioners with the skills and the tools they need to do more effective and efficient watershed work.

Our workshops can be tailored to meet the needs of a wide range of audiences, including watershed groups, engineers, government personnel, stormwater managers, developers, watershed planners, public officials, environmental organizations and others interested in watershed protection. Training workshops generally run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and range from 1-3 days. Half-day training sessions are also available. A typical workshop day may include some combination of the following:

  • Classroom-style presentations
  • An interactive exercise developed specifically for your community
  • Discussion on specific local issues
  • A field trip (such as stream assessment training)
  • A panel discussion
  • Local guest speakers

Clients can select from the wide variety of training topics listed on the menu to the right, or Center staff can develop new sessions designed to address your unique training needs. Workshop costs vary widely depending upon the length of the workshop, the degree of customization required, and the course materials provided. Cost includes preparing materials and providing two to three technical speakers per day. Additional fees include reproduction of support materials and travel expenses. A detailed scope of work and budget is prepared on a case-by-case basis for every workshop. The Center will assign the most appropriate technical staff to the workshop.

To request a quote for hosting a Center workshop in your community, contact Neely Law at


Training Topics Include:

  • Watershed Assessment, Restoration and Protection
  • Designing Better Development Sites
  • Managing Stormwater Runoff
  • Compliance with Local Stormwater Rules and Regulations
  • Residential Stormwater Treatment Practice Design and Installation
  • Expanding and Conserving Urban Tree Canopy
  • Regulatory Compliance with MS4 Permits and TMDLs
  • Detecting and Eliminating Illicit Discharges
  • Urban Stream Restoration Project Identification and Crediting

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