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The American Ecological Engineering Society hosted their annual conference in Asheville from June 3rd-6th, 2019. There were several good presentations on green stormwater infrastructure. See abstracts on the conference website.

The WNC Stormwater Partnership hosted a WNC Stormwater Summit on February 22, 2017 that brought together a broad group of stormwater and water resource professionals from throughout the region. Participants also toured the UNC-Asheville low impact development and green stormwater infrastructure facilities. Presentations and more information can be found here.



The NC Cooperative Extension has several workshops planned in the region. Check out their website for more information.

Residential Rain Garden Workshop
September 21st, 2019
9 AM - 5 PM
Register Here

Location: Carver Center, 101 Carver Avenue, Black Mountain, NC 28711

Join us for a residential rain garden workshop led by expert installers from North Carolina State University - Cooperative Extension

Who Should Attend: Landscapers, Landscape Architects, Homeowners, HOA Members, Property Managers, Educators, Students, Master Gardeners, and Stormwater Managers.

Cost: $100 Certification - Includes Lunch, NCSU Rain Garden Manual, and Certification after receiving an 80% or higher on examination or $25 Non-Certification - Includes Lunch and NCSU Rain Garden Manual


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Clear mountain streams, healthy drinking water, beautiful lakefronts, vibrant fishing runs . . .
Our water resources are one of Western North Carolina's most precious assets.

Excellent water quality is important for our own high quality of life, for the economic benefit of attracting tourism and growth, and for the ecological value of healthy aquatic communities.

Stormwater runoff is our most serious water pollution problem.

Local governments are taking steps to manage stormwater runoff and protect water quality. We need everyone's help.