Introducing Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience Training

Update May 10, 2017:

The training is currently full and registration is now closed. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Check-in at 8:30 AM
9:00 AM to 4:15 PM
(coffee, snacks, and lunch will be provided)

See agenda below

Location: Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation, University of Connecticut Avery Point Campus, Groton, Connecticut

Save the date on Tuesday, May 23rd to join a FREE training on Introducing Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience hosted by the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) at the University of Connecticut and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management. Training staff from NOAA and CIRCA will introduce participants to fundamental green infrastructure concepts and practices that can play a critical role in making coastal communities more resilient to natural hazards. The agenda also features green infrastructure projects from CIRCA grantees in Stratford and MetroCOG as well as presentations from New Haven, Eastern CT Conservation District, and the University of Connecticut Center for Land Use Education and Research. Through group discussions and activities, participants will learn what they can do to support green infrastructure implementation in their coastal communities.

“Green Infrastructure” incorporates the environment with constructed systems that mimic natural processes in an integrated network to benefit nature and people. A green infrastructure approach to community planning helps balance environmental and economic goals.

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.


Please contact Katie Lund at with any questions.


Funding for this workshop is provided by NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management 2015-2016 Regional Coastal Resilience Grant Program to the Northeast Regional Association of Coastal and Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS) and state coastal program members of the Northeast Regional Ocean Council along with other partner organizations and research institutions. This grant program is designed to help coastal communities improve their resilience to adverse events by improving their ability to prepare for and respond to a variety of coastal threats, including extreme weather events, climate hazards, and changing ocean conditions.  The focus is on comprehensive regional approaches that use science-based solutions and rely on collaborative partnerships to ensure success.

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