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D.A.R.T.E.R. 3.0


runoff limits manual technical training

Wednesday, January 7, 2009
9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Whitfield County Courthouse
205 North Selvidge St.
Dalton, Georgia
(click here for a map)

$100 per person
PDH credits available
(download the flier)

Join us for a day of technical training to instruct engineers, city and county plan review staff, and private consultants on the structural and nonstructural best management practices related to those in the Etowah Habitat Conservation Plan's Runoff Limits Manual. The information in this manual is reflective of changes occurring nation-wide in on-site design requirements and will help engineers, surveyors, developers and other design professionals meet new stormwater performance standards and provide another design tool to offer. The day will include chapter-by-chapter review of manual standards, detailed descriptions of the nonstructural and structural BMPs covered in the manual, and modeling and calculations for an example site.

To register, visit etowahriver.org/register.html .

For more information call:
Diane Minick, 770-876-1241

Attendees are recommended to review the Runoff Limits Manual prior to the workshop.

Sponsored by:

  • Upper Etowah River Alliance
  • University of Georgia
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Whitfield County
  • Limestone Valley RC&D

Workshop Facilitators

Timothy Carter, Ph.D., Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia
Tim Carter is currently an urban ecologist with the River Basin Center at the University of Georgia, working on urbanization impacts to aquatic ecosystems, coastal stormwater policy and endangered species protection as part of the Etowah Aquatic Habitat Conservation Plan. His dissertation evaluated how vegetated roofs may be used for urban ecosystem remediation.

Eric Prowell, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Eric Prowell is on staff with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, reviewing stormwater plans in the Etowah basin, and helping developers incorporate Low Impact Development techniques into their stormwater management designs. He holds a degree in Environmental Studies and Anthropology from Emory University, and a MS from the Hydrology Department of the University of Georgia's Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources.

Diane Minick, Stormwater Landscapes
Diane Minick is an ecosystems biologist and owner of Stormwater Landscapes, a consulting and design company dedicated to solving stormwater problems naturally with rain gardens and other land-centered methods moving stormwater into the ground more naturally on-site. Plants used are drought-tolerant natives in most cases. Diane is also the Watershed Director of the Upper Etowah River Alliance.

Celia Klardie, P.E., City of Canton
Celia Klardie is the City of Canton's City Engineer.  She has over 12 years of experience in the civil and environmental engineering industry including a strong background in water resouces engineering.  She has specific experience in projects related to flood plain encroachment, large mixed use developments, waste water pump stations and conveyance systems, water supply systems, annual reporting for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase 2 communities, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans for NPDES Industrial Facilities, and site development for a wide range of proposed developments. 

Katie Owens, The Nature Conservancy
Katie Owens is the Upper Coosa River Program Director for The Nature Conservancy.  She is responsible for overseeing research, restoration, and protection efforts throughout the Upper Coosa Watershed, focusing primarily on the Upper Conasauga and Upper Etowah Watersheds.  Katie holds a degree in Environmental Biology from Berry College and an MS in Environmental Biology from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

For more information:
Eric Prowell, Hydrologist
USFWS, Georgia Ecological Services
105 West Park Drive, Suite D.
Athens GA 30606
(706) 613-9493