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Santa Rosa County Green Infrastructure
and Watershed Tours

Learn about green infrastructure techniques and how these techniques can help manage stormwater. Join the UF/IFAS Santa Rosa County Extension office, 6263 Dogwood Drive in Milton, Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. for an introduction to green infrastructure.

Green infrastructure is the use of vegetation, soils, and other elements and practices to restore some of the natural processes required to manage water and create healthier urban environments. This program will focus on rain gardens, rain barrels, swales as well as best management practices for property owners. Residents who have experienced flooding are encouraged to attend to learn about techniques to help manage stormwater in their landscapes through presentations on local waterbodies, impacts to these coastal areas and green infrastructure techniques. After the presentations, participants will travel to sites in Santa Rosa and Escambia counties to observe examples of green infrastructure projects.

The SRC Stormwater Solutions Program will offer six reimbursement incentives to property owners who attend this program. Participation is required to qualify for up to $200 in reimbursement incentives to install a green infrastructure project on your property. Photo and proof of expenditures will be required for reimbursement.

Registration is required for this free workshop. Register online, seats are limited. Contact Chris Verlinde, (850) 623-3868 or Shelley Alexander, (850) 981-2018. Lunch, snacks and water will be provided. For special accommodations, call (850) 623-3868 at least three days in advance. For the hearing or speech impaired, call (352) 846-1046.

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