Landscape Planning for Low Impact Development: Bioretention

Half Day Course

Bioretention is a form of LID that incorporates a vegetated component which supports the treatment, evapotranspiration and infiltration of stormwater. Landscape designers have an important role to play at all stages of the LID planning and design process. A successful landscape plan integrates the bioretention practice into the urban fabric while protecting natural features and functions. This course is of interest to professionals involved in landscape planning, detailed design, and/or review of bioretention practices from large-scale subdivision developments to small parking lot retrofits. An experienced instructor will present valuable lessons learned from examples in Ontario, with a focus on the design process, guidelines, and materials and techniques.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the importance of Low Impact Development (LID)
  2. Understand the design and implementation process
  3. Understand bioretention design elements, materials and techniques
  4. Prepare details and specifications for drawings and tender documents
  5. Identify common pitfalls and how to avoid them

See our  upcoming events list for currently scheduled courses.  Courses can also be scheduled by request for groups with a minimum of 15 students.  For more information contact:

Julie McManus
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 247
jmcmanus@creditvalleyca.ca

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