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Water Quality and Rain Garden Certifications

Rain Garden

Water is likely the most precious natural resource on earth! Keeping it clean and potable requires stewardship using the latest Best Management Practices (BMPs). These practices include installing rain gardens, riparian buffers, permeable paving, green roofs, cisterns, and bio-retention areas. All of these can feasibly be income producing, installation activities for Green Industry Professionals. The need for Qualified stormwater BMP installers is growing. As homeowners and property managers become more aware of the rules and regulations related to built-upon area (BUA) stormwater management and their related obligations and rights regarding the transfer of property. The classes and links below are all related to stormwater management. Some are for professionals only, while others are open to the public. All are taught or led by NC State Faculty with focus on the most current, research-based information.

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