WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH – A four-state partnership that includes North Carolina is offering a free, one-day training session here on planning for coastal watershed restoration.
The Governor’s South Atlantic Alliance workshop, Watershed Planning: Strategies and Tools to Protect and Restore Coastal Water Quality, is scheduled for 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. April 28 at the Wrightsville Beach Public Works Department at 200 Parmele Blvd. The training is geared for watershed professionals.
State and local water quality professionals, planners and managers will be on hand to show how to protect and restore coastal water quality with cost-effective strategies for watershed management. Discussions will include methods for setting goals for reducing polluted stormwater runoff volumes and how to select the most effective best-management practices to achieve water quality goals.
Governors of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida signed the alliance partnership agreement in 2009 to establish a regional collaboration to sustain the environmental, natural resource, economic, public safety, social and national defense missions of the respective states and the South Atlantic region.