Annual Environmental Symposium Taking Place April 12

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Site Design and Green Infrastructure for Changing Weather Patterns

MIDDLETOWN, CT -- The Rockfall Foundation and UConn Climate Adaptation Academy will present Site Design and Green Infrastructure for Changing Weather Patterns on April 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The symposium is being held at UConn Extension Center Annex, 1066 Saybrook Road, Haddam, CT.

The program provides pertinent information for land use planners, developers, architects, local government officials including planning, zoning and wetlands commissioners, engineers, landscape architects, educators, health officials, and all concerned with climate change and effective community planning. Registration is $45, or $15 for students. Optional lunch following the program is available with pre-registration for $15, or $5 for Rockfall members.

Changing climate is creating a need to reconsider traditional methods of site design and maintenance.  Topics will include the multifunctional aspects of green infrastructure, wastewater management systems that address drought to deluge weather patterns, and maintenance and design considerations for controlling vectors such as mosquitos. The featured speakers are Sohyun Park, Assistant Professor at University of Connecticut College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, Jose Amador, Professor at University of Rhode Island College of the Environment and Life Sciences, Roger Wolfe, Mosquito Management Coordinator at CT DEEP Wetland Habitat & Mosquito Management, and Michael Pascucilla, Director of Health at East Shore District Health Department. AICP continuing education credits are available for attendees.

Since 1986 The Rockfall Foundation has sponsored symposia on topics relating to balancing development and environmental conservation. Rockfall Symposia seek to help identify and explore emerging issues related to environmental sustainability and growth, inspire dialogue and creative collaboration among attendees, and present options and strategies for developing and implementing effective policies. To register for the 2019 symposium on April 12, please visit www.rockfallfoundation.org.

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Founded in 1935 by Middletown philanthropist Clarence S. Wadsworth, The Rockfall Foundation is one of Connecticut’s oldest environmental organizations. The Foundation supports environmental education, conservation and planning initiatives in the Lower Connecticut River Valley through public programs and grants.  In addition, The Rockfall Foundation operates the historic deKoven House Community Center, which offers meeting rooms and office space for non-profit organizations.

For additional information about The Rockfall Foundation and the symposia, or to make a tax-deductible donation, please visit www.rockfallfoundation.org or call 860-347-0340.

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Contact:

Tony Marino
Executive Director
The Rockfall Foundation
860-347-0340

Website: www.rockfallfoundation.org

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