Friday, February 28, 2014

ANERR to conduct Seminar on Low Impact Development

The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) will be conducting a seminar on Low Impact Development (LID) from 9:00AM - 3:00PM on March 20, 2014 at the Research Reserve located at 108 Island Drive in Eastpoint.

Experts in the field will be on hand to expound upon Low Impact Development (LID) and smart strategies that can help reduce construction and maintenance costs for stormwater facilities and how counties and municipalities can use their comprehensive plans and land development codes to prevent stormwater runoff.

LID is an approach to development and redevelopment that manages stormwater as close to the source as possible. LID begins with the project assessment at the watershed level then moves on to a site design that is thoughtfully planned out and includes LID best management practices. Resulting projects mimic predevelopment hydrology and helps reduce impervious surfaces, improve stormwater drainage and infiltration, address flooding concerns, reduce stormwater pollutant loads, and promote native plants and much more.

The cost of the seminar is only $15, including lunch and is an excellent opportunity for local officials, engineers, planners, developers, builders, real estate representatives, property owners and interested citizens to learn about LID techniques, permitting benefits and incentives to create a win-win situation for all.    

To register online for the seminar go to or for more information telephone Margo Posten at (850) 670-7719 or send email to