One of the key selling points of green stormwater infrastructure is the creation of green jobs. Some of these jobs are within existing sectors, such as landscaping, paving, and building, but new sectors also are emerging. As demand for these jobs increases, training becomes increasingly more important.

StormwaterPA — in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF), U.S. Forest Service Philadelphia Field Station, and the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation (PPR) — has developed a training curriculum to introduce key concepts in green stormwater infrastructure. The City of Philadelphia has piloted and found success with “Sustaining Green Infrastructure Through Proper Landscape Management.”

Developed with support from a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Urban Waters Small Grant, the training series currently includes five modules on Watersheds and Stormwater Management, Components of Bioretention Systems, Spring and Summer Maintenance, Invasive Plant and Weed Management, and Proper Maintenance Outside the Bioretention System. Read more and check out this complimentary video from GreenTreks Network on empowering people, improving communities, and creating jobs.

Healthy Urban Waters: Empowering People, Improving Communities, Creating Jobs from GreenTreks Network on Vimeo.