The next Penn State Water Resources Extension webinar on Wednesday, January 25 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM (eastern time) will discuss Green Parking Lot Zoning and Design.  The presenters will be David Skellie from Pennsylvania Sea Grant and Tavis Dockwiller from Viridian Landscape Studio. 

When: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 12:00 to 1:00 PM
Title: Green Parking Lots Zoning and Design
Presenters: David Skellie from Pennsylvania Sea Grant and Tavis Dockwiller from Viridian Landscape Studio.
Where: the live webinar can be viewed at

Webinar description
This webinar will discuss how Millcreek Township (Erie County) adopted amendments to their zoning regulations that will now require 7% of new or reconstructed parking lots be vegetated - even lots smaller than an 
acre. The economic advantages of green parking lots will also be discussed including recent studies reporting 12% higher income streams on treescaped streets and parking lots. The second part of the webinar will explore the technical and aesthetics side of green parking lot design including examples of how attractive green stormwater management might be incorporated within parking areas for a variety of benefits. 

About the Presenters:
David Skellie is an experienced grant writer and project coordinator who leads coastal planning and tourism-related economic development, land conservation, and water quality improvements efforts focused on the tributaries and the 77 miles of shoreline in
Pennsylvania's portion of Lake Erie. Skellie's efforts have helped to guarantee open space, wildlife habitat, and recreational access for area residents and visitors in perpetuity. He previously served as planning director for Erie County. 

Tavis Dockwiller,
principal, is the guiding influence for Viridian Landscape Studio. Viridian heals ecological systems while making beautiful places for people. Tavis recognizes place-making as integral to the basic framework of society and understanding ecological systems as key to making
place. Her work is built from an understanding of long term strategy and strengthened by client investment in design. Tavis' designs give people meaningful ways to engage with the environment √ to play, learn and relax.

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Upcoming Webinars

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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