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County plans low-impact development workshop

Posted On: April 11, 2019

Dr. Michael Llewellyn Humphreys will lead a low-impact development workshop titled “Implementing the Unimaginable: An exploration of effective strategies for environmental change” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona.

Polluted stormwater is a threat to rivers, the aquifer and springs. Low-impact development practices keep stormwater on site and can remove pollutants, prevent flooding and benefit wildlife.

Dr. Humphreys, an associate professor of ethics at Bethune-Cookman University, will explore real examples of social and organizational change. He will also describe strategies to address water quality issues and promote effective low-impact development advocacy, taking examples from the nonviolent mass action of the civil rights movement in the United State and the fall of apartheid in South Africa.

The free workshop is coordinated by Green Volusia, a county initiative to provide information about environmentally responsible practices and encourage stewardship and conservation of natural resources. Sponsors are Volusia County, Lyonia Environmental Center, Project H2O, Florida Green Building Coalition and Center for Earth Jurisprudence.

Planners can earn 1.5 certification maintenance credits.

Reservations are not required. For more information, call 386-736-5927 or visit www.greenvolusia.org.

This cooperative project has been funded in part by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.