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Columbus, OH 43212
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Urban Training Opportunities

Look below for information on our CWP Coalition Membership, In-Person Webcast Viewing, and 2023 Roundtable Schedule

We are able to offer these training opportunities thanks to sponsorships and the partner communities listed below. These communities help us provide outreach to the development community throughout the year and assist us in promoting responsible land use decisions for the conservation, protection and improvement of our soil and water resources. 

City of Canal Winchester | City of Columbus | Franklin County Board of Commissioners | City of Gahanna | City of Grove City | City of Hilliard | New Albany | City of Obetz | City of Reynoldsburg | City of Upper Arlington | City of Westerville | City of Worthington


CWP Coalition Membership with Franklin Soil & Water


We renewed our Coalition Membership with the Center for Watershed Protection and have room to add some new members for 2023! Existing members do not need to re-enroll.

If you are a local, regional or state partner that represents a governmental, non-profit, or educational entity and could make use of some of the benefits listed below, please e-mail Brooke at bfrusher@franklinswcd.org to see if you qualify for membership. Please respond by January 20th, 2023.

Some of the benefits of becoming a coalition member with Franklin SWCD include:
• Complimentary access to the Center’s full webcast series (including recordings of past webcasts)
• Access to CWP's Online Watershed Library (OWL)
• Access to CWP's monthly Lunch & Learn series
• Access to CWP's job posting board
• And discounts on Center services, workshops, conferences, and training events.

You can also purchase the webcasts directly through www.cwp.org

In-Person Webcast Viewing Options


If you used to come to our office to view the Center for Watershed Protection webcasts, we are happy to announce this will be an option again in 2023!

Current FSWCD/CWP Coalition Members will receive a virtual meeting invite the morning of the webcast to view remotely. If you view as a group with your co-workers, please forward me a sign-in sheet so that I can track that participation. If you wish to view in-person at our office, you will need to register via the link below.

If you are not part of our coalition membership, you can still view the webcast for free by joining us in-person at our office. Registration for this option is required (for members and non-members) and capped to the first 25 in order to maintain social distancing. Currently, masks are encouraged but not required in our office.


Please note that if you are not a current coalition member, the only other way to view webcasts remotely is to purchase them directly through the Center for Watershed Protection https://cwp.org/webcasts-2023/

Have questions about making the most of your Coalition Membership or interested in learning more about this option? Send Brooke a message at bfrusher@franklinswcd.org

Central Ohio Stormwater Roundtables


Join your peers at one of our Central Ohio Stormwater Roundtables.  These 2-hour events will be held through ZOOM (and possibly also in person), are free to attend and include a certificate of attendance.  The forum is casual and encourages open discussion.  Topics vary, but generally relate to stormwater program management and NPDES permit requirements, or may feature local stormwater retrofit or green infrastructure projects. For 2023, our topics will focus on the Sustainability Toolkit.

If you have interest in sponsoring or speaking at a future roundtable, or have suggestions for future topics please email Brooke at bfrusher@franklinswcd.org

The dates for our 2023 Roundtable Series are set and registration is now open!

May 25th from 10-12 (Topic: Sustainability Toolkit)

  • Register Now
  • Recording available via our YouTube Channel
  • Resource Sheet (contains links to reference materials mentioned during the event).
July 27th from 10-12 (Topic: Sustainability Toolkit)
  • Register Now
  • Recording available via our YouTube Channel
  • Resource Sheet (contains links to reference materials mentioned during the event).
September 28th from 10-12 (Topic: Sustainability Toolkit)
  • Register Now
  • Recording available via our YouTube Channel
  • Resource Sheet (contains links to reference materials mentioned during the event).
Find recordings from past Roundtable Series via our YouTube Channel

Good Housekeeping


Throughout the year, our urban conservation staff works to provide annual training opportunities for municipal/county staff and contractors that work within Franklin County. Annual good housekeeping and pollution prevention workshops are one of the easiest ways to meet annual training requirements and can be scheduled at any time of the year.

We also offer our local municipal/county staff access to an online portal that allows us to assign various stormwater-related video courses throughout the year to meet annual training needs.  Courses can be completed any time throughout the year, providing flexibility to staff! If you are interested in learning more, just email Brooke at bfrusher@franklinswcd.org

If you missed out on attending our 2020 MCM Webinar Series, the recordings can be accessed via our YouTube Channel 

Presentations from Past Workshops (pdf versions)

Other Resources

We also have a couple training videos that we have purchased from Excal Visual Inc. that you can check-out from us (for free). These are perfect for providing a quick refresher to new and/or seasonal employees, that may not be on staff at the time of the annual workshop. Simply contact Brooke Frusher or David Reutter if you are interested in this option. Below is a quick description of each.

IDDE: A Grate Concern
Municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) operators are required to train employees and contractors on control measures for stormwater pollution prevention. One such control measure is illicit discharge detection and elimination (IDDE). This kit is designed to train government employees and contractors on IDDE. The 14¼ minute video focuses on the hazards of illicit discharges and shows employees how to spot them.


Storm Watch: Municipal Stormwater Pollution Prevention
Regulated municipalities are required to train their employees on stormwater pollution prevention and BMPs. This 20-minute training video helps regulated municipalities (Phase I and Phase II) train their employees as required under their Permit. The program focuses on BMPs that are important to many municipal operations such as good housekeeping, spill response, materials storage and handling, landscape maintenance and street maintenance. Employees working in fleet maintenance, garages, parks, recreation facilities, street maintenance and other departments can all benefit from this information.


  

Other Online Training Opportunities


New events will be added soon!