The natural resources in your community not only help maintain the life support systems for people and wildlife, they also provide services that complement municipal and state budgets. This webinar will help you better understand and identify the natural assets in your own community and how to protect and restore them for improved water quality, flood resiliency, recreational opportunities and many other benefits. We’ll look at the concept of “ecosystem services” and how they can help save money and avoid potential costs. Through examples of natural infrastructure projects (also known as nature based solutions) from around the country and Vermont, we’ll explore how communities can fully engage their natural landscape to provide multiple co-benefits to communities and residents, often at a fraction of the cost of grey infrastructure. This presentation is designed for audiences who may be new to these concepts, including town conservation commissioners, town planners and planning commissioners, and anyone interested building a resilient Vermont where both people and nature thrive.
The webinar will be recorded and available online afterwards.
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