Introducing Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience – Anchorage
The Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and Alaska Sea Grant are hosting a one-day NOAA Digital Coast training on green infrastructure. This event will be facilitated by NOAA with local guest speakers to describe green infrastructure projects in Alaska. The training will be offered twice: September 11 in Homer at the Kachemak Bay Campus and September 13 in Anchorage at Gorsuch Commons at the University of Alaska Anchorage. This web page is for the Anchorage workshop.
“Green Infrastructure” incorporates the natural environment and constructed systems that mimic natural processes in an integrated network that benefits nature and people. A green infrastructure approach to community planning helps diverse community members come together to balance environmental and economic goals.
- Recognize green infrastructure terms and concepts that contribute to community resilience.
- Understand the ecological, economic, and societal benefits of green infrastructure.
- Understand the wide variety of contexts and scales of green infrastructure approaches.
- Identify existing planning processes suitable for integrating green infrastructure, stakeholder engagement techniques, and potential funding opportunities.
- Identify local green infrastructure activities and experts with additional information.
For interested participants of either day a field trip is planned for September 12 at the Kenai River Center in Soldotna from 11 AM to 2 PM. Contact organizer for details.