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11/3 Symposium Lectures

November 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


SC Native Plant Society 2021 Symposium: Sustainability & Resilience

The South Carolina Native Plant Society invites you to our 2021 Symposium, hosted by the Lowcountry chapter, from November 3rd-7th!


November 3rd Schedule of Events:

  • Virtual Lectures, 6:30 — 8:00 PM

Lecture #1: Connections Between Land Use, Stormwater Runoff, and Estuarine Habitat Quality

Speaker: Dr. Andrew Tweel, SC Department of Natural Resources

Description: Dr. Tweel will provide a quick introduction to the variety of work conducted by SCDNR’s Environmental Research Section, and then provide more in-depth information about one research project. Along South Carolina’s coast, coastal development intensity and associated stormwater practices vary widely. This study explored how these differences in turn lead to differences in environmental responses, including alteration of salinity and increased contaminant concentrations in tidal creeks.

Speaker Bio: Andrew Tweel is a Marine Scientist in the Environmental Research Section within SCDNR’s Marine Resources Research Institute.  His research focuses on understanding environmental changes driven by stormwater runoff, beach nourishment, and other factors that affect our coastal landscape.


Lecture #2: Native Gardening Techniques to Mitigate Stormwater Impacts

Speakers: Kim Morganello, Clemson Extension

Description: Kim will discuss using native plant buffers to stabilize stormwater pond and tidal creek edges, provide habitat, and improve water quality in conjunction with rain gardens, rain barrels, cisterns, pervious surfaces, and other strategies.

Speaker Bio: Kim Morganello is a Water Resource Associate for Clemson Extension, based in Charleston, South Carolina. Kim focuses her work on community resiliency and adaptation as it relates to water quantity and quality concerns. Kim has developed tools, resources and programming to broaden the application of landscape-level best management practices, in particular rain gardens, wetland restoration, vegetative buffers, rainwater harvesting, living shorelines, stormwater pond retrofits and native plant landscaping. Kim coordinates Clemson Extension’s Carolina Clear program, providing support to the six regional stormwater consortiums in the state and the nearly 40 participating local governments. Kim also serves as the Assistant Program Team Leader for Extension’s Water Resources Team and enjoys collaborative development of innovative Extension pedagogy and strategic planning to better steward water resources for current and future generations.


November 3
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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