Training Events

These events are hosted by the Coastal Training Program (CTP). Click the appropriate “Register” button below to register for an upcoming program. To register by email or phone, or for event questions, contact the CTP Coordinator.

Wetland Plant identification


Intended Audience Local Decisionmakers, Public Works Staff, Stormwater Staff, enforcement and permitting staff, other Local Staff and officials, Engineers, Contractors, Developers, and Consultants.

Objective To introduce local decision makers’ to the process of plant identification, specifically including wetland plants and their use for delineating wetlands.  Focusing on plants commonly found in the coastal wetlands of Horry and Georgetown counties.

Date Friday October 3rd, 9:00 am -3:30 pm


Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center
20 Hobcaw Drive Georgetown, SC

Cost This event is free of charge.

Professional Credit

SCPEAC 5.5 Hours of Continuing Education Credit
AICP members can earn 5.5 Certification Maintenance (CM) credits. (Pending)

  This course is FULL, if you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please fill out the registration and you will be informed if spaces become available.
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Low Impact Development in Coastal South Carolina: Tools, Guidance, and Practical Applications - 3 locations


Local decisionmakers and professionals involved with stormwater planning, design, permitting and enforcement; engineers, landscape architects, contractors and developers

Participants will

  • Learn how to use LID to protect natural resources and meet regulatory requirements for stormwater treatment
  • Acquire planning and design tools for LID practices in the unique conditions of Coastal South Carolina
  • Apply these tools to example site designs 

Location 1:

Tuesday October 28th 9:00 am- 4:30 pm
Horry County Administration Building
1301 Second Avenue, Conway, SC

Location 2:

Wednesday October 29th 9:00 am- 4:30 pm
USDA Vegetable Lab
2700 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC

Location 3:

Thursday October 30th 9:00 am- 4:30 pm
Palmetto Electric Co-Op
1 Cooperative Way, Hardeeville, SC

Cost This event is free of charge.

Professional Credit

American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)-pending 
SC Planning and Education Advisory Committee (SCPEAC)
Association of State Floodplain Managers (CFM)-pending
Engineering PDHs

Sample Agenda

Project Design and Evaluation - 2 day training


Intended Audience Resource Managers, Local Decisionmakers (City and County Officials, Administrators, and Planners), Community leaders, Non-Profit Organization representatives, Outreach and Education professionals

Objective To provide knowledge skills and tools to design and implement projects that will have a measurable impact.

Date Wednesday and Thursday, December 3-4, 8:00 am -5:00 pm


Santee State Park
251 State Park Road, Santee, SC

Cost This event is free of charge and lunch is provided.
If you would like to stay overnight at onsite cabins (not included), please contact Santee State Park directly at 803-854-2408


Sample Agenda


Future Coastal Training Program Events

Coastal Floodplain Basics

Reducing Non-Point Source Pollution Through Redevelopment


Webinars are a great way to stay informed about the latest in scientific research and innovative development and planning practices that are relevant to coastal decision-making. Check out these websites for available programs.

NOAA Coastal Services Center, Digital Coastal Webinar Series

NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center, OneNOAA Science Seminars

Center for Land Use Education & Research (CLEAR), 2011 Webinar Series

EBM Tools Network, Demonstration Webinars

US Fish and Wildlife, Climate Change Structured Decision Making Webinar

US Fish and Wildlife, Safegaurding Wildlife from Climate Change Web Conference Series


Other Events of Interest

These events are hosted by outside groups, not by the North Inlet-Winyah Bay Coastal Training Program. Please refer to their websites or flyers for contact and registration information.

Teacher Open House

Waccamaw COG: Green Infrastructure

Search for Additional Events at:

South Carolina Coastal Information Network

ACE Basin Coastal Training Program


NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System University of South Carolina Baruch Institute-USC Belle W. Baruch Foundation