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.



Property Management Workshop: Protecting Your Stormwater Facilities



Intended Audience

Property managers, members of the real estate industry, and professionals working within the City of Myrtle Beach.


A stormwater education workshop, which is designed to provide information on the following topics:
 Grand Strand coastal watershed and local stormwater Issues
 Local illicit discharge & best management practices
 Stormwater site inspection process
 Pollution prevention & maintenance


Free, registration required


Wednesday April 6, 2016

9:00am - noon


Myrtle Beach Base Recreation Center

800 Gabreski Lane, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577


Contact Lisa Swanger, or 843-349-2839

More Information




ShoreScaping Workshop: Planted Shorelines for your Pond


Intended Audience

Anyone who owns, manages, installs, or maintains stormwater ponds, and those interested in learning more about the design, installation, and maintenance of this beneficial, pond landscaping practice.



This workshop will present information on the following topics:
· Benefits of shorescaping
· Shorescaping design, installation, and maintenance
· Plant selection
· Local case studies

The workshop will include a hands-on installation of a shoreline planting project at the Carolina Forest Recreation Center



Wednesday April, 20, 2016

1:00pm- 5-00pm



Carolina Forest Recreation Center

2254 Carolina Forest Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579



$15 - Registration is required and spaces are limited

Registration supports the cost of supplies.

Additional Information

The hands-on installation will require boots and gloves. Please bring appropriate footwear and gloves.

Registration Deadline April 13

Refunds will be allowed if requested prior to the registration deadline. No refunds for no-shows. This will be a rain or shine installation.


Flyer and Agenda

Please Note: online registration will include an additional processing fee ($1.82). To register by mail, print the flyer and mail the form and a check made out to University of South Carolina for $15.00 to North Inlet Winyah Bay NERR, Attn: Michelle LaRocco, PO Box 1630, Georgetown, SC 29442. Registration must be received by April 13, 2016.



Coastal Cool School: Earth In a Bottle



Intended Audience

Community members and concerned citizens


Everyday actions do make a difference in helping to protect our coastal community from the impacts of a warming climate and rising sea. At the Coast Cool School, community members learn hands-on about the science of climate change and practical ways to reduce their carbon footprint, and save energy and money. Construct your own Earth to experiment with how increasing CO2 in the air we breath will change our climate.


Saturday May 21, 2016

10:00am - noon


Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center

22 Hobcaw Road, Georgetown, SC


$5, materials fee


Registration required, spaces are limited

Please call to register. (843) 904-9016 or 904-9017



The Business of Recycling




More Information Coming Soon!


Thursday June 9, 2016


Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center

22 Hobcaw Road, Georgetown, SC


Includes a tour of the Georgetown County Landfill and Recycling Center


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.

Clemson Extension Service Master Pond Manger Course
Clemson Extension will be hosting the Master Pond Manager course program in the Waccamaw region starting September 16th. This is a online and field based course designed to provide pond management strategies to stormwater and recreational pond owners and managers.


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