SBN's GSI 2021 Operations & Maintenance Course

10/26/2021 03:00 PM - 11/05/2021 05:30 PM ET


Join SBN's GSI Partners for its annual GSI Operations and Maintenance training course.



This immersive and experiential multi-day course provides landscape professionals with a basic framework and the tools needed to expand their portfolio, advance their skillset, and build knowledge of GSI and sustainable stormwater management that will increase their business’ bottom line. This course balances virtual classroom instruction with in-the-field learning and brings together expert instructors from the public and private sectors, including SBN’s GSI Partners members and the Philadelphia Water Department.


Attendees will leave this course with a basic understanding of the regulatory context of stormwater management, BMPs and their components, how to maintain the vegetation and above-ground components using adaptive and prescriptive management techniques, and how to diagnose and respond to safety and performance issues. To learn more about the course other information, please visit here.


The multi-day course involves four virtual classroom session and one in-person field day. The virtual classroom days are the following:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 26, 3 - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday, Oct. 28, 3 - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday, Nov. 2, 3 - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday, Nov. 4, 3 - 5:30 pm


The in-person field day will be on Friday, Nov. 5 from 12 – 5 pm. The locations will be Kingsessing Recreation Center, 4901 Kingsessing Ave, and the 40th Street Trolley Portal Gardens, 40th Street and Woodland and Baltimore Avenues. Guests are also invited to happy hour at Renata’s Kitchen, 3940 Baltimore Avenue, immediately following the field excursion.


The course is $300 for non-GSI Partners and $225 for GSI Partners and includes all course materials as well as snacks for the in-person field day. All participants will receive a certificate of completion. Unfortunately, professional grants will not be offered this year. If you’re interested in enrollment and cannot meet the ticket price, please discuss options with Alex Cupo, SBN’s GSI Partners Manager, at


Since part of this course will be in-person, we ask that you fill out a brief screening to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.Please note that we will send out a questionnaire affirming that all attendees are vaccinated and have not experienced COVID-19 like symptoms, which will determine your ability to participate in the in-person field day. 

To help keep you and our community safe, vaccinations are mandatory for all in-person SBN events. Masks are required, regardless of vaccinations status, at indoor events, while masks are strongly encouraged at outdoor events. If you are experiencing symptoms or are sick, please stay home. SBN also honors any future guidelines set in place.




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