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Living on a Barrier Island – A Virtual Workshop for Real Estate Professionals

Living on a Barrier Island – A Virtual Workshop for Real Estate Professionals

This workshop will be held virtually via WebEx. The N.C. Real Estate Commission requires the workshop be held in one continuous block to qualify for continuing education credits. 

    • Date: Thursday, August 6
    • Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
    • Location: WebEx 
    • Agenda 
    • Registration (workshop is full)
    • Cost: FREE!

    Real estate professionals will receive 4 elective continuing education credits from the N.C. Real Estate Commission

    Workshop Objectives – Participants will learn:

    • How barrier islands are unique from an ecological and geological perspective;
    • About the rules and policies that govern development on barrier islands;
    • About updates to the National Flood Insurance Program; 
    • About hurricane-resistant construction and wind insurance incentives; and
    • About native plantings for the coastal landscape. 
    Low Impact Development Basics for Water Quality Protection - A virtual workshop for real estate professionals

    Low Impact Development Basics for Water Quality Protection - A virtual workshop for real estate professionals

    This workshop is FULL. If you would like to recieve notifications about future workshops and events, please sign up the Coastal Training Program's mailing list

    This workshop will be held virtually via WebEx. The N.C. Real Estate Commission requires the workshop be held in one continuous block to qualify for continuing education credits. 

      • Date: Tuesday, July 14
      • Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
      • Location: WebEx (register to receive connection information)
      • Agenda 
      • Registration - CLOSED
      • Cost: FREE!

      Real estate professionals will receive 4 elective continuing education credits from the N.C. Real Estate Commission

      Workshop Objectives – Participants will learn:

      • How land use decisions impact water quality; 
      • About Low Impact Development (LID) techniques that help protect water quality;
      • About the costs and benefits of implementing LID;
      • About LID projects in Wrightsville Beach and on the Outer Banks;
      • About managing stormwater control measures (SCMs) to meet state and local regulations and to maintain functionality and aesthetics; 
      • About funding available to implement stormwater improvements. 
      Access Grant Workshops for Local Governments

      Access Grant Workshops for Local Governments

      These workshops are postponed due to COVID-19 

      Workshop objectives – Participants will:

      • Learn what makes a successful grant proposal;
      • Learn about grant opportunities for communities to acquire land and make improvements to beach and waterfront access, parks and boating facilities;
      • Learn how to leverage funding from multiple grant sources;
      • Network with funding agency representatives to help inform grant proposal development.

      This workshop will be held in Plymouth & Wilmington: 

      Continuing education credits:

      • American Institute of Certified Planners will receive 4 CMs 
      • N.C. Board of Landscape Architects will receive 4 continuing education credits (pending approval)
      • Certified Floodplain Managers 4 continuing education credits 
      • Engineers will be given certificates of participation to file for 4 PDHs
      Planning a Project Using an Ecosystem Services Framework Training

      Planning a Project Using an Ecosystem Services Framework Training

      This workshop is postponed due to COVID-19  

      This workshop is led by trainers from NOAA's Office for Coastal Management

      • Date: TBD
      • Time: TBD
      • Location: NOAA Beaufort Lab Auditorium, 101 Pivers Island Rd, Beaufort NC 28516
      • Agenda 
      • Registration 
      • Cost: FREE!
      • Continuing Education Credits:
        • AICP will receive 5.5 CMs 
        • NC Certified Floodplain Managers will receive 5 continuing education credits 
        • NC Landscape Architects will receive 5.5 continuing education credits (pending approval)

      What are ecosystem services? Ecosystem services represent the human benefits that healthy ecosystems provide, including water purification, flood protection, and recreational opportunities. To better understand these services, coastal managers need a framework that integrates four elements: biophysical science, human benefits, stakeholder engagement, and communications.

      Course Description
      The coastal management community is under increasing pressure to incorporate ecosystem services information into management decisions, yet many are unsure where to begin. This training will provide a thorough grounding and practical skills for applying the ecosystem services framework to a project you are currently working on or plan to work on in the future. Time in class is provided to learn about the framework elements (biophysical science, human benefits, communication, stakeholder engagement) and associated terminology, and to begin the scoping process using a worksheet to help think through key considerations. The training consists of two parts: 

      • Part 1: 1-2 hours thinking about a project, reading background material, and completing a checklist
      • Part 2: 1-day in-person training on May 12 in Beaufort

      You will learn how to:

      • Identify the four elements of the ecosystem services framework and describe how they are connected to each other in a project;
      • Describe how biophysical changes relate to changes in human benefits;
      • Formulate possible solutions so that ecosystem services projects meet identified needs; and
      • Demonstrate how the ecosystem services framework applies to a project using the worksheet as a tool.