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DDOT Offers Low Impact Development Maintenance Training Course

Monday, August 18, 2014

DDOT Offers Low Impact Development Maintenance Training Course

Registration is Open to DDOT/WMATA or other DOT-Certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Firms

The District Department of Transportation’s (DDOT) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Supportive Services Program, in partnership with the University of the District of Columbia’s Community College Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning Division, will host a Low Impact Development (LID) Maintenance Training Course. The Low Impact Development Center will conduct training for this program.

What: Low Impact Development Maintenance Non-Supervisory Training Course

When: Lectures
Tuesday, August 26 and Wednesday, August 27, 2014
9 am to 4 pm

Final Exam
Friday, September 12, 2014
9 am to 12 pm

Where: UDC-CC Bertie Backus Campus
5171 South Dakota Avenue NE

Transit: Metrorail: Fort Totten Metro Station (Red Line)
Metrobus: Visit www.wmata.com

Advanced registration for the course is required no later than Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Please register online. For more information, please contact Latrena M. Owens at 202-274-6533.

Course Prerequisites: Training workshops are intended to provide workers in non-supervisory roles with the necessary skills to perform LID maintenance activities.  DDOT/WMATA or other state U.S. Department of Transportation-certified DBE landscaping or custodial firms (in accordance with 49 CFR Part 26) are eligible to participate in this training program.

LID is a sustainable stormwater management approach that is used to restore the natural ability of an urban site to absorb stormwater, by means of infiltration, evapotranspiration and reuse of rainwater. This program is designed to train employees in non-supervisory positions techniques to manage water and water pollutants at the source and thereby prevent or reduce the impact of development on rivers, streams, lakes, coastal waters and ground water. Classroom and hands-on instruction covers basic LID maintenance practices that work successfully for urban street rights of way, such as bioretention cells (rain gardens), grass swales, tree-box filters, vegetated filter strips and pervious pavements. Participants who successfully complete the course and obtain a minimum score of 75 percent on the exam will be issued a UDC-CC Certificate of Completion and 4.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The training is free of charge.

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The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, its projects, programs, activities, and services on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act and other related statutes.

In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code sec. 2-1401.01 et seq. (Act), the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, or place of residence or business.  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in a violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action."

If you need special accommodations or language assistance services (translation or interpretation) please contact Cesar Barreto at 202-671-2829, 72 hours in advance. These services will be provided free of charge.