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DDOT Offers Low Impact Development Maintenance Training Course

Monday, July 14, 2014
Registration is Open to DDOT/WMATA or other DOT-Certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Firms

(Washington, DC) - 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 on July 28 and 29, 2014. Designed for employees in non-supervisory roles, the LID training course teaches 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. 

What: Low Impact Development Maintenance Nonsupervisory Training Course

When:  Lectures
Monday, July 28, 2014 and Tuesday, July 29, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Final Exam
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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.

The program teaches the techniques of managing water and water pollutants at the source, thereby preventing or reducing the impact of development on rivers, streams, lakes, coastal waters and ground water. Classroom and hands-on instruction cover 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. The training is free of charge. The course instructor is Neil Weinstein, executive director of the Low Impact Development Center.

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 Lisa Gregory at 202-671-2628, 72 hours in advance. These services will be provided free of charge.