he Minnesota Stormwater Seminar Series brings nationally recognized experts in stormwater management and green infrastructure to Minnesota for dialogue and discussion. This seminar includes an invited presentation by Stephanie Hurley, Gund Fellow and Associate Professor at the University of Vermont Department of Plant and Soil Science. She is also the director of the UVM Bioretention Laboratory.

The presentation is titled: “Bioretention Soil Media, Vegetation, and Maintenance: Lessons learned from Green Stormwater Infrastructure research in Vermont.” A panel discussion on the topic of bioretention soil media and vegetation follows the keynote talk, moderated by Andy Erickson with Panelists Peter MacDonagh, Director of Design + Science at the Kestrel Design Group, and an Adjunct Faculty in the Landscape Architecture & Architecture Departments at the University of Minnesota; Kate Brauman, Lead Scientist at Global Water Initiative and the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota; Rusty Schmidt, Landscape Ecologist at Nelson, Pope & Voorhis in the Greater NYC area, and Stephanie Hurley.