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Tri-County Regional Planning Commission Hosts Stormwater Seminar for Municipal Engineers

Updated: Jan 27, 2023

Stormwater Treatment in Clay Soils: Mechanical Devices or Nature-Based Solutions

The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission (Tri-County) is hosting a technical seminar in conjunction with the Greater Lansing Regional Committee for Stormwater Management (GLRC) to help our counties, cities, and implement best management practices for stormwater infiltration. The free seminar is open to the public.

Join TCRPC and GLRC at the MSU Federal Credit Union on Wednesday, November 30th at 9:30 a.m. for a presentation with national expert Don Carpenter, PhD, PE, LEED AP. Dr. Carpenter is Executive Director of the Great Lakes Stormwater Management Institute at Lawrence Technological University.

Dr. Carpenter will help participants learn how to address stormwater quality goals by evaluating mechanical separators and the retention and infiltration in Michigan’s clay soils. As founding Director of the Institute and an accredited green design professional and practicing professional engineer, Dr. Carpenter conducts research on stormwater BMPs. He routinely provides professional lectures and short courses on innovative stormwater treatment design and its role in LID implementation and fulfillment of LEED credits.

Dr. Carpenter will discuss how he advises communities on implementing stormwater management practices using hydrologic and stormwater modeling and design as well as field data collection for performance monitoring. There will be a Q & A session following the presentation with continuing advice on how to achieve post-construction standards for stormwater runoff control.

To learn more about Dr. Carpenter's work, visit and register for the event at



Amanda Hathaway Frattarelli, Environmental Sustainability Program Manager

Tri-County Regional Planning Commission


The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission is a public planning agency established in 1956, serving Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties in Mid-Michigan. Tri-County makes our region a more prosperous community by planning for a strong economy, reliable transportation, and sustainable infrastructure and natural resources. We connect local organizations and governments to funding, technical assistance, data resources, and opportunities to discuss trends and challenges affecting the Greater Lansing area. Learn more at


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