FCO will be hosting a Greenhouse Wastewater Compliance/Education Session at the OMAFRA Rittenhouse Hall (South Building, basement level, Vineland) on June 13th, 1 - 4 p.m.

The workshop will focus on the requirement for greenhouses to eliminate nutrient discharges to surface water and the new streamlined permit application for existing stormwater management systems. The workshop will also provide an update on site visits by FCO, as well as Growing Forward 2 funding opportunities. Pre-registration is required. To register, please contact Rachelle at rachelle@fco.ca or call 1.800.698.0113 ext. 4230.

The agenda is as follows:

1:00pm Welcome

1:05 - 1:30pm Summary of farm site visits - Jeanine West (FCO)

1:30 - 2:00pm Regulatory Obligations (what you need to do) - Paul Sims (MOECC)

2:00 - 2:30pm New Streamlined Stormwater ECA approach - MOECC staff from Approvals Branch

2:30 - 3:00pm Technology Options for Dealing with Wastewater - Dr. Ann Huber (SRG)

3:00 - 3:30pm GF2 Programming Assistance - Margaret May (OSCIA)

3:30 - 4pm Success Stories - Katie Gibb (Farm & Food Care)

We will be presenting a lot of new information at this workshop and attendance is strongly encouraged. Please contact Jeanine (Jeanine@fco.ca or 1-705-796-8812) if you have any further questions.

Source: FCO.ca