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Smart Growth conference set

September 10, 2007

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Former Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at a Smart Growth conference to be hosted by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in October.

The free conference will be Oct. 17 at the Holiday Inn in Martinsburg

City planners and community leaders will learn about the principles of Smart Growth, which include development strategies such as using compact building design, collaborating with stakeholders, mixing land uses, and preserving open spaces, farmland and critical environmental areas.

In addition to Glendening, who is president of the Smart Growth Leadership Institute, speakers from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Freshwater Institute and West Virginia American Institute of Architects also are scheduled to provide Smart Growth approach advice.

Registration is required and space is limited. The registration form is available at www.wvdep.org/dwwm/stormwater/workshops.htm.

For information, call Sherry Wilkins at 304-926-0499, ext. 1048, or send an e-mail to swilkins@wvdep.org.

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