What: Annual Planning Conference
When: 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8
Where: Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Gardens (entrance), 1300 Botanical Parkway, West Columbia
To celebrate Community Planning Month in October, the Richland County Neighborhood Improvement Program will hold its Annual Planning Conference. This year’s theme, "Planning for Resiliency," promotes environmental resilience in the community, with a focus on the effects of extreme temperatures as well as mitigation.
The conference will feature talks and panels about resiliency in the Midlands with environmental experts and representatives from government departments and local nonprofits. Conference attendees will come away with the knowledge and resources to better prepare themselves and their neighborhoods for the effects of extreme heat and climate change.
Attendance is free; however, space is limited and registration is required for conference attendance. All registered attendees will receive zoo admission for the day of the conference and lunch will also be served. To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/annual-planning-conference-planning-for-resiliency-tickets-406912184297.