OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society will present “The SMART Approach to Stormwater Management” on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Roane State Community College in Oak Ridge. The program will begin at 7 p.m.

Daniel Yoder, professor of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science at the University of Tennessee, will present the program. A specialist in soil and water engineering, Dr. Yoder earned his undergraduate and Ph.D. degrees at Purdue University. His responsibilities and expertise include surface hydrology, erosion control, water quality and hydrologic monitoring.

The UT Agriculture Institute’s SMART Center (Stormwater Management Assistance Research and Training Center) is a partnership of UT Knoxville and multiple agencies, as well as industry and community partners whose mission is to meet the informational needs of the entire stormwater management community through assistance, research and training.

Yoder will speak about the SMART Center and their efforts in East Tennessee.

The UT Arboretum Society is a 45-year-old non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the objectives and programs of the UT Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center's 250-acre arboretum. To learn more go online to http://www.utarboretumsociety.org/

To learn more about the Feb. 25 program, call 865-483-3571.

The UT Arboretum and the Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center are outdoor demonstrations and laboratories operated by UT AgResearch, a division of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. In addition to its agricultural research programs, the UT Institute of Agriculture also provides instruction, research and public service through the UT College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, and UT Extension offices in every county in the state.

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Contact:

Melanie Staten, UT Arboretum Society, 865-776-8227