Posted on March 16th, 2023

Be Prepared, NCR: A Community Planning Approach to Green Infrastructure, Hazard Mitigation, and Flooding

Kara Salazar and Carrie McKillip will present a new program funded through the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) which is designed to support community-based updates of hazard mitigation and resilience planning with an emphasis on green infrastructure. Ken Hellevang will present being prepared for flooding, which includes knowing your roles, having educational resources prepared, and following forecasts.


  • Kara Salazar, Assistant Program Leader and Extension Specialist for Sustainable Communities with IL-IN Sea Grant, Purdue University Extension, and Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
  • Carrie McKillip, Extension Educator of Community and Economic Development, University of Illinois Extension
  • Kenneth Hellevang, Professor, Extension Engineer, Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, North Dakota State University