Land Use Sustainable Development Subgroup - Wetland Mitigation Planting Design Paln

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The second in a series of presentations to the University of Connecticut: Land Use & Sustainable Development subgroup. An advisory work group to the President under the Environmental Policy Advisory …

The second in a series of presentations to the University of Connecticut: Land Use & Sustainable Development subgroup. An advisory work group to the President under the Environmental Policy Advisory Council.

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  • 1. University of Connecticut: Wetland Mitigation Planting Design Project Plan Office of Environmental Policy Andrea Vassallo, Intern
  • 2.
    • THE NEED TO MITIGATE AT UCONN
    • A DEVELOPMENT OF ACTION FOR OPEN SPACE AT THE UNIVERSITY LEVEL
    • IMPLIMENTING ACTION AT THE WORKGROUP LEVEL
    • PEER INSTITUTIONS’ WITH MITIGATED WETLANDS
    • IMPLIMENTING ACTION AT THE STUDENT/FACULTY
  • 3. A unique situation at UCONN CONSENT ORDER State of Connecticut vs. University of Connecticut Discharge of substance/materials into the waters of the state. Vegetation cover Install final cover Eliminate leachate Monitor ground water Landfill regrading Direct impact of quality of space and the surrounding built environment
  • 4. A unique opportunity at UCONN Wetland Assessment report suggests to enhance wetland education Wetland C Mitigation monitoring Wetland studies Invasive plant species control Wildlife observation
  • 5.  
  • 6.
    • PLAN A FUTURE FOR OPEN SPACE AT UCONN
    Site selection: Mason & Associates Wetland site analysis diagram: Mason & Associates – General design outline
    • DEVELOPMENT PLAN
    Budgeting: Mason & Associates w/ UCONN & the O.E.P
    • Cost estimate
    Plantings -- Landscape furnishings -- Signage
    • Project Initiatives
    Invasive species control mapping system – BG map Education opportunities
    • Community outreach
  • 7.
    • RESOURCES
    Develop funding opportunities
    • DEVELOPING A MAINTENANCE PLAN
    UCONN, the O.E.P., LANDSCAPING SERVICES
    • MANAGEMENT PLAN
    Landfill Remediation workgroup Final design plan selected, revision and oversight
    • MONITORING PROGRAM
    • 5-10 year mandatory monitoring plan :
    • Monthly inspections for 1 st year (seasonal thereafter)
    • Vegetative cover
    • Soils and hydrology
    • Erosion control
    • Wildlife activity
    • Presence of invasive/noxious species
    • Permit compliance
    • 7. Necessary remedial actions.
  • 8. Ohio State University Wetland Research Park Olentangy River Universities w/ Mitigated Wetlands
  • 9.  
  • 10. Algae Swamp Ohio State Wetland Research Park Bird watching Replanting activity
  • 11. Where to begin?
  • 12. University of Connecticut: Wetland Mitigation Planting Design Project Outreach Initiatives
    • BUDGET PROPOSALS
    • $7-8 million dollars left for this entire project
    • $153,500 allocated for planting budget
    • CLAUDIA DINEP
    • Landscape Architecture Associate Professor, UConn
    • Green Valley Institute
    • Advisement, through the O.E.P., of sequencing, cost estimating and landscape project management.
  • 13.
    • KRISTIN SCHWAB
    • Landscape Architecture Program Coordinator / Professor
    • Arboretum Committee member
    University of Connecticut: Wetland Mitigation Planting Design Project Outreach Initiatives
    • PLANT SCIENCE 268
    • Planting Design
    • Students to analyze prospective site and develop
    • schematics base on the university’s Sustainable Design
    • Guidelines.
    • Consult with wetland consultant, Chris Mason, to fulfill
    • state and federal requirements per Consent Order .
  • 14.
    • STUDENT CLUBS
    • Solicit on campus student organizations for design proposals
    • Upon inquiry student representatives will be briefed on requirements and project
    • objectives
    AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS University of Connecticut: Wetland Mitigation Planting Design Project Outreach Initiatives HORTICULTURE CLUB ECOHUSKY SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION SOCIETY FORESTRY CLUB ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CLUB MINORITIES IN AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES AND RELATED SCIENCES TURF CLUB WILDLIFE CLUB
    • STUDENT CLUBS
    • Solicit on campus student organizations for design proposals
    • Upon inquiry student representatives will be briefed on requirements and project
    • objectives
    AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS University of Connecticut: Wetland Mitigation Planting Design Project Outreach Initiatives HORTICULTURE CLUB ECOHUSKY SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION SOCIETY FORESTRY CLUB ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CLUB MINORITIES IN AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES AND RELATED SCIENCES TURF CLUB WILDLIFE CLUB
    • STUDENT CLUBS
    • Solicit on campus student organizations for design proposals
    • Upon inquiry student representatives will be briefed on requirements and project
    • objectives
    AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS University of Connecticut: Wetland Mitigation Planting Design Project Outreach Initiatives HORTICULTURE CLUB ECOHUSKY SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION SOCIETY FORESTRY CLUB ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CLUB MINORITIES IN AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES AND RELATED SCIENCES TURF CLUB WILDLIFE CLUB
    • STUDENT CLUBS
    • Solicit on campus student organizations for design proposals
    • Upon inquiry student representatives will be briefed on requirements and project
    • objectives
    AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS University of Connecticut: Wetland Mitigation Planting Design Project Outreach Initiatives HORTICULTURE CLUB ECOHUSKY SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION SOCIETY FORESTRY CLUB ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CLUB MINORITIES IN AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES AND RELATED SCIENCES TURF CLUB WILDLIFE CLUB
    • STUDENT CLUBS
    • Solicit on campus student organizations for design proposals
    • Upon inquiry student representatives will be briefed on requirements and project
    • objectives
    University of Connecticut: Wetland Mitigation Planting Design Project Outreach Initiatives AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS HORTICULTURE CLUB ECOHUSKY SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION SOCIETY FORESTRY CLUB ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CLUB MINORITIES IN AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES AND RELATED SCIENCES TURF CLUB WILDLIFE CLUB
  • 15.
    • About the site:
    • 60+ acres
    • Former waste disposal site
    • On site conditions include wetlands and vernal pools
    • Must Include:
    • Use native plants
    • Multiuse trail system
    • For further information please contact:
    • Office of Environmental Policy
    • 31 LeDoyt Road
    • Telephone: 860.486.5773
    • Fax: 860.486.5477
    • E-mail: andrea.vassallo@uconn.edu
    Unique design opportunity available on UCONN property !
    • About the site:
    • 60+ acres
    • Former waste disposal site
    • On site conditions include wetlands and vernal pools
    • Must Include:
    • Use native plants
    • Multiuse trail system
    • For further information please contact:
    • Office of Environmental Policy
    • 31 LeDoyt Road
    • Telephone: 860.486.5773
    • Fax: 860.486.5477
    • E-mail: andrea.vassallo@uconn.edu
    Unique design opportunity available on UCONN property ! DESIGNERS WANTED Unique design opportunity available on UCONN property !
    • About the site:
    • 60+ acres
    • Former waste disposal site
    • On site conditions include wetlands and vernal pools
    • Must Include:
    • Use native plants
    • Multiuse trail system
    • For further information please contact: Office of Environmental Policy 31 LeDoyt Road
    • Telephone: 860.486.5773
    • Fax: 860.486.5477
    • E-mail: andrea.vassallo@uconn.edu
  • 16. Where next?
  • 17.
    • OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
    • Specific guidelines and requirements the committee must review for.
    RICH MILLER CHRIS MASON Members of ARBORETUM JOHN ALEXOPOULOUS DAVID SCHROEDER Etc.
    • MANAGEMENT PLAN
    • Working relationship with contractors, consultants, nurseries, etc.
    • MAINTENANCE PLAN
    • Working relationship with landscaping facilities at UCONN.
  • 18. MUCH THANKS TO… Chris Mason, Mason & Associates Rich Miller, Director of the Office of Environmental Policy Jim Pietrak, Senior Project Manager, Architectural & Engineering Services at UCONN Kristin Schwab, Professor of Landscape Architecture at UCONN Claudia Dinep, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at UCONN Jessica Kukiekla, Intern at the Office of Environmental Policy