Saving our  watersheds bygreening our cities     January 12, 2011       Bill Stack  Center for Watershed       Protection
3-Way PartnershipRedevelopment    15%                                    Stormwater                                    Ret...
The Green Renaissance      It’s what the public wantsCost of the Program: $32 Million Per Year  Benefits: Stream Restorati...
Harder to implement without CSOs
River Valley Watersheds
Vacant Lands = SWM opportunities
How do we develop a      watershedrestoration plan with  active community  leadership for an  area of enclosed Watershed C...
Restorationprojects shouldbe selectedwith anunderstandingof theirinteractions andhow they willperform insynergy toimpact t...
Neighborhood Assessment•   Neighborhood Source Assessment (NSA)•   Hotspot Site Investigation (HSI)•   Pervious Area Asses...
Project Selection• The presence of trees,  utilities (i.e., gas, electric,  water, sanitary sewer,  etc.), very compacted ...
Monitoring, Evaluation and Research                          Methods                          Paired watershed            ...
Monitoring Stations
Ultra Urban Watershed
School Greening: before and after
Design and Construction• Construction         Note prefab tree planter boxes
B-1 Plaza Bioretention                                      Post- ConstructionPre-Construction                   During   ...
B-15: Tree Box Inlet with                          Curb Extension and                              Bioretention           ...
C-13: Filterra Unit                                  Post- ConstructionPre-Construction                   During          ...
I-1: Impervious Cover                                 Removal                                  Post- ConstructionPre-Const...
Power of the people                      Figure 9: Sidewalk enhancements on Collington between Lombard and Baltimore      ...
Member Benefits      Two issues of the Watershed Science Bulletin               Substantial webcast discounts             ...
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  1. 1. Saving our watersheds bygreening our cities January 12, 2011 Bill Stack Center for Watershed Protection
  2. 2. 3-Way PartnershipRedevelopment 15% Stormwater Retrofitting 50% Citizen Stewardship 35%
  3. 3. The Green Renaissance It’s what the public wantsCost of the Program: $32 Million Per Year Benefits: Stream Restoration, Urban Best Management Practices, Community Greening, In-line DebrisCollection, Infrastructure Cleaning and Inspection, Development Greening
  4. 4. Harder to implement without CSOs
  5. 5. River Valley Watersheds
  6. 6. Vacant Lands = SWM opportunities
  7. 7. How do we develop a watershedrestoration plan with active community leadership for an area of enclosed Watershed Community Collaboration streams where theenvironmental quality and social fabric of the watershed are both impaired?
  8. 8. Restorationprojects shouldbe selectedwith anunderstandingof theirinteractions andhow they willperform insynergy toimpact thewatershed.
  9. 9. Neighborhood Assessment• Neighborhood Source Assessment (NSA)• Hotspot Site Investigation (HSI)• Pervious Area Assessment (PAA)• Streets and Storm Drains (SSD) Two levels of BMP screening needed
  10. 10. Project Selection• The presence of trees, utilities (i.e., gas, electric, water, sanitary sewer, etc.), very compacted urban soils, and a general lack of space ruled out a lot of projects and BMP types… – Only 35 sites were investigated in detail – The list of potential BMP types was trimmed down to about 5 Don’t forget public out-reach at program and project scales
  11. 11. Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Methods Paired watershed monitoring design Pollution Hotspot Compare Median Concentration Storm Samples Lead, Total Medians Current Lab Reporting Limit 50 46 45 44 40 35Lead, Total (ug/L) 30 25 20 20 18 16 15 10 5 0 Hamilton Radecke Lanvale St. Baltimore St. National Storm EMC Storm EMC Storm Comp Storm Comp Storm EMC
  12. 12. Monitoring Stations
  13. 13. Ultra Urban Watershed
  14. 14. School Greening: before and after
  15. 15. Design and Construction• Construction Note prefab tree planter boxes
  16. 16. B-1 Plaza Bioretention Post- ConstructionPre-Construction During Construction
  17. 17. B-15: Tree Box Inlet with Curb Extension and Bioretention Post- ConstructionPre-Construction During Construction
  18. 18. C-13: Filterra Unit Post- ConstructionPre-Construction During Construction
  19. 19. I-1: Impervious Cover Removal Post- ConstructionPre-Construction (Tried deep soil tilling) During Construction
  20. 20. Power of the people Figure 9: Sidewalk enhancements on Collington between Lombard and Baltimore Streets Figure 10: Bump out at Collington and Lombard Street
  21. 21. Member Benefits Two issues of the Watershed Science Bulletin Substantial webcast discounts 50% discounts on publicationsSubscription to our quarterly e-newsletter, Runoff Rundown www.awsps.org
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