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Smart Growth and Watershed Implementation Plans Panelist

Smart Growth and Watershed Implementation Plans Panelist

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  • 1. Saving our watersheds bygreening our cities January 12, 2011 Bill Stack Center for Watershed Protection
  • 2. 3-Way PartnershipRedevelopment 15% Stormwater Retrofitting 50% Citizen Stewardship 35%
  • 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. Harder to implement without CSOs
  • 5. River Valley Watersheds
  • 6. Vacant Lands = SWM opportunities
  • 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. Restorationprojects shouldbe selectedwith anunderstandingof theirinteractions andhow they willperform insynergy toimpact thewatershed.
  • 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. 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. 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. Monitoring Stations
  • 13. Ultra Urban Watershed
  • 14. School Greening: before and after
  • 15. Design and Construction• Construction Note prefab tree planter boxes
  • 16. B-1 Plaza Bioretention Post- ConstructionPre-Construction During Construction
  • 17. B-15: Tree Box Inlet with Curb Extension and Bioretention Post- ConstructionPre-Construction During Construction
  • 18. C-13: Filterra Unit Post- ConstructionPre-Construction During Construction
  • 19. I-1: Impervious Cover Removal Post- ConstructionPre-Construction (Tried deep soil tilling) During Construction
  • 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. Member Benefits Two issues of the Watershed Science Bulletin Substantial webcast discounts 50% discounts on publicationsSubscription to our quarterly e-newsletter, Runoff Rundown