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
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?
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
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
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