• Re-designated a Cold Water Fishery (CWF), upgraded from its
previous designation as a Warm Water Fishery (WWF) in 2008.
• Over 7 miles of stream and riparian corridor restored.
• Over 20 acres of wetlands have been created to reduce flooding and
improve water quality.
• Hundreds of community residents have volunteered their time and
contributed money to help in the restoration effort.
• Warwick School District and Millersville University integrated
education curriculum related to the watershed.
• MS4 Permit Compliance already achieved
• First Critical Aquifer Recharge Area (CARA) restoration in
• First regional water quality facility in Pennsylvania
Measurable Results – 15 years
Engaging the Lawn Care or Landscape Contractor
The Homes at Wyncote – golf course community
Grandview Chase – common open space
Hillrise – urban lower income housing development
Creekside – conventional 1980’s Planned Unit Development
Oakmont –5 HOA’s within one hillside community experiencing
experiencing severe drainage issues
Landis Homes – retirement community with a sustainable living
The Homes at Wyncote
The Challenge: Blending a conventional 1 acre
lot development into an existing golf course.
• Implementing lot by lot caused consistency issues in
maturity of the meadows
• Enforcement of the guidelines and original intent
• Consistent maintenance by the Golf Course worked
The Challenge: The serial mowers ….. How to encourage
Community support and provide flexibility.
• On-going Technical Support – for community
representative is critical
• Flexibility of Implementation – it was crucial to the
success of this project
• Maintenance – long term maintenance has been
transferred back to the lawn care company
The Challenge: One Community and 5 HOA’s …..
one common issue, drainage and erosion.
• Engineering - to size drainage facilities properly was
• Slow and Steady Progress – for long term solutions
as alternative to short term fixes.
• Showcase Areas - one of the HOA’s has leadership
that understood the investment for long term and
implemented projects which provide examples for
rest of the community.
The Challenge: Residential Stormwater Management
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• Client - understood regional value of the proposed
• First Floodplain and Stream Restoration used for
Stormwater Management in PA
• Aesthetics is as important at function – the top of
slope delineates the transition between naturalized
and manicured landscape
The Challenge: restoring a floodplain as an alternative to
conventional stormwater management