Soak Up the Rain New England Webinar Series

Event date/time: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

1:00 to 2:30 EST         Register Here

Innovative Approaches to Financing Green Infrastructure:
Managing municipal stormwater systems in the face of tightening budgets, extreme weather and increasing program responsibilities


In April 2008, local, state and federal stakeholders collaborated on a series of green infrastructure Best Management Practices to address several water quality problems related to stormwater runoff at the Bristol Town Beach and Sports Complex in Bristol, RI. These initiatives were then implemented between 2010-1012 resulting in major reductions of beach closures over the past three years.  Measures included: a renovated 350-car parking lot to incorporate bioretention and vegetated swales, rain gardens, permeable pavement, tree plantings, and a gravel wet vegetated treatment system that collected and treated stormwater runoff.  This webinar will focus on how they made it happen through partnering with a number of agencies and non-profit groups, leveraging resources and funding (including Federal Clean Water Act Section 319 grant funds) while taking advantage of timely opportunities and related green infrastructure initiatives.

Presenters include:       

James Houle, Program Director, University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center

Bill Boulanger, Superintendent of Public Works and Utilities, Dover, New Hampshire 

The speakers will discuss challenges and solutions to managing municipal stormwater systems in 2017.   

James Houle will discuss how inter-municipal cooperation has accelerated the adoption of cheaper, more effective stormwater control measures with significantly lower maintenance costs. 

Bill Boulanger will explain how Dover has successfully incorporated best management practices and green infrastructure technologies into its everyday operations and maintenance activities at minimal cost

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For questions about the webinar series or have ideas for additional webinar topics, please send email to soakuptherain[at]epa[dot]gov

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