Urban BMP Fact Sheets

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Urban BMP Fact Sheets simplify the Expert Panel reports to “Just the Facts”

One thing we have heard over and over again here at CSN is that these Urban BMP Expert Panel reports are just too darn complex! Local governments just want to know: what is this new BMP, how is it applied and what sort of information will I need to collect and report in order to get credit towards my Chesapeake Bay load reductions?? So we answered the call for “Just the Facts Ma’am” and have produced a set of “Urban BMP Fact Sheets” which simplify what’s in the expert panel reports and combine it with some real-world practical knowledge that small MS4s or their consultants can use to put together a good, cost-effective and achievable plan for meeting their restoration goals.

Below are the first set of the fact sheets. We created a Chesapeake Bay-wide version which can be accessed below and whenever possible worked in conjunction with the Bay states to create state-specific versions.

So far, we have developed one Fact Sheet for each of the following approved Urban BMPs: Urban Stormwater Retrofits, Stormwater Practices for New and Redevelopment Projects, Residential Stewardship Practices, Urban Stream Restoration and Urban Nutrient Management. Later this year we will be producing another set to address other approved or soon-to-be approved Urban BMPs (Enhanced Erosion and Control, Septic System Upgrades, Nutrient Discharges from Grey Infrastructure, Tidal Shoreline Management…and more!) so stay tuned.

For now, the Fact Sheets will live on our website right here but over time our goal is to create a portal specific to the Chesapeake Bay MS4 community where these and other relevant guidance documents can be accessed.

Cheers!

U-1 Urban Stormwater Retrofits Fact Sheet

A 'fact sheet' on using Urban Stormwater Retrofits as a BMP in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Version june 2015 | Size (681 KB) | File type (.pdf) | Download

U-2 Stormwater Practices for New and Redevelopment Projects Fact Sheet

A 'fact sheet' on using Stormwater Practices for New and Redevelopment Projects in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Version june 2015 | Size (565 KB) | File type (.pdf) | Download

U-3 Residential Stewardship Practices Fact Sheet

A 'fact sheet' on using Residential Stewardship Practices as an urban BMP in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Version june 2015 | Size (445 KB) | File type (.pdf) | Download

U-4 Urban Stream Restoration Fact Sheet

A 'fact sheet' on using Urban Stream Restoration as an urban BMP in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Version june 2015 | Size (681 KB) | File type (.pdf) | Download

U-5 Urban Nutrient Management Fact Sheet

A 'fact sheet' on using Urban Nutrient Management as an urban BMP in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Version august 2015 | Size (395 KB) | File type (.pdf) | Download

U-7 Enhanced Erosion and Sediment Control Fact Sheet

A 'fact sheet' on using Erosion and Sediment Control practices (ESC) as an urban BMP in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Version may 2016 | Size (498 KB) | File type (.pdf) | Download

Urban BMP Factsheets-Complete

The complete set of Urban BMP Recipes for the Bay Pollution Diet

Version june 6, 2016 | Size (3 MB) | File type (.zip) | Download