[Webcast] Monitoring Results and Lessons Learned from BUBBA Award Winning Restoration Projects
When? Thursday, 03 December 2015, 12:00 pm EDT - 1:30 pm EDT
Categories: 2015 Webcast Series
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Ryan O’Banion, LimnoTech
Meredith Upchurch, District of Columbia Department of Transportation
Michael Williams, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences
Steve Saari, District Department of Energy and Environment
Join us for our last webcast of the season where we will be learning about two of our 2015 Best Urban BMP in the Bay Award winners!
The restoration of the Linnean Park tributary and the daylighting and restoration of Broad Branch are two linked projects located in Northwest, Washington DC. The goal of this effort was to restore in-stream habitat and improve the urban hydrology of these two tributaries that flow to Rock Creek through a combination of bioretention, regenerative stream channel (RSC) design, and stream daylighting. The judges felt this was truly the Best Stream Restoration BMP in the Chesapeake Bay because it incorporated the following features: the recreation of a stream channel through the daylighting of a storm drainage system, integration with upstream BMPs to control runoff, commitment to post restoration monitoring through a paired monitoring design and finally it overcame the difficulty of working in an ultra-urban setting.
In addition, we’ll be hearing about another 2015 BUBBA winner: RiverSmart Washington – Intensive LID Retrofits in Two DC Neighborhoods which took second place in the Best Combination of BMPs in Series category in the 2015 Best Urban BMP in the Bay Award. After extensive study and assessments, the DC Department of Energy and Environment and partners installed more than one acre of permeable pavement in alleys, roadways, parking lanes and sidewalks and sixteen bioretention cells in the Right of Way. The RiverSmart Homes program engaged 136 property owners, 64 of which decided to install pervious paving, bioretention, rain barrels trees and native landscaping. This outstanding project addressed runoff from more than 38 ultra-urban acres is a replicable model for other jurisdictions.
Slides from the webcast available here:
Check out more about the Best Stream Restoration and Best Combination of BMPs in Series winners here.
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