Thursday, March 14, 2013
Main Street Landing
60 Lake Street, Burlington, VT
8:00am to 3:30pm
Stormwater runoff is Vermont’s most common cause of water pollution. Rainwater and snowmelt run off streets, lawns, farms, and construction and industrial sites where it picks up fertilizers, dirt, pesticides, oil and grease, and many other pollutants on the way to our streams, rivers, and lakes. Please join the Vermont Environmental Consortium, Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger, Commissioner of Environmental Conservation David Mears, municipal leaders, environmental advocates and technical experts to discuss strategies for minimizing the impacts of stormwater runoff, and how these strategies are currently being implemented in Vermont.
8:00 to 8:30 AM - Coffee and Networking
8:30 AM - Welcome
8:45 AM - Setting the Stage
9:00 AM - Water Quality Remediation, Implementation, and Funding:The Act 138 Report
10:00 AM - Break, Networking, Visit Exhibits
10:30 AM - General Permit for Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4): Its Implementation Read press release on MS4 Permit
11:30 AM - Stormwater Management in Vermont’s Non-MS4 communities
12:30 PM - Lunch on your own, Visit Exhibits
1:45 PM - Making Green Infrastructure and Low Impact Development Commonplace
3:00 PM - Discussion: How can WE more effectively manage Stormwater in Vermont?
3:15 PM - Adjournment and networking, Visit Exhibits