Residential Guide To Stormwater
Description: What people do in and around their homes can impact stormwater runoff and the water quality in your nearby rivers, lakes and ponds. In this training hosted by the Providence Stormwater Innovation Center, residents will learn stormwater-friendly landscaping and horticulture tips and techniques and how to treat your yard like a small ecosystem. The chemicals and pesticides you use in and around your home can be detrimental to your own plants and habitat as well as to downstream water quality. The training will also provide information on how to design, size, construct and maintain residential rain gardens and rain barrels. Rain garden site assessment, soil analysis, plant selection and safety measures are all critical elements to consider when constructing a rain garden on your home. Trainers: Lee Ann Freitas, Botanical Center Director, Providence Parks Department Amelia Rose, Director, Groundwork Rhode Island Steve Ricci, Director of Field Operations, Groundwork Rhode Island Jake Gorke, Ranger, Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council Sara Canuel, Education Director, Woonasquatucketer River Watershed Council
Maintaining Green Stormwater Infrastructure
Description: This training is intended for supervisors and field staff responsible for maintaining green stormwater infrastructure projects. Without appropriate operation and maintenance activities GSI projects will not continue to function properly and yield expected water quality and environmental benefits, meet legal standards, and protect the communities’ financial investment. In this training with the Providence Stormwater Innovation Center, we will give an overview of GSI function and maintenance issues, how design and construction decisions affect future maintenance, lessons learned from the field and the importance of routine inspections and tracking changes over time. Upcoming trainings are listed on our EVENTS page Trainers: Jamie Houle, Program Director, University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center Brian Byrnes, Deputy Superintendent, City of Providence Parks Department Scott Wheeler, Superintendent of Parks, Grounds and Forestry – City of Newport Steve Ricci, Director of Field Operations, Groundwork Rhode Island Jacob Gorke, Supervising River Ranger, Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council Eric Larson, Greenway Supervisor, Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council Eric Beck, Supervising Engineer, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
Green Stormwater Project Construction Oversight
Description: Stormwater project designs are only effective when they are constructed correctly. This workshop describes the key phases for construction of stormwater practices, highlighting strategies that project managers can use to ensure proper installation. The training will include descriptions of lessons learned, illustrated with examples form the field. The training is for service providers involved with the construction and installation of green stormwater infrastructure. Trainers: Brian Byrnes, Deputy Director City of Providence Parks Department. Chris Shea, Senior Project Manager, Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions. Alisa Richardson and Heather Hamilton, RI Department of Transportation
Designing Stormwater Infrastructure Training
This training was recorded on July 31st, 2020. Jamie Houle from University of New Hampshire explains details about the basic principles of stormwater management design while advancing the state-of-practice. The training is intended for stormwater practitioners and industry professionals.
Green Stormwater Infrastructure 101 Training
This video was recorded during the Stormwater 101 training held on Friday, June 26th, 2020. The training was part of the SNEP Network Webinar series, and was held by presenters from the Providence Parks Department, the Providence Stormwater Innovation Center, the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, and the University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center.