Annual NPS Conference 2009

Day 1

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Bethany Card, Director of Water Quality Programs, NEIWPCC
David Littell, Commissioner, Maine DEP
Lynne Hamjian, Acting Deputy Director of the Office of Ecosystem Protection and Surface Water Branch Chief, EPA Region 1

Keynote Address
Environmental Protection: From Pollution Control to Regeneration and an Economy of Well-Being
The Rev. Martha G. Kirkpatrick, Environmental Stewardship Officer, Episcopal Diocese of Maine (former Commissioner, Maine Department of Environmental Protection)

National Water Quality Priorities
Benita Best-Wong, Director, Assessment and Watershed Protection Division, Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Panel on Nonpoint Source Success Stories in the Northeast

Eric Perkins, EPA Region 1

Rick Hopkins, Vermont DEC

Bog Brook Success Story
Eric Williams, New Hampshire DES

Mousam Lake Success Story
Norm Marcotte

Welcome to Maine: Review of Important Water Quality Issues and Projects On-going Throughout the State

Outcome Based Monitoring Best Management Practices
Keith Kanoti, Maine Forest Service

Successful Regionalization of Storm Water Management
Brenda Zollitsch, Bangor Area Storm Water Group
David Ladd, Maine Department of Environmental Protection
Wendy Warren, City of Bangor, Maine

A Collaborative Community-Based Approach for Restoring Long Creek
Tamara Lee Pinard, Cumberland County Soil & Water Conservation District
Fred Dillon, FB Environmental Associates

What do Ice Cream and Clean Water Have in Common?
Bob Moore, Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed

Day 2

Concurrent Session 1.1: Outreach Evaluations…What Works and What Doesn’t

Evaluating & Tracking Your Outreach Efforts
Kathy Hoppe, Maine Department of Environmental Protection

Results of a Multi-Year Social Marketing Campaign in Northwestern Vermont
Dan Senecal-Albrecht, Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission

Using Social Indicators to Move Maine’s LakeSmart from Pilot to Statewide
Barbara Welch, Maine Department of Environmental Protection

Changing Homeowner Lawn Care Behavior to Reduce Nutrient Losses in New England’s Urbanizing Watersheds: The Role of Social Science
Brian Gagnon, Plymouth State University’s Center for the Environment
Nicholas Stevenson, Plymouth State University’s Center for the Environment

Concurrent Session 1.2: Low Impact Development Part 1: Tools, Examples, and Impact

Restoration of Water Quality and Quantity in the Ipswich River Watershed: Nine LID and Water Conservation Demonstrations
Sara Cohen, Massachusetts, Department of Conservation Recreation

LID Systems and the Future of Effluent Standards
James J. Houle, UNH Stormwater Center

Maine YardScaping Partnership – A Successful Model in Public – Private Cooperation
Gary Fish, Maine Board of Pesticides Control

Re-Defining LID in Terms of Cost Benefits as Incentives for Mitigating Impacts of Climate Change
James J. Houle, UNH Stormwater Center

Concurrent Session 2.1: Stakeholder Involvement

Examples of Maine Ordinances that Affect Water Quality – Comparisons of Cluster Development, LID Work, and Open Space Planning
LaMarr Clannon, Maine NEMO

From the Headwaters to the Sea, Implementing a Watershed Approach in Southern Maine
Christine Feurt, Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve

Sub-watershed Management: Restoring Beneficial Uses in the Peconic Estuary Watershed
Laura B. Stephenson, NYSDEC/NEIWPCC

Lessons Learned and Innovation in Holistic and Adaptive Watershed and Lake Management Planning and Implementation
Jeffrey Wright, AMEC Earth & Environmental, Inc.

Concurrent Session 2.2: Low Impact Development Part 2: Ordinances and Barriers

How to Effect Change in Policy to Eliminate Barriers to Implementation
Barry Sheff, P.E., Woodard & Curran

Comprehensive Stormwater Ordinance Revision for Urban Stream Enhancement
Tex Haeuser, City of South Portland, Maine
Mark Eyerman, Planning Decisions, Inc.
Zachary Henderson, Woodard and Curran

Coastal Decision Maker Barriers to LID Implementation
Steve J. Miller, Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Putting the LID on Development
Julie Tasillo, Center for Watershed Protection

Day 3

Concurrent Session 3.1: Innovative Approaches

Nutrient Removal Mechanisms in a Cold Climate Gravel Wetland
Alison Watts, University of New Hampshire

Restoring Bacteria-impaired Watersheds in New Hampshire
Ken Hickey, FB Environmental Associates

Implementation of Light Weight Green Living Roof Technologies on Historic Urban Buildings
George Irwin, Green Living Technologies, LLC

Concurrent Session 3.2: Long Term Solutions

Stormwater Retrofit Designs for an Urban Watershed in Weymouth, Massachusetts
Mark Nelson, Horsley-Whitten Group

The Pennichuck Watershed Restoration Plan – Past, Present & Future
Rebecca Balke, Comprehensive Environmental

Sunday River Outward Bound Project and Mill Brook Stream Bank Stabilization Project: A New Approach for Controlling Riverbank Erosion in Maine
Jeff Stern, Fiddlehead Environmental Consulting
Betty Williams, Cumberland County Soil & Water Conservation District

General Session:  Think Big Watershed Management – Holistic Approaches

The Low Impact Development Trifecta: Projects, Online Tools, and Mapping
Chet Arnold, Connecticut NEMO

The Ins and Outs of Regional Stormwater Utilities
Andrew Reese, AMEC Earth & Environmental, Inc.

Spruce Creek: How a Small Watershed Learned to Think Big
Forrest Bell, FB Environmental Associates

Closing Session: 

Reflections on NPS Management: Towards a Healthy Casco Bay Watershed
Curtis Bohlen, Director, Casco Bay Estuary Partnership