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Annual NPS Conference 2012

Opening Remarks

Strengthening the Clean Water Act 319 Program
Lynda Hall, U.S. EPA

Welcome To New Hampshire  

The Great Bay Nitrogen Pollution Source Study
Philip Trowbridge, NH DES

Green Snow Pros – Working on Salt Solutions for Roads and Parking Lots
Eric Williams, NH DES
Patrick Santoso, UNH Technology Transfer Center

Session 1.1: Structural BMP Challenges – Selection, Inspection and Maintenance

Mass DOT’s Impaired Waters Program – Charles River Watershed
Alex Murray, Mass DOT
Theresa McGovern, VHB, Inc.

Where are Those Old BMPs Now?
Jeffrey Marcoux, NH DES

Misunderestimating Maintenance: An Empirical Approach to Quantifying Reasonable Maintenance Expectations for LID Strategies
James Houle, UNH Stormwater Center

Session 1.2: Fluvial Geomorphology – Effects on Pollutant Loading and Stream Health

Contributions and Potential Reductions in Delivery of Fine Sediment and Phosphorus to Lake Champlain from Streambanks of the Missisquoi River
Staci Pomeroy, VT DEC

Urban Watershed Renewal in Berry Brook: An Examination of Impervious Cover, Stream Restoration and Ecosystem Response
Robert Roseen, UNH Stormwater Center
Tom Ballestero, UNH Stormwater Center

Benefits of a Fluvial Geomorphologically Based River Restoration Project in the White Mountains of New Hampshire
Tyler Phillips, Horizons Engineering

Session 2.1: Tough Talk on Turf

The New Jersey Fertilizer Law: Tackling Nonpoint Source Pollution One State at a Time
Heather Saffert, Clean Ocean Action

Influencing Homeowner Behaviors to Protect Water Quality and Minimize Environmental Impacts of Urban Landscapes
Chris Wible, Scotts Miracle Gro Company

The Northeast Voluntary Turf Fertilizer Initiative
Clair Ryan, NEIWPCC

Session 2.2: From Planning to Action – Implementation Case Studies

Case Study: The Cobbett’s Pond Watershed Restoration Plan
Robert Hartzel, Geosyntec Consultants

Building Blue in Franklin, Massachusetts
Julie Wood, Charles River Watershed Association

Nutt Pond Watershed Restoration Plan Implementation and Case Studies
Robert Robinson, City of Manchester Environmental Protection Division
Benjamin Lundsted, Comprehensive Environmental, Inc.

Session 3.1: Urban Restoration Challenges and Successes

303(d)?  Dam – not me! – The Maxwell Pond Dam Removal/Black Brook Restoration Project NPS     Success Story Saga
Stephen Landry, NH DES

A Comprehensive Approach to Urban Water Quality Restoration: Roger Williams Park Ponds,     Providence, Rhode Island
Thomas Ardito, Narragansett Bay Estuary Program

Reducing Pollution to New York City’s Rivers and Harbors Using Green Infrastructure
Anne Kitchell, Horsley Witten Group
Rich Claytor, Horsley Witten Group

Session 3.2: Prioritization and Planning Tools

Recovery Potential Screening in Massachusetts
Laura Blake, Cadmus Group, Inc.
Jane Peirce, Mass DEP

Surrogate Pollutant TMDLs in New England: Wave of the Future?!
Chester Arnold, UConn Center for Land Use Education and Research
Chris Bellucci, CT DEEP
Melissa Evers, ME DEP

Designing Effectiveness Monitoring Plans for TMDLs, Watershed Plans, and Other Pollutant Load     Reduction Efforts
Laura Blake, Cadmus Group, Inc.

Session 3.3: Approaches to Tackling Unregulated Stormwater

Implementing a Rural Stormwater Management Program in Vermont Communities
James Pease, VT DEC
David Braun, Stone Environmental, Inc.
Milly Archer Vermont League of Cities and Towns

A Subwatershed Approach to Developing a Management Plan for Lake Winnipesaukee
Patricia Tarpey, Lake Winnipesaukee Watershed Association
Dari Sassan, Lakes Region Planning Commission

Utilizing Local Volunteers to Organize and Implement a Successful Face-to-Face Septic and Stormwater Survey in New Hampshire
Jen Jespersen, FB Environmental

Closing Session: Economic Perspectives on Green Infrastructure

Green Infrastructure – The Bottom Line
Andrew Reese, AMEC Environment and Infrastructure

Linking the Economic Benefits of LID and Community Decisions
Robert Roseen, UNH Stormwater Centre

Mapping and Legal Implications of Future Flooding in the Lamprey River Watershed of New Hampshire Due to Changes in Land Use and Climate
Cameron Wake, UNH