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Annual NPS Conference 2016

Keynote Address

The World Outside – What They Say About Why Your Work Matters
Eric Eckl, Water Words That Work, LLC

General Session 1: Innovative “COOLaborations” – Cooperative Management of NPS Pollution

Collaborating to Reduce Stormwater Pollution in the Long Island Sound Watershed
Judy Preston, Connecticut Council on Soil and Water Conservation

The Lake Champlain Watershed RCPP – Accelerating BMP Implementation with New and Innovative Partnerships
Allison Compagna, Vermont DEC

New England Regional Stormwater Collaboratives Making a Difference
Aubrey Strause, Fuss & O’Neill

Concurrent Session 2.1: Tool Time – Systems for More Effective Planning and Management

Opti-Tool: A BMP Optimization Tool for Stormwater Management in EPA Region 1
Khalid Alvi, Tetra Tech
Mark Voorhees, EPA Region 1

Vermont Green Stormwater Infrastructure Simplified Sizing Tool for Small Sites
Amy Macrellis, Stone Environmental

Increasing Data Transparency: Building Better Watershed Solutions
Tom Cambareri, Cape Cod Commission

Concurrent Session 2.2: Like a Rose…the Latest Whiff on Septic Systems

Cost Effective Advanced Septic Systems Achieving Nitrogen & Phosphorus Removal Comparable to Centralized Sewerage
Pio Lombardo, Lombardo Associates

From ‘Cess’ to Success! The Waukewan Septic System Improvement Initiative
Patricia Tarpey, Lake Winnipesaukee Association
Steve Landry, New Hampshire DES

Optimizing Nitrogen Removal in Advanced OWTS within the Greater Narragansett Bay Watershed
Brittany Lancellotti, University of Rhode Island

Concurrent Session 3.1: The Dirt on Ag

Soil Health and Nutrient Pathways
Raymond Covino, USDA-NRCS

Agricultural BMP Planning and Tracking in Vermont: Increased Communication, Collaboration, and Efficiency through a Multi-Organizational Partnership and Geospatial Database
Michael Middleman, Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Water Quality Changes in a Short Rotation Woody Crop (SRWC) Riparian Buffer
David Rosa, UConn

Concurrent Session 3.2: GI Exam – A Critical Look at Green Infrastructure Retrofits and LID

Is it Playing in Pomfret? An Investigation into the Level of Acceptance of Low Impact Development in Connecticut Communities
David Dickson, UConn CLEAR

Park Matters: Retrofitting the New York City Park System with Green Infrastructure
Nick Cohen, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation
Jeff Keiter, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation

Designing LID Systems: What Do You Need to Know and Why
Steven Trinkaus, Trinkaus Engineering

Concurrent Session 4.1: It’s Complicated – Adaptive Management for Changing Conditions

Shifting Sources – Point Source vs. Nonpoint Source
Kelly Streich, Connecticut DEEP

Community Decisions about Innovations in Stormwater Management
James Houle, UNH Stormwater Center

Importance of Track-down Assessments for Pollution Abatement into Urban Waters
Nicole Cantacore, Harbor Watch
Joshua Cooper, Harbor Watch

Concurrent Session 4.2: Getting IT Done – Planning IT, Doing IT, Maintaining IT

Restoring a River Improving Connectivity in South Central Connecticut’s West River Watershed
Kendall Barbery, Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound

Green Infrastructure Implementation Case Study: Design and Construction of Stormwater Best Management Practice Retrofits for the Control of Nitrogen on Cape Cod
Nick Crostofori, Comprehensive Environmental
Ray Cody, EPA Region 1

Low Impact Development: Maintain to Sustain
Kurt Prochorena, BSC Group
Michael Dietz, UConn CT NEMO Program

General Session 5: What You Need to Know and Your Mother Wouldn’t Tell You

Changing Precipitation Patterns – What Does this Mean for Stormwater Management?
Theresa McGovern, VHB
Sarah Widing, VHB

303(d)?! Dam, Not Me! The Partnership-Powered Boyce Pond Dam Removal and Kemp Brook Restoration Success Story
Stephen Landry, New Hampshire DES

Care and Feeding of a Long-Term Institutional Commitment to Green Stormwater Infrastructure: A Case Study at UConn
Chester Arnold, UConn CLEAR
Michael Dietz, UConn CT NEMO Program

2016 Posters

Using a Macroinvertebrate Volunteer Monitoring Program to Identify High Quality Streams in Connecticut
Meghan Lally, Connecticut DEEP

Citizen Science on the Bronx River: An Analysis of Water Quality Data
Diane Mas, Fuss & O’Neill

A Soil Additive to Reduce Runoff and Pollutants from Dairy Heavy Use Areas
Alexander Pivarnik, UConn

Partnering with Master Gardeners to Reduce Stormwater Pollution
Judy Preston, Long Island Sound Study/Connecticut Sea Grant