Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Bangor Area Storm Water Group August Meeting

August 8, 2013; 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Council Chambers, Orono Town Office, 59 Main Street

AGENDA:

9:00 am – Welcome and Introductions
9:05 am – Organizational Business
  • Approval of BASWG Meeting Minutes
  • Winter Maintenance BMP Development MSMTF Update
  • Stormwater Steward Status
  • DIMS Status Update
  • Statewide EPA Audit Meeting
  • Other Announcements
9:15 am – Education and Outreach Planning
  • Changes at Penobscot SWCD – New Director, Website management, etc.
  • Statewide Approaches and Savings
  • Review of the Budget for FY1 E&O
9:30 am – Special Presentation: Statewide Initiatives
  • Guest Presenters: Tamara Lee Pinard and Chris Brewer, Cumberland County SWCD
10:00 am – Discussion of E&O Decision Options & Voting
10:30 am – Coffee Break
10:45 am – BASWG “Stormwater School” Group Discussion Topic: Making Hard Choices among SW Priorities
111:30 am – Meeting Adjourns
  • Optional Potluck Lunch and Networking

Friday, July 19, 2013

Registration for the Maine Stormwater Conference is Now Open

conference_logo_2013_smRegistration for the Maine Stormwater Conference, taking place November 21 & 22 in South Portland, is now open!

The conference will showcase effective planning, design, maintenance, and funding approaches to address water quality needs, as well as a discussion of the current legal climate related to stormwater.

Tracks have been designed to appeal to a wide range of audiences, including municipal staff (managers, public works directors, engineers, planners, economic development directors), elected officials, consulting and design engineers, and watershed managers.

Conference tracks include:

  • Policy & Legal
  • Green Infrastructure
  • Planning & Ordinance
  • Funding
  • Design, Installation & Maintenance
  • Watershed Management

Discounted registration rates are available for Maine public officials.

View the conference agenda, speakers, and registration information at www.thinkbluemaine.org/conference.

This conference is sponsored by the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership, Maine DOT, EJ Prescott, ADS Pipe, Contech, Cumberland County Soil & Water Conservation District, Geosyntec Consultants, Integrated Environmental Engineering, and Maine Society of Landscape Architects.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Stormy Duck sighted in Orrington

Stormy visited the residents of Orringon on July 13th during their Old Home Week. Stormy was in the parade handing out ducklings and stormwater education materials. See the pictures of Stormy on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bangorareastormwatergroup.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Bangor Area Storm Water Group July Meeting

July 11, 2013; 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Council Chambers, Orono Town Office, 59 Main Street, Orono

9:00 am Welcome and Introductions

9:05 am Organizational Business

  • Approval of BASWG meeting minutes
  • Transitions
  • PY5 Report Development
  • Stormwater Steward Status
  • Other Announcements

9:15 am MS4 Permit Update and NOI Reminder

9:30 am Special Presentation: An Introduction to Integrated Management - Guest Presenter: Zachary Henderson, Woodard and Curran

10:15 am Coffee Break

10:30 am DIMS – Proposal Review Outcomes and Next Steps - DIMS Planning Committee

11:00 am Education and Outreach Planning

  • Big changes at PCSWCD
  • Developing systems to maintain momentum
  • Determining what we want managed at the statewide level vs. regionally
  • Potential for developing and E&O Request for Proposals (RFP)

11:30 am Meeting Adjourns