10/20/10 Clean Stream Workshop~Redesigning Your Driveway to Improve Stormwater Management

Grass paving systems use vegetation to help absorb stormwater so that it doesn’t run off into waterways. Photo by Turfgrid.

Some of the water quality problems that plague Lake Champlain, begin in our own backyards. Find out what you can do to reduce pollutant loading from your property at a free public workshop focusing on urban and suburban driveways. You’ll learn how to make changes to your driveway that will reduce stormwater runoff and improve water quality. Space is limited so please pre-register in advance. To sign-up or to have your driveway be used as an example in the workshop, please email Amy Sheldon at landslideamy@ comcast.net by October 18th and include your address. The workshop will be held at the Village of Essex Junction Municipal Offices, 2 Lincoln Street (Essex Five Corners) on Wednesday October 20th, from 7:00 – 8:30 PM. It’s free and open to all but only Chittenden County residents may submit photographs.