Presentation on theme: "Development and Implementation of Interactive Stormwater Outreach Model and Materials New Hampshire DOT Glenn Roberts, Chief of Research."— Presentation transcript:
Development and Implementation of Interactive Stormwater Outreach Model and Materials New Hampshire DOT Glenn Roberts, Chief of Research
Purpose Fulfill National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II regulations for Small MS4s Develop & Implement a Public Education and Outreach Component –Present and promote best management practices (BMPs) resulting from experience, research in water quality issues, and innovations in stormwater management
1 st Generation Interactive Table Constructed with minimal materials & expense 3 layers of plywood, painted to depict Concord, NH Grooves cut through layers allow contaminants to travel to surface waters
2 nd Generation Stormwater Table Improved detail and relief Working culverts, swales, ditches, silt fences, grass, etc.
Sampling of Events Berlin River Day (Gen. Public) Lebanon Watershed (4 th Gr) NHDOT District Safety Days LGC Career Day (High Sch.) Plow Rally (Municipalities) Town of Gorham 4 th of July (Families) Canterbury School (4 th & 5 th Gr) Winnicut River Watershed (Families) NHDOT - Earth Day NH Fish & Game – Discover Wild NH Day (Families) Exeter Adult Ed Center (Adult Ed. Students) Manchester Public Works Mountain of Demonstrations (Municipalities) NHDOT Lunch & Learn Many more Event names, dates, contacts, audience, group size, hours, miles traveled, MS4 town status, and other information are maintained in a permanent log.
Future Plans Animated presentation(s) Advertisements for local media outlets Solar power to reduce/replace use of generator Additional outreach materials (e.g. coloring books, shirts, mugs) Smart board