MS4(Municipal Seperate Storm Sewer Systems)
The next Penn State Water Resources Extension webinar on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM EST will discuss A Homeowner's Guide to Stormwater. The presenter will be Kristen Kyler, a Project Coordinator for the Lower Susquehanna Initiative at Penn State University.
When: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 12:00 to 1:00 PM
Title: A Homeowner's Guide to Stormwater
Presenter: Kristen Kyler, Project Coordinator, Lower Susquehanna Initiative, Penn State University
Where: the live webinar can be viewed at https://meeting.psu.edu/water1
The Homeowner’s Guide to Stormwater is a guide that was developed by the Little Conestoga Partnership, a partnership funded by a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grant that is using an innovative, watershed based approach to reduce stormwater pollution. Penn State, as a partner in this project, helped develop the Homeowner’s Guide to Stormwater which walks a homeowner through the process of evaluating a property for stormwater runoff and identifying ways to reduce that runoff. The guide focuses on 6 basic practices: rain gardens, rain barrels, riparian buffers, tree plantings, native meadows, and pervious pavers. Kristen Kyler, the Project Coordinator of the Penn State Agriculture and Environment Center’s Lower Susquehanna Initiative, will present on why homeowner’s need to manage stormwater and how the “Homeowner’s Guide to Stormwater” is meant to be used. Besides the print version, the guide has also been crafted into a website ( www.stormwaterguide.org) and has accompanying YouTube videos.
About the Presenter:
Kristen Kyler is the Project Coordinator for the Penn State Agriculture and Environment Center’s Lower Susquehanna Initiative. The Lower Susquehanna Initiative is committed to forming diverse partnerships to achieve conservation and water quality goals in the Lower Susquehanna region. Current partnerships include the Conewago Creek Initiative, the Little Conestoga Partnership, and the Lower Susquehanna Center for Land and Water. Kristen coordinates these partnerships, keeping communication between partners flowing and projects on track. She graduated from Penn State in 2012 with an Environmental Resource Management degree and is currently enrolled in the Masters of Public Administration program at Penn State Harrisburg.
How to Participate
- The live webinar will occur from 12:00 to 1:00 PM and is accessible at: https://meeting.psu.edu/water1
- You can access this webinar simply by signing in as a "guest".
- Taped versions of each webinar in the series are available at: http://extension.psu.edu/water/webinar-series/past-webinars
- If you have not registered for past water webinars, please visit the following website to register so we can keep you updated about future webinar offerings: http://extension.psu.edu/water/webinar-series/schedule/registration
- If this will be your first webinar, you may want to test your computer and internet connection for compatibility at: https://meeting.psu.edu/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
Additonal Upcoming Webinars
Additional webinars on various water resources topics will be offered each month - generally on the last Wednesday of the month. A full schedule of upcoming webinars can be found at: http://extension.psu.edu/water/webinar-series/schedule
- August 27, 2014 – Stormwater/Green Infrastructure – Melissa Hess, Senior Project Manager, URS Corporation, Germantown, MD
- September 24, 2014 – Fertilizer Forecaster, A New Predictive Tool for Runoff – Dr. Anthony Buda, USDA Pasture Research Lab, University Park, PA
- October 29, 2014 - Is Pennsylvania Becoming Drought Resistant? - Paul Knight, State Climatologist, Penn State University
- November 19, 2014 - Groundwater Levels, Extraction and Climate Connections in the United States, 1949-2009, Dr. Tess Russo, Penn State University
- December 17, 2014 – The Development of Sustainable Bioremediation Technologies to Solve Global Water Challenges, Dr. Rachel Brennan, Penn State University
Please help promote the lifespan of the storm-sewer infrastructure in Dallastown Borough by cleaning the debris and snow and ice that piles up on the storm-sewer drains near your home, by never releasing chemicals into the storm-sewer drains (car washing detergents, oils, gasoline, pesticides, etc), by never mowing grass and weeds into the streets without removing the clippings and properly disposing of them into a composing receptacle or trash container, and by not throwing trash and other garbage into the streets or into the storm-sewer drains. The ultimate goal is to promote the health of our watershed to ensure safe and clean drinking water for you and your family as well as promoting the overall health and diversity of the Chesapeake Bay.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) has designated Dallastown Borough as an MS4 Municipality (municipal separate storm sewer system). As a result of this, Dallastown Borough has been mandated to monitor and correct all issues relating to stormwater runoff.