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Stormwater Green Infrastructure Workshop

Tuesday, October 31st

8am - 12pm at Barnstable Town Hall, Hearing Room

367 Main Street (enter off South St)

 Learn about various system designs and how to maintain them for best results.

Workshop is FREE. Registration required.


Direct any questions to April Wobst or Kristin Andres at APCC  -  (508)619-3185


8:00 – 8:15Sign In -  Morning Refreshments

8:15 - 8:45   Green Infrastructure (GI) Practice Overview

  • Brief discussion on why GI 
  • Overview of various GI BMP designs and how they work
  • Lessons learned on using the right GI in the right places

8:45 – 9:30   GI Construction Issues and Maintenance Activities

  • Why proper installation/materials are important
  • Common construction problems and proper construction inspection
  • Importance of maintenance
  • Vegetation management and maintenance - importance of plant lists and understanding native plants vs. invasives/weeds
  • Typical routine and long-term maintenance measures, including frequency and duration
  • Discussion of Cape Cod-specific construction and maintenance issues
  • Lessons learned on how design impacts long-term maintenance

9:30 – 9:45   BREAK

9:45 – 10:00 Introduction to the Maintenance Exercise Sites

  • Introduce the sites/designs we will visit

10:00 – 12Noon   Hands-on Maintenance Exercise

  • Visit Gravel Wetland Site at Hyannis Harbor
  • Visit Barnstable Airport Bio-retentions
  • Wrap up Discussion / Q&A

Presented by Association to Preserve Cape Cod and Horsley Witten Group in partnership with the Town of Barnstable Department of Public Works, MA Coastal Zone Management and Barnstable Clean Water Coalition, funded by the EPA Southeast New England Program.