Construction underway for Stormwater Best Management Practices Demonstration Project on GMSD campus

Posted on July 15, 2016, in Activities, Events

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The General McLane campuses will be getting an addition this summer – and both the students and community will benefit. Construction has started for a Stormwater Best Management Practices Demonstration Project, which will provide students and community members with a new opportunity to explore environmental solutions for stormwater management.

Thanks to a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)’s Growing Greener program, Edinboro Lake Watershed Association (ELWA) will be placing three Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) on General McLane’s campus, within the Edinboro Lake Watershed.

These BMPs will include a rain garden, an infiltration trench and a vegetated swale. The rain garden will be placed behind the Therese T. Walter Education Center, the infiltration trench will be placed along the James W. Parker Middle School parking lot and the swale will be placed along General McLane Drive.

The completed BMPs will be highly visible and accessible to students and visitors to the campus. Additionally, there will be signs posted through the park with scan codes for smartphones and iPad. These codes will link these devices to web-based information, which may include both audio and video materials.

The completed BMPs will serve as a demonstration project and educational resource for residents of the Edinboro Lake watershed and the northwestern Pennsylvania region. The project is expected to be completed by this fall.

For more information, please see our press release.