Stormwater Best Management Practices Demonstration Project Dedication Ceremony

Posted on September 28, 2016, in Events, Lancer Life

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Last night, General McLane School District and the Edinboro Lake Watershed Association (ELWA) hosted the Stormwater Best Management Practices Demonstration Project Dedication Ceremony to celebrate the near-completion of the project.

Almost 30 people were in attendance of the event and all received tours throughout the rain garden, the infiltration trench and the vegetated swale. Attendees learned about the project’s design and its impact on water quality, as well as future plans for the site.

This project was made available thanks to a $145,00 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)’s Growing Greener program. This is the largest project done by the ELWA and will provide students and community members with a new opportunity to explore environmental solutions for stormwater management.

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