Low Impact Development
TIME: 7:00 pm
The Eastern Connecticut Conservation District (ECCD), in partnership with the Towns of Ledyard and Preston, will be featuring a workshop on Low Impact Development on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at the Ledyard Town Hall Annex Building, 741 Colonel Ledyard Highway, Ledyard, CT. The workshop will begin at 7 PM.
“Storm water runoff transports major amounts of water pollutants to Connecticut streams, wetlands and estuaries. Low Impact Development is a way to reduce the impacts of development by encouraging storm water to soak into the ground rather than across the land, where it will pick up contaminants along the way to the nearest storm drain,” said Jean Pillo, watershed conservation coordinator for the ECCD. “Low impact development does not mean NO development, just smarter development.”
Dr. Mike Dietz, the Connecticut Coordinator for the Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials program will overview what Low Impact Development means, how it works and why thinking differently about storm water management is more important now than ever. People who should attend this workshop include public officials, land use commissioners, public works officials, builders, developers, planners, engineers and interested citizens.
This is a free workshop, but space is limited. Please contact Jean Pillo at 860-928-4948 ex 605 or email Jean.Pillo@ConserveCT.org to reserve your place at this workshop.
Ledyard Town Hall Annex Building
741 Colonel Ledyard Highway