Field Tour to Explore Stormwater Management Sites
When water from rainfall or snowmelt flows across land, the resulting stormwater should be absorbed into the soil. However, when the land’s surface is changed by the construction of buildings or parking lots, rain that falls on paved or hard surfaces such as roofs and driveways runs off much faster. In some cases it picks up pollutants before it enters local waterways, degrading the health of our streams, lakes, and drinking water.
Properly managing stormwater can help to prevent water pollution and other problems such as flooding and erosion. This can be accomplished by implementing Best Management Practices (BMPs), which are actions, structures and techniques that minimize the adverse effects of increased runoff.
A variety of Best Management Practices exist to help control the rate of water flow, the quantity that is absorbed into the soil, and the resulting water quality.
The Pike County Conservation District will host a free field tour on Tuesday, May 15, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, of local sites that have successfully implemented Best Management Practices related to stormwater runoff and weather resiliency. The tour bus will leave from the Pike County Training Center, at 135 Pike County Boulevard, in Lords Valley. The tour is funded by a Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Environmental Education Grant.
Participants will learn about properly managing stormwater, and how the Conservation District can assist in project planning. Tour sites include the Pike County Training Center, Delaware Valley High School and Elementary School, Airport Park, and Little Walker Road. Lunch will be provided. Please note that some walking is required at each site. The tour is limited to 25 participants.
The Conservation District also offers project planning resources online at PikeConservation.org under the Programs and Services tab.
To reserve your seat on the bus, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-226-8220.