Cool Coastal Watershed Projects!

Check out some of the great stuff our coastal watershed grantees are working on….. 

Province Lake Association ~ Province Lake Watershed Plan Project

Earlier this week, the Province Lake Association (PLA) met on the NH – ME state line with representatives from Maine DOT and New Hampshire DOT to discuss cooperative stormwater management opportunities for Route 153, which runs next to the Lake.  The meeting also included members of the Province Lake Watershed Plan project team including Acton Wakefield Watersheds Alliance, FB Environmental, UNH Stormwater Center, and NH DES.


LID Stormwater Management in Rochester ~ Willow Brook Restoration Project

On Wednesday June 19th, the Cocheco River Watershed Coalition (CRWC) and the City of Rochester installed plantings in a bioretention unit designed to treat runoff from a municipal parking lot. Representatives from UNH Cooperative Extension, CRWC and NH DES helped out.  Neighborhood residents stopped by to ask questions and admire the plantings. The project is the result of a partnership with CRWC, the City of Rochester, UNH Stormwater Center, and NH DES.


Hodgson Brook Restoration Project ~ Pannaway Manor & Beyond

The Hodgson Brook Restoration  Project (HBRP) is getting lots of great projects done lately. They’ve provided raingarden installation training to 87 local residents, partnered with Portsmouth DPW to construct 3 engineered raingardens to treat road and parking lot runoff, and installed 5 residential raingardens such as the one in the picture above.  To date, HBRP has disconnected over 6 acres of impervious cover in their watershed.  Woo hoo!

Great work and a big THANK YOU to ALL of our coastal watershed grantees for your excellent work and dedication to improving our coastal water quality: Acton Wakefield Watersheds Alliance, Town of Brentwood-Rockingham County Conservation District, Cocheco River Watershed Coalition, City of Dover,  Town of Exeter, Town of Farmington, Town of North Hampton, Province Lake Association, Town of Rye, and the UNH Stormwater Center.

You ROCK!   


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