Tour 1 - Villanova University BMP Research and Demonstration Park:
Walking tour of the VUSP research sites, to include a stormwater wetland, several bioinfiltration and bioretention rain gardens, infiltration trench, pervious concrete and porous asphalt, green roof, and historic seepage pits.
Tour 2 - Swarthmore Landscape Sustainability Tour:
The focus is on site storm water improvements (porous asphalt, biostream, landscape infiltration bed, capture and reuse of storm water for irrigation), green roofs, Swarthmores LEED certified Science Center, and there newest LEED (possibly Gold) Wister Education Center and Greenhouse, and turfgrass alternatives.
Tour 3 - Urban Stormwater Tour
Tour 4 - Stream Restoration - Stream Restoration Tour - Crabby Creek – After Look. The last Symposium looked at the before, showing the old Crabby Creek alignment, and severe stream erosion, conflict with utilities lines, and riparian buffer devastation. This tour would focus on the Restoration of approximately 800+LF of Crabby Creek. J hooks, rock vein weirs, and log check dams, etc. The Valley Creek Restoration Partnership planted riparian buffer shrubs, and trees along the slopes to further help in the reforestation along the creek. At the time of the Tour the project will be reaching the 11 month point from last fall’s installation.
Urban BMP Tour.
- Public Sector is defined as individuals employed by Federal, State or local government and nonprofit watershed groups. It does
NOT include private firms that
represent municipal groups or nonprofits industry representatives.
are those that are enrolled as Full Time graduate or undergraduate students
and currently enrolled part time Villanova graduate students.
- Presenters are the first and second authors for accepted posters and podium presentations.
- Registrants are responsible for purchase order payment. Cancellations received by Oct.1 will receive a full refund minus
fee. No reimbursements will be given after Oct. 1 Substitutions are allowed.