Outreach Program

T-VSSI Evaluation Survey Summary Report

During the last two years the T-VSSI has conducted evaluation surveys of its public education and outreach events to determine participants’ educational needs regarding stormwater best management practices as well as to develop targeted outreach programs. For example, the BMP Inspection and Monitoring Seminar and Tour held on August 14, 2008 was developed by the T-VSSI in response to findings from data collected at the PA Stormwater Symposium 2007. The report highlighting the findings of the surveys conducted to date is now available for the public to review by clicking on the link below.

T-VSSI Evaluation Survey Summary Report (PDF)

Technical Advisory Committee

The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) was fashioned from VUSP’s existing panel of technical experts. This was accomplished by adding two representatives from Temple University to the VUSP’s panel. The TAC provides technical expertise to the design and implementation of BMPs, develops protocol to measure the Technical Program’s outcomes, and prepares an annual report.

Public Outreach

On June 11, 2006, the T-VSSI hosted its first Public Outreach meeting at Temple University Ambler. Twelve individuals attended representing county planning departments, conservation districts, watershed partnerships, and environmental organizations.

If you would like to be added to the Public Outreach list service, please send your contact information via email to Dr. Mandarano.

Additional Public Outreach efforts included BMP tours and invited presentations to other watershed groups. Read about the tours >>

Educational Symposia & Tours

If you would like to take a self-guided tour, please contact
Dr. Mandarano: BMPs at Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust (PERT)
Dr. Traver: BMPs at Villanova University

Financing Opportunities for Green Infrastructure (Video)
Temple University, 29 March 2010
Presented by James Creedon, Cathy Myers, Craig Petrasic, Bruce Stultz, Liz Garland, & Dr. Robert Traver

PowerPoint Presentation
BMP Construction, Maintenance, and Monitoring Issues
by Dr. Jeff Featherstone
Presented at A Day of Stormwater Seminar, Tour and Summit at Villanova University, 14 August 2008
Download presentation (pdf file 2.1 MB)

Stormwater Resources

A Homeowner’s Guide to Stormwater Management
Learn what you can do on your property and in your community to improve the health of your watershed
A Philadelphia Water Department Publication

Pennsylvania Stormwater BMP Manual
PA Department of Environmental Protection website

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