Arlington Stormwater Awareness Series Hosting MyRWA

The Town of Arlington Engineering Division is hosting a Stormwater Awareness Series open to residents of the Town of Arlington and the general public.

The series is designed to educate residents on Stormwater and the impacts on runoff, water quality, flood control and prevention, erosion and other stormwater related impacts within the Town of Arlington.  Information will be provided by stormwater professionals for the purpose of increasing awareness of these issues within the Town and to provide information for residents to help understand how the surrounding environment affects, and impacts, the local water resources and what can be done to reduce these impacts.

The next presentation is scheduled to be held on December 10th 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Selectmen’s Hearing Room, Arlington Town Hall, 2nd floor.  The session will include a presentation detailing the recent  Arlington/Belmont 604b Water Quality Management Grant and will be followed by a question and answer session related to the presentation session topics.

          Session #10: December 10, 2013

           7:00 p.m. – 8:00pm

          Title:  Arlington/Belmont 604b Water Quality Grant Project Description

          Speaker: Patrick Herron, PhD; Mystic River Watershed Association

The presentation will discuss the efforts that the Town of Arlington is making in the recently awarded 604B grant to address stormwater runoff.  This planning grant will complete modeling of phosphorus loads, identification of opportunities for green infrastructure within Arlington and completion of conceptual design at three sites for future implementation.  There is an opportunity for residents to present ideas on sites that they believe would be amenable to installation of green infrastructure. 

Patrick Herron, PhD; Water Quality Monitoring Director, Mystic River Watershed Association.

Mr. Herron received his PhD in Plant Ecology from the University of Connecticut, joined MyRWA in June 2009 as the full-time Water Quality Monitoring Director. Before joining MyRWA, Patrick completed postdoctoral fellowships at the Rowland Institute at Harvard University and Marine Biological Laboratories at Woods Hole. He is responsible for supervising all science, monitoring and restoration projects and publication of technical reports to stakeholders including MaDEP and EPA.