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2014 Stormwater Management Workshop

From Rain Barrels to Facebook: A Workshop on Stormwater Management in the 21st Century

The 2014 Storm Water Management Workshop will be held on Thursday, March 13th, on the Saint Joseph's University campus. 

Organized by Saint Joseph's University and The Lower Merion Conservancy

This year’s theme, From Rain Barrels to Facebook, addresses the challenges and opportunities for both homeowners, watershed organizations, and other institutions regarding stormwater management. The workshop will address the use of social media and other modern technology, as well as traditional stormwater management methods to develop effective and collaborative strategies ranging from regional institutional partnerships all the way down to neighborhood projects. The workshop is FREE but registration is required by March 5th.
Final Workshop Program (please note, there have been a few speaker changes):
Registration 8:30 - 9:00
Welcome 9:00 - 9:15 Patrick Gardner, Conservation Coordinator, Lower Merion Conservancy
Mike McCann, Director, Institute for Environmental Stewardship, Saint Joseph's University
Plenary Session 9:15 - 10:00 Nathan Boon, Program Associate, William Penn Foundation
Coffe Break 10:00 - 10:15
Panel Presentation 10:15 - 11:00

Stormwater Issues in our Region: Stormwater Management from a Science and Regulatory Viewpoint.

Dr. Steven Goldsmith, Dept. of Geography & the Environment, Villanova University

David Burke, PA Department of Environmental Protection

Session 1 11:00 - 12:00

Planning for Stormwater: MS4’s and the Stormwater Fee

Brian Merritt, LEED AP, CFM, Water Resources Project Manager, AMEC

Jamie Anderson, Eastern Delaware County Stormwater Collaborative

Chris Leswing, Assistant Director of Planning, Lower Merion Tonwship

Lunch 12:00 - 1:00
Session 2 1:00 - 2:00

Connecting People to Stormwater: Social Media and its Role in Stormwater Management

Barry Lewis, Executive Director, GreenTreks


Linda Dottor, AICP, Communications Manager, Community Design Collaborative

Coffee Break 2:00 - 2:15
Session 3 2:15 - 3:00

Stormwater in Your Backyard: Landscaping with Stormwater in Mind

Dr. Andrea Welker, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Villanova University

Kevin Flynn, Technical Director, Water Resources, AKRF

Margo Taylor, RLA, Landscape architect

Wrap up 3:00 - 3:15

As always, the workshop is free and open to everyone who is interested. Advanced registration will be required. Registration will open in January of 2014. 

An on-line map of the Saint Joseph's University Campus is available here. The Campion Student Center is building #15 on this map. Free parking will be available in the Hawk's Landing parking structure (#52 on the map).  There will be a shuttle van running from the parking structure to the Campion Building from 8 - 9 am and from 3:30 - 3:45 pm.

The workshop is free and open to the public thanks to a grant from the William Penn Foundation and the support of Saint Joseph's University and the Lower Merion Conservancy.

For more information, contact Mike McCann (SJU) at or 610-660-1146, or Patty Thompson (LMC) at or at 610-645-9030.