Chester Township Innovative Stormwater Demonstration

Chester Township Innovative Stormwater Demonstration

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Project Number #10SWIF-094
Est. Project Completion June, 2012
SubGrantee Chester Township Trustees 12701 Chillicothe Road Chesterland, Ohio 44026
Project Contact: J. Meiring Borcherds, Stormwater Manager Chester Township, Geauga County
Amount Awarded: $77,295
Project Title: Chester Twp. Innovative Stormwater Demonstration
Project Location: Chester Township, Geauga County
Watershed: Chagrin River Watershed
Project Summary: $77,295 in Surface Water Improvement Fund (SWIF) grant funding is awarded to the Chester Township Trustees to retrofit an existing urban parking lot at the Chester Township Hall with 3,000 square feet of grass pavers combined with 2,000 square feet of bio-retention basins. Additionally, the project will install a 1,000 square foot rain garden at the West Geauga High School. The rain garden will be constructed along the southern entrance to the High School’s parking lot, and will be installed and maintained by students from the Envirothon Team and Salamander Education and Environmental Discovery Project (SEED). The project will be supported by education and outreach activities such as the development and distribution of a project specific fact sheet, a presentation to the Chagrin River Watershed Partners board, installation of two project signs, 1 news release, a project website and the construction and installation of a project display.

Project Deliverables: Construction and installation of 2,000 square feet of bio-retention cells within parking areas located at the Chester Township Hall. Installation of 3,000 square feet of grass pavers in parking areas located at the Chester Township Hall. Design and installation of 1,000 square feet of rain garden at the entrance to the West Geauga High School parking lot. The rain garden will be designed, installed and maintained by various student groups at the High School. Conduct education and outreach activities including the development and installation of 2 project specific signs, creation and distribution of 1 project specific fact sheet, presentations at 2 public meetings including at least one with the Chagrin River Watershed Board, 1 news release, a project specific display, and the establishment and maintenance of a project specific website.

Environmental Results: Successful completion of this project will demonstrate innovate practices for passively treating and managing stormwater drainage and reducing nonpoint source pollution loadings to the Chagrin River. Chester Township

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