Provide a forum for local governments to address drainage, erosion, stormwater pollution, and stormwater
management regulations on a cooperative, watershed basis. Design and implement solutions to regional stormwater management problems
Membership is open to all including governments, universities, and non-government groups. Any organization with stormwater management responsibilities can benefit from joining the Stormwater Coalition.
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Join the Stormwater Coalition for a live viewing of the following webcast
from the Center For Watershed Protection:
The Role of Local Codes
Speakers: Julie Todd, Environmental Compliance Manager with the Department of Watershed Management,
City of Atlanta, GA
Abby Hall, Community Planner, US EPA, Office of Sustainable Communities
Julie Schneider, Watershed Planner, Center for Watershed Protection, Inc.. Philadelphia, PA
Date: March 12, 2014 – 1-3 p.m.
Location: Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments
300 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Toledo, OH 43604
Group viewing of this webcast is sponsored by the members of TMACOG’s Stormwater Coalition. There will be no charge to participants. Feel free to bring a lunch.
Credits: 2 PDHs (equivalent to 0.2 CEUs) – certificates will be provided
Local zoning, subdivision, drainage, and stormwater ordinances have a powerful influence on how stormwater design is conducted in a community. Often, the local codes act as barriers to implementation of certain innovative practices, which may include better site design and low-impact development. This webcast will feature strategies to analyze local codes and a process of changing codes in a community to achieve desired outcomes for stormwater design, and, ultimately, water quality in the community.
1. Understand the importance of development, zoning, and other codes and ordinances to protect the watershed, and how these codes are often the front-end of a local watershed/stormwater strategy.
2. Understand how codes and ordinances can either: (a) allow for/authorize or (b) prevent better site design, stormwater management, and other practices. Stress the important of being deliberate with code language to achieve specific stormwater objectives.
3. Learn techniques other communities use to analyze their codes and ordinances.
4. Learn a few top tips to update codes and ordinances, and how to engage stakeholders in the process.
5. Learn what to expect when updating codes and ordinances in the analysis phase, the process to update codes and ordinances, and the final products/results.
6. Learn how other influences such as land use, zoning, annexation, TMDLs, or local conditions can impact a locality to use better site design and innovative stormwater management practices (e.g., low impact development (LID)).
7. Learn how updated codes can save time, money, and protect the environment.
Group viewing of this webcast is sponsored by the members of TMACOG’s Stormwater Coalition. There will be no charge to participants, but you must register as space is limited. Send an email with your name, phone number, email address, and jurisdiction or organization to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include in the subject line “Register March 12 Webcast.”
Pollution Prevention & Good Housekeeping Workshop | 11.19.2013
Ohio’s Stormwater Requirements
Lynette Hablitzel, Ohio EPA
Illicit Discharge Detection and Response
Brandon Tester, Toledo-Lucas County Health Department
Hazardous Waste Disposal
Ed Pulido, Ohio EPA
Case Study: Lucas County
Brian Miller, Lucas County Engineer’s Office
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2013 Annual Report
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>>Ohio Stormwater Association
>>Rain Garden Initiative
>>Partners for Clean Streams,
>>Toledo-Lucas County Sustainability Commission
>>American Rivers Low Impact Development Manual for the Lower Maumee and Ottawa River Watersheds.
>>ODNR Rainwater and land development manual