Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.15
Liaison Victor Udo
Submission Date Sept. 16, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Bucknell University
IN-1: Innovation 1

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Dina El-Mogazi
Director, Sustainable Design Program
Center for Sustainability and the Environment
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Miller Run Restoration Project

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome :

Since 2010 staff, faculty, and students associated with the Bucknell University Environmental Center, Bucknell Facilities, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have collaborated to restore the headwaters of Bucknell's campus stream, Miller Run.

A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

Upon completion of the project (projected spring 2015) the restored stream is expected to accommodate greater biodiversity, contribute less storm water runoff to the Susquehanna River, and facilitate greater groundwater recharge through the presence of newly constructed riparian wetlands. Measurements of these and other indicators are underway and ongoing by faculty and students associated with the project.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of 5):
Yes or No
Curriculum ---
Research Yes
Campus Engagement Yes
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Grounds Yes
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Water Yes
Coordination, Planning & Governance ---
Diversity & Affordability ---
Health, Wellbeing & Work ---
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Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:

The website URL where information about the innovation is available :

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