Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.54
Liaison Kevin Miller
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Goshen College
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Kevin Miller
Sustainability Coordinator
Advancement
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
Less comprehensive policies, plans or guidelines that incorporate green infrastructure

A brief description of the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices:

To reduce stormwater runoffs the GC campus has development projects and ongoing campus operation as well as retention and detention facilities. The campus has retention ponds that were expanded through a grant from the Elkhart River Alliance in 2006. Vegetative swales are also present and capture stormwater from the smaller parking lots of campus. Over 15% of the campus is native prairie that absorbs runoffs. https://www.goshen.edu/sustainability/native-prairie-project/


A copy of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines:
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A brief description of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines that supports the responses above:

In addition to the management of rainwater on the main campus, the Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center is actively restoring wetlands and prairie areas as described in their land-use mission. https://www.goshen.edu/merrylea/land-and-research/


Website URL where information about the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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