Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.16
Liaison Ryan Ihrke
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Green Mountain College
OP-23: Stormwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Glenn LaPlante
Director of facilities
Maintenance
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Does the institution have a policy, plan, and/or strategies to reduce stormwater runoff from new development projects? :
Yes

Does the institution have a policy, plan, and/or strategies to reduce stormwater runoff from ongoing campus operations? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution's stormwater management initiatives:

GMC's most recent landscaping plan approved in March, 2011 includes several new initiatives to improve stormwater management on campus. New developments include plans for rain gardens to accept roof spout gutter flow, consideration of pervious pavements as well as rain water collection and re-use systems.
Stone and vegetated swales will be used to prevent stormwater runoff. A buffer zone by the Poultney River also aids in these efforts.


The website URL where information about the institution's stormwater management initiatives, plan or policy is available:
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Does the institution have a living or vegetated roof?:
No

A brief description of the institution's living or vegetated roof:
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Does the institution have porous paving?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's porous paving:

Gravel paving is used in the lower parking lot nearest the river.


Does the institution have retention ponds?:
No

A brief description of the institution's retention ponds:
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Does the institution have stone swales?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's stone swales:

A stone swale is planned for the athletic fields to help to manage stormwater.


Does the institution have vegetated swales?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's vegetated swales:

Athletic fields and main parking lot contains vegetated swales to manage stormwater.


Does the institution employ any other technologies or strategies for stormwater management?:
Yes

A brief description of other technologies or strategies for stormwater management employed:

The Poultney River Buffer Zone, alongside the Poultney River, is a natural area preserve on the Green Mountain College campus. It occupies land within 35 meters of the annual high-water line.

The buffer zone was approved by the College in 1997 to improve stream habitat, reduce bank erosion, restore floodplain forest, provide a corridor for movements of animals and plants, reduce overland flow of non-point source pollution from agricultural fields and other land uses, protect scenic and recreation values, and provide field sites for courses at the college.


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