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Liaison Kelsey McCormick
Submission Date June 17, 2013
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Lawrence University
OP-23: Stormwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Kathleen Isaacson
Associate Professor / Chair Committee on Sustainability 2012-2013
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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:

We have developed natural runoff management systems for new development on campus. The new Warch Campus Center, for example, has a layered stormwater runoff pond that discharges into the Fox River as well as a "green roof" of hardy, drought-resistant plants.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's living or vegetated roof:

The Warch Campus Center has a large section of "green roof". As a student explained on the Green Roots blog, "This is a series of rectangular containers that are set up in rows (and spaced for easy maintenance) and house pre-planted, fully matured plants that are drought and winter resistant. This includes Gold Leaved Goldmoss Sedum, White Flowered Sedum, Kamtschatica Sedum, Neon Sedum, Tricolor Sedum, Voo Doo Sedum, and Vera Jameson Sedum. The containers are placed on top of the TPO membrane mentioned above, and can easily be removed if needed. The plants use the sun’s energy to survive and grow and help keep the roof cool via evapotranspiration. The eight inches of soil they are planted in also acts as an insulator soil keeping the roof it cooler in summers, and a little warmer in winters. The plants also use rainwater for their survival, which cuts back and unwanted runoff, puddling, and rooftop water management."


Does the institution have porous paving?:
No

A brief description of the institution's porous paving:
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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?:
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A brief description of the institution's stone swales:
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Does the institution have vegetated swales?:
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A brief description of the institution's vegetated swales:
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Does the institution employ any other technologies or strategies for stormwater management?:
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A brief description of other technologies or strategies for stormwater management employed:
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