Description: Official PA Stormwater Best Management Practices Manual but https://spcwater.org/topics/stormwater-management/stormwater-best-management-practices-2/ has a nice, easy to read description of each non-structural and structural BMP with links directly to the official documents. Web Site: http://www.depgreenport.state.pa.us/elibrary/GetFolder?FolderID=4673 Telephone:
Categories: Best Mgt Practice States/Provinces: Pennsylvania Local Regions: PA - Harrisburg/ York, PA - Levittown, PA - Philadelphia, PA - Pittsburgh
Description: Nice list of Non-Structural and Structural BMPs including descriptions and links to documents on http://www.depgreenport.state.pa.us/elibrary/GetFolder?FolderID=4673
The most effective way to manage stormwater begins with the prevention of problems. Non-structural BMPs include design approaches and practices that are used for their ability to prevent the occurrence of stormwater runoff. Utilizing non-structural BMPs during site development is much more efficient and cost-effective than attempting to correct problems after development has occurred.
Protect Sensitive and Special Value Features
Protect / Utilize Natural Flow Pathways in Overall Stormwater Planning and Design
Cluster Uses at Each Site and Build on Smallest Area Possible
Use Smart Growth Practices
Minimize Total Disturbed Area–Grading
Minimize Soil Compaction
Re-Vegetate and Re-Forest Disturbed Areas
Reduce Street Imperviousness and Parking Imperviousness
Disconnection from Storm Sewers
Description: The latest version of the USDA Zone Map was jointly developed by USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Oregon State University's (OSU) PRISM Climate Group, and released in January of 2012.
Note: The Zone is listed in the 2nd column in the Legend to the right.
Categories: Plants States/Provinces: All, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Wisconsin Local Regions: CT - All, FL - Orlando, FL - Tampa, GA - Atlanta, MA - Southeastern, MD - DC Beltway, ME - Portland, MI - Detroit, MI - Grand Rapids, MN - Minneapolis, MO - St. Louis, NH - Manchester, NJ - Cherry Hill, NJ - Edison, NJ - Trenton, NY - New York City, OH - Cincinnati, OH - Cleveland, OH - Columbus, PA - Harrisburg/ York, PA - Levittown, PA - Philadelphia, PA - Pittsburgh, RI - Providence, TX - Dallas/ Ft. Worth, TX - Houston, TX - McAllen, TX - San Antonio/ Austin, VA - Northern VA, WI - Milwaukee
Description: This plant list provides a good starting point to help you become familiar with some native plants that are good for rain gardens. Most of the plants listed below are native specifically to the Mid-Atlantic region, although there are some that are native more to the mid-western region of the United States. This list is not a comprehensive planting guide, as the exact plants for each rain garden will vary depending on how much water the garden will hold, the exposure (sun or shade) and the soil conditions. Web Site: https://extension.psu.edu/rain-gardens-the-plants Telephone:
Categories: Plants, Rain Gardens States/Provinces: Pennsylvania Local Regions: PA - Harrisburg/ York, PA - Levittown, PA - Philadelphia, PA - Pittsburgh