Residential Conservation Practices Project Team Deliverables
- Residential Practices Project Invitation to Residents (578Kb PDF)
- Residential Practices Social Information (planning, invitation, sign up sheet, follow-up email) (138Kb PDF)
- Residential Practices Social Presentation (version 1) (1,085Kb PDF)
- Residential Practices Social Presentation (version 2) (2,874Kb PDF)
- Protect Kittery Waters PledgeProtect Kittery Waters Pledge (57Kb PDF and online version)
- Protect Kittery Waters Pledge Yard Sign (33Kb PDF)
- Rain Barrel Program Information (flyers, order forms, press release) (127Kb PDF)
- Gundalow Visit Flyer (185Kb PDF)
- Gundalow Social Invitation (163Kb PDF)
For photos of Residential Team events, visit the Protect Kittery Waters photo site at http://protectkitterywaters.shutterfly.com/.
The Residential Practices Team will develop a suite of programs to reduce pollution from residential properties and homeowner practices. Residential practices that contribute to poor water quality in Spruce Creek include such things as the use of certain lawn maintenance products, pet waste, and the reduction of the vegetative buffer.
This team’s responsibilities will include both outreach and education components (in coordination with the community Outreach Team) as well as actual on-the-ground implementation of best management practices.
Grant Funding $12,220
Total Cost $22,520
Grant funding includes approximately 100 hours for the grant manager and 80 hours for a technical advisor from YCSWCD. There is also budget for travel expenses and $400 for supplies. The funding will also cover $1,000 for the design of printed materials and $4,000 in construction costs, to be provided by YCSWCD. Match funds will include volunteers, participants and Town assistance for the tasks, some travel expenses, and $1400 in supplies. Additional in-kind match includes $400 in donated design and print services.
- Reviewing existing surveys (Spruce Creek 319 Survey & Habitat Restoration Inventory) to identify 10 priority residential sites that are contributing to the impaired water quality in Spruce Creek
- Establishing a matching grants program to encourage installation of conservation practices at the identified sites utilizing infiltration trenches, dry wells, runoff diverters and vegetated buffers using matches of cash, material or labor. Preference for matching grants will be based on priority ranking, landowner interest, and overall site need.
- Providing tangible examples for landowners of practical methods to remedy common conservation problems in the watershed that threaten to negatively impact water resources, thereby increasing landowner stewardship.
- Marketing programs to the 10 priority sites identified as part of the 2005 watershed survey.
- Working with local students and volunteers in fieldwork through watershed service learning projects that will be showcased in local papers.
- Obtaining Letters of Agreement outlining long-term maintenance and construction cost sharing of the BMPs from all property owners before construction commences. Example letters will be provided by Maine DEP.
- Obtaining, if necessary, environmental permits before construction.
- Ensuring NPS Program grant funds are not used to undertake, complete or maintain erosion or storm water control work otherwise required by existing permits or orders.
- Working with Grant Manager to produce NPS Site Report for each NPS site.
The Stream Crossings Erosion Control and Culvert Replacement Team‘s activities are now incorporated (for the most part…) into the Residential Team.
Residential Team Activity Dates & Commitments
|First Steering Team & Project Launch Meeting||June 23, 2008|
|Residential Practices Team Launch Meeting||July 23, 2008|
|Review accepted land-use conservation practices||July 2008|
|Working with appropriate individuals and data, identify 10 residential sites at which to encourage installation of conservation practices and establish matching grants program||July – September 2008|
|Develop program cost-share structure||Fall 2008|
|Develop program flyer and arrange for printing||October – November 2008|
|Develop yard signage and arrange for printing||October – November 2008|
|Develop Letter of Agreement with the 10 previously identified homeowners||January – February 2009|
|Identify partners (landscapers, nurseries, etc.) and volunteers||Spring 2009|
|Review design solutions||Spring 2009|
|Arrange for and oversee installation of BMPs||Summer 2009|
|Coordinate with Community Outreach Team to draft project press releases and arrange for project tour||Summer 2009|
|Coordinate with Community Outreach Team to organize & conduct site tour||October 2009|
Residential Team Members, Project Partners, & Advisors
The following are team leaders and members, as well as any technical advisors for this team.
|Steve Hall||SCA, Kittery Conservation Commission|
|Kalle Matso (Advisor)||SCA|
|Martha Petersen (Advisor)||SCA|
|Cayce Dalton / Forrest Bell||York County Soil & Water Conservation District|
|Don Kale||Maine DEP|
|Conservation Commission, Town of Kittery|
|Conservation Commission, Town of Eliot|
|Maine Board of Pesticide Control|
|Maine Forest Service|