Managing Wet Weather in the Blackstone River Watershed:
The Lull before the Storm
Stormwater Management
May 14, 2009, 2:00 – 8:00 pm
Alternatives Unlimited, – A LEED platinum–certified mill restoration on the banks of the Mumford River
50 Douglas Road, Whitinsville, MA
Conference includes refreshments and a light supper – $10.00 fee
Download Registration Form (submit registration form and fee before Friday, May 8, 2009)

Now is the time, during the lull in the building boom, to lay the groundwork for communities to require better stormwater management practices and for developers to design more creative projects. Come learn from the best at this important conference hosted by the Blackstone River Coalition and sponsored by the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Commission.

2:00 – 3:15Registration
2:15Tour of Alternatives – LEED certified historic mill redevelopment
3:15Welcome – Jan Reitsma, Exec. Director, B.V. National Heritage Corridor
3:30 – 4:30Laying the Groundwork – Regulation and Education; Stormwater Phase 2, Round 2
  • Thelma Murphy – EPA
  • Lisa Philo – URI (NEMO education/outreach)
  • Fred Civian – MA EOEEA
  • BRC – Tackling Stormwater, outreach, BMB pilot project
4:30 – 5:30The Power of Local Boards
  • Fred Presley – Smithfield, RI – Planner (Fidelity)
  • Mark Briggs – Sutton, MA, – Con. Comm.
  • Mark Brigham – Sutton, MA – DPW
  • Jen Hager – Sutton,MA – Planning Board
  • Tom Kravitz – Burrillville, RI – Planning Board
5:30 – 6:30Supper and Keynote Address – Rob Roseen, Director, UNH Stormwater Research Center
6:30Good LID Examples/applicant works closely with community
  • Paul Hutnak – Heritage Design: Alternatives/Unibank/Linwood Mill
  • CEI – Manchaug Pond, Singletary Boat ramp (invited)
  • Horsley Witten – Rich Claytor/Michelle West/Nate Kelly
  • Ken Bianchi/CRWA – Blackstone Town Hall retrofit