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A Handbook of Constructed Wetlands

Organizations/Sources: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
This Handbook has been prepared as a general guide to the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of constructed wetlands for the treatment of domestic wastewater, agricultural wastewater, coal mine drainage, and stormwater runoff in the mid-Atlantic region; the Handbook is not a design manual.
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A Procurement Guide for Nature-Based Solutions

2018
Organizations/Sources: The Nature Conservancy
The purpose of this guide is to help communities utilize the right RFP language that will allow experts to respond with their best recommendations for managing flood and stormwater hazards. Changing the way in which we request services (such as designs, studies or plans) may increase the quality and variety of the resulting proposals in favor of those that use nature-based or other innovative solutions that increase resiliency and provide additional public benefits.
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Bioswales Fact Sheet

2005
Fact sheet about the benefits of bioswales and key tips for designing them.
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Bioswales/Vegetated Swales Fact Sheet

2008
Organizations/Sources: University of Florida Extension
A bioswale or vegetated swale is a form of bioretention used to partially treat water quality, attenuate flooding potential and convey stormwater away from critical infrastructure. These systems are linear, with length to width dimensions much greater than the more typical 2:1 applied to bioretention cells.
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BMP 6.4.10: Infiltration Berm and Retentive Grading

Chapter on infiltration berms in Pennsylvania Stormwater BMPs Manual.
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BMP 6.4.1: Pervious Pavement

Chapter about pervious pavement—pavement that allows stormwater to soak through and be absorbed by the ground rather than flowing along the road surface—in the Pennsylvania Stormwater BMPs Manual.
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BMP 6.4.2: Infiltration Basin

Chapter about infiltration basins in the Pennsylvania Stormwater BMPs guide.
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BMP 6.4.3 and 6.4.4: Infiltration Trenches and Beds

Chapters about infiltration trenches and beds in Pennsylvania Stormwater BMPs Manual. They help store and absorb overflow runoff during storms.
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BMP 6.4.5: Rain Garden

Chapter in Pennsylvania Stormwater BMP guide about rain gardens, which are areas planted with native vegetation to absorb stormwater.
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BMP 6.4.8: Vegetated Swale

Chapter of Pennsylvania Stormwater BMPs Manual about vegetated swales, channels planted with trees, shrubs, or grasses to infiltrate runoff.
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BMP 6.5.1: Vegetated Roof

Short guide about green roofs, from the Pennsylvania Stormwater BMPs Manual.
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BMP 6.7.1: Riparian Buffer Restoration

Chapter of Pennsylvania Stormwater BMPs Manual describing riparian buffers, forested areas along waterways that filter pollutants and control flooding.
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Constructed Wetland

Constructed wetlands are shallow marsh systems planted with emergent vegetation that are designed to treat stormwater runoff. This chapter of the Pennsylvania Stormwater BMPs Manual describes them in detail.
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Constructed Wetlands

Guide provides information about how constructed wetlands work, as well as tips for site selection, design, and monitoring.
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Developing Effective MS4 Stormwater Programs on a Shoestring

2009
Organizations/Sources: Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Presentation on stormwater management programs.
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Green Infrastructure Guidelines

2017
Organizations/Sources: Lehigh Valley Planning Commission
These guidelines were prepared in conjunction with the Monocacy Creek Watershed Act 167 Stormwater Management Plan Update (2017). The guidelines are important for reinforcing the message of the outstanding natural resources present in the Lehigh Valley and their wide variety of essential services and benefits to local residents and visitors, describing the best practices available for community and site design to preserve or enhance those resources, and defining improved stormwater management site design practices to better mimic natural systems. The guidelines provide 1) an overview of green infrastructure at a regional scale and the associated benefits and 2) engineering guidance for site-specific stormwater management practices to help designers understand and comply with the water balance and green infrastructure provisions of the updated Act 167 Ordinance.
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Green Infrastructure Handbook: BMPs in Hartford, Connecticut

2018
Outlines various green infrastructure techniques and their benefits, along with links to other resources. Includes color photos.
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Green Infrastructure in Parks: A Guide to Collaboration, Funding, and Community Engagement

2017
Organizations/Sources: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
This guide is intended to encourage partnerships between park agencies and stormwater agencies aimed at promoting the use of green infrastructure on park lands. The guide offers information on why partnerships between stormwater managers and parks managers can be beneficial and how you can create such partnerships. The guide presents an overview of green infrastructure and describes practices that can be used to manage stormwater in parks. In addition, you will find information on factors that influence the selection of appropriate green infrastructure practices, such as maintenance requirements.
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Green Infrastructure Opportunities that Arise During Municipal Operations

2015
Organizations/Sources: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
This document provides approaches local government officials and municipal program managers (Figure 1) in small to midsize communities can use to incorporate green infrastructure components into work they are doing in public spaces. The guide demonstrates ways in which projects can be modified relatively easily and at a low cost recognizing that municipal resources can be limited.
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Green Principles for Park Development and Sustainability

2011
These are best practices for developing parks that are environmentally sustainable and successful in connecting people to nature, including nature-based stormwater solutions (green infrastructure).
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Green Roofs

Organizations/Sources: Montgomery County Planning Commission
Short guide explains the benefits of green roofs and various green roof options.
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Green Streets and Parking Lots

Organizations/Sources: Montgomery County Planning Commission
Series of short guides that describe the benefits of green streets and parking lots, and explore tools such as permeable pavement, rain gardens, and more.
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Guidebook for Riparian Corridor Conservation

Organizations/Sources: Montgomery County Planning Commission
Guide highlights the benefits of riparian corridors and outlines components of their conservation, including acquisition, land-use controls, and stewardship.
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Guiding Principles for Constructed Treatment Wetlands

2000
Guide provides founding principles for planning, siting, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and monitoring of constructed treatment wetlands.
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Infiltration Berms Fact Sheet

Two-page fact sheet outlining the basics of maintaining infiltration berms.
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Infiltration Trench BMP Fact Sheet

Fact sheet describing pros and cons of infiltration trenches, as well as BMPs and design considerations.
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National Management Measures to Control Nonpoint Source Pollution from Urban Areas

2005
Organizations/Sources: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
This guidance helps citizens and municipalities in urban areas protect bodies of water from polluted runoff that can result from everyday activities. These scientifically sound techniques are the best practices known today. The guidance will also help states to implement their nonpoint source control programs and municipalities to implement their Phase II Storm Water Permit Programs.
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NJ Stormwater BMP Manual: Infiltration Basins

2016
Outlines design criteria for various types of stormwater infiltration basins.
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Reading Rain Barrell Ordinance

2012
Rain barrel ordinance for Reading, Pennsylvania. Encourages and provides guidelines for the use of rain barrels by residents and businesses.
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Stormwater to Street Trees: Engineering Urban Forests for Stormwater Management

2013
Organizations/Sources: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Guide to planting and managing trees in urban environments.
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Stormwater Trees: Technical Memorandum

2016
Organizations/Sources: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Trees in the urban environment can provide many benefits; however, urban tree programs face numerous challenges that can affect their success. This technical memorandum addresses planting and maintaining trees which are adjacent to roadways or sidewalks in urban areas where buildings and impervious surfaces create harsh environments. These street trees can be planted for many reasons including stormwater management or increased shade and green space.
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Structural Soils & Stormwater Management: Virginia Tech's Mini Parking Lot

Organizations/Sources: United States Forest Service
Fact sheet investigating new innovations in stormwater management
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Sustainable Stormwater Management and Small Storm Design

2009
Authors: Michele Adams
Organizations/Sources: Meliora Environmental Design
Presentation regarding Low Impact Development & Stormwater Management Technical Training
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Tennessee Urban Riparian Buffer Handbook: A Practical Guide to Establishing Healthy Streamside Buffers

2015
Organizations/Sources: United States Forest Service
Handbook contains: Information on establishing riparian buffers in a range of urban settings; a step-by-step guide on how to plan, conduct, and evaluate a volunteer riparian planting; a set of handouts that can be used when preparing volunteers and community partners for the coordination and implementation of riparian plantings; a regionalized riparian buffer plant list.
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Top 10 Best Green/Sustainable Practices for Recreation and Conservation Sites

List of best practices to ensure that parks and recreation sites and environmentally sustainable.
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Top 10 Stormwater Best Management Practices for Parks

List of effective nature-based stormwater management practices including riparian buffers, pervious pavement, trees, and bioswales.
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Vegetated Filter Strip

Chapter of Pennsylvania Stormwater Best Management Practices Manual about filter strips, which are densely vegetated areas between pavement that absorb runoff.
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Vegetated Filter Strip Fact Sheets

2005
Short fact sheet explaining the benefits of vegetated filter strips, when and where to use them, and how to design them.
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Virginia Stormwater Design Specification #13: Constructed Wetlands

2013
Design manual for constructed wetlands.
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