“Managing the Rain,” a free stormwater expo

LUDLOW, Vt. – Submerged bridges. Ravaged roads. Mud-filled basements. Capsized culverts. Heavy storms impact us all, but what can we do? While we can’t control how much rain falls, or how quickly, we can help water slow down, spread out, and soak in before it reaches a storm-swollen stream. The Black River Action Team invites everyone to join the stormwater conversation on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 5:30 p.m., at 111 Jackson Gore Road in Ludlow, Vt. Please pre-register at www.managetherain.eventbrite.com.

Featured speakers will be Black River Action Team (BRAT) Director Kelly Stettner, explaining some basics of how rivers work; Ron Rhodes of the Connecticut River Conservancy, discussing several successful streambank stabilization projects he’s worked on; and Mike Everhart of EJ Prescott, sharing some of the products and procedures his company uses to manage stormwater in ways that reduce maintenance and long-term costs.

Remote participants can join live via zoom, which will be managed by the Connecticut River Conservancy; email Stettner for the link at blackrivercleanup@gmail.com. The event will also be recorded by Okemo Valley TV for later viewing.

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