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GC3 Resilient Infrastructure and Nature-based Solutions: WG 3 - Shared screen with speaker view
Mary Pelletier
21:14
Mary Rickel Pelletier, Park Watershed
Amy Blaymore Paterson
21:17
Amy Blaymore Paterson, Executive Director, CT Land Conservation Council
David Dickson
21:20
David Dickson, UConn CLEAR
Beth Bernard
21:22
Beth Bernard, Education Director with Connecticut Forest & Park Association
james o'donnell
21:25
I'm Jim O'Donnell, Exec Dir. CIRCA, and Prof. at UConn
Megan Raymond
21:31
Megan B. Raymond, SLR Consulting
Sarah Crosby
21:33
Sarah Crosby, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
Amber Garrard
21:36
Amber Garrard, Yale Office of Sustainability
Joanna Wozniak-Brown
21:38
Joanna Wozniak-Brown, CT OPM
Louanne Cooley
21:50
Louanne Cooley, UConn CIRCA
Nicole Govert
21:50
Nicole Govert, Sustainable CT
Robert LaFrance
21:52
Robert LaFrance, National Audubon Society
Mark Moriarty
21:56
Working Group member. Director of Public Works, City of New Britain
Dominic Antonio
21:57
Dominic Antonio - CTDOT Hydraulics & Drainage
Kelsey Sudol
22:04
Kelsey Sudol, Northwest Conservation District and Lake Waramaug Task Force
Jennifer Mattei
22:14
Jennifer Mattei, Sacred Heart University, Biology Dept.
Michelle Andrzejewski
22:17
Michelle Andrzejewski, City of Norwalk, Planning & Zoning
Katharine Morris
22:18
Kat Morris, OTG/DEEP
Joseph Marrone
22:36
Joseph Marrone, PE, Area Leader for Urban and Coastal Resilience, Arcadis
Paul Hearn
22:39
Paul Hearn, Baralmar Advisors LLC
John Truscinski
22:49
John truscinski Director of Resilience Planning, CIRCA
Denise Savageau
23:00
Denise Savageau, ChairCT Council on Soil and Water Conservationliaison to the GC3 EJ working group
Tyler Archer
23:13
Hi all - Tyler Archer, Shipman & Goodwin LLP
Michael Hogan - CTDOT
23:31
Mike Hogan - CTDOT Hydraulics & Drainage/Soils & Foundations
Thomas Baptist
24:47
Tom Baptist - Town of East Hartford
Katharine Morris
27:59
will these slides be made available?
Sarah Watson, CT DEEP
28:46
The recording and slides will be available on the website.
Todd Berman
32:23
6" in one year . . . . . . . incredible.
Rebecca French, Climate Planning CT DEEP
37:47
a recording of this meeting will be posted. slides may be posted at speakers' discretion.
Samuel Alexander
40:37
Sam Alexander, SCCOG
Todd Berman
41:28
Todd Berman - Avangrid
Rebecca French, Climate Planning CT DEEP
41:44
No geotextiles - Important finding!
Katharine Morris
43:31
was lead restoration only before or also during the experiment
Katharine Morris
44:00
remediation rather
Rebecca French, Climate Planning CT DEEP
46:41
Why should everyone care about this Stratford project … it has some of the best monitoring of a engineered living shoreline over multiple years. It is also a good example of work funded by the Long Island Sound Futures Fund, which has received a significant increase in funding with the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
Amber Garrard
47:26
In terms of scalability and co-benefits of these solutions, do living shoreline projects ever allow for economic opportunities/food production (shellfish, kelp) over time?
Rebecca French, Climate Planning CT DEEP
49:58
For folks concerned with freshwater environments, similar approaches have been applied in lakes and rivers where boat wake causes erosion.
Tyler Archer
55:56
whats the cost difference between reef balls and a breakwater?
Katharine Morris
56:37
can you speak more on remediation before and during the project
Rebecca French, Climate Planning CT DEEP
58:18
NOAA = National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administratin
Sarah Watson, CT DEEP
01:02:30
Please type questions for speakers in the chat
james o'donnell
01:03:38
The answer to the cost question is difficult. We need to know how big the submerged breakwater would need to get the same protection. That's why we are analyzing the relative effectiveness. But the cost drivers are personnel, deployment equipment, materials and permits. I think they are likely to be comparable until there are a lot of reef deployments.
Jennifer Mattei
01:07:57
Reef balls are better habitat than breakwaters to fish and shellfish. Boulders used in breakwaters can move during a hurricane, reef balls do not move.
Mary Pelletier
01:08:21
With respect to the problematic use of plastics in any living environments, what biodegradable materials are recommended. Also, could the GC3 recommend Connecticut begin to support/encourage design and production (“manufacture”) of non-toxic and biodegradable products needed to revitalize and restore damaged landscapes?
Mark Moriarty
01:08:33
We started a Storm Water Utility in New Britain July 1st of this year. We called it our Clean Water Fund.
Katharine Morris
01:10:39
what is "IC amount"
Katharine Morris
01:10:59
impervious cover?
Mark Moriarty
01:11:03
yes
Sarah Watson, CT DEEP
01:11:05
@Kat - IC = impervious cover. Land cover that doesn't allow for infiltration into the ground.
Tyler Archer
01:13:29
do you recommend stormwater utilities include processes by which individual properties can be inspected to confirm actual stormwater runoff? Thinking of a typical residential house with roof and driveway but rainwater discharges to a yard or garden without actually making it to the street and stormwater system
Todd Berman
01:14:13
These have been very informative briefings. Unfortunately I need to drop off of a 12:00 meeting.
Rebecca French, Climate Planning CT DEEP
01:15:38
Note on the hospitals, that 15% cap will not apply after 2026
Katharine Morris
01:15:40
can you elaborate on the state property limit
Rebecca French, Climate Planning CT DEEP
01:16:42
New Britain is the first municipality to set up an authority under the new law. Congrats New Britain!
Mary Pelletier
01:16:43
Could funding from stormwater utilities be designated to large scale green infrastructure projects that increase ecosystem connectivity and functionality? For example could funds collected from stormwater utility fees be directed to conservation and revitalization of designated riparian degraded/impaired corridors? Perhaps larger scale projects would have greater collective benefits.
Jennifer Mattei
01:18:44
Ben Zito (ben.zito@noaa.gov) is the person working on costs of living shorelines. Contact him for info.
james o'donnell
01:19:44
Climate resilience fund is larger and can be used to support the development of stormwater utilities.
Amy Blaymore Paterson
01:20:05
David, would you provide a direct link to the municipal ordinance template?
William Lucey
01:21:02
Some places give SW credits for maintaining riparian buffers
Katharine Morris
01:21:16
can you speak on the state property limit
Rebecca French, Climate Planning CT DEEP
01:21:36
trying to find the ordinance
Ashley Benitez-Climate Planning, CTDEEP
01:40:57
https://portal.ct.gov/connecticutclimateaction/executive-order/deep-climate-resilience-fund
Amy Blaymore Paterson
01:41:06
Thanks, Mark, for that response.
Cynthia Rabinowitz, NWCD
01:41:37
This has been invaluable. thank you to the great speakers.
Ashley Benitez-Climate Planning, CTDEEP
01:43:21
Thank you, Denise! EEJ working group + this group will have a meeting during November. Stay tuned.
Rebecca French, Climate Planning CT DEEP
01:44:55
For those interested in funding to develop a stormwater authority under the DEEP Climate Resilience Fund see FAQ#42: 42. My community is interested in exploring studying the feasibility for astormwater utility or developing a climate change, flooding, and erosioncontrol board as authorized under PA 21-115. Which track should we applyto?Stormwater utilities and climate change, flooding, and erosion control boards are important socommunities can fund and manage resilience projects. You can include this as an expenseunder your local match funding strategy component of your budget for either Track 1 or Track 2.If you are interested in applying for stormwater utility feasibility studies as a standalone activity,please email DEEP.climateresilience@ct.gov.
Rebecca French, Climate Planning CT DEEP
01:45:04
https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/ConnecticutClimateAction/DCRF/Docs/DCRF-FAQs.pdf
Mark Moriarty
01:45:59
Great meeting & presentations. I need to jump off & get on another meeting. Have a great day.
David Dickson
01:46:15
For those who asked, the current statewide IC layer resolution is 1ft. The upcoming flight is 3 inch.
Katharine Morris
01:46:22
Public Comment: Nature Based Solutions for climate resilience and mitigation are extremely valuable, especially when prioritizing the life rather than profit. I'll second the note on proactively considering environmental justice and equity as well as creativity and indigenous knowledge into these projects. Lastly, id note that we must remain vigilant about the broader sustainability in this process to ensure we are not putting our personal environment above the larger ecosystem. We are all connected, regardless of whether we see the folks our actions impact. That goes for Stratford to Bridgeport. CT to Florida, and USA to the rest of the world. Thank You.
Tyler Archer
01:46:41
excellent q, Mary!
Katharine Morris
01:47:58
also, the cost to be considered in more than fiscal.
Katharine Morris
01:48:02
best!
Kevin Grigg
01:48:17
There are biodegradable geotextile fabrics available, though durability remains an issue.
Denise Savageau
01:48:34
Mary - I was thinking the same thing for the reef balls and good comment Jennifer.Job creation - is it a EJ solution
Amy Blaymore Paterson
01:49:31
Co-chairs, please remind us of next steps
Emily Pysh (CT DOT)
01:49:54
Thank you everyone for the discussion today!
Amy Blaymore Paterson
01:50:01
Thanks for the slide! Great meeting.
Michelle Andrzejewski
01:50:05
Thank you!
Sarah Watson, CT DEEP
01:50:12
Note the date on this slide isn't correct
Louanne Cooley
01:50:40
Thanks all!
Megan Raymond
01:51:01
Thanks!
Amber Garrard
01:51:03
Thanks!