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Maintaining Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Training provided by the Providence Stormwater Innovation Center in partnership with the SNEP Network


This training is intended for supervisors and field staff responsible for maintaining green stormwater infrastructure projects.  Without appropriate operation and maintenance activities GSI projects will not continue to function properly and yield expected water quality and environmental benefits, meet legal standards, and protect the communities’ financial investment.  In this training with the Providence Stormwater Innovation Center, we will give an overview of GSI function and maintenance issues, how design and construction decisions affect future maintenance, lessons learned from the field and the importance of routine inspections and tracking changes over time.


Jamie Houle, Program Director, University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center

Brian Byrnes, Deputy Superintendent, City of Providence Parks Department

Scott Wheeler, Superintendent of Parks, Grounds and Forestry – City of Newport

Steve Ricci, Director of Field Operations, Groundwork Rhode Island

Jacob Gorke, Supervising River Ranger, Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council

Eric Larson, Greenway Supervisor, Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council

Eric Beck, Supervising Engineer, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management

Ryan Kopp, Stormwater Coordinator, Providence Stormwater Innovation Center