• Date: Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009

    *This workshop was required for MS4 compliance with Phase II education and outreach.

    Workshop Description: This workshop for municipalities and other MS4sintroduced model ordinance provisions, enforceable policies, SWPPP templates, and other tools that RI communities can use to effectively control soil erosion and sediment and prevent pollution from construction sites.

    Final Agenda (PDF)


    Introduction (PDF)
    Lorraine Joubert

    Do You Know Your SWMPP From Your SWPP? (PDF)
    Eric Beck

    Ordinances and Enforceable Policies (PDF)
    Kristine Stuart

    Using SWPPP Templates to Simplify, Standardize, and Strengthen Your Program (PDF)
    Allison LeBlanc

    Suggested Information To Include In Municipal Development Application Checklist (PDF)
    Determination of Applicability for Submittal of Municipal Erosion and Sediment Control Plans/SWPPs (PDF)
    Updating Municipal Model Erosion and Sediment Controls (PDF)
    Rhode Island Department of Transportation Templates:
    Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan: Description of Sections (PDF)
    Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan: Template of Word Document (PDF) (Word)
    Storm Water Pollutino Prevention Plan for Small Sites: Template of Word Document (PDF) (Word)
    Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan: Checklist (PDF) (Word)
    Language for Contract Documents (PDF) (Word)
    EPA Guide: Developing Your Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan
    List of Attendees (PDF)
    Summary Evaluations (PDF)
    Co-sponsored by the RI T2 Center.


  • Date: August 13, 2009

    Workshop Description: This training for members of Rhode Island’s education community and stormwater coordinators discussed lesson plans designed to accompany the EnviroScape® Watershed/Nonpoint Source Pollution model for use with elementary through high school students in classroom and outdoor settings. The model will be available to educators on loan year-round through the URI Outreach Center. Please contact Vanessa Venturini, Education and Outreach Specialist, to sign up or with any questions at VVenturini@mail.uri.edu or (401) 874-7142.

    The Water Cycle (PDF)
    Using The EnviroScape Model (PDF)
    Note that additional stormwater resources for educators can be found at:http://www.ristormwatersolutions.org/SW_resourcesdetail.html
    List of Attendees (PDF)

  • Date: July 28, 2009

    Workshop Description: This training for Master Gardeners provided an overview of the RI Stormwater Solutions project, explained effective presentation techniques, and summarized the two presentations available for use: a 20-minute version and a 45-minute version of A New Perspective: Improving the Environment From Your Backyard.

    A New Perspective: Improving the Environment From Your Backyard (20 minutes) (Power Point)
    A New Perspective: Improving the Environment From Your Backyard (45 minutes) (Power Point)
    List of Attendees (PDF)

  • Date: June 4, 2009

    Workshop Description: This informational session will review the contents of the draft manual and provide an opportunity for questions and discussion. The morning session will present the new standards contained in the manual and explain the Low Impact Design (LID) components; the afternoon session will present more technical information on the new standards and stormwater handling Best Management Practices (BMPs), and it will highlight one or more representative design examples. Both sessions will have a question and answer period. This is not a public hearing but an informal session to learn about the proposed standards, ask questions, and contribute your valuable input. Written comments will be accepted for a period of at least 30 days after the informational session.

    Final Agenda (PDF)


    The powerpoints are available on the RIDEM website.
    Manual Summary (PDF)

    The complete document can be accessed online at:

    Comments will be accepted through June 30, 2009 and can be e-mailed to: stormwater@dem.ri.gov.

    List of Attendees (PDF)

    Sponsored by: RI DEM and CRMC