Kitchell, A., Zielinski, J.
Summary from August 14-16, 2006 Watershed and Stormwater Management Workshop, St. Croix, USVI
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Center for Watershed Protection
This memo summarizes discussions and recommendations generated during a three-day training workshop on watershed and stormwater management funded by NOAA OCRM and supported by DPNR CZM. Workshop participants included primarily DPNR staff from CZM and DEP, as well as representatives from Building and Permits, CCZP, and DFW. Non-DPNR staff in attendance included representatives from SHPO, NOAA and USDA. Day 1 of the workshop introduced a variety of regulatory and programmatic tools for watershed protection, and discussed the feasibility of applying these tools in the USVI. The first half of Day 2 focused on improving the current erosion and sediment control program and identified key practices to be installed on construction sites and dirt roads. Strategies for implementing a post-construction stormwater program and adapting structural practices to the USVI were discussed in the afternoon. Effective watershed planning and better site design techniques for new island development were covered on Day 3. The group worked through a ranking exercise to develop criteria for prioritizing watersheds for future planning efforts, and critiqued and redesigned two local development plans.
FY2005 CRCP Project ID 1906; Project Title: State and Territory Capacity Building and Planning Assistance for the Management of Land Based Sources of Pollution; Principal Investigator: Jennifer Kozlowski