Financing Green Infrastructure in Blair County, Pennsylvania

Project Summary

The EFC partnered with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and American Rivers on a multi-faceted effort, led by the Alliance, to build a green infrastructure program and create sustainable stormwater solutions across all 13 MS4s in Blair County. This three year effort was built on work of the Center for Watershed Protection to help develop TMDL and Chesapeake Bay Pollutant Reduction plans in partnership with the Blair County Conservation District and Blair County MS4 Workgroup, which is comprised of municipal representatives and engineers.

The focus of this effort was to help the 13 MS4s develop a collaborative approach to managing stormwater, thus all 13 MS4s were assessed individually to evaluate their existing municipal stormwater program, as well as assessed collaboratively to identify opportunities for regional cooperation, as both a cost-reducer and program enhancer. This effort included both planning and implementation projects in order to help Blair County move forward in meeting water quality improvement goals and develop a sustainable, long-term regional program. In addition, the project incorporated stormwater education through workshops tailored for the 13 MS4s and materials developed for stakeholders throughout the community. 

 Partners

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, American Rivers, Blair County Conservation District, and Blair County MS4 Workgroup

 Sponsors

National Fish & Wildlife Foundation’s Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund

Related Documents Related Documents

Financing Green Infrastructure in Blair County, Pennsylvania -Final Report

Financing Green Infrastructure in Blair County, Pennsylvania -Appendices 

♦ Financing Case Study: Blair County, Pennsylvania

 Press 

♦ County 'eager to be proactive,' The Altoona Mirror, June 15, 2015 

 

For more information, contact Jen Cotting at jcotting@umd.edu, 301.405.5495.