Christ Our King Presbyterian Church Cistern

 

Project Location: Bel Air, MD

Problem: This 50-year old church and school was plagued by periodic flooding due to high volumes of runoff from the roof and impermeable parking lot.  A small retention pond on site was failing during big rains, causing neighboring residential areas to flood. 

Contact Information
Adrienne Shevchuk | ashevchuk@cbf.org | 410-268-8816
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Kadampa Meditation Center Garden

 

Project location: Baltimore, MD

Problem: Baltimore’s Kadampa Meditation Center is located in the urban Chinquapin Park neighborhood.  In addition to the Buddhist temple, the Center also houses a café, bookshop, and now, a World Peace Meditation garden.  Previously, the Center’s campus had been experiencing drainage issues, with runoff from the facility’s large roof and parking lot unable to adequately drain, due to poor site grading and existing soil conditions. 

Contact Information
Ashley Traut | Blue Water Baltimore | atraut@bluewaterbaltimore.org
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Deering Woods Condominium Association

Project Location: Columbia, MD

Problem: Twenty-five townhomes in the Deering Woods Condominium Association of Howard County, Maryland, lacked a stormwater treatment plan.  Rain events led to flooding and erosion problems. 

Solution: A 200 foot x 15 foot linear rain garden was installed throughout the community to alleviate drainage problems. The bioretention capability of the rain garden now absorbs 100% of the rain water runoff.  

Contact Information
Lori Lilly | Howard EcoWorks | llilly@howardecoworks.org
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Greenleaf HOA Rain Garden

Project Location: Columbia, MD

Problem: Stormwater flows at the Greenleaf housing development were overwhelming existing stormwater infrastructure.  Flooding, erosion, pooled water, slippery sidewalks in winter, and an undermined footbridge all created unsafe conditions for pedestrians.

Contact Information
Lori Lilly | Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay | 503-791-8405
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Bridgeview/Greenlawn Community Enhancement

 

Project Location: Baltimore, MD

Problem: The Bridgeview/Greenlawn community on Riggs Avenue in Baltimore had a high percentage of impervious cover, which prevented rain water infiltration, created flooding issues in the neighborhood, and contributed polluted runoff to nearby streams and the Chesapeake Bay.

Contact Information
Carmera Thomas | Chesapeake Bay Foundation | Carmerathomas@cbf.org | 410-779-4700 x3109
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Winchester on the Severn Rain Garden

 

Project location: Annapolis, MD

Problem:  Winchester on the Severn is a residential neighborhood north of Annapolis.  In one section of the community, an old stormwater conveyance system was failing, with water flows scouring the nearby hillside and polluted runoff impairing Chase Creek, a tributary of the Severn River. 

Contact Information
Eloise Ullman | 410-757-1966
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First Presbyterian Church Green Infrastructure

 

Project Location: Columbia, MD

Problem:  First Presbyterian Church had frequent problems with standing water in the facility’s basement and throughout the property.

Contact Information
John McCoy | Columbia Association | 410-312-6336 | John.McCoy@ColumbiaAssociation.org
For tours, contact Nancy Fayer | Earth Forum of Howard County | 410-730-3545 | NaFayer5@gmail.com
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