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2018OrientationPowerpoint-1MSD Project Clear Rainscaping Small Grants Program Landowner Orientation – June, 2018 Outline for Today Welcome – Sue McCrary Housekeeping – Rob Kennedy Background – Sue McCrary Small Grants “How To” – Rob Kennedy Break Rainscaping Features and Design Tips – Scott Woodbury Questions MSD Project Clear 3 MSD’s Service Area Two utilities in one –Stormwater –Sanitary 1.3 million people 520 sq. miles 75 sq. mile combined sewer area (storm and waste in same pipe) 9517 miles of sewer Oldest pipes ~1860s 4 5 Separate Sewer System Combined Sewer System Stormwater Disconnections** Rainscaping* CitySheds Program* Combined Sewer Separations* System Maintenance System Inspection System Rehabilitation and Replacement Fats, Oil and Grease Control Program Emergency Response Tunnels Storage Tanks Relief Sewers High-Rate Treatment* Build System Improvements Get the Rain Out Repair & Maintain *Combined sewer area only activities 7 **Separate sewer area only activities What is Rainscaping? Definitions Stormwater is rainwater that cannot soak into the ground and therefore runs off into nearby alleys, street gutters, channels and sewers Impervious Surface is hard surface that does not allow rainwater to soak into the ground (like pavement and rooftops) 9 Definitions Green Infrastructure = Rainscaping Combination of plantings, water features, catch basins, permeable pavements, and other activities that manage stormwater as close as possible to where it falls, rather than moving it someplace else. 10 Capture Water Onsite MSD Project Clear’s Rainscaping Program 12 Rainscaping Program •$100 Million •Area that flows to CSO’s along the Mississippi River •Mostly within the City of St. Louis •5-year, $3 Million Pilot Program (2015 Report) 13 Projects with Partners Green Infrastructure Grants –Rolling Program $180,000/AC drainage area –Annual Competition Targeted Partnerships –Schools –Parks and Rec Centers MSD Owned Neighborhood Rain Gardens MSD’s Facilities –Market –Pump Stations –Detention Basin Retrofits Cityshed Mitigation Program Opportunities –Separate program to reduce chronic flooding and backups using buyouts and detention –Permanent green space –Rainscaping around basins Education & Outreach Small features Individual landowners $4 Million (max) Small Grants Indirect Projects Direct Projects 14 Rainscaping Program (2016 – 2023) Demolitions LRA Partnership $13.5 Million (max) Neighborhood Scale Projects 15 Clinton Street Rain Garden in Old North Other Pilot/Early Action Projects -Cortex Commons -Urban Food Roof MSD Project Clear’s Rainscaping Small Grants Program 16 Rainscaping Small Grants Parameters Focus = Educate the public to understand how stormwater impacts the combined sewer system and associated issues. Spend up to $4 million over life of MSD Project Clear $250,000 - $400,000 projected annual Partnered with Missouri Botanical Gardens to administrate the program 17 Results… so far 18 Planting Dates Orientation Attendance # of Applications # of Grants Awarded Total Grant Requests Awarded Model Round Fall, 2014 10 8 8 $ 19,764.99 Round 1 Spring/Fall, 2015 127 66 52 $ 135,553.15 Round 2 Fall 2016/ Spring 2017 156 81 66 $ 165,014.94 Round 3 Fall 2017/ Spring 2018 314 162 113 $ 305,329.96 Round 4 Fall 2018/ Spring 2019 YOUR PROJECT HERE! Rainscaping Small Grants How To… 19 Landowner Guide – Page 1 Parameters Eligible Entities –Properties within Program Area –Residential X 1 Grant –Institutional – Schools, Churches, Businesses, Gov’t Entities X 4 Separate Grants •Separate Grants for Separate Features - 100 Sf or more Time Period – Separate Slide Size Limits –100 SF (does not have to be touching) •RG, LA, WR, BS, PP, RB ETC •Gallons will be viewed as an Equivalent to Square Footage –No limits for GR projects 20 Landowner Guide – Page 2 Parameters Time Constraints –Only Projects completed after Notice to Proceed email will be considered. Reimbursement Guidelines –100% reimbursable up to $3,000 –Includes Design, Installation and Materials Cost –Advanced Payment of 1/3 Awarded Grant Amount available Plan Requirements (Discuss in Budget) –Planting Plan – species, container size, # of plants, spacing, source, soil amendments and maintenance plan – NOW IN BUDGET Eligible Improvements – Cover Later Contractor Involvement –GET OUT Participating Contractor List –7/9 Deadline for added a contractor 21 Landowner Guide – Page 2 Eligible Improvements Native Soil Rain Garden –Minimum .25in/hr Perc test results –Must have inflow, overflow, basin (4 in. deep), and have water coming into it (via downspout, RB overflow, bioswale, etc.) Engineered Bioretention Area –Engineered “Rain Garden Mix” –Under drain –Permit required Lawn Alternatives –Trees, Shrubs, perennials, groundcover –Turf grass replaced with plants with robust root structures Soil Amendments –Mulches/compost used on top layer of soil (Next Page) Bioswales –Planted swale that may guide water to another location or feature Rock Weir & Compost Filter Socks –Amendment to Bioswale or other feature to slow down the speed of the water 22 2016-17 Round Projects Landowner Guide – Page 2 & 3 Eligible Improvements Woodland Restoration –Includes invasive species removal replaced by appropriate tree and ground cover Rain Barrels – Gallon equivalent of a square foot Green Roofs – no size minimum –Engineer must certify the home can handle the added weight capacity of the Green Roof Permeable Pavers –Important to have a good base strategy under pavers –8” base, multiple rock layers of varying size We will review other strategies on a case by case basis 24 Landowner Guide – Page 4 Ineligible Features Yard Management – de-icing/salt Lawn Care – aeration to lawn (can be a part of soil amendment strategy in eligible feature) Annuals/Vegetable Gardens –Perennial edibles okay* Compost Bins/Infrastructure Retaining Walls Maintenance of Existing Features 25 Landowner Guide – Page 4/5/6 Process for Landowners 1. Attend Orientation – check! 2. Consult w/ Participating Contractors 3. Complete and Submit Application –Mail or Hand deliver to MOBOT 4. Application Review Process 5. Receive Award Notifications 6. Send back Project Agreement Form 7. Receive Notice to Proceed 8. Request Advanced Payment if necessary –1/3 of grant amount –Co-written if using Participating Contractor 9. Complete Project Work –Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 10. Submit Project Completion Forms –Receipts + Pictures 10. QC/Ground Truthing 11. Payments Processed 26 27 Project Clear Rainscaping Small Grants Program Time Frame Applications Available June 9, 2018 Program Promotion May & June 2018 Contractor & Landowner Orientations June 2018 Grant Applications Due August 11, 2017 Project Notifications Out Week of September 10, 2018 Planting Time Fall 2018 & Spring 2019 Completion Forms Due No later than May 11, 2019 Grant Funds Dispersed to Landowners Within 14 weeks of receipt of Project Completion Forms Maintenance Support Available to Landowners Through May 2020 Page 7 of Landowner Guide Landowner Guide – Page 7 & 8 Resources & Assistance Helpful links and Contact information for the Hotline 28 Application – Inside Cover Background Program Requirements –Within Program Area Map –Installed after what date or email? –How many square feet? –Must be signed by actual landowner Funding Criteria 1.Large Amount of Stormwater Managed 2.High Percentage of Natives 3.Cost Effective Project 4.Appropriate Design 5.Available for Outreach 6.Appropriate & Detailed Maintenance Plan Reimbursement Guidelines –What is the required match? –What is the maximum dollar amount for reimbursement? –How many apps for Residential Property? Institutional? 29 Application – Insert Contact Info 1. Put today’s date 3. Type of Project & SF 4. What is the feature replacing Budget 5. Pictures of Project 6. Can be a combination 30 Application – Insert Attachments (Check List on Back) – 2 Copies of EVERYTHING! –Itemized Budget – Contractor Letterhead • Plant List now element of Budget: Species, Common Name, Quantity, Spacing, Container Size, Native –Landscape Design –Photos •Aerial or Google Maps Satellite Image –Maintenance Plan –Soil Amendment Strategy –Dig Rite Photos Signature/Agreement –Must have actual Landowner Signature 31 Application – Back Inside Cover Landscape Drawing Requirements –Scale –Show Utility Lines –Indicate existing trees and vegetation –Location and shape of features – be sure to transfer actual footage to Q4 –Label Perc Test & Depth of Basin for Rain Gardens –Arrows to designate slope –Show bordering yards and streets Important Dates 32 Application – Back Cover Application Checklist Deadline – Wednesday, August 1st @ 5:00pm Deliver to Rob’s MOBOT office not MSD –Mailed or Hand delivered Commerce Bank Education Center –NW corner of intersection of Shaw and Kingshighway –Across Shaw from O’Connell’s Pub –3 blocks west of the Main Garden Campus –4651 Shaw Blvd. 33 Resources For technical Rainscaping Resources visit: -www.mobot.org/rainscaping For MSD Project Clear Rainscaping Small Grants Program -Updates -Applications & Documents -Focus Area Map/Eligibility -Visit www.projectclearstl.org/smallgrants Contact Rob at -Rainscaping@mobot.org or (314) 577 0202 Rainscaping Small Grants Features and Design Tips 35 Upcoming Sessions June 14 The Art of Combining Native Perennials July 12 Flower Arranging with Native Plants August 9 Pondscaping with Native Plants September 8 Shaw Wildflower Market www.shawnature.org for details More to be Announced – Last Fall included Native Wild Edible Plants Converting Mowed Grass to Seeded Prairie or Savanna The Art and Function of Native Landscaping The Native Landscaping Manual www.shawnature.org Pre-Development Hydrology www.thetyee.ca Conventional Post-Development Hydrology www.thetyee.ca Alternative Post -Development Hydrology www.thetyee.ca •Preserve existing natural areas •Preserve riparian corridors •Think about the whole landscape: -Rain gardens -Turf replacement -Plant trees and shrubs -Permeable surfaces www.mobot.org/rainscaping Landscape Elements for Rainscaping Perennial/shrub planting beds Perennial/shrub planting bed Permeable paving Rain garden Planted bioswale connecting small rain gardens Perennial/shrub planting bed Rain barrels Perennials, shrubs and trees planted in low, wet area of yard Trees Permeable Pavement Green Rooftops with Native Plants Rainwater Harvesting Trees for Rainscaping The Center for Urban Forest Research found that a typical medium-sized tree can intercept as much as 2380 gallons of rainfall per year. Lawn Alternatives Honeysuckle Removal/Woodland Restoration A rain garden mimics natural watersheds and wetlands. Rain Garden •Protect soil from compaction and erosion •Basin should be 4 -8” •Size is approx. 20 -30% of surface draining towards rain garden •A rain garden should be 10 -15 ft. from a building •Do not add sand to native soil (sand + clay + lime = bricks!) •Do not disturb tree roots •Do not build in low area; find a mid -flow area •More clay, less drainage=larger rain garden or make soil more permeable. Otherwise-find more suitable location or option. •Careful attention to grading Rules of Thumb for Rain Gardens A rate of .25 to 1.5 inches/hour is considered adequate to ideal for a rain garden. Percolation Test Steps: 1. Dig a hole 12” deep by 6” in diameter. 2. Fill hole with water and let stand until all the water has drained into the ground (this will give you saturated soil conditions). 3. Refill the empty hole with water again. Measure the depth of the water with a ruler. 4. Check the depth of water with a ruler every hour for at least 4 hours. Percolation Test Does your Soil Need Amending? •Amend the soil with compost •Use an auger to drill holes and fill with compost •Find a more well-draining site for the rain garden •Consider a different rainscaping option Simple Plumbing Traditional Design Style The plant list does not determine the design style – the gardener does! Natural Design Style Mulch Shredded Hardwood Mulch 3 inch River Gravel Encourage Interaction with Benches and Paths Tidy Edges Maintenance of Rain Gardens •Keep the input and overflow clean •Check drainage periodically •Don’t use fertilizers or herbicides •Water during establishment/drought •Maintain 2-3” layer of mulch •Keep raingarden weeded •Trim back dead leaves in spring 4I Bring Conservation Home This la ndcape Provides outstanding wildlife habitat value and satisfies the criteria for V Native Plants water Conservation WlIdlite Stewardship ir,..sive Weed geadieation SUSkAnuf,,,,, COnsarvalJon Rain Garden Do you know what's happening here? The trees, shrubs, and grasses below are retaining water and removing pollutants from our parking lot's stormwater runoff, This bioretentton system helps improve water quality and protect our region's lakes, streams, and rivers. Yet another reason to thank a plant today! Learn more at wwimmobot.orgisustarability Why Choose Native Plants? •Native plants enhance the ecological value of your property •Native wetland plants are well-adapted to flood and drought fluctuations Why Choose Native Plants? Native wetland plants are adapted to flooding and drought. Native Plants have the ability to stabilize soil on slopes and generate deep roots that allow Water to infiltrate into the ground. 96% of bird species rear their young on insects. How many caterpillars does it take to feed one nest of chickadees? 96% of bird species rear their young on insects. 300 a day 5,000 per nest Where do you find 5,000 caterpillars?? Viceroy on Willow Mourning Cloak on Hackberry Giant Swallowtail on Wafer ash Amer. Painted Lady on Pussytoes upper slope lower slope pond edge- seasonal inundation permanently submerged Right Plant Right Place Soft Rush Juncus effusus Palm Sedge Carex muskingumensis Yellow Fox Sedge Carex annectans Sweet coneflower Rudbeckia subtomentosa Orange coneflower Rudbeckia fulgida var. umbrosa Marsh Blazing Star Liatris spicata Turtlehead Chelone obliqua Shining Bluestar Amsonia illustris Swamp milkweed Asclepias incarnata New England aster Aster novae-angliaea Cardinal flower- Lobelia cardinalis Blue lobelia - Lobelia siphilitica Copper iris - Iris fulva Blue flag iris - Iris virginica Cardinal flower Lobelia cardinalis Golden groundsel Senecio aureus Shade-loving species Palm Sedge Carex muskingumensis Ostrich fern Matteuchia struthiopteris Royal fern (Osmunda regalis) Sensitive fern Onoclea sensibilis Silvery Spleenwort Athyrium pynocarpon Shrubs & Small Trees Vernal Witchazel Hamamelus vernalis Red Buckeye Aesculus pavia Beautyberry Callicarpa americana Resources For technical Rainscaping Resources visit: -www.mobot.org/rainscaping For MSD Project Clear Rainscaping Small Grants Program -Updates -Applications & Documents -Focus Area Map/Eligibility -Visit www.projectclearstl.org > Get the Rain Out > Rainscaping Small Grants Contact Rob at -Rainscaping@mobot.org or (314) 577 0202 Clay Elementary School Clyde C. Miller Career Academy Soulard Co-op Garden St. Elizabeth’s Church St. Matthew’s Church St. Matthew’s Church Full Round Projects Full Round Projects Full Round Projects Full Round Projects Full Round Projects Full Round Projects Full Round Projects 2016-17 Round Projects 2016-17 Round Projects 2016-17 Round Projects 2016-17 Round Projects 2016-17 Round Projects 2016-17 Round Projects 2016-17 Round Projects 2016-17 Round Projects 2016-17 Round Projects 2016-17 Round Projects 2016-17 Round Projects 2016-17 Round Projects 2016-17 Round Projects 2016-17 Round Projects 2016-17 Round Projects 2016-17 Round Projects 2016-17 Round Projects 2016-17 Round Projects 2016-17 Round Projects 2016-17 Round Projects 2016-17 Round Projects 2016-17 Round Projects 2016-17 Round Projects 2016-17 Round Projects 2016-17 Round Projects 2016-17 Round Projects 2017-18 Round Projects 2017-18 Round Projects 2017-18 Round Projects 2017-18 Round Projects 2017-18 Round Projects 2017-18 Round Projects – More Pics 2017-18 Round Projects 2017-18 Round Projects 2017-18 Round Projects 2017-18 Round Projects 2017-18 Round Projects Spring Forward (Fall 2014 to Spring 2017) Spring Forward (Fall of 2015 to Spring of 2018) Our Rainscaping project is in front of our church library. It gives our parishioners pleasure as it blooms and grows. Spring Forward (Fall of 2015 to Spring of 2018) Spring Forward (Fall of 2015 to Spring of 2018) Spring Forward (Fall of 2016 to Spring of 2018) Spring Forward (Fall of 2016 to Spring of 2018) Spring Forward (Fall of 2016 to Spring of 2018) I’m so happy with how well the plantings have grown and established themselves. My family loves spending time out in our backyard enjoying all the birds, butterflies and other interesting insects that these beautiful native plants attract. Spring Forward (Fall of 2016 to Spring of 2018) 136 Project Clear Rainscaping Small Grants Program Timeframe 2018-19 Round Applications Available June 1, 2018 Contractor and Landowner Workshops June 2018 Grant Applications Due August 1, 2018 Project Notifications Out Week of September 10, 2018 Planting Time Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Project Receipts and Completion Forms Due No Later Than May 10, 2019 Quality Control/Ground Truthing/Completion Forms Processed Within 6 Weeks of Receipt of Project Completion Forms Grant Funds Dispersed to Landowners Within 12 Weeks of Receipt of Project Completion Forms Maintenance Support Available to Landowners Through May 2020 Resources For MSD Project Clear Rainscaping Small Grants Program -Updates -Applications & Documents -Focus Area Map/Eligibility -Visit www.projectclearstl.org/smallgrants For technical Rainscaping Resources visit: -www.mobot.org/rainscaping Contact Rob at -Rainscaping@mobot.org or (314) 577 0202 RainScaping Cost Comparisons Residential Rain Garden and/or Bioswale Size and Installation Cost per Sq. Ft. Total Cost 150 sq. ft. self- installation $3-$5/sq. ft. $450 - $750 150 sq. ft. Installed $11-$17/sq. ft. $1,600 - $2,500 10 x 15 ft., dug 6 in. deep, no drains, use of existing soil Size and Installation Cost per Sq. Ft. Total Cost 150 sq. ft. self- installation $3-$5/sq. ft. $450 - $750 150 sq. ft. Installed $10-$15/sq. ft. $1,400 - $2,200 Turf Conversion to Native Plant Garden Per 150 sq. ft. (10 x 15 ft) Permeable Paver Costs Basic Better Best Permeable Paver - Material Prices $405 -$486 $474 -$566 $555 -$635 Permeable Paver - Installation Cost $544 -$919 $854 -$1,249 $1,173 -$1,695 Permeable Paver - Total $949 -$1,404 $1,328 -$1,815 $1,727 -$2,330 Permeable Paver - Total Average Cost per square foot $11.76 $15.72 $20.29 Permeable Paving per 100 square ft. Installed Rainwater Cisterns Installation not included MATERIAL COST, Small System COST, Large system galvanized steel $225 for 200 gallons $950 for 2000 gallons polyethylene $160 for 165 gallons $1100 for 1800 gallons fiberglass $660 for 350 gallons $10,000 for 10,000 gallons fiberglass/steel composite $300 for 300 gallons $10,000 for 5000 gallons aluminum Cost prohibitive for water use Cost prohibitive for water use Rain Barrel Installation not included ITEM COST Rain Barrel with sealed top $120 Overflow Kit/Runoff pipe $35 Rain Diverter $18 Soaker Hose $21 Linking Kit $12 Spigot, if not supplied $5 Additional Guttering $5 TOTAL ESTIMATED COST ($4-6 per gallon) $216 Application Questions What is the application due date? What is the evaluation criteria? Does each feature need to be 100 square feet or everything together? What if you don’t have the money up front and want to wait on the grant money? Can I do a Do-it-Yourself Project? Can I submit multiple applications? What about multifamily or duplex homes? What should we show for a detailed maintenance plan? Eligibility Questions What is an “Institution”? What if your property overlaps categories, like an urban farm on my home? If our land is an LRA Lease are we eligible and who qualifies as landowner to sign off on documentation? What counts as a “previously landscaped” areas? Is a side lot eligible for this project? Technical Questions Are gutters a requirement for bioswales, rain gardens and rainwater harvesting? Does a Rain garden have to be 10ft from home or all structures? The space needs to be at least 100 sq ft, but does it need to be 10ft x 10ft or can it be oddly shaped? How do Rain barrels work with Mosquitos? Are there any specific rules, tips for a new construction home or lot? Other Questions Will there be monitoring/data collection on these projects? Is the cost of the contractor bid reimbursed or part of the $3K total, or separate? Since time is limited to get three bids from contractors, is preferential treatment/evaluation given to applicants with three bids? Resources For technical Rainscaping Resources visit: -www.mobot.org/rainscaping For MSD Project Clear Rainscaping Small Grants Program -Updates -Applications & Documents -Focus Area Map/Eligibility -Visit www.projectclearstl.org > Get the Rain Out > Rainscaping Small Grants Contact Rob at -Rainscaping@mobot.org or (314) 577 0202