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Make Your Choices

Group:
Installation / Design / Maintenance

Choose the three Most Significant / Important ussues overall.

Maintenance of facilities
Challenges / Barriers
"Biggest challenge to homeowners is to invest in something that will require maintenance"
Maintenance-free design
Opportunities
"Need to design sites that are maintenance free"
Educate landscape commun
Challenges / Barriers
"Biggest challenge is to connect w. Landscape & Volunteer community, so post-construction isn't ruined"
Scalability
Gaps / Needs
"Make sure it's effective at small lot size"
Feasibility study
Gaps / Needs
"Need upfront analysis to make sure the installation will be effective"
Funding for monitoring
Challenges / Barriers
"Need funding for monitoring effectiveness of existing BMPs"
ID simple practices
Gaps / Needs
"Need to ID a few simple practices, e.g. "soil amendment practice""
Use existing resources
Opportunities
"VT Clearinghouse is a great tool"
Use Models (Ag BMPs+NC)
Opportunities
"Implementing Ag BMPs took time; lessons learned; NC Urban BMPs are excellent model"
Mini-grants
Opportunities
"SWCD Is an important partner which has mini-grant funding; need greater state funding to do more"
Connect w. Landscapers!
Opportunities
"Missed opportunity: connect with green landscapers (certified, skilled, dedicated), the "middle man" "
Keep it Simple!
Gaps / Needs
"Homeowners don't respond to complexity; need BMP-LITE; Must keep it simple; no acronyms; plain English. "
Educate/empower homeowner
Opportunities
"Need to educate homeowners about GOOD/helpful debris & lawn maintenance"
Science-based practices
Gaps / Needs
"Need to simplify, but also don't compromise integrity of the installment; must be science based "
Accountability/enforcemnt
Gaps / Needs
"Need system for enforcement, need political will to fund and support enforcement"
New Normal: Self-funding
Challenges / Barriers
"Need to find a way to make this self-funding eventually; can't rely on gov't funding forever"
Incentives to homeowners
Gaps / Needs
"Need to have way for counties, with SWCDs, to create incentives for homeowners"

Choose the three Highest Priority for tackling here at the summit.

Maintenance of facilities
Challenges / Barriers
"Biggest challenge to homeowners is to invest in something that will require maintenance"
Maintenance-free design
Opportunities
"Need to design sites that are maintenance free"
Educate landscape commun
Challenges / Barriers
"Biggest challenge is to connect w. Landscape & Volunteer community, so post-construction isn't ruined"
Scalability
Gaps / Needs
"Make sure it's effective at small lot size"
Feasibility study
Gaps / Needs
"Need upfront analysis to make sure the installation will be effective"
Funding for monitoring
Challenges / Barriers
"Need funding for monitoring effectiveness of existing BMPs"
ID simple practices
Gaps / Needs
"Need to ID a few simple practices, e.g. "soil amendment practice""
Use existing resources
Opportunities
"VT Clearinghouse is a great tool"
Use Models (Ag BMPs+NC)
Opportunities
"Implementing Ag BMPs took time; lessons learned; NC Urban BMPs are excellent model"
Mini-grants
Opportunities
"SWCD Is an important partner which has mini-grant funding; need greater state funding to do more"
Connect w. Landscapers!
Opportunities
"Missed opportunity: connect with green landscapers (certified, skilled, dedicated), the "middle man" "
Keep it Simple!
Gaps / Needs
"Homeowners don't respond to complexity; need BMP-LITE; Must keep it simple; no acronyms; plain English. "
Educate/empower homeowner
Opportunities
"Need to educate homeowners about GOOD/helpful debris & lawn maintenance"
Science-based practices
Gaps / Needs
"Need to simplify, but also don't compromise integrity of the installment; must be science based "
Accountability/enforcemnt
Gaps / Needs
"Need system for enforcement, need political will to fund and support enforcement"
New Normal: Self-funding
Challenges / Barriers
"Need to find a way to make this self-funding eventually; can't rely on gov't funding forever"
Incentives to homeowners
Gaps / Needs
"Need to have way for counties, with SWCDs, to create incentives for homeowners"