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Adopt a Stormdrain
Help keep our waterways clean by adopting a drain in your neighborhood! See what this means here.
Click here to sign up to adopt a stormdrain. Find a drain by typing in a nearby address or by dragging the map. If the drain you want to adopt is available, you can claim it by clicking on it
Vine Brook Watershed Flood and Urban Heat Island Assessment
The final report on the Vine Brook Watershed Flood and Urban Heat Island Assessment is available.
The report describes the methodoliogy of the assessment, describes 6 resilience actions and and proposes 6 nature-based solutions to flooding and heat islands in the Vine Brook watershed, near the the Burlington Mall.
The recommended Resilience actions are:
1. Sustainable/Climate Resilient Development
2. Public/Open/Recreational Space
3. Restoration of Developed Areas
4. Community Education to Support Climate Resilience
5. Reduce and Avoid Adverse Public Health Impacts and
6. Protect Residential Properties from Flooding
Memoranda describing how a program of Nature-based Solutions could be applied to various residential and commercial properties and how each site fares using the Resilient MA Action Team (RMAT) Climate Resilience Design Standards tool are presented. Sites considered included:
• Location 1 – Burlington Mall South
• Location 2 – Lord Baron Apartments
• Location 3 – Decommissioned Water Treatment Facility
• Location 4 – 4th Avenue North Development Complex
• Location 5 – Lexington Street Neighborhood South
• Location 6 – New England Executive Park
For more information on this project see the project website: https://climateresilientburlington.wordpress.com/
Stormwater & Erosion and Sedimentation Control Bylaw changes