Non Point Source Pollution Management - Success Stories
In recognition of the need to improve documentation of environmental results from Nonpoint Source Program (NPS) implementation, EPA has updated it's documentation of Nonpoint Source Success Stories to features stories about primarily nonpoint source-impaired waterbodies where restoration efforts have led to documented water quality improvements. Restoration of water bodies to meet Water Quality Standards is a primary goal of EPA's Nonpoint Source Program Section 319 funding.
Five success stories have been completed for Connecticut waters and are listed on EPA's website: Section 319 Nonpoint Source Success Stories which documents Success Stories nationwide.
DEEP developed a series of NPS Program Success Story Fact Sheets prior to the current EPA Success Story listing methodology. These fact sheets highlight successful NPS Management programs and projects that utilize Section 319 funds, and the associated environmental results.
- Blackledge River Habitat Restoration Project - Colchester (PDF)
- Center Springs Pond - Manchester (PDF)
- CT River Watch Program Success Story - Connecticut River Basin (PDF)
- Farmington River Streambank Stabilization Fish Habitat Restoration - Phase 1 - Barkhamsted (PDF)
- Hammonasset Beach Salt Marsh Restoration - Madison (PDF)
- Jordan Cove Urban Monitoring Project - Waterford (PDF)
The Jordan Cove project is also featured as a case study in the UConn Cooperative Extension System (CES) Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO) program, and is found online at: jordancove.uconn.edu/
- Lake Waramaug Watershed Agricultural Waste Mgmt System - Washington, Warren, Kent (PDF)
- Managing Surplus Manure - North Canaan, Canaan, Norfolk - (PDF)
- NEMO Success Story - Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials using GIS - Statewide (PDF)
- Nonpoint Source Pollution and Long Island Sound - Estuary in Coastal CT (PDF)
- Norwalk River Watershed Initiative - Wilton (PDF)
- Railroad Brook Fish Habitat Restoration Project - Central Connecticut (PDF)
- Quinnipiac River Watershed Integrated Pest/Crop Management Project - South Central CT (PDF)
- Sandy Brook Passage Restoration - North Central CT (PDF)
- White Sands Beach Salt Marsh - Old Lyme (PDF)
Content Last Updated on February 11, 2020