Site Development Considerations for Our Changing Weather Patterns

Case Studies: What Works, What to Watch Out For, and How to Encourage Success

 A Symposium presented by The Rockfall Foundation and UConn Climate Adaptation Academy


Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
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UConn Middlesex County Extension Office 
1066 Saybrook Road
Haddam, CT 06438

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Tony Marino 
The Rockfall Foundation 

Join us for an examination of what we've been doing and how it's working. We'll discuss progress in eco-friendly commercial development and visit completed projects including a LID residential development, a pervious pavement parking lot, and a municipal stormwater upgrade - to learn more about both the long and short term challenges and successes. 

Registration - 8 am 
Program - 8:30 am to 1 pm
Lunch (optional) - 1 pm

Join us as we take a look back and then a look forward.

The Jordan Cove Subdivision in Waterford is now 15 years old with multiple homeowners and expiring deed restrictions; we’ll examine how this worked and apply that information going forward.

We’ll also learn about what’s been done on the UConn campus in Storrs (pervious parking lot and more) including lessons learned and whether maintenance is an issue or not; and we’ll have a return visit from Giovanni Zinn in New Haven to get a progress report on the green infrastructure he discussed at the 2016 Symposium, including how it has fared in both drought and flood conditions.

Finally, we’ll hear about successful sites nationwide and how our regulations and mindsets may need to be adjusted in order to foster site development that works with our changing weather patterns.


Who should attend: Local elected and appointed officials; planners and zoning enforcement officials; architects; developers; engineers; landscape architects; educators; students; Planning, Zoning, Wetlands and ZBA board and commission members; and all concerned with our changing weather patterns and how best to design for them.

There will be an optional lunch available for an additional fee of $15 (or $5 for Rockfall Foundation members). Please indicate on your registration form whether you would like to order lunch. Email The Rockfall Foundation for any dietary restrictions and/or allergies.

To register by mail, please complete this form and mail to:

 The Rockfall Foundation                                                                                                                             deKoven House                                                                                                                                         27 Washington Street                                                                                                                 Middletown, CT 06457