Registration open: Green Infrastructure Operation & Maintenance Summit, Feb. 27, 2020

Registration is open for the Green Infrastructure Operation & Maintenance Summit

Date:               Thursday, February 27, 2020

Time:               9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location:         Grand Maple Ballroom, Davis Center, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont

Join us for the day to learn about and discuss the operation and maintenance of green infrastructure in Vermont and the New York side of the Lake Champlain Basin.  From municipal roads to green stormwater infrastructure to the restoration of natural systems, asset management and ensuring long-term performance will receive more attention in the near future.

For example, how will Vermont’s recently-passed Clean Water Service Delivery Act of 2019 (Act 76) influence how infrastructure is maintained?

How do we move toward workforce development in an emerging maintenance contractor industry?

What “maintenance-friendly strategies” could be used in the design and construction phases?

How might we balance the regulatory aspects of maintenance requirements with engendering a culture of caretaking and stewardship?

At the Summit, we’ll cover a variety of important topics and have plenty of opportunity to share ideas on what’s working, what’s needed, what would be cool to do, and how best to move forward on various fronts.  One outcome of the Summit will be to hear from you on what kinds of training would be helpful in the coming months and years.

Here’s a sample of some of the presentations that will be given to stimulate conversation and help identify next steps:

  • Updates on VTDEC’s Verification & Monitoring initiatives and Act 76’s O&M requirements
  • Burlington International Airport’s stormwater monitoring & maintenance methods
  • Rural roads vegetation management
  • Lessons learned from San Francisco’s GSI O&M programming
  • Municipal O&M operations – South Burlington’s perspective
  • The GSI Maintenance Assessment Pilot Project
  • Ahead of the Storm’s holistic approach
  • Drinking Water Treatment Plant residuals for phosphorus adsorption, a retrofit canister and more
  • A GSI certification program and lessons learned on O&M
  • Raise the Blade – maintaining healthy soils with business partners
  • Research results on municipal maintenance practices & local officials’ perceptions


The registration fee is $20.

Coffee, snacks and lunch will be provided, as will a UVM parking permit.

To register, please follow this link:

There is also an opportunity for your organization to be one of the sponsors of this Summit.  (Thank you in advance!)  More information on sponsorship is provided in the registration section.

Hope to see you there!


Marc Companion

Green Infrastructure Outreach

Lake Champlain Sea Grant Institute – University of Vermont

and the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation