SCWIP Residential Conservation Practices Project Team


Residential Team Deliverables

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The Residential Practices Team will develop a suite of programs to reduce pollution from residential properties and homeowner practices. Residential practices that contribute to poor water quality in Spruce Creek include such things as the use of certain lawn maintenance products, pet waste, and the reduction of the vegetative buffer.

This team’s responsibilities will include both outreach and education components (in coordination with the community Outreach Team) as well as actual on-the-ground implementation of best management practices.

Grant Funding $12,220
Match $10,300
Total Cost $22,520

Grant funding includes approximately 100 hours for the grant manager and 80 hours for a technical advisor from YCSWCD. There is also budget for travel expenses and $400 for supplies. The funding will also cover $1,000 for the design of printed materials and $4,000 in construction costs, to be provided by YCSWCD. Match funds will include volunteers, participants and Town assistance for the tasks, some travel expenses, and $1400 in supplies. Additional in-kind match includes $400 in donated design and print services.

Responsibilities include:

The Stream Crossings Erosion Control and Culvert Replacement Team's activities are now incorporated (for the most part...) into the Residential Team.

Residential Team Activity Dates & Commitments


Estimated Date(s)

First Steering Team & Project Launch Meeting

June 23, 2008

Residential Practices Team Launch Meeting

July 23, 2008

Review accepted land-use conservation practices

July 2008

Working with appropriate individuals and data, identify 10 residential sites at which to encourage installation of conservation practices and establish matching grants program

July – September 2008

Develop program cost-share structure

Fall 2008

Develop program flyer and arrange for printing

October – November 2008

Develop yard signage and arrange for printing

October – November 2008

Develop Letter of Agreement with the 10 previously identified homeowners

January – February 2009

Identify partners (landscapers, nurseries, etc.) and volunteers

Spring 2009

Review design solutions

Spring 2009

Arrange for and oversee installation of BMPs

Summer 2009

Coordinate with Community Outreach Team to draft project press releases and arrange for project tour

Summer 2009

Coordinate with Community Outreach Team to organize & conduct site tour

October 2009


Residential Team Members, Project Partners, & Advisors

The following are team leaders and members, as well as any technical advisors for this team.

Team Members


Dick Loehr


Elaine Manning


Lisa Comeau


Lorna Perry


Mara Lamstein


Marty Rea


Maura Kahn


Ron Ledgett


Steve Hall

SCA, Kittery Conservation Commission

Kalle Matso (Advisor)


Martha Petersen (Advisor)


Technical Advisor


Cayce Dalton / Forrest Bell

York County Soil & Water Conservation District

Don Kale

Maine DEP

Project Partners 



Conservation Commission, Town of Kittery


Conservation Commission, Town of Eliot


Maine Board of Pesticide Control


Maine Forest Service