The Northwest Conservation District Annual Meeting
NCD Conservation Award Winners
October 27, 2015 Annual Meeting at South Farms, Morris
NCD recognized these three extraordinary environmental champions. From left to right:
NCD Lifetime Conservation Award - Kathy Johnson, USDA - NRCS (retired)
NCD Conservation Award for Stormwater Design - Dennis McMorrow, Berkshire Engineering
NCD Conservation Volunteer Award - Connie Trolle, Bantam Lake Protective Association
The event, held at South Farms in Morris on Oct 27, 2015, began with a short walk to Harvest Moon Timber Frame building on East Street to tour the state’s first Subsurface Horizontal Flow Gravel Wetland.
The system, similar to one pioneered at the University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center, uses swales, a forebay, piping and layers of gravel, crushed stone, washed pea gravel and wetlands soils and plants to filter out any pollutants from the one-acre of impervious surface at the business. The constructed wetland protects the nearby East Morris Brook, a feeder into the Waterbury Reservoir System.