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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE: September 23, 2009
CONTACT: Jim Martin, 603 271-3710

DES and NH Rivers Council To Unveil Pervious Pavement Demonstration Project
Ribbon cutting ceremony September 30 at DES

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and the NH Rivers Council will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on September 30 to unveil a new pervious pavement demonstration project located in the parking lot outside of the DES building on 29 Hazen Drive. The pervious pavement demonstration site replaces conventional paving materials in several parking spaces and walkways with pervious paving materials.

The purpose of the demonstration site is for people working in and visiting the building to learn about the importance of stormwater management and see a real life example of an innovative stormwater management strategy, like pervious pavement. Pervious pavement allows water from rain or snowmelt to flow through the pavement, into a stone base, and then infiltrate into the native soils below. This reduces the amount of stormwater that runs off the parking lot and protects nearby surface waters from stormwater pollution. Funding for this project was provided by the McIninch Foundation, a State of New Hampshire Conservation Committee Grant (Moose Plate Grant) and donations of labor and pervious paving materials from Nicolock, Pike Industries, and the Northern New England Concrete Promotion Association.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Details:

Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Time: 2 pm
Location: DES building, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord. Ceremony will be in the front parking lot.

This project was a collaborative effort between the New Hampshire Rivers Council, several DES programs including the Shoreland Protection Program, the Alteration of Terrain Program, and the Watershed Assistance Section and the University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center. A demonstration of this type will help educate homeowners, developers, and designers on how to integrate these proven pervious pavement technologies into their own stormwater management projects and increase general awareness of stormwater and its impact on the environment and water quality.

For more information on the demonstration project, please contact Ray Reimold, DES at 603 271-2872, or Josh Cline, Executive Director of the NH Rivers Council at 603 228-6472.

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