KVCC has obtained Stormwater Neutral® status, not only achieving their TMDL 50% reduction goal, but also systematically eliminating all stormwater outfalls from the main campus. This entire campus is now Stormwater Neutral® verified (i.e., net-zero phosphorus discharge from their stormwater footprint). As a result, KVCC became the second MS4 within the Kalamazoo River Watershed to achieve this unique distinction. With the addition of the Healthy Living Campus, KVCC’s commitment to being a good steward of our environment continues. When developing the new campus, KVCC and K&A plans included on-site stormwater treatment, pervious asphalt pavement, scenic boardwalk overlooks and relocation of Portage Creek and Michigan native vegetation along the a restored, more-meandering stream corridor. You can find out more about the work already done at several environmental education stations around the campus and you can read more about the newly planned work at mlive.com.
As the K&A Environmental Engineering Manager responsible for helping local MS4s in their efforts to become Stormwater NeutralSM, Brian Boyer is uniquely qualified to assist in the evaluation of MS4 stormwater management programs and implementation of stormwater control measures. For more information about the Awards program, see: The WEF Stormwater Institute