K&A partners with Kalamazoo Valley Community College on new stormwater project

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.