Penfield residents are invited to a community presentation entitled "Living Next to Stormwater Ponds III (and More!)" on Tuesday, February 28 at 7:00 PM at the Town Hall, 3100 Atlantic Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to increase residents' awareness of the function of stormwater ponds and to present proper care and maintenance techniques to minimize common issues like algae, erosion, weeds, invasive species and nuisance wildlife. The evening will also include information on green infrastructure practices to help residents reduce their water quality impacts.
"This presentation marks the third year we have put together this educational program for residents who live near ponds and other water bodies. We will provide options to homeowners who want to act responsibly to protect our local water quality," said Supervisor Tony LaFountain. "Our town engineer will provide useful information for homeowners to implement on their own property for the benefit of all the watersheds affected by actions in our community."
The information meeting will include videos from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a presentation on town efforts to improve water quality by Town Engineer Geoff Benway including an overview of the most recent stormwater regulations that have recently gone into effect.
For questions or more information, contact Geoffrey Benway at 585.340.8683 or firstname.lastname@example.org .