July 25, 2017

Tour showcases resiliency, sustainability

Becky Tharp points out the rain garden which is part of Lefebvre Lane's gentle stormwater management solution during the Williston Sustainability Solutions Tour on Saturday.

Becky Tharp points out the rain garden which is part of Lefebvre Lane’s gentle stormwater management solution during the Williston Sustainability Solutions Tour on Saturday.

Chapin Kaynor (green cap) explains his rainwater collection and run-off  control system during the Williston Sustainability Solutions Tour on Saturday the 8th.

Chapin Kaynor (green cap) explains his rainwater collection and run-off control system during the Williston Sustainability Solutions Tour on Saturday the 8th.

Sustainable Williston, a group of residents committed to decreasing local consumption of natural resources and creating sustainable solutions to environmental challenges, held its first Sustainable Solutions Tour around town Saturday.

The tour visited four homes to showcase their residential sustainability projects. The first stop was at Lefevre Lane, where a neighborhood surface water migration system — designed to slow the movement of water to clean it before it enters Allen Brook — has been created.

On Penny Lane, Chapin Kaynor’s home showcased driveway drainage and composting techniques.

On Old Creamery Road, Ken and Nancy Stone displayed their rooftop solar panels and hot water heater.

And at Honey Dew Homestead on Old Stage Road, Markey Read and Tim King showed their vegetable gardens and greenhouse.

A second sustainability tour is planned in August. More information about the group can be found at sustainablewilliston.org.

Comments

  1. tcoletta says:

    almost 3 decades ago when williston started it’s development review process the public works section was pushing for a wider roadway typical for residential streets. The town adopted 30 ft widths vs 24ft. That’s 6/24 (30%) additional impervious area and runoff that needs to treated before flowing into ALLEN BROOK. The town and selectboard have indicated a lack of interest to reach out and help communties like mine that have had expired stormwater permits for more then a decade. Its always been a wait and see, well I see where this headed now.

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