Volunteer technical experts are needed to serve on a technical standard Work Team to create a new Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) technical standard related to stormwater and erosion control. The work team is being convened to develop a new technical standard, described below, that conforms to existing laws and regulations. Criteria for the new standard will be based on existing science and should be protective of the waters of the state.

1073, Vegetated Swale

A work team is being convened to develop a new vegetated treatment swale technical standard that will address the design and use of vegetated swales for Total Suspended Solids removal in storm water runoff.  This new technical standard will not focus on infiltration.  Individuals with experience constructing, designing, maintaining, testing, and/or using vegetated swales are encouraged to apply.  

Technical Standard:
Custodian: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Team Sponsor: Mary Anne Lowndes, WDNR
Proposed Timeline: April 2015 to June 2016

Team Process

The team process as outlined by the Standards Oversight Council (SOC) process handbook will be utilized to develop the practice standards. The primary team shall consist of 8 – 12 individuals who have technical expertise in constructing, designing, maintaining, testing, and/or using vegetated swales.  Individuals offering substantial experience and a broad statewide perspective are preferred to optimize team efficacy and the quality of the final product.

Individuals with these qualifications and who have an interest in participating in the full team process should submit a letter of interest with a short summary of their experience to the SOC program manager at soc@wisconsinlandwater.org by Friday, February 20th to be considered as a team member.  Team members will be notified of their acceptance on the team by March 13th.  The first full team meeting is expected to occur in April and continue as frequently as monthly. Team members will be expected to attend all meetings.

If you have questions about the SOC Process or responsibilities of being a work team member, please contact  soc@wisconsinlandwater.org.