North Coast Stormwater Coalition’s Low Impact Development (LID) Pilot Project

Project Dates: 
2013 to 2015

Project Leads

Funding Organizations: 
California State Water Resources Control Board
Cooperating Agencies: 
Humboldt County
Mendocino County
Cities of Arcata, Eureka, Fortuna, Fort Bragg

North Coast Stormwater Coalition’s Low Impact Development (LID) Pilot Project is an RCAA led project to promote the understanding and use of LID along the Northcoast.  Partnering with North Coast Stormwater Coalition members (County of Humboldt, County of Mendocino, Cites of: Arcata, Eureka, Fortuna, and Fort Bragg), this Project provides funding for RCAA and Coalition members to provide: community outreach and education, a series of public workshops about LID principles and practices, and LID planning and engineering at many sites throughout Humboldt and Mendocino Counties. Workshop and trainings include an Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Training, roundtable meeting on 2013 LID requirements in the MS4 Phase II permit, one day LID symposium in Humboldt county, and presentations before local government on LID use in the community. Community outreach included: radio public service announcements, bus adds, telephone directory, webpage, and tabling. The Project started in April 2013 and is funded for two years from a grant to RCAA from Proposition 84 through the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB).