The Credit for Going Green project created an innovative tool to help New Hampshire communities meet water quality standards through the use of buffers. The project engaged a panel of experts to generate science-based recommendations to calculate the pollutant removal rate of restored or constructed buffers in development, redevelopment, restoration, and other projects involving land use change. Communities can now use this information to receive pollutant removal credits under permits issued by the NPDES Stormwater Permit Program. Municipal staff and boards can promote these recommendations as a way to protect water quality, while achieving other benefits like habitat provision and flood mitigation.
About this resource
The project team developed an outreach toolkit to help partners share project results within their organizations and throughout their professional networks. These resources are intended to be used to develop web content, newsletter articles, or social media posts, and to share project results in trainings and meetings. For more in-depth project results, see the Pollutant Removal Credits for Buffers technical memo and final report, and the FAST Expert Panel Process.
Outreach Tools for Project Partners
- Powerpoint Deck: Slides with messages, graphics, and notes to support sharing the project's results and panel process
- Sample Blog: A sample blog post template
- Project Descriptions: For use in blogs, web sites, and newsletters
- Sample Social Media Posts: Sample Facebook and Twitter post templates
- Buffer Photos: Formatted for Facebook and Twitter
Primary Authors and Project Leads:
Dolores Leonard, Roca Communications
Cory Riley, Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
James Houle, University of New Hampshire