Stormwater and Low Impact Development Workshop


APLDCT is proud to present this half day workshop on Stormwater and Low Impact Development (LID) issues with Steve Trinkaus of Trinkaus Engineering

Steven Trinkaus

Steve Trinkaus

Low Impact Development or LID as it is commonly called, is a relatively new development strategy, which is quickly becoming a critical part of any type of land development project in order to reduce the impacts of storm water runoff, and in particular improve the water quality from completed projects. Initally developed in the Chesapeake Bay area to reduce the adverse impacts of development and storm water on the sensitive bay area and the many environmental resources found there, the general goal of LID is to mimic pre-development hydrologic conditions through the application of five basic concepts.

Mr. Trinkaus’ presentation will cover LID as it pertains to the following:

  • Overview of stormwater issues and LID
  • Importance of soils
  • Discussion of native soil properties, conditions and position on landscape
  • Amending disturbed soils to increase infiltrative capacity
  • Common LID techniques for residential scale
  • Bioretention/Rain gardens
  • Filter Strips
  • Impervious area disconnection
  • Overview of designing and sizing common LID techniques
  • Case Studies (real world applications: The Good, Bad and the Ugly)

**This workshop has been approved for 4 NOFA AOLCP CEU Credits**


What – LID Workshop with Steve Trinkaus

Cost     –  $30.00 for current APLD members, $40.00 for non-APLD members

When  –  Friday Febraury 13, 2015  9:30 am – 1:00 pm

WhereThe Bartlett Arboretum 151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT 06903
(203) 322-6971   Click here for Directons

Who Should Attend –  Design professionals interested in all aspects of Low Impact Development and Environmentally Sensitive Design practices, municipal commissioners, municipal staff, anyone wishing to learn more about storm water and LID issues.

Refreshments will be served!


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APLDCT Event 7.27.14 – O’Brien Nurserymen!


On July 27th, APLDCT will host a wonderful open house at O’Brien Nurserymen in Granby, CT. If you love plants, this is an outing you will not want to miss!



Sunday July 27 2014

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Lunch and refreshments will be served

Cost – $10 non-APLD member/$5 APLD member

Attendees are invited to join us at a The Good Life Grill (a local pub in Granby) following the festivities (4:00 pm) for a social hour and networking!


 ** Please RSVP for Lunch here! 


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Founded in 1984 as O’Brien Landscaping, Inc., as a design-install landscape company, O’Brien Nurserymen, LLC has now evolved into New England’s premier Hosta nursery.  Our extensive display gardens feature approximately 2,000 Hosta varieties, as well as other shade loving plants such as; Asarum, Pulmonaria, Epimedium and arapaima.  The gardens also include a wide variety of unusual dwarf conifers, over a hundred varieties of Japanese Maples, 125 varieties of daylily, and many other unique and hard to find plants.


Display gardens greet visitors and allow them to experience each plant’s actual growth charcteristics.


Conifers and Japanese Maples

Shade Garden

Shade Garden

Daylily Display

Daylily Display


O’Brien Nurserymen is open for retail sales on designated weekends from April thru October.  The sales area is stocked with plants in containers ready to go, and features over 1200 Hosta varieties, many other choice shade perennials, dwarf conifers, Japanese maples, daylilies and Daphne.

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Sales yard stocked and ready to go!

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Sales yard stocked and ready to go!

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Sales yard stocked and ready to go!