Richmond Branch: April Technical Meeting

When:  Apr 17, 2024 from 11:45 AM to 01:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  Richmond Branch

Join the ASCE Richmond Branch for a monthly technical lunch meeting where our community of civil engineers come together to network, learn about exciting new topics, and earn 1.0 PDH credit. This is a hybrid style meeting with both in-person and virtual options.

This month Amy Golden and Joe Parfitt will be presenting on VDOT ROW Strategies for Pollinators and Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Reductions.



As a large linear landholder, VDOT considers all parts of its right-of-way (ROW) as an asset. VDOT is assuming land stewardship responsibilities for areas outside of travel lanes and clear zones for multiple initiatives, including pollinator habitat for monarch butterflies and land cover conversion to benefit the Chesapeake Bay. VDOT is a participating stakeholder in the Monarch Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances (CCAA), as well as an MS4 permit holder with Chesapeake Bay TMDL requirements. In this presentation, we will discuss the requirements and benefits of similar land management strategies that can be seen across each program. We will also review similarities and differences for the monitoring and verification of the two programs. Lastly, we will discuss the Department’s next steps for tracking these similar efforts, cost analyses, and showing multi-program benefits across the Department. 



Amy Golden | VDOT Environmental | Land Stewardship Program ManagerAmy Golden is presently VDOT’s Land Stewardship Program Manager in the Office of Transportation Sustainability. Her current job duties include working with a diverse group of natural resource planners and practitioners to maximize compatible land uses and resources in VDOT’s right-of-way, including aquatic and terrestrial habitat corridors and pollinator habitat.  

Joe Parfitt | VDOT Environmental |TMDL Program ManagerJoe Parfitt has been working as a project manager with VDOT Environnmental’s TMDL program since 2017 and in early 2023 became VDOT's TMDL Program Manager. In his work to help VDOT meet their obligations for the Chesapeake Bay TMDL he aims to create multiple benefits with the projects he manages including reducing maintenance costs and creating a cleaner, greener environment for the Commonwealth. 



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2810 W Cary St
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Richmond, VA 23221
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