National Audubon Society
613 Riversville Road, Greenwich
Site Civil Engineering, Land Surveying, Permitting
The Audubon Center in Greenwich opened in 1942 and is the National Audubon Society’s first environmental education center. The reconstruction of the Nature Education Center on 287 acres included improvements to site infrastructure, parking, and drives in a manner that protected this sensitive site and showcased low impact development techniques to reduce the project footprint and potential impacts on stormwater runoff. Redniss & Mead’s design responsibilities included: several septic systems; restoration of Indian Spring Pond; conventional and grassed parking; stormwater management collection and conveyance systems for quantity control and quality mitigation including a water quality outlet, water quality swale, and stormwater pond; and sediment and erosion control plans and construction monitoring. The project required approvals from the Planning and Zoning Commission, Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency, and Army Corps of Engineers.