March 9, 2007 the first annual Connecticut Conference on Natural Resources was held at the University of Connecticut. The Gant Plaza Green Roof Demonstration Project was submitted, in a 4' x 6' poster format, by myself, Andrea Vassallo, under the multidisciplinary theme of: Connecticut's Changing Landscape.
The poster aimed to promote community outreach to the engaged public, state and federal government, academia & non-governmental organizations with hope to build momentum to secure federal monies under the P-3 Grant of the Clean Water Act Section 319 for installation, monitoring and research of an extensive green roof on the Edward V. Gant Science Complex Plaza.
The Gant Plaza Green Roof Demonstration Project aimed to look at the affects of campus urbanization through the impact of impervious surfaces and their effects on immediate and regional context of the natural and cultural resources of Eagleville Brook in Mansfield, CT and the Willimantic River basin.
The CT Department of Environmental Protection placed Eagleville Brook on the 2004 list of Connecticut Waterbodies not meeting Water Quality Standards and is still being monitored today.