Chautauqua Institution Stormwater Management Program

Sustainable Green Infrastructure Development

The Chautauqua Institution has become a national leader in the effort to improve water quality and to be model stewards of the environment. Wendel has been working to design and implement a plan to achieve this goal. Multi-faceted and comprehensive solutions have been developed to bring the lakeside environment back into balance, including mitigating stormwater run-off, and stabilizing and naturalizing the lake shoreline. All solutions protect and enhance the natural beauty of Lake Chautauqua shoreline, while respecting the historic character of the nationally renowned community. This includes innovative and creative landscape design efforts with numerous rain gardens and bioswales, stream stabilization, constructed wetlands, permeable pavements and many other sustainable mitigation measures.