When: Thursday, Sep. 26, 2019 – 6:30pm to 8:00pm Where: UMD Extension Howard County Address: 3300 North Ridge Road Suite 240 Ellicott City, MD 21043
Event Type: Lecture/Seminar
Presenter: Chesapeake Bay Program Learn about the restoration of the Bay, and how you can take part, from experts from the Chesapeake Bay Program. The panel will include:
Dana Aunkst, Director, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Overview of the Bay Program
Lucienda Power, Acting Branch Chief for Science, Analysis and Implementation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Overview of the Bay TMDL/WIPS, current progress, next steps
John Wolf, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Team Leader, U.S. Geological Survey: GIS and Chesapeake Bay Restoration: The Role of Geography in Adaptive Management
Lewis Linker, Modeling Coordinator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Increased Precipitation Volume and Intensity: What the Chesapeake Bay Program is Doing to Protect the Public and the Environment from Future Climate Risk
Panelist to be announced: Pesticides and Pollinator Decline
Interested in learning more about the care and maintenance of rain gardens? Join us on Saturday, October 19th for an afternoon workshop perfect for Bay-Wise Master Gardeners, Master Watershed Stewards, and Columbia homeowners with a rain garden or those thinking about installing one. We will cover a refresher on Rain Gardens 101, how to choose the best plants for your site, and where to find further resources.
A rain garden plant swap will follow the workshop. If your rain garden needs replacement plants, come to pick a few new ones at no cost. If you have a thriving rain garden with plants that need to be thinned or separated, this is a chance to share those plants with others. A Master Gardeners Plant Clinic will be on hand to answer your questions.
Both events will take place at the
Owen Brown Community Center
6800 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD
Rain or Shine.
The workshop will run from 1 PM – 3 PM and the plant swap from 3 PM to 4 PM.
Registration for the workshop is $5 per person and the plant swap is free to take part in. If you would like to attend both, choose one of each ticket types when you register.
We are not accepting requests for neighborhood and homeowner inspections while we limit personal contact to help minimize the impact of the Corona virus. We will resume when it is advisable; hopefully soon. Stay safe.
WSA Partnership Engages Students in Environmental Stewardship
WSA representatives will provide volunteers and support school efforts to apply for and maintain Green School designation. WSA will also offer professional learning sessions or consultations for teachers on storm water management and related topics. For more information read the HCPSS Press release.
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