Category Archives: Water Issues

2020-2021 Training

Master Watershed Stewards improve water quality by:
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  • Planting native trees and plants, and removing invasive plants
  • Surveying streams
  • Stenciling storm drains
  • Engaging Homeowners Associations
  • Conducting residential site assessments
  • Planting streamside forest buffers
  • Recommending, designing, and installing stormwater remediation
  • Providing workshops and presentations

Master Watershed Steward Certification

Master Watershed Steward Certification prepares volunteers
that help protect, restore, and aid in the conservation of local
watersheds within their own communities. This course will
teach the skills needed to assess residential stormwater issues
such as:

• Understanding soil profiles
• GIS land application
• Other citizen science-based tools required to apply best management
practices to help treat stormwater related conditions

In becoming certified, you will be a part of a network of local professionals and volunteers who work to reduce stormwater pollution. Course participants will be required to complete the certification process which has a lecture component (September – December) as well as a capstone project component that involves practical demonstration of acquired skills through community-based activities
(January – July).

Panel Presentation – Sept 26th

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

Cost:  Free 

Contact:  Georgia Eacker
Contact Email: geacker@umd.edu  
Contact Phone:  410-313-1913

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