Agro-Ecology Center Hosts Second Round of WIP Workshops for Local Governments







The Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology is inviting local government officials to participate in a second series of Phase II Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) workshops designed to assist local governments in meeting their nutrient reduction goals under the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load.  The workshops will focus on the costs of stormwater best management practices (BMPs), a comparison of the advantages and disadvantages among various BMPs, and possible financial arrangements to cover or at least offset the cost of Phase II WIP implementation.  Also covered in the workshops will be a review of the Maryland Assessment and Scenario Tool, which models the outcome of various local government nutrient reduction scenarios. 

 There is no cost to participate.  The workshops are being offered regionally throughout the State:

  1. September 14, 2011 (Wednesday) – Western Maryland (Allegany, Frederick, Garrett, and Washington counties) – Williamsport Banquet Hall, 2 Brandy Drive,  Williamsport, Maryland 21795
  2.  September 16, 2011 (Friday) – Upper Eastern Shore (Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot counties) – The Milestone (formerly Krystal Q), 9630 Technology Drive, Easton, Maryland 21601
  3.  September 22, 2011 (Thursday) – Lower Western Shore (Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s, and St. Mary’s counties) – IC Hall, 28297 Old Village Road, Mechanicsville, Maryland 20659
  4. September 23, 2011 (Friday) – Central Maryland (Baltimore City, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard counties) – University of Maryland Baltimore County (Ballroom), 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, Maryland 21250
  5.  September 30, 2011 (Friday) – Lower Eastern Shore (Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties) – Salisbury University, Guerrieri University Center, 1101 Camden Avenue,  Salisbury, Maryland 21801

 Click here to register and follow these instructions to register.  Scroll to the Natural Resources and Water Quality category.  Once there, locate the appropriate Fall Phase II WIP Workshop on the drop down menu.  If you have trouble registering, please contact Jean Hopkins at (410) 827-8056, ext. 114.  You must register no later than one week before the workshop date to assure adequate materials, space, and refreshments to accommodate all attendees.

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