Stormwater Symposium Covers Best Practices

This past Monday, March 4, MACo co-hosted a Maryland Stormwater Symposium in Annapolis, along with Maryland Municipal League and the Maryland Environmental Service.

According to MDE,

Governor Martin O’Malley, along with the Secretaries of the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Director of the Maryland Environmental Service (MES), held a discussion with elected officials and public works and planning staff… to discuss innovative and cost-effective practices to manage stormwater runoff as part of the cooperative effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay and our local waterways.

Rick Pollitt, MACo President and Wicomico County Executive attended the symposium.  Pollitt expressed,

“This was a wonderful symposium and a great opportunity for counties to begin serious collaboration with our partners around the State to gather information regarding innovative stormwater practices. True progress cannot occur without the full engagement of local government and the people we represent.  I am very pleased that the Maryland Association of Counties could co-host this event and I look forward to continuing to work together as we make the Chesapeake region all it can and should be.”

The Maryland Environmental Service, a co-hjost of the event, has helped to make the various presentations from the symposium available online: