2014 Regional WIP Workshops Will Discuss Stormwater, Conowingo, Phosphorus

The Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology will be holding its fall 2014 regional Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) Workshops in November.  From the Center:

As previously announced by the Maryland Department of the Environment, a series of regional WIP workshops is scheduled for November 2014. The workshops will cover progress made by Maryland and neighboring states, Milestone Evaluations (both State and local), what’s new on Tracking and Reporting, the latest on nutrient Trading to offset new loads and to accelerate reductions, Key Dates (Schedules), Urban Nutrient Management, and updates on topics like the licensing of Conowingo Dam, and the Phosphorus Management Tool [PMT] regulations. In addition, there will be a session on funding opportunities which describe how different grants are designed to be mutually supportive as well as examples of projects that have been implemented using these funding sources.  The workshop will also include a session highlighting counties’ innovative uses of monies collected from their stormwater fees as well as other projects that have been implemented by the counties and municipalities to move their work forward.

The workshops are being sponsored by the Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology of the University of Maryland and funded by the Town Creek Foundation so there is no cost to you to participate. The dates and locations for the workshops are listed below. The doors will open at 9:15 am with the meeting hours beginning at 10:00 am and concluding by 3:30 PM. Continental breakfast and lunch will be served. We hope that you will be able to attend the event in your area.


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Southern Maryland (Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s, St. Mary’s counties)

College of Southern Maryland, BI113, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata, MD 20646

Southern Maryland Registration


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Central Maryland (Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll, Harford, Howard, Montgomery counties)

Overhills Mansion, 916 South Rolling Road,Catonsville, MD 21228

Central Maryland Registration


Friday, November 14, 2014

Lower Eastern Shore (Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, Worcester counties)

Wicomico Youth and Civic Center, Flanders Room, 500 Glen Avenue, Salisbury, MD 21804

Lower Eastern Shore Registration


Monday, November 17, 2014

Western Maryland (Allegany, Frederick, Garrett, Washington counties)

Walkersville Social Hall, 79 West Frederick Street, Walkersville, Maryland 21793

Western Maryland Registration


Friday, November 21, 2014

Upper Eastern Shore (Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot counties)

The Milestone, 9630 Technology Drive, Easton, MD 21601

Upper Eastern Shore Registration


Please use the link at the appropriate location to register. Please register as soon as possible so we have adequate materials, refreshments, and space to accommodate all of the attendees and to assure we can address your specific interests and needs. If you have trouble registering, please call or email Nancy Nunn at (410) 827-6202, ext. 128 or nnunn@umd.edu.