Save the Date: MACo’s Symposium on Chesapeake Bay Water Issues June 24

MACo invites you to save the date for our Symposium “Chesapeake Checkpoint: Where Are We With Water, Pollution, and Bay Cleanup Efforts?” on June 24, 2015 from 10:30 am until 3:30 pm at Quiet Waters Park in Anne Arundel County, MD.

Maryland is working through a complex landscape of plans, commitments, and strategies to improve the quality of our watersheds and the Chesapeake Bay. Many of these arise from laws and regulations adopted over a stretch of several years, but still not fully implemented. At this “checkpoint” we’ll explore – where are we? What’s the status of Watershed Implementation Plans at both the state and local level? What are the standards coming from the federal administrators and from the courts? What is the latest with stormwater, federal permits, litigation, and legislation? What is the role of the Susquehanna River, upstream pollution, and the Conowingo Dam on this outlook? What issues remain unresolved, and where should Maryland be focusing next?

Join MACo and a wide range of stakeholders for a checkup on our treasured water assets and the progress toward our goals and mandates.

FREE registration for this event is currently open for MACo members (Maryland county elected/appointed officials and county staff). Nonmembers may contact Kaley Schultze to be added to the waitlist for this event. Nonmembers may attend for a fee of $75, on a space-available basis. Registration is necessary to attend and lunch will be included. MACo Members, if you wish to reserve your seat now, please register online.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available for this event. MACo is offering the following opportunities:

  • Event Sponsor – $2,000 (2 available) – Being an event sponsor provides an opportunity to deliver a participating sponsor message during the session, providing the opportunity to share information about your company to this targeted audience. Signage, verbal acknowledgement and a ticket into the event is included.
  • Co-Sponsor – $500 (unlimited) – Being a co-sponsor provides a ticket into the event as well as signage and verbal acknowledgement.

Please contact Kaley Schultze (kschultze@mdcounties.org) if you’re interested in sponsoring this event.

Thank you Anne Arundel County Recreation & Parks for being a lead sponsor of this symposium. Thanks also to Funk & Bolton, P.A. and the Local Government Insurance Trust (LGIT) for their generous sponsorship of this event.

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