Draft Agenda For MACo’s Chesapeake Bay/Water Issues Symposium

MACo has released a draft agenda for its symposium: “Chesapeake Checkpoint: Where Are We With Water, Pollution, and Bay Cleanup Efforts?”

The symposium will feature two panels offering updates and perspectives on the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL).  Confirmed panelists include EPA Chesapeake Bay Program Office Director Nicholas DiPasquale; Maryland Secretary of the Environment Ben Grumbles; Maryland Secretary of Natural Resources Mark Belton; Dr. Sarah Taylor-Rogers from the Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology; and representatives from the agricultural, homebuilder, and municipal communities.  Attending counties will be given the opportunity to discuss their TMDL programs and perspectives over part of the lunch hour.

The final two panels of the day will be breakout sessions and attendees can choose to learn about and discuss issues related to: (1)  the Susquehanna River/Conowingo Dam; or (2) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) stormwater permits and the 2015 stormwater remediation fee/”rain tax” legislation.

Please contact Les Knapp if you have questions about the content of the symposium.

Symposium Information, Registration, and Sponsorship

  • Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015
  • Time: 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Location: Blue Heron Center, Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis, MD 21403
  • Dress for Speakers & Attendees: Business Casual

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. Please contact Kaley Schultze 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.