The Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, Inc., is offering a one-day conference about restoration efforts of the Choptank River. The Choptank remains one of Maryland’s most polluted waterways but the State, local governments, nonprofits, and the agricultural community have made significant efforts to address the unique challenges posed by this river. The Center has partnered with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, University of Maryland, and University of Maryland Extension in order to provide this conference.
Date & Time: Tuesday, August 9, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Chesapeake College (1000 College Circle, Wye Mills, MD 21679)
The conference has a registration fee of $25.
From the event information webpage:
Join us for a one-day conference to learn about the studies and best management practices that are underway in the Choptank watershed to improve water quality.
Sessions will focus on:
- The current state of the Choptank River;
- Projects and research that are occurring in the watershed to address the river’s water quality issues;
- Current and future practices that the agricultural community employ to mitigate the impacts to the water quality; and
- The application of knowledge and practices from the Choptank watershed which may address other tributaries’ nutrient issues.
For further information contact:
The Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology