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Healthy Waters Round Table

 

Maryland Eastern Shore counties and municipalities unite to propose collaborative actions to clean local waters

 

PRACTICAL, COST-EFFECTIVE STEPS RECOMMENDED

Representatives from all nine Eastern Shore counties in Maryland, as well as from Berlin, Cambridge, Chestertown, Easton, Oxford, and Salisbury, have agreed to an action plan to expedite restoration of Shore creeks and rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. The group of more than 30 local government representatives, known as the Healthy Waters Round Table, recommended five preliminary steps to pursue in 2016.

With help from five supporting non-profit, academic and research organizations, the group narrowed down a list of 120 ideas into a handful of initial actions that could be accomplished with existing resources. They also identified longer-range actions that could be achieved with added resources.

 

Eastern Shore BMP Inspection and Maintenance Workshops

On October 5 and 19, 2016 the Chesapeake Stormwater Network in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Healthy Waters Round Table offered two ½-day workshops on Inspection, Maintenance and Retrofits geared toward managers, planners and field operators on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Both workshops covered the same technical content but were offered at two different locations to address the geographic limitations and time constraints of our workshop participants. The resources from the workshops can be found at here.

 

 

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