2013 November

Monthly Archive:: November 2013

Executive Ulman Inks Partnership Agreement with Church to Treat Runoff and Reduce Fees

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Ken Ulman today signed a first-of-its-kind agreement with a large local church that will provide resources for stormwater treatment on church property and reduce the congregation’s annual Watershed Protection and Restoration Fee to zero.  “This partnership will help keep our streams, rivers ...Read More

Baltimore Sun: Ellicott City church becomes first to sign stormwater fee waiver agreement

The flexibility granted to local jurisdictions in implementing stormwater management fees includes deciding how credits toward on-site practices can be used to reduce the fee for a particular property. The Baltimore Sun describes how a Howard County church has agreed to install stormwater management improvements in exchange for a fee waiver. 

Delegate Maggie McIntosh and MDE Secretary Summers Award Grand Prize for “Americana Chicken” at MDE’s Rethink Recycling Contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: **Social Media Release** Delegate Maggie McIntosh and MDE Secretary Summers Award Grand Prize for “Americana Chicken” at MDE’s Rethink Recycling Contest Annual contest promotes recycling and creativity among high school students   Emma BrenengenGrand Prize Winner Amy Elberfeld1st Place – Creativity Sophia Fornaro1st place: Workmanship Taylor Dick1st ...Read More

**Media Advisory** Delegate Maggie McIntosh and Secretary Summers to present “Rethink Recycling” sculpture contest awards

**Media Advisory** Delegate Maggie McIntosh and Secretary Summers to present“Rethink Recycling” sculpture contest awards Maryland high school students to display their unique recycled art BALTIMORE, MD  (November 21, 2013) – The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) will host the 12th annual “Rethink Recycling” Sculpture Contest for Maryland high school students this Friday in ...Read More

Maryland Department of the Environment highlights best practices in stormwater management at Real Food Farm of Civic Works

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: **SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASE** Maryland Department of the Environment highlights best practices in stormwater management at Real Food Farm of Civic Works BALTIMORE, MD (November 20, 2013) – Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Secretary Robert M. Summers today kicked off the MDE Stormwater Innovations Tour at Real Food Farm ...Read More

**MEDIA ADVISORY** MDE Secretary to kick off Stormwater Innovations Tour at Real Food Farm in Baltimore City

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: **MEDIA ADVISORY** MDE Secretary to kick off Stormwater Innovations Tourat Real Food Farm of Civic Works in Baltimore City BALTIMORE, MD (November 18, 2013) – Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Robert M. Summers will kick off the MDE Stormwater Innovations Tour at Real Food Farm of Civic Works in ...Read More

Nomination period open for Smart, Green & Growing award for Innovations in Stormwater Management

Media contacts: Samantha Kappalmansamantha.kappalman@maryland.govJay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov410-537-3003 Nomination period open for Smart, Green & Growing award for Innovations in Stormwater ManagementWinners to Be Announced at MDE’s 3rd annual Clean Water Innovations Trade Show  BALTIMORE, MD (November 13, 2013) – Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 Smart, Green & Growing Award ...Read More

Herald Mail: Stream in Boonsboro park gets natural buffer to ensure a healthy waterway

BOONSBORO — About 35 people helped create a natural buffer Sunday along a stream in Shafer Park, a project that is aimed to keep the waterway healthy in future years and in turn help protect the Chesapeake Bay, town officials said. The stream that meanders through the park next ...Read More

Baltimore Sun: Cleaner air helps Chesapeake Bay

Study finds reduced power plant, vehicle emissions ease nitrogen pollution in streams   Tim Wheeler 8:00 p.m. EST, November 6, 2013   Reducing air pollution has given an unexpectedly big boost to long-running efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, a new study finds. Resarchers at the University of Maryland Center ...Read More
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