FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
**MEDIA ADVISORY** MDE’s Stormwater Innovations Tour highlights the Bay-Wise Yardstick program in Frederick
BALTIMORE, MD (December 17, 2013) – Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Robert M. Summers will highlight stormwater remediation efforts at a private residence in the City of Frederick tomorrow, Wednesday, December 18. This is the fourth stop on the Stormwater Innovations Tour, a campaign bringing awareness to the stormwater remediation efforts of government, communities and citizens around the State. The tour will conclude with the Smart, Green & Growing Clean Water Trade Show onJanuary 7, 2014 in Baltimore. The event will consist of a press conference at a private residence in the City of Frederick and will highlight the University of Maryland Extension’s Bay-Wise Yardstick Program for Master Gardeners. As a part of the program, a certified Bay-Wise Master Gardener will visit and tour a homeowner’s yard, evaluate its landscaping and make suggestions for best stormwater management improvements.
- MDE Secretary Robert M. Summers
- Department of Natural Resources Secretary Joe Gill
- Jana Davis, Executive Director, Chesapeake Bay Trust (Invited)
- Susan Trice, Frederick Master Gardner, University of Maryland Extension (Invited)
- Homeowners Jon and Dedra Salitrik
Where: Private residence – 2509 Mill Race Road, Frederick, MD 21701. Dress for outdoor weather. **In case of inclement weather look for updates from MDE on the status of this event.**
When: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 11 a.m.
Why: Eighteen percent of pollution in the Chesapeake Bay can be attributed to the negative effects of unmanaged stormwater run-off. Managing and preventing stormwater runoff and pollution from entering our waterways is crucial to restoring the Bay.
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