**MEDIA ADVISORY** MDE’s Stormwater Innovations Tour continues at Quiet Waters in Annapolis

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**MEDIA ADVISORY** MDE’s Stormwater Innovations Tour continues at Quiet Waters in Annapolis

BALTIMORE, MD (December 2, 2013) – Maryland Department of the Environment Deputy Secretary David Costello will highlight stormwater remediation efforts tomorrow at the Butterfly and Rain Gardens at Quiet Waters in Annapolis. This is the second 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 on January 7, 2014. Tomorrow’s event will consist of a press conference in the Watershed Educational Experience at Quiet Waters highlighting  rain gardens that have been constructed through grants from the Chesapeake Bay Trust, additional private and public funds and volunteer time.

Who:

  • MDE Deputy Secretary David Costello
  • DNR Assistant Secretary Dave Goshorn
  • Jana Davis, Chesapeake Bay Trust
  • Anne Guillette, Low Impact Design Studio Owner/ Designer of project
  • Eric Michelsen, Executive Director, South River Federation
  • Mike Busch, Maryland Delegate & Speaker of the House (Invited)
  • Lauren Neuman, Anne Arundel County Executive (Invited)
  • Karen Cook, AA County, Chief Administrative Officer (Invited)
  • Chris Trumbauer, AA County Councilman (Invited)
  • Rick Anthony, Director, AA County Recreation & Parks (Invited)
  • Mark Garrity, Parks Administrator, AA County Recreation & Parks (Invited)
  • Barb Bowling, Executive Director, Unity Gardens (Invited)

Where: Quiet Waters Park – 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis, MD 21403 – dress for outdoor weather. *Please note* Quiet Waters is closed to the public on Tuesdays, but will be open to guests of our press conference.  

When:  Tuesday, December 3, 2013, Noon

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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