**MEDIA ADVISORY** MDE Secretary to kick off the Stormwater Innovations Roadshow at Baltimore Community ToolBank in Baltimore City

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Jay Apperson
Adrienne Diaczok

(410) 537-3003
jay.apperson@maryland.gov
adrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

**MEDIA ADVISORY** MDE Secretary to kick off the Stormwater Innovations Roadshow at Baltimore Community ToolBank in Baltimore City

BALTIMORE, MD (October 28, 2014) – Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Secretary Robert M. Summers will kick-off the first stop of the Stormwater Innovations Roadshow at Baltimore Community ToolBank on Wednesday in southwest Baltimore City. The Roadshow will highlight the stormwater remediation efforts of government, communities and citizens around the State. A short press conference at the ToolBank highlighting its recently completed rain garden and new plans for a “stormwater factory” will be followed by a tour of the facility.

WHO:
MDE Secretary Robert M. Summers
Senator Bill Ferguson, Baltimore City – District 46 (Invited)
Delegate Pete Hammen, Baltimore City – District 46 (Invited)
Delegate Luke Clippinger, Baltimore City – District 46 (Invited)
Delegate Brian K. McHale, Baltimore City – District 46 (Invited)
DNR Deputy Secretary, Frank Dawson
Eric Costello, Baltimore City Council
Steve Anstett, President of the Board, Baltimore Community ToolBank
Noah Smock, Executive Director, Baltimore Community ToolBank
Representatives from Parks & People Foundation
Representatives from BioHabitats

WHERE: Baltimore Community ToolBank, 1224 Wicomico Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

WHEN: Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 11:30 a.m.

WHY: Urban and suburban stormwater pollution accounts for about 20 percent of the nutrient pollution into our rivers, streams, lakes and drinking water reservoirs and entering the Chesapeake Bay. Managing and preventing stormwater run-off and pollution from entering our waterways is crucial to restoring the Bay. 

 

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