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MEDIA ADVISORY: MDE to host Clean Water Business Expo, present learning sessions


Jay Apperson
Adrienne Diaczok

(410) 537-3003

For Immediate Release:


MEDIA ADVISORY: MDE to host Clean Water Business Expo, present learning sessions

BALTIMORE, MD (October 14, 2015) – The Maryland Department of the Environment will host the 2015 Clean Water Business Expo, an event that brings together businesses, local governments, developers and other stakeholders to find cost-effective, innovative and efficient ways to reduce stormwater runoff and improve water quality in local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay. In addition to the exhibits, MDE will present several learning sessions for registered attendees.

WHO:  Ben Grumbles, Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment; Phillip Stafford, Maryland Department of Natural Resources; Ralph Spagnolo, Environmental Protection Agency, Region III; Ellen Bryson, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Audra Lew and Ryan Zerbe, Montgomery County Department of the Environment; approximately 200 representatives from federal, state, and local agencies; stakeholder groups; and water quality businesses. The Expo will feature 30 exhibitors specializing in environmentally friendly clean water business solutions.

WHEN:  Thursday, October 15, 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


8:30 a.m. – Expo exhibits open
9:00 a.m. – Secretary Ben Grumbles will deliver opening remarks
9:30 a.m. 10:10 a.m. – Session one: Chesapeake and Coastal Service: Connecting Resources to Stakeholders
10:20 a.m. 11:00 a.m. – Session two: Demonstration of EPA’s Water Research Registry
11:10 a.m. 11:50 a.m. – Session three: Montgomery County: Working together for a cleaner, greener, more economically vibrant community
12:30 p.m. – Expo ends

Visit our website for more information on the Expo learning sessions.

WHERE:  Maryland Department of the Environment headquarters at Montgomery Park Auditorium, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21230

WHY:  The half-day event allows green vendors to exhibit innovative products and services for environmentally sensitive site design and restoration of wetlands, streams and other ecosystems. The event is free to both vendors and the general public. Limited registrations are still available; visit our Eventbrite site for more details:

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