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Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay

MEDIA CONTACTS: Samantha Kappalman samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Grants and loans will reduce pollution, improve drinking water and wastewater infrastructure    BALTIMORE, MD (March 5, 2014) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $5.8 million in funding today for projects to upgrade sewage and ...Read More

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

Board of Public Works approves funding for expanded scrap tire collections

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS APPROVES FUNDING FOR EXPANDED SCRAP TIRE COLLECTIONS Efforts include greater emphasis on large farm tires; Maryland program addresses environmental, health risks posed by scrap tires     BALTIMORE, MD (October 17, 2013) – The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved $1.5 million in funding for ...Read More

Department of Environment issues enforcement actions

Press Release Media Contacts: Samantha Kappalmansamantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Jay Appersonjay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003   Department of Environment Issues Enforcement Actions Agency Seeks Penalties, Corrective Actions for Alleged Violations of Land, Air and Water Regulations  BALTIMORE, MD (October 9, 2013) – The Maryland Department of the Environment today announced major enforcement actions in recent months for ...Read More