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runoff

Washington, D.C. -- This past Sunday, Dr. John Lea-Cox and a select group of colleagues accepted the 2017 Experiment Station Section Excellence in Multistate Research award for their work in managing...

Rain Barrel Workshop

Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Belmont Carriage House Conference Room
Thinking about installing a rain barrel on your property? Come to this presentation to learn about what is involved in the benefits of using a rain barrel. See a sample of a simple rain barrel. Rain barrels built by our sister watershed group the Gunpowder Conservancy are available for purchase,...

Rain Garden Workshop

Tuesday, Apr. 21, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Benjamin Bannker Park & Museum’s Conference Room
Thinking about installing a rain garden in your yard? Come to this presentation to learn about what is involved in building a successful rain garden. Take a walking tour of the park area to see examples of native plants appropriate for inclusion in rain gardens. To register, go to http://www...

Understanding Carroll County’s Stormwater Remediation Fee (EBR-28)

Stormwater runoff originates during precipitation when water flows over the ground. Impervious surfaces, such as streets and rooftops, increase runoff by preventing water from soaking into the ground. Water running over impervious surfaces can pick up sediment, chemicals, debris, and toxins which...

Reducing Lawn Fertilizer Use and Stormwater Runoff

Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014 - 8:00am to 3:00pm
UMD Paint Branch Turfgrass Research and Education Facility
A special field workshop for the establishment and management of lawns in new and existing residential developments. This field workshop is designed for: Landscape managers and contractors Builders Environmental consultants Individuals having HOA or municipal grounds management responsibilities and...

The H2O Summit

Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014 - 9:30am to 4:00pm
Silver Spring, MD
The H2O Summit is a free, annual event celebrating water and our actions to keep it clean. The Summit features educational workshops throughout the day and a fun-filled, family-friendly green expo and festival in the afternoon, providing you with the knowledge to make water conscious decisions and...

Rain Garden Workshop

Saturday, Apr. 12, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Ellicott City, Howard County
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/rain-gardens-howard-county-tickets-105904613... Rain Garden Workshop A rain garden is a small garden landscaped to collect, store, and absorb stormwater runoff in its loose underlying soil. Rain gardens are strategically placed to intercept stormwater runoff and hold it...

Rain Barrels and Cisterns Workshop

Tuesday, Apr. 1, 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Ellicott City, Howard County
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/rain-barrels-and-cisterns-howard-county-tick... Rain barrels are containers that are connected to your downspouts to capture runoff from the roof. By installing a rain barrel or cistern at your home you will: Reduce flooding in yard or your basement Provide your plants...

Conservation Landscape Workshop

Saturday, Mar. 29, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Ellicott City, Howard County
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/conservation-landscapes-howard-county-ticket... Conservation landscaping is working with nature to reduce pollution. Conservation-focused landscapes incorporate environmentally-sensitive design, minimize polluted runoff, conserve water and are planted with native plants...
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