In 2012, the State of Maryland passed the Watershed Protection and Restoration Program (HB-987), which applies to the nine largest counties in Maryland (Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Charles, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George’s) and Baltimore City that are federally required to treat stormwater runoff. The purpose of the fee is to manage pollution carried by stormwater into local waterways. The collected fees are placed in a dedicated fund and used to finance projects that treat polluted stormwater. The fee structure is established independently by each county/city and differs across the State. For more information about the stormwater remediation fees for your county:
Several jurisdictions and organizations offer rebate and reimbursement programs for stormwater remediation practices on private properties. To learn about the specifications for stormwater rebate and reimbursement programs:
This report summarizes the findings of a household survey conducted by the University of Maryland (UMD) regarding the adoption of stormwater best management practices (BMPs), including rain gardens, rain barrels, low fertilizer lawn care, and conservation landscaping.
Headwaters is the UME Sea Grant Extension Watershed & Coastal Communities Specialist Team’s quarterly publication. Headwaters highlights water quality and coastal community projects and partnerships around the state of Maryland to increase program visibility & opportunities for collaboration, and celebrate the successes of our community partners. Additionally, Headwaters features Chesapeake Bay-related science, research, and policy information relevant to readers.
2014 (Volume 1)
2015 (Volume 2)