Updated: March 13, 2023
Pond and Watershed Management
Prior to digging or re-digging a pond, landowners need to contact their Soil Conservation District or Natural Resources Conservation Service Office to obtain the appropriate permits. In most counties, these offices can offer assistance in pond sitting and design.
Updated: September 7, 2022
Guidance for Using Maryland's 2018 Sea Level Rise Projections
Incorporating sea level rise projections into projects can help increase resilience to future conditions. Guidance for Using Maryland’s 2018 Sea Level Rise Projections provides a step-by-step approach for selecting sea level rise estimates based on the report Sea-Level Rise Projections for Maryland 2018 to use in planning, regulatory, or site-specific projects.
Updated: January 15, 2021
You and The Chesapeake Bay: Your Lawn
Unless you are growing Zoysia grass or Bermuda grass, spring is NOT the best time to fertilize your lawn. The University of Maryland recommends that you do not fertilize your lawn in the Spring at all, unless your turf is weak and thin. Even then, the recommendation is to apply NO MORE than 1/2 pound of nitrogen per 1000 square feet of lawn before the end of May. If a home owner applied what fertilizer companies tell us to do, we would apply about 1.75 lbs. of nitrogen per 1000 square feet by the month of June. THAT IS THREE TIMES MORE THAN THE RECOMMENDED AMOUNT!