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Basic Principles of Watershed Restoration and Stormwater Management in the Chesapeake Bay Region,

The objective of this document is to provide an overview of the most relevant urban stormwater management and watershed restoration issues, common mitigating practices, and regulations relevant to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Land use and landscaping practices can drastically change how water...
Inside this Issue: + Dog Owners and Boat Owners BEWARE...of Each Other! + Place-Based and Future Focused + Watershed Restoration Assistance Directory + Road Salts - Good for Public Safety, but Not for Water Quality...More info

Workshop: Residential BMPs for Landscapers

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
George Howard Building
Designed for landscaping companies and contractors working in Howard County, t his free w orkshop will cover: Design & installation specifications for common residential BMPs. Basic information about the County's residential stormwater program. Sustainable Landscaping Best Practices. How to use...
Landscaping for Resilience in a Changing Climate banner over image of flowers
The Earth’s climate is changing. Impacts - including higher temperatures, warming water temperatures, rising sea levels, and longer periods of extreme weather - are already being felt in the...

Landscaping and nursery businesses

Urban Ag home | Table of contents Figure 10: Plant nurseries and landscaping businesses located in cities are part of the urban agriculture. Photo by Edwin Remsberg, © University of Maryland—AGNR Image Library. Landscaping companies, arborists, and plant nurseries located in cities are also...

Production systems

Urban Ag home | Table of contents Although any one individual urban farm might use multiple methods to grow crops and raise livestock, urban agriculture production systems can be broadly categorized as Ground-based outdoor urban farming Hydroponic or aquaponic indoor production Rooftop farming...

Chapter 1: Urban production systems

Urban Ag home | Table of contents Neith Little Extension Agent, Urban Agriculture University of Maryland Extension In agricultural contexts, the word production is used as short-hand to refer to all the activities involved in physically growing, raising, or making the products (vegetables, flowers...

Plant Swap and Rain Garden Workshop

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Owen Brown Community Center
Interested in learning more about the care and maintenance of rain gardens? Join us on Saturday, October 19th for an afternoon workshop perfect for Bay-Wise Master Gardeners, Master Watershed Stewards, and Columbia homeowners with a rain garden or those thinking about installing one. We will cover...
Fall and winter are a time of change; something that some look forward to and that others dread. It’s a time of short days and long nights, end-of-year reports, and planning activities and events in...More info
When it comes to sustainability in the Chesapeake Bay, good intentions don’t always lead to effective outcomes. Now a team of University of Maryland Extension (UME) experts are helping to ensure...

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