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Adoption of Household Stormwater Best Management Practices Report

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 Publication

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. Click here to subscribe to Headwaters.

2020 (Volume 7)

Issue 1

  • 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
  • Cornerstone Event Focuses on Chesapeake Bay
  • To Take Down, or Not to Take Down - That Is the Question
  • Turning a New Leaf
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2019 (Volume 6)

Issue 3

  • Climate Pressures and Green Infrastructure - A Local Case Study 
  • What Would Bernie Do?
  • Our Favorite Trees
  • Dispatches from Sea Grant Academy
  • Rain Garden Winterization
  • Our Water - It Is All Connected and More Reasons To Protect It
  • Water Quality and Sailing
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Issue 2

  • Highlighting Extension’s Work in a Baltimore City Community garden
  • Walking the Talk of Equity and Inclusion
  • Calvert County Supports Local Water Quality
  • Watershed Stewards Academy retreat
  • Money, Money, Money, Money...Money [Repeat: x 6] (think O’Jays)
  • Groundwater’s Significance and Connection to Bay Water Quality
  • Day Trippin' on Delmarva
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Issue 1

  • Maintaining Your Septic System - the Key to an Effective and Lasting Investment
  • The Watershed Assistance Collaborative-Maryland’s Water Quality Partnership
  • WAC Partner Profiles: Chesapeake Bay Trust, Environmental Finance Center, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Sea Grant and Maryland Sea Grant Extension, Maryland Department of the Environment
  • Five Questions with Bill Hubbard
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2018 (Volume 5)

Issue 4

  • From Gray to Green
  • UMD Senate -what’s it all About?
  • ‘Tis the season...to put your best foot forward on your Trust Fund application
  • Stormwater Permit Requirements
  • Need Help Educating This or the Next Generation?
  • Got Septic - Do You Know What Type?
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Issue 3

  • ANREP Membership has its Privileges
  • Welcome Kate and Kelly
  • Septic Systems - More than a Flush and Forget it Home Appliance
  • Korea - Maryland Sea Grant Program Information Exchange
  • Central Maryland in 2080: Predicting the Future to Plan for Today
  • Our New Normal? I hope not.
  • Social Marketing Association of North America Inaugural Forum October 10
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Issue 2

  • What Can I Do With the Water?
  • Why the Watershed Team Is a Better Fit Than Dating Apps
  • Native Plants, Get Your Native Plants!
  • A Change In Plans
  • Touring Baltimore’s Jones Falls Watershed With the One Water Partnership
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Issue 1

  • Rain Tax Sturm und Drang: Was the Fee Repeal Worth All the Storm and Stress?
  • Build It and They Will Come!
  • The Perfect Storm for Lake Ontario
  • Sustainable is Not Good Enough
  • Slurping Our Way Toward Meeting TMDL Goals
  • Only Rain Down the Drain
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2017 (Volume 4)

Issue 2

  • Increasing Stormwater Best Management Practice Adoption Rates Utilizing Natural and Social Sciences
  • What is the Trust Fund
  • Small Stream, Big Impact
  • Is Where You Live or Work Served by a Regulated MS4
  • Outlander!
  • The Journey of a Thousand Miles.

Issue 1

  • Welcome Kelsey
  • Welcome Alexis
  • Small BMPs can make a BIG difference
  • The Power of Design
  • Small but Mighty
  • How Vulnerable is the Maryland Coastal Bays Program?
  • WSA Eligible for MSDE Credits
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2016 (Volume 3)

Issue 4

  • Bon voyage to a wonderful friend and colleague
  • Greening with consistency
  • Halfway there… midpoint assessment draws near
  • Cost share for homeowner practices?
  • Coming soon to a city near you!
  • Preparing for winter
  • Who’s your watershed specialist?
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Issue 3

  • Bay Clarity
  • Fellowship Program Accepting Applications
  • Go native!
  • Recent review spotted on ConfAdvisor
  • Training the Next Generation
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Issue 2

  • Character Stream
  • A Rain Garden Sign for the Four Seasons
  • Outdoor Ethics for Patagonia and Your Local Park
  • Does it need a boarding pass?
  • Building Resilience from the Ground Up
  • The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: Pond Maintenance
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Issue 1

  • Snowzilla vs. Clean Water
  • The Stormwater Bachelor Returns
  • SOILS – Nature’s secret weapon to achieve better water quality
  • A Focus on Sea Level Rise and Coastal Inundation

 

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2015 (Volume 2)

Issue 4

  • Slowing the Flow at Oregon Ridge
  • Hot on the Streets- The Outreach Program Audit Tool
  • Seeking Tall, Attractive Native Grass to Help with Bay Clean-up
  • Restoring the American Chestnut
  • Risk perceptions in vulnerable communities

 

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Issue 3

  • The Susquehanna Flats: Epicenter of Research
  • Landlocked
  • The River Seldom Seen
  • Project Based Learning with Chestnuts and Aquaculture
  • Adventures in Team Teaching

 

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Issue 2

  • 4-H Bay Stewards Build Capital
  • Howard County Students Take Weather to the Extreme
  • Empowering Women Farmers in Afghanistan
  • Stormwater Law and You
  • Cecil County WSA - Off and Running!
  • Southern Maryland Counties Support Watershed Restoration
  • Changes to the Watershed Protection and Restoration Program, or “SB 863”
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Issue 1

  • Dundalk Renaissance Corporation’s Fall Tree Give Away
  • What is social marketing?
  • Introduction to Stormwater Law and You
  • The UME Land Use and Watershed Action Team
  • Cecil County Stewards are Full Speed Ahead

 

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2014 (Volume 1)

Issue 4

  • Conservation Landscaping in Action
  • SOS, SOS! Septic Owner Stewardship Clinics
  • Stormwater Remediation comes to Maryland
  • The Twins have Arrived!
  • Watershed Assistance Collaborative
  • What the Bay means to me…and a few million other Marylanders
  • Chesapeake Quarterly

 

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Issue 3

  • Finding the Food-Water Connection: Integrating Urban Agriculture and Urban Stormwater
  • Designing Rain Gardens of the Future
  • Marine Educators From Around The World Converge in Annapolis
  • The Grass is Greener...in College Park
  • From Research and Development to Implementation: Redesigning Living Roof Substrate

 

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Issue 2

  • Spring has Sprung and Projects Abound!
  • Saving the Bay…one Academy at a time
  • Galesville’s Summerpalooza
  • New weTable Technology Facilitates HABs Workshop
  • Climate Corner:
    • Examining the 2014
    • National Climate
    • Assessment

 

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Issue 1

  • A new rain garden app for your smart phone
  • Tree plantings in Chestertown
  • The new UME Watershed Protection and Restoration Program website
  • Feeling “Dib” in 2014
  • Climate corner: Climate adaptation

 

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Multimedia Presentations

WNAV 1430 AM host Donna Cole recently interviewed MD Sea Grant's Rona Kobell and our own Watershed Specialist Eric Buehl for an episode of 1430 Connection. Listen here to learn more about Maryland Sea Grant and what we do!  

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