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-2014 Winter Information Exchange

-WV Project CommuniTree

-Planting Native

-Watershed Maps Page

-Wildfire Page

 

INFORMATION EXCHANGES

2014 Winter Information Exchange

Livable Communities- Greening Our Urban Landscapes

Join us to hear about what organizations throughout the Potomac Basin and Chesapeake Bay Watershed are doing to increase the greenery in their urban communities. This event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, December 9th

Time: 10:30a - 4:00p

Location: Mary Jane & James L. Bowman Library
871 Tasker Road
Stephens City, VA 22655

Lunch: Please bring your own brown bag lunch. Remember to bring a reusable coffee mug/water bottle. Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP: Email the following information:

Name:
Title:
Organization:
Phone Number:
Address:

Help us spread the word by downloading a flyer to share with others.

Questions? Contact Molly Barkman by email.

View presentations from the 2013 Winter Information Exchange on Invasive Species- Succesful Efforts & Promising Research.

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Sharing knowledge and expertise at Information Exchanges.The PWP coordinates periodic Information Exchanges so members can share experience and gain new prospective on important issues. We discuss achieving success in conservation, restoration, invasive species control, endangered species protection, and a wide range of subjects of concern.  Concerned citizens, watershed and conservation leaders, and public officials from across the Potomac River watershed and the wider Chesapeake Bay watershed are invited to attend our Information Exchanges.

For more information, or answers to any questions on any of the information on these presentations, email the Potomac Watershed Partnership Coordinator or call (304) 856-1385.

 

WV PROJECT COMMUNITREE

WV Project CommuniTree (CTree) promotes tree plantings and education on public land through volunteerism in the Potomac Headwaters of West Virginia. In 2012, CTree assisted over 1,400 community volunteers in planting 726 urban trees across the Potomac Headwaters. Check out the 2012 projects in the WV Project CommuniTree 2012 Report

The CTree Spring 2013 planting season had 16 groups organize plantings that led to an additional 828 urban trees planted on public land. Read more about the plantings in the 2013 WV Project CommuniTree Report

For more information visit Cacapon Institute's Forestry Page or email Cacapon Institute's Urban Forestry Coordinator. 

 

PLANTING NATIVE

BACKYARD BUFFERS, MD
(Buffer PDF)

The Potomac Watershed Partnership, in cooperation with the Maryland DNR Forest Service present the Backyard Buffers Program. This program is designed to assist homeowners who have a stream or other waterway on or adjacent to their property to create a streamside buffer of native trees and shrubs. A streamside buffer can create habitat for wildlife, reduce peak winter temperatures, and reduce the amount of sediment, fertilizer, and toxic materials that enter our waterways. Deep-rooted trees and shrubs can also stabilize streambanks, protecting them from erosion. More information here.

RESOURCES

Climate change studyClimate Change Study
Lack of tree range expansion in response to climate change (PDF)

  • Table S1. Change of tree species boundaries (197 KB PDF)
  • Figure S1. Graph of range change of tree species (97 KB PDF)
  • Table S2. Correlation between species range shift & 20th century temperature change at the northern & southern boundaries of tree species (194 KB PDF)


Urban Tree Canopy and Restoration
Urban Tree Canopy Fact Sheet (190 KB PDF)
Riparian Forest Buffer Fact Sheet (207 KB PDF)
Frederick County Green Infrastructure (2.7 MB PDF)
Strategic Forest Assessment of Charles County MD (1.8 MB PDF)



Firewise MarylandFire Prevention
New Fire Presentation Resource Page
Firewise Landscaping Brochure (1.26 KB PDF)
Firewise Landscaping Fact Sheet (1.24 MB PDF)
Firewise Plants (241 KB PDF)
Wildland-Urban Interface (1.33 MB PDF)


ANNUAL REPORT

PWP Annual Report2011 was a busy year for the partners throughout the watershed. Substantial headway was made on all six goals of the PWP.  Learn what was accomplished, what is on the horizon, and how you can benefit from the work of the PWP. Read the 961 KB PDF.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

POTOMAC VALLEY AUDUBON SOCIETY- CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Potomac Valley Audubon Society

Make sure you don't miss an event!

 

POTOMAC CONSERVANCY RIVER CENTER-CALENDAR OF EVENTS Potomac Conservancy

Unless otherwise noted, all events are free; no registration necessary. Read more about each event here, or contact Outreach Manager Anna Wadhams for more information.

 

LOUDOUN WATERSHED WATCH -CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Event web page

LWW's mission is to protect the water resources of Loudoun County through a synergy between citizens, private groups, county, and state agencies. In order to achieve this mission, LWW promotes:

1. environmental stewardship,
2. countywise stream monitoring,
3. watershed management planning, and
4. water quality and stream habitat protection and
restoration.

 

POST YOUR EVENT!
Have an upcoming watershed related event or volunteer opportunity you want promoted by the PWP?
 

  • Email the Potomac Watershed Partnership Coordinator or call  (304) 856-1385.

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