Cultivate Connections in the Potomac Basin

On Tuesday, December 8, fifty individuals representing watershed groups, non-profits, state and federal organizations from across the Potomac Watershed joined together at the War Memorial Building in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The morning featured presentations from local watershed representatives. The afternoon followed the Law of Two Feet leading to four major breakout groups discussing riparian forest buffers, the future of the PWP, urban tree canopy, and education programs within the Basin. Attendees walked away from the Winter Information Exchange with new knowledge, contacts, resources, and inspired to continue work for the local rivers of the Potomac River Basin. Agenda

Presentation Resources:

Bay Forestry Workgroup Update
-Sally Claggett and Julie Mawhorter, US Forest Service

Living Legacy Tree Planting Project
-Shuan Butcher, Director of Communications, Journey Through Hallowed Ground

Savage River Wild & Scenic River Designation and Partnership Building in the Upper Potomac
Brent Walls, Upper Potomac Riverkeeper

Forest Characterization of the Prettyboy Reservoir Watershed
-Donald Outen, AICP, Natural Resource Manager, Forest Management, Baltimore County DEP & Sustainability

Infusing GIS Curriculum with Real-World Applications and Collaborations
-Dr. Clarissa Matthews and Steven Shaffer, Institute of Environmental and Physical Sciences, Shepherd University

PWP is coordinated by Cacapon Institute.  www.CacaponInstitute.Org


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