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To Plant or Not to Plant—What is the Right Way for the Right-of-Way (ROW)?

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, more than 70 individuals from across the Potomac Basin joined together at Fox Haven Farm in Jefferson, Maryland, to discuss how to manage plantings in utility and road right-of-ways, as well in stormwater management areas, such as ponds. 2016 PWP Winter Information Exchange Description: To Plant or Not to Plant—What […]

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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, […]

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Livable Communities— Greening our Urban Landscapes

On December 9, 2014,  organizations throughout the Potomac Basin and Chesapeake Bay Watershed joined together at the Mary Jane and Jame L. Bowman Library to discuss what we can do increase the greenery in our urban communities.  Agenda Presentation Resources: Trees for Sacred Places -Lou Etgen, Maryland Director, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay & Jodi Rose of […]

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Invasive Species: Successful Efforts & Promising Research

December 3, 2013 Winter Information Exchange Samuels Public Library, Front Royal, VA Presentation Resources: Aerial Survey and Management of Invasive Pests Using Aerospace Technology – Yong-Lak Park,Ph.D., Associate Professor at West Virginia University National Forest Non-Native Invasive Treatments After 2012 Wildfires -Fred Huber, George Washington and Jefferson National Forests Targeted Grazing as a Weapon against […]

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Drinking Water Sources in the Potomac Basin

June 11, 2013 Summer Information Exchange Hood College, Frederick, Maryland Presentation Resources: Efforts to Establish Well Drilling and Geothermal Standards in Adams County Pennsylvania -Adam McClain, Adams County Conservation District, PA Jefferson County Water- Areas for Further Investigation and Monitoring -Robert K. Denton Jr., Geoconcepts, Ashburn, VA Water Reporter Smartphone App -Brent Walls, Potomac RiverKeeper Overview of […]

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Kids In The Wild!

K-12 Students in Environmental Educational Experiences December 11,  2012 Winter Information Exchange WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, Martinsburg, WV Presentation Materials: The New Mid-Atlantic Envrionmental Literacy Strategy -Shannon Sprague, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office Environmental Literacy from a National Perspective -Laura Johnson Collard, Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) Engaging Students with Local […]

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Private Land Protection

June 5, 2012 Summer Information Exchange Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA Presentation Resources: Environmental Studies at Shenandoah University -Joshua Kincaid, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Geography, Shenandoah University Overview of the Chesapeake Bay Forest Restoration Strategy -Sally Claggett, Chesapeake Bay Liaison, USDA Forest Service Let Landowners Lead and Other New Approaches to Land Conservation Outreach Benefits […]

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Septic Pumping Program in Targeted Watersheds

Using West Virginia’s State Implementation Grant from the Chesapeake Bay Program, Sleepy Creek, Mill Creek (tributary of the South Branch Potomac River), and Mill Creek (tributary of Opequon Creek), conducted one-time reimbursement programs this winter to encourage homeowners to have their septic tanks pumped. Many people signed up because they knew their tanks were full, […]

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Scientific Monitoring of Streamside Forest Buffers, MD

For the last seven years the Maryland DNR Forest Service, in partnership with Ducks Unlimited, has been conducting long-term scientific monitoring of planted streamside forest buffers. The project is being carried out on former pasture lands in Carroll, Frederick and Washington Counties. A total of 34 sites that had been recently been planted in trees […]

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