Phase III Watershed Round Table

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Phase III Watershed Round Table

When:                 Thursday November 16th, 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Where:                Anacostia Watershed Society, 4302 Baltimore Ave, Bladensburg, MD 20710

RSVP:                  Email Ben Alexandro at balexandro@mdlcv.org

Hosted at the Anacostia Watershed Society with Chesapeake Legal Alliance, 
The meeting will start with Kathy Stecker of MDE giving an overview on Phase III WIPs.
Next we will have a panel discussion with local government officials who worked on the Phase II WIPs. State partners provided significant tools and resources as part of Maryland’s Phase II WIP that were intended to prepare and support local jurisdictions with WIP implementation. What were the outcomes? Which experiences provided the most (and the least) value? This panel will engage with local officials as we learn together how Phase II was experienced on the ground. We will then see how this experience might compare to the phase III process. 
Finally after lunch we’ll have a discussion on how we as a coalition want to influence the phase III WIP process.  
Legislative Preview to follow in the evening
Phase III WIP Eastern Shore Blue Print Action Group Meeting.

When:                 Friday December 1st, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Where:                 114 S Washington St, Easton, MD 21601

RSVP:                  Email Alan Girard AGirard@cbf.org  

The next EBAG meeting will be very similar to the Phase III WIP round-table in Bladensburg, but will be on the Eastern Shore with a panel of eastern shore government officials for the convenience of all you Eastern Shore members.  (See attached agenda.)

Green Infrastructure Round Table

When:                 Thursday December 7th, 9:30 AM-2:00 PM

Where:                 National Aquarium, 501 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

RSVP:                  Email Ben Alexandro at balexandro@mdlcv.org

This workshop will focus on green infrastructure, how we should define it, and how we can encourage MDE and local governments to use it to meet their MS4 permits.  Save the date!  More details to come. 

Legislative Preview to follow 

Also for those interested in the Forest Conservation Act and organizing grassroots efforts around forest conservation, there is a  Forest Conservation conference call October 25 @ 4:30 PM. Call-in number: 800-791-2345 passcode
47164#.

Benjamin Alexandro

Water Policy Advocate

Maryland League of Conservation Voters

Maryland LCV Education Fund

30 West St., Suite C

Annapolis, MD 21404

845-596-9634

 

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