Got it right that time - phew. Are you all gearing up for a big weekend? Hay-rides, pumpkin patches, costume parades or shooting zombies with paintball?
I know that if I survive the zombie apocalypse then I am looking forward to sneaking my kid's leftover candy into the office where I will proceed to binge and then crash from the sugar high - should be a very productive week -- in terms of eating candy and killing zombies that is.
Anyway, onto the stormwater... this email contains a few notes about the remaining webcasts we will be offering this year as well as an update on the 2017 Best Urban BMP in the Bay Award contest! (cue the music)
We hope you will join us for a webcast and/or consider submitting a project to this year's award contest.
Next week on Thursday, November 6, we will have a webcast on our newly developed Pond Protocol for visually assessing the dam safety and water quality functions of ponds and determine if critical repairs are needed to maintain them.
Finally, on Thursday, December 8, we will be offering the second part in our three part "PEDs for BMPs" webcast series on Other Perspectives on Research on LID Performance Enhancement which will allow some of the top researchers in the field to share some of their thoughts and perspectives on BMP enhancement design and the potential for a higher credit in the Bay watershed - a strong finish to another excellent webcast season!
Are you aware of the other webcasts we have offered this year? We just pulled the statistics on downloads and the most watched included Achieving Citizen Stewardship: A Primer to the Index, which is a tool created to establish a baseline from which a local jurisdiction can guide their efforts and measure progress for meeting their education and outreach goals and requirements.
Bioretention Illustrated! - always a favorite - based off of the visual indicators approach CSN developed for bioretention and other LID practices back in 2013 which allow for rapid inspection and assessment of the functionality of Low Impact Development practices.
It's time! The 2017 BUBBAs are here!! The contest will open next week on November 1. This year we will even have some new categories that may peak your interest and get you grooming those BMP inventories.
In case you are new to our network or are just interested in learning more about the contest, we have done a number of webcasts on the BUBBAs and past winners of the contest. Here they are in case you'd like to check them out:
Algal Flow-way Technologies: as mentioned earlier, this webcast covers the newly approved credit for using these systems to meet TMDL load reductions in the Bay watershed but it also highlights our 2014 most Innovative BMP the Maryland Port Administration’s installation of an Algal Turf Scrubber.
For more information on the 2017 BUBBAs contest, check out the contest webpage here -->