Well, it's February. According to Punxsutawney Phil there are six more weeks of winter, but so far it has been pretty mild here in Ellicott City. Plus, pitchers and catchers report this month, so things are looking up!
In this newsletter, you'll find information and links to register for all of CSN's upcoming webcasts. Plus, we also have a new BMP Fact Sheet to check out!
Full Cycle Bioretention
When: February 16, 2017, 12:00pm
This interactive webcast will review what we have learned
about bioretention in the last few years, both from monitoring data and
operational experience. The webcast will explore how this knowledge can be used
to perfect the practice over the full cycle of implementation — site
assessment, design, construction, inspection, routine maintenance and periodic
makeovers. Tom Schueler will present new recommendations for the next
generation of bioretention and invite feedback from the audience on their tips
and tricks to improve the practice. For stormwater geeks, it doesn’t get any
better than this!
This extended webcast will cover a wide range of topics in
order to provide a comprehensive overview of how to achieve cost-effective
pollutant reductions by finding the practices that work best in your community.
The webcast will teach the essentials of stormwater
retrofits, stream restoration, urban nutrient management, tree canopy, street
cleaning, runoff reduction and stormwater treatment practices, fixing illicit
discharges and more!
Approaches: Impervious Cover Disconnection and CMAC
When: March 30, 2017, 12:00pm
Planners and implementers are always looking for new ways to
earn credit towards reducing nutrient and sediment loads. This webinar looks at
two new approaches that have been recently approved by the Chesapeake Bay
In this webcast, you will hear about how these approaches
work, review several case studies, and learn how to earn credit for these new
The Street Cleaning BMP Expert Panel recently concluded that
more research was needed on the fate, transport and processing of leaf litter
and other organic detritus in urban streets to determine its significance as a
This webcast will discuss an ongoing study measuring the
reduction of phosphorus and other nutrients in stormwater through municipal
leaf collection practices. This research is being used by local and state
officials to better understand the contribution of phosphorus to urban
stormwater from leaf litter and to evaluate how well various leaf collection
practices remove organic detritus from streets. If the results of the research
can clarify the benefits of various leaf collection practices, state officials
may establish phosphorus reduction credits for qualifying sites to use as a way
to achieve phosphorus reduction goals identified in a TMDL.
Looking for more good recipes for the Chesapeake Bay
Pollution Diet? Look no further than CSN’s new Fact Sheet: Elimination of
Individual Nutrient Discharges from Gray Infrastructure!
More than a thousand Bay communities are already required to
have an Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE) program. This new
fact sheet walks you through how to calculate and report the nutrient reduction
credits for the discovery and elimination of eight different types of nutrient
discharges from gray infrastructure.