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February 7, 2017
New CSN Webcasts:

Hello Stormwater Colleagues,

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!

Register Now!

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User’s Guide to BMPs in the Chesapeake Bay

When: March 15, 2017, 1:00pm

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!

Register Now!

New Crediting 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 Program Partnership.

In this webcast, you will hear about how these approaches work, review several case studies, and learn how to earn credit for these new BMPs. 

Register Now!


Fall Leaf Collection and Street Nutrient Loads

When: April 20, 2017, 12:00pm

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 nutrient source.

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.

Register Now!

New Fact Sheet:


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.

Check it out!

Coming Soon:


2017 BUBBAs winners will be announced later this month. Keep an eye out for our next newsletter for information on how to vote for the Best Urban BMP in the Bay!

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