2019 Most Sustainable Facility

Most Sustainable Facility in the Bay This category recognizes the best industrial, federal, municipal or institutional facility in the watershed that takes practical steps to prevent stormwater pollutants from washing off their site and into local streams.   Strong contenders in this category will describe how their facility meets the …

2019 Best Stream Restoration Project

Best Stream Restoration in the Bay This category recognizes outstanding projects in the stream corridor that are explicitly designed to enhance the function, stability and ecosystem services of an urban stream.   Strong contenders in the category will: Be part of an integrated watershed-based restoration approach. Meets or exceed clearly …

2019 Best Ultra-Urban BMP

Best Ultra-Urban BMP in the Bay This category recognizes the best application of green infrastructure (GI) practices that are built in highly urban areas to reduce flooding and pollutant delivery. Sites in this category will typically have more than 75% impervious cover.   Strong contenders in the category will: Utilize …

2019 Best Habitat Creation Project

Best Habitat Creation Project in the Bay This category recognizes restoration projects that create or restore a high-quality blend of wetland or upland wildlife habitats. This year, separate awards will be made for projects that are: 1) primarily forest creation, such as riparian or urban forest planting that achieve a …

2019 Best Residential BMP

Best Residential BMP in the Bay This category recognizes exceptional stormwater practices installed on a residential property. Example projects include: rain gardens, rainwater harvesting systems, vegetated roofs, conservation landscaping, tree planting, downspout disconnection or soil amendments.   A strong contender in this category will: Effectively treat a substantial portion of …

2019 Best BMP Retrofit

Best BMP Retrofit in the Bay This category recognizes the best stormwater projects constructed in the last five years to improve runoff quality from areas that were developed in the past without effective stormwater treatment.┬áThe retrofit can involve either modifications to an existing stormwater BMP or construction of new BMP. …

2019 BUBBAs

The BUBBAs Contest Opens: January 22, 2019 Full contest details and submission instructions can be found in the 2019 Contest Packet:   To learn more about each project category, click on the buttons below:               We’d like to extend our deepest gratitude to all …