Stormwater News

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation’s new list of non-native invasive plants of the state
InvasivePlant

Virginia DCR just published a new list of non-native invasive plants of the state! Invasive plants can displace native plant species, reduce wildlife habitat and alter ecosystems. They threaten natural areas, parks and forests. In the United States, they cost an estimated $34 billion annually in economic loss. Invasive, non-native plant species typically: Grow and mature rapidly. Produce seed...Learn more...

Accelerating Cost-Effective Green Stormwater Infrastructure: Learning from Local Implementation
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A new report from the UC Berkeley School of Law - Center for Law, Energy & the Environment identifies actions water quality authorities can take to drive data collection and information sharing. Accelerating Cost-Effective Green Stormwater Infrastructure: Learning from Local Implementation recommends enhancing learning from local implementation efforts to address knowledge gaps and speed cost-effective...Learn more...

Green Infrastructure Opportunities that Arise During Municipal Operations
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As we hopefully all know, one of the best ways to get green infrastructure (GI) or low impact development (LID) practices into the ground is to piggyback them onto other capital improvement practices. In fact some of the most successful communities we have come across are those who can promote cross-departmental coordination to get 'everyone thinking...Learn more...

Car Washing: Impacts and Solutions
Carwashing

Washing your car at home dumps oil, heavy metals, solvents and other harmful pollutants into storm drains, local streams, and eventually the Chesapeake Bay!
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New Crediting Tool Approved!
Illicit discharge(s) from an outfall in Baltimore City

Crediting approved for Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination programs.
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New Nutrient Accounting Guidance Documents Released!
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Maryland and Virginia finalized and released their nutrient accounting guidance read more…
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Milestone Evaluations Released
Chesapeake Bay Watershed

EPA releases the Chesapeake Bay jurisdictions’ 2-year milestones assessments. Read more here!
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Bioretention Inspection App
BIapp

This smartphone or tablet based app follows the approach of our Bioretention Illustrated technical guide and walks the user step by step through the visual inspection process for a bioretention practice.
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Homeowner Stewardship TED Talk
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Watch CSN Executive Director, Tom Schueler, in his very own ‘TED’ talk discussing “The Role of Homeowner Stewardship in Restoring Our Streams and the Bay”!
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Homeowner BMP Guide
HomeownerGuide

CSN’s newly released Homeowner BMP Guide presents a step by step approach for analyzing your property to find out whether it makes sense to install a rain garden or other residential stewardship practices.
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