When? Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 12:00 pm EST - 1:30 pm EST
Cost: FREE
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SPEAKERS:

Nissa Dean, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
Erin Ling, Virginia Cooperative Extension
Elizabeth Chudoba, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

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The Swatlowski Rain Garden, a Chesapeake Riverwise project, was the third place winner in our 2014 Best Urban BMP in the Bay Award contest.
The Swatlowski Rain Garden, a Chesapeake Riverwise project, was the third place winner in our 2014 Best Urban BMP in the Bay Award contest.

The Chesapeake RiverWise Communities program’s mission is to educate communities about the importance of controlling stormwater, the benefit of using native plants, and how to encourage residents to make informed decisions about how they manage their property to minimize harmful impacts to local waterways. The RiverWise program’s focus is to not only provide local watershed or community organizations with better stormwater information, but also hands-on resources they can use to change local behavior and improve habitat and water quality.

Residential scale BMP implementation has been identified as a valuable strategy for meeting stormwater reduction goals.  There are many similar initiatives and efforts throughout the bay watershed, however consistent and comprehensive guidance has been lacking. The RiverWise program has pulled together the existing resources and identified the gaps among them, building on the strengths of everyone’s efforts. The RiverWise Manual provides guidance and resources to help other organizations and localities engage and inform the public, educate about appropriate actions and practices, incentivize implementation, track and report implementation and provide training that ensures the practices are installed in a manner that will be accepted by localities, the state, and the Chesapeake Bay Program. The manual is currently under internal review and is slated for public release by the end of the year.

Webcast Archive

Listen to Archived Webcast

Slides from the webcast available here:

Becoming RiverWise! An Introduction to Becoming a RiverWise Community Webcast Slides

Slides from the webcast Becoming RiverWise! An Introduction to Becoming a RiverWise Community which aired on November 18, 2015

Version november 18, 2015 | Size (10 MB) | File type (.pdf) | Download

Webcast Resources

U-3 Residential Stewardship Practices Fact Sheet

A 'fact sheet' on using Residential Stewardship Practices as an urban BMP in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Version june 2015 | Size (445 KB) | File type (.pdf) | Download

Homeowner Guide For a More Bay-Friendly Property

This 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. We then take you through the design and installation of several of the homeowner practices, so that you can install them on your own. Many Bay communities offer technical and financial assistance to help you install stewardship practices on your lot. Check out Appendix D for a list of links to these programs.

Version 10/8/14 | Size (4 MB) | File type (.pdf) | Download

Rain Garden and BayScaping Templates

Rain Garden and BayScaping Templates produced by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and partners.

Version june 2015 | Size (1 MB) | File type (.pdf) | Download

Encouraging Sustainable Behavior

Encouraging Sustainable Behavior: A Guide for National Fish and Wildlife Grantees to Implement Social Marketing Campaigns

Version 2011 | Size (744 KB) | File type (.pdf) | Download

RiverWise Communities Program Manual

The long-awaited manual for local governments and NGOs on "how-to" build and implement your residential stewardship program.

Version june 1, 2016 | Size (5 MB) | File type (.pdf) | Download

In addition, the following web links may be of interest to you also:

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