When? Thursday, 20 March 2014, 12:00 pm EDT - 1:30 pm EDT
Cost: FREE

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Make Your Lawn More Bay-Friendly This Spring!

Tom Schueler, Chesapeake Stormwater Network
Cecilia Lane, Chesapeake Stormwater Network

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Garden in Winter

Winter got you down? Well, Spring has arrived every year in the past, so it will presumably make an appearance soon. So it’s the perfect time to start planning your new rain gardens, conservation landscapes, Bay- friendly lawn and tree planting areas. This webcast will provide tips on how you can convert your property into a beautiful habitat that helps restore the Bay watershed. The session will draw from practical resources and tools created by experts across the Bay. Many communities now offer subsidies for these stewardship practices, and learn how they can be counted toward the Bay pollution diet.

Webcast Archive

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Slides from the webcast here: 

MS4 Implementers and the Bay TMDL Webcast: Homeowner Stormwater Controls Slides

These are the slides from our March 20, 2014 webcast on stormwater controls for homeowners.

Version final, march 20, 2014 | Size (8 MB) | File type (.pdf) | Download

Webcast Resources
The following resources are referenced in the webcast and you may want to download them and follow along!

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

Basic Data on Lot Cover Calculator

A calculator for inputting your basic lot cover data to determine how much hard surface you have.

Version march 19, 2014 | Size (221 KB) | File type (.pdf) | Download

Soil Infiltration Rate Calculator

This calculator helps you figure out what the infiltration rate of your natural soils is and helps you determine if a rain garden would work for you.

Version march 19, 2014 | Size (139 KB) | File type (.pdf) | Download

Rain Garden Design Calculator

This calculator helps you determine the total size needed for your rain garden.

Version march 19, 2014 | Size (138 KB) | File type (.pdf) | Download

Excess Fill and Materials Calculator

This calculator will help you determine how much excess fill you need to get rid of along with how much sand, mulch and river stone you will need to order.

Version march 19, 2014 | Size (150 KB) | File type (.pdf) | Download

Background on the Crediting Protocols for Nutrient Reduction and Associated with Installation of Homeowner BMPs

This memo outlines the protocol developed and approved by the USWG to allow localities to get nutrient reduction credit in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model for the installation of verifiable homeowner BMPs.

Version march 7, 2014 | Size (844 KB) | File type (.pdf) | Download

Plant Resources for Rain Gardens in the Chesapeake Bay

“Appendix C” of the Bay-Friendly Property Guide has a bunch of helpful resources within the Bay watershed for planting your rain garden or conservation landscaping.

Size (314 KB) | File type (.pdf) | Download

Directory of Local Residential Stewardship Programs in the Bay Watershed

"Appendix D" is a directory of local programs in the Chesapeake Bay watershed that provide technical, financial or other assistance to homeowners hoping to manage stormwater on their property.

Version june 26, 2014 | Size (217 KB) | File type (.pdf) | Download

Urban Tree Planting Guide

Urban Watershed Forestry Manual Part 3: Urban Tree Planting Guide

Size (3 MB) | File type (.pdf) | Download

Adoption of Household Stormwater Best Management Practices

This report summarizes the findings of a household survey conducted by the University of Maryland (UMD) in 2012 regarding the adoption of stormwater BMPs on residential properties.

Version 2013 | Size (1 MB) | File type (.pdf) | Download

You can also find out more information about our Bioretention Illustrated App or UMD’s SMART tool at their websites.


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