When? Thursday, 18 September 2014, 12:00 pm EDT - 1:30 pm EDT
Cost: FREE

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Jim Caldwell, Howard County, MD
Amanda Rockler, UMD SeaGrant
Dana Puzey, Blue Water Baltimore
Tom Schueler, Chesapeake Stormwater Network

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In this particular webcast the goal is to provide localities with the information they would need to successfully implement a residential BMP program. Specifically, we will hear about a local government that has successfully implemented a program and some of the tips and tricks for making it a success, an innovative approach for implementing residential practices from a watershed group that gets a lot of practices in the ground, an update on the tools and resources that exist to help with getting the job done and finally a review of the recently approved Residential BMP Crediting Policy for meeting the Bay TMDL.

Photo courtesy Nancy Striniste, EarlySpace, LLC
Photo courtesy Nancy Striniste, EarlySpace, LLC

The MS4 Implementers and the Bay TMDL webcast series is geared toward local government staff, consultants and state agency staff that have primary responsibility to find, design and build the green infrastructure and urban restoration practices needed to comply with the Bay TMDL and their MS4 permits. The training objective is to help them master the art and science of nutrient accounting and provide them with planning and design tools so that they can cost-effectively achieve urban sector load reductions under their local or state WIPs.

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MS4 Implementers and the Bay TMDL: Creating or Enhancing Your Local Residential BMP Program Webcast

Slides from the webcast: MS4 Implementers and the Bay TMDL: Creating or Enhancing Your Local Residential BMP Program

Version september 18, 2014 | Size (16 MB) | File type (.pdf) | Download

Webcast Resources

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

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

Bioretention Illustrated: A Visual Guide for Constructing, Inspecting, Maintaining and Verifying the Bioretention Practice

Version final version. version 2.0; october 20, 2013 | Size (8 MB) | 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


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