Bryan Harris, Maryland Department of Agriculture
Chris Brosch and Dan Woodall, Delaware Department of Agriculture
Derick Cataldi, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
Karl Berger, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
Urban Nutrient Management (UNM) continues to be an attractive Best Management Practice to reduce the amount of nutrients from urban areas entering local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay because of its perceived cost effectiveness. While UNM may be cost effective to implement, reporting and tracking UNM acres can be very challenging. Several of the states in the Chesapeake Bay watershed have developed programs to implement and track UNM activities. However, each state has taken its own unique approach to implementing its UNM program.
This webcast will explore how the Chesapeake Bay Program is treating Urban Nutrient Management as a TMDL credit. The webcast will also provide an overview of the programs Delaware, Maryland and Virginia have developed, including a summary of how each state’s program is set up, how it works, and any challenges or program changes on the horizon.