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Watershed Implementation Plans: Seeking Cost Effective Solutions Jennifer Dindinger UMD Sea Grant Extension October 15, 2012.

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1 Watershed Implementation Plans: Seeking Cost Effective Solutions Jennifer Dindinger UMD Sea Grant Extension October 15, 2012

2 Introduction Watershed Assistance Collaborative UMD Sea Grant Extension WIP Experience

3 Why? Clean Water Act Clean Water = Community and Economic Health Jobs and profits

4 How? Leadership – by example SWM in capital projects Communication Trading markets Low cost solutions Cooperate with local businesses Engage public/NGOs Litter prevention Watershed Stewards Academy

5 Funding Grants – Trust Fund, Natural Filters, Stream Challenge, and more Public/Private Partnerships Impervious surface fee, credit for BMPs

6 Resources EFC Stormwater Financing and Outreach Unit Collaborative –SWM Technical and Financing Series Local Businesses Sea Grant Extension –BMP Tracking Tool –Watershed Restoration Directory –Watershed Specialists

7 Examples Lancaster, PA NGO in Portsmouth, VA Corsica River Project Washington, DC –Dept of Environment Philadelphia, PA Anne Arundel Co, MD –EFC SWM Unit Montgomery Co, MD –Maintenance training

8 Q & A Thank you! Jennifer Dindinger


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