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BALTIMORE, MD (October 24, 2012) – In a ceremony held earlier today, Lieutenant Governor Anthony G. Brown presented the Maryland Port Administration (MPA) with the Smart, Green & Growing Award for Sustainable Infrastructure and Innovation in Stormwater Management for its parking lot retrofit project at the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in Baltimore City. The Smart, Green & Growing award recognizes groups, organizations, county and municipal governments and projects that have fostered the creation of new approaches to address the impact of stormwater runoff pollution in Maryland.
Lieutenant Governor Brown announced the winner after delivering keynote remarks at MDE’s Clean Water Innovations Trade Show in Baltimore, which featured exhibitions of stormwater and water quality solutions.
More than 250 people registered to attend the event. Forty exhibitors featured products and services for environmentally-sensitive site design and restoration of wetlands, streams and other ecosystems to public and private organizations.
The Trade Show was an initiative developed at a 2011 “Maryland Forward” forum on sustainability. It was inspired by the suggestion of Governor Martin O'Malley to bring together Maryland businesses with developers and local governments to work on cost-effective solutions to stormwater runoff pollution and other water quality issues.
"I'm excited to participate in this year's Clean Water Innovations Trade Show, which brings Maryland's businesses, developers, and local governments together in order to work on cost-effective solutions to stormwater runoff pollution. All Marylanders benefit when the public and private sectors work with one another to encourage innovation and protect our natural resources. This event is an important part of that effort." --Anthony G. Brown, Lt. Governor, State of Maryland
“The Clean Water Innovations Trade Show presents an excellent opportunity to bring together all of the stakeholders involved in Chesapeake Bay restoration. The Bay is the geographic and economic center of our State. Our public and economic health depends on clean water – it’s absolutely critical to our future."
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