MDE's Clean Water Business Expo

Thursday, October 15, 2015 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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This half-day event allows businesses and non-profits to exhibit products and services for environmentally-sensitive site design and restoration of wetlands, streams and other ecosystems to public and private organizations. The event is free to both vendors and the general public, however space is limited. Morning refreshments and light snacks will be provided for all registered attendees and exhibitors.

In addition to the exhibits, MDE will present several learning sessions for registered attendees.


2015 Learning Sessions

Session One: 9:30 a.m. - 10:10 a.m

Connecting Resources to Stakeholders - Chesapeake and Coastal Service

This session will cover the resources and programs offered by the Department of Natural Resources’ Chesapeake and Coastal Service (CCS). While providing an array of programs to Maryland stakeholders, CCS aims to network these programs together so stakeholders can seamlessly utilize resources to accomplish their stormwater goals at each level.

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Session Two: 10:20 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Demonstration of EPA’s Water Research Registry

The Water Research Registry (WRR) is a GIS-based mapping tool designed to address priority resources goals, identify watershed needs, and to facilitate the integration of multiple local, state, and federal environmental program goals at a watershed level (CWA 319, 401, 402, 404, 303(d), Green Print, Rural Legacy, NEPA, TMDL Implementation, stormwater management, etc.) The WRR identifies ecological opportunity areas throughout the state of Maryland and scores each opportunity area with a score from one to five stars with five stars (five stars indicating the greatest ecological value). These scores are based upon eight suitability analyses including: Wetland Preservation, Wetland Restoration, Upland Preservation, Upland Restoration, Riparian Preservation, Riparian Restoration, Stormwater Natural Infrastructure Preservation, and Stormwater Compromised Infrastructure Restoration.

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Session Three: 11:10 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Montgomery County: Working together for a cleaner, greener, more economically vibrant community

Montgomery County is a multifaceted local government that works alongside residents and businesses to make the County a thriving place to live, work and visit. The County’s DEP is made up of many departments that help protect the County’s vital natural resources: clean air, clean land, and clean water. This session will focus on four of the County’s programs: Watershed Outreach, RainScapes, Green Business and Stormwater Facility Maintenance.

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For more information on the Clean Water Business Expo or to be placed on the Expo mailing list, contact:

Adrienne Diaczok, Communications and Outreach Manager
Maryland Department of the Environment
1800 Washington Boulevard
Baltimore, Maryland  21230



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