NatureCity Forum, March 26, 2019

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“Building Community through Green Infrastructure”

March 26, 2019

Brookside Gardens, Wheaton Maryland


Come spend a day exploring the best practices and collaborations that are addressing urban flooding, health, and engagement with nature.   Hear local and national examples of green infrastructure projects, innovative tools, and community engagement.

Tour the natural beauty of Brookside Gardens and learn about their innovative green infrastructure parking garden.

Speakers include

  • Dr Sam Brody, Texas A & M, Urban Flooding: A growing national challenge to Sustainability

  • Dr Autumn Saxton Ross, Nature Bridge, Access to Nature: A Social and Human Right

  • Scott Walzak, Georgetown Heritage, C & O Canal Project

  • Nancy Striniste, Early Space, Parks, Nature Play & the Next Generation

Hear about project such as:

  • Druid Heights Greening in Baltimore City, Interfaith Community Project in Montgomery County, Ellicott City Flood, Recovery & Planning Efforts and more

Learn about community engagement efforts such as

  • Community art projects, bi-lingual programming, and community science

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After March 1

  • $ 25- Student Rate

  • $ 60 – Full Day

2017 Maryland Water Monitoring Council Conference

The Maryland Water Monitoring Council will hold its 23rd Annual Conference at the Maritime Institute, North Linthicum, Maryland, on Friday, December 8, 2017. Registration will begin at 7:30 AM and the conference will adjourn at 4:30 PM. The conference will include a plenary session, six concurrent breakout sessions, posters and exhibitor tables, and the famous Maritime Institute all-you-can-eat buffet lunch. You’ll also have plenty of time to network and catch up with old friends and colleagues during the long breaks and the post-meeting social (location TBA).

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The challenges of restoring and protecting our aquatic resources are daunting. Stressors related to climate change and population growth will require us to adapt as we move further into the 21st Century. But there are reasons to be optimistic.  Enhanced implementation of sound science, supported by robust water monitoring will undoubtedly be essential to ensure healthy aquatic ecosystems in the future. With such challenges in mind, he theme of the 2017 MWMC conference is Managing Water Quality in a Changing World. Concurrent sessions will focus on these challenges and our need to adapt to them. These sessions include Climate Change and Adaptation, Stream Restoration Biomonitoring, Leveraging Data Sources, New Monitoring Technologies, Agriculture and Water Quality, Citizen Science, and Communicating Progress and Successes. The morning plenary session will feature two presentations:

“The 2016 Ellicott City Flood: A 225-Year-Old Mill Town’s Survival Story” by Jim Caldwell – Director, Howard County Office of Community Sustainability

“A 10,000 Year Record of Climate, Forests, Land Use, and Chesapeake Water Quality” by Grace Brush – Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Talks and posters are invited. ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE – October 20, 2017.

The 6th MWMC Student Poster Award will be offered.

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NAE Symposium on Groundwater Depletion

The National Academy of Engineering will sponsor a symposium on groundwater depletion on Oct. 11, 2016, in conjunction with its annual meeting in Washington, D.C. There is no fee; a continental breakfast and lunch are provided along with one night’s accommodations and a per diem meal. Information on the Symposium is posted at:

Please note the end date for registration is Sept. 30, 2016 and there is only room for 50 participants.