Dam Safety Workshop

Join the Maryland Department of the Environment in September for their Dam Owner Workshop 

The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) annual conference is taking place in Baltimore this September - and as an added benefit to the Maryland Dam Community, our Annual Dam Owner workshop will be taking place on September 20th at the Baltimore Convention Center. This year's topic will focus on Operation and Maintenance of Dams. The registration cost for the Dam Safety Workshop is $35 per person and attendees must register in advance. 
Check-in for the workshop will open at 7:45 am and the workshop will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end by 5:00 p.m. Information will be available throughout the day, and you will have the opportunity to meet and network with MDE staff, well-known experts in the field of dam safety, and other dam owners. In addition, attendees can access the Dam Safety 2022 exhibit hall where you can network with dam safety officials from across the country and visit with over 100 conference exhibitors and sponsors.
For more information visit: MD State Dam Safety Workshop | Association of State Dam Safety
August 8, 2022 / Education, Event / Keli Kirby / Permalink

2022-2023 Cover Crop Program

Cover Crop Sign-up starts July 1 and runs through July 18th.

Cover crops are your first line of defense against erosion and runoff in the winter

For more information on the Cover Crop program and the New Cover Crop Plus Program go to:

Maryland Cover Crop Program

Cover Crop Plus (3-year commitment, 5 acre minimum and 500 acre maximum)

Cover Crop Flyer

Nutrient Management Plan Certification Form (Needed if applying for the Cover Crop Program) 

Cover Crop Application  Cover Crop application Instructions Cover Crop Requirements and Agreement

Conservation Spotlight - Cover Crops

June 13, 2022 / Event, Program / Keli Kirby / Permalink

The Green Master Plan Update Is Underway!

The Green Infrastructure Master Plan Update Is Underway! The Anne Arundel County Office of Planning and Zoning and Department of Recreation and Parks are updating the 2002 Greenways Plan. The revised plan, now known as the Green Infrastructure Master Plan, uses current and more robust data to identify the largest natural areas in the County and connections between them. The County uses the Green Infrastructure Master Plan to prioritize targets for conservation easements and public acquisition.   The County's green infrastructure network provides a number of “ecosystem services,” including the ability of forests, fields, and wetlands to support plants and animals, purify the air, filter water, and capture carbon. Residents experience the advantages of the Green Infrastructure Network through access to outdoor recreation, economic development through tourism to our beautiful lands and shorelines, and fresh foods grown on local farmland, among many other benefits.   How Does Green Infrastructure Relate to Agriculture? The Green Infrastructure Network includes agricultural lands if they include or are adjacent to large natural areas. Being part of the Network does not add any regulations to farm operations. It does support protection of rural lands to support the current and future agricultural economy.   How Can I Give Input to the Plan? Visit the Green Infrastructure website to learn more and view and submit comments on a map of the Green Infrastructure Network. To see the Green Infrastructure Master Plan Update got to: green-fact-sheet.pdf (aacounty.org) To access the Community Survey go to: 2021 Green Infrastructure Master Plan Update Survey (surveymonkey.com)
April 26, 2021 / Event / Keli Kirby / Permalink
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