MARYLAND STREAM RESTORATION ASSOCIATION

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  • 5 Dec 2018 12:15 PM | Anonymous

    The Nature Conservancy is including the Roanoke River basin in Addendum #1 for solicitation of proposals for a contractor or contractors that can provide one or more full delivery stream and/or wetland mitigation project(s) within the Commonwealth of Virginia.

     

    Deadline for proposals is February 15, 2019 (or as specified in any addenda to the RFP).

     

    To download the RFP, please visit our website at:

    https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/where-we-work/united-states/virginia/stories-in-virginia/virginia-aquatic-resources-trust-fund/

     


  • 5 Dec 2018 12:13 PM | Anonymous

    The Nature Conservancy is soliciting proposals for a contractor or contractors that can provide one or more full delivery stream and/or wetland mitigation project(s) in the Chesapeake Bay, Chowan, Potomac, and/or Tennessee River basins within the Commonwealth of Virginia.

    Deadline for proposals is February 15, 2019 (or as specified in any addenda to the RFP). 

    To download the RFP, please visit our website at:

    https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/where-we-work/united-states/virginia/stories-in-virginia/virginia-aquatic-resources-trust-fund/

     


  • 16 Nov 2018 10:59 AM | Anonymous

    The First Mine Branch Stream Restoration Field Trip has been rescheduled for Wednesday, November 28. Folks previously registered for the November 15th Field Trip will have to re-register for this event.

    When: Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    Time: 12:00 -  2:00 Clay shoot for anyone interested

    2:00 -  4:00 Tour of First Mine I and First Mine II 

    4:00 -  Food, bonfire and music

    Where: First Mine Run (3013 White Hall Road White Hall, MD 21161)

    Parking: Park in the large open field past the clubhouse on the left

    EVENT DETAILS:

    Cost: Free for members, $15 for non-members. Includes food and two drink tickets.

    For more information visit marylandstreamrestorationassociation.org



  • 14 Nov 2018 3:18 PM | Anonymous

    Our field trip scheduled for tomorrow- Thursday, November 14, 2018 has been cancelled due to bad weather. We will send out refunds shortly. 

  • 24 Oct 2018 3:43 PM | Anonymous

    Join water resource professionals and students for community, Conversations and Connections at AWRA's 53rd Annual Water Resources Conference, November 4-8, 2018, at the Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards in the heart of Baltimore's downtown. More information can be found here 

  • 20 Aug 2018 9:18 AM | Anonymous

    Invitation to Participate in “Next Generation Environmental Restoration in Maryland”

    We invite you to collaborate with us on promoting innovation in environmental restoration in Maryland. We will provide opportunities to brainstorm new ideas, consider approaches being used elsewhere, and suggest changes to existing procedures and policies that could jumpstart efforts to expand activities in the environmental restoration sector.

    Specific topics discussed will include: wetland mitigation banking; stream restoration; stormwater retrofits; cost-effective design; nutrient and wetland credit trading; benefits, costs and risks; navigating permitting requirements; and troubleshooting problems.

    Who should participate?

    Environmental restoration practitioners, stormwater engineering firms, land developers are all encouraged. We will also be soliciting input from county governments through another process.

    What is asked of participants?

    Participate in a webinar (Date: October 2nd or 11th); attend an in-person workshop (Date: Winter 2018-9, TBD); and review a draft report.

    Expected outcomes

    This project was initiated by the Maryland Department of the Environment who seek to understand opportunities and challenges of environmental restoration. The outcomes of this project will be a presentation and a report to Maryland county officials and Maryland

     Department of the Environment on suggestions to enhance restoration. Suggestions are likely to include specific actions and investments that the state might make to create incentives for action and support businesses in developing new approaches to achieving environmental goals.

    Who we are

    Dr. Lisa Wainger, who is leading this effort, is a professor of environmental economics at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Chesapeake Biological Lab. Dr. Wainger has over 20 years of experience in applying economic analysis to promote efficient environmental policies. She works with her team to promote cost-effective approaches to generate ecologically significant and economically relevant outcomes of ecological restoration. Dr. Wainger is a frequent economics advisor to government agencies (e.g., Maryland Department of the Environment, US Army Corps of Engineers, White House Council on Environmental Quality, National Academies of Science) and is past Chair of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee to the EPA Chesapeake Bay Program.

    To participate

    Email the Wainger Team at ceballos@umces.edu  with your name, title, company/affiliation, contact information (email/phone number) and preferred date of webinar (October 2 or October 11, 2018). Or, email any questions to the same email address: ceballos@umces.edu.


  • 18 Jun 2018 9:10 AM | Anonymous

    Join MSRA for an evening of fun. Test your biology, geomorphology, and ecology knowledge at our Trivia Night. Groups of 3-4 will be competing for the coveted Trout Award. Event will be on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 6:00-9:00 PM at Little Havana Restaurant (1325 Key Hwy, Baltimore MD 21230). All are welcome! Bring a friend or family member. Appetizers provided. 

  • 4 Jun 2018 8:17 AM | Anonymous

    As a non‐profit organization that promotes the field of stream restoration through continuing research and education, the Maryland Stream Restoration Association (MSRA) is submitting a counterpoint response in favor of stream restoration. The MSRA executive board felt that Tom Pelton’s January 31, 2018 blog post about stream restoration projects and climate change, “Stream ‘Restoration’ Projects Being Washed Away by Climate Change”, was one‐sided, with quotes, projects, and rain events that seem to be hand selected to suggest only failure, when instead the field is in a state of growth and innovation. The MSRA recognizes the need to answer various outstanding questions in the science of stream restoration, including the impacts of climate change. However, oversizing channels to handle larger flows or deciding to abandon stream restoration as a solution all together is not the answer. The answer lies in supporting sustainable funding of a holistic scientific monitoring approach to better understand the unknowns.

    The entire response is available here

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