The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) invites students grades K - 8 to participate in MDE's first Earth Day poster contest, themed "Reclaim the Bay."
Maryland Department Of The Environment
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Friday, September 23, 2011
Experts say Howard County is one of many jurisdictions that will need to significantly decrease pollution going into local rivers and streams.
Early next month, Howard County Public Works officials will begin laying out the second phase of a Watershed Implementation Plan, which is a roadmap to cleaning the county's waterways and, in turn, the Chesapeake Bay. In December of 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency released a "diet" for the bay–a Total Maximum Daily Load–which calls for a decrease of nitrogen and phosphorous flowing into the bay and its tributaries. Howard Saltzman of the Howard County's Storm Water Management Division says the state of Maryland asked counties to carry out plans to reduce the loads of nutrients that deplete resources in the bay. "The [Watershed Implementation Plan] is going to require us to do a whole lot more than we're doing today," said …