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An ‘impossible’ stream to restore  By Taylor Stark – Chesapeake Bay Program – November 20, 2017 A small, serene stream is tucked into the woods between two bustling shopping centers and a busy highway in Annapolis, Maryland. Although hidden, the … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM Losses due to flooding and severe storm events have been and continue to be on the rise due to both naturally occurring extreme weather events and human activity. According to the National Oceanic … Continue reading

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The Time to Invest in America’s Water Infrastructure is Now By Jim Gebhardt, CFA – EPA Blog – Our Planet, Our Home – July 12, 2016 Communities across the country are facing the immediate challenges of aging and inadequate drinking … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan with about 1,000 other folks from a variety of professional backgrounds. … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch, Policy Analyst I traveled to Rhode Island this week to spend the day with professionals from a variety of backgrounds talking about the intersection of amphibians, habitat and stormwater wetlands.  The meeting I attended was framed as … Continue reading

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Turning Stormwater Runoff Into Everyone’s Business By Julian Spector – CityLab – March 18, 2016 When it rains heavily in D.C., the surrounding ecosystem takes a beating. A full 43 percent of land in the city is impervious to rainwater. … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch, Policy Analyst A global decline in amphibians has been attributed to many different factors, including UV radiation, bacterial and fungal infections, and the most-cited culprit, habitat loss.  However, amphibian abundance and diversity may also be affected by … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM Call me crazy – I threw my hat in the ring to run for my Town Council this fall. It’s not a decision I made lightly. The position will require monthly meetings discussing … Continue reading

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American Rivers and Partners Petition EPA to Control Stormwater By Liz G. Deardorff – American Rivers – The River Blog – September 17, 2015 Leaving no stone unturned, or more accurately no significant stormwater source uncontrolled, American Rivers, the Natural Resources … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch Can municipalities really still be dumping untreated sewage directly from a pipe into local bays, rivers, streams and wetlands?  Shouldn’t that be impossible in today’s regulatory environment?  Unfortunately, it is not.  Combined sewer systems that dump sewage-containing … Continue reading

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