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Living Shorelines Workshop in Bivalve on March 28

The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance invites shoreline homeowners and interested community members to a Living Shoreline Workshop on Saturday, March 28 in Bivalve. (Another workshop will be held on Saturday, February 21 at the Federalsburg Museum.) Living shorelines mimic natural processes and provide a means of stabilizing shorelines while providing a number of benefits, including wildlife habitat and water quality improvements. The Living Shoreline Workshop aims to provide homeowners with context, information, and resources needed to begin the process of installing a living shoreline. Topics will include:

  • an examination of Nanticoke River characteristics, including water quality indicators and how they relate to living shorelines
  • the importance of living shorelines (when appropriate) and why they are preferred over hardened structure like rip-rap and bulkhead
  • the permitting process
  • the costs of installing and maintaining
  • examples of living shoreline projects from technical advisors, including contractors.

Speakers will include representatives from several organizations, such as the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance, Maryland Sea Grant, the Maryland Department of the Environment, Environmental Concern, and Bryan and Sons.


This program is free to attendees and is funded by the Chesapeake Bay Trust. Please register by March 26.

Living Shorelines Workshop in Federalsburg–Rescheduled for March 14

The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance invites shoreline homeowners and interested community members to a Living Shoreline Workshop on Saturday, March 14 (rescheduled from February 21) in Federalsburg. (Another workshop will be held on Saturday, March 28 at the Westside Community Center in Bivalve.) Living shorelines mimic natural processes and provide a means of stabilizing shorelines while providing a number of benefits, including wildlife habitat and water quality improvements. The Living Shoreline Workshop aims to provide homeowners with context, information, and resources needed to begin the process of installing a living shoreline. Topics will include:

  • an examination of Nanticoke River characteristics, including water quality indicators and how they relate to living shorelines
  • the importance of living shorelines (when appropriate) and why they are preferred over hardened structure like rip-rap and bulkhead
  • the permitting process
  • the costs of installing and maintaining
  • examples of living shoreline projects from technical advisors, including contractors.

Representatives from several organizations, such as the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance, Maryland Sea Grant, the Maryland Department of the Environment, Environmental Concern, and Bryan and Sons will present.

This program is free to attendees and is funded by the Chesapeake Bay Trust. Please register by March 13.

FREE Seminar for Wicomico County Homeowners and Renters with Septic Systems!

Septic Clinic Flyer_Wicomico

 

Have you ever asked yourself:

Should I use additives in my septic tank?

How often should I have it pumped?

Should I use a garbage disposal?

The University of Maryland Extension and School of Public Health invites you to participate in a free seminar to answer all the questions you’ve ever asked about your septic system.  A septic professional will teach you how maintaining your septic system can save you money and protect your family, neighbors, and the environment. You will also learn what to expect from typical professional services, like inspections, pump-outs, and other maintenance needs. University of Maryland researchers will also be conducting a short survey to better understand how homeowners take care of their septic systems. Join us by registering at the link provided below. Participation is limited!

Date: Nov. 8, 2014

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: Wicomico Public Library

122 S. Division Street, Salisbury, MD

To register go to: http://goo.gl/forms/IlQcNTsu2m

If you would like more information about this seminar and the associated research, feel free to email Daphne Pee, Coordinator of the Chesapeake Water and Septic Homeowner Education Project, at dpee@umd.edu.