Calling all Stormwater Professionals and Community Leaders…

Early bird registration for WSA’s sixth annual conference “Spring Into Action!”  is open now through February 5th.  Special discounted rates are available for Stewards and Consortium Members!

Register online to attend the conference:

Saturday, February 25th 2017

8:30-4:00 pm

Lindale Middle School

415 Andover Rd, Linthicum, MD 21090

Our community has grown, so this year’s conference will be held in a new venue! With space for everyone, we hope you will join us to learn, network and become inspired to restore our waterways.

New this year, a track just for Restoration Professionals!  This track includes:

Collaborating to fund and build successful large scale restoration in Anne Arundel
County, Joe Ports
This session will unpack the elements of a successful application to the Anne Arundel County Watershed Protection and Restoration Grant Program. New guidance for identifying the right project and assembling the right project team willallow participants to focus time and resources toward projects and communities with a strong likelihood for success.

Identifying and Overcoming Challenges: A Dialog for Restoration Professionals, Kirk Mantay
Building support for and implementing restoration projects at all scales is a give and take process. This session serves as a safe space for restoration professionals to candidly share the challenges and short-comings they have experienced, as part of a broader dialogue to identify solutions to widespread issues in implementing large scale restoration projects.

Novel Eco-technologies Employed in an Urban Context: The Application of Floating Wetlands and Algal Turf Farms in Support of Chesapeake Bay Restoration Goals, Peter May
Biohabitats’ Senior Scientist, Peter May, will unpack the science behind two innovative ways to treat polluted water in an urban context.

Natural Landscape Design: Meadows, Woods and Water, Larry Weaner
Natural gardens can reduce maintenance, improve the environment, and enhance the beauty of any residential property. Through a series of case studies, this presentation details techniques for gracefully integrating native plant compositions and ecological processes into the residential setting. Projects are presented from inception to maturity, providing a behind-the-scenes look at both practical and aesthetic considerations involved in creating and maintaining natural gardens.



 WSA Conference Page  includes additional information and our agenda.

 We hope to see you when we “Spring into Action!”