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Posted July 7, 2021

Saturday, July 10, 2021: St. Mary’s County Environmental Stewardship Event (Leonardtown, MD)

Join us Saturday, July 10th at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds! 10 AM – Rain Barrel 101 This session will focus on the practical uses for rain barrels and how they reduce the impact of runoff on our local waterways and benefit homeowners. Participants will learn how to maintain and install a rain barrel, and…

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b5363 added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted November 5, 2020

November 12, 2020: PaxCon Reflections Webinar Series – Stream Ecology and Restoration

Celebrate 5 years of learning about the Patuxent River by  joining us for a special FREE webinar series.  Every Thursday, beginning October 29 – November 19, from Noon to 1:00 p.m.  we will be revisiting and discussing four topics which have been covered at prior  Patuxent River Conferences. Please register for each webinar separately to…

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b5363 added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted November 5, 2020

November 5, 2020: PaxCon Reflections Webinar Series – Importance of Wetlands in the Region

Celebrate 5 years of learning about the Patuxent River by  joining us for a special FREE webinar series.  Every Thursday, beginning October 29 – November 19, from Noon to 1:00 p.m.  we will be revisiting and discussing four topics which have been covered at prior  Patuxent River Conferences. Please register for each webinar separately to…

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b5363 added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted November 5, 2020

November 19, 2020: PaxCon Reflections Webinar Series – Outreach and Advocacy for River Health

Celebrate 5 years of learning about the Patuxent River by  joining us for a special FREE webinar series.  Every Thursday, beginning October 29 – November 19, from Noon to 1:00 p.m.  we will be revisiting and discussing four topics which have been covered at prior  Patuxent River Conferences. Please register for each webinar separately to…

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Posted March 13, 2017

St. Mary’s County Watershed Stewards Academy – Accepting Applications!

Please see our flyer –> St. Mary’s County WSA flyer-2017 Are you looking to improve local water quality or to be a leader in your community? Become a Master Watershed Steward! The University of Maryland Extension Program and St. Mary’s County Government are excited to announce the second St. Mary’s County Watershed Stewards Academy (WSA) certification…

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted November 1, 2016

Capstone Project Blank Budget

Excel spreadsheet outlined for Capstone Project proposal budget.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted October 20, 2016

Example Nutrient Management Plan

Example of nutrient management plan that is required for agricultural operations.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted October 20, 2016

How to Fertilize Your Lawn

Maryland fertilizer law and application recommendations.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted October 20, 2016

Septic Systems

Presentation on onsite sewage disposal systems by Heather Moritz from the St. Mary’s County Health Department.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted October 13, 2016

Homeowner Release of Liability – Final

Release of liability to be signed by homeowner for WSA Steward activities. A copy should be retained by the Steward and the original returned to the St. Mary’s County Extension office.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted October 13, 2016

Capstone Project Proposal

Form used to document each Steward’s capstone project proposal.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted September 29, 2016

Homeowner Release of Liability

Release of liability to be signed by homeowner for WSA Steward activities. A copy should be retained by the Steward and the original returned to the St. Mary’s County Extension office.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted September 29, 2016

WSA Event Hold Harmless & Media Release

Hold harmless and media release event attendance form to be used at WSA and Steward supported events.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted September 29, 2016

Volunteer Policy Training

University of Maryland Extension Volunteer Policy Training for Master Watershed Stewards.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted September 29, 2016

Volunteer Activity Log

Form used by Stewards to log volunteer and continuing education activities (to be completed annually). This is a pdf form that can be typed in to, or printed and written on.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted August 24, 2016

Sample Conservation Landscape Budget

AAWSA sample budget for a conservation landscaping project.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted August 24, 2016

Sample Rain Garden Budget

AAWSA sample budget for a rain garden project.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted August 24, 2016

Sample Tree Planting Budget

AAWSA sample budget for a tree planting project.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted August 24, 2016

Blank Monthly Calendars

One year of blank monthly calendars (August 2016 – July 2017), that can be used for project planning.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted August 24, 2016

Project Planning ‘Sticky Note’ Activity

‘Sticky note’ activity that can be used to identify project components and then order them into a relevant project timeline. This activity can be used in conjunction with blank calendar, as the small sticky notes can be applied to the calendar pages/dates and moved as needed.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted August 24, 2016

Capstone Project Planning Spreadsheet

Capstone project planning spreadsheet with milestones and space to record dates.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted August 18, 2016

Project Planning Tips

AAWSA summary of project planning tips for before, during, and after event.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted August 18, 2016

Talking When Talk is Tough

Sharon Schroer’s presentation on communication and conflict management.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted August 12, 2016

Chesapeake Bay Trust Grant Funding Presentation

Abbi Huntzinger and Emily Stransky’s, Chesapeake Bay Trust program officers, presentation on available grants and grant writing tips.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted August 11, 2016

Nicole’s Presentation

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted August 10, 2016

Example Behavior Change Campaign Materials

Examples of “Scoop the Poop” door hanger, leaf/nutrient pollution door hanger, and a magnet to encourage composting.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted August 4, 2016

15 Best Practices for Presentations

M. Cathy Angell’s “15 Strategies for Keeping Your Audience Awake, Alert, and Interactive” presentation tips.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted August 4, 2016

Measures and Methods of Evaluation

Nancy Lee’s evaluation measures and methods.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted August 4, 2016

10 Steps for Developing a Social Marketing Plan

Step-by-step guide for developing a social marketing plan.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted August 4, 2016

Mapping Resources & Data

List of state and local interactive maps and data resources that can be used in desktop site assessment. Updated 8/4/2016.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted August 4, 2016

10 Step Social Marketing Plan

Use this ten step worksheet to plan a social marketing campaign.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted August 1, 2016

WSA Letterhead

WSA letterhead for Steward use. Example use of letterhead with the Homeowner Follow-Up Letter.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted July 22, 2016

Example Community Assessment Presentation

Nicole’s community assessment presentation to be used as an example for completing the presentation assignment.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted July 22, 2016

Community Assessment Presentation Template

Create summary of your capstone project proposal (pages 1-3) using this template for the community assessment presentation assignment. Whether you use the template or create your own, please include your last name in the document title when you upload your presentation to the “Presentation” folder on the main Resources page. Thank you!

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Posted July 22, 2016

Capstone Project Proposal Overview

An overview of the Capstone project proposal process.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted July 22, 2016

Capstone Project Proposal Overview

A summary of the Capstone project proposal process.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted July 22, 2016

Critical Area Buffer Resources Guide

An illustrated guide book for planting at the shoreline, published by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted July 22, 2016

St. Mary’s County Standard Permit Form

Permit application for most activities within St. Mary’s County.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted July 22, 2016

Permitting Within the Critical Area

Presentation by Kelly Palmer on permitting within the critical area.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted July 18, 2016

WSA Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater harvesting chapter from the Watershed Stewards Academy Rainscaping Manual. The entire manual can be found at http://aawsa.org/wsa-rainscaping-manual-2.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted July 18, 2016

WSA Rain Gardens

Rain garden chapter from the Watershed Stewards Academy Rainscaping Manual.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted July 18, 2016

WSA Conservation Landscapes

Conservation Landscapes chapter from the Watershed Stewards Academy Rainscaping Manual.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted July 14, 2016

Conservation Landscape Design Homework Assignment

Session 9 homework assignment. Due: Thursday, August 4th, 2016.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted July 14, 2016

Plant Selection & Bloom Schedule Template for Landscape Planning

Spreadsheet used to organized landscape plant selection/design, and bloom schedule. Tool can be used for session 9 homework assignment.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted July 14, 2016

Home Landscape Planning Worksheet

Landscape planning and design worksheet published by Iowa State University Extension.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted July 14, 2016

Example Site for Session 9 Homework

Example site to be used for session 9 homework assignment. Scale of drawing is 1″ = 4′.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted July 14, 2016

The Eight Essential Elements of Conservation Landscaping

Conservation landscaping guidelines published by the Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted July 14, 2016

Rain Garden Design & Maintenance

Jackie’s presentation on rain garden design and maintenance.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted July 14, 2016

Rain Barrel Design and Maintenance

Jackie’s presentation on rain barrel use, design, and maintenance.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted July 14, 2016

Stormwater Best Management Practice Design Tools

A sample of stormwater best management practice design tools that are available as online interactive tools, and print resources.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted July 12, 2016

Native Plants and Stormwater Management

Native plant presentation by Kurt Reitz. Note: Presentation has been formatted slightly for printing/note use.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted July 12, 2016

Working With Plants

Kurt Reitz’s presentation on working with plants and introduction to landscape design.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted July 12, 2016

Guidelines For Establishing Aquatic Plants In Constructed Wetlands

Guide for selecting aquatic plants, where to find plant material, and managing post-planting water level of constructed wetlands.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted July 7, 2016

Landscaping Guidance for Stormwater BMPs

Appendix A of the Maryland Stormwater Design Manual published by the Maryland Department of the Environment.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted June 29, 2016

Mistaken Identity? Invasive Plants and Their Native Look-Alikes

Helpful guide for identifying invasive plants and comparing their native look-alikes.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted June 29, 2016

Invasive Species in Maryland

Invasive plant species guide produced by the Maryland Invasive Species Council.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted June 28, 2016

Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas

Invasive plant guide produced by the National Park Service & U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted June 28, 2016

Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscaping: Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Native plant guide produced by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted June 23, 2016

Introduction to Desktop Analysis & GIS

Kathryn Chaney presentation on Introduction to Desktop Analysis and Geographic Information Systems.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted June 16, 2016

Session 6 – Homework Assignment

Residential Site Assessment homework for Session #6.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted June 16, 2016

45336 Mill Cove Harbor Rd. Site Map

Site map for 45336 Mill Cove Harbor Rd. Use to make notes and add details from the site visit.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted June 16, 2016

45328 Mill Cove Harbor Rd. Site Map

Site map for 45328 Mill Cove Harbor Rd. Use to make notes and add details from the site visit.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted June 16, 2016

45336 Mill Cove Harbor Rd. RainScaping Graphic

RainScaping Graphic to be used for Session #6 Site Assessment Homework on 45336 Mill Cove Harbor Rd.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted June 16, 2016

45328 Mill Cove Harbor Rd RainScaping Graphic

RainScaping Graphic to be used for Session #6 Site Assessment Homework on 45328 Mill Cove Harbor Rd.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted June 2, 2016

Residential Site Assessment

Forms and instructions for stormwater Residential Site Assessment and Homeowner Follow-up.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted June 2, 2016

Sample Residential Site Assessment

Sample Residential Site Assessment completed for a property in Anne Arundel County.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted June 2, 2016

Stormwater Site Assessments

Presentation on WSA Stormwater Site Assessments: Neighborhood and Residential.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted June 2, 2016

Introduction to Small-scale Best Management Practices

Presentation “Managing Stormwater: An Introduction to Small-scale Best Management Practices”.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted June 2, 2016

Neighborhood Site Assessment Forms

Use first two pages for Neighborhood Site Assessment, and other forms are to complete the entire Center for Watershed Protection Unified Subwatershed & Site Recconaisance (USSR).

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted June 2, 2016

Rain Gardens in Maryland’s Coastal Plain

Guide for designing and installing rain gardens in Maryland’s Coastal Plain.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted June 2, 2016

Rain Gardens Across Maryland

Guide for designing and installing rain gardens in Maryland.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted May 23, 2016

Soil Texture Analysis and Triangle

Textural triangle and flow chart for determining soil texture by hand.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted May 20, 2016

Is organic farming really better for the environment?

Interesting article from the Washington Post Food Section Wednesday, May 18th, 2016, shared by Susan Davis.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted May 19, 2016

CBT Homeowner Survey

Homeowner survey conducted by the Chesapeake Bay Trust.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted May 19, 2016

SMRWA – Market Analysis Study

Market analysis study conducted by the St. Mary’s River Watershed Association to determine willingness to pay for on-site low impact designs.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted May 19, 2016

Jar Soil Texture Analysis

Simple soil texture analysis method by Ted Sammis, that uses a mason jar.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted May 19, 2016

Hydrologic Soil Groups

USDA-NRCS National Engineering Handbook, Chapter 7 – Hydrologic Soil Groups. Hydrologic soil group descriptors and identifiers used in Web Soil Survey.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted May 19, 2016

What is Soil?

Lawn Lad FYI publication on soil basics.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted May 19, 2016

Saving Your Soil and the Chesapeake Bay

University of Maryland Extension Fact Sheet 704 on the importance of soil health and the Chesapeake Bay.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted May 19, 2016

How to Conduct a Percolation Test

Blue Water Baltimore’s version of conducting a percolation test.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted May 19, 2016

Session 4 – Soils Homework

Practice using Web Soil Survey. Assignment is due Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted May 19, 2016

Web Soil Survey Instructions

Brief overview of how to complete a soil desktop analysis using Web Soil Survey.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted May 19, 2016

Filterra Inlet

Website for company who designs/sells Filterra inlets.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted May 19, 2016

Session 3 – Homework Assignment

Stormwater Tour Homework Assignment. Due Thursday, May 19th, 2016.

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Posted May 16, 2016

Stormwater Tour Packet

Tour packet for Session 3 Stormwater Tour, with snapshots of engineering plans.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted May 16, 2016

St. Mary’s County Department of Public Works Submerged Gravel Wetland Plans

Engineering plans for the St. Mary’s County Department of Public Works bus barn submerged gravel wetland.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted May 16, 2016

Elizabeth Hill Rain Garden Plans

Planting list and rain garden plans for Elizabeth Hills model home. Stop 4 on Tour.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted May 16, 2016

J. F. Taylor Stormwater Management Pond Plans

Stormwater Management Plans for J. F. Taylor, Inc. office building. Stop 3 on Tour.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted May 16, 2016

FDR Boulevard Bioretention Engineering Plans

FDR Boulevard Phase 2 Stormwater Management Plans. Stop 2 on the tour.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted May 16, 2016

Lexington Park Bioretention Engineering Plans

Engineering plans and drawings for the Lexington Park Library Bioretention systems. Stop 1 on the tour.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted May 5, 2016

ESD Process and Computations

Environmental Site Design Process and Computations – July 2010

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted May 5, 2016

ESD Chapter 5 Manual

Environmental Site Design Manual – Chapter 5

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted May 5, 2016

Overview of the Bay TMDL and Watershed Implementation Plans

Presentation by Sue Veith from Department of Land Use and Growth Management.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted May 5, 2016

Water Systems and Intro to Stormwater Management Issues

Presentation by John Groeger from St. Mary’s County Department of Public Works.

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b5363 added a new Resource in St. Mary's County Watershed Stewards Academy

Posted May 1, 2016

Water & Watershed Introduction

Presentation from Session 1, introducing the properties of water, water cycle, and watershed science.

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Posted May 1, 2016

Stewards Solving Problems

Presentation

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Posted March 15, 2016

Draft Capstone Proposal

Outline of Nicole B.’s Capstone Project Proposal

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Posted March 8, 2016

Prospective Consortium Member Feedback Form

Form provided for prospective consortium members to indicate level of interest and areas/topics of expertise.

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Posted March 8, 2016

Consortium of Support Professionals Invitation

Letter inviting individuals/organizations to support the WSA program with their technical expertise.

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Posted February 16, 2016

Nicole B – Community Assessment Presentation

Community Assessment Presentation

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