Garth Lindner is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, in the Department of Geography and Environmental Systems. He received bachelor's and master's from Indiana University. Garth’s research focuses on mitigating watershed scale changes to hydrologic response associated with urbanization through stream restoration design scenarios. This research aims to define the physical controls on channel/floodplain storage and surface water residence time in urban streams through field measurements and numerical hydrodynamic modeling simulations of the performance of restoration designs. The goal of this project is to evaluate strategies for improving stream restoration through exploration of restoration design alternatives that establish explicit criteria for hydrologic performance. The project locus is an urbanized headwater stream in western Baltimore County. The Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability and Parsons Brinckerhoff are partnering in the design process and implementation of the research findings.
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Smithville is a community on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, on the edge of the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. A century ago, Smithville had more than 100 residents. Today, it has four, in two homes: an elderly couple, and one elderly woman and her son, who cares for her.
Taylor Armstrong is studying the toxins produced by algae and identifying natural algaecides to reduce harmful algal blooms. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to audiobooks, running, and painting.
Urban stormwater runoff remains on the of the primary sources of nutrients, sediments, and other pollutants in receiving waters, like the Chesapeake Bay. Stormwater best management practices (BMPs) and green infrastructure (SWGI) have been implemented in urban and suburban areas to re-establish ecosystem functions lost because of urbanization. SWGI treatment trains provide sequential infiltration and treatment of stormwater on the landscape prior to export into nearby waterways and groundwater.