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Headwaters is a publication that provides information and resources for Extension and watershed protection professionals. It is produced by watershed educators from the University of Maryland Extension and Maryland Sea Grant Program. If you have comments, questions, or ideas for Headwaters, contact one of the specialists listed below. (Learn more about the services they offer.)

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Watershed Restoration Specialists

Kelsey Brooks, (Northern Maryland)
Eric Buehl, (Mid and Upper Eastern Shore)
Jennifer Dindinger, (Lower Eastern Shore)
Amanda Rockler, (Central Maryland)
Jacqueline Takacs, (Southern Maryland)

Volume 6, Issue 3 / October 2019

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Inside this Issue

  • Climate Pressures and Green Infrastructure — A Local Case Study
  • What Would Bernie Do?
  • Our Favorite Trees
  • Dispatches from Sea Grant Academy
  • Rain Garden Winterization
  • Our Water — It Is All Connected and More Reasons To Protect It
  • Water Quality and Sailing

Volume 6, Issue 2 / June 2019

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Inside this Issue

  • Highlighting Extension’s Work in a Baltimore City Community garden
  • Walking the Talk of Equity and Inclusion
  • Calvert County Supports Local Water Quality
  • Watershed Stewards Academy retreat
  • Money, Money, Money, Money...Money [Repeat: x 6] (think O’Jays)
  • Groundwater’s Significance and Connection to Bay Water Quality
  • Day Trippin’ on Delmarva

Volume 6, Issue 1 / March 2019

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Inside this Issue

  • Maintaining Your Septic System — the Key to an Effective and Lasting Investment
  • The Watershed Assistance Collaborative — Maryland’s Water Quality Partnership
  • WAC Partner Profiles: Chesapeake Bay Trust, Environmental Finance Center, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Sea Grant and Maryland Sea Grant Extension, Maryland Department of the Environment
  • Five Questions with Bill Hubbard

Volume 5, Issue 4 / December 2018

Inside this Issue

  • From Gray to Green
  • UMD Senate — what’s it all About?
  • ‘Tis the season . . . to put your best foot forward on your Trust Fund application
  • Stormwater Permit Requirements
  • Need Help Educating This or the Next Generation?
  • Got Septic - Do You Know What Type?

Volume 5, Issue 3 / September 2018

Inside this Issue

  • ANREP Membership has its Privileges
  • Welcome Kate and Kelly
  • Septic Systems — More than a Flush and Forget it Home Appliance
  • Korea — Maryland Sea Grant Program Information Exchange
  • Central Maryland in 2080: Predicting the Future to Plan for Today
  • Our New Normal? I hope not
  • Social Marketing Association of North America Inaugural Forum October 10

Volume 5, Issue 2 / June 2018

Inside this Issue

  • What Can I Do With the Water?
  • Why the Watershed Team Is a Better Fit Than Dating Apps
  • Native Plants, Get Your Native Plants!
  • A Change In Plans
  • Touring Baltimore’s Jones Falls Watershed With the One Water Partnership

Volume 5, Issue 1 / March 2018

Inside this Issue

  • Rain Tax Sturm und Drang: Was the Fee Repeal Worth All the Storm and Stress?
  • Build It and They Will Come!
  • The Perfect Storm for Lake Ontario
  • Sustainable is Not Good Enough
  • Slurping Our Way Toward Meeting TMDL Goals
  • Only Rain Down the Drain

Volume 4, Issue 2 / November 2017

Inside this Issue:

  • Increasing Stormwater Best Management Practice Adoption Rates
  • What is the Trust Fund?
  • Small Stream, Big Impact
  • Is Where You Live or Work Served by a Regulated MS4?
  • Outlander!
  • The Journey of a Thousand Miles

Volume 4, Issue 1 / May 2017

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Inside this Issue:

  • Welcome Kelsey
  • Welcome Alexis
  • Small BMPs can make a BIG difference
  • The Power of Design
  • Small but Mighty
  • How Vulnerable is the Maryland Coastal Bays Program?
  • WSA Eligible for MSDE Credits

Volume 3, Issue 4 / December 2016

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Inside this Issue:

  • Bon voyage to a wonderful friend and colleague
  • Greening with consistency
  • Halfway there. . . midpoint assessment draws near
  • Cost share for homeowner practices? Coming soon to a city near you!
  • Preparing for winter
  • Who's your watershed specialist?

Volume 3, Issue 3 / August 2016

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Inside this Issue:

  • Bay Clarity
  • Fellowship Program Accepting Applications
  • Go native!
  • Recent review spottedon ConfAdvisor
  • Training the Next Generation

Volume 3, Issue 2 / May 2016

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Inside this Issue:

  • Character Stream
  • A Rain Garden Sign for the Four Seasons
  • Outdoor Ethics for Patagonia and Your Local Park
  • Does it need a boarding pass?
  • Building Resilience from the Ground Up
  • The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: Pond Maintenance

Volume 3, Issue 1 / March 2016

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Inside this Issue:

  • Snowzilla vs. Clean Water
  • The Stormwater Bachelor Returns
  • SOILS – Nature’s secret weapon to achieve better water quality
  • A Focus on Sea Level Rise and Coastal Inundation

Volume 2, Issue 4 / December 2015

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Inside this Issue:

  • Slowing the Flow at Oregon Ridge
  • Hot on the Streets — the Outreach Program Audit Tool
  • Seeking Tall, Attractive Native Grass to Help with Bay Clean-up
  • Restoring the American Chestnut
  • Risk Perceptions in Vulnerable Communities

Volume 2, Issue 3 / August 2015

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Inside this Issue:

  • The Susquehanna Flats: Epicenter of Research
  • Landlocked: Developing a Study Abroad Course in Ethiopia
  • The River Seldom Seen: Learning about the Lesser-known Choptank
  • Project Based Learning with Chestnuts and Aquaculture: Professional Development for Teachers
  • Adventures in Team Teaching: Educators Enliven the Green Youth Summer Program

Volume 2, Issue 2 / May 2015

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Inside this Issue:

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  • 4-H Bay Stewards Build Capital
  • Howard County Students Take Weather to the Extreme
  • Empowering Women Farmers in Afghanistan
  • Stormwater Law and You
  • Cecil County WSA – Off and Running!
  • Southern Maryland Counties Support Watershed Restoration
  • Changes to the Watershed Protection and Restoration Program, or "SB 863"

Volume 2, Issue 1 / February 2015

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Inside this Issue:

  • Dundalk Renaissance Corporation’s Fall Tree Give Away
  • What is Social Marketing?
  • Introduction to Stormwater Law and You
  • The UME Land Use and Watershed Action Team
  • Cecil County Stewards are Full Speed Ahead

Volume 1, Issue 4 / December 2014

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Inside this Issue:

  • Conservation Landscaping in Action
  • SOS, SOS! Septic Owner Stewardship Clinics
  • Stormwater Remediation comes to Maryland
  • The Twins have Arrived!
  • Watershed Assistance Collaborative
  • What the Bay means to me…and a few million other Marylanders
  • Chesapeake Quarterly

Volume 1, Issue 3 / August 2014

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Inside this Issue:

  • Finding the Food-Water Connection: Integrating Urban Agriculture and Urban Stormwater
  • Designing Rain Gardens of the Future
  • Marine Educators From Around The World Converge in Annapolis
  • The Grass is College Park
  • From Research and Development to Implementation: Redesigning Living Roof Substrate

Volume 1, Issue 2 / May 2014

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Inside this Issue:

  • Spring has Sprung and Projects Abound!
  • Saving the Bay…one Academy at a time
  • Galesville’s Summerpalooza
  • New weTable Technology Facilitates HABs Workshop
  • Climate Corner: Examining the 2014 National Climate Assessment

Volume 1, Issue 1/ February 2014

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Inside this Issue:

  • A Tree Grows in Chestertown
  • Need a Rain Garden? There’s an App for That!
  • The New Website
  • What’s The “Dib” with Stormwater?
  • Climate Corner