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Photo Essay: A Long, Sweaty Day of Learning Stormwater Management

Daniel Pendick • November 8, 2016

On a hot summer day north of Elkton, Maryland, seven trainees in the Cecil County Watershed Stewards Academy reached an important milestone. They were finally going to install their first stormwater management project or “practice” — a rain garden full of native plants — to improve local water quality and help protect the Chesapeake Bay.


Annual Climate Risk Survey Homes in on Vulnerable Maryland Communities

Daniel Pendick • October 12, 2016

People living in socially and economically stressed communities in Maryland don't feel prepared to deal with the expected effects of global climate change, like increased coastal flooding and heat waves.


Watershed Steward Trainees Scout for Stormwater Problems and Solutions

Daniel Pendick • September 19, 2016

Marylanders accepted into the Cecil County Watershed Steward Academy visited several sites in the Elkton, Maryland, area to scout for opportunities to clean up local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay downstream.


These Students Grow Professionally By Blogging About Science

Jeffrey Brainard • August 29, 2016

Graduate fellow William Yagatich learned through practice how to interview people effectively for his sociological research about efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay. He also learned on the job an even more important task: being a new father to an infant girl.


Stormwater Saviors: How These Volunteers Are Becoming Master Watershed Stewards

Daniel Pendick • August 8, 2016

Meet the people accepted into the Cecil County Watershed Steward Academy. The extended training program equips Marylanders with the knowledge to launch projects that improve water quality in their own communities and the Chesapeake Bay beyond. Why do they want to become Master Watershed Stewards? And do they have what it takes to make it through the rigorous training?



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