Stormwater Financing and Outreach Unit

Berlin creates a Stormwater Utility

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2014 MD Smart Energy Communities

The Environmental Finance Center and the Maryland Energy Administration would like to congratulate 35 Maryland communities for achieving Smart Energy Community designation.

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EFC presents Stormwater Financing Feasibility Study for Salisbury, MD

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Local Government Stormwater Financing Manual

This new manual was inspired by and written for local government leaders. Our goal is to encourage and empower your leadership efforts.

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Green Infrastructure

EFC releases report on Efficient Green Infrastructure Investment.

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Agriculture Finance

The Agriculture Finance Unit of the Environmental Finance Center provides innovative and effective finance expertise to rural communities and farm operations to improve their understanding, development and implementation of strategies to resolve problems and issues of environmental protection and restoration.  Special areas of focus includes nutrient and sediment management, water quality, sustainability, and renewable energy demonstration projects.

 

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Air Quality

Along with harming human health, air pollution can cause a variety of environmental effects such as: acid rain, eutrophication, haze, effects on wildlife, ozone depletion, crop and forest damage, and global climate change.


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Delaware Agricultural Financing Workshop

The Environmental Finance Center (EFC) invites Delaware farms to a FREE event to discover information and resources to fund effective agricultural best management practices that can improve water quality while also offering benefits to your operation.

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EFCN Releases New Report: "Green Infrastructure in the Mid-South"

On behalf of the Environmental Finance Center Network (EFCN) through the Capacity Building for Sustainable Communities program, this report presents recommendations for implementing and financing green infrastructure elements of the Mid-South Regional Greenprint Vision Plan so that the region can enhance water quality while simultaneously extending its network of trails for recreation, active transportation, public health, and other community benefits.

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New Stormwater Analysis Released for The Town of Federalsburg, Maryland

Engineering Students from the A. J. Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland at College Park conducted field investigations to confirm the location and sizes of the existing stormwater system structures and pipes.  The students collected the data in order to develop a Master Stormwater Plan.

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Maryland Clean Car Clinic Program

The Maryland Clean Car Clinic program is an effort to educate the public on the benefits of keeping a vehicle well maintained. These free clinics provide motorists with the opportunity to have their vehicles inspected by an accredited automotive technician and learn ways to maintain their cars to keep them running cleanly, thereby reducing costly repairs and extending the life of the vehicle.

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Manure-to-Energy Initiative

The goal of the Manure to Energy Initiative (M2E) is to develop and vet options for poultry farmers which increase their net revenue and reduce sediment and nutrient movement to local waters and the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.  M2E is leading 5 demonstration projects which employ different hybrid gasification technologies at farm-scale to convert poultry litter to heat and/or electrical energy.  The co-product is ash which is rich in P and K, and being examined in fertilizer compositions.  Three demonstration projects are identified in the Delmarva Peninsula, one each in DE, MD and VA. There is a project in Pennsylvania's Lancaster County and one Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.  Three projects will produce heat: two projects will produce heat and electricity.

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Did You Know?

During the 23rd Annual Potomac River Watershed Clean-up 48.4 tons of dispoable beverage containers were collected.

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