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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EFCís Agricultural and Urban Stormwater Financing Forums

Register NOW for the Pennsylvania Agricultural Lenders Roundtable Discussion on September 17th in Wysox, PA.

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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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Stormwater Financing and Outreach

Like all infrastructure, stormwater management systems require long-term care and maintenance. The Stormwater Financing and Outreach Unit was created to address communities` stormwater financing questions and help craft a strategy that best meets local needs.

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Warrington seeks help with picking properties

Click HERE to view The Intelligencer article by Peg Quann citing the EFC`s work in Warrington, Pennsylvania.

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Oxford, Maryland Addresses Climate Change at Local Level

Click HERE to view an article in the International Policy Digest citing the EFC`s work in Oxford, Maryland.

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Bradford County, Pennsylvania, Agricultural Financing Workshops

The Environmental Finance Center (EFC) invites Pennsylvania bankers and farmers to two FREE events 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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EFC Hosts Successful Agricultural Financing Workshop in DE

Our agricultural financing workshop in Harrington, Delaware, was a great success! The event had a significant turnout of farmers, private and public agricultural funders, state and local agencies, and other agricultural representatives. More agricultural financing workshops in Pennsylvania are upcoming later in 2014.

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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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