News & Events
On October 27 and 28, 2015, the Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland and the Syracuse Environmental Finance Center hosted a first-of-its-kind Green Infrastructure Learning Lab in College Park, MD. This event was designed to build on the Green Infrastructure Summits offered over the past two years which promoted peer-to-peer exchange among communities of all sizes as they grapple with local stormwater management requirements and goals across the country. The Green Infrastructure Learning Lab continued this type of exchange, but then connected communities with the tools, resources, and experiences of the Green Infrastructure Collaborative, a number of nonprofit organizations and associations working on these issues. This event would not have been possible without the generous support of the US EPA and sponsors like the American Society of Landscape Architects, Amigos de los Rios, and the Low Impact Development Center.
Presentations now posted here.
A nearly yearlong effort of collecting information on St. Michaels’ stormwater and flooding issues is over, and the findings were presented to the St. Michaels commissioners on Oct. 14, 2105, as reported in this Star Democrat newspaper article.
Twelve municipalities achieved Sustainable Maryland Certified (SMC) status for 2015, including four that were re-certified for the first time in program history. The certifications were bestowed at the Sustainable Maryland Awards during the annual Maryland Municipal League Conference on October 27 in Cambridge, Maryland.
The Environmental Finance Center (EFC) at the University of Maryland announced today the appointment of Dan Nees, former EFC Senior Research Associate, as its new center director. In this position, Nees will lead the efforts of the EFC to provide technical assistance directly to communities on financing issues related to environmental protection activities.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected the University of Maryland as the recipient of a six-year award to expand the work of the university’s Environmental Finance Center (EFC). The grant, one of only nine awarded nation-wide, will allow the center to develop new financing initiatives that span a wide environmental spectrum, from sustainability and green infrastructure to climate and energy issues.