Free

Water Quality & Agriculture in the Choptank Watershed

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Public Hearing Room #110

403 S. Seventh Street

Denton, MD 21629

View Map

Event description

Description

Please join us to learn about research that scientists from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science have been conducting over the past six years with Delmarva farmers to test the effectiveness of agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs) in the Choptank Basin. Our project will end in December, and we will host a half-day technical meeting to summarize research findings, present farmer perceptions of BMPs, and provide our perspective of BMPs. We would appreciate your attendance and opinions on water quality and agricultural BMPs.

Our research project is called “People Land Water” to emphasize that people living and working on the land contribute to the quality of the water leaving the land. The goals of our research are: (1) to obtain the cooperation of farmers to add BMPs to four small watersheds with long-term monitoring, (2) to evaluate farmers’ attitudes towards BMPs and water quality, (3) to examine the economic efficiency of BMPs, and (4) to test the biogeochemical efficiency of BMPs to retain N, P, and soil on farms and out of groundwater and streams.

The half-day technical meeting will be on Friday August 9, 2019, 1-5 pm in Public Hearing Room #110 of the Caroline County government offices in Denton MD (403 S. 7th Street, Denton MD 21629). Parking is available around the building. The meeting agenda will include information on impediments to BMP implementation, a farmer panel reflecting their perspective on BMPs and water quality, and results of our water quality monitoring on farms where BMPs are installed, at intermediate streams draining several farms, and at the watershed outlets.

This meeting is an important element of our research project. We will provide you with the information that we have gathered on the people living and working on the land, and the water quality of these four heavily monitored agricultural watersheds. Please add this event to your calendar and join us for discussions of our project results. A formal agenda and additional information will be available in the next few weeks.

For more information, contact Anne (410-221-8238 or abgust@umces.edu).

People Land Water Science Team: Tom Fisher, Rebecca Fox, Kalla Kvalnes, Anne Gustafson, Erika Koontz, Jim Lewis, Jon Winsten

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Public Hearing Room #110

403 S. Seventh Street

Denton, MD 21629

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved