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Watershed Improvement Network Meeting

March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


March 16
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Miller Branch Library
9421 Frederick Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042 United States

Howard County’s Water­shed Improve­ment Net­work (WIN) meets twice a year to learn about local water­shed pro­tec­tion and share infor­ma­tion on upcom­ing water­shed projects.  The next meet­ing is Fri­day, March 16, 1–3 at Miller Library.

The meet­ing will fea­ture a Bill Mahoney, from the Howard County Office of Com­mu­nity Sus­tain­abil­ity, speak­ing abut the County’s Green Infra­struc­ture Network:
 The Green Infra­struc­ture Net­work (GIN) con­sists of large nat­ural areas known as “hubs,” which are con­nected by “cor­ri­dors.” Together, these con­nected ecosys­tems pro­vide for plants and ani­mals but also pro­vide ser­vices to the human com­mu­nity — such as clean­ing air and water, con­trol­ling pests, mit­i­gat­ing floods, pol­li­nat­ing crops, and pro­vid­ing recre­ational oppor­tu­ni­ties. The eco­nomic value of these ser­vices total well into the bil­lions of dol­lars per year in Mary­land alone. These naturally-occurring ser­vices are bet­ter pro­vided when ecosys­tems are con­nected, giv­ing us a land­scape wide value which the Green Infra­struc­ture Net­work aims to pre­serve and enhance.
We will then have time for short updates about local water­shed projects. If you wish to speak at the meet­ing, sim­ply sign up when you arrive.  2–3 minute updates for each per­son gives us the oppor­tu­nity to hear from as many folks as we can.
After the updates, we have set aside time for open net­work­ing.  You will prob­a­bly hear some­thing dur­ing the meet­ing that you want to fol­low up with!
For more info on WIN, visit their web­page.


Green Tip

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