August 10-13, 2011
Thanks to all who attended Third Maryland Streams Symposium and Mid-Atlantic Volunteer Monitoring Conference! This year, we teamed up with our colleagues in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia to bring you some exciting events. The theme of the Volunteer Conference was Sustaining Volunteer Involvement in Water Quality Management: Key Roles to Play in Critical Environmental Issues. The four days included plenary sessions, informative presentations, hands-on workshops and field trips to local streams. Lots of folks learned about state-of-the-art stream restoration techniques, got close and personal with their favorite freshwater fish, and Leared how they can get involved by talking and networking with members of watershed organizations. This event was sponsored by Maryland DNR, Carroll Community College, The Maryland Water Monitoring Council, U.S. EPA, and The Maryland Local Watershed Implementation Service.
Each day started with a plenary session (except Saturday) and the kickoff plenary session for the Volunteer Conference was held on Thursday, August 11th. Poster sessions, with authors in attendance, were held throughout the symposium and conference. There were plenty of displays from local and regional watershed associations, governmental agencies, and educational organizations.
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