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AWRA 2018 Annual Water Resources Conference
November 4-8, 2018
Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD
Technical Field Trip #2
Charm City Urban Watershed and Stormwater Tour
Visit sites from the Baltimore Ecosystem Study and other Stormwater Highlights
Sunday, Nov. 4
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost - $65 / Register by Oct. 15
(limited to 50 people)
First, visit the most urban of the national long-term watershed studies. Learn about the Baltimore Ecosystem Study and visit some of the six nested watersheds with USGS discharge and multiple water quality sensors. Visit both control sites as well as a recent stream restoration site in one of the headwaters. After a stop for lunch (on your own) at R. House food hall, the tour will then proceed to southeastern Baltimore to see the work that the local watershed group, Blue Water Baltimore, and others have done to address urban water quality, including green streets, blue alleys, and floating wetlands, and the soon to be famous Mr. Trash Wheel. Attendees will observe the challenges, constraints, successes, and lessons learned related to watershed restoration efforts in challenging urban contexts. Weather-appropriate clothing and footwear is suggested.
8:00 am – 9:00 am: Classroom time at hotel to learn about the Baltimore Ecosystem Study.
9:00 am – 9:30 am: Travel to control site (location)
9:30 am – 10:00 am: Visit control site.
10:00 am – 10:15 am: Travel to stream restoration site (location)
10:15 am – 11:15 am: Visit control site.
11:15 am – 11:45 am: Travel to lunch location (R. House)
11:45 am – 12:45 pm: Lunch on own
12:45 pm – 1:00 pm: Travel to Blue Water Baltimore
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Blue Water Baltimore presentation
1:30 pm – 1:45 pm: Travel to Southeast Baltimore
1:45 pm – 3:30 pm: Visit BMP installations - Bioretention, Permeable Pavement, Trash Wheel
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Return to Hotel