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Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS)
Summary: The Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) is a local, 501(c)(3) non-profit environmental organization that is working to protect and restore the Anacostia River and its watershed. AWS seeks to fulfill its mandate of a swimmable and fishable river through its programs of education, action and advocacy.
Provided by: Anacostia Watershed Society
URL: http://www.anacostiaws.org
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
Keywords: Acid Rain, Agriculture, Air Quality/Pollution, Biodiversity, Birds, Combined Sewer Overflows, Conservation, Dredging, Drinking Water, Ecosystems, Education Materials, Effluent, Endangered Species, Erosion, Estuaries, Eutrophication, Fish, Floods, Forestry, Groundwater, Habitat Loss, Hazardous Waste, Land Use, Laws/Legislation, Monitoring, Nonpoint Source Pollution/Polluted Runoff, Nutrients/Nutrient Loading, Parks, Pesticides, Plants, Point Source Pollution, Pollution Prevention, Public Health, Recreation, Recycling, Regulations, Riparian Habitat, Rivers/Streams, Sediment, Stormwater, Toxic Substances, Turbidity, Urban Runoff, Volunteer Monitoring, Wastewater Treatment, Water Conservation, Water Quality/Pollution, Watershed Management, Wetlands, Wildlife
Map Themes: Use of watershed resources
Contact: Robert E. Boone
Contact Email: robert@anacostiaws.org
Contact Telephone: 301-699-6204
Last Updated: 11/21/2002 8:47:41 AM


Anacostia River
Provided by: US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.epa.gov/ecoplaces/ecosystems.pdf
Reference URL: http://www.epa.gov/ecoplaces/
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
Keywords: Combined Sewer Overflows, Fish, Habitat Loss, Nonpoint Source Pollution/Polluted Runoff, Stormwater, Toxic Substances
Contact: Jon Capacasa
Contact Telephone: (215) 597-6529
Last Updated: 2/8/2008 11:29:39 AM


Biological Monitoring Program Design to Address Questions at Multiple Geographic Scales
Provided by: Watershed 96
URL: http://www.epa.gov/OWOW/watershed/Proceed/proceed96all.pdf
Reference URL: http://www.epa.gov/OWOW/watershed/Proceed/
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
Keywords: Monitoring, Volunteer Monitoring, Water Quality/Pollution, Watershed Management
Contact: Sharon Meigs
Last Updated: 2/8/2008 2:27:41 PM


Brinkley Manor Run: A Case Study in Geomorphologically-Based Stream Restoration Design in Prince George's County, Maryland
Summary: Stream restorations using fundamental principles of fluvial geomorphology and natural materials are being increasingly and successfully implemented across the country. Properly applied, the new techniques result in restorations which are not only less expensive than those using conventional armoring methods, but are properly sized and configured to ensure stability, natural appearance, habitat value, and equilibrium in the sediment transport and depositional patterns. Located within the Washington, DC Metropolitan area, Prince George's County, Maryland is developing a stream restoration program incorporating these new approaches within an overall framework of comprehensive watershed management. This will facilitate the County's efforts to improve environmental quality and integrity, achieve the goal of sustainable uses of natural resources, and encourage economic revitalization. Uncontrolled storm water runoff has had a great impact on the historically rich streams of Prince George's County. Many of the County's streams are in the process of downcutting and widening, resulting in lost or impaired habitat and eroding property, which in some cases threatens homes as well. Stream restoration in urban and suburban settings often poses special challenges due to significant constraints including private property encroachment, proximity of structures, wetland and forest disturbance, access, and conflict with utilities. Brinkley Manor Run is an example of an actively degrading stream in a residential area and was selected as a pilot project. The objective was to apply the most current techniques of stream restoration to determine if a new channel could be designed to fit the existing constraints and meet geomorphological stability criteria. A geomorphologically-based approach has been utilized in analyzing and designing a restoration plan for this stream. Lessons learned in dealing with the all too familiar problems and constraints encountered in this case study will help Prince George's County implement similar measures countywide.
Provided by: Watershed 96
URL: http://www.epa.gov/OWOW/watershed/Proceed/proceed96all.pdf
Reference URL: http://www.epa.gov/OWOW/watershed/Proceed/
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
Keywords: Monitoring, Sediment, Stormwater
Contact: Mow-Soung Cheng
Contact Email:
Last Updated: 2/8/2008 3:18:09 PM


Chesapeake Bay Program
Summary: The Chesapeake Bay Program is the unique regional partnership that's been directing and conducting the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay since the signing of the historic 1983 Chesapeake Bay Agreement. The Chesapeake Bay Program partners include the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia; the District of Columbia; the Chesapeake Bay Commission, a tri-state legislative body; the Environmental Protection Agency, representing the federal government; and participating advisory groups. As the largest estuary in the United States and one of the most productive in the world, the Chesapeake was this nation's first estuary targeted for restoration and protection. In the late 1970s, scientific and estuarine research on the Bay pinpointed three areas requiring immediate attention: nutrient over-enrichment, dwindling underwater Bay grasses and toxic pollution. Once the initial research was completed, the Bay Program evolved as the means to restore this exceptionally valuable resource. Since its inception in 1983, the Bay Program's highest priority has been the restoration of the Bay's living resources- its finfish, shellfish, Bay grasses, and other aquatic life and wildlife. Improvements include fisheries and habitat restoration, recovery of Bay grasses, nutrient and toxic reductions, and significant advances in estuarine science.
Provided by: Chesapeake Bay Program Office
URL: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): District Of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia
Keywords: Agriculture, Air Quality/Pollution, Birds, Coasts, Ecosystems, Education Materials, Estuaries, Eutrophication, Fish, Habitat Loss, Land Use, Monitoring, Nonpoint Source Pollution/Polluted Runoff, Nutrients/Nutrient Loading, Oceans, Point Source Pollution, Public Health, Recreation, Riparian Habitat, Rivers/Streams, Science Projects, Shellfish, Water Quality/Pollution, Watershed Management, Wetlands, Wildlife
Contact: Amy Froice
Contact Email: amy@aard-res.com
Contact Telephone: (800) YOUR-BAY
Last Updated: 10/24/2002 2:41:40 PM


Developing an Applied System of Ecological Indicators for Measuring Restoration Progress in an Urban Watershed
Provided by: Watershed 96
URL: http://www.epa.gov/OWOW/watershed/Proceed/proceed96all.pdf
Reference URL: http://www.epa.gov/OWOW/watershed/Proceed/
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
Keywords: Ecosystems, Monitoring, Watershed Management
Contact: Andrew Warner
Last Updated: 2/8/2008 3:00:58 PM


Eyes of Paint Branch
Provided by: Eyes of Paint Branch
URL: http://www.eopb.org/
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
Keywords: Conservation, Ecosystems, Fish, Volunteer Monitoring
Contact: Lewis Kozlosky
Contact Email: rokhed@erols.com
Last Updated: 11/26/2002 3:15:38 PM


Fairfax ReLeaf
Summary: Fairfax ReLeaf is an independent, non-profit, 501(c)3, organization of volunteers who plant and preserve trees, improve community appearance, and restore habitat on public and commons lands in Northern Virginia. Fairfax Releaf serves as a practical laboratory for assessing techniques to integrate development and the environment in one of the most rapidly changing forest/urban interface areas in the country. What we discover here today may help you tomorrow.
Provided by: Fairfax ReLeaf
URL: http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/5663/
Reference URL: http://dc.yahoo.com/Community/Environment_and_Nature/Organizations/
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
State(s): Virginia
Keywords: Conservation, Forestry, Habitat Loss, Plants, Recreation, Volunteer Monitoring
Contact: Fairfax ReLeaf
Contact Email: trees@fairfaxreleaf.org
Contact Telephone: (703) 324-1409
Last Updated: 9/18/2002 7:10:42 AM


Funding Mechanisms for a Watershed Management Program
Provided by: Watershed 96
URL: http://www.epa.gov/OWOW/watershed/Proceed/proceed96all.pdf
Reference URL: http://www.epa.gov/OWOW/watershed/Proceed/
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
Keywords: Air Quality/Pollution, Floods, Monitoring, Nonpoint Source Pollution/Polluted Runoff, Pollution Prevention, Stormwater, Water Quality/Pollution
Contact: Oscar Guzman
Last Updated: 2/8/2008 2:49:57 PM


Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin
Summary: The Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin was established under interstate compact and by an Act of Congress in 1940. Members of the Commission are the signatories to the compact (Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia) and the federal government.
Provided by: Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin
URL: http://www.potomacriver.org/
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
Keywords: Drinking Water, Rivers/Streams, Water Quality/Pollution
Contact: Curtis Dalpra
Contact Email: cdalpra@potomac-commission.org
Contact Telephone: (301) 984-1908
Last Updated: 10/29/2002 4:36:38 PM


Maryland Biological Stream Survey Potomac Washington Metropolitan Basin Fact Sheet
Summary: The Maryland Biological Stream Survey developed as a response to questions raised by the Maryland Synoptic Stream Survey of 1987 (see "Acid Deposition" pages for full discussion) and the MBSS Pilot Study of 1993. Broadly stated, the MBSS was designed to take periodic snapshots of our streams, identify our best and worst areas, find out what caused them to become bad or stay healthy, and help target streams and watersheds for protection, restoration, or both. In short, the MBSS provides information critical to managing our aquatic resources, including the Chesapeake Bay.
Provided by: MD DNR
URL: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/streams/pubs/potomacwashingtonmetro.pdf
Reference URL: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/streams/mbss/mbss_fs_table.html
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
State(s): Maryland
Keywords: Biodiversity, Rivers/Streams, Water Quality/Pollution, Watershed Management
Last Updated: 1/23/2003 4:25:01 PM


Montgomery County, MD Coutywide Stream Protection Strategy
Summary: Montgomery County Maryland Department of Environmental Protection put together a site on the county wide conditions of its streams. Data was collected through the counties biological monitoring propgram. This site offers assessments of all of the counties streams as well as maps of the conditions.
Provided by: Montgomery County, MD Department of Environmental Protection
URL: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/deptmpl.asp?url=/content/dep/CSPS/index.asp
Reference URL: http://www.co.mo.md.us/dep/
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
Keywords: Conservation, Fish, Land Use, Monitoring, Rivers/Streams, Water Quality/Pollution, Watershed Management
Contact: Chris Bingley
Contact Email: chris.bingley@co.mo.md.us
Contact Telephone: (301)217-2389
Last Updated: 2/21/2008 1:24:43 PM


National Capital Area (NCA) Municipal Solid Waste Initiative
Provided by: US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.epa.gov/ecoplaces/ecosystems.pdf
Reference URL: http://www.epa.gov/ecoplaces/
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
Keywords: Recycling
Contact: Deborah Gallman
Contact Email:
Contact Telephone: (202) 260-4683
Last Updated: 2/8/2008 12:55:53 PM


Potomac Conservancy - C & O Canal Page
Summary: Through a unique cooperative work agreement with the C&O Canal Historical Park, the Potomac Conservancy became the lead organization that coordinated the efforts of over 1,000 volunteers and forty local companies. What should have been a successful six-month project though, was turned into a successful, year-long project as the second flood in September washed away much of what had been repaired from the January flood. When all was said and done, the Conservancy had restored the C&O Canal towpath from lock 5 to lock 10 and rebuilt the devastated Olmsted Island bridges... twice!
Provided by: Potomac Conservancy
URL: http://www.canal.com
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
Keywords: Conservation, Floods, Recreation
Contact: Richard Fox
Last Updated: 11/26/2002 3:27:24 PM


Potomac Watershed Partnership
Summary: Clear space Working to Restore the Nation's River Draining a nine-million-acre area including the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania, the Potomac River is the second-largest tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. The river crosses five geological provinces?portraying the diversity of eastern forest ecosystems?and is affected by nearly 5 million residents. Their actions today will determine the health of the watershed tomorrow. This web site offers an introduction to the Partnership, the watershed, and the main resource issues surrounding it.
Provided by: Mountain Visions
URL: http://www.potomacwatershed.net/
Reference URL: http://www.interactivewatersheds.net/uswtrmap.html
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
State(s): Maryland
Keywords: Water Quality/Pollution, Watershed Management
Contact: Alison McKechie
Contact Email: potomacpartnership@msn.com
Contact Telephone: 703-222-6154
Last Updated: 12/5/2002 1:14:08 PM


Prince William County Ecosystem Project
Summary: Size and location: Prince William County is located in northern Virginia, southwest of Washington, DC. Major environmental problems: Urban growth, increased impervious surface, and associated environmental degradation. The county's population grew more than 40 percent during the 1980s. Now at 1/4 million residents, the county continues to exhibit steady growth
Provided by: US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.epa.gov/ecoplaces/ecosystems.pdf
Reference URL: http://www.epa.gov/ecoplaces/
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
Keywords: Monitoring, Pollution Prevention, Stormwater, Watershed Management, Wetlands
Contact: Art Springarn
Contact Email:
Contact Telephone: (215) 597-3360
Last Updated: 2/8/2008 12:54:00 PM


Response of Stream Macroinvertebrates and Water Quality to Varying Degrees of Watershed Suburbanization in Northern Virginia
Provided by: Watershed 96
URL: http://www.epa.gov/OWOW/watershed/Proceed/proceed96all.pdf
Reference URL: http://www.epa.gov/OWOW/watershed/Proceed/
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
Keywords: Habitat Loss, Land Use, Monitoring, Nonpoint Source Pollution/Polluted Runoff, Nutrients/Nutrient Loading, Pesticides, Riparian Habitat, Stormwater, Toxic Substances, Urban Runoff, Water Quality/Pollution, Watershed Management
Contact: R. Christian Jones
Last Updated: 2/8/2008 2:33:54 PM


Section 319 Nonpoint Source Success Stories: District of Columbia
Provided by: US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.epa.gov/owow/nps/Section319I/DC.html
Reference URL: http://www.epa.gov/owow/nps/Section319I/
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
Keywords: Nonpoint Source Pollution/Polluted Runoff, Stormwater
Contact: Amy Gambrills
Contact Telephone: 202 260-7085
Last Updated: 3/21/2008 2:14:17 PM


Sligo Creek Wetlands Map
Summary: http://www.anacostia.net/maps/ana_sligo_wetlands.htm
Provided by: pinecrest,fosc.
URL: http://www.anacostia.net/maps/ana_sligo_wetlands.htm
Reference URL:
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
State(s): Maryland
Keywords: Rivers/Streams
Map Themes: Response-Local Community
Contact: nellie moxley/thorne
Contact Email: saveourstreams@cs.com
Contact Telephone: 3012705134
Last Updated: 11/21/2002 2:41:30 PM


Upper Sligo Creek: An Integrated Approach to Urban Stream Restoration
Summary: The restoration of degraded urban streams to near pre-development conditions is both a formidable and expensive challenge. Upper Sligo Creek is a typical degraded 3rd order Piedmont stream which flows though an older suburban area located in Montgomery County, Maryland. Since 1989 an interagency effort, as part of a larger Anacostia River restoration initiative, has been underway to restore 7.5 km of the stream and its environs. The restoration strategy has consisted of the comprehensive employment of stormwater retrofits, structural stream habitat creation and rehabilitation, riparian reforestation, wetland construction and native fish and amphibian reintroductions. A wide variety of fish habitat enhancement structures, such as rootwads, stone wing deflectors, log drop structures, boulder placement, brush bundles, etc. were employed. The project was performed in three phases. Biomonitoring of fish and macroinvertebrates was conducted before, during and after each construction phase of the project. In addition, physical habitat, hydrological and chemical conditions were monitored in the last phase. The number of fish species living in the system has risen from a low of three in 1988 to 27 in 1995. Monitoring results were used to adjust fish stocking strategies, document recruitment success, and to help critique the overall success of the restoration effort. The restoration of the Upper Sligo Creek stream system exemplifies the basic subwatershed restoration approach being employed throughout much of the 400 kmē Anacostia River watershed (Figure 1). Functional changes which each subwatershed had experienced were evaluated and appropriate stormwater retrofits and stream restoration alternatives were identified. Candidate stream restoration sites were linked directly with an upstream stormwater retrofit project. Restoration of in-stream habitat did not occur until after upstream stormwater controls became operational. Extended detention wetpond/marsh systems were selected on the basis of their proven ability to reduce pollutant loads and stream channel erosion problems and to create additional wildlife habitat. Additional restoration measures included riparian reforestation, artificial wetland and vernal pool creation and the employment of parallel pipe storm drain systems. These measures were used to replace lost or damaged functional components of the ecosystem. The ultimate goals of this $2 million demonstration project in the Upper Sligo Creek system were to improve the aquatic and riparian conditions, increase fish and wildlife habitat, create refugia for reintroduced native fish species and improve the community value and use of the resource.
Provided by: Watershed 96
URL: http://www.epa.gov/OWOW/watershed/Proceed/proceed96all.pdf
Reference URL: http://www.epa.gov/OWOW/watershed/Proceed/
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
Keywords: Fish, Monitoring, Riparian Habitat, Rivers/Streams, Watershed Management
Contact: John Galli
Last Updated: 2/8/2008 3:19:11 PM


US Army Corps of Engineers-Baltimore District
Provided by: US Army Corps of Engineers
URL: http://www.nab.usace.army.mil/
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
Keywords: Dams, Floods, Recreation, Wetlands
Contact: Water Control and Quality Section
Contact Telephone: (410) 962-4893
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:30:52 PM



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