After 2 years away, the Maryland Water Monitoring Council’s Streams Roundtable is back! On March 10th, the Council hosted a virtual gathering of state and county agencies, private contractors, and community organizations to share monitoring programs and plans in the state for 2022. With over 20 organizations sharing stream monitoring projects, the roundtable is always a great opportunity to see the state of monitoring and find out about exciting new projects happening.
The CMC team gave an overview of the many monitoring programs that we work with across the state, but a few CMC member groups, like Patapsco Heritage Greenway and the Antietam-Conococheague Watershed Alliance, were able to dive deeper and share the details of their program. The wrap up activity is always looking at the big map, where groups can find opportunities to work together and potentially reduce duplicated efforts. Because there are so many groups, each presentation is only 5 – 10 minutes, but if other CMC member groups in Maryland want to participate in the 2023 roundtable, we highly encourage it, as it is a great way to make connections about other efforts happening in your area.