The Maryland Water Monitoring Council organizes the Maryland Streams Roundtable to foster collaboration and cooperation among the many and varied groups sampling streams throughout Maryland. This gathering provides an excellent opportunity to learn where monitoring is being done and what's being sampled. The Roundtable is intended for professionals, non-profit organizations, and academic institutions monitoring streams. It serves as an opportunity for agencies, academic institutions, and groups to share what and where sampling will be done every year.
The 11th Annual Roundtable will be held from 9:30 AM until 4:00 PM at the USGS Water Science Center near UMBC (Catonsville). There's plenty of free parking but conference room space is limited. If capacity is reached, preference will be given to those people giving presentations on their monitoring locations. Lunch will be on your own. Registration for the Roundtable is free, but please RSVP to Andy Becker (firstname.lastname@example.org); before C.O.B. Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 and indicate whom from your organization will give a presentation. Active participation from all groups in attendance is vital to the success of the Roundtable.
The agenda will include brief presentations by agencies and groups monitoring freshwater streams throughout Maryland. Presentations will include study design, parameters sampled, and the types and locations of stream monitoring activities planned for 2018. There will also be plenty of time for discussion and questions. If you would like your 2018 sampling sites added to a BIG MAP (see examples below from previous Roundtables), download and complete the data template available HERE with the required information for each site. Email the completed spreadsheet to Andy Becker at KCI Technologies (see above). Send Andy your map-able data no later than close of business on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018. Your sampling points will be displayed to locate areas of overlap and identify potential opportunities for collaboration.
The Tenth Annual Stream Monitoring Roundtable was held at the USGS Water Science Center on February 10, 2017. About 53 people attended and there were 23 presentations by staff from agencies, consulting firms, academic institutions and NGOs. Tom Jordan (Smithsonian Environmental Research Center) provided a very enlightening lunchtime presentation on 40 years of nutrient monitoring in local Anne Arundel County streams.
The map below was generated for the 2017 Roundtable. It will remain online and may be used to locate areas of overlap and identify potential opportunities for collaboration.
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The Water Science Center has plenty of free parking. Registrants are on their own for lunch but drinks will be provided by Maryland Water Monitoring Council.
The 9th Annual Maryland Stream Monitoring Roundtable took place on February 19, 2016 at the USGS Water Science Center in Catonsville. There were 46 in attendance. Mary Kay Foley, the Center's Director, kicked off the gathering by welcoming all. During lunch, Steve Harrison and Ian Smith (UMCES) discussed a new effort to monitor the effectiveness of several stream restoration projects and Michael Williams (SERC) focused on a restoration project in the Rock Creek Watershed. There were 24 presentations. Andy Becker (KCI) and Matt Stover (MDE) collaborated to produce an online map of all submitted point data for 2016 monitoring. This map (below) was used to locate areas of overlap and identify potential opportunities for collaboration. The map will be updated annually. Here is the 2016 agenda. Click on a title to view the presentation.
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