Maryland's Surf Your Watershed
All information you provide on this form is for the use of MD DNR to enable us to
serve you more efficiently and to provide you with information about Maryland's watersheds.
It is public information and may be shared with non-governmental third parties and is
open for public inspection. You have the right to inspect, amend or correct the personal
records you give us on this form. To do so please contact Kevin Coyne at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at
What is Maryland's "Surf Your Watershed"?
The Surf Your Watershed project is a cooperative effort involving the Maryland Departments of Environment (MDE) and Natural Resources (DNR) to "catalog" important environmental, socioeconomic, and programmatic information on a watershed basis. The goal of the project is to develop a data base in which natural resources and biological information (including hydrologic, hydraulic, and water quality); bibliographic references; contacts, programs and activity descriptions; and other data can coexist and be easily obtained for watershed management, planning, and natural resource conservation programs and projects.
What types of information will be included?
Currently there are four primary areas of activity for Surf Your Watershed: (1) the development of watershed level indicators that characterize the conditions of Maryland's watershed from environmental and socioeconomic perspectives; (2) the cataloging of important DNR and MDE sponsored research and assessment efforts by watershed; (3) the identification of public and private stakeholder groups at work within watersheds; and (4) the description of specific DNR and natural resource projects within watersheds.
How will the information be organized?
The information contained in the data base will be cataloged to one or more of Maryland's "8 digit" watershed cataloging units. These units, of which there are 138 statewide, provide the organizing framework for information contained in the State's Unified Watershed Assessment, 305B Report , and other statewide and regional efforts.
Who is it intended to benefit?
State and local planning agencies, natural resource and environmental managers, tributary teams, watershed and environmental groups and the public can all benefit from having access to a single, comprehensive source of important natural resource and socioeconomic information.
How can I help?
You can help by providing feedback on the types of information you would like to see included by filling out the following questionnaire.
THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT!!!