ACES Conference:A Community on Ecosystem Services
December 13th, 2021
December 13-16, 2021 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Ponita Springs, Florida. More information available at ACES.
National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference
July 18th, 2021
The conference will be held July 18 – 21, 2021 in Raleigh, NC. This event offers informal forums, group discussions, interactive and educational sessions, networking opportunities, mini-workshops, posters, exhibits, and field trips, a “must attend” for those involved in mitigation, conservation, and ecosystem banking, and related ecosystem services markets. Early Registration begins April 30th. Register here.
Idaho Introducing Legislation to Establish a Voluntary WQT Program
February 08th, 2021
The Idaho House Environment, Energy & Technology Committee voted to introduce legislation to create a voluntary water-quality trading program (House Bill 99). See House Bill 99 here and more information at The Capital Press.
Maryland Tackling Stormwater with First-of-its-kind Partnership
September 29th, 2020
Opti has created a new public-private partnership to benefit the Chesapeake Bay watershed through advanced stormwater control technology. In November 2019, a joint venture between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region III, Walmart, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Opti Development Partners LLC was announced to help reduce pollutants and curb local flooding in Maryland. More information at Waste Today Magazine.
First Water Quality Trade with Oyster Investments in Maryland
May 12th, 2020
Baltimore's Convention Center (Maryland) has purchased four pounds of nutrient credits to offset impact of removing oysters with prceeds going back to Orchard Point Oyster Co and Blue Oyster Environmental, who brokered the deal. More information at Chesapeake Bay Magazine.
The Fox Canyon Water Market: A Market-Based Tool for Groundwater Conservation Goes Live
May 11th, 2020
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) used a $1.8 million Conservation Innovation Grant from USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to develop the Fox Canyon Water Market, a market-driven apporach to reduce groundwater pumping. More informationa at USDA's blog.
Maryland Highway Administration Piloting Nutrient Credit Exchanges for Education
April 29th, 2020
The Maryland Department of Transportation is seeking to meet part of their MS4 permit by recieving nutrient credits for education through a pilot program with the Baltimore-based Living Classrooms Foundations. More information at Capital Gazette.