Third Maryland Streams Symposium and Mid-Atlantic Volunteer Monitoring Conference

Dan Boward   (Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources)

Here's a reminder that the Third Maryland Streams Symposium and Mid-Atlantic Volunteer Monitoring Conference will be held August 10–13, 2011 at Carroll Community College near Westminster, MD. Come on out to bucolic Carroll County, Maryland for four days that will be chock full of informative presentations, hands-on field trips and interactive workshops. Our diverse themed sessions include Stream Geomorphology, Volunteers in the Chesapeake Bay, Marcellus Shale, Making Your Voice Heard, Foreign Invaders, Sustainability and Healthy Watersheds, Stream Biodiversity, and Volunteer Monitoring Success Stories.

Since we're teaming up with the Mid-Atlantic Volunteer Monitoring Conference, you'll be able to mingle with colleagues from Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, the District of Columbia and Delaware. This is an excellent opportunity to share your experiences and knowledge, make some new connections, and hopefully learn something new that will benefit you and your organization.

Details can be found at — including a Registration Form, Frequently Asked Questions, and Call for Papers/Posters. And thanks to financial support from the US EPA, we're keeping this VERY affordable. Where else can you enjoy a four-day conference (lunch included) for the cost of an oil change ($35)?

You're encouraged to give a talk or present a poster! We also have plenty of space for display tables and exhibits (no extra charge). Please note that the deadline for submission of talk titles, abstracts/overview, and a speaker biography is July 15, 2011. Early bird registration ends July 29.

The event is open to everyone. Professionals, volunteers, concerned citizens, educators, and students are all encouraged to attend. Vendor space is available for a modest fee.

Please spread the word!

Don't hesitate to call or email if you have questions.

See you in August!


Dan Boward
Executive Secretary; Maryland Water Monitoring Council
Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources
580 Taylor Ave.; C-2
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
(410) 260-8605