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                               Toward a Better Future

            An Assessment of Phase Two Implementation Progress

Year 10 Progress Report for the Comprehensive Conservation & Management Plan

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CCMP Timeline:

   Phase 1 October 1999—September 2004

   Phase 2 October 2004 – September 2009

   Phase 3 October 2009 – September 2014

        Part of the National Estuary
Program, the Maryland Coastal Bays
Program is a cooperative effort between        Table of Contents:                                      Page
Worcester County, Berlin, Ocean City,
the State of Maryland and the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency which          Foreword........................................................... 3
have come together to produce the first
                                               Quantifiable Goals status .................................. 5
ever management plan for their bays.
Established in 1987 under the Clean            Year 10 Report Card......................................... 6
Water Act, the National Estuary
Program was developed to protect               CCMP Implementation Progress at the Goal Level
economically and environmentally
sensitive estuaries across the United          9   Water Quality ............................................... 7
States by engaging all user groups.
                                               O   Fish & Wildlife .............................................. 20
        The Maryland Coastal Bays
Program was established in 1995, and
the Comprehensive Conservation &
                                               .Recreation & Navigation ................................. 29
Management Plan (CCMP) was
approved in October 1999. The CCMP             Community & Economic Development ........ 37
contains four Action Plans for the long-
term restoration and protection of the        10 Year Implementation Graph ......................... 45
coastal bays: Water Quality (WQ), Fish
                                              Phase III Actions ............................................... 46
& Wildlife (FW), Recreation &
Navigation (RN), and Community & Economic Development (CE). These Action Plans serve as a blueprint
                                              List of acronyms................................................ 50
for the public agencies responsible for protecting the area’s natural resources and present a range of
strategies that ensure economic stability through environmental recovery and protection. Additionally, the
CCMP is a tool for citizens interested in the programmatic steps necessary to accomplish these goals.

        The Implementation Committee of the MCBP is ultimately responsible for implementing the
CCMP. This committee includes representatives of all local, state and federal government entities with the
authority and expertise necessary to realize the vision articulated in the management plan. Work sheets
from each partner serve as the foundation of the CCMP tracking system. Implementation Status, Gaps and
Roadblocks, and Comments for each action are collected from all partnering agencies. A consolidated
report of what is being accomplished and what obstacles exist allows all parties to be kept abreast of this
evolving program.

        Throughout Phase I and Phase 2, the Program has continued to measure the collective efforts of
citizen participation along with local, state, and federal involvement. This reflects the significant
contributions from MCBP partners and the continued commitment that is needed to restore and protect the
Coastal Bays watershed. These tracking exercises are an essential part of the management program
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review and evaluation process for each Estuary Program, and will continue to be conducted throughout the
implementation of the CCMP.

        Ten years of tracking the implementation of the CCMP, has yielded a great amount of information.
In an effort to better digest this information into a useful management tool, this report has been
summarized at the Goal level.

                      4 Plans                         Action Plans =         4    WQ     FW       RN    CE
                                                             Goals =        23    7      5        7     4
                     23 Goals                          Challenges =         73    19     25       13    16
                                                            Actions =      505    103    160      115   127
                                                   % Implementation               73%    53%      77%   55%
                  73 Challenges                       as of 2009

                   505 Actions

Purpose of these tracking reports;

      To measure the effectiveness of management actions and programs implemented under the
      Assist program managers to improve their programs by identifying current and emerging needs;
      Provide accountability to elected officials and the public relating to the progress toward estuary
      Help identify the programs and projects that are working well;
      To provide essential information that can be used to redirect and refocus the management plan.

     Because of the number and complexity of actions being undertaken in the CCMP, as well as the
 plan’s emphasis on long-term solutions, implementation is characterized in three, 5 year phases. MCBP
 has just completed Year 10 of Phase 2. This is a natural point in which to review our collective efforts
 and plan for future activities.

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In August 2004, the Policy Committee approved the following Quantifiable Goals for the
Coastal Bays:

 Goal #1: To demonstrate measurable progress toward de-listing waterbodies from the 303(d)
Impaired Waterbodies List. De-listing will be achieved through nutrient reductions cited in
TMDL estimates in the following sub watersheds by 2014
        30% N and 20% P in the St. Martin River
        30% N and 20% P in Herring and Turville Creeks
        50% N in Newport Bay

2009 update: Awaiting the comprehensive Coastal Bays TMDL determination to be made by
MDE. The Nutrient Reduction Action Strategy is attempting to document known reductions
in nutrient loadings (i.e. industrial wastewater treatment discharges, shoreline and ditch
retrofits, septic & sewer upgrades, etc.)

 Goal #2: To demonstrate measurable water clarity improvement by achieving median
chlorophyll a concentrations of <15 ug/L, at all monthly monitoring stations during the SAV
growing season (April through November) throughout the bays by 2014.

2009 update: The average of median values of chlorophyll a concentrations (collected
monthly over the entire year from 2004-2006) for all sites in the Coastal Bays, reveal that
Newport Bay (16.9 µg/L) and the St. Martin River (20.3 µg/L) exceed the quantifiable goal
while Sinepuxent (8.0 µg/L), Isle of Wight (6.5 µg/L), Chincoteague (8.6 µg/L) and
Assawoman (8.9 µg/L) Bays are below the 15 µg/L threshold. Source: 2004-2006 Water
Quality Index.

Goal #3: To achieve the full potential coverage of seagrasses throughout the bays by 2014.
 The potential coverage is currently being investigated through GIS analysis of bathymetric
maps, sediment distribution maps, photo interpretation of aerial surveys and historical photos.

2009 update: The MCBP Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee has estimated the
entire coastal bays potential sea grass habitat is 27,070 acres. Underwater seagrass
abundance in Maryland and Virginia's Coastal Bays increased by 17 percent last year, from
9,319 acres in 2007 to 10,916 acres in 2008.

Goal #4: Increase the amount of wetlands by 10,000 acres by 2014.

2009 update: Wetland acreage has proven to be perennially difficult to track. The best
estimate to date for gains in wetlands is 2,038 acres. Source: Shifting Sands, pg. 363

Goal #5: To demonstrate measurable progress in promoting marinas to voluntarily be
designated as a ―Clean Marina‖ (full service marina) or as a ―Clean Marina Partner‖ (some but
not all the services of a full service marina).

2009 update: Five local marinas are certified as “Clean Marinas” (Advanced, Bahia, OC
Fishing Center, Sunset and Ocean Pines). Additionally, the Assateague State Park is a
“Clean Marina Partner”. Source:

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ISSUES               FULL                              SUBSTANTIAL                    MODERATE            SOME                    MINIMAL
WATER                WQ 2 Decrease nutrient            WQ 1 Decrease nutrient
QUALITY              inputs from stormwater            inputs to groundwater.
                     runoff. (84%)                     (67%)
                     WQ 5 Reduce nutrient inputs       WQ 3 Decrease nutrient
Phase 1 64%
                     from point sources. (88%)         inputs from the atmosphere.
Phase 2 73%          WQ 6 Improve water clarity        (67%)
                     by reducing sediment inputs.      WQ 4 Decrease nutrient
                     (89%)                             inputs from agricultural
                     WQ 7 Decrease inputs of           sources. (71%)
                     toxic contaminants. (76%)

FISH &                                                 FW 1 Increase fish and         FW 3 Protect and    FW 4 Protect
WILDLIFE                                               shellfish species. (67%)       enhance wetlands    threatened and
                                                       FW 2 Enhance forest            to benefit water    endangered
Phase 1 44%                                            habitats to protect            quality,            species. (22%)
                                                       songbirds, other wildlife      waterfowl, and      FW 5 Limit
Phase 2 53%                                            and aquatic resources.         other wildlife.     impacts to native
                                                       (62%)                          (40%)               plants and
                                                                                                          animals from
                                                                                                          non-native and
                                                                                                          nuisance species.
RECREATION &         RN 1 Reduce the amount of         RN 2 Improve the
NAVIGATION           sand and sediment entering        management of navigation
                     the bays from the inlet. (75%)    and dredging in the bays.
Phase 1 67%          RN 4 Improve boating safety       (56%)
                     in the bays. (81%)                RN 3 Balance resource
Phase 2 77%          RN 5 Improve water based          protection with recreational
                     recreational opportunities and    use. (73%)
                     diversity of access to the bays   RN 6 Create guidelines for
                     and tributaries. (80%)            locating new facilities.
                     RN 7 Implement sustainable        (60%)
                     management practices at
                     harbors and marinas. (98%)
COMMUNITY &          CE 1 Educate and inform the       CE 2 Foster a community        CE 3 Manage the
ECONOMIC             population so it can make         consensus on the desired       watershed to
DEVELOPMENT          knowledgeable decisions           future condition of the        maximize
                     about what it wants for its       region as a vacation           economic
                     community and future. (75%)       destination, farming region,   benefits while
Phase 1 44%                                            resource protection are, &     minimizing
Phase 2 55%                                            retirement community.          negative resource
                                                       (72%)                          impacts. (38%)
                                                       CE 4 Enhance the level of
                                                       sustainability in land use
                                                       decision making. (55%)
Rating Scale
            Full:    Full Implementation completed or nearing completion (75 – 100%)                      This evaluation seeks to measure how
                                                                                                          items listed in this Progress Report
      Substantial:   Major progress has been made (50 – 74%)                                              stack up against the specific language
       Moderate:     Fair progress has been made (25 – 49%)                                               and intent of the CCMP. The
           Some:     Progress is beginning (10 – 24%)                                                     Implementation Committee partners
                                                                                                          provide the raw implementation status
        Minimal:     Very limited progress (0 – 9%)
                                                                                                          data and also review and edit the draft
                                                                                                          Progress Report.

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                                               CCMP Water Quality Goals

  9 Water Quality Section                  Partner Initiative & Activities
                                                                                            Current Gaps &            Ideas & Opportunities
           (7 total)                                                                          Roadblocks               for Further Progress

WQ Goal 1 – Decrease                As of 2009, approximately 353 private                   Tracking the nutrient       Nearly 5,000
Nutrient Inputs To                 septic systems have hooked into an existing          reduction activities that     pounds of nitrogen is
Groundwater From                   sewer service area. An additional 91 septic          have occurred in Wo.Co.       estimated to have been
Residential and Commercial         systems have been upgraded to incorporate            has been difficult. Better    reduced from the sewer
Land Uses.                         nitrogen reducing technology with funding from       coordination with county      & septic upgrades.
                                   the Bay Restoration Fund.                            staff would be extremely
Challenges:                                                                             helpful. This information
 WQ 1.1 Reduce failure                                                                  is imperative for the
 rate and inefficiency of           Nitrogen Reduction for Septic Systems              Nutrient Reduction                Need revision of
 on-site wastewater                          within the Critical Area                   Action Strategy.              the Septic Management
 treatment                         Effective October 2009, this law prohibits the
                                                                                                                      Areas to reflect soil
                                   installation and replacement of septic systems
 WQ 1.2 Update septic                                                                                                 characteristics.
                                   within the Chesapeake and Atlantic Bays
 system designs                                                                              There is no county
                                   Critical Area unless the new or replaced system
 WQ 1.3 Improve                                                                         staff available to
                                   utilizes the best available technology for
 understanding of                                                                       implement a pre-
                                   nitrogen removal. To offset the additional
 groundwater resource                                                                   treatment program.             Funds for retrofits
                                   expense, the law provides for financial
 WQ 1.4 Reduce                                                                                                        to failing systems are
                                   assistance or a tax deduction.
 excessive fertilization by                                                                                           available, with 3-10
 turf professionals                                                                                                   applicants receiving
                                      The County Water and Sewer Plan update is
 WQ 1.5 Reduce                                                                              State guidelines on      help each year. The
                                  currently being drafted. A final Plan is expected
 excessive fertilization by                                                             the use of 60 minute          state ―Linked Deposit‖
                                  to be provided to the County Commissioners in
 homeowners                                                                             percolation rates and         program is in place,
                                  Dec. 2009.
                                                                                        specifications on the         however, it is not
                                                                                        types of sand used for        embraced due to the
                                      Maryland HB 1141 requires that counties
Solution – Develop                                                                      septic fields need to be      cumbersome
                                  with zoning authority prepare a water resources       codified. MDE is not          paperwork. The ―flush-
incentives, advanced
                                  element. It must include information to address       willing to adopt these        tax‖ may be a better
technologies, and pretreatment
                                  adequate water, wastewater & stormwater               quidelines as regulation.     source of revenue in the
options to mitigate failing or
                                  management and supply to meet current and             Further discussion is         future.
antiquated wastewater
                                  future needs.                                         needed to block the
treatment systems and to
properly maintain existing                                                              impasse.                       Sanitarian
                                      In 2006, the MD Board of Public Works                                          inspection fees should
                                  approved a $320K grant for the Snug Harbor                                          be increased to support
                                  Sewer Extension. The Supplemental Assistance               Area of Special State   adequate staffing of
Draft Measure of Success          Program funds will provide for infrastructure to      Concern plan has not          Worcester County‘s
         Number of               collect & convey wastewater from 53 existing          been formally adopted         Environmental
          antiquated or failing   homes to the Assateague Point WWTP for                into the County Water         Programs division.
          systems replaced or     treatment & spray irrigation.                         and Sewer Plan.
         Results of                   Also in 2006, HB 558: Chesapeake Bay
          SEPTRAK tracking        Restoration Fund authorized funds to be used for
          of septic tank          grants or loans to repair or replace failing onsite
          maintenance.            sewage disposal systems. This first application
                                  by Wo. Co. was ranked the highest on the state
         Publication and         panel score resulting in a $1.1M grant. Funds
          dissemination of        have been used to install 4 large flow systems
          groundwater report      and up to 26 individual septic upgrades which
          results.                will reduce the amount of nitrogen by 5,206
         Number of grounds       pounds/year. This is equivalent to providing 240
          management              individual septic system upgrades.
          professionals using
          the Voluntary Golf          MCBP grants to the Univ. of MD CES
          Course Guidelines       include: $20K to research the causes of
          and complying with      widespread nitrogen increases (2008), $25K for
          record keeping          determining links between land use, nitrogen
          requirements.           inputs & biological impacts (2006), and $25K
         Number of citizens      for microbial source tracking of fecal coliform
          reached through         (2005).
          educational efforts.        Area of Special State Concern (ASSC) plan

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         Number of backyard   was completed in July 2002. This plan includes a
         BayScapes.           monitoring and maintenance program for all
Implementation Progress       septics and supports Worcester County‘s
Year 1- 21% Some              investigation of the feasibility of a central
Year 2- 30% Moderate          septage receiving facility to be located at the
Year 3- 40% Moderate          landfill.
Year 4- 47% Moderate                                                                  The SEPTRAK
Year 5- 49% Moderate               In 1998 MCBP began working with Wo.           computer system as of
                              Co. to improve individual septic system             2004 had crashed and the
Year 10- 56% Substantial      maintenance. A series of meeting with septic        program is no longer
                              haulers, homeowners and county personnel was        working. The sanitarian
                              held concurrently. The Program provided $7,700      laptop computer is
                              in funds for the purchase of SEPTRAK software       reportedly being used for
                              and for a laptop computer for county sanitarian     other purposes.
                              field use.

                                   SEPTRAK software was purchased and
                              installed to convert the paper septic files to
                              electronic files. When complete, this program
                              will enable the county to notify homeowners
                              when it is time to have their septic pumped and
                              assess potential water quality impacts at the
                              subwatershed level. 1200 out of approximately
                              6,000 sanitarian files have been entered. Nearly
                              all the data for the Isle of Wight watershed has
                              been collected in data sheets.                                                         Manifest records
                                                                                       There is no             should be compiled to
                                  MCBP provided $8K to Wo. Co. to develop        regulation requiring          determine the amount
                              a ―Septage Hauler Management System‖ (2002).        septage haulers to            of waste collected in
                              Worcester Environmental Programs has initiated      participate in the disposal   the watershed each year
                              a voluntary septage disposal data base for          tracking database. A          and delivered for
                              independent haulers to input data.                  centralized septage           treatment. Haulers are
                                                                                  facility will not be          reluctant to participate
                                                                                  pursued by the County at      for fear of divulging
                                  Production of a newspaper insert entitled      this time.                    sensitive business
                              ―Maintaining Your Septic System‖ which details                                    information.
                              the function, maintenance, and signs of failure,                                  Regulations should be
                              in addition to groundwater considerations and                                     drafted to appease the
                              conservation measures. County displays septics                                    haulers.
                              model at festivals and disseminates information.
                              Public meetings held periodically as outreach.
                              County brochure is available regarding the
                              installation and maintenance of On-Site-
                              Disposal-Systems; it promotes regular
                              maintenance as a cost efficient option to improve
                              nutrient removal.

                                  Development of a continuing education
                              course for developers and real estate
                              professionals regarding environmental
                              regulations and permits. Septic siting and
                              maintenance issues are included.

                                  USGS produced ―Groundwater Discharge
                              and Nitrate Loading to the Coastal Bays of MD‖
                              and are collaborating with Assateague NPS
                              additional studies to determine groundwater
                              discharge areas within the Chincoteague and
                              Sinepuxent Bays. USGS monitors 26
                              groundwater wells in Wo. Co. Data for each
                              well can be obtained via the USGS website.

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              MCBP granted DNR $20K to determine the
          nutrient & sediment loading from the St. Martin
          River, Turville, Herring & Trappe Creeks (2002)

              MDE Water Supply Program has conducted
          studies of public water systems for susceptibility
          to and sources of contaminants. Reports have
          been completed for 21 community water
          systems, 37 non-transient water systems and 121
          transient non-community water systems
          throughout the county. Berlin was provided a
          grant to complete an assessment and wellhead
          protection plan.

             MCBP provided $16K to DNR to monitor
          groundwater nutrient attenuation (2008).
                                                                     In 2007, HB 609 was
              Recommendation rates are available for                promulgated to limit
          trees, shrubs, and sod management for residential          phosphorus in
          and commercial landscapers. Rates                          fertilizers. After April
          recommended for golf courses are being                     1, 2011 the sale or
          developed. Training and staff are available to             distribution of any
          develop fertilizer reduction programs and for              fertilizer for use on
          compliance the State Nutrient and Commercial               established lawns with
          Fertilizer Application Requirements. Yearly                the state will be limited
          workshops on nutrient management have been                 unless it is a low P
          targeted to grounds keepers, feature articles in           fertilizer.
          industry publications. Guidelines have been
          reprinted with grant funds. Ongoing inspections
          are predominantly targeted to lawn care

               UM Extension Service Horticulturist
          provides 3 hours of home fertilizing instruction
          with each Master Gardeners Program, held every
          fall. Several BayScapes projects, mini-grants
          proposals for school and community gardens
          have been installed within the watershed. Native
          plant list published, newsletter & newspaper
          articles, homeowners guide remind residents to
          use caution when fertilizing.

               MCBP has funded numerous community
          BayScapes and provided community information
          and presentations about excessive nutrient
          loading. Outreach to the public has included;
          mini-grants, native plant list, newsletter, articles,
          rain barrels and a homeowner guide. Grants to
          schools garden and community gardens: 2002-
          $5K minigrant to the Little Salisbury Civic
          Assoc. 2003- $500 minigrant to Surfrider for
          buffers at Northside Park, additional $1K in
          2004, $2K in 2005, $1,600 in 2006, $3,000 in
          2007. 2004- $900 minigrant to install a native
          plant garden at Assate. State Park. Soil test kit
          give-away 2004. Projects with Wo.Co. Garden
          Club $800 minigrant in 2004. 2007- $4,000
          minigrant to OC to produce a "How To" manual
          for sizing building & planting a rain garden.

              Ocean City has been providing residents &
          businesses with minigrants to install rain barrels,

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                                        dune planting projects and rain gardens.
    9 Water Quality Section                       Partner Initiative & Activities
                                                                                              Current Gaps &             Ideas & Opportunities
              (7 total)                                                                         Roadblocks                for Further Progress

WQ Goal 2 – Decrease Nutrient                 The MD Stormwater Management Act of             Monitoring and              For TMDL
Inputs From Stormwater Runoff.            2007 became effective on Oct. 2007. Prior to    maintenance will be           implementation efforts a
                                          this Act, environmental site design (ESD),      critical in the               tracking system of
 WQ 2.1 Reduce water quality              was encouraged through a series of credits      implementation of             stormwater BMPs will be
 impacts from stormwater discharges       found in Maryland‘s Stormwater Design           BMP‘s.                        essential. Data such as
                                          Manual. The Act requires that ESD, through                                    how many BMP exist,
 WQ 2.2 Improve stormwater                the use of nonstructural best management                                      locations, when installed,
 quality from existing development        practices and other better site design               The challenge lies in   inspection and
 WQ 2.3 Reduce groundwater
                                          techniques, be implemented to the maximum       raising funds to              maintenance schedules,
 contamination from roadside ditches
 WQ 2.4 Improve coordination of
                                          extent practicable.                             implement large projects      and responsible parties‘
 stormwater and septic systems                                                            such as retrofits and the     information is needed.
                                              The Stormwater Design Manual and           necessary monitoring of       Equally important will be
Solution – Ensure that (1) new            State Regulations became effective in August    effectiveness. County and     monitoring of water
stormwater management devices             2001. Worcester County and Ocean City both      municipalities are            quality benefits from
are designed to address water             have hired full time staff persons to enforce   reluctant to borrow funds     newly established BMPs.
quality as well as flood control          ordinance, approve plans, and provide           to implement non-point
needs, (2) impacts to on-site             information. Permits will require inspection    source controls. Banks            Identify priority
wastewater treatment systems on           and a routine maintenance program. BMP‘s        are resistant to use the      areas for stormwater
adjacent properties are considered,       will be utilized to encourage bioremediation    Linked Deposit Program        management retrofits
and (3) the cumulative impact of          prior to discharge.                             die to the red taps           throughout the watershed.
runoff from many small properties                                                         involved.                     Federal and State funding
is treated.                                  MDE has updated the SW Design                                             is available. MCBP or
                                          Manual to include Environmentally Sensitive         The MD State             local government could
Draft Measure of Success                  Design, a Model Standard Stormwater             Highway Administration        consider providing cost-
    Number of new innovative             Management Plan and a Management                has not designated a staff    share funds or grants.
      stormwater management               Ordinance (2009).                               person for the Coastal        Perhaps model OC efforts
      designs as a percentage of                                                          Bays Program. Tracking        for providing funds &
      all systems implemented.                The coordination between SWM,              of the CCMP and               technical assistance.
                                          sediment control, grading, permits and          collaboration with the
     Changes in percent of               inspection has been streamlined.                Implementation                     To encourage
       impervious surface                                                                 Committee has suffered.       multiple resource
       associated with
                                              A workshop was convened to provide                                       development, a regional
       development.                                                                                                     stormwater brochure
                                          guidance for the new Stormwater
     County adoption of new              Management Regulations and to discuss how                                     could be developed when
       policies for roadside ditches.     Low Impact Design can affect development                                      all parties have finalized
       Number of presentations to         plans. The Builder‘s for the Bay roundtable                                   their ordinances. The
       road crews. Number or              recommendations include changes for                                           benefit would be to
       miles of ditches managed           reducing runoff.                                                              educate and streamline
       under improved guidelines.                                                                                       the permitting process.
     Inclusion of stormwater                 Residential stormwater impacts continue
       issues during Technical            to be addressed via newspaper article,                                            OC plans to convene
       Review, prior to WSCD,             newsletters, Homeowners Guide, Isle of                                        meetings and workshops
       and addition of county code        Wight sub-watershed plan, and speaking                                        to explain the new
       requiring a minimum                engagements, Real Estate Course and                                           stormwater ordinance and
       separation distance between        OC/MCBP Pollution Prevention workshops,                                       how to incorporate these
       septics and SWM devices.           Dead-End Canal workshop.                                                      changes into development
                                              MCBP grant funding provided $3,700
Implementation Progress                   provided to Fisherman‘s Village homeowners
Year 1- 13% Some                          association for retrofitting a parking lot
Year 2- 40% Moderate                      (2001), $500 for OC to purchase MS4
Year 3- 63% Substantial                   software (2003), $5,500 Berlin stormwater
Year 4- 74% Substantial                   BMPs (2005), $20K for Shell Mill boat ramp
Year 5- 80% Full                          retrofit (2005), $5,168 for shoreline
                                          restoration of Walker‘s Pond (2006), Three
Year 10- 84% Full                         minigrants awarded in 2009: $5,000 for WC
                                          to reprint "Rain Gardens in MD's Coastal
                                          Bays" how-to guide, $1,500 for the Town of
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            Berlin to create a Rain Garden Demonstration
            in Stephen Decatur Park, and $1,500 to the
            OP Community Church to subsidize rain
            barrels for only $25 each.

                Shoreline buffer protection was
            strengthened with the adoption of the Critical
            Areas law in 2002.

                The feasibility of constructing wetlands
            is demonstrated on the NRCS Wetlands
            Window CD. Existing stream corridors are
            areas targeted for preservation/acquisition.

                Demonstration bioretention project has
            been installed in Captain‘s Hill. Three
            stormwater outfalls in Ocean Pines retrofitted.
            Public boat ramps at Shell Mill Rd., Gum
            Point, and Public Landing have been installed.

                Modifications have been made to road
            widths to decrease impervious surfaces. Road
            construction has incorporated the use of
            vegetated swales with native plants and
            wetland creation.

               Ocean City encourages projects using
            porous pavers and pervious surface materials
            where practical.

                 MD State Highways Admin., follows
            SW maintenance guidelines. Mowers are set
            at 4 inches, mowing in wet swales is not
            encouraged, vegetative buffers and wetlands
            are installed. Grant has been received to
            provide County employees with training and
            to implement a demonstration project. Newly
            constructed ditches along US 113 use
            vegetative buffers with native grasses and
            wetland plants based on site, soil and hydric
            conditions. Also incorporated were shallow
            nutrient basins and preservation of existing
            wetlands and buffers. ―Integrating MD
            Highway Construction with the MCBP‖ was
            published in 2002.

                 A separation regulation for distance
            between septics and storm water management
            devices is in place. These issues are addressed
            through better coordination among county
            staff concerning septic fields, stormwater, and
            sediment and erosion control.

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    9 Water Quality Section              Partner Initiative & Activities
                                                                                  Current Gaps &             Ideas & Opportunities for
              (7 total)                                                             Roadblocks                   Further Progress

WQ Goal 3 – Decrease Nutrient               NADP monitoring at                                              Annual summaries of data
Inputs From the Atmosphere.             Assateague State Park and                  Both County and      collected at the NAD site (2000 –
                                        National Park established              Ocean City were           2008) should be analyzed for
                                        September 2000. Ozone                  experimenting with        trends.
 WQ 3.1 Improve understanding of        monitoring was added in 2005.          biodiesel fuel until it
 atmospheric deposition of nutrients.                                          was no longer cost            Seeking additional
                                            MCBP funds supported the          effective. However, OC    information regarding regional
Solution – Perform study to             development of a ―Modeling Tool        has purchased hybrid      nutrient sources through existing
identify sources (local and non-        for Assessing Deposition Inputs        vehicles for town         EPA and NOAA studies.
local) of atmospheric deposition of     to MD Coastal Bays‖ (J.                inspectors and public
nutrients to the coastal bays and       Sherwell) 2004                         works managers.               Need to determine if mercury
identify actions to decrease these                                                                       levels are also being monitored.
inputs.                                      Modeling indicates that
                                        approximately one-third of the                                      The Program should consider
                                        total nitrogen inputs to the coastal                             working with the Delmarva Poultry
Draft Measure of Success                bays may be derived from                                         Industry to assist with tree planting
    Establishment of National          atmospheric deposition of                                        around poultry houses.
      Atmospheric Deposition            anthropogenic emissions. Seven
      monitoring site.                  of the top ten NOx contributors
     Completion of study and           are electricity plants, the
      dissemination of results to       remaining contributors are local
      improve understanding of          sources such as heating, vehicles
      atmospheric deposition.           and small industry.

                                             Tri-county bus system has
Implementation Progress
                                        been instituted and a park and ride
Year 1- 17% Some
                                        facility established in West O.C.
Year 2- 22% Some
Year 3- 22% Some
                                            MCBP newspaper columns,
Year 4- 32% Moderate
                                        community presentations,
Year 5- 33% Moderate
                                        Homeowners Guide, and hotel
                                        doorhangers incorporate
Year 10- 67% Substantial
                                        deposition information and
                                        promote alternatives. Energy Star
                                        presentation given at Citizens
                                        Advisory Committee.

                                             The 2006 Maryland Healthy
                                        Air Act is a four-pollutant law
                                        (nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxides,
                                        mercury, carbon dioxide) that
                                        aims to significantly reduce
                                        nutrient, ozone & fine particle
                                        related emissions from
                                        Maryland‘s seven largest coal-
                                        fired power plants.

                                             Maryland is a participant in
                                        the Regional Greenhouse Gas
                                        Initiative which requires the
                                        power sector to reduce its GHG
                                        emissions by 10% by 2018.

                                            The Greenhouse Gas
                                        Emissions Act of 2009 requires
                                        MDE to devise a reduction plan to
                                        bring emissions to 25% below

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                                       2006 levels by 2020.

  9 Water Quality Section              Partner Initiative & Activities
                                                                                  Current Gaps &               Ideas & Opportunities for
           (7 total)                                                                Roadblocks                     Further Progress

WQ Goal 4 – Decrease                Two direct mailing sent to all Ag               Farmers are             The voluntary aspects of the
Nutrient Inputs From the          producers about the nutrient management      interested but costs will     Water Quality Improvement Act
Agricultural Sources.             program and promoting the nutrient           be a factor when              are temporary in nature. Farms
                                  transport program. A nutrient                equipment will be             are to have nutrient management
 WQ 4.1 Reduce nutrient           management certification pilot program       needed. $10K to $250K         plans prepared for primary
 pollution from farming           with poultry growers has been developed.     to retrofit existing          nutrients: nitrogen, phosphorus,
 WQ 4.2 Improve                   Public hearing on PLTP regulations, 2        equipment, more to            and potassium. On or after
 efficiency of fertilizer         public hearings on nutrient management       purchase or lease. Most       12/31/02 nutrients will be
 application rates                regulations, PLTP presentations at DPI       of the county farms are       applied according to a nitrogen
 WQ 4.3 Improve                   meetings and local ag venues, PLTP           small and contracted out      based nutrient management plan.
 management of drainage           brochures created for growers, articles in   for fertilizer application.   Plans to address both nitrogen
 systems                          local papers. Cover crop program, WAIP,      Better management             and phosphorus as limiting
                                  CREP. Investigating manure burning           could be achieved by          nutrients should be in place by
                                  plants being proposed and impact on the      getting the contractor        July 2004 and implemented by
Solution – Increase financial,    CB watershed. Regional ag summit held        the necessary                 July 2005.
educational, and technical        Aug 2003 to refine NM process. 6,520         information, not by            Some eligible PDAs unable
resources necessary to assist     tons of excess poultry litter has been       attacking the more            to provide funding match.
farmers in nutrient reduction.    transported from the watershed.              costly project of getting     Control structures are blocking
Take greater advantage of           Speeches made to DPI, Farm Bureau         each farmer to own            fish migration. The Delaware
recent technological advances,    and Poultry Issues Action Team. Support      GPS systems. Most             investigation perhaps gave some
such as Precision Farming         MDA and NRCS efforts for nutrient            farmers are using the         insight but due to its limited
Techniques. Minimize nutrient     mgmt process. Support for Perdue             same contractor. The          time span and sampling
transport to the bays by taking   pelletizer plant, Fibresure manure           concerns reflected            procedures did not prove
a comprehensive approach to       burning facility, Tyson ‗Living Cell‘        above need to be              effective in answering our
reducing the adverse              WWTP, phystase and genetic engineering       addressed.                    questions. Birch Branch
environmental impacts of ag       research. Information to public on                                         construction completed. Data
ditches.                          positive changes farmers are making via          Poultry operators        must be collected for at least 5
                                  Daily Times column and ―Ask the              and affiliated industry       years under variable conditions.
                                  Expert‖ TV show. Attended grand              are awaiting guidance
                                                                               on MAFO/CAFO                   Maintenance of BMPs will
Draft Measure of Success          opening of pelletizer plant, supporting                                    be an ongoing issue.
    Changes in rates of          manure-burning facilities. CAC Ag            regulations from MDE.
                                  Subcommittee formed to further dialog        (2009).                        There is a need to retrofit
      adoption of nutrient
                                  with farmers. Preliminary discussions                                      sub-divisions which were
      reduction techniques.
                                  with Perdue on future collaborative                                        established prior to the new
     Number of farmers                                                                                      SWM regulations.
       using precision farming
                                                                                                                 Suggest exploring historic
       technologies compared
                                                                                                             imagery of undeveloped areas
       to numbers prior to         PDA Task Force Report completed in                                       for depressions and basins which
       2000.                      Jan. 2001detailing water control                                           are subject to flooding and water
     Number of systems           structures and ditch management                                            retention. These areas should be
       retrofitted using state    practices to benefit water quality. A full                                 excluded from future
       cost-share program.        range of BMP‘s has been discussed along                                    development and incorporated in
       Number of Ag plans         with the necessary programs for                                            the county comp plan.
       that include sediment      implementation. Funding secured by
       and erosion control        MDA through EPA grants for FFY ‗99,
                                                                                                                 The county Watershed
       plans.                     ‗00,‘03 and state funds for FFY ‗01.
                                                                                                             Restoration Action Strategies
                                  MACS funds sediment basins and EQIP
                                                                                                             was developing
                                  funds water control structures. Riparian
Implementation Progress                                                                                      restoration/assistance priorities
                                  buffer establishment, creation of pocket
Year 1- 14% Some                                                                                             using MDA‘s ditch walking
                                  wetlands and water control structures has
Year 2- 30% Moderate                                                                                         inventories. Maintenance needs,
                                  been installed as BMPs.
Year 3- 52% Substantial                                                                                      channel stabilization, culvert
Year 4- 69% Substantial                                                                                      replacements, etc. should be
Year 5- 71% Substantial            Precision farming has been                                               folded into the Nutrient
                                  investigated and is an accepted cost-share                                 Reduction Action Strategy
Year 10- 71% Substantial          BMP option under EQIP. A special
                                  application for the Lower Shore Tributary
                                  Geographic Priority Area was submitted
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          and funded for 1998, 1999, and 2000.
          Funding exceeded $1 Million. Wo.Co.
          had 48% of all successful applications.
          Applications for precision farming
          dominated years1998 and 1999. In 2000
          all successful WC bids were for the
          second BMP eligible under the program -
          water control structures. It is estimated
          that to fully fund this practice for the
          Coastal Bays area would require $854K
          under the EQIP five-year program.
          The new Farm Security and Rural
          Investment Act of 2002 has targeted
          perhaps $7 Million to EQIP in MD.
          Aggressively applying for funding could
          make precision farming a reality.

                Completed biannual walking
          inventories for all PDA‘s in the Coastal
          Bays using a watershed perspective to
          prioritize improvements in 2002. Costs
          and potential funding sources were
          identified and a grant application has
          been prepared.

           Perdue Farms and EPA Region III
          signed a formal MOA known as the
          ―Clean Bays‖ agreement. Beginning in
          2007 trained flock supervisors form
          Perdue will visit the larger poultry farms
          throughout Delmarva to evaluate runoff
          practices and litters disposal. A checklist
          will be used to examine how well the
          farms are complying with nutrient mgmt
          plans and identify areas for improvement.

           2009- MDA is currently summarizing
          the comments collected through a
          watershed operator survey to identify
          specific actions that would promote
          participation in the cover crop program.

           2009- MCBP provided $4K to the
          Lower Eastern Shore Sustainable Organic
          Network to build capacity for local
          sustainable farming practices.

           The 80 acre former-Perdue parcel in
          Showell has undergone upland
          restoration and tile installation to allow
          the ag ditch to overflow into created
          wetlands. Groundwater data is also being
          collected to determine the flow rate &
          characteristics of post-ag land use. (2009)

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                                                                               Current Gaps &              Ideas & Opportunities for
             (7 total)                                                           Roadblocks                    Further Progress

WQ Goal 5 – Decrease Nutrient           The Wo. Co. Comprehensive               Water quality            Determine if MDE has
Inputs From Point Sources.           Plan eliminates any new                impacts need to be         addressed WQ 5.1.3 (regulated
                                     discharges to waterways and            determined at build out,   Sludge application) to Worcester
                                                                            at the inclusion of new
 WQ 5.1 Re-use more                  encourages spray irrigation            and expanded plants,       County‘s satisfaction. During the
 wastewater.                         whenever possible.                     and with discussions of    next couple of years, we need a
 WQ 5.2 Improve                                                             new growth areas.          GIS layer of where it is being
 understanding of tertiary               Berlin currently can spray                                   applied and the cost of it. Also
 sewage treatment needs.             wastewater effluent on 132 acres,                                 need to learn the fate of restaurant
                                     containing 30,000 Loblolly pines,                                 grease.
                                     and has a total of 1,000 acres
Solution – Encourage wastewater      available. Pines will be harvested                                    Awaiting the updated Wo. Co.
reuse and sludge application as      in the future and revenue will help                               Sewer and Water Plan, anticipated
appropriate. Determine adequacy of   offset treatment expenses. As of                                  to be complete in Dec. 2009
existing systems and implement       2009, Berlin has identified an
corrective actions as necessary.     additional 200 acres for spray                                         A Wastewater Facility
                                     irrigation in Newark to                                           inventory is one of the objectives
                                     supplement the upgraded                                           of the MCBP Nutrient Reduction
Draft Measure of Success             discharge volume. The new spray                                   Action Strategy. It is imperative
    Revising zoning regulations     field is anticipated to be online by                              to track reductions/additions in
      to allow the reuse of          Dec. 2012.                                                        nutrients as point sources are
      wastewater                                                                                       upgraded and as sewer replaced
    Number of WWTPs reusing             Riddle Farm and Landings                                     individual septic systems.
      wastewater and sludge          developments are two projects
      application.                   that have groundwater discharge
                                     permits with nutrient limits at 3
    Completion of WWTP              mg/l or less. MDE has been active
     upgrade assessment for          in promoting vegetative uptake of
     tertiary treatment.             highly treated sewage effluent so
                                     that a zero discharge of nitrogen
Implementation Progress              reaches the groundwater.
Year 1- 13% Some
Year 2- 30% Moderate                      There are currently 12 active
Year 3- 36% Moderate                 sewage sludge permits in WC, 4
Year 4- 64% Moderate                 of which are for farmland
Year 5- 76% Full                     application. When new locations
                                     are identified nutrient loading,
Year 10- 88% Full                    application methods, buffer zones,
                                     and other specs are established
                                     under the permit and nutrient
                                     management plans.

                                          MDE, with the collaboration
                                     of the MD Ag Land Preservation
                                     Foundation, has established a
                                     policy that will allow spray
                                     irrigation on easement properties.

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                                                                                                                         Ideas &
   9 Water Quality Section             Partner Initiative & Activities           Current Gaps & Roadblocks           Opportunities for
           (7 total)                                                                                                 Further Progress

WQ Goal 6 – Improve Water              WC has taken on sediment              CCMP should say ―manage                Worcester
Clarity By Reducing Sediment       control enforcement authority as a         shoreline erosion‖ in place of      County has only
Inputs.                            major step toward controlling              ―prevent shoreline erosion‖.        minimal
                                   sediment-laden runoff from                 Final report of MD Shore            administrative
 WQ 6.1 Improve                    development at the local level. MDE        Erosion Task Force has been         enforcement penalty
 efficiency of sediment and        has approved the delegation of             issued. Policy is to discourage     to use against
 erosion control program           authority and will re-evaluate WC          bulkheading but encourage rip-      sediment control
                                   every two years.                           rap over soft shoreline             violators- should
 WQ 6.2 Reduce shoreline                                                      techniques preferred by the         consider raising the
 erosion rates
                                       New stormwater regulations            Program. WC staff time for          penalty as a deterrent.
                                   promote environmentally sensitive          implementing committee work at
                                   design measures that provide               this time is limited.                   Applicant
Solution – Use an integrated       incentives for the creation of buffers                                        preference influences
enforcement strategy and expand    and natural conservation areas to help        ACOE restoration plans for     the type of shoreline
the use of vegetated buffers to    reduce the volume of runoff that needs    the St. Martin River and Isle of    treatment used. This
reduce sediment loading and        to be treated.                            Wight Bay are on hold due to lack   highlights the need for
turbidity from development.                                                  of funding.                         a strong public
                                       Stormwater drains at the park-n-                                         education program.
                                   ride have sediment collection pigs and                                        Need examples of
Draft Measure of Success           a pilot SWM basin retrofit is being                                           where soft shoreline
    Enhancement of buffering      studied in downtown O.C. A BMP                                                protection has been
      capacity of the              tracking database is being devised for                                        implemented, what are
      watershed‘s tidal and non-   O.C. A stormwater management                                                  the incentives, and
      tidal shoreline area.        baffle box was installed at 90th St. to                                       how it is being
    Make enforcement of           help reduce the trash and debris from                                         encouraged.
     environmental laws more       one of the dead end canals which
     consistent.                   receives 90 acres of drainage. The 63rd
                                   Street stormwater retrofit project is
    Rates of change in
                                   being monitored for effectiveness.
     shoreline development
                                   Street sweeping of debris is an
     and stabilization in highly
                                   institutionalized practice in OC.
     erodible areas.
                                   Ocean Pines has installed 3 wetlands to
     Publication of shoreline
                                   treat runoff.
     change map
    Miles of shoreline             MD Geological Survey has
     protected with soft           conducted two studies relating to
     methods vs. hard              shoreline erosion and nutrient loadings
     methods.                      in the Northern and Central Coastal
                                   Bays. Shoreline changes have been
Implementation Progress            mapped and erosion rates calculated.
Year 1- 26% Moderate               A statewide marsh stabilization
Year 2- 58% Substantial            products study is being conducted. The
Year 3- 64% Substantial            MD Shore Erosion Task Force issued a
Year 4- 66% Substantial            regional shore erosion control
Year 5- 68% Substantial            management plan to balance protection
                                   of existing infrastructure with
Year 10- 89% Full                  protection of natural resources and
                                   habitats matches shore erosion control
                                   projects with on the ground conditions
                                   and prioritizes shore erosion control
                                    The Wetlands Planning Group
                                   developed two workshops: Design &
                                   Permitting of Shore Erosion control
                                   Techniques & Low Impact Structures,
                                   and Marsh Vegetation and Developing
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                                 & Implementing Designs for Marsh
                                 Creation (2007)
                                  MDE, ACOE and WC will
                                 encourage alternative wetland designs
                                 for new shoreline stabilization sites.
                                 Isle of Wight project has stabilized
                                 substantial linear distance of eroding
                                 shoreline. The St. Martin River is
                                 being reviewed for potential shoreline
                                 restoration sites.
                                     RFPs sent to WC for stream
                                 restoration project funding. Stream
                                 Corridor Assessment Survey
                                 completed for Isle of Wight, Newport
                                 and Sinepuxent watersheds; this will
                                 help identify potential restoration
                                 projects and sites.

                                     MCBP funding support: (2006)
                                 $18K for restoration of shoreline &
                                 wetland protection at Captain‘s Hill,
                                 $22K provided to UMCES to
                                 determine the extent of shoreline
                                 stabilization & effects of such on
                                 habitats. (2008) $20K provided to
                                 DNR to install ditch plugs at the IOW
                                 & E.A.Vaughn Wildlife Mgmt Areas.
                                 $7K provided to O.C. to design a
                                 marsh creation project along Robin Dr.

                                      R. Jesien has spent many hours
                                 designing & implementing shoreline
                                 projects: Rohe Property (SM River)
                                 330ft., Smith property (Herring Creek)
                                 120 ft., Gum Point (Turville Cr.) 100
                                 ft, Carlson property (IOW) 300ft.
                                 Also, designed a standardized
                                 shoreline buffer for the Riddle Farm
                                 homeowners association.

                                     DNR Watershed Services, Wo.
                                 Co. & MCBP have identified 15
                                 potential project areas for investigation
                                 and potential future actions. Five of
                                 these are currently on-going (2009).

                                                                                                                      Ideas &
   9 Water Quality Section                Partner Initiative & Activities
                                                                                         Current Gaps &            Opportunities
           (7 total)                                                                       Roadblocks               for Further
                                      MDA is fully knowledgeable of bio-control         There are basically no
WQ Goal 7 – Decrease Inputs of   option for gypsy moths. Use of biological          viable biocontrol strategies
Toxic Contaminants.              mosquito larvicides has more than doubled.         for gypsy moths that are
                                 Stocking of storm water ponds with mosquito fish   available for public
 WQ 7.1 Reduce runoff of         continues. Aerial application reduced to public    implementation. The state
 toxic chemicals                 health threat only. MDA‘s ―SWARM‖ brochure         program isn‘t designed to
                                 direct-mailed to 7,000 residents of Ocean Pines.   be used in our area.

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 WQ 7.2 Better management          Additional mailings will be targeted to residents             Resources required to
 of household and farm             of Berlin and Snow Hill. MDA gave presentation          fully implement a
 hazardous waste                   of gypsy moth and mosquito control to                   biological control program
                                   Implementation Committee.                               for mosquitoes are not
                                        There is no aerial spraying of adult              available.
Solution – Increase the use of     mosquitoes unless health issues occur; ground                Concerns over West
BMPs to treat gypsy moths and      trucks spray private properties for adults only;        Nile Virus and Eastern
mosquitoes in order to reduce      larvicides also broadcast by plane, ground truck or     Equine Encephalitis have
negative impacts. Reduce the use   boat over marshes.                                      modified the debate.
and improper disposal of                Approximately 116 areas are sprayed by
household hazardous wastes         truck for adults, at the request of private property
through education, promotion of    owners (50/25/25 cost share). Plane broadcast of
alternatives and additional        larvicides done mainly in the spring. Ditches
collection sites.                  sprayed with larvicides throughout the season.
                                         HO Guide sections on alternatives, products
Draft Measure of Success            to avoid, proper disposal, bird house design.
                                    Daily Times articles (6). Newspaper inserts.
    Number of individuals
                                    BayScapes projects contain pesticide and
      adopting IPM plans and
                                    herbicide recommendations. Newsletter articles,
      use of BMPs to control
                                    Coast Day insert, including mosquito and
      gypsy moths and
                                    chemical info. CAC work on mosquito spray
                                    impacts. Pollution Prevention workshops and
    Amounts of waste               targeting education to canal front properties
      collected at collection       owners includes runoff issues.
      sites and during                   MCBP $3K minigrant provided to UMCE in
      hazardous waste disposal      2003 for ―increasing organic & sustainable ag
      days.                         practices on Maryland‘s Lower Eastern Shore:
                                    targeting professional landscapers and farmers.
                                         Natural pest control initiatives: Sixteen bird
Implementation Progress             boxes were installed on the Golden Quarter Farm
Year 1- 21% Some                    by a local Eagle Scout. MCBP has been a
Year 2- 37% Moderate                leader/participant in annual Delmarva Birding
Year 3- 57% Substantial             Weekends for 10 years.
Year 4- 60% Substantial                  Drop off site for pesticide containers have
Year 5- 60% Substantial             been available since 2000. Hazardous farm waste
                                    pick up sites rotated throughout regions of the
Year 10- 76% Full                   state annually based on fund availability. The
                                    2001 Clean Sweep (pesticide disposal program)
                                    collected 1449 lbs of material in Worcester
                                         MDE Waste Management Admin. routinely
                                    works with local government to manage
                                    household hazardous wastes including
                                    electronics and mercury collection, advertising
                                    and staffing collection events, providing
                                    emergency response oversight, and to provide
                                    public education and outreach.
                                         Ocean City and Ocean Pines has community
                                    hazardous material pickup days. OC collects
                                    thermostats and other mercury containing
                                    components during demolition. All businesses
                                    must participate in the recycling program and
                                    households do so voluntarily.
                                         Worcester County has produced and
                                    distributed ―A Guide to Waste Management &
                                    Recycling in Wo. Co. MD‖ 2004.
                                         Recycling efforts in Wo. Co. began in 1992
                                    to reduce the amount of waste going into the
                                    Newark landfill. To date 106,741 tons of
                                    recyclables have been recovered. All 14 county
                                    public schools participate in recycling. Eight

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            community drop off facilities are in place as are
            numerous clothing containers throughout the

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                                                                                                                              Ideas &
  O Fish & Wildlife                     Partner Initiative & Activities
                                                                                             Current Gaps &
                                                                                                                        Opportunities for
   Section (5 total)                                                                           Roadblocks
                                                                                                                        Further Progress
                                Funds being allocated for pilot study that conforms       The Summer                 Monitor the
FW Goal 1 – Increase       to ACCSP guidelines. Determining applicability of VIMS          Flounder Volunteer         Congressional debate
Fish and Shellfish         data collection methods. A daily logbook reporting              Angler Survey has          and action as the
Species.                   system was implemented in WC in June 2000 as a pilot            continued to be            result of the 2004
                           survey for MD. An annual cooperative angler flounder            conducted. Analyses        Ocean Commission
 FW 1.1 Accurate fish      survey began in April 2002 through the local MSSA and           of the survey in 2009      Report.
 harvest information       with local anglers via the internet.                            show biases in the data
 FW 1.2 Manage for                                                                         which prevent it from       Education of, and
 optimum sustainable           A saltwater or coastal bay fishing license has been        being used to estimate     support by local
 fish populations and      proposed and would require the passage of legislation.          landings or effort.        communities would
 harvests consistent       Anglers will have to register with the Federal Saltwater        Additionally, the          benefit charter boat
 with other goals of the                                                                   survey is a different
                           Registry for free in 2010. In 2011, licensing should be in                                 licensing initiative.
 coastal bays
                           place and anglers will have to pay for the Federal              design than the
 FW 1.3 Maintain
 optimum sustainable       Registry. Funds will be used for fisheries management.          MRFSS and thus                 Determine if a
 clam and shellfish                                                                        cannot augment             timetable for
 abundances                    Blue Crab and Hard Clam FMPs complete. These               MRFSS information.         revisiting the FMPs
 FW 1.4 Maintain           were incorporated by reference into regulation effective        The design of the          exist.
 optimum sustainable       9/2002. Aquaculture related objectives are included in the      survey is being
 crab populations          Hard Clam FMP. Finfish are inter-jurisdictional and are         reviewed to determine           The STAC
 FW 1.5 Maintain           managed by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries                 if it can be modified to   would like to
 optimum sustainable       Commission (ASMFC). A finfish FMP would be                      reach appropriate          incorporate an annual
 finfish fisheries         ineffective in managing the resource given the minimal          objectives.                fish index into the
 FW 1.6 Seagrass           harvest levels in the coastal bays when compared to                                        recently established
 protection and            coastwide levels. FAC will comply with ASMFC                    Long term funding         Coastal Bays Report
 expansion                 recommendations. Importance of habitat to fish and              is needed for DNR          Card.
 FW 1.7 Improve            impacts of habitat degradation stressed to Fishery              Shellfish Stock
 water quality in dead
 end canals
                           Advisory Committee. A recreational fishing / crabbing           Assessment                     Ocean City,
                           brochure and sign specific to the coastal bays has been         Monitoring Program.        Ocean Pines and
 FW 1.8 Reduce trash       developed and distributed. Biological reference points                                     Worcester County
 in the coastal bays       and control measures discussed closely with ASFMC and           Abundance of bay          will need to develop
                           Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council.                        scallops in the coastal    canal maintenance
 FW 1.9 Reduce loss                                                                        bays are well below a      plans. Who has the
 of shoreline habitat
                               Fish dealers in Ocean City are either using the            level that can sustain a   authority and
                           ACCSP‘s online reporting system (SAFIS) of a federal            fishery at this time.      responsibility of
Draft Measure of           upload system. The commercial striped bass fishery                                         which canals?
Success                    check stations in OC use the SAFIS system for reporting         The UMES
    Implement ACCSP       catches.                                                        Estuarine Laboratory
      recommendations.                                                                     does not have a long
    Establish Fishery         DNR has produced and distributed the Investigation         range plan.
      Advisory             of Maryland‘s Coastal Bays and Atlantic Ocean Finfish           There is no work
      Committee            Stock Reports for 2007 and 2008. MCBP staff and                 underway to study the
    Develop hard          interns assist with monitoring and coordinate the               impacts of dredging on
     clam, finfish and     volunteer HS Crab surveys.                                      water quality or
     crab fishery                                                                          benthos due to a lack
     management                Formation and monthly meeting of Fishery Advisory          of funding.
     plans.                Committee since Oct. 1999. Formed DNR Water-use                 Funding limitations
                           Mgmt Plan Workgroup and                                         impact habitat
    Population of bay     Advisory groups; (Sensitive Areas Task Force;                   improvement
      scallops.            Navigation and Dredging Advisory Group). Concept of             recommendations and
    Changes in acres of   water zoning being considered during development of             investigations.
      Seagrass.            FMPs and Water-use Mgmt Plan. DNR committed                     Applicant preference
      Establishment of     $300,000 to address identified issues. Additional NRP           influences the type of
      Seagrass             requested. Fisheries Service staff assigned to conduct          shoreline treatment
      protection areas.    surveys, analyze data, develop FMPs and coordinate              installed, highlighting
    Number of canals      Water-use plan. Continue to delineate HSC spawning              the need for a strong
      with SW retrofits.   habitat. NOAA Coastal Services Center Grant for $25K            public education
      Changes in canal     provided for the Sensitive Areas initiative to aid in review    program.
      maintenance          of management options and collecting public input.              Techniques to
      practices.               Shellfish monitoring efforts continue data collection      quantify spatial extent

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      Cessation of new      and analysis. Historical scallop data has been reviewed.      of impacts to SAV
      dead-end canals.      The Shellfish Program is collaborating with MD                currently underway.
    Numbers of             Environmental Service on a 5-acre hard clam restoration       Data and techniques do
      citizens involved     project. A 2-part project will conduct genetic analysis of    not currently exist to
      in educational        coastal bay scallops and procure scallop seed to serve a      evaluate impacts to
      efforts. Changes in   reproductive brood stock. In 1997 & 1998 DNR planted          benthic organisms.
      rates of littering.   and successfully raised over 1 million seed scallops to       The current SAV
                            spawning size.                                                legislation is
    Changes in                                                                           cumbersome and
      conversion rates           DNR is contracted with Univ. of MD CP and Versar        lengthy to implement.
      of natural            to develop estimates of monthly commercial crabbing           Funds not available to
      shoreline habitat.    effort during the 2003 commercial season. Summer 2003:        adequately mark
      Miles of naturally    Oxford Lab conducted a study on the prevalence of             presence of SAV beds.
      stabilized            Hematodinium. Available blue crab fishery data                Enforcement of SAV
      shoreline.            analyzed. Abundance of green crabs being monitored.           closure areas also a
                            Legislation of green crabs becomes effective Oct. 2001.       problem. Revised
Implementation              DNR developing a statewide non-indigenous species             legislation was
Progress                    mgmt plan. Reproductive success of crabs has been             proposed but defeated
Year 1- 32% Moderate        reviewed and is addressed in FMP. Surveyed local bait         in 2000 and 2001.
Year 2- 40% Moderate        shops in 2001. Posted signs asking the public not to
Year 3- 49% Moderate        through green live crab bait overboard. Participating in
Year 4- 54% Substantial     joint assessment of invasive species in MD coastal bays
Year 5- 57% Substantial     and DE inland bays.

Year10- 67% Substantial         The coastal bays have been part of the annual VIMS
                            Seagrass survey since 1986. Legislation passed in 1998 to
                            protect SAV beds from impacts by clam dredging. As a
                            result clammers have received education and NRP has
                            increased enforcement efforts. New legislation proposed
                            in 2002 to make delineation process more efficient failed.

                                The Coastal Bays SAV Habitat taskforce has been
                            formed to define habitat requirements, and set up SAV
                            areas. Boat mooring recommendations and jet-ski impacts
                            study completed. Proposal to ban PWC‘s from shallow
                            areas. A study during 2001 concludes that damage to
                            SAV from Jet-ski propulsion effects are depth related,
                            and best addressed by marking avenues/channels to
                            deeper waters. NPS PWC prohibition proposal.

                                Thus far, 10 years of Coast Day, Isle of Wight,
                            Canoe, Montego Bay, and Assateague Clean-ups have
                            been conducted. The average amount each year is ~3,000

                                 MCBP and DE CIB sponsored a Dead End Canal
                            workshop. The Town of OC has completed a study of the
                            bathymetrics and sediment types in the canals. A priority
                            list of canals to be dredged in the future has been
                            developed. A pilot program for a stormwater inlet retrofit
                            has been initiated. Streets are swept daily by machine and
                            crew labor, storm drains are inspected and maintained,
                            and a stormwater management ordinance is enforced.
                            Additionally the Town encourages the use of plastic and
                            vinyl bulkhead materials. Sunset Island has installed 2
                            culverts to increase tidal flushing between 2 (previously)
                            dead end canals.

                                WC & ACOE sent letters to property owners along
                            St. Martin River to gauge public/private interest in
                            potential shoreline restoration (8/03). DNR encourages
                            the use of alternative shoreline stabilization methods

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                             through funding process. DNR developing a shoreline
                             assessment tool. Jim Titus met with Wo.Co, OC, and
                             LSLT to discuss sea level rise and rolling easements in
                             2002. Critical Areas program and additional protections
                             for non-tidal areas outside the Area during development
                             process has been codified. Over 8 miles of shoreline has
                             been protected through the Rural Legacy Program.

                                 MCBP funding support: OC Artificial Reef
                             Foundation $5K in 2001 and $4K in 2004. Capt. Monty
                             Hawkins was awarded $1,500 in 2004 to purchase 3,000
                             tags for the recreational tautog fishery for education and
                             research. In 2008 3,000 fish rulers were given away to
                             local anglers and bait & tackle shops. MCBP started the
                             ‗catch & creel‖ brochures which in now an annual
                             outreach product of DNR.

                                                                                                                             Ideas &
   O Fish & Wildlife Section                   Partner Initiative & Activities
                                                                                               Current Gaps &
                                                                                                                         Opportunities for
             (5 total)                                                                           Roadblocks
                                                                                                                         Further Progress

FW Goal 2 – Enhance Forest            A Coastal Bays Forestry Group was convened             Anecdotal                 Actual harvest
Habitats to Protect Songbirds,       to produce a white paper for the Policy                 evidence suggests that     data is needed in
other Wildlife Populations and       Committee‘s review. The goal of this work was to        private lands in WC        place of anecdotal
Aquatic Resources.                   develop a strategy for promoting more hardwood
                                     planting to improve the habitat for struggling          are currently in the       evidence. Because
                                     wildlife populations and to protect and create          harvesting phase of its    the recreational,
                                     contiguous forest stands. Increasing forestry           cyclic forest products     aesthetic, and
 FW 2.1 Improve songbird             productivity and profit through incentives and          industry. Large tracts     habitat values of old
 populations and forest habitat      institutionalized forest program changes can            of older stand, mixed      growth forests are
                                     further these goals. The Group recommends               hardwood/pine forest       economically
 FW 2.2 Conservation of forests      establishing a hierarchy for reforestation and
                                     aforestation in areas which contain well heads,         are being clear-cut and    undervalued, there is
 FW 2.3 Improve forest diversity     Forest Interior Dwelling Species, contiguous tracts     replaced by                little incentive for
 FW 2.4 Promote backyard             and at the headwaters of streams. A total of 43         monocultures of            private landowners
 habitats                            recommendations were reached by consensus.              loblolly pines.            to not harvest these
 FW 2.5 Enhance agricultural
                                     One-third have been implemented.                                                   stands and replant
 habitats                                                                                     Greatly enhanced         with pine
                                      A Strategic Forest Lands Assessment was                                          monocultures.
                                     produced by DNR & USDA in 2003 detailing                public outreach cannot
 FW 2.6 Conversion and use of
                                     Maryland forest conditions & trends. Ecological         be pursued until more
 forested land
                                     values, fragmentation, economic analyses,               personnel resources are     The Growing
                                     vulnerability, and other variables were determined      available (state or        Native volunteer
                                     via GIS modeling.                                       other). Technology is      seed collection
                                                                                             being used as much as      program developed
Draft Measure of Success              DNR GAP analysis with existing and potential          possible in the interim.   for the Potomac
    Adoption of                     habitat corridors, hubs, and nodes is being
      recommendations for            incorporated into the MCBP habitat plan. GAP
                                     data shows substantial promise for a more detail         Need to fully            Partnership could be
      habitat protection. Changes                                                                                       used in the Coastal
                                     inventory of different vegetation types for GIS         implement the forest
      in rate of habitat loss.       approaches. DNR Forest Strategy Report and                                         Bays area to increase
                                                                                             mitigation banking
      Numbers of acres of habitat    Urban Forest Canopy analyses underway. The                                         representation of
                                                                                             program (decisions
      preserved.                     DNR Natural Heritage Program is developing                                         desired species.
                                                                                             about ownership,
    Change in county code to        BioNet priority habitats, based on the NEXRAD
                                     satellite data to identify migratory stop over sites.   planting requirements,
      adopt new mitigation rate.                                                             etc need to be made).       Sustainability
      Acreage of forested land        Rural Legacy has protected more than 7000             Some landowners have       audit prepared by
      per watershed.                 acres/ Forest Legacy retains forest in perpetuity.      expressed interest. Can    UMD-CP graduate
    Numbers of landowners           Stream Releaf program the coastal bays watershed        fees in lieu be used to    students
      working to diversify their     has had 50.39 miles (933 acres) of buffers              purchase land for          recommends a
                                     established from 1996 – 2003. County Forest             planting and/or used to    landscaping strategy
      forests. Number of local       Conservation Program was amended to allow for
      sources of diverse             2:1 offsite retention.                                  establish buffers in a     for WC. This
      seedlings.                                                                             WRAS project? Can          strategy needs to be
    Numbers of homeowners            The Coastal Estuarine Land Conservation               the funds be combined      implemented and
                                                                                             with other mitigation      incorporate native
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      using backyard habitats or    Program, Program Open Space, and the North              funds (State wetland,    species.
      BayScapes.                    American Wetland Conservation Act along with a          Critical Areas,
                                    private easement have protected 9,000 acres in the      Stormwater fees, etc.)    Other
    Acres of agricultural land     watershed.
      managed as natural habitat.                                                           for new projects or      habitat/wildlife
    Percent change in               Forest mitigation banking has been codified.          retrofits? As of May     programs include
                                    Mitigation is required in the same watershed            2009, $125,218 has       WRP, WHIP,CRP,
      conversion of forest land.    where the forest has been removed. Mitigation           accumulated through      EQIP & DNR
                                    fees have been adjusted to 0.10/ft2 for the entire      fees-in-lieu.            Forestry programs.
Implementation Progress             county, except for northern CB watersheds (ASW,
                                    IOW) which is 0.15/ft2 . Code changes have been
Year 1- 5% Minimal
                                    adopted to reflect 1998 COMAR changes which                                       Gov. O‘Malley‘s
Year 2- 22% Some                    recognizing the Coastal Bays as a priority area for                              ―Smart, Green &
Year 3- 38% Moderate                retention and aforestation/reforestation. Hierarchy                              Growing‖ campaign
Year 4- 44% Moderate                for forest retention established. Highest priority—                              is partnering with
Year 5- 47% Moderate                tidal buffers, Second priority—non-tidal wetlands                                businesses,
                                    buffers, floodplains, connection to existing forests,                            communities and
Year 10- 62% Substantial            Lowest priority—land use buffers.
                                                                                                                     citizens to help fund
                                     Wo. Co. tracks forest conservation acres and                                   and plant new tree
                                    manages the data in a GIS.                                                       cover. State
                                                                                                                     agencies are working
                                     USFS forest Inventory and Analysis data is now                                 to plant 1 million
                                    based on an annualized data collection and is                                    new trees by 2011
                                    available online.                                                                and are asking
                                                                                                                     private citizens to
                                     State nursery production of hardwoods has                                      join by planting 50K
                                    expanded from 27 to 42 species and quadrupled
                                    production of hardwoods. The MD Greenprint                                       trees by 2010.
                                    program is providing $25 coupons online to
                                    promote native tree planting.

                                     UMCE Master Gardener program is ongoing                                         A GIS database
                                    with high priority. USFW provides BayScapes                                      should be accessible
                                    info and seed packets for Master Gardeners and
                                    others. MDA is working with Nurseryman‘s                                         to determine what
                                    Assoc. to assure native plant stock is available.                                projects have been
                                    ACT has held BayScapes workshop and continues                                    done where, when
                                    the native plant sales each spring. WC has native                                they were
                                    trees planted in several County parks and                                        established and how
                                    properties using FCA fees-in-lieu. Bird Hill Road                                best to measure the
                                    project complete. NRCS uses natives in its                                       effectiveness. This
                                    plantings. Worcester County has planted over 5
                                    acres of trees on County property. MCBP                                          will help to
                                    participation in the Cape to Cape Birding Trail and                              determine which
                                    2003 Breeding Bird Survey.                                                       areas should be
                                                                                                                     targeted, potential
                                     1998 $10,000 BayScapes grant given to South                                    partnering
                                    Point, 20 more planting projects completed                                       opportunities and
                                    including school projects totaling more than                                     prevent duplication
                                    $10,000. All parts of the watershed have been
                                    planted. WC, Garden Club, OC, OP, Snow Hill,                                     of effort.
                                    etc., all have done native species plantings. In
                                    2002, 40% ($7,000) of minigrants concentrated on
                                    planting native species. In 2003, $8,800 in funding
                                    was provided. NRCS provided $2,500 to conduct
                                    a survey, develop plans and construct wetlands on
                                    a 600+ acre parcel. 2005- $900 minigrant support
                                    for Arbor Day trees & books in local schools, an
                                    additional $900 in 2006. In 2005, $1,000
                                    minigrant provided to Showell Elem. Nature Trail.
                                    2007- $950 grant for Tidewater School native
                                    plant garden. $2K provided to the Lower Shore
                                    Land Trust to conduct a landowner training
                                    course: Managing Forest for Wildlife. 2008-
                                    $1,060 grant provided to Wo. Co. for a similar
                                    training course: The Woods in Your Backyard. In
                                    2009 funding has been secured to restore the
                                    former Perdue property in Showell (trees and
                                    wetlands). DNR, MCBP and Ward Museum are
                                    collaborating on ―Flying Wild Across the MD
                                    Coastal Bays‖ curriculum based on bird
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            conservation & education: $4,540.

             WSCD, UM Extension Service, Ducks
            Unlimited, USFW, and NRCS routinely do
            outreach to promote natural habitat in agricultural    The greatest
            areas. DNR has one person dedicated to promote        limitation for the
            CREP in the 4 Lower Shore counties. Delmarva          Coastal Bays will be the
            Conservation Corridor meetings began in 2002.         new restriction of only
            Warm season grasses are promoted for buffers to       allowing grass buffers
            help reduce ag runoff and benefits grassland          along ditches, not forest
            nesting birds. Shallow impoundments will
            provide additional food and cover for numerous        buffers.
            wetland species. MDA is compiling data from
            WSCD & MACS on traditional ag BMPs for this
            watershed. Since 2001 Worcester County CREP
            acreage increased by nearly 12,000 acres of
            buffers and 754 wetlands. The county compiled
            and digitized a database of NRCS projects in

             The 2004 CREP incentives resulted in very few
            signups. The CREP program has been revised in
            2009 to allow 200% bonus on top of soil rental
            rates for riparian forest buffers & wetlands. CREP
            rules require at least 2 species and a minimum of
            20% hardwood component in plantings. There are
            generous incentives for forest buffers out to 100
            feet, improved incentives for wetland restoration
            and continues CP-25: Habitat for Declining

              Soil Conservation District, NRCS, DNR, MDE
             and other agency representatives serve on the
             County Wetlands Planning Group to discuss
             projects and problems. DNR has identified
             potential wetlands sites and NRCS has taken the
             lead in wetlands restoration and collaborations
             with other cooperators such USFW, Ducks
             Unlimited and Worcester County.

              Maryland participated in the development of a
             regional forest harvesting BMP assessment
             protocol with the NE Area U.S. Forest Service,
             along with state and private foresters. The
             protocol focuses on sediment flow paths and
             delivery to streams and allows comparison of
             effectives among different states. DNR continues
             to pursue updating of forest harvesting BMPs
             with MDE. Revised regulations should be
             included in a statewide revision prior to 2011.

              The MCBP Homeowners Guide and mailers
             have promoted backyard habitat and numerous
             newspaper columns extol the benefit of trees over

              The Wo. Co. Comprehensive Plan and zoning
             code directs new growth out of forested areas.

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                                                                                                                       Ideas &
 O Fish & Wildlife Section               Partner Initiative & Activities
                                                                                         Current Gaps &
                                                                                                                   Opportunities for
          (5 total)                                                                        Roadblocks
                                                                                                                   Further Progress

FW Goal 3 – Protect and            A list of private wetlands that have been             Considerable                A No Net
Enhance Wetlands to Benefit       restored has been compiled and mapped using        coordination with state &     Loss policy could
Water Quality, Aquatic            GIS technology. WRAS subwatershed
                                  process is compiling a list of interested          local agencies will be        be drafted to
Resources, Waterfowl and          landowners.                                        imperative to make            incorporate zoning
Other Wildlife.                                                                      significant progress on       and mitigation
                                      Ocean Pines Salt Marsh Restoration            the creation of wetlands      language.
                                  Project (6 acres) completed in May 2002.           to treat wastewater and
 FW 3.1 Conservation of           Restoration at the Isle of Wight Saltmarsh         stormwater, while                  Worcester
 wetland resources                Restoration Project completed July 2003, (8
                                  acres). Demonstration bioretention project         providing wildlife            County has
 FW 3.2 Improvement of            installed in Captain‘s Hill within the Isle of     habitat.                      adopted additional
 staging, wintering, and          Wight. Three stormwater retrofit projects                                        non-tidal wetlands
 nesting areas                    installed in Ocean Pines in 2004.                      Staff shortages may      protection outside
 FW 3.3 Facilitate                                                                   be the largest obstacle for   the Critical Area
                                      Staff positions have been created to          creating, delineating, and    that requires
 wetlands mitigation              coordinate stormwater, sediment, and erosion       assessment of wetlands        mitigation for
                                  control issues.
 FW 3.4 Coordination of                                                              as well as for                wetland and buffer
 wetlands regulations                 Wetlands Planning Group brings                enforcement. There is         impacts.
                                  agencies together to discuss wetlands issues       currently no way to
 FW 3.5 Comprehensive             and determine the strategies and resources for     measure the cumulative            Need to
 marsh management                 addressing them. Issues pertaining to              loss of small wetlands        determine the
 policy                           wastewater, stormwater, sediment control, and      within the watershed.         amount of
                                  bioretention areas are addressed and
                                  coordinated throughout the watershed. Tidal                                      mitigation funding
Draft Measure of Success                                                                 Tidal and non-tidal
                                  and non-tidal wetland delineations are                                           available, and
  Changes in acres of                                                               wetland delineation is        where existing
                                  required for all subdivisions in the Critical
     wetlands created. No net     Area. MDE circulated a RFP to research             required for all              mitigated wetlands
     loss.                        impacts of long piers. A collaborative effort to   subdivisions in the           are.
  Identification of critical     draft pier length limits to 100 feet over marsh    Critical Area. Many
                                  is ongoing.
     habitat. Change in rates                                                        Wetlands Planning                   Requiring
     of habitat loss.                 State Highways Administration created         Group meetings in 2001        wetlands
  Acres of wetlands              134 acres of wetlands in the Northern bays as      –2002 on this subject         delineation for
    mitigated as a percent of     mitigation for U.S. Route 113 construction (27     resulted in a                 minor subdivisions
    those destroyed per year.     acres of impact).                                  determination that this       may be
                                                                                     requirement would be          unnecessary
  Identification and                 MDE produced the ―Priority Areas for          unnecessarily                 burden. To address
     adoption of methods to       Wetland Restoration, Preservation, &               burdensome to non-            issue, DRP
     coordinate federal, state,   Mitigation in the MD Coastal Bays Report‖ in
                                  2004. The plan is currently being                  Critical Area property        working on text
     and local wetlands                                                              owners. No consensus
                                  implemented and has resulted in                                                  amendment to
     protection programs.                                                            has been reached on the
                                  approximately 2,660 acres of wetlands being                                      increase minimum
  Designation of areas in the    created, restored or enhanced from 1998-2008.      significance of the           buildable area
    coastal bays as                                                                  problem. There are also       allowed per lot.
    ―wetlands of special              An ongoing investigation by DNR will          technical difficulties        Need a policy
    state concern.‖               identify possible sites for inclusion in MDE‘s     doing delineations when
                                  regulations listed wetlands of special State                                     change with set
  Change in county law           concern. The investigation will also discuss       interpreting the mean         criteria at the
    regarding requirement of      management recommendations for areas               high water line.              county level and
    wetland delineation with      currently included in regulation.                                                better dialog
    all site plans.                                                                      Determining where        between county
                                   Habitat needs for waterfowl and water            the estimated 2,660 acres     and state.
  Identification and             bird species are currently available through the   of wetlands are located &     Delineations could
     adoption of approaches       USFWS website. Other information is
                                  available through the State GAP analysis,          post construction             be required by
     to reduce impacts from                                                          conditions has been           using % hydric
     mosquito ditching.           Watershed Restoration Action Strategies, Isle
                                  of Wight WMA restoration project, Sensitive        problematic.                  soils and/or by
                                  Areas mapping. OC Water Resources study                                          viewing historic
                                  includes small bay islands.                            Due to staffing and      maps. Landowners
Implementation Progress                                                              funding limitations,          can go to
Year 1- 6% Minimal                 MDA has collected information and stays                                        regulatory agency
                                  current about open marsh water management          minimal progress has
Year 2- 14% Some                                                                     been made on                  first to see if a
                                  and alternatives for mosquito control over the
Year 3- 18% Some                  past 20 years. DNR Watershed Service &             improvement of staging,       wetlands
Year 4- 28% Moderate              Wildlife have identified 5 projects for ditch      wintering and nesting         delineation ―may

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   Year 5- 35% Moderate              plugging under the CWI program. DNR &              areas. Old Growth forests    be‖ required and, if
                                     MCBP have been working on marsh ditch              desperately need             they indicate ―yes,‖
   Year 10- 40% Moderate             plugging and monitoring at the E.A. Vaughn         protection. Time limits      then get one before
                                     and Isle of Wight Wildlife Management
                                     Areas.                                             for grand fathering          coming to the
                                                                                        clauses are being            County Planning
                                      MCBP funding supported a 2003 grant for          developed for the            Commission with
                                     $8,500 to Wo. Co. to use GIS for Modeling          permitting process.          their plans.
                                     Water Quality.

                                                                                                                            Ideas &
                                                                                            Current Gaps &
 O Fish & Wildlife Section                 Partner Initiative & Activities
                                                                                                                        Opportunities for
                                                                                                                        Further Progress
           (5 total)

FW Goal 4 – Protect                                                                                                    Combine DNR Gap
                                   Grants and letters have been written in support      Forest Conservation
Threatened and Endangered                                                                                             Analyses, MD
                                  of Trust for Public Land, Lower Shore Land            fees-in-lieu funds need to
Species.                                                                                                              Greenways Planning
                                  Trust, Rural Legacy, CELCP & the Conservation         be spent. Running out of
                                  Corridor. Numerous columns supporting open            opportunities on County       with subwatershed
                                  space attempt to educate local citizenry. NEP         properties. Better            Watershed
 FW 4.1 Conservation of           Regional Habitat Restoration Meeting held Jan.                                      Restoration Action
                                                                                        coordination with County
 threatened and                   2003 to begin the process of developing a Habitat                                   Strategies (WRAS) to
 endangered species               Plan for the Coastal Bays Watershed.                  and POS is needed. Can
                                                                                        these funds be combined       develop a
                                   A Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant is a          with other mitigation         comprehensive
 FW 4.2 Coordinate                                                                                                    habitat plan.
 species protection efforts       new source of funding that has protected the          funds for projects that
                                  Burbage Farm at Public Landing. Three other           accomplish all mitigation
 FW 4.3 Need for species          properties in the watershed are targeted for          needs?
 reintroduction                   protection through this program.

                                   Worcester County has acquired 7,000 acres in
                                  easements via Rural Legacy. Planted 5 acres (in
                                  2000) and 3.4 acres (in 2001) of trees with FCF
Draft Measure of Success          monies. Working with POS to protect scenic
    Number of landowners         view-shed of Rt. 611. Trust for Public Land ,
      participating in habitat    Chesapeake Forest land, Gladfelter property,
      protection programs.        Jenkins property, Isle of Wight tree planting 2003.
                                  Grey‘s Creek Preserve (572 acres). Land
     Acres of habitat            conservation is targeted to areas where rare,
       retained, restored, and    threatened or endangered species are.
       created. Identification
       of habitats for             DNR is working to secure funding to develop
       threatened and             and monitor a Habitat Conservation Plan for the
       endangered species.        Delmarva Fox Squirrel on the Eastern Shore.
                                  Skimmers & Tern Census is completed by DNR
     Identification of species   on bay islands. Assateague NPS monitors piping
       and sites for              plovers, sea beach amaranth and state listed
       reintroduction.            species within the park.

                                   CREP has a new provision that will fund
Implementation Progress           restoration of habitat for declining species.
Year 1- 8% Minimal
Year 2- 8% Minimal                 MCBP provided $14,500 in 2008 grant
Year 3- 8% Minimal                funding to support the Lower Shore Land Trust &
Year 4- 19% Some                  Salisbury Univ. to conduct terrestrial monitoring
                                  for habitat conservation prioritization. An
Year 5- 19% Some                  additional $2,500 provided to LSLT in 2009 to
                                  support a biannual stewardship newsletter to
Year 10- 22% Some                 discuss stewardship topics, best management
                                  practices and events.

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                                  The Wo. Co. Comprehensive Plan and zoning
                                 code directs growth away from sensitive species
                                  Insert info regarding the Critical Area Law
                                 requirement to review habitat for T & E/natural
                                 heritage areas.

                                                                                                                        Ideas &
 O Fish & Wildlife Section              Partner Initiative & Activities            Current Gaps & Roadblocks        Opportunities for
           (5 total)                                                                                                Further Progress

FW Goal 5– Limit Impacts to       MDA & DNR have been working on MD                DNR has lost this staff
Native Plants and Animals        Invasive Council since 2001; website and          person. The Council no longer
from Non-Native and              outreach campaign initiated in 2003.              exists.
Nuisance Species.                Nurseries and plant/landscape outlets surveyed
                                 about their views and sales. Education
                                 campaign has been recommended. DNR had
                                 established a position to deal with exotic
 FW 5.1 Controlling
                                 species in Maryland.
 invasive/exotic species and
 reduce further introductions.
 FW 5.2 Managing                  A statewide mute swan management plan
 "nuisance" species to reduce    was implemented in April 2003. Research
 impacts to native species.      quantifying the effect of mute swan herbivory
                                 on SAV for 2003 indicates that swan grazing
                                 reduces SAV density by 46%.

Draft Measure of Success          BayScapes workshop addressed Purple
    Measure the extent of       Loosestrife as an exotic. MDE and ACOE
      invasive/exotic species.   working to remove acres of Phragmites.
                                 Assateague NPS is working to reduce
    Changes in rates of         Phragmites on the island. Legislation and
      impacts from nuisance      outreach materials are in place to address
      species.                   green crabs. DNR has a Phragmites removal
                                 program and Guide for Landowners for                                               Constant follow
                                 Controlling Phragmites.                                                           up is recommended
                                  Green Crab signs created and                                                    for the bait shops that
Implementation Progress          disseminated by MCPB. Native plant lists are                                      carry green crabs. A
Year 1- 3% Minimal               available as well.                                                                Public Service
Year 2- 4% Minimal                EPA has funded a 2 year study to create a                                       Announcement would
Year 3- 13% Some                 management plan. Additional study is now in                                       be helpful.
Year 4- 21% Some                 progress Held intensive 2 day workshop on
Year 5- 21% Some                 the ecological dynamics of macroalgae in
                                 January 2002 to draft a strategy. This strategy
Year 10- 22% Some                will be incorporated into the management
                                 plan. STAC is considering the role/abundance
                                 as an ecological indicator.
                                  DNR conducted macroalgae surveys in
                                 tidal locations during the winter, spring,
                                 summer & fall from 1998-2003. Eighteen
                                 taxonomic groups were identified. Gracilaria
                                 spp., and Chaetomorpha spp., were found to
                                 be extremely dense in parts of the watershed.
                                 DNR fisheries services continues to monitor
                                 macroalgae abundance.
                                  The Atlantic Flyway waterfowl breeding
                                 survey (1990-2003) estimates that the resident
                                 Canada goose population is 3X larger than the
                                 statewide objective of 30K. Special regulation
                                 are aimed at increasing the harvest and assist
                                 in population reduction. The 2004 resident
                                 Canada goose hunting season: Sept 1-15,
                                 Eastern Hunt Zone, Western Hunt Zone: Sept
                                 1-25, 8 geese/day.

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                                                                                                                         Ideas &
 . Recreation & Navigation            Partner Initiative & Activities            Current Gaps & Roadblocks         Opportunities for
      Section (7 total)                                                                                            Further Progress
                                Construction of Ocean Pines Saltmarsh            2004- St. Martin River and      More dialog with
RN Goal 1– Improve the         Restoration Project completed Oct 2001. Isle      Dog Island Shoal projects are        federal agencies is
Management of Navigation       Of Wight Saltmarsh Restoration Project            on hold due to lack of funding       needed.
                               completed July 2003. Ocean City Harbor and
and Dredging in the Coastal
                               Inlet Deepening Plans and Specifications          in the 206 program.               The Town of OC
Bays.                          design initiated in April 2001, economic          Construction will most likely      is looking for an
                               feasibility in 2003, construction scheduled for   be pushed back to 2008-2009.       area to establish a
 RN 1.1 Reduce unnatural
                               2008; Assateague Island Short-Term                                                   new public boat
 sedimentation within the
                               Restoration Plans and Specifications               Federal agencies (NOAA,          ramp.
                               completed in Dec 2002, with monitoring to         ACOE) can be unyielding
 bays due to Ocean City
                               continue for 5 years. Long-term nourishment
 inlet.                                                                          when beneficial uses of
                               scheduled for Oct. 2003. Dog Island Shoals
                               preliminary restoration plan being staffed by     dredge spoils are considered.
                               ACOE North Atlantic Division, probable
                               construction 2005. South Point Spoils Island
Draft Measure of Success       restoration is non-active at this time. No
    Amount of sand filling    design work done yet; low priority due to
                               competing projects. Federal and Non-Federal
      in the bays.             funds are being budgeted in future years for
                               construction of remaining projects. Additional
                               project; St. Martin River, multiple aquatic
Implementation Progress        ecosystem restoration projects in tidal and
Year 1- 10% Minimal            non-tidal areas. A 2-year feasibility study
                               began in 2002.
Year 2- 53% Substantial
Year 3- 68% Substantial         MDE remains committed to expediting
Year 4- 75% Substantial        projects associated with ACOE/OC Water
Year 5- 75% Substantial        Resources Study. To date, MDE has issued
                               Water Quality Certifications and Coastal Zone
Year 10-75% Full               Consistency Determinations for the following
                               activities associated with the OC Water
                               Resources Study: Assateague Island Short-
                               Term Restoration Project; Isle of Wight
                               Wetland Restoration/Creation Project; and the
                               Ocean Pines Wetland Restoration Project.

                                Federal projects are no longer exempt
                               from the State‘s Tidal Wetland Law. Permits
                               are expedited through the latest General
                               Permit (MDSPCP-3).

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                                                                                                                     Ideas &
 . Recreation & Navigation            Partner Initiative & Activities             Current Gaps & Roadblocks      Opportunities for
      Section (7 total)                                                                                          Further Progress

RN Goal 2– Improve the         Information on the following topics has been        First draft of the Master
Management of Navigation       compiled, summarized, and initial                  Plan is complete; workgroups
and Dredging in the Coastal    recommendations are developed:                     were formed to further
Bays.                               Dredge material placement and                develop and refine
                                     beneficial use options                       recommendations.
                                    Best Management Practices
 RN 2.1 Improve                     Channel maintenance and
 coordination and
 safeguards                         Navigational marker types and
 RN 2.2 Increase                     requirements,
 public awareness of                Dredge material sediment testing,
 dredging and                       Dredge material performance, and the
 navigation issues                   permit process
                                    Channel improvement needs.
                                    Future marina locations

Draft Measure of Success       Bathymetric data collected for northern bays
    Formation of Navigation   and Sinepuxent Bay to South Point.
      & Dredging Advisory      Preliminary information has been collected on
      Group. Development of    the financing of non-federal channel
      a master plan.           maintenance.
    Number of citizens
      reached through           Established an education workgroup to
      educational effort.      select outreach materials and topics for further

                                Boater‘s Guide to the Coastal Bays
Implementation Progress
                               published and disseminated 2003.
Year 1- 30% Moderate
Year 2- 55% Substantial
Year 3- 55% Substantial
Year 4- 56% Substantial
Year 5- 56% Substantial

Year 10- 56% Substantial

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                                                                                                                            Ideas &
 . Recreation & Navigation                Partner Initiative & Activities
                                                                                            Current Gaps &
                                                                                                                        Opportunities for
      Section (7 total)                                                                                                 Further Progress

RN Goal 3– Balance                 A NOAA Coastal Services Center Grant for           Some protection                The Sensitive Areas
Resource Protection with          $25,000 was approved to aid in review of            mechanisms (i.e. sanctuaries)    report and Blue
Recreational Use.                 management options and leading public input         used in other parts of the       Infrastructure report
                                  for the Sensitive Areas Initiative.                 country is very controversial.   should be crafted into
                                                                                                                       a reference document
 RN 3.1 Reduce
 resource impacts                  The Sensitive Areas Task Force Report              The Navigation &               for the local shoreline
 from water-based                 includes a ranked map of sensitive resource         Dredging Committee lost its      commission and BZA
 recreational activities          locations. Efforts to identify and locate aquatic   chairperson and as a result      boards.
                                  threats have been completed. A list of gaps has     much of the momentum for
                                  been created as part of the ranking matrix. The     this goal has been lost.          Reinstate NADAG
                                  report and maps were used by the Management
Draft Measure of Success          Team to identify priority areas for protection.
    List of resources and        Outreach activities coordinated by Salisbury
      incompatible activities.    University‘s PACE office were initiated (8/03)
                                  to get public and stakeholder feedback in the
    Changes in rate of
                                  process. Numerous presentations were made to
      resource impacts from
                                  local groups and decision makers. The MCBP
      water-based recreation.
                                  Policy Committee approved implementation
                                  activities Aug. 2004

Implementation Progress            To develop specific protection measures,
Year 1- 14% Some                  the Sensitive Areas Management Committee
Year 2- 37% Moderate              will tie in with the Fishery Management Plan,
Year 3- 48% Moderate              the Navigation and Dredging plan, and the
Year 4- 62% Substantial           Boating Safety plan. The Committee will
Year 5- 64% Substantial           consider such issues as resource sanctuaries,
                                  types of use zones, sensitive habitat areas,
Year 10- 73% Substantial          catch-and-release fishing, time-of-year
                                  restrictions, and public education campaigns.

                                   To enhance public awareness of resource
                                  protection issues and needs, these actions have
                                  been completed: 36 newspaper articles, size &
                                  creel brochures distributed, snapshots of the
                                  week in local newspapers, newsletters, 4 TV
                                  appearances, tip cards (4000 distributed), PWC
                                  pamphlet distributed. The Coast Guard
                                  auxiliary uses coastal bays program resources
                                  during annual boat inspections (stickers,
                                  brochures, tip cards). Free bilge socks
                                  distributed at annual boat show and other local
                                  festivals. The Boater‘s Guide to the Coastal
                                  Bays published and 10,000 copies were
                                  disseminated 2003. MCBP Fish rulers relates
                                  how to reduce boating impacts.

                                   EPA has designated the Northern Maryland
                                  coastal bays as a federal No-Discharge Area
                                  under Clean Water Act Section 312.

                                   A Water Use Assessment Survey of
                                  Boating on the Coastal Bays has been
                                  conducted twice. Results have been published
                                  and presented to the Program and public.

                                   DNR is undertaking a Blue Infrastructure
                                  Assessment: specifically focusing on aquatic
                                  values and the aquatic/terrestrial interface;
                                  surveys of aquatic, wetland and shoreline
                                  natural resources and identifying areas of
                                  highest ecological and economic value. (2009)
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 . Recreation & Navigation              Partner Initiative & Activities
                                                                                      Current Gaps &             Ideas & Opportunities
      Section (7 total)                                                                 Roadblocks                for Further Progress

RN Goal 4– Improve Boating          USCG Auxiliary and Active duty forces          RN 4.4.5 has not been
Safety in the Coastal Bays       conducted an 8-day survey of boating activity,      implemented. It calls
                                 4/12/98.A thorough study of search and rescue       for ―DNR & WC to
                                 cases including 1999 caseload, did not show         conduct a study to
                                 any significant activity beyond the norm. A         determine how boat
 RN 4.1 Improve                  follow up review in 2001 indicated the same         registration fees are
 navigation conditions at        results. No unusual or significant safety           distributed among
 Route 50 bridge and             problems were attributed to this area. SHA          counties and used.
 inlet                           has determined that high profile signs on           The study would
                                 bridge approaches describing condition of           examine how fees
 RN 4.2 Reduce conflicts
 between water-based
                                 current and safety warnings were not needed.        from locally derived
 activities and user             The only issue is shoaling.                         activities could be used
 groups                                                                              for boating
                                    The Navigation and Dredging Committee           enhancements &
 RN 4.3 Increase public          conducted a navigation analysis of the Coastal      additional law
 awareness of boating            Bays channel area including the Route 50
 rules and regulations                                                               enforcement in the
                                 bridge.                                             watershed.‖
 RN 4.4 Increase
 compliance with safe               The ACOE has been engaged in inlet
 boating and resource            dredging and beach replenishment. A South
 protection rules                Jetty modification project may also improve
                                 the long-term shoaling problem.
Draft Measure of Success
    Identification and             Water Use Assessment survey completed
      resolution of safety       and published in 2002. Results have been
      concerns. Number of        presented to the public and program.
      emergency reports
      from the Coast Guard.         Boat rental facilities are inspected
    Identification and          annually and on an as needed basis to insure
      changes in rates of        they are in compliance with State Law
      conflicts among users      regarding rental of seaworthy crafts and that
      of water-based             owners or agents possess a boating safety
      recreational resources.    education certificate as required by law.
    Degree of public
                                    NRP soliciting public input on speed              There is a correlation
      awareness of boating
                                 limits throughout the Inlet area. In 2003 DNR    between PWC accidents
      rules and regulations.
                                 put into effect a regulation restricting the     and PWC rentals. There
    Changes in violation        operation of personal watercraft in excess of    were 97 reported accidents
      rates of recreational      idle speed in waters less than 18‖ in depth.     during Jan. 2000 – Dec.
      boaters with resource      This regulation should reduce PWC impacts in     2003 (4 years). The
      protection regulations.    sensitive areas. DNR also has the authority to   accidents involved 33
                                 establish areas for PWC use. Accident            persons injured and one
                                 correlation. PWCs must operate at speeds of 6    fatality. Worcester County
Implementation Progress          knots or less within 100‘ of a bridge.           accounted for nearly 65%
Year 1- 27% Moderate                                                              of the PWC accidents
Year 2- 51% Substantial             The ―Boaters Guide to the Coastal Bays‖      statewide. The majority of
Year 3- 72% Substantial          was produced by MCBP in cooperation with         boating accidents in the
Year 4- 71% Substantial          DNR. 11,000 copies of the guide were printed     County involved PWCs
Year 5- 70% Substantial          & distributed. It includes general boat          and most were rentals.
                                 operation tips to reduce environmental
Year 10- 81% Full                impacts, boating safety tips, navigation
                                 information, an overview of PWC regulations,
                                 contact numbers, etc. Outreach conducted via
                                 annual Boat Show and newspaper columns, tip
                                 cards, Safe Boaters poster given to marinas
                                 and bait shops.

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             Video for PWC safety and proper use has
          been made locally and distributed. All renters
          of PWC are required to take a test. Renters of
          other craft are required to take a test if a
          temporary certificate of education is needed.

             USCG Auxiliary, DNR, and US Power
          Squadron offer safety courses. NRP has an
          agreement with OC Dept. of Parks and Rec to
          conduct these year round. Course is advertised
          by local groups and on DNR‘s website. The
          Maryland Basic Boating Course includes
          information on boating conditions in the
          coastal bays, sensitive habitat issues and
          MCBP contact information.

             MCBP grant funding has provided $4,470
          to support the Power Squadron‘s annual safe
          boating courses 2002 – 2009. The Ocean
          Pines Marine Activities Advisory Committee
          received $2,200 to produce and distribute
          Boaters Medical Emergency Decals with
          procedural information for contacting the
          USCG for assistance in an emergency. A TV
          and radio PSA was produced for $5K
          regarding safely navigating the Rt. 50 Bridge
          and Skimmer Island area.

              DNR NRP Reserve Officers Program in
          the coastal bays to enhance existing law
          enforcement efforts. Law enforcement is
          reviewed annually prior to the boating season.
          The Marina Watch Program aids enforcement.
          NRP has received a grant to provide additional
          patrol hours for fisheries enforcement in the
          Coastal Bays.
           ACT established an Assateague
          Coastkeeper Program in 2002. A boat has
          been donated and fundraising for the program
          is progressing. The Coastkeeper will work
          within the community to organize a watershed
          watch network and be a strong advocate for
          regulations that protect water quality and
          natural resources.

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                                                                                                                             Ideas &
     . Recreation &                          Partner Initiative & Activities
                                                                                                    Current Gaps &
                                                                                                                              es for
   Navigation Section                                                                                 Roadblocks
        (7 total)
                               The 2000 Land Preservation and Recreation Plan                   A potential kayak
RN Goal 5– Improve            includes an inventory of facilities, the inventory was updated    launch site was designed
Water-Based Recreational      in 2006. Wo County has 196 acres of parkland for every            for Ayres Creek. Grant
Opportunities and             1,000 residents which exceeds the state land acquisition goal     funding from SHA/DNR
Diversity of Access to        of 30 acres of parkland for every 1,000 citizens.                 trails and greenways
Coastal Bays and                                                                                program for improvements
Tributaries.                   Herring Creek Nature Park, a 44 acre passive recreation         may be available for
                              facility, was completed 2001. County has acquired Public          improvements at the site.
                              Landing marina. County brochures on recreational areas and        The project is being held
 RN 5.1 Enhance               DNR bay access guides have been distributed at trade and          up over with liability
 recreational access,         boat shows and Sunfest. The Isle of Wight WMA has been            insurance. (2009)
 opportunities, and           refurbished for better public access and includes a fishing
 infrastructure               pier and canoe launch site. Grey‘s Creek Preserve is
 RN 5.2 Increase public       currently being studied for passive recreational
 awareness of resource        opportunities.
 protection needs
                               The County Comprehensive Plan includes the passive
                              recreation in requested areas. Rural Legacy Program will
                              protect sensitive land in these areas. County‘s Birding
Draft Measure of Success      Weekend has events in these areas. Tourism Dept has
    Changes in rates of      received funding to do water trail/brochure for E.A. Vaughn
      water-based             area. Grants have been secured to retrofit boat ramps at
      recreation other than   Public Landing, Taylor‘s Landing and Bishopville.
    Changes in public         DNR and SHA continue to work in partnership to
      awareness regarding     support the development of trails and greenways and have
      safe boating and        drafted a new MOU to reinforce the commitment.
      protection of
      sensitive resources.       Brochure produced for boat dealers to encourage sales of
                              shallow draft vessels appropriate boats for desired uses in the
                              coastal bays.

Implementation Progress          Delmarva Low Impact Tourism Experiences (DELITE)
Year 1- 1% Minimal            has been working locally and regionally to promote tourism
Year 2- 22% Some              projects including the E.A. Vaughn canoe trail. Working
Year 3- 45% Moderate          with NPS on Assateague to produce a kayak trail from Ferry
Year 4- 62% Substantial       Landing to Tom‘s Cove.
Year 5- 61% Substantial
                               ―Boaters Guide to the Coastal Bays‖ is complete. The
Year 10- 80% Full             Guide includes; boat launch facilities, fishing areas and
                              regulations, boating rules and regulations, pollution
                              prevention practices, sensitive resources, areas to avoid, and
                              activities incompatible with natural resources. Plans for
                              dissemination include; marinas, boat clubs, Jet Ski rental
                              areas, coast guard auxiliary, festivals, etc.

                               Assateague National Park has allowed MCBP to acquire
                              and manage a canoe & bicycle rental stand on the island to
                              compliment NPS interpretation and public involvement.
                              MCBP coordinates with other local non-profits on the use
                              and availability of interpreter led canoe trips.

                               Clean up activities over the last 5 years has resulted in
                              nearly 20 tons of trash removed from the bays with the help
                              of over 800 volunteers.

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                                                                                                                      Ideas &
. Recreation & Navigation                Partner Initiative & Activities
                                                                                            Current Gaps &
                                                                                                                  Opportunities for
  Section       (7 total)                                                                                         Further Progress

RN Goal 6– Create
                              Discussions of what constitutes a marina have               This issue has been
Guidelines for Location                                                                     designated as a low
                             been held with the Citizens Advisory Committee and
New Facilities.                                                                             priority by Program
                             the Navigation & Dredging Advisory Group.
                             (NADAG). Definitions were collected, reviewed and              partners.
                             is available at the program office. MDE regulations
 RN 6.1 Reduce               include a ―marina‖ definition which is used for all
 resource impacts from       regulatory purposes.
 marinas dues to location
 and design                   Wo. County has asked to defer their evaluation of
                             marina locations. It is anticipated that this process will
                             be addressed when the Coastal Bays Sensitive Areas
                             Task Force‘s work and NADAG master plans are
Draft Measure of Success     complete.
    Establishment and use    The MCBP Policy Committee agreed to a
      of new marina          Quantifiable Goal of increasing participation in the
      location and design    State Clean Marina Initiative in 2004. Five local
      guidelines.            marinas are certified as ―Clean Marinas‖ (Advanced,
                             Bahia, OC Fishing Center, Sunset and Ocean Pines).
                             Additionally, the Assateague State Park is a ―Clean
Implementation Progress
                             Marina Partner‖. (2009)
Year 1- 18% Some
Year 2- 18% Some              The Wo. Co. zoning code severely limits potential
Year 3- 31% Moderate         locations for marinas.
Year 4- 46% Moderate
Year 5- 46% Moderate

Year 10- 60% Substantial

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     .Recreation &
                                         Partner Initiative & Activities
                                                                                           Current Gaps &
                                                                                                                         Ideas &
                                                                                                                     Opportunities for
   Navigation Section                                                                        Roadblocks
                                                                                                                     Further Progress
        (7 total)
                              A No Discharge Zone has been established in the
RN Goal 7– Implement         northern coastal bays (2002)                                 MDE has the               Effort needs to be
Sustainable Management       A survey of the 14 marinas in the northern coastal bays     ―First Response‖           directed towards
Practices at Harbors and     has shown that 6 collect solid waste for recycling (e.g.    responsibility.            increasing antifreeze
Marinas.                     glass, aluminum), 1 collects antifreeze, and 0 collect      Need to discuss plan       recycling and
                             used gasoline. All marinas in the Coastal Bays have         development strategy       augmenting oil &
                             been evaluated by MDE to ensure that permits and            with MDE. The public       solid waste recycling.
 RN 7.1 Reduce water         mandatory requirements are in place and are being           does not have a firm
 pollution from marina       complied with.                                              understanding of who        Waste gasoline is
 operations and practices                                                                the first contact should   a perennial problem
                              The Clean Marina Initiative was developed in              be in an emergency.        at marinas – it is a
 RN 7.2 Reduce               association with industry partners beginning in the fall                               hazardous waste and
 resource damage from
                             of 1999. The CMI has developed a comprehensive                                         expensive to dispose
 oil and hazardous                                                                        USCG: new plan
 material spills
                             pollution prevention manual for marina operators and an                                of. Boater education
                                                                                         is on hold while
                             awards program to recognize environmentally                                            of how to prevent
                                                                                         dealing with increase
                             responsible marinas. Inspections determine compliance                                  gasoline from going
                                                                                         in demand for
                             with sewage pump-out capabilities, pollution prevention                                stale and what to do
                                                                                         homeland security.
                             plans, and stormwater discharge permits.                                               with it once it has
Draft Measure of Success
                                 The CMI, with funding from EPA, made grants                                       needs to be
    Changes in numbers
                                   available to marinas in the Isle Of Wight Bay                                    emphasized.
      of BMPs and level
                                   watershed to cover 75% of the cost of purchasing
      of pollution control
                                   and implementing pollution prevention measures
      infrastructure at
                                   including Pump Out equipment and Fish Cleaning
                                   stations and Petroleum Control Kits.
    Evaluation of current
                              Public awareness of pollution prevention problems
      pollution response
                             and solutions are addressed in the Homeowner‘s Guide
      capabilities and
                             and Boater‘s Guide. Telephone directories include a
      implementation of
                             section with emergency contact numbers.
                              Evaluation of pollution response capabilities has
                             been requested. Mid-Atlantic Coastal Committee is re-
                             evaluating response capabilities and contingency plans.
Implementation Progress      A Contingency plan for the Virginia Coast will be
Year 1- 45% Moderate         expanded to include the coastal bays of MD. This
Year 2- 60% Substantial      includes a typical response approach to a major spill and
Year 3- 71% Substantial      a series of booming priority maps.
Year 4- 84% Full
Year 5- 88% Full              Local fire departments are the first responders with
                             the support of MDE and the USCG. The Coast Guard
Year 10- 98% Full            conducts training exercises every 4 months or so for
                             new recruits. In addition, MDE has an emergency
                             response division and WC has a local emergency
                             planning committee.

                              The Ocean City Fire Marshall attends regular
                             training sessions including oil spill response and
                             cleanup, and biological and chemical terrorism.
                             Specialized equipment is tested periodically. Bob
                             Rhodes is the OC spill response point person.

                              MCBP provided 1400 free bilge socks to local
                             marinas and boaters (2003).

                              A dead end canal at Greys Creek is being converted
                             into a natural shoreline.

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 Community & Economic                       Partner Initiative & Activities
                                                                                           Current Gaps &
                                                                                                                Ideas &
                                                                                                            Opportunities for
Development Section (4 total)                                                                Roadblocks
                                                                                                            Further Progress

CE Goal 1– Educate and             Consultant prepared study ―Economic Impacts of
Inform the Population So It Can   Growth and Land Use Change on Coastal Bays
Make Knowledgeable Decisions      Resources‖ on fiscal impacts;, MDP, and Worcester
About What It Wants For Its       County are reviewing study results and methodology.
Community and Future.
                                   Worcester County has placed some map resources
                                  on their website. MDP website also contains GIS
                                  resources for Worcester County. DNR and EPA have
 CE 1.1 Increase public           MERLIN and ―Surf your watershed‖ atlases.
                                   Public participation is solicited during WRAS
 CE 1.2 Improve
 planning tools                   subwatershed studies and includes numerous public
                                   Ocean City organized and supports the Ocean City
                                  Development Corporation, which is a non-profit
                                  dedicated to the revitalization of downtown Ocean
Draft Measure of Success          City. The Town is participating in the MD Smart
    Numbers of citizens          Codes Program, including adoption of the Maryland
      contacted through           Rehabilitation Code, Community Legacy Program,
      educational efforts.        and Neighborhood Conservation Program.
    Use of new tools and data
      by local governments in      WC sponsored a presentation on ―Better
      implementing the            Development for the Eastern Shore‖ (9/03)
                                   MCBP activities include: Citizens Advisory
                                  Committee. Coast Day is held annually. Design
Implementation Progress           charretts organized for residential planned
Year 1- 25% Some                  communities. Support for ―green‖ coastal lab,
Year 2- 42% Moderate              Visioning and Worcester 2000. Canal Front Property
Year 3- 63% Substantial           Owners workshop. Clean Streets/Clean Waters
Year 4- 70% Substantial           campaign. Builders for the Bay roundtable. Volunteer
Year 5- 68% Substantial           water quality and horseshoe crab monitoring.
                                  Newspaper columns, Alternative Futures, Adopt-a-
Year 10- 75% Full                 Street, hotel door hangers, Chamber of
                                  Commerce/HMRA articles, Homeowners Guide, TV,
                                  radio, newsletters. Provide internships. Provide
                                  outreach through guided interpretation canoe trips and
                                  bike rentals. Staff serves on other local non-profit

                                   MCBP actively promotes workshops including
                                  ―tools for watershed protection‖ by the Coastal Zone
                                  Management group, Restore Americas Estuaries, Dean
                                  End Canals workshop, Green Infrastructure at the
                                  Local Level, promoted MDE‘s ―better development
                                  for the E. Shore‖(2003). The National non-point
                                  source conference in OC (2004). Presentations given
                                  at the Atlantic Estuarine Research Society in OC
                                  (2009) and integral in securing funds for the Grow
                                  Berlin Green initiative. Founding partner and
                                  coordinator of the Delmarva Atlantic Watershed
                                  Network that serves as a regional planning group.

                                   MCBP produced and has widely distributed the
                                  2004 State of the Bays report and the more
                                  comprehensive Shifting Sands book in 2009. More

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           than $64K in implementation funding was provided to
           Univ. of MD CES for the book project which details
           recommendations & conclusions form scientific
           studies to date, management issues, chapters for each
           embayment, local history comparisons to other global
           lagoons, nutrient levels, water quality, living resources
           and habitat conditions.

            First Osprey Award given Aug. 2002 to Joe & Ilia
           Fehrer. Second awarded to Jeanne Lynch (2004).
           Carolyn Cummins (2006).

            Funding by MCBP for community projects &
           programs includes: Community Visioning exercise in
           1999. Worcester 2000 public survey. Alternative
           Futures Workshop. $20K Comprehensive Plan
           education campaign. $10K zoning education campaign
           and community meetings (~300 in attendance).
            2001 minigrant ($5,000) for the production of 12
           environmental awareness PSAs, which were
           incorporated into Coastal Homes & Gardens TV
           programs. 2002- $2K minigrant to support the
           Delmarva Birding Weekend, $5K minigrant for the
           MD Breeding Bird Atlas (additional $3K in 2003),
           $5K for Coast Kids in 2002, $3,000 in 2003, $5,000 in
           2005, $2,000 in 2006, $4,000 in 2007, $2,500 in 2009.
           2003- $520 minigrant for Outdoor Discovery Camp
           for inner city youth. 2005- $2K minigrant to Atlantic
           General Hospital to support the 8th Vision for Total
           Health Conference which incorporates environmental
           health & impacts, $5,000 in funding given to Assat.
           State Park Nature Center for public education &
           environmental displays, $1,000 for Assa. State Park
           Day Camp. 2007- $920 minigrant to 4H to develop
           teaching tools about "Shrinking habitats in the MD
           Coastal Bays". $4K minigrant to DELITE for training
           volunteer docents in interpretation & ecology. $3K
           provided to the Audubon Society to promote
           ecologically sound land-use planning. 2008- $2,500
           provided to ACT to implement Grow Berlin Greener
           projects. 2009- $1,600 minigrant to OP Environment
           & Natural Assets Committee to develop an educational
           campaign & signage regarding OP wildlife & natural
           resources along the South Gate Pond.
            OC holds bioretention workshops and seminars and
           has produced a rain garden manual to educate and
           encourage citizens to reduce stormwater inputs.
           Additionally, the town has a volunteer corps of
           individuals who periodically clean and replant the

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                                                                                                                            Ideas &
    Community &                                                                                  Current Gaps &         Opportunities
 Economic Development                        Partner Initiative & Activities
                                                                                                    Roadblocks            for Further
    Section (4 total)                                                                                                       Progress
                                                                                                     WC has asked
CE Goal 2– Foster A           Information provided by MD Dept. of Planning includes             to defer the action         All shelters
Community Consensus On       information, analysis, and examples to augment Smart Growth         of adopting            must be capable
The Desired Future           in the Coastal Bays. As part of these recommendations, MDP          regulations that       of withstanding
Condition of the Maryland    is providing the following publications from its Model and          minimize National      full hurricane
Coastal Bays Region and a    Guideline series: Preparing a Sensitive Areas Element for the       Flood Insurance        winds.
Vision of How To Promote     Comprehensive Plan; Sensitive Areas, Volume II; Key Growth          Program incentives
Worcester County As A        Management and Preservation Tools for Successful Rural              for building and        Evacuate
Vacation Destination,        Legacy Proposals; Transferable Development Rights; Smart            rebuilding in          tourists first to
Farming Region, Resource     Growth and Neighborhood Conservation Initiatives; Urban             floodplains.           their home
Protection Area, and         Growth Boundaries; Revisiting the Comprehensive Plan-The                                   locations. This
Retirement Community,        Six Year Review; Sizing and Shaping Growth Areas. These                  Insufficient     will allow
While Protecting and         documents are designed for local planners and others involved       capacity of shelters   sufficient room in
Preserving Coastal Bays.     in these issues. They provide background, descriptions,             for locals using the   the shelters for
                             purpose, and examples of some of the more relevant planning         current evacuation     locals.
                             tools for Smart Growth in the Coastal Bays.                         announcement
                              Conducted Dept. of Planning‘s Alternative Futures                 scheme.
                             Analysis in the summer and fall of 1999. Turned over all of
 CE 2.1 Reduce threat of
 development to cultural     the data and related information to Worcester County‘s               Decisions on
 and natural resources       consultant for their Worcester 2000 work. MDP, consultant           infrastructure
                             and WC have produced recommendations. Alternative                   should consider
 CE 2.2 Articulate long-
                             Futures was presented to the WC planning commission and to          evacuation issues.
 term vision
                             be used in the County Comprehensive Plan. Carrying capacity         There is inadequate
                             benchmarks will be incorporated.                                    funding currently to
 CE 2.3 Enhance natural
 disaster planning
                                                                                                 address this issue.
                              Worcester County designated as a State ―Priority Place‖, a
                             new growth strategy to support existing community‘s efforts
                             for revitalization and enhancement.
Draft Measure of Success
    Number of
                              The Maryland Forestry Task Force has produced an
                             analysis of forestry industries and recommendations to ensure
      emulating culture
                             its long-term viability and environmental benefits. A
      and character of the
                             MARBIDCO loan program has been developed for the forest
                             industry, and the Sustainable Forestry Act was passed, adding
    Number of new           policy-level support for maintaining a viable forest industry.
      businesses             The Bay Bank is being developed to help link landowners to
      dependent on the       emerging ecosystem markets (ex. carbon, forest mitigation,
      region‘s culture and   habitat, etc.) (2009)
    Hold public meetings     Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Plan has been developed.
      and publication of     These components will be incorporated into the
      brochure regarding     Comprehensive Plan. MCBP provided a $3,500 minigrant for
      growth scenarios.      African American historical panels for placement in the
    Modification and        watershed. Wo. Co. has provided $100K for the restoration of
     enforcement of          the Germantown School and $75K for the 1752 Rackliffe
     relevant local codes    House Trust.
     and policies to
     protect against          A Hazard Mitigation Plan was completed and adopted in
     coastal hazards and     2006. The Worcester County Emergency Management Office
     minimize economic       is available to manage activities before, during and after the
     loss.                   impact of natural and technological disaster to protect the lives
                             and property within the County. The office operates under the
Implementation Progress      concept of Comprehensive Emergency Management which
Year 1- 9% Minimal           applies to all types of hazards and requires a partnership
Year 2- 50% Moderate         among all levels of government, the private sector, industry,
Year 3- 60% Substantial      volunteer organizations and the public. The committee meets
Year 4- 64% Substantial      quarterly and is open to the public.
Year 5- 62% Substantial
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                               A bill has been drafted to amend code for local
Year 10- 72% Substantial   floodplain ordinances to require one foot of freeboard above
                           the 100-year floodplain elevation for development in tidally
                           influenced floodplains.

                               For regional evacuation planning, the Delmarva
                           Emergency Task force meets regularly. They concentrate on
                           the regional aspects of emergency management and
                           evacuation. The OC Emergency Management Plan was last
                           updated in 2002. This has been reviewed by MEMA and
                           includes an evacuation plan.

                               OC has adopted a Hazard Mitigation Plan and is soon to
                           begin expanding it into an all-hazard mitigation plan. This
                           Plan has been approved by FEMA for compliance with
                           requirements of Flood Mitigation Assistance Program.

                               OC participates in Community Rating System (CRS)
                           through FEMA that focuses on properties susceptible to
                           flooding. For individual business and community disaster
                           plans, OC has annual public awareness efforts, dissemination
                           of educational materials, and education to condominium

                               OC development codes are continually reviewed by staff.
                           Amendments are made when necessary. The International
                           Building Code and the new Maryland Stormwater regulations
                           have been adopted by OC.

                            DNR has provided WC with general sea level rise
                           technical information and offered technical assistance. DNR is
                           leading the Coastal Hazards Initiative Work Group to develop
                           a report on improved hazard response and mitigation planning.
                           The MCBP Policy Committee reviewed the key findings and
                           recommendations the Work Group (5 recommendations & 40
                           actions). The PC approved better coordination between local
                           (tri-county) and State planning groups. DNR and the USGS
                           has developed and published a Wo. Co. Sea Level Rise
                           Inundation Model to be used to predict storm surge inundation
                           of areas affected by category 1-4 hurricanes and the rate of
                           land loss from sea level.

                            The state produced Maryland‘s Climate Action Plan (Aug.
                           2008) which includes a Comprehensive Strategy to Reduce
                           Vulnerability to Climate Change. The vision for future
                           preparedness is targeted at 1) reducing impact to existing built
                           environments 2) shifting to sustainable investments
                           3)enhancing preparedness plans and 4) restoring & protecting
                           natural resources and resource based industries.

                            Worcester County has completed roadway corridor plans
                           which include specific recommendations for safety, aesthetics
                           and transportation efficiency for Rt. 50, the northern end of Rt.
                           113. Rt. 589 plan is currently underway.

                            Zoning and subdivision codes were updated in 2009. The
                           code changes reflect much of what was recommended in the
                           county comprehensive plan. Builder‘s for the Bay roundtable
                           recommendations served as a precursor.

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                                                                                                                     Ideas &
    Community &                                                                                   Current Gaps   Opportunities
 Economic Development                          Partner Initiative & Activities
                                                                                                   & Roadblocks    for Further
    Section (4 total)                                                                                                Progress

CE Goal 3– Manage The
                              WC and OC tourism groups working cooperatively on issues of
Watershed To Maximize
                             natural resources. OC ―Clean Streets, Clean Waters‖ slogan can be
Economic Benefits While
                             found on bumper stickers, trash receptacles and upon city buses.
Minimizing Negative
                             MCBP helped to start Adopt a Street (stormwater drain stenciling)
Resource Impacts.
                             program. New construction projects require energy and water
                             efficient components. OC requires all businesses to recycle, while
                             encouraging residents to do so. Educational panels regarding
                             shoreline restoration produced for Macky‘s Bar & Grill and Sunset
 CE 3.1 Reduce impacts       Island community.
 of tourism
                              The International Building and Housing Codes address numerous
 CE 3.2 Reduce loss of       energy conservation issues and are vigorously enforced through the
 farmland                    building permit application process and checklist.
 CE 3.3 Establish
 sustainable development      WC Tourism Dept is developing consolidated brochure on
 patterns                    heritage tourism in Worcester and updating 100 mile View Trail
 CE 3.4 Manage               brochure.
 groundwater consumption
 CE 3.5 Reduce airborne       DELITE: Delmarva Low Impact Tourism Experiences is
 pollution                   promoting the Delmarva Birding Weekends and Hotel/Tour,
                             Package Weekends for tourists. These package tours combine local
                             hotels to natural resource based activities. MCBP manages the
Draft Measure of Success     DELITE grant to promote ecotourism opportunities. 2009- DLITE
    Number of tourists      and others sponsored a 3 day Green Business Training event at
      reached through        Wor Wic and at the OC Hotel/Motel/Restaurant Assoc. green expo.
      education and
                              DNR Catch and Creel signs and brochures educate tourists on
    Change in rates of      fish size and catch limits. These are distributed yearly throughout
      farmland conversion.   the watershed for tourists. MCBP provided fishermen with free
    Changes in relative     circle hooks and boat rulers.
      amount of eco-
      tourism and eco-        The hotel/motel industry has enthusiastically received the
      business interests.    ―conservation door hanger‖ 23,000 were distributed in 2002,
    Changes in rates of     20,000 in 2003.
      adoption of water
      conservation            Commissioners remain committed to maintaining integrity of
      measures.              A-1 zoning. Wo. Co. is a state certified Maryland Agricultural
    Level of citizen and    Preservation Program area. Additionally, Wo. Co. has completed a
      business               draft Priority Preservation Area Element required by the state for
      participation in       inclusion in the Comprehensive Plan (2009).
      energy conservation
      programs.               The Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation has
                             preserved more than 4,000 acres in Wo. Co. since 1996.

Implementation Progress       MCBP provided funding: $3,200 minigrant to MD Extension
Year 1- 3% Minimal           Service for ―Developing Organic & Sustainable Ag Practices on
Year 2- 16% Some             MD‘s E. Shore‖ (2002), $2,500 to UMCE for education on
Year 3- 21% Some             ―preserving farmland & improving economic self-reliance of
Year 4- 28% Moderate         farmers in Wo.Co. through implementation of Agro tourism
Year 5- 27% Moderate         initiatives‖ (2004). Co-sponsored CAC speaker regarding organic
                             farming practices.
Year 10- 38% Moderate
                                MDA routinely provides information and technical assistance

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        for aquaculture development in response to all requests, including
        clam production as part of a project with the Univ. or MD and
        private companies. A successful clam operation can be found at
        Public Landing.

         Also a new DNR Forestry position is pursuing options for
        expanded markets on the Eastern Shore. A Coastal Bays Forestry
        Group was convened to investigate incentives for the production of
        hardwood species.

         Supported FibreShore electric plant concept and Perdue
        pelletizing plant. Encouraging MD Capitol Enterprises to develop a
        local business carrying ‗green‘ products. June 2006, Cropper Oil
        of Berlin opened Maryland Biodiesel, the first biodiesel plant in
        MD. The plant has the capacity to produce 500,000 gallons of fuel
        annually and can increase to 1,500,000 gallons. 2009: Wind power
        projects are being considered for offshore in DE and MD. Ocean
        City has a code ordinance for wind power turbines on private
         MCBP and Assateague NPS has secured funding to develop the
        Coastal Stewards program to hire 12 high school/university
        students form low income & minority communities to develop
        green job skills that can be used locally. (2008-2009)

         Water conservation education stressed via Homeowner‘s
        Guide, newspaper columns, newsletter, TV, conservation door
        hangers used by the hotel/motel industry, articles in the Chamber of                      Continued
        Commerce and HMRA newsletters. Rain barrel give-away well                MGS is         education is
        received.                                                               proposing a      necessary to
         2002 Drought conditions required mandatory conservation and           modeling study   affect change.
        enhanced awareness of groundwater resources. USGS has                   of the OC and    Consider
        conducted studies of nitrate in the water table aquifer aimed at        Manokin          investigating
        assessing nitrogen loading to the bays. They are also continuing to     aquifer          the cost of
        collect chloride samples of the aquifers used by OC. The MGS            systems as a     producing a
        assessment is intended to provide new scientific information data       follow up to a   gallon of water
        management and analyses tools in managing ground water in the           previous         and the cost to
        Coastal Plain. The study is scheduled to be completed by 2013.          investigation    treat a gallon
                                                                                published in     of wastewater.
         The West Ocean City Park-n-Ride, in conjunction with the City         1993. Funding    Many people
        and County public bus systems encourages fewer vehicles in Ocean        sources have     do not know
        City. The bus system carries some 4,000,000 passengers per year,        not been         what their day
        many of whom are traveling to work.                                     identified.      gallon use/day
         The Town of Berlin has two employees trained to conduct energy                         is.
        audits for residents. The town is considering providing credits to
        those residents that implement energy saving recommendations.
         2006: the Maryland Healthy Air Act, SB 154/HB 189, requires
        power plant operators to use affordable, modern technology to
        reduce air pollution. In addition to taking steps to reduce carbon
        dioxidethis Act will help the state to fight serious harmful effects
        on human and environmental health caused by mercury, nitorogen
        and sulfur.
         2007: The Maryland Clean Cars Act (SB103/HB 131) helps the
        state reach a goal of strengthening auto emissions by requiring a
        small percentage of new cars sold in MD to meet more effective
        emission standards starting in the 2011 model year. It is anticipated
        that 4.4 million tons per year of carbon dioxide will be reduced by
         2007: Solar Energy (SB 595/HB 1016) adds solar energy to the
        Renewable Portfolio Standard making Maryland‘s solar energy
        requirement third highest in the nation.

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      Community &                                                                          Current Gaps &
                                                                                                                         Ideas &
 Economic Development                    Partner Initiative & Activities                                             Opportunities for
    Section (4 total)                                                                                                Further Progress

CE Goal 4– Enhance the
                               . Development is promoted in designated areas by         DNR Growth and
Level of Sustainability in                                                              Resource Conservation
                              upholding strict A-1 zoning and supporting land
Land Use Decision Making.                                                               Division considers this
                              protection initiatives in areas not zoned for
                              development.                                              action identical to CE
                                                                                        1.1.1 –Develop and
                               Comprehensive Plan update is complete,                  distribute information on
                              Subwatershed plans and Builders for the Bay               costs of community
 CE 4.1 Promote               recommendations encourage conservation
 planned growth                                                                         services related to land
                              subdivisions. Worcester 2000 Report recommends            use.
 CE 4.2 Promote               including subdivision design. Zoning and subdivision
 environmental protection     codes updated in 2009.                                    This is not identical to
                                                                                        CE 1.1.1, but achieving
                               MCBP has Funded Alternative Futures report,             CE 1.1.1 will help with
 CE 4.3 Enhance the           Speaker series and an early groundwater study.
 buffering capacity of the
                                                                                        achieving CE 4.1 because
 watershed's tidal and                                                                  the audiences are
                               WC has produced Route 50 corridor plan and Rt.          different. The audience
 nontidal shoreline area
                              113 now being studied. Encouragement for                  for CE 1.1 is public
 CE 4.4 Improve               aesthetically pleasing streetscapes, etc is being         participation. The
 efficiency of                addressed by the WC Planning Commission in the            audience for CE 4.1 is
 transportation systems       Comprehensive Plan and also the Route 50, 611 and         policy change.
 CE 4.5 Make the              589 corridor plans. WC adopted new road standards in
 enforcement of               PUDs.
 environmental laws                                                                      The state program
 more consistent                                                                        has a ―one size fits all‖
 CE 4.6 Enhance                Charrettes held for two local residential               approach. It needs to be
 coordination between         developments to incorporate structural design with        amended to address local
 Delaware, Maryland and       environmental benefits.                                   concerns. While we
 Virginia                                                                               support the concept of
                               Designed ―Environmental Regulations &                   Smart Growth, the
                              Permitting: An Update for Real Estate Professionals       Eastern Shore needs
Draft Measure of Success      and Developers‖ course delivered at Wor Wic               separate standards, like
    Number of                Community College. A Pollution Prevention course          the state has adopted
      developments within     has been co-developed with OC.                            concerning stormwater
      municipalities or                                                                 management.
      developments not         Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Area                         Smart growth works
      dependent upon new       In 2002 the Maryland General Assembly passed the         well in urban areas, but,
      infrastructure.         Atlantic Coastal Bays Protection Act for the purpose      because the charm of the
    Numbers of               of preserving, protecting, and improving the water        Eastern Shore is its small
      developments using      quality and natural habitats of the Atlantic Coastal      towns, the state policy of
      incentives to enhance   Bays and their tributaries. The Legislature has           concentrating growth
      the resource            determined that the Atlantic Coastal Bays require         around them is
      protection elements     especially sensitive consideration with regard to         destroying this ―very
      in their proposals.     development. It is the intent of the County               small town‖ atmosphere.
                              Commissioners to establish a local Program to             A better policy would be
    Changes in the use
                              implement the requirements of the Act with the            one that allows the
      and extent of                                                                     creation of new, quaint
      vegetative buffers      purpose of:
                              (1) To establish a Resource Protection Program for the    small towns. Also, the
      along the tidal
                                  Atlantic Coastal Bays and their tributaries by        State‘s annexation policy
                                  fostering more sensitive development activity for     allows towns to annex
    Development of               certain shoreline areas so as to minimize damage to   without consideration of
      regional                    water quality and natural habitats, while promoting   additional County
      transportation plan,        development;                                          expenses.
      county-wide bus          (2) To implement the Resource Protection Program;
      system. Changes in       and                                                          As of 2005 the County
      per capita               (3) To authorize, ordain and impose a critical area      is investigating ways to
      automobile travel        protection program to provide for reasonable             implement an Adequate
      miles.                   restrictions, reasonably enforced on properties in the   Public Facilities
                                                                                        ordinance, but considers
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    Changes in rates of      Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Area.                    it‘s current policy of
      inspection,             Insert info on the 2008 amendment that allows the       requiring developers to
      compliance violation    Critical Area Commission to amend the law without       provide infrastructure as
      and other               going through the state legislature. This allows        a better way of allocating
      enforcement             projects/solutions/enforcement actions to occur more    resources.
      activities.             quickly in response to on the ground activities.
    Number and extent of                                                              WC and OC did a
      coordinating            The State of Maryland has changed emphasis on          pilot bio-diesel test, but
      activities among       rural mass transit. There has been an expansion of the   did not continue the
      Maryland, Delaware     regional- lower Shore bus system.                        program due to expense
      and Virginia.                                                                   issues. Regional support
                              Worcester County has completed roadway                 for biodiesel is necessary
                             corridor plans which include specific                    to promote its use and
                             recommendations for safety, aesthetics and               long-term viability.
                             transportation efficiency for Rt. 50, the northern end
Implementation Progress      of Rt. 113. Rt. 589 plan is currently underway. SHA is    Enforcement staff is
Year 1- 16% Some             limiting access to Route 113. Ocean City has             perennially understaffed.
Year 2- 33% Moderate         implemented a Park-and-Ride facility in West Ocean
Year 3- 41% Moderate         City and is discussing another for North OC.              Judges need to be
Year 4- 38% Moderate                                                                  educated. When actions
Year 5- 42% Moderate          Delegation for sediment and erosion control            are taken and proceed to
                             enforcement was granted to Worcester County.             a court hearing, judges
Year 10- 55% Substantial                                                              often do not resolve in
                              WC has set up coordination mechanism;                  favor of the ecosystem.
                             Technical Review Committee. State reps are               MDE has material for
                             informed of meetings. Bi-monthly wetlands meetings       judges, but has not been
                             are attended by state reps. With regard to maintenance   able to set up meetings
                             agreements; local governments and municipalities are     with judges and judicial
                             required to adopt a stormwater mgmt ordinance. The       staff.
                             Ordinance contains inspection and maintenance
                             requirements for stormwater mgmt measures. The new        Current county
                             Stormwater Design Manual provides planning, design,      policy is to ―gain
                             construction and maintenance specifications for          compliance‖ while public
                             structural and non-structural stormwater BMPs.           perception is non-
                             County strategy is to gain compliance by working         compliance. The county
                             with landowners and project managers. Fines are          should embark on an
                             generally used when all other options have been          effort to publicize how
                             exhausted.                                               their policies are gaining
                              When projects are under consideration, MDE will
                             implement Supplemental Environmental Projects in          Need indicators and
                             the damaged area to the extent possible. MDE             measurements to track
                             encourages pre-application meetings. Training            how well voluntary
                             material to assist the regulated community is being      compliance is working.
                             developed. MDE published pending permit
                             applications and enforcement actions in the MDE           Tracking system is
                             Environment monthly.                                     needed to follow BMPs,
                                                                                      (location, maintenance
                              Regional efforts have included: The Delmarva           and inspection schedules,
                             Tri-State Conference, Hurricane planning, Water          ownership and contact
                             Quality measurement and planning, Macroalgae &           information.)
                             Water Quality, Agricycle. Delmarva Conservation
                             Corridor, Regional Habitat Plan development, Dead
                             End Canals workshop, MD/DE Invasive Species
                             work, Atlantic Estuarine Conference, Delmarva
                             Atlantic Watershed Network.

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                                                                                   Lead     Support
Action      Description
                                                                                   Agency   Agencies

            DNR will transplant or reseed to appropriate areas where restored
            SAV beds are likely to naturally recover in bays by identifying
FW 1.6.5A                                                                          DNR      NPS, MCBP
            unvegetated areas that meet water quality & sediment requirements
            & prioritizing sites based on appropriateness & need.

            DNR will transplant or reseed to appropriate areas where restored
FW 1.6.5B   SAV beds are likely to naturally recover in bays by DNR & MCBP         DNR      MCBP
            carrying out citizen and school-based restoration projects.
            MCBP will develop events to educate public on impacts of trash,
FW 1.8.1    including tributaries and bridge areas where the problem is most       MCBP
            OC will improve trash management on beaches by placing lids on
FW 1.8.3    trash cans and emptying them more frequently where deemed              OC
            necessary and feasible.
            WC and MCBP will organize effort to clean-up trash from dead-
FW 1.8.4                                                                           MCBP
            end canals.
            MCBP will educate public and organize events to pick up plywood
FW 1.8.5    and debris from abandoned duck blinds in marshes where plywood         MCBP
            and boards smother marsh grasses.

            DNR and USDOI will conduct field studies in the watershed to test
FW 2.1.2    hypotheses about the relationships of particular species to certain    DNR      USDOI
            kinds of habitat conditions.
            DNR and WC will develop a total forest management strategy that
            incorporates, where appropriate, habitat requirements of identified
FW 2.1.3                                                                           DNR      WC
            species in the WC comprehensive plan and zoning and subdivision
            DNR will investigate alternative protection and management
FW 2.1.5                                                                           DNR
            strategies for forests along streams and wetlands.

            WC will encourage retention of large tracts of hardwood and mixed
FW 2.1.6                                                                           WC

            DNR will investigate need for variable cost-share rates for species-
FW 2.3.1                                                                           DNR
            specific management goals.
            DNR will encourage funding of state and private nursery
            production to assure, through partnerships, that sufficient low-cost
FW 2.3.2                                                                           DNR
            and diverse seedlings are available to achieve all program
            DNR will seek funding for different management options and
FW 2.3.3A                                                                          DNR      WC, NRCS
            improve delivery of funds and implementation.

            MCBP will ensure coordination with other programs, such as FIP,
FW 2.3.3B                                                                          MCBP
            WHIP, SIP, and CREP.

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                                                                                   Lead     Support
Action      Description
                                                                                   Agency   Agencies
            DNR will investigate the opportunities to more closely coordinate
            and assimilate programs that are under-utilized and fragmented.
FW 2.3.4A   Increase cost share options (e.g. for management plans and tree        DNR
            DNR will investigate the opportunities to more closely coordinate
FW 2.3.4B   and assimilate programs that are under-utilized and fragmented.        DNR
            Educate public on what programs are available.
            MDE/ ACOE will develop comprehensive wetlands mitigation
            master plan for coastal bays watershed that focuses mitigation         MDE,
FW 3.3.1    where losses occur, targets types & functions lost for replacement     ACOE
            & requires that impacts in CB watershed be mitigated in watershed.
            MDE and ACOE will work with appropriate federal and state
            agencies to outline potential mitigation programs, long-range          MDE,     NRCS,
FW 3.3.2
            management procedures, and goals for mitigated wetlands.               ACOE     MCBP, LSLT
            WC GIS will compile & distribute maps of public & private
FW 3.3.3    mitigation/restoration activities annually to provide public with      WC
                                                                                            ACOE, SHA
            information & generate more public interest in mitigation issues.
            MDE and ACOE will develop new opportunities for wetland
FW 3.3.4                                                                           MDE      ACOE
            creation and restoration.
            WC will generate a list of private mitigation restoration sites by
            educating and polling landowners and include the coastal bays in
FW 3.3.5                                                                           WC       MDE, ACOE
            the existing multi-agency landowner registration program for
            wetland restoration and creation.
            ACOE and MDE will investigate options for leveraging existing
FW 3.3.6    creation and mitigation programs and fostering new ones.                        MDE
            MDA will map all existing mosquito ditches and DNR will assist
FW 3.5.1    with identifying sensitive species and other habitats needing          MDA      DNR
            specific consideration.
            MDA will evaluate results of studies outside WC on mosquito
            control, open marsh water mgmt, & other mosquito mgmt
FW 3.5.2    techniques & develop an approach which includes a combination of       MDA      DNR
            mgmt systems applicable to certain sites & dependent on needs &
            goals in WC.
            MDA will develop informational brochures and other materials on
FW 3.5.3    mosquitoes (life cycle & control options), alternative management      MDA
            opportunities and benefits for landowners.
            WC & DNR will assess (negative & positive) of mosquito ditching
                                                                                            WC, MDA,
FW 3.5.4    on plant & wildlife species (e.g., black rail, sharp-tailed sparrow)   DNR
            and other environmental conditions.

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                                                                                 Lead     Support
Action      Description
                                                                                 Agency   Agencies
            DNR will identify habitat requirements for rare and endangered
            species and identify potential areas where it may be suitable to
FW 4.2.1    establish new habitats.                                              DNR

            DNR and WC will complete habitat inventory for coastal bays and
FW 4.2.2    incorporate findings in new County Comprehensive Plan.               WC       DNR

            MDE will target use of any mitigation funds to complement
            protection of adjacent habitats to the extent possible.
FW 4.2.4                                                                         MDE

            USFWS and DNR will identify target species and habitat needs for
FW 4.3.1    reintroduction.                                                      DNR      USFWS, WC

            USFWS and DNR will locate sites which can be managed for
FW 4.3.2    reintroduction process.                                              DNR      USFWS, WC
            DNR and USFWS will investigate mechanisms to protect adjacent
FW 4.3.3    landowners (e.g. compensation process as found in the Delaware       DNR      USFWS
            DNR/MDA will decrease the unintentional introduction of
FW 5.1.1B   invasive/exotic species by using appropriate chemical, mechanical,   DNR
            or biological control agents.
            DNR/MDA will decrease the unintentional introduction of
FW 5.1.1C   invasive/exotic species by working with local nursery industry to    MDA
            do general education/outreach
            DNR will educate the public about the detrimental effects of
FW 5.1.2    exotic/invasive species into the area when appropriate.              DNR

            DNR will prohibit the intentional introduction of exotic/invasive
FW 5.1.3    species into the area when appropriate.                              DNR

            DNR will discourage human activities and land management                      MCBP,
            practices that promote undesirable species by educating the public            municipalities,
FW 5.2.1                                                                         DNR      homeowners,
            (e.g. negative impacts of feeding waterfowl populations and
            providing 'sanctuary' ponds for geese to roost).                              UMCE
            DNR will promote enhanced control of undesirable species (e.g.                MD Farm
            increasing hunting opportunities for greater snow geese and                   Bureau, MD
FW 5.2.2                                                                         DNR      Sportsman
            resident Canada geese on private lands).
            DNR and USFWS will form a task force (including the Farm                      USFWS, Farm
FW 5.2.3    Bureau, UMCE and others) to investigate options to control           DNR      Bureau,
            damage to marshes by snow geese, nutria, and others.                          UMCE
            DNR will provide landowners with technical assistance to resolve
FW 5.2.4    nuisance and depredation problems caused by resident Canada          DNR
            DNR will propose non-traditional hunting techniques (e.g. use of
FW 5.2.5    electronic alls, unplugged shotguns, and conservation hunts) for     DNR
            increasing the harvest of greater snow geese.

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                                                                                    Lead     Support
Action      Description
                                                                                    Agency   Agencies
            If appropriate, golf courses, municipalities, and state and federal
FW 5.2.6    parks should provide opportunities for resident Canada goose            DNR
            DNR and USDA Wildlife Services will provide technical assistance
FW 5.2.7    to help harass geese, modify existing habitats, and plan landscapes     DNR
            to discourage goose use.
            Landowners, local governments, corporations, etc. should obtain
FW 5.2.8    state and federal permits to addle Canada goose, and mute swan          DNR
            eggs and destroy mute swan nests in order to limit reproduction.
            WC and MCBP will identify important cultural areas and promote
CE 2.1.2A   traditional ways of life by: 'Working with MHT to encourage             MCBP     WC, MHT
            museums, such as old oyster packing houses.
            SHA will limit access on Routes 50, 589, 611 and 113.
CE 4.4.1A                                                                           SHA      WC
            WC will incorporate rural scenic roads, greenways, bikeways.
CE 4.4.1B                                                                           WC       MDOT

            WC and OC will encourage and cooperate in developing and
            providing mass transit to and from Ocean City and on the bays
CE 4.4.1C   (water taxi), Park-N-Ride in Berlin, shuttles from Salisbury Airport,   WC       MDOT, OC
            and alternative transportation options.

            'MCBP will ask SHA to work with the county and municipalities to
            conduct a regional transit analysis and develop a regional
CE 4.4.1D   transportation plan: MCBP will support county effort on right-of-       MCBP     MDOT
            way preservation and endorse setbacks on arterials.

            WC, OC, and MTA will study and expand county-wide bus system.
CE 4.4.2                                                                            WC       MDOT
            MOP will provide WC with examples of development designs that
            integrate retail/commercial with residential as means to encourage
            development, community design standards & zoning practices
CE 4.4.3    decreasing reliance on autos, reduce congestion, promote mass           DOP      WC, OC

            MTA and MCBP will develop lecture series to educate community
CE 4.4.4    on transit planning and commuting issues.                               MTA      MCBP

            MCBP will participate in periodic conferences with Delaware,                     DNR, EPA,
CE 4.6.1    Virginia, and Maryland.                                                 MCBP
                                                                                             DIB, MDE
            OP and WC will promote consistent land-use decision making
CE 4.6.2    within the tri-state region.                                            DOP      WC
            MCBP and WC will promote tri-state compatibility utilizing GIS
CE 4.6.3    planning tools.                                                         WC       MCBP, DIB

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                                                List of Acronyms
                                                             MOU         Memorandum of Understanding
CT         Assateague Coastal Trust                          MSSA        Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association
ACCSP      Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program   NDAG        Navigation and Dredging Advisory Group
ACOE       Army Corps of Engineers                           NFIP        National Flood Insurance Program
AD         Atmospheric Deposition                            NMFS        National Marine Fisheries Service
AG         Agriculture                                       NOAA        National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
ANEP       Association of National Estuary Programs          NOS         National Ocean Service
APF        Adequate Public Facilities                        NPDES       National Pollution Discharge Elimination System
ASIS       Assateague Island National Seashore               NPS         Non-point Source or National Park Service
ASMFC      Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission       NRCS        Natural Resources Conservation Service
ASP        Assateague State Park                             NRP         Natural Resources Police
BER        Town of Berlin                                    OC          Town of Ocean City
BMP        Best Management Practice                          OP          Maryland Office of Planning
BZA        Board of Zoning Appeals                           OCWRS       Ocean City Water Resources Study
CCMP       Comprehensive Conservation and Management         PDA         Public Drainage Association
           Plan                                              PDR         Purchase of Developable Rights
CFR        Code of Federal Regulations                       PWC         Personal Water Craft
COMAR      Code of Maryland Regulations                      RFP         Requests for Proposals
CRP        Conservation Reserve Program                      RU          Recreational Use
CREP       Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program          SAV         Submerged Aquatic Vegetation
CWA        Clean Water Act                                   SCWQP       Soil Conservation and Water Quality Plans
CZM        Coastal Zone Management                           SH          Town of Snow Hill
DBED       Dept. of Business and Economic Development        SHA         State Highway Administration
DHCD       Department of Housing and Community               SIP         Stewardship Incentives Program
           Development                                       SRF         State Revolving Fund
DE CIB     Delaware Center for the Inland Bays               SW          Stormwater
DNR        Department of Natural Resources                   TBD         To Be Determined
DO         Dissolved Oxygen                                  TDR         Transferable Development Rights
DPI        Delmarva Poultry Industry                         TEAM        Teaching Environmental Awareness in Maryland
EFH        Essential Fish Habitat                            TES         Threatened and Endangered Species
EPA        Environmental Protection Agency                   TRC         Technical Review Committee
ESA        Endangered Species Act                            UMCE        University of Maryland Cooperative Extension
EQIP       Environmental Quality Incentives Program          UMD         University of Maryland
FCA        Forest Conservation Act                           USCG        United States Coast Guard
FEMA       Federal Emergency Management Agency               USDA        United States Department of Agriculture
FMP        Fishery Management Plan                           USDOC       United States Department of Commerce
GIS        Geographic Information System                     USDOD       United States Department of Defense
GPS        Global Positioning System                         USDOI       United States Department of the Interior
GW         Groundwater                                       USDOI BRD   U.S. Department of the Interior Biological
IPM        Integrated Pest Management                                    Resource Division
LESHC      Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Committee            USDOT       United States Department of Transportation
LSLT       Lower Shore Land Trust                            USFWS       United States Fish and Wildlife Service
MACAC      Mid-Atlantic Coastal Area Committee               USGS        United State Geological Survey
MACS       MD Agricultural Water Quality Cost-Share          VIMS        Virginia Institute of Marine Science
MAFMC      Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council           WMA         Waste Management Administration (MDE)
MCBP       Maryland Coastal Bays Program                     WC          Worcester County or Water Clarity
MCBF       Maryland Coastal Bays Foundation, Inc.            WER         Within Existing Resources
MDA        Maryland Department of Agriculture                WHIP        Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program
MDE        Maryland Department of the Environment            WMA         Water Management Administration (MDE)
MDOT       Maryland Department of Transportation             WQIA        Water Quality Improvement Act
MEMA       Maryland Emergency Management Admin               WRP         Wetland Reserve Program
MES        Maryland Environmental Service                    WSCD        Worcester Soil Conservation District
MGS        Maryland Geological Survey                        WWTP        Waste Water Treatment Plant
MHT        Maryland Historical Trust

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For comments or questions please contact Carol Cain, Technical Coordinator, MCBP at 410-213-2297

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