May 2018 - Issue #74
Project Update: Targeting Regulatory Protections to Vulnerable Forests in the Delaware River Watershed
Through funding from the Delaware Watershed Research Fund, the Center is working in partnership with Rutgers University and the Pinchot Institute for Conservation on a research project which seeks to improve water quality in the Delaware River basin. The project includes a review of municipal codes and ordinances related to riparian (streamside) buffer and forest protection.
Staff Profile: Meet Bryan
Marlyn Argueta interviews Bryan Seipp, Watershed Manager/Professional Forester .

How did you get started working on watersheds?
I grew up going to the Adirondack Mountains for family vacations, so being outdoors is in my blood. I worked on farms and later landscaping when I was in high school and college and I wanted to find a job that allowed me to work outside and so I pursued a career in forestry. I have always had a great interest in the ecosystem services of trees and forests especially as they relate to protecting our fresh water systems.

What is your favorite part about working for the Center?
The Center is a fantastic place for me because I can purse this topic through research, planning, and implementation, while pairing my skill set with the diverse knowledge base and skill sets of my CWP colleagues.

Now for the silly questions. At which store would you like to max-out your credit card?
Pretty much any Mountain bike shop or Scuba Diving shop, I can do some serious damage in those types of stores.

What was your favorite TV show when growing up?
Dukes of Hazard, A-Team, and Airwolf were my favorites growing up.

Which sea creature is your favorite?
I have had an awe-inspiring experience with sea turtles at 115’ deep while diving, but had a chance encounter with a manta ray while diving in the Bahamas that I will never forget. Both are favorites of mine.

What is your favorite river?
Moose River in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State.
If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose? 
The power of flight (How 'bout the power to kill a yak from 200 yards away...
with mind bullets! That's telekinesis)- If you know where this line came from we would probably get along.
If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would buy?
A nice cabin on a lake in the Adirondacks with a dock and a boat and plenty of room for family and friends to visit and relax. 

What do you want to make sure you do before you die?
A live-a-board dive trip to Chuuk Lagoon, and a long tour of New Zealand are at the top of my bucket list.
CWP News
2018 National Watershed and Stormwater Conference Highlights
Blog from Karen Cappiella, Director of Research for the Center for Watershed Protection, Inc.

On April 10th, the Center for Watershed Protection hosted the third National Watershed and Stormwater Conference. This year’s conference focused on fresh ideas about funding and watershed and stormwater management. We wanted to share a quick wrap-up and testimonials about this annual event!

Life-Changing Green Jobs Training Program Expands to D.C.
The Clean Water Certificate Training Program, which launched in Baltimore City in 2017, is now expanding to the Washington, D.C. area thanks to a partnership between the Latin American Youth Center River Corps program, the Center for Watershed Protection and funding from Prince Charitable Trusts. The program will train unemployed or underemployed young adults for stormwater jobs

Beyond Lead: Infrastructure Concerns and Water Quality
Blog from Emily Walsh, Community Outreach Director for The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

Corrosion, crumbling and age not only weaken these systems, but lead to them breaking down or leaching chemicals and other toxins into drinking water supplies and runoff areas. Pesticides, debris and even pharmaceutical contamination from the surrounding population can impact water quality and system health.

Hermes Creative Award Winner!
CWP partnered with AH to create a video highlighting who we are and what we do. AH recently submitted our video, "About the CWP," for a Hermes Creative Award and it won honorable mention under the "Nonprofit" category!

Upcoming Events
June 14th, 2018

Our partner, Mid-Atlantic IECA, is hosting this event right down the road from us!
Register before May 31st for a special discount !

June 20th, 2018, 1-2:30 PM EST

In this webcast we will look how some communities have responded to the increased need to document BMP performance and present case studies of monitoring design and results.

April 29th - May 2rd, 2019

2019 National Watershed and Stormwater Conference
Charleston, South Carolina
Keep an eye out for more details soon!
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The Center would like to acknowledge the Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. for their support of our work.