Enhancing the Maryland Nursery Industry’s Ability to Improve Water Quality and Increase Profit

2004 Annual Report for FNE04-517

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2004: $9,900.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2007
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $2,622.00
Region: Northeast
State: Maryland
Project Leader:
Leslie Hunter-Cario
Environmental Concern, Inc.

Enhancing the Maryland Nursery Industry’s Ability to Improve Water Quality and Increase Profit

Summary

Nutrient pollution from runoff is a major contributor to the decline of water quality. This project will investigate a plan to reduce the amount of nutrients entering local waterways by vegetating the entire surface of the nutrient-management ponds at a nursery. Outreach will be through a site tour, publications, and a web site.