Get Your Instream Work Done - Use III Time of Year Restriction Approaching in Maryland

  Jabez Branch – a Use III waterway in Anne Arundel County, MD

Jabez Branch – a Use III waterway in Anne Arundel County, MD

The Maryland instream work time-of-year restriction (TOYR) for Use III waterways – nontidal cold waters - is rapidly approaching (check your state wetland permit to identify the use classification of any streams on your site).  Beginning October 1 and ending on April 30¹, this TOYR prohibits instream work such as road construction, utility line and stream diversion installation, and stream restoration activities.

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Endangered and Threatened Species Alert:
Survey Window for the State-Threatened Wood Turtle Opens Soon

If your Virginia project site includes a clear, moderate- to fast-flowing perennial stream and a relatively undisturbed floodplain, it may be home to the wood turtle (Glyptemys insculpta).  As a state-threatened species in Virginia, the wood turtle is protected by state endangered species laws.  You can minimize the impact this species can have on your project schedule by having Wetland Studies and Solutions conduct a wood turtle survey early in the development process – preferably when the turtle enters the aquatic phase from approximately November to early April (depending on water temperatures).

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  WSSI scientist handling a wood turtle

WSSI scientist handling a wood turtle


Save the Date: November 1, 2018
CU-Soil® Seminar - Potential Use as an Innovative Stormwater BMP in Virginia

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On November 1, 2018, WSSI will host a seminar on CU-Soil® and its potential use as an innovative new stormwater Best Management Practice (BMP).  Join us as experts from WSSI, The Davey Institute, Luck Ecosystems, Virginia Tech, Rutgers University, and Davey Resource Group discuss the potential for using structural soil to remove phosphorus and nitrogen from stormwater, the implementation of a CU-Soil® patio at WSSI’s Gainesville headquarters, and industry data and key studies.  We will also review a case study of a small parking lot that incorporated use of CU-Soil® and examine the benefits that structural soils provide for tree root growth. 

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