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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published July 29, 2011

CARDIN TO ADDRESS NATIONAL SCIENCE CONFERENCE ON IMPORTANCE OF PROTECTING ECOSYSTEMS



On Monday, August 1, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), chairman of the Water and Wildlife Subcommittee of the Environment and Public Works Committee, will address the National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration (NCER) on the challenges facing the nation in restoring important ecosystems. Senator Cardin has been a national leader in advocating for greater resources and innovative solutions to restore polluted watersheds. As part of that effort, the Senator has introduced science-based legislation to provide more resources and support for cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay watershed and other great water bodies such as the Great Lakes, Puget Sound, Lake Tahoe, the Gulf of Mexico and Long Island Sound.

The NCER is an interdisciplinary conference on large scale ecosystem restoration that presents state-of-the art science and engineering, planning and policy in a partnership with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Florida/Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences.

· WHAT: Senator Cardin to address the National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration

· WHEN: Monday, August 1 at 1 p.m.

· WHERE: The Marriott Waterfront, Harborside Ballroom, Level 4,
 700 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD