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Bureau of Watershed Protection and Restoration

The Bureau of Watershed Protection and Restoration is responsible for the environmental assessment, restoration implementation, and ecological evaluation work associated with the County's clean water obligations under its Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit and the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL).


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Our Programs

The Bureau of Watershed Protection and Restoration is composed of the following functional programs:

Erik Michelsen, Deputy Director



BWPR Resources

Water Drop  Award Winning Projects

Water Drop  Stormwater Maintenance

Water Drop  BMP Credit Calculator

Water Drop  Living With Beavers

Water Drop   Stormwater Management Property Tax Credit Program

Water Drop   Storm Drain Marking Program

Water Drop   Waterfront Homeowners Guide

Water Drop   Mosquitoes and Stormwater BMPs

Water Drop   Annual Reports

​​Water Drop    BMP Maintenance Guidance ​

​​Water Drop   WPRF Stormwater Remediation Fee Credit Agreement

Water Drop   Financial Assurance Plan

Water Drop   Watershed Restoration Grant Program

Water Drop   Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination Program

Water Drop   Severn River Commission

BWPR Project Goals

(Number of projects completed/anticipated)

BWPR MS4 Attainment Goals

(acres to date/projected acres)

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