Maryland DLLR

MES Forms Strategic Industry Partnership with Charles County, MCET and MRWA, Awarded EARN Grant from State

While scientists and environmental activists make the news headlines, water and wastewater operators are the unsung heroes of the Chesapeake Bay. A perfectly designed treatment plant will fail without trained operators. Yet young people pass up the opportunity for this challenging and rewarding career; there’s that “Ed Norton” perception of the water/wastewater operator. But those…

Oyster Restoration Project

Fossilized Oyster Shells From Florida to Become Home to Maryland Oysters

From Maryland Department of the Natural Resources: Governor Martin O’Malley was joined by more than 100 partners and stakeholders at the Port of Baltimore on Friday morning for a first-hand look at approximately 2,750 tons of fossilized oyster shell en route to Harris Creek in the Chesapeake Bay. The barge load was the first shipment…

USGBC LEED Gold

MES Headquarters Building Awarded LEED Gold Certification from USGBC

For the second time, the Maryland Environmental Service Headquarters Building achieved LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Under USGBC’s rating system, MES HQ scored 75 points out of a maximum 79 points under the Gold Level category. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a rating system that measures the…

MES Employees Jason Gillespie and Michael Herzberger Presented Seminar on Watershed Resources Registry at 2013 Tri-Association Conference

MES Employees Jason Gillespie and Michael Herzberger Presented Seminar on Watershed Resources Registry at 2013 Tri-Association Conference

Maryland Environmental Service Environmental Monitoring Division Chief Jason Gillespie and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Manager Michael Herzberger presented “Maryland’s Watershed Resources Registry: A GIS Tool for Broad-Based Collaborative Planning & Protection from a Watershed Perspective” to attendees of the 2013 Tri-Association Conference on Wednesday, August 28. The presentation highlighted the agency’s involvement in developing an…

Brazilian Delegation Visit

Brazilian Environmental Officials Visit MES to Learn About Chesapeake Bay Restoration Goals in Advance of World Cup and Olympics

Brazilian environmental officials from the State of Rio de Janeiro spent this past Tuesday morning at Maryland Environmental Service headquarters as part of a three-day study tour of the State of Maryland. The visit, organized by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Maryland Department…