Research needs from a watershed perspective and for other water resources such as lakes and warmwater fisheries include:
• Water quality assessment/monitoring of larger lakes within the South Mountain (e.g., Long Pine Reservoir, Laurel Lake, Fuller Lake).
• Analysis of most cost-effective methods to improve water quality through stormwater management for watersheds in the Chesapeake Bay.
• Can the Codorus Creek Mitigation Bank be a model that could be applied in the Potomac Watershed in the Pennsylvania and elsewhere?
• Prioritize watersheds in Franklin County that need to be improved based on source pollutants and pollutant loading.
• Summarize best practices for converting turfgrass/lawns to meadow to improve water quality and stormwater retention in a watershed. Develop a public engagement strategy to encourage landowners to participate.
This project is eligible for grants through South Mountain Partnership or other sources.
Contact Joe Baker ([email protected] ).