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DIY: Solutions for Managing Water Runoff

Last Updated on Oct 5, 2018 at 11:26am | Economic Development
University of Maryland Extension Service
Press Release - For Immediate Release
Date: October 3, 2018

Got Rain? This introductory session on water runoff will give information about what stormwater is and how to manage it on your property for your benefit and the well-being of the entire community and watershed.

A seminar will be held on Friday, October 19th, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., and again on Friday, November 9th, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to introduce this topic. The session will be held in the Garrett College STEM Building, Room 201, and is being sponsored by Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development, University of Maryland Extension, Garrett County Government, and the Deep Creek Watershed Foundation. 

Guidance, handouts, and discussion points will address the following questions: 
  • Why water runoff can be a problem for property owners;
  • How (much) runoff is generated on your property;
  • How water flows across and leaves your property; and
  • How you can reduce the amount of stormwater leaving your property through Best Management Practices (BMP)
There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.  

For questions or to register, please contact Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 301-387-3069, email, or register online at

The University of Maryland Extension programs are open to any person and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Anyone with a disability that requires special assistance for participation in the program should contact the extension office at 301-334-6960.