“A Collaborative Summit: Protecting Water Quality Through Actions on Urban-Suburban Properties” was held February 13-14, 2013 in Williamsburg.
With 179 people attending, the Summit was a unique convening of a diverse group of interests, experiences, and perspectives from government, non-profit, research, education and private sectors. All assembled for two days to join forces to tackle one the most difficult but necessary water quality challenges for Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay Region: achieving a widespread, accelerated use of watershed restoration and stormwater retrofit best management practices (BMPs) on privately owned urban-suburban properties.
Wetlands Watch, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, and VIMS Center for Coastal Resources Management convened the summit. The Institute for Environmental Negotiation was also part of the core planning team, and led large group discussions both days.