Lecture

Changing the Future Landscape of a Watershed, One Policy at a Time

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Speaker: Matt Johnston (Environmental Policy Director for Anne Arundel County, incoming Executive Director of Arundel Rivers Federation)

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Above: Watch the recording of Matt Johnston's lecture on YouTube

The science has been clear for a long time: To protect streams—and the Chesapeake Bay—from pollution, it's imperative to reduce impervious surfaces like roads and parking lots. While science can define our problems and point us in the right direction, policy is a critical player in delivering solutions. On April 26, join us for a bonus Earth Optimism lecture with Matt Johnston, director of environmental policy for Maryland's Anne Arundel County where the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center is based. He'll reveal several new policies Anne Arundel has pursued over the last few years to roll back the advancing impervious surfaces. Discover how one county is using science-based polices to create environmental success stories.

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