In the Choptank River watershed, located in Delaware and Maryland, a multi-stakeholder collaborative works to improve water quality by developing locally driven projects that benefit the community and the environment. In this episode of the “Clean Water Pod” podcast, listeners will learn about the unique approach and successes of the Envision the Choptank partnership.

Host Jeff Berckes first speaks with Joanna Ogburn, who serves as the coordinator of Envision the Choptank and is the principal and founder of JBO Conservation, LLC. He then talks with a partner of Envision the Choptank, Leslie Grunden, who helps develop and implement water quality projects through her role as the assistant director of planning with the Caroline County Maryland Department of Planning and Codes.

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About The Clean Water Pod

Through perspectives and stories from across the country, the “Clean Water Pod” explores the challenges and successes of restoring and protecting water quality through the Clean Water Act 303(d) program.

This podcast is funded by a grant through the U.S. EPA and produced by Flip the Field and NEIWPCC.

Learn more about our work around the 303(d) program.