Join us for the next installment in the Severn River Association Educational Series, on Tuesday January 19, 2016, 7pm at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources
SRA meets to learn how to pay for fixing the wrongs we have done over the years to our environment. Whether it’s a state-wide pollution problem, a county-by-county issue, or stormwater runoff from our own neighborhoods, we all need to know what financial resources are available to fund repair projects.
Do we need more Flush or Rain Taxes? Or are there alternative ways to finance these projects?
Dan Nees, Director of the Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland, will help explain this critical process during SRA’s next Educational Series meeting on January 19 in the DNR ground-floor conference room on Taylor Ave.
Dan will also explain how to secure environmental funding for Home Owners Association projects and how to leverage technical expertise from watershed stewards to design and organize environmental projects.
Prior to directing the Environmental Finance Center, Dan led environmental market and water quality programs at Forest Trends, a global NGO that seeks to develop market and economic solutions to global environmental problems. He also led water quality programs at the World Resources Institute, an environmental think-tank located in Washington, DC.
Dan was also the lead author of a study on the economic impact of storm water restoration on Anne Arundel County in 2013 financed by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
Dan holds a B.A. in Economics, a Master of Environmental Policy, and a Master of Business Administration, all from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Maryland Department of Natural Resources, 580 Taylor Ave., Tawes State Office Building, Annapolis MD 21401.