The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (now known as The Water Research Foundation) recently awarded a contract to the Center for Watershed Protection (Center) to survey states and municipalities regarding their use or possible interest in crediting guidance for stream restoration projects developed by WE&RF in 2016, as well as to review monitoring studies in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed that might validate or suggest improvements to the monitoring guidance. The WE&RF Stream Restoration Crediting Guidance includes stream restoration crediting protocols developed for the Chesapeake Bay region and provides a technical framework for quantifying water quality benefits of a specific suite of stream restoration practices. This research project will highlight experiences that utilities and municipalities have had with stream restoration protocols across the Chesapeake Bay watershed, as well as states outside of the Chesapeake Bay watershed that have adopted or are considering adopting stream crediting/trading programs that could benefit from the WE&RF Stream Restoration Crediting Guidance.

We’d like to request that you complete this ten-minute survey about your experience with the WE&RF or Chesapeake Bay stream crediting protocols. As a token of our appreciation, everyone who completes the survey will be entered into a drawing for a free Center-sponsored webcast of your choice (a $159 value).