The Municipal Online Stormwater Training (MOST) Center was established in 2015 to help bridge the gap in needed technical and financial stormwater management resources in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. This free, virtual center was created to eliminate barriers communities often cite as obstacles to implementing effective stormwater management programs – accessibility issues, budget restraints, and lack of expertise. The MOST Center provides stakeholders with effective tools to better communicate about, build, and enhance their stormwater programs. The MOST Center utilizes interactive lessons, videos, graphics, knowledge checks, and other tools to deliver educational content in an engaging, user-friendly format. In addition, the site features case studies that demonstrate local success.
The MOST Center is an initiative of the Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland. This project is made possible by an Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction (INSR) grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF). The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) has a long-standing partnership, through a cooperative agreement, with the National Fish and Wildlife (NFWF) to provide direct financial support to accomplish both: