About the MOST Center

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.

Vision Statement

The MOST Center’s vision is to expand and enhance the stormwater training experience by providing innovative, easily accessible, online training and resources that engage and empower a variety of stakeholders to develop effective and affordable stormwater management programs.

What Makes the MOST Center Unique

24hrs a day - 7days a week access to training and resources

Short, interactive self-paced courses

All content available to users FREE of charge

Training and resources developed by trusted sources with quality control measures

Acknowledgment and incentives for participation

New platform for partners to share expertise and deliver training content

WHO WE ARE

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:

  • The Small Watershed Grant (SWG) program that promotes community-based efforts to develop conservation strategies to protect and restore the diverse natural resources of the Chesapeake Bay.
  • The Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction (INSR) grant program that support efforts with the Chesapeake Bay watershed to accelerate nutrient and sediment reductions with innovative, sustainable, and cost-effective approaches.