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    Now Accepting 2017 McCarthy Award Nominations!

    Know someone who has been doing great work, using a collaborative approach, or helping to resolve a conflict, to protect and preserve Virginia’s environment?

    If so, it’s time to nominate them for the Gerald P. McCarthy Award for leadership in environmental conflict resolution. The nomination is not hard.  Due March 13.

    Please share with your networks – and please nominate your local hero!

    The Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute is now accepting nominations for the 2017 McCarthy Award, which is presented annually to an individual who has taken a leadership role in preserving and protecting Virginia’s environment by fostering collaboration and conflict resolution.

    Nominations forms for the 2017 award are due March 13th, and should be submitted to Tammy Switzer at tml7e@virginia.edu. The award will be presented at the Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute’s Graduation on June 15th, 2017 in Charlottesville. You can find the nomination form and learn more information about the award here.

    Questions about the award can be directed to Program Manager Kelly Altizer at kaltizer@virginia.edu or 434-924-6569.

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    Senior Engineer at Maryland Environmental Service

    Maryland Environmental Service has an opening for a Senior Engineer at our Headquarters facility in Millersville, MD. The Senior Engineer will be a part of the Technical & Environmental Services Environmental Monitoring Division, and will provide management level engineering review, planning, and field verification of stormwater design and construction projects. The selected candidate will be responsible for overseeing a construction inspection team, and certifying that stormwater BMP facilities are constructed according to plans and specifications. This position includes office and field activities such as attending pre-construction meetings, performing final inspections, and preparing acceptance reports for stormwater construction and retrofit projects, primarily in Prince George’s County, MD,

    Qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Environmental, Geotechnical or other generally recognized field of engineering, plus 8 years of relevant engineering experience, 2 of which included direct supervisory capacity, managing technical and scientific staff. A Professional Engineer Certification is required for this position, or a Registered Landscape Architect license will also be acceptable for this position in lieu of a PE. A strong background in in stormwater BMP construction is a plus, as well as field and contractor management.

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    Full time job opportunity for Crew Leader of Montgomery County Conservation Corps

    The Montgomery County Conservation Corps (MCCC) is looking for a Crew Leader. The Crew Leader is responsible for ensuring the regular, reliable, and professional field-based implementation of conservation service projects while ensuring the training, safety, and quality work performance of Corps members.  The Crew Leader implements a Positive Youth Development (PYD) approach by seizing opportunities to enhance teamwork, self-confidence, problem solving, conflict resolution, trust, and leadership among Corps participants.  The Crew Leader oversees the crew of Corps members in the field, interacts with the public and organization staff, and maintains the integrity of the MCCC program by always demonstrating reliable and professional behavior.

    See entire job description here

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    Education Instructor

    The Education Center of the Annapolis Maritime Museum educates youth and adults about maritime heritage and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay through engaging programs, exhibits, and community events. The Annapolis Maritime Museum is seeking contractual Education Instructors to lead a variety of programs for learners ranging from Pre-K to 12th grade. Grow as an environmental educator while teaching students about the Chesapeake Bay in historic Annapolis, MD. Successful applicants will be hard-working, enthusiastic, and interested in connecting students with the environment.

    Instructors will be called upon to lead programs as needed and will work a flexible schedule, choosing whichever dates and times fit their own availability. The majority of these programs will take place between 8:00am and 4:00pm on weekdays in April and May of 2017; additional teaching opportunities may be available in the summer and fall. Education Instructors will be paid a fixed rate per program with rates dependent on program length.

     

    Responsibilities:

    Facilitate and deliver education programs including their set up and clean up
    Lead a fun and welcoming educational experience for children
    Contribute to the cohesive work environment of the Education Center
    Communicate with Education Center staff regarding students’ experiences
    Maintain and organize program materials
    Ensure children’s safety, manage behavior, and act as a role model and mentor
    Assist with other necessary duties as assigned by the Education Center

    Skills and Qualifications:

    At least one year of undergraduate study towards a degree in Biology, Environmental Studies, Education, or related field. Undergraduate degree in these or similar fields preferred
    Teaching, camp, or child care experience. Experience educating in a field or outdoor setting preferred
    Excellent verbal communication skills, high energy, and enthusiasm
    Flexibility and the ability to problem solve
    Maintain the high standards and quality of the Education Center programs
    Willingness to work outside in all weather conditions
    Ability to lift at least 25 pounds
    Must pass a background check

    Application submission is currently open and applicants will be considered on a rolling basis.

     

    Please send a letter of interest and resume to:

    Heather Richardson – program@amaritime.org

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    Green Stormwater Infrastructure in Seattle – 2016 Recap

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    The 2016 Overview & Accomplishment Report for Green Stormwater Infrastructure has been released. To learn more, read the full PDF: 1702_8095m_2016-GSI-accomplishment-Report-pages.pdf

     

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    Engineer III, Environmental

    Obtains, manages, and implements the county’s National Pollution Discharge Elimination System MS4 permit (Permit) in the Department of Public Works and Transportation. Ensures compliance with various development codes and regulations; supervises and directs staff functions; performs other duties as assigned.

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    Chesapeake Bay – Endangered Landscape Photography Exhibit

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    This exhibit contains recent photographs from a project that I started several years ago to document the places where land and water meet along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, from the Eastern Shore to Southern Maryland to the urban landscape of Baltimore, which are most vulnerable to sea level changes due to climate change.  The photographs in the upcoming Quiet Waters exhibit represent new work from the larger Endangered Landscape series that has been featured in exhibits at the Delaplaine Art Center in Frederick, MD and the Chesapeake Art Center in Baltimore, and that are on permanent display in the Maryland House of Delegates Environment and Transportation Committee Hearing Room in Annapolis.  The exhibit will run from April 5 until May 21, with an opening reception on April 9, from 1:30 to 3:30.  You can see a virtual exhibit of the photographs in the exhibit (and others from the series) here: https://lee-goodwin.squarespace.com/2017-quiet-waters-endangered-landscapes/

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    EcoCamp Counselor Position

    The EcoCamp Counselor position lasts from June 6th, 2017 to August 11th, 2017. Our three counselors work closely with Pickering Creek Audubon Center’s EcoCamp Director and other Center staff to run our successful 6 week-long, nature-themed day camp for K-7th graders. Each counselor is responsible for one group of students (14 maximum) during each week and a small group of teen volunteer counselors (aka Junior Naturalists). On-site housing is available but not required.

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    Environmental Construction/Compliance Inspector – Mid-Level

    Coastal Resources, Inc. (www.coastal-resources.net), a small, woman-owned, ecological consulting firm located in Annapolis, MD, is currently looking for a Mid-Level Environmental Construction / Compliance Inspector with expertise in stream restoration and wetland projects. The ideal candidate should have an interest in and understanding of construction processes and environmental issues and practices.

    Required Qualifications:

    5-8 years of environmental construction inspection experience
    Associates or Bachelors degree with a major in Engineering, Construction Technology, Environmental Science, or other related technical field
    Knowledge of environmental regulations
    Experience with Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) practices
    Ability to interpret environmental design intent on construction plans
    Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate with clients and co-workers
    Must be positive, flexible, and customer-service oriented
    Valid Driver’s License
    Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    General experience with environmental issues and practices
    Experience with stream restoration and stormwater management projects
    Experience with wetland and forest impacts
    Experience with project documentation
    A proven track record of working with construction contractors and governmental agencies
    Certifications: MDE Responsible Personnel and SHA Yellow Card
    Scheduling and cost estimating experience
    Experience coordinating with clients, including federal, state and local agencies
    Maryland State Highway Administration experience
    Rosgen or other stream restoration training

    Competitive salary and benefits package. EEO. No phone calls please. Email cover letter, resume and references to pamf@cri.biz.

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    USPIRG Fellow

    Job description
    Do you think the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms makes no sense? Is overturning Citizens United one of the most important things we can do to put regular Americans back in the driver’s seat of our democracy? Do we need to go above and beyond to protect consumers from unsafe or unscrupulous practices?

    If you agree, and if you’re willing to work harder than you’ll work at most jobs to win smart solutions on real problems that affect millions of lives, consider a job as a fellow with U.S. PIRG.

    We look for smarts, leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills, and an eagerness to learn. We value organizing experience, including building campus groups.

    What You’ll Do
    This is a two-year program, expressly designed to prepare future leaders with U.S. PIRG. You won’t just sit behind a desk. You’ll be out in the real world recruiting new groups to join a coalition, speaking in a church basement or town hall to win a new endorsement, organizing a news event or rally, meeting with an editorial board, or doing whatever else it takes to urge our public officials to do the right thing.

    Pay & Benefits
    The target annual compensation for this position is $26,000 in the first year. U.S. PIRG offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

    To learn more visit jobs.uspirg.org.

    Tackle real problems. Implement smart solutions. Get results.

    U.S. PIRG is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

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    MEDIA ADVISORY: Chesapeake Conservancy Encourages Public Participation for Mallows Bay – Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary

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    NOTE TO MEDIA: Images of Mallows Bay – Potomac River available upon request.

    MEDIA CONTACT: Jody Couser, (443) 703-8678 jcouser@chesapeakeconservancy.org 

    MEDIA ADVISORY February 22, 2016
    Chesapeake Conservancy Encourages Public Participation for Mallows Bay – Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary
    Public Urged to Comment and Attend Public Meetings

    WHAT: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will hold public meetings to allow comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) to designate Mallows Bay-Potomac River as a National Marine Sanctuary. NOAA will also accept public comments online, as well as via mail and email.

    WHEN & WHERE:

    March 7, 2017, 6-9 p.m.
    Charles County Government Building
    200 Baltimore Street
    La Plata, MD 20646

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    March 9, 2017, 6-9 p.m.
    Anne Arundel Community College
    CALT Building
    101 College Parkway
    Arnold, MD 21012

    Comments can be submitted at: https://www.regulations.gov/comment?D=NOAA-NOS-2016-0149-0001

    The deadline to submit comments is March 31, 2017.

    WHY:  Mallows Bay – Potomac River is located approximately 30 miles south of Washington, D.C. and boasts the largest visible collection of historic shipwrecks in the Western Hemisphere. As the newest national marine sanctuary, Mallows Bay-Potomac River would highlight one of America’s most extensive and culturally significant collections of shipwrecks. The designation would allow it to be better studied, interpreted, and managed.

    In October 2015, NOAA announced its intent to designate a new national marine sanctuary to help conserve nationally significant shipwrecks and related maritime heritage resources in Maryland. NOAA released a DEIS of Mallows Bay-Potomac River in December 2016.

    The area offers visitors recreational opportunities, such as kayaking and canoeing among the shipwrecks. The wrecks have created artificial reefs that provide habitat for wildlife, including bald eagles, heron, osprey, beavers, river otters, deer, and turtles. Mallows Bay is also popular for its fishing opportunities, both recreational and commercial, which would continue if the site is designated. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Potomac River Fisheries Commission will continue to manage fishing, as before.

    For more information about Mallows Bay – Potomac River, please visit our website.

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    Climate Change: The Causes, The Challenges, the Consequences

    McGuire Hall at Loyola University Maryland http://www.loyola.edu/join-us/hanway-lecture

    A panel featuring Richard Alley, Ph.D., Francisco Alpizar, Ph.D., and Danny Richter, Ph.D., will discuss climate change at the fifth Hanway Lecture in Global Studies on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. The speakers will discuss the causes and potential consequences of climate change at a global scale, explore how developing nations are reacting to the challenges and opportunities imposed by climate change, and delve into the political environment around climate change action.

    Alley, the Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences at Pennsylvania State University, is a glaciologist who has worked in both the Artic and the Antarctic. His book, The Operators’ Manual, sparked a three-hour PBS television series, and he is the author of numerous other books and academic articles. He has chaired the National Academy of Sciences’ and National Council’s panel on abrupt climate change; testified several times before Congress on the topic of climate change; and was a contributor to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Prize. Alley received his Ph.D. in geology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    Alpizar is the director and senior research fellow at the Economics and Environment for Development Program, which focuses on research, policy, and academic programs within environmental economics. He is also the deputy director of the Latin American and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program, which provides research grants in environmental and resource economics to Latin American and Caribbean researchers. His research explores incentive-based approaches to generate improved private and public management and use of natural resources. He earned his Ph.D. in environmental economics at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

    Richter is the legislative and science director for Citizens’ Climate Lobby, a non-profit, non-partisan, advocacy organization focused on national polices to address climate change. He serves as a “lobby coach” for new groups, while discovering and interpreting new science to inform organizations about climate change. He earned his Ph.D. in Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego.

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    2017 PA Land Conservation Conference

    Don’t miss the annual training and networking event for those involved in land and water conservation!
     
    2017 PA Land Conservation Conference
    May 4-6, 2017 | Lancaster Doubletree Resort by Hilton

    Register by March 14th and save 20%.  Be sure to use promo code: EARLYBIRD17

    REGISTER NOW | DOWNLOAD CONFERENCE BOOKLET

    Full-Day/Half-Day Seminar Topics
    Advocacy
    Communications
    Conservation Easements
    Diversity
    Farmland Preservation
    Foodsystems
    Fundraising
    Land Stewardship
    Organizational Succession
    Riparian Buffers
    Stormwater Management
    Strategic Communications
    Stream Restoration
    Trails
    Transfer of Development Rights
    Volunteer Development
    Water Protection

    Continuing Education Credits Available
    Attorneys
    Foresters
    Landscape Architects
    Park & Recreation Professional

    Friday Keynote Address 
    May 5th | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    The World Outside: What they Say About Why your Work Matters,
    With Eric Eckl, Water Words That Work LLC

    Take a journey through conservation insights from social scientists and market researchers.  The findings are sometimes heartening, sometimes frustrating – but always fascinating.

    We will explore what polls, surveys, focus groups and other research tools teach us – and how they mislead us – about the public’s attitudes towards you and your work.

    Eric Eckl loves campaigns and would run for office if he could give the job to somebody else after winning.  Instead, he helps conservation and environmental organizations with pollution prevention, fundraising, and issue advocacy campaigns.  He founded Water Words That Work LLC as a marketing and public relations firm for nature protection and pollution control organizations.  Before launching Water Words That Work, Eric managed fundraising, media relations, and publishing activities for many conservation organizations.

    Registration
    All registrations will be submitted online and registrants have the option of paying by credit card, Paypal or by check.  If you need assistance, please contact us at 717.230.8560. Regular registration begins on March 15 and late fees will be applied to registrations submitted on or after April 15.
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    Lodging Reservations 
    Attendees are responsible for making their own lodging reservations. You may reserve a room online or call 717-464-2711. Please mention you are with the Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference and use code PAL.

    THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

    Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art | Chesapeake Conservancy and National Park Service, Chesapeake Office | Development for Conservation | French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust | Natural Lands Trust | Trust for Public Land | Western Pennsylvania Conservancy | Wildlands Conservancy

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    Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference is presented by the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association and is Pennsylvania’s annual training, networking and inspirational event for those involved with private and public land conservation.
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    Executive Director

    The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, a regional non-profit organization based in Annapolis, Maryland with offices in Virginia and Pennsylvania, seeks a dynamic, creative, and energetic leader to serve as Executive Director.

    About the Alliance:
    The Alliance was founded in 1971. Since its beginning, the Alliance’s core mission has been to lead, support and inspire local action to restore and protect the lands, rivers and streams of the Chesapeake Bay’s six watershed states and D.C. The Alliance accomplishes this mission through building strong partnerships with communities, businesses, NGOs and governments across the Bay watershed. We stress collaboration rather than litigation and lobbying. We strive to inspire people and communities to be stewards of their local streams and take part in the work of restoration. The Alliance also creates and supports innovative local and regional programs that produce measurable results. 

    Job Description:

    The Executive Director – who leads the organization, under the guidance of the Board of Directors – leads a professional staff of over 30 and manages an annual budget of approximately $5 million. The Executive Director serves as principal spokesperson for the Alliance to the broader community, including political and business leaders, other environmental organizations, scientists, and federal, state and local government staff and officials. The Executive Director oversees the day to day operations of the organization. That includes providing guidance to the staff in the strategic development and implementation of all programs; overseeing financial, human resource, and grants management; developing, ensuring and maintaining a diversified funding stream to support program implementation; helping to lead development and fundraising efforts; and serving as primary liaison to the Board of Directors.

    Expertise and Skills Required:

    The Executive Director will be an energetic, creative, and goal oriented leader with:

    exceptional leadership and management skills,
    demonstrated capability to develop partnerships and identify creative solutions,
    ability to serve as an articulate spokesperson for the Alliance,
    experience with staff, financial and administrative management of organizations,
    knowledge of Chesapeake Bay policies, issues and strategies, and
    experience in development and fundraising, including foundation and government grants as well as corporate and private donations.

    Qualifications:

    The Executive Director will have at least a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 10 years of experience in a related field, with a minimum of 5 years experience in a leadership and management role. Previous experience working with non-profit organizations and any related advanced degrees or certifications are also desirable.

    Location: 

    The Executive Director will be based at the Alliance headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland with an ability to travel throughout the watershed as needed.

    Salary:

    Benefits and competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.

    Closing date: March 24, 2017

    To Apply:

    Please submit cover letter and resume to: contact@allianceforthebay.org with Executive Director in the subject line. No phone inquiries please.

    Read the press release regarding the current Executive Director’s announcement on his retirement here.

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    Introduction to Stormwater Management (AGR–309) Begins Next Week at Prince George’s Community College

    Prince George’s Community College has partnered with the Prince George’s County Department of the Environment to offer a 3-session noncredit Urban Stormwater Management course that introduces the best management practices (BMPs) used for the County’s Rain Check Rebate Program.

    This course is ideal for individuals, business owners, and community leaders, that want to learn strategies for addressing environmental impacts to their properties and communities and landscape design and construction professionals who want to learn more about low impact design and conservation landscaping principles that are increasingly being sought in the market-place.

    Participants will learn:

    How low impact development (LID) practices such as rain gardens, permeable pavers, cisterns, rain barrels, pavement removal, green roofs, and tree canopy are being used in Prince George’s County to meet water quality requirements mandated by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA);
    How these seven small-scale retrofit practices quality for the County’s Rain Check Rebate program;
    How these practices can be used to beautify properties and communities in addition to addressing environmental concerns; and
    Design, construction and maintenance considerations that affect the functioning and appearance of these practices.

    This course consists of nine hours of class time, and eleven hours of independent field work and participants qualify for 2 CEUs. 3 sessions, $100* Th 3/2-3/16 6:30-9:30 p.m. Largo

    See course listing online at https://www.pgcc.edu/Programs_and_Courses/course_detail.aspx?courseID=6442474331&programID=6442462358

    For more information contact Dr. Nancie Park at parknx@pgcc.edu or 301-546-8340.

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    Unity Gardens 2017 Spring Grant Cycle

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    Unity Gardens’ 2017 Spring Grant Cycle begins January 15, 2017 and runs through the March 15, 2017 deadline. Grants up to $1,000 each will be awarded for the 2017 spring cycle to non-profit organizations such as neighborhoods, churches, schools, scout groups and community organizations in Anne Arundel County who support the building of community partnerships through the creation of greening projects, environmental enhancement and education. For more information and to apply, please visit the Unity Gardens website at www.unitygardens.org. We encourage applicants to apply early so Unity Gardens can assist you in preparing a complete application for review and consideration. For questions, contact Barbara Dowling at unitygardensaa@gmail.com or (443) 333-9285.

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    Development Project Impact Assessment Checklist

    A development project impact assessment checklist is available at: ceds.org/Checklist.pdf
    I thought this two-page checklist would be of interest to those who contact the Chesapeake Network with concerns about a housing project, convenince store, or some other proposed activity threatening a community or the environment.
    Topics covered in the checklist are:
    ·        Clean Water,
    ·        Traffic Congestion & Safety,
    ·        Schools Overcrowding & Safe Streets,
    ·        Tree & Forest Preservation,
    ·        Flooding,
    ·        Buffering & Views,
    ·        Property Value,
    ·        Air Quality & Health,
    ·        Fire & Emergency Medical Services,
    ·        Park & Recreation Areas,
    ·        Water Supply, and
    ·        Historic-Archeological Resources.
    The checklist addresses just a few of the many concerns related to the issues listed above.  However, the selected concerns are those most commonly raised by citizens who contact CEDS from across the U.S. with questions about development and other project types.  Guidance on assessing growth management beyond a single project is provided at: http://ceds.org/growthplans.htm.
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    Richard D. Klein
    Community & Environmental Defense Services
    21300 Heathcote Road
    Freeland, Maryland  21053
    410-654-3021
    Main CEDS Website: ceds.org
    CEDS News Service: cedsnews.com
     

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    Job Announcement: ALLARM Outreach Manager

    Hello Chesapeake Bay Colleagues:

    The Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM) at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA is currently hiring a two-year Outreach Manager position. https://jobs.dickinson.edu/postings/3694

    Founded in 1986, the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM) is a nationally recognized technical and programmatic support center for community organizations interested in watershed assessment.  The program staff includes a Director, an Assistant Director, Outreach Manager, a faculty Science Advisor, and 14 undergraduate student staff.  ALLARM has a long history with aquatic citizen science, also known as volunteer monitoring. ALLARM’s Outreach Manager works with communities interested in evaluating stream health answering questions about potential impacts from shale gas extraction to watershed quality. The position’s responsibilities are three fold: 1) cultivate and maintain relationships with regional communities interested in aquatic citizen science; 2) maintain ALLARM’s print, social media, and web site outreach; and 3) integrate Dickinson College students into ALLARM’s community-based outreach by building their skills to be effective community communicators.

    For more information about ALLARM: http://www.dickinson.edu/allarm
    For more information about ALLARM’s shale-gas monitoring program and database: http://allarmwater.org

    The position offers competitive benefits and a salary in the $35K range. Dickinson College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.

    Thank you for sharing!

    Julie

    Julie Vastine | Director

    Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM)

    Dickinson College | phone: 717.245.1135

    dickinson.edu/allarm | @allarmwater

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    Foraging for Spring Secrets

    morel mushroom

    Spring is the time of year when we go searching for the early mushrooms – specifically, Morels! These delicious yet fickle mushrooms are highly responsive to temperature and moisture, which means they may be out in force or they may be few and far between. Such is the lay of the foragers land.  We will also have our eyes out for other spring mushrooms, including Pheasants Back, Wood Ears, Spring Oysters, and other fungal standbys, as well as any spring greens we come across.  
        We will go over the beginning basics of wild mushroom identification to start, but will spend most of our time out in the field looking for mushrooms.  

    Facilitator: Jared Urchek   Click here for more info:   http://bit.ly/2kOQsqX

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    Forest Conservation Professional Training

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    Forest Conservation Qualified Professional Training

    Complete state-approved training leading to the Maryland Forest Conservation Qualified Professional license. Study forest stand delineation, tree inventories and how changes in land use affects trees. CEUs awarded. $307 includes $27 fee.

    Note: Those completing this course may apply for qualified professional status to prepare forest conservation plans and stand delineations required by the Forest Conservation Act but students will have to meet Maryland Department of Natural Resources requirements to apply for “Qualified Professional” status.  Go to http://dnr.maryland.gov/forests/Pages/programapps/FCA-How-to-Become-a-Qualified-Professional.aspx for more information on requirements.  

    Instr.  Earl Reaves            Tuesdays & Thursdays                   April 4-May 16, 2017                         6:00-8:00 p.m.                    

                                                    Saturday                                              April 22, 2017                                     8:00 a.m. –2:00 p.m.

                                                    Saturday                                              May 6, 2017                                        8:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. 

     Call (410) 777-2325 for registration information or go to http://www.aacc.edu/noncredit for more information and a registration form.

     

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