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    2018 Future Harvest CASA Conference Registration Now Open!

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    Education & Outreach Coordinator

    The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays seeks a candidate to collaborate with center staff on research, restoration, policy and fundraising efforts.

    Activities include: developing, producing and distributing educational information to advance environmental awareness, promoting watershed education in the school system, working with the public, stakeholders, and decision makers to encourage choices that improve the Inland Bays.

    Master’s degree preferred, bachelor’s degree required. Strong communication and writing skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work well on a team essential.

    Please see detailed position description attached. Email a single PDF document containing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three references with contact information, and if available an example of a successful grant application, to office@inlandbays.org.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political belief, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or military status, genetic information and marital or familial status.

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    Dive Deeper IV – Save the Date – September 20, 2018

    Save the Date!

    In 2018, Penn State Extension will host the Dive Deeper Summit. This will be the fourth biennial offering of the summit, on Thursday, September 20, 2018. It is an affordable day full of great speakers, hands-on workshops, and idea sharing that will enhance water education programming across the Mid-Atlantic Region. Educators of all types are encouraged to save the date on their calendars. 

    For more information go to: https://extension.psu.edu/dive-deeper-summit (registration information will be here in the future) or go to: https://extension.psu.edu/summit-for-water-educators-returning-in-2018

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    Webinar: i-Tree Online Workshop: Using the i-Tree for Street Tree Inventories, 12/14 1 PM EST

    i-Tree Online Workshop: Using the i-Tree for Street Tree Inventories
    Join the Urban Natural Resources Institute for the December 2017 i-Tree Web Learning Session

    Thursday, December 14 2017
    1:00 PM (Eastern)
    i-Tree Online Workshop: Using the i-Tree for Street Tree Inventories

    This upcoming i-Tree Web Learning Session will demonstrate how i-Tree can help you get up to speed with the latest tools for looking at trees growing along your community’s roadways. i-Tree software includes analysis tools for urban forest managers that use tree inventory data to quantify the dollar value of annual environmental and aesthetic benefits: energy conservation, air quality improvement, CO2 reduction, stormwater control, and property value increase.

    i-Tree allows any community to conduct and analyze sample or compete street tree inventory data, and make estimates of the structure, function and value of these components of your urban forest. Baseline data can be used to effectively manage the resource, develop policy and set priorities. Looking at information collected on existing street trees, this software allows managers to evaluate current benefits, costs, and management needs.

    PRE-REGISTRATION is required for this session in order to provide the most streamlined user experience. Please visit https://goo.gl/1EjAgh to register.

    The Urban Natural Resources Institute is an initiative of the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station.

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    Potomac River Cleanup – MLK Jr. Day of Service

    Did you make a New Year’s resolution to spend more time outside? Then start 2018 off strong by joining us at Jones Point Park for our first Potomac Stewards Cleanup of the year!
    We will be honoring the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of service along the Potomac. In 2017, our volunteers were able to prevent a record-breaking 12,000 pounds of trash from entering the river. We’re calling on YOU to help us smash that record in 2018 to continue creating a cleaner, greener future for our hometown river.

    Join Potomac Conservancy at Jones Point Park in Alexandria, VA on January 13th for a day of preventing litter from entering our source of drinking water – the Potomac River!

    What you need:

    Close-toed shoes
    A warm coat
    A smile!

    What we provide:

    Everything else!

    All tools, drinking water, and supplies will be provided by Potomac Conservancy. Be sure to bring a reusable mug!  Because you took a stand for clean water in the chilly weather, we will also provide some warm drinks for all of our volunteers!

     
    For more information and to register, visit the event page >

    Questions?

    Contact Gabby at community@potomac.org or 301.608.1188 ex 209

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    U.S. PIRG Fellowship

    U.S. PIRG FELLOWSHIP

    Speak For The Public Interest
    Every day, whether it’s in Washington, D.C., a state capitol, or a corporate boardroom, someone is making a decision that will affect all of us — it could be about our health, our safety, or our democracy.

    Special interest groups spend billions of dollars to influence these decisions. Someone needs to speak for the public interest. As a U.S. PIRG Fellow, that’s what you’ll do.

    What It Means To Be A Fellow
    You won’t just sit behind a desk. You’ll be out in the real world, working on everything from reducing the overuse of antibiotics in the food industry to defending consumer protections on Wall Street. You’ll be 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 get results.

    This is a two-year program, expressly designed to prepare future leaders with U.S. PIRG. We look for smarts, leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills, and an eagerness to learn. We value experience organizing, including building campus groups.

    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.

    Locations & Start Dates
    We’re hiring for positions in Washington, D.C., Boston and Chicago. If you’re flexible, you can apply for multiple locations. We accept applications on a rolling basis. Positions start in August 2018, or visit our website to see immediate openings.

    Are you ready to speak for the public interest? Apply Now! https://jobs.uspirg.org/fellowship.html

    U.S. PIRG is part of The Public Interest Network—a group of organizations that share a vision of a better future, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to getting things done. Visit publicinterestnetwork.org to learn more.

    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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    RFP for Choose Clean Water Conference Now Open!

    The 9th Annual Choose Clean Water Conference will be held on Tuesday, May 22 – Wednesday, May 23 at the Lancaster Marriott in Lancaster, PA.

    Each year, the Coalition’s Choose Clean Water Conference brings together a comprehensive and diverse group of more than 300 people from throughout the Chesapeake Bay region. The conference provides a 2-day forum for participants to learn about the most important and up-to-date Chesapeake restoration issues, network with fellow Chesapeake Bay supporters and activists, develop strategies to advance federal, regional and local restoration goals, and learn from successes.
    Conference RFP Now Open!

    The Coalition is currently soliciting proposals for 1-hour sessions and field trips. This unique gathering offers a tremendous opportunity to gain broad exposure for a wide range of issues facing the Chesapeake. Any person or organization with valuable experience is invited to submit an application to conduct a session at the Conference. The deadline is Friday, January 12, 2018 at 5PM.

    Please find the RFP here.

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    Funds Available for Congregations-Up to $5,000-CBT Community Engagement Mini-Grant Webinar on Nov. 27th at 7 PM

    Do you know a congregation looking for funds to carry out an environmental or health themed program or in-the-ground project? Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake is providing support for congregations to apply for Chesapeake Bay Trust Community Engagement Mini-Grants (up to $5,000).  First FREE informational webinar to be held on Monday, November 27th at 7 PM. Click HERE to go to our website to learn more, to register and to see how IPC can help. Contact Bonnie Sorak at bonnie@interfaithchesapeake.org or 443-799-0349 for more details. Please see and share the promotional flyer HERE or print version HERE .

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    Climate Defender Organizer

    PennEnvironment’s Climate Defender Organizers are responsible for recruiting, developing and mobilizing
    powerful teams of concerned citizens to become climate volunteers in critical communities across the state.
    As a Climate Defender Organizer, you will work with our existing network of hundreds of team members and
    activists, and expand volunteer teams in key political areas to ensure support from local decision-makers for
    climate action. Whether it’s educational events with leaders like U.S. Senator Bob Casey or rallies with elected
    officials like Philadelphia Councilman Derek Greene, you and your volunteers will organize rallies and forums
    to push decision-makers to lead on climate change.
    You’ll coordinate regular meetings between local decision-makers and constituents; coordinate rapid response
    media to highlight climate impacts and hold public officials accountable; and help collect thousands of petitions
    and personal letters on climate change.
    By the end of the campaign, you will have built volunteer teams in key areas that can continue the fight for
    Pennsylvania’s environment for years to come.

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    Online Environmental Data: Accessing, Processing and Publishing

    Description
    This course is a hands-on 1-day workshop. It reviews online sources for water resources, flood mapping, landcover, soils and other environmental data. The use of tools such as Google Earth, the USGS National Map and other online map servers to access, process and, publish the data are presented in instructor led exercises. Attendees will learn how to acquire environmental data and make customized maps. The content will consist of 50% lecture and 50% exercises.
    Attendees will receive a course workbook, solutions to all exercises and files containing internet links and datasets.
    Who Should Attend?
    This course is intended for engineers, surveyors, geologists, planners, managers and other practicing environmental professionals. It will also benefit citizens groups and volunteers who are working to monitor and manage environmental resources.

    Instructor
    Thomas E. Barnard, PhD, PE has over 25 years of progressive experience in solving environmental problems related to water quantity and water quality. He is an expert in the application of hydrologic and hydraulic numerical models to water resources infrastructure and regional watershed management. He has authored, edited and published numerous technical books and articles on the use of models in engineering practice. He is currently working on the second edition of Stormwater Conveyance Modeling Design and Management for the Bentley Institute Press. Dr. Barnard is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania and Vermont. tebarnardpe@epix.net, 570-388-6553

    Registration Information
    Tuition: $395.00
    Call David J. Sawicki, Director
    Center for Business Solutions
    Luzerne County Community College
    Nanticoke, PA 18634
    570-740-0663
    dsawicki@luzerne.edu

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    ShoreRivers – the Eastern Shore’s Uncompromising Voice for Clean Rivers

    ShoreRivers – the Eastern Shore’s Uncompromising Voice for Clean Rivers

    by Jeff Horstman and Isabel Junkin Hardesty

    The Eastern Shore’s rivers weave through farmland, forests, marshes and towns on their way to the Chesapeake Bay. Each river is unique, with its own character, but they share in common the fish, crabs, waterfowl and people that depend on them.

    Much as these individual rivers ultimately come together as part of the Bay, three great Eastern Shore conservation organizations are uniting. Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy, Chester River Association and Sassafras River Association are merging into a single nonprofit, ShoreRivers, Inc., to serve as a leading voice for healthy waterways on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

    Through science-based advocacy, restoration and education, ShoreRivers will protect and restore Eastern Shore waters that flow into the Chesapeake Bay. We will work collaboratively with our communities, yet maintain an uncompromising voice for clean rivers and the living resources they support.

    Our three legacy organizations each have a deep history of working collaboratively to improve the health of the waters in our communities, and that mission will continue. By joining together, we become more than just the sum of our parts – we will be one committed voice with more influence on policy, more capacity to enact programs, and more potential to undertake large restoration projects that directly reduce pollution.

    We will need that influence to tackle the major issues affecting our environment. ShoreRivers will now be a statewide leader on conservation issues so that when we travel to Annapolis to meet with elected officials or to testify for legislation, we will have the backing of our 3,500 supporters who care about our waters and our Eastern Shore quality of life.

    We will also have increased capacity to implement bigger, better projects. That means expanded work with our agricultural partners, broader funding to encourage innovative technologies that reduce pollution, and region-wide restoration projects that capture polluted runoff before it enters our rivers.

    From Kennedyville to Kent Island, from Cambridge to Crumpton, ShoreRivers staff, partners and volunteers will work together across the Eastern Shore. You’ll see us out on the rivers and creeks as well as in farm fields and forests. Our leadership, staff and board of directors are comprised of members of the three legacy organizations.

    The main headquarters for ShoreRivers will be in downtown Easton at the Eastern Shore Conservation Center. We will also maintain regional offices in Chestertown and Georgetown, the former offices of the Chester River Association and Sassafras River Association, respectively. And we will heavily rely on watershed advisory boards for each major river to continue our strong local connections.

    An important part of our mission is our Waterkeeper program. Waterkeepers are full-time advocates who regularly patrol and monitor their local bodies of water. Including the ShoreRivers merger, there are now 17 Waterkeepers working in the Chesapeake Bay region – 11 in Maryland. Waterkeepers focus on their individual waterbodies, but frequently work together with other “Keepers.” ShoreRivers will have four Riverkeepers: Jeff Horstman is the Miles-Wye Riverkeeper; Emmett Duke is the Sassafras Riverkeeper; Matt Pluta is the Choptank Riverkeeper and Tim Trumbauer is the new Chester Riverkeeper.

    Despite encouraging signs of clearer water and more grass beds in recent years, the waterways of the Eastern Shore remain polluted – they are still threatened with excess nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment runoff. At ShoreRivers, we believe there are real solutions to these threats, and we are committed to developing projects and programs that will improve the health of our waters and keep them robust and beautiful for all of us – now and in the future.

    Jeff Horstman is the Miles-Wye Riverkeeper and Executive Director of ShoreRivers.
    Isabel Junkin Hardesty is the former Chester Riverkeeper and new Regional Director of ShoreRivers.

     

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    Pennsylvania Senior Scientist

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Pennsylvania Senior Scientist to be based at its Pennsylvania State Office located in Harrisburg, PA.

    THE CHESAPEAKE BAY FOUNDATION

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest regional non-profit conservation organization working solely to save the Bay. Established in 1967, CBF has a staff of approximately 185 employees working in offices in Annapolis Maryland; Richmond and VA Beach, Virginia; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Washington, D.C., and in 15 field education program locations. Our staff and volunteer corps work throughout the region educating students and adults, advocating for clean water polices, restoring waterways, and litigating when necessary.
    CBF’s headquarters office in Annapolis, MD is the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the world’s first U.S. Green Build Council’s LEED platinum building. In 2014, CBF opened The Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach, VA. The Brock Center is one of the most energy efficient, environmentally smart buildings in the world.
    CBF has an annual budget of approximately $21 million and is supported by more than 200,000 members and e-subscribers. For more information on CBF please visit http://www.cbf.org.

    CONTEXT OF THE POSITION

    The Pennsylvania Senior Scientist leverages broad-based technical expertise in examining issues related to water quality, point and nonpoint source pollution, and emerging issues impacting the rivers and streams in the Commonwealths portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. With the assistance of senior and other technical staff, the position undertakes in-depth analysis to formulate and advocate for positions on state legislation, regulations, technical guidance, policies, federal/state funding, permits, and related matters.  The position provides scientific support for all state office endeavors including outreach & advocacy, restoration, education, and litigation.  He or she helps inform and motivate decision-makers, agencies, business/community partners, and the public.  The Pennsylvania Senior Scientist represents the state office on or at various state/regional/national technical committees, workshops, coalitions, and conferences, as necessary.  The position assists with the efficient and productive function of the state office, including participation in internal work groups, project management, and supervision of assigned staff.

    Essential functions include:

    1. Expertise—maintain proficiency in the scientific/technical information vital to advancing priorities, programs, and projects.
    • Remain up-to-date on relevant literature, tools & technologies, pollution reduction practices policies, regulations, and technical guidance pertaining to nonpoint source and point sources issues, resource management, and water quality science.
    • Build and maintain robust relationships with the academic, conservation, regulatory, and regulated communities.
    2. Analysis—assess information, regulations/guidance/policies, and proposed or renewed projects and permit applications for potential impacts to priorities, programs, and projects.
    • Monitor, assess, and assist in developing positions and responses to state/federal legislation, regulation, guidance, implementation, etc.
    • Spearhead the technical review of select state/federal permit applications and preparation of comments.
    • Assimilate and summarize scientific data pertinent to state office endeavors.
    • Evaluate emerging issues for potential implications to local and regional water quality.
    3. Application—employ technical/scientific knowledge to advance priorities, programs, and projects.
    • Assist in the development, advocacy, and general support of state office endeavors.
    • Design and assist in undertaking investigative analysis and assessment of information that supports organizational priorities.
    • Explore and implement innovative solution-based projects and partnerships.
    4. Communication—effectively inform, engage, and motivate a wide array of audiences on priorities, programs, and projects.
    •Represent state office and its priorities to diverse technical and non-technical entities and audiences, including to media outlets.
    •Advocate decision-makers, agencies, business/community partners, fellow conservation organizations, the public, etc.
    •Actively inform state office staff and others of emerging information.
    •Develop, revise, and update internal/external reports, whitepapers, fact sheets, and applicable sections of the CBF website, etc.
    5. Organization—manage staff, projects, issues, and opportunities in a periodically fast-paced and multi-disciplinary setting.
    •Provide efficient and effective project management, including reporting requirements and budget as assigned.
    •Supervise technical staff, fellows, and/or interns.
    •Lead, coordinate, and/or participate in collaborative multi-disciplinary teams on specified projects, issues, and opportunities among CBF staff.
    •Assist with engaging donors, members, advisory council members, and others as necessary.
    6. Other duties as assigned.

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
    A minimum five of years of progressively expanding and relevant post-graduate professional experience is required. A graduate-level degree in watershed resource management, environmental science, or other related field is required. An extensive knowledge of federal and state laws, regulations, policies and guidelines governing water quality science and point and nonpoint source pollution is necessary. Experience in using geographic information and spatial analyst tools, watershed models, and other tools is desired. Demonstrated experience in effective public speaking and written communication is preferred.

    To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history and requirements no later than November 30, 2017 to:

    Human Resources/FY18-018-PSS
    Chesapeake Bay Foundation
    employment@cbf.org

    CBF offers a comprehensive benefits package to include: 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, health, vision, dental, life insurance, and a tax deferred annuity plan.  The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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    Elk Creek Restoration Project Highlights Future of Chesapeake Conservation

    (Annapolis, Md.) – Chesapeake Conservancy recently joined partners to install vegetation and structures to reduce nutrient and sediment runoff and improve water quality on a property on Elk Creek, a tributary of Penns Creek, in Centre County, PA. On-the-ground partners for the project included the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Habitat Forever, the Foundation for California University of Pennsylvania, Penns Valley Conservation Association, Seven Willows LLC, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Funding for the project was provided by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, Pennsylvania DEP Growing Greener and Glen’s Garden Market, and Winghaven Nursery donated nursery stock.

    The partners planted a 35-foot wide riparian buffer along a 1000-foot agriculturally impaired stretch of the stream. This is one of six sites that are part of a new mapping validation project to identify where restoration can have the greatest benefits to water quality and wildlife habitat.

    “Through this project, Chesapeake Conservancy and our partners are using precision conservation—projects at the right place, the right scale, the right size, the right time, and making sure they are working—to pilot a new approach to conservation. Instead of sweeping acquisitions or all-encompassing legislation, we can use the latest high-resolution datasets to conduct advanced geospatial analysis to better target and implement best management practices,” Chesapeake Conservancy President and CEO Joel Dunn said.

    An analysis done by the Chesapeake Conservancy determined that this one acre riparian restoration area has the potential to intercept and mitigate runoff from nearly 14 acres of upstream farmland, lawns, impervious surfaces, such as roadways and sidewalks. Mapping the relationship between upslope land and the creek receiving runoff can help identify priority areas where restoration can keep pollutants from entering local waterways and the Susquehanna River.

    “Precision conservation is one of the most exciting new concepts that I have been involved with in my twenty year career in conservation. With its data-driven tools, it truly has the potential to reshape how we approach, plan, and restore streams in Pennsylvania and beyond,” Frank Rohrer, restoration specialist, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, said. “Just as importantly it creates new partnerships with landowners and organizations, enabling us to get projects on the ground where they are needed the most.”

    Chesapeake Conservancy has financially supported this project through a partnership with the Washington, D.C.-based Glen’s Garden Market. To balance the carbon footprint of shipping products from outside the Chesapeake Bay watershed to their grocery stores, Glen’s Garden Market provided funding for the riparian planting.

    The planting includes a diverse mix of high-value wildlife food and cover including shrub, tree, and pollinator forb species. “We are taking a holistic, multifaceted approach to stream restoration in Penns Valley and elsewhere in the Bay watershed,” Lysle Sherwin said. Mr. Sherwin is the principal of Seven Willows LLC and affiliate biologist with the USFWS Partners for Fish and Wildlife program. Earlier this year, additional best management practices (BMPs) were implemented to control invasive exotic plants, exclude livestock from the stream, provide habitat for trout, and prevent future erosion and sedimentation.

    Chip Brown and Jonathan King own properties along this section of Elk Creek. Brown and King are both optimistic about the in-stream and riparian projects and look forward to continuing to work with all the groups that have made this project possible. “I believe this project will definitely help to stabilize the banks from eroding and increase habitat for the fish in Elk Creek,” King said.

    “The stream work has already improved the rate of flow in the stream in our property and helps to keep sediment off the stream bottom,” Brown said. “I have already spoken to other neighboring streamside landowners about conservation projects. In order for the project to be successful, educating other neighboring streamside landowners will be critical.”

    Currently, 21 Penns Valley landowners are participating in stream restoration and habitat buffer projects on five waterways sponsored by Penns Valley Conservation Association and numerous partners.

    New Mapping Validation Project

    The Chesapeake Conservancy has coordinated with local universities to monitor this location and validate the mapping methodology. In May before the BMPs were installed, four researchers and 15 students began monitoring this and five other study sites.   The research team will continue to monitor water chemistry, algae, fish, and macroinvertebrates at these sites in the ensuing years. Research findings will help validate and refine the mapping tools in order to create a model to use throughout the Susquehanna River watershed, which will ultimately benefit the Chesapeake Bay. Project partners include Chesapeake Conservancy, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds, Degenstein Foundation, Susquehanna University, and Bloomsburg University. The project is funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction program.

    This material is based on work supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction grants program, which support efforts within the Chesapeake Bay watershed to accelerate nutrient and sediment reductions with innovative, sustainable, and cost-effective approaches.

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    Stormwater Seminar – December 13th – Register Now!

    CWEA’s Stormwater Committee
    Presents a One-Day Technical Seminar
    Stormwater: Too Simple?
    December 13, 2017

    Maritime Institute of Technology & Graduate Studies (MITAGS)
    692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

    Are stormwater design parameters and methods keeping up with the times? Have we oversimplified stormwater design? Are current standards adequately addressing the multitude of water quality challenges that municipalities are faced with? Join the CWEA Stormwater Committee as we explore these topics and more at our Fall Seminar.

    Registration:
    Early Bird Member: $ 80.00
    Early Bird Non-Member: $ 90.00
    Government Associates & Students: $ 30.00
    Exhibitors: $ 400.00 per table – space is limited

    After December 1, 2017
    Registration:
    Member: $ 95.00
    Non-Member: $105.00
    Government/Utility Associates & Students: $ 30.00
    Exhibitors: $ 400.00 per table
    Government/Utility Associates and Students
    There will be a very limited number of spots at this price, so please register early!! At the time of registration we will require official government ID and official college ID. There will be no exception to this policy.

    Sponsors
    Sponsorships are available for $ 150.00. Sponsors will have their company logo printed on program hand-outs. Sponsorships must be purchased by December 1, 2017 to have your logo printed on the program hand-outs.

    Exhibitors
    Table-top exhibits are available for $400 per table and includes 2 full registrations. Spaces are outside the auditorium and adjacent to the morning and afternoon break area. Tables are approximately 6-foot long. There is space behind the table for a full-sized backdrop if it is flat (otherwise table would protrude too far into the aisle). Vendor set-up is available the night before the seminar after 7:00 p.m.

    Click Here to Register

    Click Here to Print Agenda

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    Guided Hike at the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center: Scat, Bones, Tracks

    Guided Hike-Scat, Bones, Tracks

    November 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    – Free – $5

    Join us for a guided hike on CBEC’s Lake Trail for this unique opportunity to discover some of the natural features and treasures found on our property. This guided hike is focusing on Scat, Bones, and Tracks left in the habitats for us to discover and learn about the life styles of those who provided the “leftovers” all while walking a 1.5 mile flat path around the center of our 510 acre peninsula.  There is a half-way rest stop with restroom accessibility.  Participants are encouraged to dress for weather and bring along a water bottle, small snack, and binoculars.  Duration is approximately 2 hours. Trips are subject to cancellation due to weather or low enrollment. Check-in and hike begin at the Visitor Center.

    Cost is FREE to CBEC Members, $5 for Non Members

    Pre-Registration is required as there is a minimum and maximum for this trip:

    https://www.bayrestoration.org/calendar-of-events/property-tour-guided-hike-18/

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    CBT Community Engagement Mini Grant Webinar-FREE!

    Do you know a congregation looking for funds to carry out an environmental or health themed program or in-the-ground project? Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake is providing support for congregations to apply for Chesapeake Bay Trust Community Engagement Mini-Grants (up to $5,000).  First FREE informational webinar to be held on Monday, November 27th at 7 PM. Click HERE to go to our website to learn more, to register and to see how IPC can help.

    Contact Bonnie Sorak at bonnie@interfaithchesapeake.org or 443-799-0349 for more details. Please see and share the promotional flyer HERE or print version HERE .

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    REMINDER: Chesapeake Land and Water Initiative LOIs due TOMORROW, Tuesday, November 14

    [APOLOGIES FOR CROSS-POSTINGS]

    Good afternoon, friends and colleagues in the Chesapeake:

    Just a reminder that the deadline for Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) to the 2017-2018 Chesapeake Land and Water Initiative grant program is tomorrow, November 14 at 5 pm EST.

    We look forward to receiving ideas from focused regions within the watershed for projects to help accelerate land conservation and stewardship that directly benefit water quality. The guidelines for submitting an LOI are attached here, along with an FAQ on working within our online system. Additional information about the Initiative and previously funded projects are available here.

    If you’re planning to apply, and you still have questions about your specific project concept or the process overall, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I should be available by phone most of the day tomorrow, with just a couple of exceptions.

    Thanks for all you do!

    All the best,

    Jennifer

    Chesapeake Land and Water Initiative Call for LOIs, Oct 2017 FINAL

    FAQs Using the Online Grant Application and Reporting System, Oct 2017

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    Restoration Coordinator

    Supports implementation of plans and programs relating to the lessons, events and activities of the Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center’s Watershed Stewards Academy (WSA).  The WSA is a program that trains and supports community leaders to serve as Master Watershed Stewards in the protection, restoration and conservation of our watersheds.  Work involves planning and implementing instructional lessons and programs for the Watershed Stewards Academy and mentoring Stewards in the design, installation and maintenance of restoration projects.

    Please see the attached for a full job description. Questions may be directed to Suzanne Etgen at 443 871 0700 or setgen@aacps.org.

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    Nature Events in November at CBEC

    November Events at CBEC

    Guided Hikes
    November 18th, 1pm
    Scat, Bones, Tracks-The “Leftovers” Found in the Woods

    Join us for a guided hike on CBEC’s Lake Trail for this unique opportunity to discover some of the natural features and treasures found on our property. This guided hike is focusing on Scat, Bones, and Tracks left in the habitats for us to discover and learn about the life styles of those who provided the “leftovers” all while walking a 1.5 mile flat path around the center of our 510 acre peninsula.  There is a half-way rest stop with restroom accessibility.  Participants are encouraged to dress for weather and bring along a water bottle, small snack, and binoculars.  Duration is approximately 2 hours. Trips are subject to cancellation due to weather or low enrollment. Check-in and hike begin at the Visitor Center.

    Cost is FREE to CBEC Members, $5 for Non Members

    Pre-Registration is required as there is a minimum and maximum for this trip:
    https://www.bayrestoration.org/calendar-of-events/property-tour-guided-hike-18/

     

    Creepy Crawlers:  Preschool Gardening Program

    November 20th at 10:00am

    Replenishing the Soil

    Find out what a cover crop is and what it can do for next year’s garden.

    .Cost is $3 to CBEC Members, $5 for Non Members

    Pre-Registration is required as there is a minimum and maximum for this trip: https://www.bayrestoration.org/preschool-gardening/

    Schools Out Camp
    November 22nd, 9am-3:30pm
    Turkey Trot

    Need something for your kids to do when schools are out? Send them to CBEC for a day full of hands-on nature exploration and fun for campers grades K-6! Older campers can come as assistants for ½ price. Camp runs from 9-3:30pm with after-care available, 3:30-5pm. Cost is $30/camper daily, $10 extra for aftercare. Sign up for all 10 dates and receive a $30 discount!  Payment is collected at camp and can be paid by check or cash.

    Pre-registration is required:
    https://www.bayrestoration.org/schools-out-camp/

     

     

     

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    Watershed Stewards Academy Restoration Coordinator

    This challenging and fast-paced position works closely with the WSA staff to execute restoration work for the Watershed Stewards Academy Program in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.  See full job description for details.

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