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    Legacy Institute For The Environment Seeking Applicants

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    The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center is currently seeking applications for its premier Chesapeake Bay Stewardship/Education Program called The Legacy Institute for the Environment (LIFE).
    The mission of the LIFE program is to build social capital for the environment by providing learning opportunities and meaningful stewardship roles for adults in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Participants build knowledge, skills and relationships from educators and scientists from an array of environmental agencies and organizations delivering engaging presentations and offering field experiences.

    Classes are held in the Education Building at CBEC and participants hear presentations from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the Mid-Shore Riverkeepers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the University of Maryland, the Watershed Stewards Academy, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Washington College, Chesapeake College and Queen Anne’s County Planning and Zoning officials. Speakers present information on issues such as bay restoration, land management, and animal and plant conservation.  CBEC’s own team of naturalists and educators also contribute to the program by facilitating habitat investigations on CBEC’s 510 acre nature preserve in Grasonville, MD.

    More than 150 stewards have graduated from the program since its inception in 2004.  Each year the program can only hold 25 participants and it fills up fast.  Don’t miss your chance to participate!  If interested in participating, complete the online application found at:   https://www.bayrestoration.org/life/ and submit it by February 21st, 2018.

    The 9-session program takes place on Wednesdays at CBEC from March 7th, 2018 thru May 2nd, 2018.  The cost for the program is $150 and 20 hours of volunteer stewardship activities.  For information on the 2018 program, email Courtney Leigh at cleigh@bayrestoration.org or consult CBEC’s web site at https://www.bayrestoration.org/life/.

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    Field Organizer- Change Corps

    Change Corps Organizer
    We want change. We want a more equal and democratic America. We want a country that respects and defends women’s health. We want a greener country that doesn’t let ideology blind us to science.

    Many Americans share our views on today’s problems. Yet too often, it feels like our country, or our state, or our city is going in the wrong direction. So what can you do? How do you make change? How do you learn and master the practice of making change?

    We started Change Corps to answer these very questions.

    Change Corps is a training academy for activists. If you’re serious about becoming an organizer, we offer a year-long, three-step program that will give you the skills, the hands-on experience, and the opportunity to launch your career in social change.

    Step one: You take part in an intensive classroom and field training where you will learn and practice the organizing skills you’ll need for the rest of your career.
    Step two: You work directly with groups like Planned Parenthood, Everytown for Gun Safety or Mi Familia Vota on their campaigns to defend women’s health, reduce gun violence, or bring more people into our democracy.
    Step three: After you graduate from the program, we connect you with activist groups who are looking to hire organizers with your experience and skill set.
    Pay and Benefits
    The target annual compensation for this position is $26,000 in the first year. Change Corps offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.
    Qualifications
    Do you want to launch your career in social change? We’re looking for:

    Leaders who are ready to take on some of the biggest challenges of our day.
    Bright, talented, passionate people with a strong work ethic.
    Problem solvers who don’t just see problems but envision creative solutions.
    A strong commitment to working toward goals and getting results.
    Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.

    To Apply
    We’re accepting the top applicants for immediate hire. If you want to learn how to make social change as your career, go to changecorps.org and apply.

    Change Corps is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to a diverse workplace and a diverse movement. We will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status.

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    Citizen Monitoring and Watershed Health

    How bacteria monitoring can help prioritize watershed restoration work.
    Presenters: Julia Ela and Jessica Dodds

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    Evergreen Tree ID and Holiday Swag Making at CBEC

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    Guided Hike
    December 23rd, 1pm
    Evergreen Tree Id and Holiday Swag Making

    Celebrate the Winter Solstice with CBEC!  Join our naturalists along a walk around our ponds stopping to identify common evergreen trees.  Learn some interesting folklore about each tree and discover adaptations that they have to endure the long, cold winters.  We will stop to trim the tree of some branches for making swags.  Swags are decorative bundles of Evergreen tied together with a festive bow to accent your home symbolizing the winter solstice celebration of life still thriving in the dark, cold times of winter!

    Participants are encouraged to dress for weather and bring along a water bottle, small snack, and any pruning shears you may have for branch trimming.  Your welcome to bring your own bow but CBEC will provide bows and wire.  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-20/

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    Engaging Nature Experiences at the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

    Creepy Crawlers:  Preschool Gardening Program
    December 18th at 10:00am
    “Beautiful, Beneficial Bees”

    Learn about the importance of bees and help make a bee hotel for our 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/

    Guided Hike
    December 23rd, 1pm
    Evergreen Tree Id and Holiday Swag Making

    Celebrate the Winter Solstice with CBEC!  Join our naturalists along a walk around our ponds stopping to identify common evergreen trees.  Learn some interesting folklore about each tree and discover adaptations that they have to endure the long, cold winters.  We will stop to trim the tree of some branches for making swags.  Swags are decorative bundles of Evergreen tied together with a festive bow to accent your home symbolizing the winter solstice celebration of life still thriving in the dark, cold times of winter!

    Participants are encouraged to dress for weather and bring along a water bottle, small snack, and any pruning shears you may have for branch trimming.  Your welcome to bring your own bow but CBEC will provide bows and wire.  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-20/

    Critters and Cocktails January-April 2018
    Registration is now open!

    Join us for the 2018 season, which will feature a series of talks on wildlife of the Chesapeake Bay Region uniquely paired with sponsored beverages and appetizers!
    The program will be held in CBEC’s Education Building in Grasonville, MD.  The lectures will be held on Wednesdays with refreshments & beverages starting at 6:30pm  and the actual presentation from
    7-7:45pm.  Topics include; Snowy Owls, Coyotes, Sharks, and Bats!
    Cost will be $10/session for CBEC Members; $15/session for Non-Members.  SAVE Money by prepaying for all 4 sessions!
    Online registration is  highly encouraged as we are due to sell out!  SAVE YOUR SPOT!
    https://www.bayrestoration.org/speaker-series/

    Legacy Institute For The Environment 2018
    Applications are now being accepted!

    Make a REAL difference in our Chesapeake Bay Watershed by joining LIFE!
    Why participate in LIFE?
    To join like-minded people on a mission to create a legacy of protecting the environment for future generations.

    Who can become a Legacy Steward?
    Maryland residents interested in learning more about the environment and desiring to volunteer time and talent at CBEC toward environmental education, research, restoration, and stewardship.

    How does the Institute Prepare Participants?
    Participants attend fascinating educational sessions and participate in site visits guided by expert scientists, environmental educators, and professional consultants.

    When does the LIFE 2018 Program Occur?

    LIFE 2018 Applications are now being accepted and are due by February 21st, 2018.  The LIFE 2018 Program begins on Wednesday, March 7th and meets for 9 consecutive Wednesday’s thru May 2nd, 2018.  Each session begins at 9:30am and ends by 3:30pm.

    How much does the Program Cost?

    $150 dollars and 20 hours of volunteer/stewardship activities for CBEC.
    Apply today:  https://www.bayrestoration.org/life/

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    Job Opening – CRC Communications Staffer at the Chesapeake Bay Program Office

    Restoration of the Chesapeake Bay requires talented, diverse and passionate individuals and the CRC seeks such an individual for a three-year appointment to the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Communication Office.  The Communications Office supports efforts to restore and protect the Chesapeake Bay by providing information to the public, working with the media, branding and promoting the Chesapeake Bay Program, and facilitating communications between state and federal agencies. Special emphasis is placed on using multimedia content and online tools in the office’s daily work.

    The Communications Office Staffer is responsible for supporting the Communications Office by working with subject matter experts to create, maintain and market consistent, high-quality web content for the Bay Program website that supports the work of the partnership. The Staffer will assist in writing content for the Bay Program’s website (e.g., blog posts), compile e-newsletters, assist in the running of social media accounts, staff the partnership’s Communications Workgroup and assist in the planning of the annual meeting of the Chesapeake Executive Council.

    The selected candidate will work as a CRC employee at the U.S. EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program Office facility located in Annapolis, Maryland.

    The ideal candidate for the position would have the following background and qualifications:

    A Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing public relations, environmental communications, or other relevant area of study. Individuals possessing a degree in natural or environmental sciences and/or management with an interest in environmental communications are also encouraged to apply.
    Solid writing skills and a strong interest in writing for a variety of formats, including press releases, newsletters, blogs and the web.
    Ability to use online social networking tools such as Facebook and Twitter to distribute information, engage audiences and spur action.
    Ability to perform background interviews, research and analysis, ensuring that communication products are complete and technically accurate.
    Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
    Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) is required and experience with graphic design software (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) is beneficial.
    Familiarity with using remote technologies such as video conferencing (Web-X, Adobe Connect, etc.) a plus.
    Ability to work with people in a consensus-building environment and independently plan meetings, develop agendas and draft concise meeting minutes.
    Interest in learning how a diverse, governmental-environmental-management partnership makes decisions effectively and sets and achieves goals through collaborative and regulatory processes.
    A will to explore your career options, passion and enthusiasm for the work and program.

    The annual salary is $40,030 and a competitive vacation and benefits package is included for the three-year position.  In addition to the experience gained through their work assignments, Staffers, through individual professional development plans, also attend professional conferences, workshops, and training related to their position and identified future career interests.

    Applications (a detailed cover letter, resume, list of at least three references, transcript [unofficial is fine] and a short writing sample) should be sent electronically to Melissa Fagan, Environmental Management Career Development Program Coordinator, at faganm@chesapeake.org.  Please include information concerning education and professional background, as well as immediate and long-term career goals.

    Additional information about the CRC Environmental Career Development Program is available at http://www.chesapeake.org.  Additional information about the Chesapeake Bay Program is available at http://www.chesapeakebay.net.

    CRC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or national origin. CRC maintains a drug-free workplace.  All Staffers are required to complete a federal background check upon hire.

    Announcement Close Date: January 1, 2018

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    Work as if our planet depended on it

    Work as if our planet depended on it

     

    BECOME AN ENVIRONMENT AMERICA DIGITAL CAMPAIGNER

     

    We need to build a greener, healthier world with clean air, clean water and clean energy. We approach this challenge one step at a time, putting the environment first at every step along the way.

    Imagine using your sharp writing skills and strategic digital content to promote solar power. Or putting your talent for social media to use to keep local waters clean and ban fracking. Imagine running online campaigns to build the organizational power—the funds, the membership, the activist base and more— that it takes to keep all of this critical work going for the long haul.

    That’s what you’ll do with Environment America. In today’s world, no advocacy effort is complete without a significant online presence. You’ll help run a powerful digital campaign to build the support it takes to build more solar and wind power, reduce global warming pollution, keep our beaches, rivers and streams clean, protect our wildlife and wild places, or hold polluters accountable when they violate our environmental laws.

    This work has never been more urgent or challenging, and not only because Donald Trump is in the White House. The mantra of “economic growth at any cost” is degrading the quality of our environment and wasting the natural resource base that make our lives possible. At the same time, the opportunity to pivot to a greener, healthier way of living is at hand. Rising to this challenge is our mission and our cause. If you see it as your mission too, this is the place for you.

    WHAT YOU’LL DO

    Write emails and campaign actions that you’ll send to hundreds of thousands of supporters;
    Design and curate content for social media, and engage with our our members and followers across the country;
    Coordinate with our field team of five to nine campaign organizers, and back them up with emails, web pages and digital strategy;
    Develop partnerships and creative online tactics to build our audience and raise money;
    Analyze the results of your work, and report on successes and failures;
    Keep your projects on track, hold people accountable to their deliverables, and communicate regularly with your team.

    PAY & BENEFITS 
The target annual compensation for this position is $26,000 in the first year. Environment America offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement. Positions available starting immediately or in August 2018.

    TO LEARN MORE AND APPLY jobs.EnvironmentAmerica.org

    Environment America 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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    Work as if our planet depended on it

    Work as if our planet depended on it

     

    BECOME AN ENVIRONMENT AMERICA FELLOW

    We need to build a greener, healthier world with clean air, clean water and clean energy. We approach this challenge one step at a time, putting the environment first at every step along the way.

     

    Imagine yourself organizing a town hall meeting on solar power. Or building a community coalition to keep local waters clean. Imagine building the organizational power—the funds, the membership, the activist base and more— that it takes to keep all of this critical work going for the long haul.

     

    That’s what you’ll do with Environment America. We work to mobilize support it takes to build more solar and wind power, reduce global warming pollution, keep our beaches, rivers and streams clean, protect our wildlife and wild places, and hold polluters accountable when they violate our environmental laws.

     

    This work has never been more urgent or challenging, and not only because Donald Trump is in the White House. The mantra of “economic growth at any cost” is degrading the quality of our environment and wasting the natural resource base that make our lives possible. At the same time, the opportunity to pivot to a greener, healthier way of living is at hand. Rising to this challenge is our mission and our cause. If you see it as your mission too, this is the place for you.

     

    WHAT YOU’LL DO

    Powerful coalitions: Reach out to small business owners, farmers, public health officials, union leaders and others to demonstrate support for our policy goals.

    Earn traditional media and social media attention: Organize news conferences and write opinion pieces. Build a following on Facebook and Twitter for your campaigns.

    Lobby elected officials: Coordinate strategy with a champion in Congress. Make a convincing case to a legislator who is undecided on a particular vote. Work the “inside game” to complement our outside field operation, where most of our power is derived.

    Research and write reports: Catalogue and analyze sources of carbon pollution in the United States. Detail the success of the Clean Water Act in our reports. Help us to influence public debate and earn media attention for our cause.

    Run a grassroots campaign office: Hire and manage a staff of 20 canvassers. Raise money, build our organization and membership, and help win one of our key campaigns.

    Identify and cultivate donors: Reach out to foundations and major donors and ask them to fund our work to fight global warming, promote clean energy, and protect our most spectacular natural areas.

     

    PAY & BENEFITS

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

     

    LEARN MORE AND APPLY HERE

     

    Environment America 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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    Improving MS4, Other Clean Water Efforts & Forest Conservation

    Can’t read or see images? View this email in a browser CustomerA 12-minute YouTube presentation on Improving MS4 & Other Clean Water Programs is available at: https://youtu.be/4mL_2CDTwTo.A six-page document on Opportunities To Improve The Maryland Forest Conservation Act is posted at: http://ceds.org/audit/OpportunitiesToImproveTheMarylandForestConservationAct.pdf.If you have any questions, contact me at 410-654-3021 or Rklein@ceds.org.—————-Richard KleinCommunity & Environmental Defense Services This email was sent by rklein@ceds.org to announcements@chesapeakenetwork.org Not interested? Unsubscribe | Update profile | Impressed? Tell-A-Friend CEDS | 606 Freeland Road | Freeland, MD 21053

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    Invitation: Project Spotlight – Subsurface Application of Manures in the Chesapeake Bay Basin – Tuesday December 19th at 12PM

    Please join us on Tuesday, December 19th at noon for a NFWF Project Spotlight, “Subsurface Application of Manures in the Chesapeake Bay Basin.”
     
    Join Kristen Hughes Evans of Sustainable Chesapeake and a team of soil scientists, agronomists, and engineers who will share lessons learned in a recently completed an grant project aimed at advancing the deployment of both liquid and solid manure injection technologies in high density animal production regions of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
     
    This project was made possible through significant financial support from the Natural Resources Conservation Service Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) Program and the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Chesapeake Bay Program’s  Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Grants Program.
     
    The presentation will be held as a webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6421815697120462082
     
    Hope to see you there!
     
    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Project Spotlight series is an effort to share lessons learned, challenges and opportunities in implementation through discussions with grantees who have recently completed a grant project. Grantees with expertise in a common topic join together to reflect on their experiences and answer audience questions.
     
    This year we held a series of five Spotlights focusing on the unique challenges of regional collaborations.
    These recordings of past Project Spotlights can be found on our website,
    NFWF.org/Chesapeake under “Our Grantees in the News”:
     
    –          Financing Strategies for Regional Initiatives
    –          Regional Scale Delivery Models for Agriculture
    –          Nonprofit Partners in Regional Collaborations
    –          Stormwater-Focused Collaborations Among Local Governments
    –          Diverse Partnerships in Regional Collaborations
     
     

     
     
    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.
     
    Elizabeth Nellums
    Manager, Chesapeake Programs
    National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
    1133 15th Street, NW – Suite 1000
    Washington, D.C. 20005
    (202) 595-2442
    Elizabeth.Nellums@nfwf.org
     
     
     

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    Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Winter 2018 Training

    Registration is open for 2018 Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP) certification classes. CBLP is a voluntary, regional credential for professionals who design, install, and maintain landscapes in the Bay watershed.  Visit http://cblpro.org/get-certified/ for information, and to apply for certification.

    CBLP offers two levels of training and certification:

    Level 1 is a baseline certification in design, installation, and maintenance of sustainable landscapes, emphasizing proper maintainence of stormwater best management practices (BMPs)
    Level 2 is an advanced credential in design or installation, focusing on stormwater BMPs

    Level 1 training consists of one two-day class that combines classroom learning about conservation landscaping and stormwater best management practices, with a field-based maintenance practicum. CBLP’s active learning program focuses on critical thinking, problem solving, and collaborative practice. Beginning in 2018, Level 1 candidates will also include training on BMP inspection and verification. Candidates receive unlimited access to CBLP’s online webinar series on sustainable landscaping topics and a copy of CBLP’s sustainable landscape maintenance manual. Additional resources are available for free download. The Level 1 fee $425 includes training, materials, and examination.

    Level 1 certification exams will be given in multiple locations. Because this is a Bay-wide credential, candidates may take the class or exam in any location.

    Several classes are planned for early 2018:

    January 25-26, Lancaster, PA
    February 20-21, Arlington, VA
    March 13-14, Norfolk, VA
    March 19-20, Columbia, MD

    Dates for the next Level 2 Intensive Seminar will be announced shortly.

    A searchable, online directory of over 100 CBLP-certified landscape professionals is available at http://cblpro.org/directory/

    Candidates for Level 1 must have a degree, certificate, or certification in a related field, or have professional experience in landscape design, installation, or maintenance. In order to qualify for Level 2, professionals must complete Level 1 and demonstrate experience designing or installing stormwater BMPs.

    For more information, visit http://cblpro.org or contact: Beth Ginter, CBLP Coordinator, beth@cblpro.org

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    Crew Leader – Montgomery County Conservation Corps, Full Time

    The Montgomery County Conservation Corps (MCCC) 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 amongst Corps participants.  The Crew Leader oversees the crew of Corps members in the field, interacts with the public, as well as with MMYC/LAYC staff, and maintains the integrity of the MCCC program by always demonstrating reliable and professional behavior.

    Field-based duties may include providing leadership and guidance including the following activities: Litter abatement, recycling, invasive species and weed control, trail construction and maintenance, wildlife habitat restoration, tree planting, park development, light construction, landscaping, campground renovations, general beautification and maintenance of park buildings, facilities and grounds. The Crew Leader accompanies members, seeking out ‘teachable moments’, during outdoor recreation activities and experiential learning excursions. The Crew Leader provides weekly instruction to Corps members through workshops focused around environmental education, tool safety, and project planning. The Crew Leader is also responsible for tracking and entering the data from field-based activities by completing the daily log and utilizing Efforts To Outcomes (ETO) software.
    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Develop the skills of corps members by seeing that all corps members learn safe and professional work practices, including but not limited to the following.
    Proper use of hand tools.
    Professional courtesy to community members, park staff and others in the field.
    Adherence to MCCC and park policies, rules and regulations.
    Clear articulation of work project activities, goals and related services.
    Maintain the satisfaction of Site Supervisors by ensuring that projects are properly, professionally and completely serviced.
    Provide regular Corps member updates, reports and evaluations of their participation and overall progress.
    Supervise, motivate, direct and encourage Corps members in job skills training, field education and on-the-job training.
    Maintain discipline among Corps members individually, within crews, and as an entire group.
    Fairly, reasonably and consistently enforce policies and regulations.
    Encourage a strong work ethic and positive morale through exercises demonstrating teamwork and accountability.
    Coach and support members by seizing opportunities to enhance, self esteem, self confidence, decision making, problem solving, trust, leadership and goal setting.
    Conduct weekly crew-based Corps member training and instructional presentations in critical areas related to safety and professional job performance including the following:
    First aid and workplace safety.
    Environmental issues and conservation.
    Community relations.
    Work ethic.
    Communications.
    Site-specific work project needs, goals and activities.
    Complete the paperwork and ETO data entry associated with work project assignments as required by the MCCC Program Manager – typical needs include the crew roster, written project reports, Corps member evaluations, vehicle inspection forms, and incident reports.
    Coordinate safe storage and distribution of breakfast, lunch and snacks.
    Ensure the reliable, safe and clean operation of any assigned vehicles, hand tools and power tools, and report all issues and problems to the MCCC Program Manager.
    Ensure that the MCCC van is fueled up before the beginning of work each day.
    Visually inspect the MCCC van daily and report any defects, problems or safety issues.
    Attended DNR Basic Crew Leader Training and any subsequent training required during the course of the program.
    Assist on other special projects as needed.

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

    Must be at least 18 years old.
    Must have a valid driver’s license.
    Current CPR and Basic First Aid certification is preferred.
    Must have a high school diploma or equivalent; some college-level education is preferred.
    Experience working with children and youth is required and experience working with at-risk youth is preferred.
    Ability to pass a background investigation.
    Experience working in the outdoors and willingness to work in variable and unpredictable climatic and terrain conditions.
    Capable of performing various types of physical labor: Must be able to bend, stretch, push, lift, pull and/or stand for extended periods of time.
    Ability to provide legible and intelligible reports in English.
    Commitment to making important and sometimes life-critical decisions in the field to protect the safety of Corps members and the community at large.
    Ability to readily recognize Corps member issues including impairment due to drugs, alcohol, medication or other causes.
    Willingness to address corps member issues, complaints and needs in a professional and constructive manner, and in full accordance with MCCC policies and procedures.
    Knowledge of MCCC/MMYC/LAYC staff and Corps member policies.
    Flexibility regarding work assignments; sometimes this position is required to change days of the week, assignments, locations, and/or projects and some weekend work may be required.
    The willingness and desire to work independently, as well as collaboratively, and to take on additional responsibilities.
    A positive attitude and an earnest interest in providing good customer service to our members, employees and senior leadership.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
    Work is primarily outdoors, resulting in exposure to sun, rain, mud, fog, extreme heat and cold, wind, extreme humidity, pollen and other airborne irritants, sudden temperature changes, and other climatic phenomena.  In addition, performance of duties often requires work in remote areas characterized by rugged terrain, with steep and sometimes slippery slopes.  Service projects take place in a variety of environments, including forested areas, swamps, wetlands, open water and other habitats.

    Operating some types of equipment or machinery may also result in exposure to noise, airborne debris, vibrations, and hazardous conditions requiring the use of safety gear such as ear and eye protection, hard hats, etc.

    Work involves special physical demands such as lifting 50 pounds or more, climbing ladders, bending, lifting, stretching, pulling, walking or standing for extended periods of time.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
     TO APPLY:
    Please send resume and cover letter to Adam Angel, Program Manager, at adam@layc-dc.org

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    Oyster Hatchery and Aquaculture Internships

    The oyster culture program at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Horn Point Laboratory is now accepting applications for summer internships.  There are two internship opportunities available to apply for, the Oyster Hatchery Internship and the Aquaculture Internship.

    Oyster hatchery interns are expected to become part of the hatchery team and learn all aspects of oyster culture. This includes, but is not limited to, broodstock management, spawning, larval culture, algal culture, settlement, outplanting, deployment, sampling procedures, data collection, farm management, and facility maintenance. While employed with the oyster hatchery, interns will also be gaining experience on a working oyster farm.
    The Aquaculture Internship was founded in 2015 with the goal of preparing individuals for future employment on a working oyster farm. To this end, aquaculture interns will learn to set larvae, both on shell for bottom harvest, and on microcultch, to produce individual oysters for containerized water column production.

    These are flexible summer internships but interns should start by the end of June 2018 and end no later than mid October 2018. Candidates should be able to work for a minimum of 10 weeks. Applicants must be able to lift at least 50 pounds and be committed to working in a wet, muddy, and humid environment.

    Applicants also must be 18 years of age or older by the time of their start date. Stipend is $400 per week. Limited dormitory space may be available. Commuters must have reliable transportation. Long hours and weekend work are expected.

    If you have questions about either opportunity or would like to attend a potential intern tour (the next one is scheduled for December 22nd, 2017) please contact Stephanie Alexander at tobash@umces.edu or (410)221-8310.

  • New Announcement
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    Unity Gardens Presents Michael Judd, Author, Landscape Designer, and Permaculture Pioneer

    Unity Gardens 7th Annual Fundraising Event presents Michael Judd, Author, Landscape Designer, and Permaculture Pioneer on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation beginning at 2:00 pm for tours of the Philip Merrill Environmental Center. Join us for a wine and cheese reception, book sales and book signing, a silent auction, and an exciting lecture on Edible Landscaping: Have Your Garden and Eat It Too! Please visit the Unity Gardens website, unitygardens.org  for more information about the event and to register. Early Bird Special begins December 12, 2017.

    Register Now!

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    VA High School Students need YOUR input! Be their authentic stakeholder.

    Fishermen, crabbers, boaters, volunteers–We need your input! Students from a Northern VA high school are designing apps to provide information to specific Chesapeake Bay stakeholders. The trouble is, they don’t know many!

    Help give motivation to student learning by responding to this call for stakeholder input. Use this anonymous form to provide input.

    Do you know how hard it is to get students to see that their learning connects to the *real* world? This is your chance to help them see that what they’re learning about matters to YOU! Please use the form to give your input.

     

    GROUP A, K, O: We are studying the effects of contaminants in the Chesapeake Bay on the consumable fish that live there. We seek to make information available to the Chesapeake Bay fishermen about the quality of the water in the bay so that they know that the fish caught from there are consumable. We want to hear from commercial or recreational fishermen/women who fish in the Bay.

     

    GROUPS F, Q: We have been researching oysters and how they are being affected by both the natural world’s issues and the man-made issues that are starting to lead to their extinction. We hope to hear from people or groups that care about protecting the oyster species as well as those who make their livelihoods harvesting oysters.

     

    GROUPS G: For this project, our groups will be focusing on one of the essential parts of the Chesapeake Bay economy, the crabbing industry. The app and website will also use live data from the bay and prior knowledge of migratory patterns to find the most likely place different crab species would be at that point in time in the bay. Our group would like to talk to local recreational or commercial crabbers to see what they need so we can make a helpful website form them.

    GROUP H: Similar idea, Blue Crab fisherman especially.

     

    GROUPS I, L, P: We are Chesapeek, a conservation group, and we strive to maintain and improve the condition of the Chesapeake Bay, by giving people the information for what needs to be improved upon or done. We are studying the wildlife, environment, what the bay’s data means to the ecosystem, and ways to change the data to benefit the area. We want to create an app that provides a visual map of the Bay’s buoy’s data. Additionally, when you are on the data page it will display what this means and what can be done. We want to contact and communicate with the Chesapeake Conservancy, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, any Bay volunteers, or other conservationists.

     

    GROUP J, O: We are currently studying logarithms, moles, and other chemistry topics like acids and bases. We’d like to hear from any restaurateurs who depend on the Chesapeake Bay for seafood.

     

    GROUP M: We are interested in informing recreational and competitive boaters about submerged aquatic vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay or other environmental variables that could affect performance on the water. We want to hear from local marinas, families, high school crew teams, and sailing clubs or anyone who uses the Bay for recreational water sports. (Paddleboarders too!)

  • New Event
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    Biochar 2018: The United States Biochar Initiative (USBI) Watershed Restoration and Remediation Conference

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    Become a StormwaterWise Landscapes Contractor

    Arlington County is seeking experienced designers, contractors and other landscape professionals to provide services for Arlington County residents and HOAs participating in its StormwaterWise Landscapes grant program.  The StormwaterWise Landscapes program provides incentives for private property owners to install rain gardens, pervious pavement, conservation landscaping, and pavement removal.  Please join us for this half-day StormwaterWise contractor training, which will cover:

    How the program works
    Plan submittal requirements
    Design and construction guidelines
    Question and answer period

    Contractors must complete the training to be included on the StormwaterWise Contractor List on the program’s web site.  Contractors should have experience with sustainable landscaping projects.

    When: Friday, January 12, 2018.  9 AM – 2 PM.

    Where:  Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. Arlington

    The training is free.   Lunch will be provided.

    To register for the training, please email awinquist@arlingtonva.us or call 703-228-3610.

    StormwaterWise Landscapes web site:  http://environment.arlingtonva.us/stormwaterwise/

     

    Why Should My Business Become a StormwaterWise Landscapes Contractor?

    There are many benefits to landscape professionals who attend a StormwaterWise training and are added to the StormwaterWise Contractor List.

    Increased business within the environmental communities
    Exposure on the StormwaterWise website and other outreach campaigns.
    Expanded skill set – stormwater runoff is a growing problem in urban and suburban communities and the skills learned will only serve your business in the future.
    Inspiration!  Understanding how to prevent stormwater runoff through landscaping could help inspire future design projects

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    President

    The Potomac Riverkeeper Network, a leader in the fight to protect and preserve the Potomac River Watershed, is seeking a President. The new President will lead a dynamic team of Riverkeepers, operations staff, and pro bono litigation partners as they monitor the river, engage community activists and sue polluters to ensure that communities throughout the entire Potomac watershed have access to drinkable, swimmable, fishable water.

     

    In 2012, American Rivers named the Potomac the most endangered waterway in the United States for the second time in three years. At that time, the Potomac watershed, which includes the Shenandoah River and numerous other sub-watersheds, was under significant threat from decades’ old industrial and sewage pollution that went untreated, along with more modern urban and agricultural contaminants. Today, the Potomac no longer tops the list of endangered rivers, but the entire watershed – which extends from Pennsylvania, through West Virginia to Washington, DC – remains at risk. The principal threats include nutrient runoff, sediment, bacteria, and deregulation of federal environmental protection standards. In service of the mission to protect the public’s right to clean water in and round the nation’s capital, PRKN carries out its work in three distinct but connected teams: Riverkeepers, Internal Operations staff, and pro bono legal partners. Reporting to the board of directors, the new President will lead these teams into a period of significant growth in membership and financial assets, greater internal collaboration and alignment, and an overall increased visibility in the region (and nationally) as the premier defender against entities who threaten the Nation’s River.

     

    The ideal candidate will be first and foremost committed to preserving the Potomac and its tributaries so that residents throughout the watershed have access to clean water and a safe place for recreation and wildlife in and around the river are protected. He/she/they will also be a strong, proven fundraiser with a track record of leveraging local and national networks to cultivate support for conservation or other nonprofit campaigns. This person will be a seasoned leader with significant experience working collaboratively with a board of directors, and the ability to execute short- and long-term strategic agendas. He/she/they will also have proven expertise in implementing internal systems that directly support those agendas. The new president will have senior management experience with small to medium-sized organizations with the talent and skill to bring disparate teams together for a singular mission. He/she/they will be a team builder with expertise in talent development, modeling best practices in collaboration, and cooperative workflow. The ideal candidate will also have the patience, poise, focus and conviction to advocate for the welfare of the Potomac watershed in the face of often intimidating opposing forces.

     

    TO APPLY

    This search is being conducted by Tamar Datan and Erica Nicole Griffin  of Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, and applications will be reviewed as they are received. Please send nominations and/or applications including cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position to: PRKN-PRES@nonprofitprofessionals.com

    The Potomac Riverkeeper Network is an equal opportunity employer.

    Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

     

    Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group is a national executive search and consulting firm dedicated to serving the mission-driven community. We partner with global mission-driven clients to deliver highly-tailored, innovative, and strategic senior- and executive-level search services.

    http://www.nonprofitprofessionals.com.

  • New Job Announcement
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    Human Resources Generalist

    Coastal Resources, a woman-owned environmental consulting firm in Annapolis with less than 50 employees is seeking a part-time experienced HR Manager to join our administrative team.  This Generalist position will manage all aspects of Human Resources including, but not limited to, recruitment, benefits, compensation, employee development, 401k administration, strategic planning, and safety/risk management. This one-person HR department is ideal for someone who is detail-oriented, self-directed, motivated, accountable, and has the ability to listen and communicate effectively with Owners and upper management.    The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years of experience performing and managing the full range of HR responsibilities that include:

    Employee on and off boarding
    Keeping employee files up-to-date for all employees/ex-employees with all status/compensation changes including: new hires, promotions, full-time/part-time employment changes, and terminations/separations
    Answer employee questions regarding recruiting, benefits, compensation, training, and employee relations
    Employee handbook updates
    Conduct exit interviews, analyze data and make recommendations to the management team for corrective action and continuous improvement
    Coach, counsel and guide managers on proper execution of employee disciplinary actions
    Work collaboratively with owners and upper management
    Collect and present information to defend/support unemployment/Workers Compensation hearings
    Oversee creation and delivery training curriculum as needed
    Create and update job descriptions
    Oversee the employee termination process, including but not limited to termination of accesses, and preparing and sending separation/termination documents
    Draft communication materials for company-wide distribution
    Maintain compliance with federal, state and local employment and benefits laws and regulations
    Effectively communicate, work with, and build relationships with all employees
    Maintain the highest level of confidentiality

    Hours: 24-32 hours/week

    Salary: Based on Experience

    Medical benefits, paid leave, 401K, life insurance and other benefits available

    EOE

    Education/Experience Requirements:

    Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management or related discipline
    10+ years’ experience in HR
    Expertise in HR policies and procedures
    Strong knowledge of hiring processes
    Understanding of HR best practices and current regulations
    Sound judgment and problem-solving skills
    Customer-focused attitude, with high level of professionalism and discretion
    Familiarity with MS Office suite
    Excellent communication skills

    Competitive salary and benefits package. No phone calls, please. Background and credit checks will be required prior to hire. Email cover letter, resume and include 3 professional references to Pamf@cri.biz

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