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    Fall Into Savings: 50% off your Businesses for the Bay Membership!

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    Join Us! If you have been thinking of joining Businesses for the Bay, now is the time to do so.

    Businesses for the Bay is almost a year old!

    Celebrate with fall savings.

    50% off all Businesses for the Bay annual membership fees now until November 30, 2016

    To learn more about Businesses for the Bay, please visit http://businesses.allianceforthebay.org or email me at cstephens@allianceforthebay.org

     

    Businesses for the Bay is an Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay membership association designed by businesses for businesses. Its mission is to encourage businesses throughout the Chesapeake region to find voluntary, innovative, and measurable solutions to improve water quality and the health of the Chesapeake rivers and streams, and to raise public understanding of the valuable role these business members play in environmental restoration. This program provides businesses with a forum where they can make their voices heard, share best practices, facilitate environmental stewardship volunteer opportunities for employees, potentially save money, reach social and sustainability goals, and promote environmental efforts that are important to them, their customers, and their communities. Through Businesses for the Bay, the Alliance spotlights the valuable role each Member is playing in local restoration efforts. This is our website: http://businesses.allianceforthebay.org.

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    Resource Conservation Planner

    Maryland Department of Planning is recruiting for the position of Resource Conservation Planner  (Planner IV) in the Resource Conservation Unit.

    Filing deadline: 10/6/2016

    Salary: $49,899.00 – $80,078.00/year

    The Resource Conservation Planner supports the Department’s responsibilities in resource conservation and management, including environmental planning, water resource management, Chesapeake Bay restoration, and climate change issues. This position works with other staff in the Dept. of Planning, other State agencies, local governments, federal agencies, various stakeholders and the public toward achieving State and Department growth and environmental goals.

    The Resource Conservation Planner provides technical and policy assistance to local governments and citizens on water resource management issues, such as the Septics Law (Sustainable Growth and Agricultural Preservation Act of 2012), and administers the Patuxent River Commission, which requires development and implementation of workplans for the Commission and its workgroups. In addition, the Resource Conservation Planner provides staff support and frequent interactions with sister agencies to ensure that Departmental and local government concerns are addressed. As needed, the Resource Conservation Planner will complete other planning projects, such as those in support of the Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission.

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    St. Luke’s Blue & Green Festival

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    St. Luke’s Blue & Green Festival is a great opportunity to to something good for environmental stewardship while just relaxing and listening to some live Celtic music. Buy lunch lunch and perhaps take home a homemade pie or cake. Take a walk in our restored wood or take a guided tour of construction that soon will begin to install 6 Chesapeake Bay Program BMPs. The festival also will feature great raffle prizes, i.e. native plants, Vin 909 $100 gift certificate, and rain barrels. There will be environmental educators and tributary org exhibitors offering information about ways to get involved. An Arlington Echo educator will be on hand with fun for kids, and, we even have a blessing of the animals so bring the family and friends.

    Good people and good times! The festival opens at 11 am and ends at 3 pm and we’re easy to find…right beside Eastport Shopping Center. Attached is a poster with details.

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    Crab Feast to Celebrate Magothy River Association’s 70th Anniversary

    Celebate the Magothy River Association’s 70th anniversary with a delicious and fun Crab Feast, featuring live music by The Nautical Wheelers!

    At the event, MRA will also be unveiling the Magothy River Water Trail Map, a two-year project to help boaters, paddlers, and water lovers find new places to love along the Magothy.  The map will highlight 35 points of interest with the locations of 9 hidden places that small boats and kayakers can visit along the Magothy River. This project was produced by MRA volunteers and funded by the Chesapeake Bay Trust. The map will be published in a special folded format which can be easily carried in your pocket while you’re on the water.  All attendees at the Crab Feast will receive a Magothy River Water Trail Map!

    Crab Feast tickets are $50 each and include 2 drink tickets. Tickets and more info are available by clicking HERE.

    * Last day for ticket sales September 26! – No tickets available on the day of the event.

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    Stormwater Seminar Call for Speakers: Using Alternative BMPs to Achieve Chesapeake Bay TMDL Requirements

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    CWEA Stormwater Committee Fall Seminar

    December 14, 2016

    Where:  Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS)

    692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum Heights, MD  21090

    Conference Overview

    The CWEA Fall Seminar is presented to facilitate peer-to-peer information exchange for representatives of regulated stormwater programs. MS4s are faced with the daunting challenge of meeting Chesapeake Bay TMDL requirements within a short timeframe. To help meet these requirements, MS4s are turning toward “alternative” practices, in addition to traditional water quality BMPs, to meet these requirements. The goal of this seminar is to encourage lessons learned and case studies surrounding the use of creative approaches and Alternative BMPs to help meet Chesapeake Bay TMDL requirements.

    This seminar will consist of up to seven 30-minute sessions that focus on research and real world application and crediting of Alternative BMPs. Presentations should address creative approaches towards meeting Chesapeake Bay TMDL requirements, including, but not limited to BMPs approved by either MDE and/or CBP’S Urban Stormwater Workgroup, such as:

    Stream Restoration
    Regenerative Step Pool Conveyance
    Street Sweeping and Storm Drain Cleaning
    Floating Treatment Wetlands
    Urban Nutrient Management
    Impervious Conversion to Pervious/Forest

    Abstract Submittal and Information

    Authors shall submit an abstract (500 words maximum) concisely describing their project or program. All abstracts must be received by October 19, 2016. Notice of acceptance/rejection is scheduled for November 4, 2016. Abstract submittals shall include:

    Title
    Creative Approach/Alternative BMP addressed
    Abstract (<500 words)
    Brief speaker bio (<100 words)

    If you are interested in submitting an abstract, please respond via email or telephone to Leying Zhang: Leying.Zhang@aecom.com / (301) 289-3840

    CWEA Stormwater Committee Background

    The Stormwater Committee is one of approximately 20 committees delivering programs on behalf of the Chesapeake Water Environment Association (CWEA). CWEA is a professional organization dedicated to improving water quality and protecting the water environment in Delaware, Maryland, and the District of Columbia through public education, training, and the exchange of technical and scientific information among water quality professionals. CWEA has over 800 current members and is one of 75 Member Associations of the global not-for-profit Water Environment Federation http://wef.org/.

    The Stormwater Committee’s mission is to deliver timely and relevant information to the regulated stormwater community, CWEA’s membership, public officials, and other interested stakeholders. Founded in 2010, the Stormwater Committee provides technical programs and forums for the exchange of knowledge and experience among professionals from throughout the Chesapeake Bay region.

    Additional Questions:  Cheryl Paulin 717-630-0303 or Cheryl@chesapeakewea.org

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    Semi-Annual Urban Wood Utilization Webcast, October 11th, 1 pm EST

    The next USFS semi-annual urban wood utilization web cast will be on Tuesday, Oct. 11th beginning at 1:00 pm eastern.  The session will include a number of interesting regional and state updates and presentations including an update on an urban wood utilization session presented at the recent International Woodworking Fair that was held in Atlanta. For additional details, see the following agenda: Urban Wood Utilization Webcast Agenda

    To join the webcast, use the following connection details:

    Connection Information: 

    Ø  Connect to the Adobe Connect web meeting: https://usfs.adobeconnect.com/werc-500/

    Keep “Enter as a Guest” selected

    Type your name into the “name” box

    Click “Enter Room”

    Ø  For audio: Dial in by phone: 888-844-9904; access code: 7578516

    Accessibility:

    ·         Live captions will be provided (join from a computer not a mobile device to see captions).

    ·         Keyboard Commands provide accessibility to Adobe Connect. Some important commands include:

    Ctrl + F6: Move focus from pod to pod in the meeting room (if connecting from a Mac, use the “Command” key instead of “Ctrl”)

    Tab: Access different options within a specific pod.

    Use your screen reader “read all” command (Insert + down arrow in JAWS) to read PowerPoint files shared in the meeting room.

    ·         If you have any special access needs or questions, please contact Sherri Wormstead at swormstead@fs.fed.us or603-868-7737.

    Need Help Connecting? If you need help connecting to the web meeting, contact Adobe Connect support online or at 800-422-3623.

  • New Job Announcement
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    Staff Attorney

    Position Description: Staff Attorney, Salary $45,000-$50,000

    APPLICATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED ON A ROLLING BASIS; POSITION OPEN UNTIL FILLED

    Chesapeake Legal Alliance seeks fill its vacant Staff Attorney position with an attorney experienced in environmental/land use issues with a commitment to the protection of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. The Staff Attorney will perform intake and evaluate requests for legal assistance, identify attorneys to handle requests, perform legal research, develop content for CLA’s newsletter, other publications and website, contribute to grant proposals and reports, develop informational and training presentations for citizens, organizations and volunteer attorneys, and participate in community outreach activities. The Staff Attorney reports to the Executive Director and will work collaboratively with the other Staff Attorney and CLA staff, the Board of Directors, CLA committees, and CLA’s network of volunteer attorneys and other professionals to achieve CLA’s strategic goals. Attendance at some evening and weekend events and occasional travel are required.

    Our Organization

    CLA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to use the law to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay. CLA’s network of volunteer attorneys provides pro bono legal assistance to individuals, communities and organizations that are working towards protection and restoration of the Bay and its watershed but who cannot afford an attorney. CLA’s work covers the entire Chesapeake Bay watershed which includes parts of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania and all of the District of Columbia. CLA staff work closely with grass roots organizations, coalitions, and environmental/conservation/health organizations, as well as state and federal agencies.

    CLA is located in historic Annapolis, Maryland.   It currently has a staff of four employees and is joined throughout the year by legal interns and students from environmental law clinics and public policy studies programs throughout the U.S. CLA is supported in its work by an active 21-person Board of Directors composed of attorneys and consultants with extensive experience as leaders in government agencies, law makers, and partners in the nation’s top law firms. The 2016 operating budget is $386,000 raised from individual donors, foundations and corporations.

    Principal Responsibilities

    Matter intake, research and evaluation for fit with CLA mission and placement potential;
    Working through attorney network and developing new law firm relationships to match matters with attorneys;
    Community outreach and networking, including attendance at conferences, social events and fundraisers, serving as a representative of CLA to the public, media, government and local officials, volunteers, donors and partners;

    Assisting the Executive Director and Board of Directors with all aspects of CLA services, including staffing of committees, project development and supervision of interns, grant development and reporting;

    Developing content for the CLA newsletter, annual report, grant proposals and reports, and website;
    Performing legal research and drafting memoranda and other legal documents;
    Establishing and maintaining partnerships with community groups, other nonprofits, and state and federal agencies and elected officials;
    Developing content for informational documents and training seminars;
    Managing attorney database and matters database.

     

    Desired Skills and Experience

    MINIMUM OF THREE YEARS IN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW, AND/OR LAND USE, particularly water quality, stormwater, sewage, development and zoning and/or conservation issues.
    Litigation experience preferred strongly; regulatory and legislative experience a plus.
    Strong writing skills.
    Self-motivated and directed, flexible, team player.
    Very comfortable working with the public and in networking situations.
    Strong interest in Chesapeake Bay restoration and protection.
    Supervisory capabilities.
    Experience with data management and social media is a plus.

    To Apply:

    Please email the following to the search committee at info@chesapeakelegal.org:

    Cover letter explaining why you are interested and qualified, and
    Resume that outlines your skills and experience,
    Three professional references

    Please include the words “CLA Staff Attorney Position” in the subject line of your email.

    Questions: Email info@chesapeakelegal.org (please do NOT call about the status of your application)

  • New Announcement
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    Article: Lancaster city logs its 9,000 public trees — in searchable database

    Kudos to the city of Lancaster and their new online searchable database of near 9,000 street and park trees: http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/lancaster-creates-searchable-database-of-trees-along-streets-parks/article_1f385e2e-803b-11e6-8a8c-1b2b9a17eb71.html.

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    Article: Farming with forests

    An article reporting on recent research from the University of Illinois promotes the practice of agroforestry, including riparian forest buffers, to achieve sustainability goals. Article published on phys.org: http://phys.org/news/2016-09-farming-forests.html.

     

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    i-Tree CANOPY and i-Tree DESIGN Online Workshops, October 19th, 1:00 PM EST

    Join the i-Tree Development Team for a look at the CANOPY and DESIGN tools.

    Please join us for a comprehensive web-based instructional series that will introduce the latest tools in the i-Tree software suite, as well as bring you up to date on the improvements that have been made to the i-Tree collection of inventory, analysis and reporting tools for urban and community forests. i-Tree is a state-of-the-art, peer-reviewed software suite from the USDA Forest Service that provides urban forestry analysis and benefits assessment tools. The i-Tree Tools help communities of all sizes to strengthen their urban forest management and advocacy efforts by quantifying the structure of community trees and the environmental services that trees provide.

    This session will demonstrate the latest updates to i-Tree Design and i-Tree Canopy software tools.

    i-Tree Design allows anyone to make a simple estimation of the benefits provided by individual trees. With inputs of location, species, tree size, and condition, users will receive an understanding of tree benefits related to greenhouse gas mitigation, air quality improvements, and stormwater interception. With the additional step of drawing a building footprint – and virtually “planting” or placing a tree – tree effects on building energy use can be evaluated.

    Using i-Tree Canopy a user can estimate tree cover and tree benefits for a given area with a random sampling process that lets users easily classify ground cover types. With i-Tree Canopy, you review Google Maps aerial photography at random points to conduct a cover assessment within a defined project area. You draw your project area boundaries right onto Google Maps or you load an ESRI polygon shapefile in latitude / longitude coordinates. i-Tree Canopy randomly generates sample points and zooms to each one so you can choose from your pre-defined list of cover types for that spot.

    PRE-REGISTRATION is required to join the workshop.  Please visit https://goo.gl/Gfi62x to register

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    Fueling Stations for Monarchs

    Check out Bobby Whitescarver’s most recent blog post on riparian forest buffers and monarchs: Fueling Stations for Monarchs

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    CitiesAlive Conference: Rising to the Stormwater Challenge

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    Join green roof and wall industry leaders this November in North America’s foremost city for green roof policy and implementation – Washington, DC – for the CitiesAlive: 14th Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference.

    Date of Event
    November 1 – 4, 2016

    Location
    University of the District of Columbia (UDC)
    4200 Connecticut Ave NW
    Washington, D.C. 20008

    Event Website
    http://citiesalive.org/

    Price
    $819 (Delegate Pass) // Student Rate $99

    Credits
    Approved for 11 Continuing Education
    Professional Development Hours by LA CES, AIA CES, APLD and RCI.

    CitiesAlive will focus on stormwater management with technical sessions on policy, research, emerging technologies and design. Explore the science behind green roof and wall performance and learn how these technologies are enabling designers to meet municipal stormwater management requirements.

    Build your professional network and discover industry opportunities by attending the 42-booth trade show, touring some of DC’s best green infrastructure projects, and by attending the Local Host Committee Reception at Capitol View at 400.

    A sample of CitiesAlive speakers:

    Keynote: George Hawkins, Esq, CEO & GM, DC Water
    Keynote: Sabine O’Hara, Dean & Director, Landgrant Programs, University of the District of Columbia
    Keynote: Tommy Wells, Director, Department of Energy & Environment
    Keynote: Gail Vittori, Co-Director, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems
    Barbara Deutsch, FASLA, Executive Director, Landscape Architecture Foundation
    Jason Long, Partner, OMA
    Hallie Boyce, RLA, ASLA, Partner, OLIN
    Kevin Kampschroer, Chief Sustainability Officer, U.S. General Services Administration
    Charlie Miller, P.E., Founder & President, Roofmeadow
    Dr. Bill Retzlaff, Associate Dean/Professor, SIUe
    Dr. Brad Rowe, Professor, Michigan State University
    Randy Sharp, GRP, FCSLA, ASLA, LEED AP

  • New Job Announcement
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    Director of Advocacy and Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper

    Blue Water Baltimore Seeks

    Director of Advocacy and Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper

    Blue Water Baltimore – the leading water quality nonprofit in Baltimore – seeks a Director of Advocacy and Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper to lead legal, policy and legislative advocacy and monitoring efforts needed to advance our clean water goals and programs. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with one of the most dynamic and effective environmental nonprofits in the region.

    Blue Water Baltimore’s mission is to restore the quality of Baltimore’s rivers, streams and harbor to foster a healthy environment, a strong economy, and thriving communities. Blue Water Baltimore is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that takes on and accomplishes a wide range of work, and partners with a variety of organizations to accomplish its restoration, greening, and advocacy goals. Blue Water Baltimore is an equal opportunity employer. Our office is a LEED Gold certified green building. Read more at http://www.bluewaterbaltimore.org.

    Position Overview:

    The mission of the Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper Program is to protect and restore Baltimore Harbor, the greater Patapsco and Back Rivers and their tributaries through enforcement, fieldwork, and citizen action in order to make our waterways suitable for recreation, including fishing and swimming, to improve public health, and to improve the health of our river ecosystems. Our legislative and policy program works to pass strong laws that protect our waterways from sewage, stormwater and trash pollution both on a local, state and federal level.

    The Director of Advocacy and Waterkeeper is a full-time director-level position that manages programmatic advocacy operations, including legal, legislative and regulatory advocacy, and supervises field operations, including compliance and ambient water monitoring. The Waterkeeper reports directly to the Executive Director, supervises Water Quality and Public Policy program staff, and staffs the Board of Directors’ Litigation & Advocacy Committee.

    Duties:

    Manage and execute legal and regulatory advocacy projects, including reviewing enforcement of existing laws to protect Baltimore’s waterways and advocating for stronger laws to protect waterways
    Review and provide organizational comment for water pollution regulatory actions and legislative matters, such as proposed Clean Water Act permits and 303(d) actions
    Compile data to support citizen enforcement action and other legal action, where necessary, and manage enforcement and legal actions with outside counsel, Executive Director, and Board of Directors
    Conduct field investigations, in coordination with Water Quality Manager, of Baltimore’s waterways and in response to waterway pollution reports
    Recruit and manage pro-bono legal representation and legal and legislative interns to support advocacy programming
    Fundraising and budget management for all Advocacy programs and projects.
    Attend and represent Blue Water Baltimore and the Waterkeeper Program at public meetings, business meetings and presentations
    Conduct outreach activities to public, including press communications and interviews, to raise awareness about the right to clean water, the work of the Waterkeeper Program, and what citizens can do to protect their rights and clean water for Baltimore
    Undertake work to reduce pollution and support communities with partners in the social justice and public health sectors
    Participate in national and regional affiliations, including as a member program of both Waterkeeper Alliance and Waterkeepers Chesapeake
    Working with the Executive Director, and other Directors, contribute to the overall mission of the organization, including development, fundraising, staff management ,and external affairs

    Requirements:

    Juris Doctor or other advanced degree relevant to environment, law, or policy
    Minimum of 5 years of experience and background with water-quality and advocacy
    Strong understanding of legal and regulatory framework and relevant issues concerning water pollution and waterway protection
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including a demonstrated ability to write and speak publicly on topics for diverse audiences
    Demonstrated passion and commitment for preserving the environment, sustaining healthy communities, and promoting environmental justice
    Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with lawmakers, elected officials, agency staff, community groups and members of the public
    High level of organization and ability to think creatively and strategically
    Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team; manage and supervise staff; and develop open communications with the Executive Director, staff, Board committees, donors, volunteers, partners, and citizens
    Proficient in the use of MS Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    Physical ability to perform essential duties of position, including ability to lift and move items weighing up to 25 pounds.
    Live or relocate to the Baltimore region

    Preferred experience:

    Knowledge and experience with social justice and public health issues in Baltimore
    Professional experience with water issues in an urban environment
    Professional experience or knowledge of Baltimore and especially its waterways
    Familiarity with the Chesapeake Bay watershed and the Waterkeeper movement

    Salary & Benefits:

    Salary commensurate with experience
    Competitive health and retirement benefits available

    To Apply:

    Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample (≤5 pages), and salary requirement to employment@bluewaterbaltimore.org with “Waterkeeper” in the subject line.

    This position will remain open until filled. Blue Water Baltimore is an equal opportunity em

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    Burgers and Brews for the Bay

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    Join the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) at Clagett Farm on Sunday, September 25 for “Burgers & Brews for the Bay.” Eat from seven different food stations highlighting local, pasture-raised meats and dairy, along with local vegetables. The stations are scattered within easy walking distance and highlight Clagett Farm, a working farm with a 270 member CSA and pasture-raised beef and lamb.

    Each of these bite sized food items will be paired with a thirst-quencing regional craft beer.

    This is a family friendly event with live blue grass music, hay rides, fish printing, fun educational stations, and opportunities to view grazing cows and sheep and an old “working” barns on a picturesque sustainable farm in gorgeous, Prince George’s County.

    Proceeds from ticket sales support CBF’s efforts to defend and protect the Bay, including award-winning educational programs, on-the-ground restoration activities throughout the watershed, and advocacy initiatives at both the federal and state level.

    In addition to the scrumptious menu below, homemade root beer floats with ice cream from a local dairy, as well as lemonade will be served for kids young and old.

    When:  September 25, 12 – 4pm

    Where:  CBF’s Clagett Farm, 11904 Old Marlboro Pike, Upper Marlboro, MD

    Just 3 miles outside the Washington, DC Beltway along Rt 4 (Pennsylvania Avenue)                                

    Cost:   $50 in advance; $60 at the door (if tickets are available). $35 for children (ages 10-20) and Designated Drivers. Children under 10 free but still need a ticket. Ticket price is all-inclusive.

    REGISTER HERE!

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    Job Announcement – TJSWCD

    The TJSWCD District Manager is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, policies, finances and planning for the TJSWCD. The District Manager ensures that the day-to-day functions of the TJSWCD are carried out effectively, provides guidance and coordination to the TJSWCD Board of Directors, maintains relationships with governments and communities throughout the District’s five localities, and provides supervision and leadership to the employees of the TJSWCD. Responsibilities require regular contact with developers, farmers, public officials, District Board members and the general public, while using judgment and tact to resolve complex issues.

    The District Manager is under the direction of the TJSWCD Board of Directors. A college degree or equivalent professional experience in a conservation-related field is required; an advanced degree is desirable. Candidates must have a valid Virginia driver’s license and must be willing to provide their own transportation on the job. Mileage will be reimbursed at the current federal mileage rate.

    Application deadline – noon September 27, 2016 by email

    http://www.tjswcd.org/docs/jobs/17_Dist_Mgr.pdf

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    Chesapeake Bay Trust Environmental Education Grant opportunity now open

    Chesapeake Bay Trust Environmental Education Grant Program
    The Chesapeake Bay Trust is excited to announce that the Environmental Education grant program is currently open which awards funding to expand and enhance Bay environmental education programs for pre-K through 12 grade students in Maryland.
    The Trust recognizes that the future health of our environment, economy, and communities depends on an environmentally literate and engaged citizenry.  The Trust seeks to increase environmental stewardship through environmental education by providing grants that build and expand pre-K through 12 environmental education programs and increase student access to programs that provide meaningful outdoor learning experiences. 
    Funds can support costs associated with: development, alignment, and/or adaptation of curriculum; lesson plans and student resources; teacher professional development; establishment of teacher and school support networks; equipment and materials; and costs associated with outdoor learning experiences and student action projects. 
    For more information please check out our website http://www.cbtrust.org/grants/environmentaleducation and review the Request for Proposal for the full description of the services being requested and how to apply.
    Deadline: December 9, 2016 at 5pm
    Contact the grant manager with questions or assistance: Tara Baker, 410-974-2941, ext.102
     
     
    Tara Baker
    Program Specialist
    Chesapeake Bay Trust
    410-974-2941 x102
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    Development Manager

    Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to stopping pollution and restoring clean water in the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers and their tributaries through community engagement and enforcement. Our Main office is located in Washington, DC, with field offices in Virginia and Maryland. This position will work primarily out of PRKN’s DC office.

    http://www.potomacriverkeepernetwork.org/careers/

    PRKN seeks a detail-oriented, enthusiastic, self-starter to provide high-level support to our organization’s fundraising efforts. The Manager will work closely with the Vice-President of External Relations in all facets of development to generate income from foundation grants, individual giving, and special events. The ideal candidate will be technologically proficient and have experience with Salesforce, WordPress and Microsoft Office Suite. Excellent communication skills are required. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and with a team is preferred. This is an excellent opportunity for a rising development star, or someone who wants to gain experience in all facets of development.

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    Job Announcement – District Manager TJSWCD

    Please note and distribute the following job posting (application deadline – noon September 27, 2016 by email):
    http://www.tjswcd.org/docs/jobs/17_Dist_Mgr.pdf
     
     
    Alyson Sappington, District Manager
    Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District
    706G Forest Street
    Charlottesville, VA  22903
    http://www.tjswcd.org
    phone: 434-975-0224, Ext. 100
    fax: 434-975-1367
    email: alyson.sappington@tjswcd.org
     
    Click here to like the TJSWCD on Facebook!

     

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    Native Seed Collection Workshop at Adkins Arboretum

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    Native Seed Collection Workshop at Adkins Arboretum

    Friday, September 30, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

    Hike to plant communities within the Arboretum for field identification and seed collection, then work on post-harvest handling at the Native Plant Nursey with horticulturist Leslie Hunter-Cario. Learn about sustainable harvest, processing, storage, propagation preparation, and the Native Plant Propagation Research program underway at the Arboretum. Seeds harvested will be cleaned by the group. Some will be sown immediately, while others will be stored for future phases of the research project. Please be prepared for hiking, and bring water bottle and a bagged lunch.

    To register, or get more info: http://adkins.donorshops.com/product/SEEDCOLLECTION/nativeseedcollectionworkshopseptember30.php

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    Cultivate, Catalyze, Connect: A Gathering of Virginia Food System Councils & Networks

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    The Chesapeake Foodshed Network is thrilled to co-host “Cultivate, Catalyze, Connect: A Gathering of Virginia Food System Councils & Networks” with Virginia Food System Council, the Virginia Farm Bureau, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future.

    This event aims to:

    Strengthen and build relationships among networks and councils.
    Share resources, ideas, and needs.
    Raise awareness of the Virginia Food System Council, local food groups/councils, and the Chesapeake Foodshed Network.

    Tickets are $20 and include lunch.

    AGENDA
    8:30 – 9:00 AM Registration
    9:00 – 9:15 AM Welcome and Introductions
    9:15 – 9:30 AM  State of the Virginia Food System
    9:30 – 10:55 AM Food and Farm Policy in the Commonwealth of Virginia
    10:55 – 11:15 AM Break
    11:15 AM – 12:00 PM From the Ground Up: Discussion of Local Food and Farm Efforts
    12:00 – 1:00 PM  Lunch
    1:00 – 2:00 PM  From the Ground Up Debrief
    2:00 – 3:15 PM Breakout Sessions
    1. Basics of a Food Policy Council
    2. Communication and Advocacy
    3. Equity in the Food System
    3:15 – 3:30 PM  Break
    3:30 – 4:45 PM Where Do We Go From Here?
    4:45 – 5:30 PM Open Networking

    For more information email hannah@chesapeakefoodshed.net or visit the event website

    **Not in Virginia? You’re still welcome to attend to learn more. CFN is also interested in hosting Food Policy  and Food Systems networking meetings in each state within the watershed. If you know of a group that would like to co-host in another state, or if you’d like to help plan these meetings, just reply to this email. We’d love to hear from you!**

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