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    Crew Leader, Montgomery County Conservation Corps, Part Time Job Opening

    The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) is hiring for a new Conservation Corps in Washington DC. The Part Time Conservation Corps Crew Leader (PTCL) 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 PTCL 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 PTCL oversees the crew of Corps members in the field, interacts with the public, as well as with LAYC staff, and maintains the integrity of the Conservation Corps program by always demonstrating reliable and professional behavior.

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    National Fossil Day at the Natural History Society of Maryland

    Hi Chesapeake Network!

    What do dinosaurs and space exploration have in common? Interested in a whale of a dinosaur? Celebrate National Fossil day with the Natural History Society of Maryland and find out! Join us for a fossil filled evening. Come explore some of the fossils from our collections with some local experts and enjoy a wonderful presentation by Dr. Stephen J. Godfrey from the Calvert Marine Museum who will be talking about some very cool local dinosaur discoveries!

    Cost: $10 per person. You can either pay in cash at the event or prepay by following the link below.

    http://marylandnature.org/events/

    If you don’t see the event you are looking for, please hover your cursor over the image until the vertical scroll bar appears on the right hand side.

    PARKING INFORMATION: Our parking lot has been renovated with a stormwater management system, with native landscaping. It’s beautiful!, but we have fewer parking spots. Click here for information, directions, and maps to alternative over-flow parking. Once parked, come to the double glass doors at the top of the ramp and stairs.

    ** Who is Dr. Stephen J. Godfrey you may ask?

    Stephen J. Godfrey, the middle of five children, was born and raised in the Province of Quebec, Canada.  He has always been fascinated with nature and natural history museums.  As an early teen, he began to collect fossils, seashells, insects, pine cones, and skeletons for his own bedroom Natural History Museum!

    He received his B.Sc. in Biology from Bishop’s University (Quebec) and a Ph.D. in paleontology from McGill University (Quebec).  Following a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Toronto (Ontario), he moved to Drumheller, Alberta, the “Dinosaur Capital of Canada,” where he became involved in paleontological exhibit work for museums around the world.

    Well-known museums or theme parks where his work is now on display include the Field Museum in Chicago, the Noorder Dierenpark in Emman the Netherlands, and at both Universal Studio’s Islands of Adventure and Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Florida.  He has also had numerous sculpting contracts with the University of Chicago (Paul Sereno) and National Geographic and has appeared in three of their TV specials on extinct dinosaurs from Africa.

    In 1998, Dr. Godfrey became the Curator of Paleontology at the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, Maryland where his mandate is to collect, preserve, and interpret fossils from the famous Calvert Cliffs along the Chesapeake Bay.  Most of the fossils that he quarries from the cliffs are of extinct whales and dolphins.

    When not jumping on the trampoline with some of his children, Stephen loves to paint (with oils or water colors).

     

     

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    MD Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education Fall PD Opportunites

    The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) is offering professional development workshops throughout the fall. Please note these sessions count towards the MAEOE MD Green School Application Objective 1.2, 10% of School Staff have Environmental Education Professional Development.

    PLT’s Carbon and Climate with MAEOE MD Green School Introduction
    This day long course will give educators the information and  resources necessary to communicate carbon and climate issues through hands-on and engaging activities that help teach students how – not what – to think about the environment and their place within it. They also make teaching and learning fun. The unit is aligned with NGSS standards. During the morning, educators will learn about the MD Green School program and the necessary steps schools should take to be successful. In the afternoon, educators will participate in lessons from the Project Learning Tree Carbon and Climate e-unit which is designed for students in grades 6-8.

    Dates: This course runs from 9 AM to 4 PM and is offered multiple times at a variety of locations:
    September 29th: Clearwater Nature Center, Clinton, MD
    November 8th: Bar-T at Mountainside, Frederick, MD
    November 18th: Nanjemoy Creek Environmental Education Center, Nanjemoy, MD
    December 12th: Ward Museum, Salisbury, MD

    Cost: Member—$35, Non-Member—$45

    Click here to register.

    Using School as a Laboratory: Student Investigation of Air Quality 
    Join Lorna Rosenberg, Green and Healthy Schools Coordinator, Region 3 EPA LEED Green Associate and Rebecca Davis, Education Program Manager, Clean Air Partners, for an in-depth look at air quality. The goal of this course is to give educators the resources, knowledge, and experience necessary to guide their students to complete indoor and outdoor air quality conservation practices around their school environment. This workshop has an online learning introduction component. Substitute teacher stipends available, limit quantity. Please email Christina Gladmon at greenschools@maeoe.org.

    Date: September 28, 9:30 AM to 2 PM
    Location: National Aquarium, 501 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202
    Cost: Members—$35, Non-members—$45

    Click here to register.

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    Volunteers needed for Student BioBlitz at Historic Belmont in Elkridge

    Join us for our fourth annual student BioBlitz at historic Belmont in Elkridge! 
    ​The Belmont BioBlitz is held in the morning during school hours October 3 – 6, 2017, 9:00- 12:00.  Volunteer one morning or all 4!  You will be paired with a Howard County Conservancy volunteer to work with a group of 8-10 students and a teacher or chaperone from the participating school.  Volunteers help students make observations and take photos of the organisms they find.  Share your love of nature with students in a beautiful environment!

    ​Links: ​

    The​​ Volunteer Sign Up is found online at https://tinyurl.com/BelmontBioBlitz2017

    ​​Read the Press about the BioBlitz on our webpage, https://www.hcconservancy.org/belmont-bioblitz/
    View our ​​project on iNaturalist: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/belmontbioblitz

    Program Details:

    ​​Location – The Carriage House at Belmont; 6553 Belmont Woods Rd., Elkridge 21075

    ​​Dates – October 3, 4, 5, 6​.  A different class of 5th graders from 4 Howard County Schools will visit each day.​

    ​​Times – 9:00 ​am until noon.  Coffee and breakfast are available for volunteers.

    ​​Questions?  email Ashley Satterfield (education@hcconservancy.org) or call the Howard County Conservancy, 410-465-8877

    ​Technology used – Teachers and chaperones will bring hand-held devices to run the iNaturalist app.  Volunteers are encouraged to download the app as well.

    Optional training – Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 9:30 – 11:30 at the Belmont Carriage House​.  Coffee will be available at 9:00, and you may drop in any time during the training

    Please consider joining us for this wonderfully authentic citizen science field trip opportunity! Feel free to share this opportunity with your network.  Download the Experts flier here.

    Happy trails,
    Ashley Satterfield

    Education Manager/Camp Director
    Howard County Conservancy
    10520 Old Frederick Rd.
    Woodstock, MD 21163


    ​www.hcconservancy.org/camp

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    Growing Native: Get Nuts for Clean Water!

    Potomac Conservancy is honored to be back at Arlington National Cemetery for our second Growing Native event of the season! We’ll be Getting Nuts for Clean Water by collecting acorns and tree seeds for future plantings!
    Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to help collect acorns and other native tree seeds in this important national site and home of three of the nation’s newest champion trees! You don’t have to be a tree expert to participate, we’ll show you what to look for.

    These seeds will go to local nurseries that grow trees for reforesting efforts across the region. Not only will you be creating forests for tomorrow, you will also learn more about the important connection between healthy, forested lands and clean waters.

    What you need:

    Close-toed shoes
    A water bottle
    Sharp nut-spotting eyes

    What we provide:

    Everything else! All tools, drinking water, and supplies will be provided by Potomac Conservancy

    For more information and to sign up for the event, visit the event page here >

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    Tabling Opportunity at Green Day at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church

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    Take advantage of this FREE outreach opportunity. The Green Day Planning Committee of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church welcomes environmental organizations to have an information table at their “Green Day” fair on Sunday, October 8th. Set up is at 11:30 AM. Event ends at 3:30 PM.  See flyer for details.

    This is part of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church’s participation in the One Water Partnership, an Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake program working with a cohort of 30+ congregations in the Jones Falls sub-watershed. For more information on how a congregation can get involved please contact Bonnie Sorak at bonnie@interfaithchesapeake.org or call 443-799-0349.

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    Position Announcement: Regional Outreach Coordinator

    REGIONAL OUTREACH COORDINATOR 
    The James River Association (JRA) is seeking a full time staff person to be based near Williamsburg, VA in JRA’s Lower James regional office.
    Position Summary:
    The Regional Outreach Coordinator will serve as the primary Environmental Educator for the Tidewater region which will include facilitating field-based educational programming (canoe paddling) in the Tidewater area. In addition to serving as an environmental educator, the Regional Outreach Coordinator will represent JRA at local events, manage the regional office, coordinate with Richmond JRA staff to work with local partners on issues affecting the James River in the tidewater region, and help direct volunteers. Some weekends, overnights, and occasional extended field programs will be required. Successful candidates must demonstrate flexibility, excellent communication skills, and must have an enthusiastic personality.
    Compensation
    JRA offers a dynamic and flexible work environment, including a generous paid time off policy, health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, and a matching program for tax-deferred retirement savings. Salary will be commensurate with experience. JRA is an equal opportunity employer.

    To apply for this position, submit your resume and cover letter with salary history by email to ctickle@jrava.org or by mail to:

    James River Association
    Attn: Chelsea Tickle
    4833 Old Main Street
    Richmond, VA 23231

    Resumes will be reviewed as they are received. The position will remain open until filled.

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    Volunteers for Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center

    Do you like to spend time with Children outdoors?  Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center is looking for volunteers to work with Anne Arundel County Students to facilitate and instruct watershed activities in the outdoors. Opportunities exist at multiple locations and age levels. We would love to explore possibilities with you. We can work with your time and commitment level. If interested email or call Sheen at swgoldberg@aacps.org or  410-222-2822. Note: You must be able to pass all Anne Arundel County Public School security checks in order to volunteer.

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    “Merchant of Doubt” Screening and Panel Discussion

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    Our friends at Brown Memorial Church have lined up an impressive panel for discussion after the screening of “Merchants of Doubt”. Please share this information far and wide. A promotional flyer with a hotlink to their Facebook Event page is attached and here it is as well: Facebook Event Link

    PANELISTS:
    • Tom Pelton, environmental journalist and host of “The Environment in Focus” on WYPR
    • Laura Foster, atmospheric chemist from Johns Hopkins University
    • Joelle Novey, Executive Director of Interfaith Power and Light
    • McKay Jenkins, environmental journalist and Director of Environmental Humanities at University of Delaware
    • Remarks by Jodi Rose, Executive Director of Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake

    .For more information, please contact McKay Jenkins at mckay@udel.edu. RSVP through the Facebook event.

    This is part of Brown Memorial Church’s participation in our One Water Partnership, an Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake program working with a cohort of 30+ congregations in the Jones Falls sub-watershed. For more information on how your congregation can get involved please contact Bonnie Sorak at bonnie@interfaithchesapeake.org or call 443-799-0349.

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    Stormwater Education: BMP Inspection and Maintenance Training (Space is limited: Registration Required)

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    Free Stormwater Education: BMP Inspection and Maintenance Training

     

    October 23rd 2017 Berkeley County PSSD training room

     

    Join the Chesapeake Stormwater Network(CSN) for a FREE one-day workshop on how to quickly and effectively inspect and maintain your stormwater management practices! Learn why maintaining your stormwater practices is so important for protecting the health of your local streams. Then, be introduced to CSN’s Visual Indicators approach to learn how to rapidly assess the condition of your stormwater practices and diagnose any potential problems that could impact their performance.

     

    Register by emailing me. 

     Please pre- register by October 18th to assure you get a free lunch.

     

    Consult the attached PDF for more information or feel free to contact me.

     

    Chad Thompson

    Stormwater Specialist

    Environmental Resource Specialist

     

    West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection

    Office Phone: 304 822-7266 ext. 3612

    Work Cell:      304 719-1139

    22288 Northwestern Pike,

    Romney, WV  26757

    Chad.M.Thompson@wv.gov

     

    training Oct 23 2017 BMP Training Oct 23 2017

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    Assistant Farm Manager- Clagett Farm

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks an Assistant Farm Manager to be based at its Clagett Farm located in Upper Marlboro, MD.

    CONTEXT OF THE POSITION

    Work with the Clagett Farm Manager and the Farm Vegetable Manager to ensure that the day-to-day farm operations run smoothly, with a focus on the maintenance of all equipment and buildings, managing the animal manure composting, assisting in planning and operation of the vegetable production, contributing to outreach supporting Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s (CBF’s) mission, and maintaining farm records. This position and the work at Clagett Farm is part of CBF’s Maryland Office. As such the Assistant Farm Manager is also responsible for participating in Maryland Office activities, planning and meetings in addition to CBF-wide events and meetings.

    Essential functions include:

    1. Maintenance of buildings and equipment
    A. Ensure that all farm buildings (barns, garages, equipment sheds) are safe and secure and weather proof and meets CBF Fleet & Facility standards;
    B. Ensure that all farm equipment (tractors, planters, hay equipment, cultivators, bushhog, etc.) are maintained in safe and working condition and meets CBF Fleet & Facility standards; and
    C. Maintain farm roads.

    2. Maintain certification for the use of farm pesticides and fertilizers. Required to maintain a current Pesticide Applicator Certification with MDA and a Nutrient Applicator Certification with MDA.

    3. Assist in the planning and operation of the vegetable production
    A. Work with the Vegetable Production Manager to help develop vegetable production plan, including rotations, timing and amounts of plantings for each crop;
    B. Assist with field preparation and any needed tillage and planting;
    C. Assist with the education of farm interns; and
    D. Ensure timely planting of all needed cover crops.

    4. Manage the compost operation of the farm’s animal manure.

    5. Assist when needed with cattle, pastures and hay, and maintaining pasture fences.

    6. Strategic Impact and outreach

    A. Demonstrate to other farmers, legislators and decision makers that sustainable farming is positive for farmers and the Bay;
    B. Help build allies within the agriculture community to ensure good lines of communication between CBF and farmers;
    C. Positively affect the work of other non-profit organizations and enhance CBF’s goal to develop collaborations, such as with the Capital Area Community Food Bank; and
    D. Demonstrate to CBF members, the public and students the sources of the food they eat and how this food production effects the environment.

    7. Assist with farm administrative tasks
    A. Maintain farm records;
    B. Assist in the development of farm nutrient management plan;
    C. Help develop overall farm operations plan; and
    D. Assist with education of farm visitors.

    8. Other duties as assigned by Farm Manager

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

    Sufficient farm experience to be proficient in sustainable farming practices, including planning, field operations, building soil quality, and equipment maintenance. At least two years of farm experience and having good tractor and farm equipment skills. State Pesticide Applicator’s Certification and State Fertilizer Applicator’s Certification must be current and kept up to date.
    To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history and requirements no later than October 6, 2017 to:

    Human Resources/FY18-012-CFAM
    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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    Tree Plantings in Frederick – October 21, 28, and November 11. CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!

    Help Reforest Frederick! Tree Planting Events will be held on:

    October 21

    October 28

    November 11

    [9AM-11AM] at the Waterside Community in Frederick, MD.
    You can also join your local Rotary Clubs on October 14 for tree planting and networking.

    Visit http://www.streamlinkeducation.org/plantings for more information or email lisa.streamlink@gmail.com to sign-up. Spread the word!  These events are suitable for all ages!

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    Robinson Nature Center Facility Leader I

    Howard County Recreation and Parks operates the Robinson Nature Center.
    This position performs intermediate level recreation services work ensuring the safe and efficient
    operation of the Center. This position provides support to the Facility Leader II and to full-time staff of
    the Center. This position will assist in providing customer service and support for center operations.
    Center hours are Wednesday-Sunday, weekend and occasional evening work is required. This contingent position is year-round, working 37.5 hr/week.
    Duties
    Assist with Activenet membership, entering seasonal programs and program registration
    Performs opening and closing duties as assigned
    Greet all visitors, directs guests around the Center based on their interests or purpose for visiting
    Daily monitoring of Center voicemail and directing messages to appropriate party
    Makes phone calls as directed contacting participants with cancellations, program updates and
    maintains program wait lists. Performs refunds when necessary.
    Set up and take down of equipment for non-package rentals
    Create and maintain permits for Naturalist Birthday Party rentals
    Answers a multi – line phone and directs calls to the appropriate coordinator
    Use multi channel scanning County radio
    Provides marketing and program promotion to walk in customers. Create small flyers with event
    information and keep whiteboards up to date.
    Keep outside and inside kiosks and classrooms stocked with appropriate literature
    Performs data processing including program attendance, rental attendance and special event
    attendance
    Assists with gift shop sales, product placement, ordering and inventory
    Assists with Touch Tank maintenance and Touch Tank public hours when needed
    Maintains community calendars with RNC programs
    Maintain cleanliness of Discovery Room, Legacy Room and front Lobby
    Communicates clearly and courteously with the public and coworkers including issues that could
    affect public safety
    Works closely with Naturalist, Program Manager and Volunteer Coordinator to conduct efficient
    registration and program/special event check ins
    Performs other duties as assigned to ensure the smooth operations of the center
    File permits and other paperwork
    Assists with completing center forms
    Monitors center patrons and enforces center rules
    Wear Recreation and Parks shirt and nametag
    Be trained in the use of the AED, CPR and First Aid
    Qualifications:
    Must have basic knowledge of nature center operations
    Possess good communication skills
    Be flexible, reliable, responsible and enjoy working with the general public
    Must be able to lift 40 pounds
    Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma or GED equivalency
    Rate of Pay:
    Contingent – Paraprofessional – $9.00-13.00 / hour
    Salary commensurate with experience

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    Guided Ecology Tours via Kayak and Hikes at The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

    Still September Events at CBEC

    Guided Kayak Trips

    September 21st at 5:30pm

    September 24th at 1:00pm

    An ACA certified Kayak Instructor and Naturalist will guide you through basic kayak instruction and then lead you on a paddle to explore the watershed of Marshy Creek. While kayaking, you may encounter wading birds, waterfowl, and migratory raptors hunting the marshlands. Other common sightings include otter, muskrat, terrapin turtles, mating cownose stingrays, schooling silversides, undulating jellyfish and slithery water snakes! If nothing else, the ebb and flow of the tide through gently swaying marsh grass is the sure remedy for nature-deficit disorder! Guided trips are offered three times a month from May through October during the 2017 season. These trips are for beginner to intermediate kayakers and include instruction on equipment, paddling/safety techniques, and loading and unloading the vessels. The experience will give you up to two hours of paddling time with a self-provided snack break at the halfway point.

    Pre-registration is required by required by completing the online form:  https://www.bayrestoration.org/guided-kayak-tours/

    Questions can be sent to Courtney Leigh Volunteer and Adult Education Coordinator at cleigh@bayrestoration.org or 443-262-2032. Space is limited.

    Guided Hike: Ecology of the Property Tour

    September 23rd at 1pm

    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. A docent will lead participants on a journey to explore topics of Hummock Succession, Oyster Reef Ecology, Salt Marsh Plants, Lake Knapp Bird Residents, and Resident Raptors 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-12/

    Questions can be sent to Courtney Leigh Volunteer and Adult Education Coordinator at cleigh@bayrestoration.org or 443-262-2032. Space is limited.

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    11th annual cardboard boat race and Get to Know CES

    Join the Center for Environment & Society at Washington College for their 11th annual cardboard boat race and get to know CES event. Spend the afternoon on the waterfront enjoying live music by the High & Wides, beer, ice cream and more.

    At the event, Center for Environment & Society staff will be on hand discussing, and sometimes demonstrating, their innovative and educational programs. Visit each booth for a chance to win a 90 minute cruise on the Chester River for up to ten people on the research vessel Callinectes or a guided tour of beautiful Chino Farm, including the bird banding station and historic grasslands, for up to six people. Stop by the trivia table to test your CES knowledge and win a tee shirt! Other activities include river cruises aboard the 46-foot Callinectes ($5 per person), kayaking and paddle boarding on the Chester River.

     

    Click here: Get to Know CES to learn more about the event! 

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    Spaces still available for Restoring Habitat in the Chesapeake Bay Region of the Atlantic Flyway

    A FREE workshop for landowners and those who work with them

    to enhance and protect the value of open space.

    Thursday, September 28, 2017

    9AM-2PM

    Pickering Creek Audubon Center

    Easton, MD

    Learn the value of large-tract habitat restoration projects to birds, wildlife and the Chesapeake Bay. Explore restoration methods like warm season grass meadows, forest buffers and especially restored wetlands. See on the ground examples at Pickering Creek Audubon Center. The workshop will include presentation materials that can be used to share information with other interested persons or community groups. Resource materials will also include contact information for technical and financial assistance required to initiate a restoration project. Lunch provided.

    To register, email Mark Scallion at mscallion@audubon.org or call Pickering Creek Audubon Center at 410.822.4903 by September 22nd.
    Please indicate dietary preference when registering.

    Offered in Partnership with Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage

    Sponsored by Waterfowl Chesapeake

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    2017 Mid-Atlantic Water Resources Conference

    Registration for the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Water Resources Conference has been extended to September 25, 2017.  The conference will be held October 12-13, 2017 at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV.

     

    Theme: Water Research: Building Knowledge and Innovative Solutions

    The conference will focus on current water research efforts in the Mid-Atlantic region.

     

    Conference Agenda

    The conference agenda is available online here.

     

    Keynote Speakers include:

    Dr. Thomas Graziano, Director, Office of Water Prediction, National Weather Service

    Austin Caperton, Cabinet Secretary, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection

     

    Each conference participant will have the opportunity to learn from keynote speakers, directors of the Mid-Atlantic Water Research Institutes on addressing water issues through research, your choice from 55 oral presentations, and 17 poster presenters.  Concurrent session topics include watershed management, stormwater, modeling and forecasting, water monitoring and data management, groundwater, water-energy nexus, and aquatic life resources.  Numerous networking breaks will be provided.

     

    Contact Hours for Continuing Education

    A certificate of contact hours can be earned by those who participate in the breakout sessions at the conference.  There will be five opportunities to earn contact hours, with a total of six hours, forty minutes of contact time possible for participating in the conference.

     

    Registration Information

    Registration covers full access to conference sessions, networking reception, and poster session as well as conference meals and breaks.  Special rates are available for students.  Register here.  Registration closes September 25, 2017.

     

    Questions?

    For more information, see the conference website at http://midatlanticwrc.org/.  If you have additional questions, please contact Andrew Stacy at wvwaterconference@mail.wvu.edu (304-293-7085).

     

    About the Conference Hosts

    This regional conference is a collaborative effort of the Water Resources Institutes of Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C., and West Virginia.  These institutes were established under the Water Resources Research Act (WRRA) of 1964.  Each institute is housed at a land grant university and serves to link water experts in our nation’s universities with those who manage and use water resources.  More information about the institutes can be found here.

     

    Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

    If you are interested in exhibiting at the conference or sponsoring it, please see the conference website or contact the Conference Coordinator, Andrew Stacy, at wvwaterconference@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-7085.

     

    Thanks to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association, ALS, and USGS Virginia and West Virginia Water Science Center for sponsoring the conference.

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    NABA Southern Anne Arundel County Butterfly Count

    Free Event for Volunteers!  Register at http://www.px3-pollinators.com

    Join PX3 September 24th for our 1st NABA butterfly Count! At count headquarters there will be games and activities for kids from 2-4 pm for just $10. We will monitor sites from our headquarters at Paris Glendening Nature Preserve’s Butterfly Garden to Annapolis, Deale, Shady Side Training will be at 9 am & 1:30 pm. Join us for the day or meet us at one of our satellite sites near you. Once registration is received we will email you to confirm what part of the day you would like to spend with us and give you an opportunity to enter your name in a drawing for a free Pollinator Paparazzi Tee!

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    Geospatial Web Application Designer

    Chesapeake Conservancy’s Conservation Innovation Center (CIC) is seeking to hire a Geospatial Web Application Developer with at least three years of professional experience.

    The Geospatial Web Application Developer will lead the design, development, and maintenance of web applications produced in the CIC. Our applications provide a platform for organizations across the Chesapeake Bay watershed to incorporate large and complex datasets into their environmental planning and programs. This position will require strong full stack development skills and the ability to troubleshoot independently.

    With minimal guidance, the developer will be responsible for creating user-friendly and visually-appealing web applications that include features like data visualization and analysis, registration/login, document download, and database management. The developer will also maintain our existing applications, created mostly as custom WordPress themes leveraging the ESRI JavaScript API.

    In addition to these technical responsibilities, the developer will have project management duties that include requirements gathering, scoping, and budgeting. They will be in constant communication with partners from project implementation to delivery.

    Essential functions/qualifications

    Full stack web development. Front-end experience including: “the web fundamentals” of HTML/CSS/JavaScript; libraries like jQuery and ESRI ArcGIS API for JavaScript; CSS frameworks like Bootstrap and Semantic UI; AJAX. Back-end experience including: PHP (especially WordPress); CRUD operations; API consumption; authentication and authorization flows like OAuth.
    Cloud server administration. Create and maintain cloud-based hosting services for web applications; register custom domains; install SSL certificates; track usage.
    Project management. Interface with partners to gather requirements, scope, produce deliverables on a timeline, and track budgets for multiple projects simultaneously.

    Secondary functions/qualifications

    Geospatial server administration. Publish map services and geoprocessing tasks using ArcGIS for Server.
    Communication skills. Speak and write about complex subjects (like how our web applications leverage geospatial datasets and analysis to inform environmental planning) in a pithy and organized way. Facilitate meetings, trainings, and/or workshops for technical and non-technical partners.
    Python programming. Write Python scripts to publish on the web.
    Environmental science background. Familiarity with and passion for solving environmental challenges, such as water quality and quantity issues, climate change, and habitat loss.

    TO APPLY

    Interested candidates should apply here. Please upload a resume and cover letter that explain how your skills and background fit this position. Please also upload a PDF or Word document with links to 2 web application samples. Applications will be accepted until October 15, 2017. We anticipate the successful candidate will start in December 2017.

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    Chesapeake Watershed Forum

    Registration is Now Open for 2017 Chesapeake Watershed Forum!

    Please join us for the 2017 Chesapeake Watershed Forum!
    November 3 – 5, 2017 // NCTC // Shepherdstown, WV

    Registration is now open for the 12th annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum! This year’s theme, Healthy Lands, Healthy Waters, Healthy People will focus on the connection between the health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and its effect on the communities that live here.

    We are excited to announce our Keynote Speaker for the Forum will be Dr. Sacoby Wilson. Dr. Wilson is an Associate Professor with the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Maryland-College Park.

    NEW this year! Sunday half-day workshops designed to delve deeper into specific issues surrounding Chesapeake restoration. Please note: National Conservation Training Center Archives tour has been added.

    *Registration will close on October 6, 2017 unless the event sells out prior to that date, which it often
    does. Friday night lodging also fills up quickly, so register now to secure your room!

    For more information or questions about the Forum, please visit our website, contact Lou Etgen at letgen@allianceforthebay.org, or call the Alliance at (443) 949-0575.
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