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    CBL’s FREE Science for Citizens Seminar

    Septic Detectives: Tracing Septic System Wastewaters in Calvert County Neighborhoods
    Presented by Dr. Michael Gonsior
    While there is widespread evidence supporting our understanding of how traditional septic systems transmit nitrogen to groundwater, very little of this work has occurred in Maryland and how much of nitrogen is released by septic systems to the stream network and ultimately to the Chesapeake Bay remains a challenging question to answer. Dr. Gonsior will discuss methods for source tracking of pollutants arising from septic systems using innovative modern analytical approaches.

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    PICP Specialist Course – January 23rd POSTPONED

    The PICP Specialist course to be hosted by Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay on January 23rd has been postponed. Updated dates and registration details to follow.

    Please contact Laura Todd at Ltodd@allianceforthebay.org with any questions.

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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 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! For more information about the event, please visit the Unity Gardens website, http://www.unitygardens.org,  . Early Bird Special, a $50.00 ticket, runs through January. Register Now!!!

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    LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS: Natural History Society of Maryland Spring and Summer Programs

    Hello Chesapeake Network!

    The Natural History Society of Maryland is looking for program volunteers for the coming spring and summer seasons.

    NHSM is a mostly volunteer-led non-profit organization dedicated to making the wonders of the natural world accessible to every Marylander! We offer a wide-range of public programs including fossil collecting trips, guided nature hikes, lectures, and science cafes (located all around Maryland but mostly in the Baltimore area). Please check out our Facebook page and Meetup page for future and past programs. There are many more future programs to come so stay posted!

    We are looking for volunteers to assist in the running of these programs. Duties would include: signing in participants, making sure presenter/leader stays on schedule, set-up/clean-up, etc. No prior experience is necessary! Volunteers would get to participate in the program for free too!

    Anyone interested, please email Jillie Drutz at jdrutz@marylandnature.org.

    Thank you for your support!

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    Native Plant Palooza

    Native plant Palooza at Robinson Nature Center

     

    Save the Date for the Native Plant Palooza!

    Sunday, May 6, 2018

    Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD 21044

    Robinson Nature Center will hold its 5th annual plant sale on Sunday, May 6, 2018 between noon and 4:30 PM. Come by and check out the selection of native perennials, shrubs, ground covers, trees and vines from local MD vendors. We encourage patrons to bring cash as some vendors do not accept credit card payment.  A portion of the proceeds from the sale of all plants benefits educational programs at the Nature Center. Master Gardeners are on hand to answer your questions. If you are a native plant vendor, and would like to sell this year, please see our vendor information and registration form at http://www.howardcountymd.gov/plantnatives and register by April 18th to participate.

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    YOUNG NATURE NERDS: Nature Songs with Stina at NHSM: Wetlands, and Meadows, and Forests, Oh My!

    CALLING ALL YOUNG NATURE NERDS:

    The Natural History Society of Maryland is so excited to be hosting for the first time, nature troubadour, Christina Ayala!

    Join Stina for an afternoon of fun songs about wetlands, meadows, and forests (Oh My!). Come ready to groove and sing along! This event is perfect for families and especially our younger audiences.

    Location: Natural History Society of Maryland 6908 Belair Road

    Cost: NHSM Member Price: $5 per person / Non-Member Price: $7 per person

    Note: “Member” refers to being a member of the Natural History Society of Maryland NOT a member of the Natural History Society’s Meetup page. We hope you consider becoming a member of NHSM, please visit our webpage at http://www.marylandnature.org to learn more.

    You can pay in person by cash or check, or online at 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.

    As always this time of year, snow is a possibility! Please check back on Meetup or our Facebook page in the case of cancellation or postponement if snow is a possibility. We will try to make the call the day before at the latest.

     

    Who is Stina you may ask?:

    Stina (Christina) Ayala is an environmental educator and performing artist living in southern Maryland. She grew up in the beautiful state of Alaska where she first connected to the natural world through endless hours of outdoor play in “the last frontier”. Surrounded by Alaskan Native storytelling, song, and dance, she studied folklore and performing arts at UCLA where she graduated with a B.A. from the Department of World Arts and Cultures. Check out her website for more information! http://www.naturetroubadour.com

     

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    The Natural History Society of Maryland is a mostly volunteer-led organization and all fees will go directly to support the programs, the nature collections, and the building that make this kind of nature education possible.  Donate or become a member of the Natural History Society of Maryland by visiting http://www.marylandnature.org. We appreciate your support!

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    Winter Lecture: The 35-Million Year Geological History of the Bay

    Join us on Thursday, January 25, at 7 p.m. at the Annapolis Maritime Museum for our third winter lecture:

    The 35-Million Year Geological History of the Bay: How an Extra-terrestrial Event Created Toda’s Chesapeake Bay

    Topic Summary: 35-million years ago an asteroid blasted an enormous crater into the continental shelf 200 km southeast of Washington D.C., creating a long-lasting topographic depression which likely influenced the eventual location of the Chesapeake Bay. River diversion, disrupted coastal aquifers, ground instability and land subsidence are all active processes attributable to the influence of the impact crater, which is now buried 300-500 meters beneath the southern part of the Chesapeake Bay.

    Presenter Jeff Watkins is the managing partner of JX3 Energy, a Maryland-based energy company developing wind, solar and coal projects in western Maryland.

    Tickets may be purchased at the door: $10; or free for Museum members First Mate and above.

    https://amaritime.org/event/winter-lecture-35-million-year-geological-history-bay/

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    Job Opening! Chesapeake BaySavers Fundraising / Event Management Internship

    POSITION: Fundraising / Event Coordinator Internship with Chesapeake BaySavers in Annapolis, MD

    TERM: Position available starting in February 2018 until June 2018

    HOURS: Part-Time, full-time, or based on internship guidelines with university

    CREDIT: Academic credit possible, depending on your university’s policy

    PAY: Unpaid internship, compensation for travel and other expenses may be reimbursed

    DEADLINE: Friday, February 2, 2018

    ABOUT BAYSAVERS:

    The Chesapeake BaySavers is an Annapolis-based environmental nonprofit group with a mission to restore the health of the Chesapeake Bay for generations to come through legislation, environmental education, community outreach, and hands-on restoration work.

    In order to accomplish our mission, Chesapeake BaySavers is made up of two separate entities that each play a vital role:

    Chesapeake BaySavers Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to restore the health of the Chesapeake Bay through education, community outreach and hands-on environmental work.
    Chesapeake BaySavers, Inc. is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve, protect and promote the health of the Chesapeake Bay through legislative efforts, with a focus on legislation that affects our oyster population.

    JOB REQUIREMENTS:

    We are looking for a dedicated, hardworking, passionate individual to join our team.

    As an intern with the Chesapeake BaySavers you will:

    Assist in the development and production of fundraising events
    Assist in soliciting sponsorships and donations for annual events
    Assist in creating and following a specific event work plan
    Assist in logistical planning and committee meetings
    Assist in daily tasks that come with running a nonprofit – this includes but is not limited to phone calls, email responses, social media outreach, website design, etc.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Successful candidates should have a strong background and interest in environmental science, communications, event management or production, logistics, or other related field. A combination of hands-on experience and background in event planning and management is a plus. Candidate MUST be available at least three days a week, and on some weekends.  In addition, candidate should be familiar with environmental issues and problems facing the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, and be able to work with the general public and volunteers of all ages and backgrounds.

    TO APPLY:

    Please submit cover letter and resume to baysavers@gmail.com no later than February 2, 2018.

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    Baysavers@gmail.com
    Subject: Fundraising/ Event Management Internship

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    MICA Art Course (10 Sessions) at NHSM: The Artist as Naturalist; Drawing in Color

    The Natural History Society of Maryland is so excited to be hosting a MICA community education course!

    “Nature always wears the colors of the spirit,” wrote Emerson. Students in this course, which is suitable for all levels, use colored drawing media such as pencils, markers, watercolor pencils, and ink to draw specimens from the outstanding collection of the Natural History Society of Maryland, which includes beautiful gems, minerals, plants, fossils, seashells and coral, as well as preserved insects, butterflies and moths, reptiles, birds and mammals. On site at NHSM, participants embark on extended projects focused on different aspects of the collection, spending time to closely observe, study and render a variety of fascinating natural forms. Consideration will be given to properties of wet and dry media, mark-making, composition, and the incorporation of text. In addition, students learn how to observe the interaction of color in nature, organize a palette, and establish successful color relationships in their compositions, using layering and blending. Outside of class, students keep weekly nature journals to supplement their inquiry into the natural world.

    Instructor: David Little (MICA ’83, General Fine Arts B.F.A.) is a recipient of the Henry Walter Travelling Fellowship, the Baltimore City Art Grant and the Maryland State Arts Council Grant. His artwork features figurative elements on a large scale using a variety of drawing media, including pastels.

    Dates: February 27, 2018 to May 1, 2018 on Tuesdays from 6:15 PM to 9:30 PM. (NO class on March 13)

    Credits: 1.5

    Cost: $645

    TO REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS, PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW:

    https://www.mica.edu/Programs_of_Study/Community_Education_and_Professional_Practice/Community_Education.html

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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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    Program/Project Manager – Ecosystem Restoration

    GreenVest seeks a full-time Program/Project Manager to work in the challenging and rewarding field of ecosystem restoration.  The successful candidate would be based out of GreenVest’s Annapolis office. We are looking for an energetic and motivated candidate with knowledge and experience in ecological restoration with direct experience in stream systems preferred.  Demonstrated experience successfully managing client programs and/or individual ecosystem restoration projects, while maintaining attention to detail and high standards of quality, is a must.

    The ideal candidate will possess the following:

    Minimum Skills & Experience

    Bachelor’s degree in Water Resources, Environmental Science, Ecology, Civil Engineering, or related field.
    5+ years professional experience for Program/Project Managers and 10+ years professional experience for Sr. Program/Project Managers.
    Direct experience managing aquatic, ecosystem restoration programs or projects with an emphasis on stream restoration preferred.
    Ability and capacity to manage sub-consultants, subcontractors, and specific project tasks (including the development of related deliverables) through completion on multiple projects simultaneously.
    Experience developing and tracking project budgets and preparing or assisting in the preparation of construction cost estimates.
    Ability to contribute toward developing mitigation proposals, as well as conceptual and final restoration plans.
    Ability to oversee staff and support and/or collaborate with senior staff in advancing GreenVest’s restoration projects.
    Effective communication, organization and technical writing skills with high standards of quality.

    Desired Skills and Experience

    Experience identifying and assessing the feasibility of restoration sites with a preference for direct experience in riverine systems.
    Knowledge of permitting requirements (local, state and federal) for restoration projects (specific experience in Maryland a plus).
    Knowledge of state, federal or regional TMDL/MS4 compliance (Maryland or Chesapeake Bay State experience strongly preferred).
    Geomorphology training (e.g., Rosgen Level 1-4, Maryland Stream Restoration Training, or other relevant coursework or training) preferred.
    Stream and wetland functional assessment experience preferred.
    Ecosystem restoration construction oversight, including: construction cost estimating, contract administration, construction quality control, and soil erosion and sediment control inspection and compliance. Strong preference for direct experience in riverine systems.
    Post-construction monitoring, including adherence to project-specific performance standards and monitoring protocols.
    Monitoring data reduction, analysis, and report development. Preference for direct experience in monitoring stream restoration projects.
    Green infrastructure and/or stormwater management design and implementation.
    Water resource-based civil engineering, including stormwater best management practices (BMP) design and implementation.
    Field data collection and sampling techniques, including monitoring well and stream gauge installation, automated data logger operation, data reduction and analysis, and GPS-based sampling.

    Strong program/project management, organizational, research and technical writing skills are required.  Project Management Professional (PMP) is a plus, along with a technical background in the ecological sciences or civil engineering with a focus on aquatic ecosystem restoration and/or water resources.  Must be able to work in collaborative team settings as well as independently with minimal supervision and direction on multiple projects concurrently.  Must possess the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with colleagues and clients.  Effective critical thinking and problem-solving skills are a must.

    Desirable software skills include Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, MS Project, ArcMap and basic AutoCAD.  Successful candidates will possess a minimum of 5-10 years experience with a positive attitude, strong work ethic, passion for and devotion to the ecosystem restoration profession.

    GreenVest is an equal opportunity employer, salary and benefits will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience and skills.  Details of the GreenVest benefits package will be shared with qualified candidates and all inquiries will be handled confidentially.   If interested, please submit your resume, cover letter and a writing sample to: careers@greenvestus.com.

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    Ecosystem Restoration Specialist

    GreenVest seeks a full-time, project level, Ecosystem Restoration Specialist to be based out of our Annapolis, Maryland office. We are looking for an energetic candidate with experience in aquatic ecosystem restoration with an emphasis on stream ecology, fluvial geomorphology, stream functional assessment and/or aquatic system ecology (wetlands, lakes, streams, etc.), compensatory mitigation, field ecology and/or ecosystem restoration design.

    The ideal candidate will possess the following:

    Minimum Skills & Experience

    Bachelor’s degree in Water Resources, Environmental Science, Ecology, Civil Engineering, or related field.
    3-5 years professional experience.
    Direct ecosystem restoration experience with a focus on aquatic and/or riverine systems.
    Experience in restoration ecology, fluvial geomorphology, stream and/or aquatic ecology including stream functions and functional assessment and the practical application of hydrologic and hydraulic theory.
    Experience in field data collection and sampling techniques including ecological inventories, monitoring well and stream gauge installation, automated data logger operation/installation, GPS based sampling, and data collection and reduction.
    Ability to work in outdoor settings.
    Effective communication, organization and technical writing skills with high standards of quality.

    Desired Skills and Experience

    Practical experience in identifying, planning, designing, and/or constructing aquatic ecosystem and stream restoration projects (strong preference for Maryland experience).
    Knowledge of local, state, federal regulations related to ecosystem restoration, Section 404 based mitigation and/or TMDL/MS4 compliance (Maryland or Chesapeake Bay State experience strongly preferred).
    Practical application of stream and/or wetland functional assessment models preferred.
    Geomorphology training (e.g., Rosgen Level 1-4, Maryland Stream Restoration Training, or other relevant coursework or training) preferred.
    Practical experience in conducting annual monitoring of stream and/or wetland restoration projects including data collection, data reduction and report preparation preferred.
    Knowledge of basic principles and approach to development of green infrastructure and/or stormwater best management (BMP) practices or projects.
    Ecosystem restoration construction oversight, including: construction quality control, and soil erosion and sediment control inspection and compliance.

    Strong organizational, research and technical writing skills are required.  Ability to work in outdoor settings is mandatory. Must be able to work in team settings as well as independently with minimal supervision and direction on multiple projects, at times concurrently.  Must possess the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and clients, and be devoted to the ecosystem restoration profession.

    Desirable software skills include Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, MS Project, ArcMap and basic AutoCAD.  Successful candidates will possess a minimum of 3-5 years of experience with a positive attitude, strong work ethic, passion for and devotion to the ecosystem restoration profession.

    GreenVest is an equal opportunity employer, salary and benefits will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience and skills.  Details of the GreenVest benefits package will be shared with qualified candidates and all inquiries will be handled confidentially.   If interested, please submit your resume, cover letter and a writing sample to: careers@greenvestus.com.

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    Upcoming stream science classes

    For 25 years, the Audubon Naturalist Society in Chevy Chase, Maryland, has been teaching the natural history of aquatic ecology and training volunteer stream monitors who track the health of our region’s streams. Learn from the experts: study stream science in our introductory classes, and you just might be inspired to become a stream monitor yourself! Registration is required: register online at http://www.anshome.org/adults. The classes are open to anyone 10 years and older.

    Introduction to Stream Science   
    Classroom Session
    Healthy Stream Biology
    Woodend Sanctuary, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD
    Section A: Thursday, January 25 (7-9:30 pm)
    Section B: Thursday, March 15 (7-9:30 pm)
    (Both sections A & B cover the same material)
    Members $15; nonmembers $25
    In the classroom, we will explore how “benthic macroinvertebrates” — organisms that live in the bottom of our streams – help us assess the streams’ health. We will learn how to identify these organisms to the taxonomic level of order through a PowerPoint presentation and by examining preserved specimens through a hands-on session with microscopes. 
    Field Workshop
    Saturday, March 17 (9:30 am – noon)
    Ten Mile Creek, Boyds, MD
    Members $15; nonmembers $25
    In the field workshop, we will visit a stream to practice monitoring techniques and to collect and identify the benthic macroinvertebrates we find.

    Aquatic Insect Family ID 
    Woodend Sanctuary, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD (7-9 pm)
    Section A:  Beetles, Megaloptera & Water Bugs, Thursday, February 1
    Section B: Caddisflies & Aquatic Moths, Thursday, February 8
    Section C: Dragonflies, Damselflies & True Flies, Thursday, February 15
    Section D: Mayflies, Thursday, February 22
    Section E:  Stoneflies & Review, Thursday, March 1
    Fee for each section: members $15; nonmembers $25
    Learn how to identify aquatic insects to the taxonomic level of family through this series of five classes. Identification to family level greatly enhances our understanding of stream ecology and the power of our monitoring data.

    How to Read Your Stream
    Thursday, April 5 (7-9:30 pm)
    Woodend Sanctuary, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD
    Members $15; nonmembers $25
    Learn about the influence of land uses on streams, stream character and dynamics, bank erosion, bar formation, substrate composition, different velocity-depth regimes, and the importance of riffles and riparian vegetation. We will practice assessing stream habitat by using the forms that monitors fill out in the field. This class is recommended for anyone who plans to participate in the ANS water quality monitoring program and is a good refresher on habitat assessment for experienced monitors.

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    Guided Hike: Ecology Of The Property Tour

    Join us for a Guided Hike on Thursday, January 18th at 10am! Ecology of the Property Tour will give you an introduction to the ecology of our Woodland Island, Salt Marsh, Oyster Reef, and Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Bed. We will circumnavigate Lake Knapp stopping along the way for interpretation moments led by our Certified Interpretive Guide and Master Naturalist during a 90 minute walk. Members are FREE, Non Members $5
    Pre-Registration is required: https://www.bayrestoration.org/calendar-of-eve…/guided-hike/

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    Still Reasons To Enjoy The Outdoors at CBEC in January

    January Events at CBEC
    Guided Hike
    January 27th, 1pm
    The Winter Salt Marsh and Intro to Nature Journaling

    Globally rare salt marsh habitats are special places to birds and other wildlife, and are indispensable to humans, as well. Let’s invite the sights, sounds, smells, and textures of CBEC’s spectacular salt marsh into our curious minds, as we record our experiences of this unique habitat, throughout the seasons, in our personal nature journals. The hike distance is approximately 3/4 mile and terrain is hard packed trail, boardwalk, and sandy beach.  Participants are encouraged to dress for weather and bring along a water bottle, small snack, journal with pencil, 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/guided-hike-2/

    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!

    REGISTER TODAY:  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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    Environmental Education Volunteers

    The William Schmidt Outdoor Education Center is seeking volunteers for its 1st grade program this spring (March-May). Please see the attached description. Volunteers must be able to pass a criminal background check.

    http://www1.pgcps.org/williamschmidt

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    Environmental Scientist, Water Quality

    Coastal Resources, Inc. (http://www.coastal-resources.net/), an ecological consulting firm in Annapolis, Maryland, is seeking an Environmental Scientist with background and experience in aquatic ecology. The successful candidate will have 3 to 5 years related work experience and laboratory capabilities in benthic macroinvertebrate taxonomy (freshwater and/or marine).  Preference will be given to applicants with at least 2 years of applied genus-level benthic macroinvertebrate identification. Society of Freshwater Science (SFS) Taxonomic Certification(s) a plus.  The ideal candidate will also have working knowledge of rapid bioassessment protocols, aquatic habitat, aquatic entomology, fisheries, statistics, and state and federal regulations related to water quality.
    Candidates must have a Bachelors (minimum) or Master’s degree in environmental science, biology, ecology or a related field. Coursework in aquatic ecology, aquatic entomology, fisheries, statistical analysis, environmental assessment, and environmental chemistry is desirable.  Candidates must have excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work effectively both independently and in multi-disciplinary teams. Position requires field work in all weather conditions, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a high level of teamwork in a fast-paced work environment.

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

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    Environmental Program Coordinator

    Plexus Scientific Corporation is seeking a qualified individual to join our dynamic team of professionals supporting the Office of the Chief, Army Reserve located at Ft. Belvoir, VA.  The successful candidate will possess the following experience and skills.

     

    Responsibilities, Areas of Experience, and Duties May Include:

    Must be familiar with environmental, NEPA, sustainability, water, waste and/or energy regulations, policies, and executive orders
    Work with the Environmental Advisor to develop the strategic vision and long-term planning for the Army Reserve Environmental Program
    Work with the Environmental Advisor to develop environmental policies, templates and standard operating procedures
    Work with the Environmental Advisor and the field to develop and implement actions identified in the Army Reserve Environmental Quality Strategy
    Read, comprehend, and analyze environmental documents and recommend determinations/courses of action related to the environmental conditions of property prior to disposal.
    Development and preparation of slide presentations for meetings, conferences and executive level briefings
    Coordinate all weekly and monthly Environmental Team meetings
    Provide logistics and planning support for environmental events, workshops, training programs and conferences

     

    Education/Skills/Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Sustainability, Energy Policy, or related degree preferred
    5 – 7 years’ experience in environmental, energy, or sustainability policy or related field
    Analytical skills a must! Must be able read documents, identify issues/areas of concern, and provide recommendations on course of action
    Familiarity with ASTM E1527 and ASTM D6008 and/or Environmental Conditions of Property a plus
    Experience with Army and/DoD preferred
    Excellent oral and written communication skills
    Ability to work independently and as part of team
    Experience with strategic planning/visioning strongly preferred
    Ability work in a high-paced environment with ever changing needs
    Exceptional time management skills
    Experience working with the Suite of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
    Travel anticipated 6 – 10 times per year

     

    Please provide your resume and writing sample (preferably a sample written for the DOD/military or a policy directive/initiative) to llewis@plexsci.com

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    Vacancy Announcement: Director, EPA Chesapeake Bay Program Office

    SES Vacancy Announcement: EPA-SES-2018-0011

    Title:
    Program Manager

    Series and Grade Announced:
    ES-0340-00

    Full Performance Level:
    ES-00

    Location of Position:
    EPA Region 3, Chesapeake Bay Program Office, Immediate Office, Annapolis, MD

    Area of Consideration:
    -Any U.S. Citizen and excepted service employees

    -Senior Executive Service (SES) employees

    Position Type:
    Full-Time/Permanent

    Opening Date:
    Thursday, December 21st, 2017

    Closing Date:
    Monday, January 22nd, 2018

    Position Risk Designation
    High Risk

    Direct Link to Announcement:
    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/487240200

    Number of Vacancies:
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    Qualifications

    You do not need a degree to qualify for this position. Current or former career Senior Executive Service (SES) employees are not required to address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). Unless you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service SES appointment, you are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed a SES Career Development Program approved by OPM, you must submit a narrative statement covering each of the Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications questions in order to receive consideration for the position.

    Mandatory Executive Core Qualifications: Leading Change, Leading People, Results Driven, Business Acumen, and Building Coalitions

    Specialized Experience

    The work of this position is classified in the Program Management, 0340 series where the qualifications include both general management skills and characteristics that are applicable to all SES positions and technical or program responsibilities specific to this position. Applicants must have substantive general experience which provides a good basic or general knowledge of the principles of organization, management and administration; and substantive specialized (operating administrative or managerial) experience in a type of work or a combination of functions directly related to this position. Applicants must have one year of experience at a level close to the work of this job that has given you the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform successfully.

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