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    Evergreen Tree ID and Holiday Swag Making at CBEC

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

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

    Participants are encouraged to dress for weather and bring along a water bottle, small snack, and any pruning shears you may have for branch trimming.  Your welcome to bring your own bow but CBEC will provide bows and wire.  Duration is approximately 2 hours. Trips are subject to cancellation due to weather or low enrollment. Check-in and hike begin at the Visitor Center.

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

    Pre-Registration is required as there is a minimum and maximum for this trip:
    https://www.bayrestoration.org/calendar-of-events/property-tour-guided-hike-20/

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    Engaging Nature Experiences at the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Participants are encouraged to dress for weather and bring along a water bottle, small snack, and any pruning shears you may have for branch trimming.  Your welcome to bring your own bow but CBEC will provide bows and wire.  Duration is approximately 2 hours. Trips are subject to cancellation due to weather or low enrollment. Check-in and hike begin at the Visitor Center.

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

    Pre-Registration is required as there is a minimum and maximum for this trip:
    https://www.bayrestoration.org/calendar-of-events/property-tour-guided-hike-20/

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

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

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

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

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

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

    When does the LIFE 2018 Program Occur?

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

    How much does the Program Cost?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Announcement Close Date: January 1, 2018

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    Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Winter 2018 Training

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

    CBLP offers two levels of training and certification:

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

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

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

    Several classes are planned for early 2018:

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

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

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

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

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

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    [Webcast] The Impervious Cover Model: Revisited

    The Impervious Cover Model was developed nearly 25 years ago as a relatively easy way to organize urban stream science and a tool to improve urban watershed management. In this webcast, Tom Schueler (Chesapeake Stormwater Network) will review what the latest science tells us about the strengths and weaknesses of the impervious cover model. Tom will also describe recent trends in how the ICM model has been adapted for use in local watershed mapping, planning and management efforts.

    Register for the Webcast

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    Connection between Health, Environment and Social Change call for conference proposals

    University of South Florida Social Marketing Conference 2018
    Call for Abstracts due March 6, 2018
    Interest in this roundtable session due early February 2018

    Visit this site for more information – https://thesocialmarketingconference.org/

    I am curating a roundtable session at the upcoming conference on Friday, June 29 in Clearwater Beach, FL to show the connection between health, environment and social change.  Topics such as air quality, water quality, food security, emergency preparedness, conservation, vector-borne illnesses, etc. are of interest. Roundtable presenters need not only work at the intersection of health and environment but must have a social and behavior change campaign to highlight.

    Reviewers favor abstracts on completed projects that clearly illustrate key elements of the social marketing approach:

    How formative research is used to make marketing decisions;
    Description of audience segmentation methods and results,
    Evaluations of comprehensive marketing programs.

    See more details attached.
    USF SM Conf 2018 call for proposals – health & environment

    Thanks, Kelley

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    December Events at The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

    December Events at CBEC
    Creepy Crawlers:  Nature Program

    December 4th and 5th at 10:00am

    Oh Deer!

    Does Rudolph live in Maryland?  No, but his cousin the White Tail does.  Learn the similarities and differences!
    .Cost is $3 to CBEC Members, $5 for Non Members

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

    Guided Hikes
    December 14th, 1pm
    Scat, Bones, Tracks

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

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

    Pre-Registration is required as there is a minimum and maximum for this trip:
    https://www.bayrestoration.org/calendar-of-events/property-tour-guided-hike-19/

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

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

    Participants are encouraged to dress for weather and bring along a water bottle, small snack, and any pruning shears you may have for branch trimming.  Your welcome to bring your own bow but CBEC will provide bows and wire.  Duration is approximately 2 hours. Trips are subject to cancellation due to weather or low enrollment. Check-in and hike begin at the Visitor Center.

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

    Pre-Registration is required as there is a minimum and maximum for this trip:
    https://www.bayrestoration.org/calendar-of-events/property-tour-guided-hike-20/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    When does the LIFE 2018 Program Occur?

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

    How much does the Program Cost?

    $150 dollars and 20 hours of volunteer/stewardship activities for CBEC.

    Apply today:  https://www.bayrestoration.org/life/

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    Sportsmen’s Forum

    Join us for the first ever Sportsmen Forum at the Millport Conservancy in Lancaster County on December 15th! Conservation organizations, watershed groups, hunting and fishing groups, and other sportsmen groups are coming together for a day of collaboration with the common goal of healthy lands, habitats, and waters.

    Check out our draft agenda!
    Registration:
    Registration is free and includes lunch.

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    Seasonal Work2Live WELL Crew Chief

     

    The Work2Live WELL (W2L WELL) program is a eight-week spring trade development program for underrepresented and underserved adults operated by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Chesapeake & Coastal Service. W2L WELL uses field training combined with classroom sessions, one-on-one mentoring, and coaching assistance through which participants will gain important technical and life skills necessary to succeed and thrive in fields of forestry/arboriculture, wildlife management, restoration, fisheries/aquaculture and boating. The Chesapeake & Coastal Service is currently recruiting for four (4) seasonal contractual W2L WELL Crew Chief positions for the program.

    The W2L WELL Crew Chief is responsible for the overall supervision of a field-based crew. The program begins Monday – March 19th and concludes with a graduation ceremony on Thursday – May 24th. Dates are subject to change. During this eight-week period, full-time availability (40 hours/week) is mandatory. Dates that fall outside this period, including training are variable and may be less than 40 hours per week.

    The W2L WELL Crew Chief shall provide leadership, direction and guidance to W2L WELL participants, ensure they utilize strategies provided in training to maintain a safe and educational work environment, including but not limited to the following:

    Proper professional work ethic and behavior
    Ensure that projects are properly, professionally and completely executed to the satisfaction of site instructors
    Manage the data selected with work projects assignments as required by the W2L WELL Program Manager
    Transportation of W2L WELL participants in state provided vehicle to field sites

     

    For more information about this job posting click this link

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    Project Learning Tree’s Carbon and Climate Workshop

    The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) is offering Project Learning Tree’s Carbon and Climate E-Unit on December 12th from 4:30-7:30 PM at The Ward Museum of Waterfowl Art.

    The Carbon and Climate E-Unit provides activities and resources to help educators and their students explore some of the complex issues involved in Earth’s changing climate. Each part of the unit contains:
    · detailed step-by-step lesson plans
    · downloadable student pages to guide learning
    · a range of assessment tools, including pre and post assessments and evaluation rubrics
    · easy-to-understand teacher background information
    · comprehensive, interactive connections to academic standards
    · suggestions for fiction and non-fiction books to enhance the activities
    · links to websites, videos, and other supplementary resources
    During the workshop, staff will model activities while also offering connections to local bay issues.

    Cost: MAEOE Member—$25, Non-Member—$35

    To register: http://bit.ly/2wv4sir

    Registration closes December 10th.

    Questions about the workshop? Contact Christina Gladmon at greenschools@maeoe.org or by phone 410-290-6226.

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    Wetland Educators Boot Camp – Professional Development Holiday Series

    Join EC for a three-day long professional development series designed to connect your students to authentic wetland learning experiences. Pick one or join us for all three.
    Dec 12 – WOW! Facilitator
    Dec 13 – POW! The Planning of Wetlands
    Dec 14 – Implementing Citizen Science in Your Outdoor Classroom

    For more information please visit our website at http://www.wetland.org

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    Don’t miss your chance to win a trip to Barbados for only $100!

    Get your Century Club Raffle Ticket now for a chance to win one of our amazing Live Auction Packages!

    100 Tickets = 1 Lucky Winner!

    Tickets are $100.00 each – Only 100 tickets will be sold

    This is your chance to win a one of a kind experience for only $100, BEFORE the auction even begins.

    You do not need to be in attendance to win!

    Buy a “Century Club” raffle ticket for a chance to win your choice of one of the 8 incredible items below.

    The odds are great – only 100 tickets will be sold. Many of these items are best enjoyed by groups. Grab the family or make it a corporate retreat and share the spoils of your win!

    Learn about all of our Live Auction packages by visiting ShellsAndBells.org/auction

    Buy your ticket by clicking here.

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    2018 National Wetlands Awards – Accepting Nominations!

    The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is currently accepting nominations for the 2018 National Wetlands Awards. ELI is pleased to announce a new category — Wetland Business Leader. The deadline to submit a short-form nomination is December 22, 2017. Please visit http://www.nationalwetlandsawards.org for more details.

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    2018 Future Harvest CASA Conference Registration Now Open!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    RFP for Choose Clean Water Conference Now Open!

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

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

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

    Please find the RFP here.

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

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

    by Jeff Horstman and Isabel Junkin Hardesty

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

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    Stormwater Seminar – December 13th – Register Now!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Click Here to Register

    Click Here to Print Agenda

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

    Guided Hike-Scat, Bones, Tracks

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

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

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

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

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

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    2018 MAEOE Conference Registation is OPEN!

    Dear Friend,

    You are invited to the Annual MAEOE Conference on February 1 – 4, 2018 showcasing great environmental science, agricultural education and sustainable schools content. Join more than 550 colleagues from Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region  in Ocean City, MD. Join formal and non-formal educators and other professionals for networking, resources and examples from the classroom,  the school grounds and the community. 

    To find out more please select the option below “More Information”. Selecting YES will bring you to a summary page.

    If you are planning on purchasing an organizational membership, please do so by following the link underneath the “Member” and “Non-member” buttons.

    We can’t wait to see you in February, 

    The MAEOE Conference Committee

    When
    Thursday, February 1, 2018 8:00 AM – Sunday, February 4, 2018 4:00 PM

    Where
    Princess Royale
    9100 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, Maryland 21842, USA USA
    Attire
    Casual
    More Information
    Find out about sessions, hotel information and more here!

    Last Date to Register!
    Wednesday, January 31, 2018
    For the best rates, please make sure to register by January 5!

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