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    Sustainability Manager

    The Sustainability Manager is responsible for advancing our mission to teach people of all ages how to become caretakers of the environment.  The manager will identify opportunities within Boxerwood to integrate low-impact conservation best practices into our physical space and our standard operating procedures.  Reaching beyond the boundaries of our facilities at Boxerwood, the manager will drive our “green living” education initiatives through outreach and community partnerships.  The manager will play an important role in fund raising for projects, initiatives and operating budgets.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Master Plan implementation

    Working with Grounds and Facilities Manager, prioritizes, plans and directs grounds/facilities projects that are included in the Master Plan

    Example: the permeable surface parking lot and driveway project
    Example: installation of interpretive trail stations

    Establishes baselines for measuring Boxerwood’s ecological footprint, develops plans for improvement, monitoring and communicating our efforts

    Example: Improve our internal recycling efforts

    Coordinates project implementation with Grounds & Facilities Manager and Education staff; consults with this team for input and feedback
    Provides progress reports including quantitative and qualitative data

    Community Outreach and Sustainability Education

    Partner with the Education staff to develop and deliver environmental stewardship education programs and initiatives

    Example: a Tree Stewardship program

    Cultivate collaborative partnerships with organizations on a local, regional and national level
    Prepare educational outreach materials to promote sustainable living and our initiatives
    Deliver presentations, workshops, training sessions, classes for people of all ages—Pre-K through Senior Citizen

    Capacity Building

    Seek, identify, and pursue opportunities for revenue generation and grant funding for related to Master Plan implementation and Sustainability Education
    Leverages Boxerwood’s core competencies to strengthen our position as a Center of Environmental Education Excellence
    Collaborates with fellow team members on Boxerwood’s communications, education, grounds/facility needs, events and fundraising efforts

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    Last Call for Presentation Proposals for the Chesapeake Watershed Forum!

    Only 10 days left to submit your presentation proposals!
    The 2017 Chesapeake Watershed Forum Planning Committee is now accepting workshop proposals!

    This year’s theme, Healthy Lands, Healthy Waters, Healthy People, was chosen so that we can explore the connection between the health of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and its effect on those of us living here. Proposals that highlight this connection or engage the health care community will receive strong consideration. Learn more on the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s website.

    Click here to read the guidelines.

    For further information or questions about the guidelines please contact Lou Etgen at letgen@allianceforthebay.org or (443) 949-0575.

    The submission deadline is May 31, 2017.
    Submit Now!

  • New Event
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    i-Tree Online Workshop: State of the Science, 5/24 1 PM EST

    i-Tree Online Workshop: State of the Science
    This i-Tree Web Learning Session is offered by the Urban Natural Resources Institute, an initiative of the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station.

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017
    1:00 PM (Eastern)
    i-Tree Online Workshop: State of the Science

    This month, please join Dr. David Nowak, US Forest Service, as he discusses the science that is powering i-Tree, and looks at the planned future features of scientific research that i-Tree will offer to users. Plan to join this one-hour, interactive session, and learn about the importance and value of science, as we move forward on bringing urban forest inventory and analysis tools to the marketplace.

    i-Tree 2017 is a state-of-the-art, peer-reviewed software suite from the USDA Forest Service that provides urban forestry analysis and benefits assessment tools. The i-Tree Tools help communities of all sizes to strengthen their urban forest management and advocacy efforts by quantifying the structure of community trees and the environmental services that trees provide. For more information on i-Tree 2017, please visit http://www.itreetools.org/.

    PRE-REGISTRATION is required for session in order to provide the most streamlined user experience. PLEASE VISIT https://goo.gl/WsyOj4 TO REGISTER.

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    CITY OF TREES Film (Watershed Forum Keynote) is now on Netflix!

    JUST ANNOUNCED: The award-winning documentary film, CITY OF TREES, which was the Keynote Address at our Chesapeake Watershed Forum in 2016 is now on Netflix! If you weren’t able to see it last fall, be sure to ADD IT TO YOUR WATCHLIST and RATE AND REVIEW the film. Also available on iTunes, Amazon Video, and Google Play.

    CITY OF TREES is a deeply personal story about the struggle to create jobs and restore neglected green spaces in our cities. Told through an unflinching verité approach, CITY OF TREES thrusts viewers into the inspiring but messy world of job training and the paradoxes changemakers face in urban communities everyday.

    After streaming the film at home, bring the conversation about environmental justice to your own communities and libraries by purchasing the full community screening kit to screen CITY OF TREES. Email lisa@meridianhillpictures.com for more information.

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    Solitary Bee Workshop Series

    Solitary Bees play a key role in our diet. Native solitary bees can improve the productivity of your edible space. Providing these beneficial insects year long habitat and foraging grounds will improve their potential on your property. The Solitary Bee Workshop Series will include an informative presentation and discussion, ‘bee condo’ build, and identification on the class day and a outdoor field identification experience on a date chosen by participants. Learn to invite, host, and identify Mid-Atlantic native solitary bees and congregate with others that share your passion.

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    SESYNC-Microsoft Postdoctoral Fellowship – Big Data and Socio-Environmental Sustainability

    https://www.sesync.org/opportunities/fellowships-postdoctoral-fellowships/sesync-microsoft-postdoctoral-fellowship-big-data

    Apply Link:

    Application Webform

    Deadline:

    May 18, 2017

    The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) and Microsoft invite applications from early career scholars for 2-year postdoctoral fellowships that begin in August 2017.  Each fellow is in residence at SESYNC in Annapolis, MD, is a full participant in SESYNC’s Postdoctoral Immersion Program, and has a Collaborating Research Mentor from Microsoft.  Depending on the project proposed, the fellow may invite a second mentor of their choosing that extends the fellow’s network of collaborators. This mentor may be affiliated with any organization or institution.  Travel funds are available for the fellow to visit with their mentor(s) and to attend scientific conferences.

    This opportunity is open to applicants who have completed their PhD in a relevant field within the last 2 years (no later than July 15, 2017 and no earlier than August 15, 2015).  Applicants are expected to propose ideas for a data synthesis or modeling project that addresses an important environmental question that makes use of one or more assets of Microsoft related environmental projects and collaborations.  Preference will be given to projects that have the potential to advance understanding of socio-environmental systems and thus projects that involve the incorporation of social, health or any human dimensions aspects in addition to environmental data are encouraged.

    The SESYNC Immersion program is designed to advance the fellows’ understanding of theories and methods foundational to research on socio-environmental (S-E) systems and to advance their understanding of the science-policy nexus. Successful candidates will have made clear in their applications how progress on their proposed projects may benefit from participation in the Immersion program and/or how the program aligns with their specific career objectives.

    Geospatial Socio-Environmental research.

    New land cover data at high spatial and temporal resolution offers the potential to improve understanding of landscape processes and to empower local planners and managers in identifying risks and prioritizing responses. When synthesized with other data and used to drive models, data on land cover change can be used to estimate future impacts, prioritize regions for conservation or restoration, track implementation or enforcement of environmental offset commitments, carry out carbon accounting, etc.  In collaboration with Microsoft, the Chesapeake Conservancy and the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife have pioneered the production of high accuracy, high-resolution (1 m) land cover datasets for the Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound watersheds. Using government datasets and advanced machine learning techniques, these land cover products have close to a 90% accuracy level (compared to 78% for the 30-m resolution NLCD that is widely used).

    Applications are invited for a two-year postdoctoral project that leverages these high-resolution land cover data to address one or more important socio-environmental research questions. Priority will be given to projects that incorporate other social and environmental data sets, either from previously funded investigator-led studies or from government sources. Projects that make cross-site comparisons between the two regions or can demonstrate potential future applications beyond one region are preferred. While advancing fundamental knowledge should be the primary goal of the project, projects that could simultaneously result in tools or knowledge beneficial to local agencies and stakeholders are encouraged.

    Project Premonition and Socio-Environmental Systems.

    Working with academic partners, Microsoft’s Project Premonition designed mosquito traps with smart cells that can identify mosquito species based on wing movements and then capture those of interest along with key environmental data including time, temperature and light levels (www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/project/project-premonition). Using state-of-the-art metagenomics methods and cloud-scale algorithms, blood from these mosquitos is analyzed to determine animals they have bitten and pathogens they may have encountered.  Researchers are using this system to track the spread of viruses and detect emerging pathogens but there are many other research opportunities this system could enable and that this postdoctoral opportunity is meant to exploit.  Traps have been deployed in several settings and a large amount of data will be forthcoming that can be used to address a very broad range of socio-environmental questions.

    Applications are invited for two-year postdoctoral project that leverage these data.  Particular areas of interest include: exploration of host diversity or population dynamics as they relate to land cover and microclimates, human disturbance gradients, and other factors.  Priority will be given to projects that incorporate other social, human dimensions and environmental data sets, either from previously funded investigator-led studies or from government sources. While advancing fundamental knowledge should be the primary goal of the project, projects that could simultaneously result in tools or knowledge beneficial to the public, local agencies and stakeholders are encouraged.

    Applying is a two-stage process: a qualification step and a proposal submission step. 

    To Qualify to Apply, submit a combined PDF of your C.V. and a detailed cover letter to SESYNC’s webform. The letter should: 1) outline one or more potential research projects (<1 page total for both ideas together); 2) provide in detail the qualifications that make the candidate competitive for this opportunity(< ½ page); and, 3) how the project and an interdisciplinary fellowship will advance the candidate’s career trajectory (½ page).

    Qualifying Applications may be submitted until 5:00 pm Eastern Time on May 18, 2017; applicants will be informed within one week if they are invited to submit a full proposal and if so, will be given instructions.

    Invited full proposals (< 5 pages) are due June 22, 2017 at 5:00 pm ET.

    Invited applicants that have not yet received their PhD are required to submit a letter from their graduate advisor along with the full proposal. The letter should verify expectations for date of degree completion.  Invited applicants will also need to arrange to have two letters of reference sent directly from referee to SESYNC by the June 15 deadline.

    Submission Instructions:

    Click here to apply with SESYNC’s webform.

    The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and Women Are Encouraged to Apply.

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    General Forestry Course Registration Opens June 1!

    The University of Maryland General Forestry Course is gearing up for the fall 2017 semester.  Registration opens June 1.  This non-credit course is geared towards landowners with an interest in forests and forest management.  There are no prerequisites and the cost is only $150.  The course runs from September 1-December 15 and is offered in both a paper and online format.  For more information, contact Nancy Stewart at nstewar1@umd.edu or phone 410.827.8056, ext. 107.

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    Chickens, IPM and You!

    Thirsty Thursdays!

    May 11   6:30-7:30  $15.00

    Chickens, IPM and You!: Learn how to start a flock of chickens (with baby chickens or by hatching eggs) to naturally control your property’s weeds. Participants will gain helpful tips on chicken breeds, do-it-yourself chicken coop plans, and how to pasture chickens using portable, poultry fencing and more. To register visithttp://www.wetland.org/education_professional_dev.htm or call 410.745.9620. 

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    Millersville in the Landscape Conference Tour – Chestnut Grove Habitat Restoration

    CCLC Members and others, you won’t want to miss this great summer tour

    Field Trip – Chestnut Grove:  Habitat Restoration

    Approved for 4 LACES(landscape architect) credits

    Cost $60 per person. LandStudies, Inc. provided professional services for native ecological habitat restoration relative to the development of the Chestnut Grove Natural Area. The site includes two parcels owned by the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority, which are being used for soil borrow activities for the future expansion of the Frey Farm Landfill. The project involves restoring native habitats and will ultimately result in a preserved natural area that provides both passive recreation and environmental education opportunities. This field trip will occur rain or shine, be prepared to be outside and dress accordingly. Attendees will learn about designing, installing, and maintaining a variety of native habitat types, learn about design and implementation of a recreational trail system and enhancing/expanding wetlands, and learn about the associated permitting requirements for this type of project.

     

    Folks can register for this session as a stand alone and/or sign up for the main conference (Thursday/Friday) here https://NPILC.regfox.com/npilc-registration

     

    CCLC members can use coupon code CCLC2017 to take 10% off main conference registration (Thursday and/or Friday).

     

    Any questions, feel free to reach out to me.

     

    Wendy Brister

    Conference Coordinator

    Native Plants in the Landscape Conference

    Cell 717-676-1940

    brister@bhwp.org

  • New Event
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    Designing Multifunctional Riparian Buffers: Professional Development Training, May 22-23

    What makes multifunctional riparian forest buffers different from other riparian forest buffers? How can a riparian forest buffer help meet the production goals of the farm? How do you ensure riparian forest buffers are retained after CREP contracts are up? What can you harvest from a buffer system? How do you design productive riparian forest buffers that also achieve conservation functions? How do you get new and different landowners interested in riparian forest buffers?

    This workshop will introduce technical service providers to novel approaches in managed riparian forest buffer systems. The two-day workshop will provide perspective on how to plan for economically and agriculturally viable riparian buffer systems that meet landowners’ conservation and production goals. The training will dive into key topics like site considerations, management, plant functions, and multifunctional systems to discover suites of management practices and tree and plant designs that achieve new conservation and production goals.

    Audience: Technical service providers, including staff from NRCS, FSA, SWCDs and other federal agencies; state forestry and agriculture agencies; extension; and non-profits.

    Registration visit: EVENTBRITE REGISTRATION SITE

    Registration for this two-day training is only $50

    For more information, agenda, accommodations and registration visit: http://www.nemaagroforestry.org/designing-multifunctional-riparian-buffers-professional-development-training/

     

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    Wetland Educators

    Environmental Concern Inc. (EC) is seeking energetic and creative individuals to join our dynamic team of wetland professionals at EC’s Wetland Learning Campus in St. Michaels, MD. EC currently has two educator positions open (one full-time and one part-time).

    The successful candidates will:

    travel to lead teacher trainings in WOW! The Wonders of Wetlands and POW! The Planning of Wetlands and other watershed related curricula throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region;
    design and install schoolyard wetland and rain garden habitats;
    teach a variety of interactive wetland and watershed education programs to youth in grades preK-12;
    schedule and advertise workshops and recruit participants;
    develop partnerships with EE organizations;
    assist with designing and writing thematic lesson plans, materials, and brochures; and
    participate in fund raising and grant writing efforts to support EC’s education initiatives.

    Minimum Qualifications:  Applicant must possess a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, environmental education, natural resource management, science education, or related field.

    Preferred Qualifications: Applicants should have at least one year of experience teaching; experience with habitat creation; and working knowledge and understanding of wetland ecosystems.

    Experience teaching students of all ages is preferred.

    Applicants must also possess strong organizational, writing and communication skills; ability to manage multiple tasks; and the ability to work independently, with prior direction from Supervisor.  Some evening and weekend work is required.  Applicants must have experience in Word, Excel, Power Point and Publisher computer programs. The position includes rigorous outdoor work, and some lifting (up to 25 lbs) on a regular basis. This position also requires a valid driver’s license and current CPR certification.

    Location:  St. Michaels, MD 21663.

    Start Date: Immediate

    Compensation: Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.

    Please send a cover letter and resume to Katelin Frase at teachwetlands@wetland.org.

  • New Announcement
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    Riparian Forest Buffer Position in Upper Susquehanna- Closes May 5

    Upper Susquehanna Coalition Riparian Buffer Technician  

    Office Location: Tioga County Soil and Water Conservation District

     

    Position Description: This position will assist the current USC Buffer Coordinator with new and current efforts to reforest riparian areas. It is recognized in the Chesapeake Bay Forest Restoration Strategy that forest restoration is a “long term endeavor that begins with planting and caring for trees.” Therefore this new position will not only focus on implementation of new riparian buffer acres, but also strategies to monitor and maintain planted buffers to ensure the desired function is obtained.  This position is a 12 month, temporary position with potential for extension.

     

    Position tasks will include:

    Perform tasks associated with riparian forest buffer implementation, including the planning, design, installation, and maintenance of streamside buffers;
    Develop and implement monitoring strategies for streamside buffers;
    Provide direct, one-on-one assistance to landowners on buffer implementation and maintenance;
    Educate USC districts and partners on riparian buffer implementation, establishment, and available resources;
    Coordinate volunteers for planting events;
    Collect data on buffer condition and maintenance performed; and
    Assist other USC Teams with planning and implementation, as needed.

    Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Natural Resource Management, Forestry, Watershed Science, Stream Ecology, Agriculture, or closely related field; and excellent verbal communication skills with interest in working with the public, valid NYS Driver’s License with reliable transportation, ability to perform physically demanding work in an outdoor setting, flexibility to occasionally work weekend hours, and an interest in forestry, habitat restoration or public outreach.

     

    Supervision/Location: This position will be based at the Tioga County Soil and Water Conservation District office and will be supervised by the Upper Susquehanna Coalition’s Riparian Buffer Coordinator.

     

    Please submit a cover letter and resume to Lydia Brinkley at lbrinkley@u-s-c.org by May 5, 2017.

  • New Event
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    [Webcast]: Why Watersheds Matter

    In these uncertain watershed times, it is important to take a step back and remind ourselves about the reasons that urban watersheds matter in our communities, what we can expect to happen to them in the coming years and how we can all practice better personal stewardship in our home watersheds. Join Tom Schueler of the Chesapeake Stormwater Network as he makes a persuasive case about why urban watersheds matter, presents peerless future watershed forecasts, and outlines some painless steps you can make to a watershed difference. This interactive webcast will provide abundant time for everyone to add their voice to this important watershed conversation.

    Register Now!

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    Senior Planning Specialist – MS4 Permit Coordinator

    Senior Planning Specialist – MS4 Permit Coordinator (Grade 25)
    Montgomery County Government
    Department of Environmental Protection
    Rockville, Maryland

    Salary Range: $62,195 – $103,177

    The mission of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is to enhance the quality of life in our community by protecting and improving Montgomery County’s air, water and land in a sustainable way while fostering smart growth, a thriving economy and healthy communities. DEP is seeking an experienced professional to be responsible for implementation of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit and Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) compliance. The position resides in the Watershed Planning & Monitoring Section within the Watershed Management Operations Division. If you want to join a team that is highly effective, collaborative, and has leadership that embraces the value of people and the environment, Montgomery County DEP is a good fit.

    The position is responsible for performing complex professional and administrative work in implementing, and coordinating the County’s MS4 Permit; works with the Section Chief and other DEP staff to maintain compliance with MS4 Permit and TMDLs to achieve the County’s permit requirements. Implementation of MS4 permit includes data compilation, progress tracking, preparation of the annual report, Watershed Implementation Plan reporting, and other state and local reporting. TMDL Compliance tracking includes evaluating and documenting progress toward meeting all applicable stormwater waste load allocations included in EPA approved TMDLs.

    In addition, the position will serve as the Department Liaison for the Water Quality Advisory Group, which provides recommendations to the County Executive and the County Council on water quality management goals and policies, program priorities, and funding. The position may also serve as DEP representative or alternate for several committees, including committees organized by Council of Government and other interjurisdictional committees.

    The position will be responsible for supervising staff that supports MS4 implementation.

    The applicant should have a strong understanding of urban water quality challenges, stormwater pollution policy, NPDES MS4 permits, TMDLs, green infrastructure technology, monitoring and data analysis, experience working with large project teams (including contractors and consultants) and the ability to communicate with a diverse group of citizens, businesses, environmental groups and other stakeholders. The successful candidate should have demonstrated ability to deal tactfully, effectively, and equitably with people.

    This position requires possession of a valid driver’s license from applicant’s state of residence, and the ability to drive a County vehicle to attend meetings or perform work at locations outside the office, including attending meetings in Baltimore, Prince George’s County, Annapolis, and Washington D.C.

    Occasional weekend and/or evening work may be required.

    As a manager/supervisor of unionized employees, this position has a responsibility for fostering a positive labor relations environment based on mutual trust, respect, and cooperation.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    Experience: Thorough (five (5) years) experience in watershed management and implementation of MS4 Permit requirements.

    Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences, Water Resource Engineering, Environmental Sciences, or Natural Resources disciplines.

    Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education or experience may be substituted.

    License: Possession of a valid Class “C” (or equivalent) driver’s license from the applicant’s state of residence when required for job-related duties.
    We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

    To view the complete job announcement and to apply, please visit our website at http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/hr/recruitment/applynow.html and then click on “Apply Now.” Click “Search Jobs” and see the full job description under the “General Professional” Job Category. Interested candidates must create an account in order to submit a resume.

    The requisition number is IRC25138

    This Recruitment Closes May 24, 2017

    All resume submissions must address the preferred criteria for the position,
    which are listed in the full advertisement, preferably in a separate section of the resume.

    Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the *Helpful Hints when Applying for Jobs*
    on the Office of Human Resource’s “Apply Now” webpage for important information about the County’s application requirements and process.

    EOE. M/F/H.

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    MyEarthPledge

    Pledge your commitment to earth friendly living! 

    MyEarthPledge is a call to action for individuals to follow an earth ethic and live in an earth friendly manner by making the right choices throughout our daily lives.  It’s the responsible thing to do and can make a real difference. The power of one can become the power of many with establishment of a widely shared earth ethic.  But it starts with you–now. Print, sign, post, and follow the MyEarthPledge today!

    Visit myearthpledge.net to make your pledge!

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    Executive Director

    The accredited Cacapon and Lost Rivers Land Trust (CLRLT) is seeking a strategic thinking, energetic people-person with a love for land preservation.  The ideal candidate will be able to creatively lead our well established and well respected organization into a new period of growth and exciting land preservation and educational opportunities.  Demonstrated skill in working with landowners, local communities, potential funders and the public is a must.  We are a non-profit non-governmental organization dedicated to helping protect our rivers and streams and preserving the agricultural, ecological and cultural heritage of our area.  Our largely rural watershed encompasses a beautiful and diverse area with excellent recreational opportunities and nearby access to Winchester, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and other metropolitan areas.   A cover letter, resume and a list of three references should be sent to: info@cacapon.org     View the full job description: http://www.cacapon.org/employment-opportunities/

    Deadline May 31, 2017

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    Sign-Up Today for the Chesapeake Tree Canopy Network Newsletter!

    Have you signed up yet for the Chesapeake Tree Canopy Network newsletter?

    The Chesapeake Tree Canopy Network newsletter features the most current going-ons, resources, and best management practices related to tree canopy in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. We promise not to clog your inbox- you’ll receive a new, specially curated newsletter from us every couple of months.

    The newsletter sign-up is separate from your membership to the Chesapeake Tree Canopy Network group here on the Chesapeake Network. Please sign-up for the newsletter on the Chesapeake Tree Canopy Network website: http://chesapeaketrees.net/. You will not receive the newsletter if you do not sign-up on the website. 

    If you’d like to receive our upcoming newsletter, sign-up before this Friday (4/28)!  

    How to sign-up

    Go to the Chesapeake Tree Canopy Network: http://chesapeaketrees.net/
    Sign-up for the newsletter on the homepage or on the Sign-Up page.

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    Water Quality Division, Standards and TMDL Branch Chief

    Good afternoon,

    The District’s Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) is recruiting for a vacant management position in the Water Quality Division’s Standards and TMDL Branch.

    Further details about the position can be found below.  If you are interested, please visit http://www.career.dc.gov to apply.

    Best regards,
    Jeff

    Jeffrey Seltzer, PE

    Associate Director

    Water Quality Division

    Department of Energy & Environment

    1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor

    Washington, DC 20002

    202-535-1603 (desk)

    202-744-1131 (cell)

    Web: doee.dc.gov

    Job Title:
    Supervisory Environmental Protection

    Requisition Number:
    JO-1704-8608

    Grade:
    14

    Salary Range:
    $99,659.00 – $139,522.00

    Promotion Potential:
    No

    Agency:
    Department of Energy and Environment

    Location:
    1200 1st St NE

    Area of Consideration:
    Open to the Public

    Opening/Closing Date:
    4/13/2017 – 5/4/2017

    Job Summary:
    This position is located in the Standards and TMDL Branch, Water Quality Division at the Department of Energy and Environment.  The mission of the Water Quality Division includes assuring compliance with the District’s MS4 NPDES permit and other Federal obligations and by doing so, protect its watersheds from stormwater and other sources of pollution.

    The incumbent in this position serves as chief of the Standards and TMDL Branch, with responsibility for establishing water quality standards and Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for surface waters, evaluating and protecting groundwater, and providing technical support and coordination for the District’s obligations under the Chesapeake Bay Program.

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    Webinar: Selecting Tough Trees for Tough Urban Sites, 05/04 12 PM EST

    Urban Forestry Today Noon Hour Webcast

    “Selecting Tough Trees for Tough Urban Sites”

    Jeff Iles, PhD, Professor of Horticulture, University of Iowa

    05/04/17, 12 PM EST

    Dr. Iles will highlight proven performers and new tree selections worthy of consideration, as we plant the urban forest with diversity, resilience, and long-term success in mind.

    The Urban Forestry Today Webcast Series is sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Conservation, in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, University of Massachusetts Extension, and Massachusetts Tree Wardens’ & Foresters’ Association. 

    To attend live, & receive Free CEU’s visit: http://www.joinwebinar.com and enter the ID code: 303-654-851

    To view archived webcasts ‘like’ the facebook page or visit ‘videos’ in the upper right portion of the screen.
    ​This broadcast is free and will offer the opportunity for arborists to earn 1.0 ISA CEU and 0.5 MCA credit.

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    Regulatory Reform in the Trump Era: A Discussion with ELI – Corrected Date

    Join Environmental Law Institute President Scott Fulton and the authors of a special report, Regulatory Reform in the Trump Era, for a discussion of its findings.

    Our attorneys will present highlights from their research and answer questions from the audience. This event is being held in response to the growing demand for unbiased answers and analysis on how deregulatory initiatives by the new Administration and Congress will impact environmental protection, governance, and the rule of law. The report explains the legal mechanisms and processes that may get deployed, how they work, and the effect on the current regulatory landscape. It responds to the questions that are increasingly being asked of ELI: What are the pathways and impacts of regulatory reform efforts likely to be undertaken? What are the opportunities for the public and other stakeholders to engage relative to reform initiatives?

    This brown-bag lunch event (with webinar option) is free and open to the public, but you must register. Please REGISTER HERE by April 24. Contact mcmurrin@eli.org with questions.
    Panelists:
    Scott Fulton, President
    Jay Austin, Senior Attorney; Editor-in-Chief, Environmental Law Reporter
    Tobie Bernstein, Senior Attorney; Director, Indoor Environments and Green Buildings Program
    James M. McElfish, Jr., Senior Attorney; Director, Sustainable Use of Land Program
    Benjamin Solomon-Schwartz, Public Interest Law Fellow

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