Posted 2 days, 15 hours ago
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
Posted 4 days, 15 hours ago
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, email@example.com
Posted 1 week, 3 days ago
[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
Posted 1 week, 5 days ago
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
Posted 2 weeks, 2 days ago
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 is free and includes lunch.
Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Chesapeake Bay Engineer or Tech
The Chesapeake Bay Engineer will provide assistance to the NRCS field offices in south central and south eastern Pennsylvania with the design and implementation of agricultural best management practices for protecting water quality and preventing soil loss. This is a position employed by Capital RC&D, a regional nonprofit organization. The position is based in Lebanon, PA. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted 2 weeks, 4 days ago
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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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.
2018 Future Harvest CASA Conference Registration Now Open!
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.
Posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago
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.
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.
Pennsylvania Senior Scientist
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Pennsylvania Senior Scientist to be based at its Pennsylvania State Office located in Harrisburg, PA.
THE CHESAPEAKE BAY FOUNDATION
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest regional non-profit conservation organization working solely to save the Bay. Established in 1967, CBF has a staff of approximately 185 employees working in offices in Annapolis Maryland; Richmond and VA Beach, Virginia; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Washington, D.C., and in 15 field education program locations. Our staff and volunteer corps work throughout the region educating students and adults, advocating for clean water polices, restoring waterways, and litigating when necessary.
CBF’s headquarters office in Annapolis, MD is the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the world’s first U.S. Green Build Council’s LEED platinum building. In 2014, CBF opened The Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach, VA. The Brock Center is one of the most energy efficient, environmentally smart buildings in the world.
CBF has an annual budget of approximately $21 million and is supported by more than 200,000 members and e-subscribers. For more information on CBF please visit http://www.cbf.org.
CONTEXT OF THE POSITION
The Pennsylvania Senior Scientist leverages broad-based technical expertise in examining issues related to water quality, point and nonpoint source pollution, and emerging issues impacting the rivers and streams in the Commonwealths portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. With the assistance of senior and other technical staff, the position undertakes in-depth analysis to formulate and advocate for positions on state legislation, regulations, technical guidance, policies, federal/state funding, permits, and related matters. The position provides scientific support for all state office endeavors including outreach & advocacy, restoration, education, and litigation. He or she helps inform and motivate decision-makers, agencies, business/community partners, and the public. The Pennsylvania Senior Scientist represents the state office on or at various state/regional/national technical committees, workshops, coalitions, and conferences, as necessary. The position assists with the efficient and productive function of the state office, including participation in internal work groups, project management, and supervision of assigned staff.
Essential functions include:
1. Expertise—maintain proficiency in the scientific/technical information vital to advancing priorities, programs, and projects.
• Remain up-to-date on relevant literature, tools & technologies, pollution reduction practices policies, regulations, and technical guidance pertaining to nonpoint source and point sources issues, resource management, and water quality science.
• Build and maintain robust relationships with the academic, conservation, regulatory, and regulated communities.
2. Analysis—assess information, regulations/guidance/policies, and proposed or renewed projects and permit applications for potential impacts to priorities, programs, and projects.
• Monitor, assess, and assist in developing positions and responses to state/federal legislation, regulation, guidance, implementation, etc.
• Spearhead the technical review of select state/federal permit applications and preparation of comments.
• Assimilate and summarize scientific data pertinent to state office endeavors.
• Evaluate emerging issues for potential implications to local and regional water quality.
3. Application—employ technical/scientific knowledge to advance priorities, programs, and projects.
• Assist in the development, advocacy, and general support of state office endeavors.
• Design and assist in undertaking investigative analysis and assessment of information that supports organizational priorities.
• Explore and implement innovative solution-based projects and partnerships.
4. Communication—effectively inform, engage, and motivate a wide array of audiences on priorities, programs, and projects.
•Represent state office and its priorities to diverse technical and non-technical entities and audiences, including to media outlets.
•Advocate decision-makers, agencies, business/community partners, fellow conservation organizations, the public, etc.
•Actively inform state office staff and others of emerging information.
•Develop, revise, and update internal/external reports, whitepapers, fact sheets, and applicable sections of the CBF website, etc.
5. Organization—manage staff, projects, issues, and opportunities in a periodically fast-paced and multi-disciplinary setting.
•Provide efficient and effective project management, including reporting requirements and budget as assigned.
•Supervise technical staff, fellows, and/or interns.
•Lead, coordinate, and/or participate in collaborative multi-disciplinary teams on specified projects, issues, and opportunities among CBF staff.
•Assist with engaging donors, members, advisory council members, and others as necessary.
6. Other duties as assigned.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
A minimum five of years of progressively expanding and relevant post-graduate professional experience is required. A graduate-level degree in watershed resource management, environmental science, or other related field is required. An extensive knowledge of federal and state laws, regulations, policies and guidelines governing water quality science and point and nonpoint source pollution is necessary. Experience in using geographic information and spatial analyst tools, watershed models, and other tools is desired. Demonstrated experience in effective public speaking and written communication is preferred.
To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history and requirements no later than November 30, 2017 to:
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
CBF offers a comprehensive benefits package to include: 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, health, vision, dental, life insurance, and a tax deferred annuity plan. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Elk Creek Restoration Project Highlights Future of Chesapeake Conservation
(Annapolis, Md.) – Chesapeake Conservancy recently joined partners to install vegetation and structures to reduce nutrient and sediment runoff and improve water quality on a property on Elk Creek, a tributary of Penns Creek, in Centre County, PA. On-the-ground partners for the project included the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Habitat Forever, the Foundation for California University of Pennsylvania, Penns Valley Conservation Association, Seven Willows LLC, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Funding for the project was provided by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, Pennsylvania DEP Growing Greener and Glen’s Garden Market, and Winghaven Nursery donated nursery stock.
The partners planted a 35-foot wide riparian buffer along a 1000-foot agriculturally impaired stretch of the stream. This is one of six sites that are part of a new mapping validation project to identify where restoration can have the greatest benefits to water quality and wildlife habitat.
“Through this project, Chesapeake Conservancy and our partners are using precision conservation—projects at the right place, the right scale, the right size, the right time, and making sure they are working—to pilot a new approach to conservation. Instead of sweeping acquisitions or all-encompassing legislation, we can use the latest high-resolution datasets to conduct advanced geospatial analysis to better target and implement best management practices,” Chesapeake Conservancy President and CEO Joel Dunn said.
An analysis done by the Chesapeake Conservancy determined that this one acre riparian restoration area has the potential to intercept and mitigate runoff from nearly 14 acres of upstream farmland, lawns, impervious surfaces, such as roadways and sidewalks. Mapping the relationship between upslope land and the creek receiving runoff can help identify priority areas where restoration can keep pollutants from entering local waterways and the Susquehanna River.
“Precision conservation is one of the most exciting new concepts that I have been involved with in my twenty year career in conservation. With its data-driven tools, it truly has the potential to reshape how we approach, plan, and restore streams in Pennsylvania and beyond,” Frank Rohrer, restoration specialist, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, said. “Just as importantly it creates new partnerships with landowners and organizations, enabling us to get projects on the ground where they are needed the most.”
Chesapeake Conservancy has financially supported this project through a partnership with the Washington, D.C.-based Glen’s Garden Market. To balance the carbon footprint of shipping products from outside the Chesapeake Bay watershed to their grocery stores, Glen’s Garden Market provided funding for the riparian planting.
The planting includes a diverse mix of high-value wildlife food and cover including shrub, tree, and pollinator forb species. “We are taking a holistic, multifaceted approach to stream restoration in Penns Valley and elsewhere in the Bay watershed,” Lysle Sherwin said. Mr. Sherwin is the principal of Seven Willows LLC and affiliate biologist with the USFWS Partners for Fish and Wildlife program. Earlier this year, additional best management practices (BMPs) were implemented to control invasive exotic plants, exclude livestock from the stream, provide habitat for trout, and prevent future erosion and sedimentation.
Chip Brown and Jonathan King own properties along this section of Elk Creek. Brown and King are both optimistic about the in-stream and riparian projects and look forward to continuing to work with all the groups that have made this project possible. “I believe this project will definitely help to stabilize the banks from eroding and increase habitat for the fish in Elk Creek,” King said.
“The stream work has already improved the rate of flow in the stream in our property and helps to keep sediment off the stream bottom,” Brown said. “I have already spoken to other neighboring streamside landowners about conservation projects. In order for the project to be successful, educating other neighboring streamside landowners will be critical.”
Currently, 21 Penns Valley landowners are participating in stream restoration and habitat buffer projects on five waterways sponsored by Penns Valley Conservation Association and numerous partners.
New Mapping Validation Project
The Chesapeake Conservancy has coordinated with local universities to monitor this location and validate the mapping methodology. In May before the BMPs were installed, four researchers and 15 students began monitoring this and five other study sites. The research team will continue to monitor water chemistry, algae, fish, and macroinvertebrates at these sites in the ensuing years. Research findings will help validate and refine the mapping tools in order to create a model to use throughout the Susquehanna River watershed, which will ultimately benefit the Chesapeake Bay. Project partners include Chesapeake Conservancy, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds, Degenstein Foundation, Susquehanna University, and Bloomsburg University. The project is funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction program.
This material is based on work supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction grants program, which support efforts within the Chesapeake Bay watershed to accelerate nutrient and sediment reductions with innovative, sustainable, and cost-effective approaches.
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.
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
Member: $ 95.00
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.
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.
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
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2018 MAEOE Conference Registation is OPEN!
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
Thursday, February 1, 2018 8:00 AM – Sunday, February 4, 2018 4:00 PM
9100 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, Maryland 21842, USA USA
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!
NatureCity Happy Hour
Come Join the NatureCity Happy Hour!
Thursday November 16, 3-7pm at the Vollmer Center at Cylburn Arboretum.
Learn about different local Green Infrastructure efforts in the Baltimore Area, hear from Blue Water Baltimore’s PhotoVoice project participants, be inspired by Dr. Sacoby Wilson, and network with other professionals and community advocates in the Greater Baltimore Region.
Registration for the NatureCity Happy Hour is only for only $25 and includes food.
Visit our Website for more information.
Do you need more than just a few hours of Fun on Thursday November 16? Is a Happy Hour too short? There are still a few spots available for a whole day registration to the NatureCity Forum. The cost for a full day registration is only $60 and includes Featured Speaker Florence Williams, author of The Nature Fix. Experts and practitioners from Baltimore, Chicago, Philadelphia and more will be presenting and sharing their expertise on community nature, equity and resilience.
Plant Sale – Great prices!
Howard EcoWorks is developing a workforce to undertake environmental improvement projects in Howard County. Howard EcoWorks has a partnership with the Howard County Department of Corrections to grow native plants for restoration projects. Excess stock is being sold this fall to fundraise for our efforts. Bulk discounts are available with great prices for a selection of perennials, shrubs and trees. If you are interested in purchasing plants, please fill out a plant order form, attached here and available on our web-site: http://www.howardecoworks.org/keyword-news/nativeplantsale or send an email to email@example.com Delivery of bulk sales may be possible for an extra cost, please inquire. Thank you!
Plant Order Form(2)
Lori Lilly, CEP
Director, Howard EcoWorks
Midshore Riverkeepers Host Creation Care Workshop November 30
click here for Creation Care Workshop Poster
Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy (MRC), in partnership with Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake, will host a one-hour “Creation Care” workshop to bring together the faith community and the environmental community. The workshop, which is part of MRC’s Stewards for Streams Faith Initiative, will be held on Thursday, November 30 from 5:30-6:30pm at the Eastern Shore Conservation Center, located at 114 S. Washington Street in Easton.
Faith Howarth of Grace Lutheran installs rain barrels at the church to reduce stormwater pollution and collect rain water for their garden.
Faith organizations and dedicated individuals of any denomination are encouraged to attend. Through this workshop, MRC will offer three free ways that the faith community can engage their congregations in environmental stewardship and education. MRC and Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake have already collaborated with 10 churches to install rain gardens and native trees that beautify the church grounds while reducing pollution and benefiting the local environment. MRC and Interfaith Partners can provide a menu of options that go beyond in-the-ground projects, including youth trips and service learning, adult education programs, and advocacy.
“Faith organizations are pillars in our community that can stand as examples of environmental stewardship,” says Suzanne Sullivan, MRC’s Stewards for Streams coordinator. “They have an audience of dedicated individuals and families who can help spread environmental messages and actions.”
St. Luke’s congregation in Cambridge planting native trees in St. Luke’s second environmental stewardship project.
Participating congregations include: Grace Lutheran, Presbyterian Church, and St. Mark’s in Easton, and St. Luke United Methodist and Waugh Chapel in Cambridge, as well as Greater New Hope Baptist in Preston.
To RSVP for this event, email Suzanne@midshoreriverkeeper.org or call 443-385-0511.
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