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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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    Become a StormwaterWise Landscapes Contractor

    Arlington County is seeking experienced designers, contractors and other landscape professionals to provide services for Arlington County residents and HOAs participating in its StormwaterWise Landscapes grant program.  The StormwaterWise Landscapes program provides incentives for private property owners to install rain gardens, pervious pavement, conservation landscaping, and pavement removal.  Please join us for this half-day StormwaterWise contractor training, which will cover:

    How the program works
    Plan submittal requirements
    Design and construction guidelines
    Question and answer period

    Contractors must complete the training to be included on the StormwaterWise Contractor List on the program’s web site.  Contractors should have experience with sustainable landscaping projects.

    When: Friday, January 12, 2018.  9 AM – 2 PM.

    Where:  Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. Arlington

    The training is free.   Lunch will be provided.

    To register for the training, please email awinquist@arlingtonva.us or call 703-228-3610.

    StormwaterWise Landscapes web site:  http://environment.arlingtonva.us/stormwaterwise/

     

    Why Should My Business Become a StormwaterWise Landscapes Contractor?

    There are many benefits to landscape professionals who attend a StormwaterWise training and are added to the StormwaterWise Contractor List.

    Increased business within the environmental communities
    Exposure on the StormwaterWise website and other outreach campaigns.
    Expanded skill set – stormwater runoff is a growing problem in urban and suburban communities and the skills learned will only serve your business in the future.
    Inspiration!  Understanding how to prevent stormwater runoff through landscaping could help inspire future design projects

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    President

    The Potomac Riverkeeper Network, a leader in the fight to protect and preserve the Potomac River Watershed, is seeking a President. The new President will lead a dynamic team of Riverkeepers, operations staff, and pro bono litigation partners as they monitor the river, engage community activists and sue polluters to ensure that communities throughout the entire Potomac watershed have access to drinkable, swimmable, fishable water.

     

    In 2012, American Rivers named the Potomac the most endangered waterway in the United States for the second time in three years. At that time, the Potomac watershed, which includes the Shenandoah River and numerous other sub-watersheds, was under significant threat from decades’ old industrial and sewage pollution that went untreated, along with more modern urban and agricultural contaminants. Today, the Potomac no longer tops the list of endangered rivers, but the entire watershed – which extends from Pennsylvania, through West Virginia to Washington, DC – remains at risk. The principal threats include nutrient runoff, sediment, bacteria, and deregulation of federal environmental protection standards. In service of the mission to protect the public’s right to clean water in and round the nation’s capital, PRKN carries out its work in three distinct but connected teams: Riverkeepers, Internal Operations staff, and pro bono legal partners. Reporting to the board of directors, the new President will lead these teams into a period of significant growth in membership and financial assets, greater internal collaboration and alignment, and an overall increased visibility in the region (and nationally) as the premier defender against entities who threaten the Nation’s River.

     

    The ideal candidate will be first and foremost committed to preserving the Potomac and its tributaries so that residents throughout the watershed have access to clean water and a safe place for recreation and wildlife in and around the river are protected. He/she/they will also be a strong, proven fundraiser with a track record of leveraging local and national networks to cultivate support for conservation or other nonprofit campaigns. This person will be a seasoned leader with significant experience working collaboratively with a board of directors, and the ability to execute short- and long-term strategic agendas. He/she/they will also have proven expertise in implementing internal systems that directly support those agendas. The new president will have senior management experience with small to medium-sized organizations with the talent and skill to bring disparate teams together for a singular mission. He/she/they will be a team builder with expertise in talent development, modeling best practices in collaboration, and cooperative workflow. The ideal candidate will also have the patience, poise, focus and conviction to advocate for the welfare of the Potomac watershed in the face of often intimidating opposing forces.

     

    TO APPLY

    This search is being conducted by Tamar Datan and Erica Nicole Griffin  of Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, and applications will be reviewed as they are received. Please send nominations and/or applications including cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position to: PRKN-PRES@nonprofitprofessionals.com

    The Potomac Riverkeeper Network is an equal opportunity employer.

    Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

     

    Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group is a national executive search and consulting firm dedicated to serving the mission-driven community. We partner with global mission-driven clients to deliver highly-tailored, innovative, and strategic senior- and executive-level search services.

    http://www.nonprofitprofessionals.com.

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    Human Resources Generalist

    Coastal Resources, a woman-owned environmental consulting firm in Annapolis with less than 50 employees is seeking a part-time experienced HR Manager to join our administrative team.  This Generalist position will manage all aspects of Human Resources including, but not limited to, recruitment, benefits, compensation, employee development, 401k administration, strategic planning, and safety/risk management. This one-person HR department is ideal for someone who is detail-oriented, self-directed, motivated, accountable, and has the ability to listen and communicate effectively with Owners and upper management.    The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years of experience performing and managing the full range of HR responsibilities that include:

    Employee on and off boarding
    Keeping employee files up-to-date for all employees/ex-employees with all status/compensation changes including: new hires, promotions, full-time/part-time employment changes, and terminations/separations
    Answer employee questions regarding recruiting, benefits, compensation, training, and employee relations
    Employee handbook updates
    Conduct exit interviews, analyze data and make recommendations to the management team for corrective action and continuous improvement
    Coach, counsel and guide managers on proper execution of employee disciplinary actions
    Work collaboratively with owners and upper management
    Collect and present information to defend/support unemployment/Workers Compensation hearings
    Oversee creation and delivery training curriculum as needed
    Create and update job descriptions
    Oversee the employee termination process, including but not limited to termination of accesses, and preparing and sending separation/termination documents
    Draft communication materials for company-wide distribution
    Maintain compliance with federal, state and local employment and benefits laws and regulations
    Effectively communicate, work with, and build relationships with all employees
    Maintain the highest level of confidentiality

    Hours: 24-32 hours/week

    Salary: Based on Experience

    Medical benefits, paid leave, 401K, life insurance and other benefits available

    EOE

    Education/Experience Requirements:

    Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management or related discipline
    10+ years’ experience in HR
    Expertise in HR policies and procedures
    Strong knowledge of hiring processes
    Understanding of HR best practices and current regulations
    Sound judgment and problem-solving skills
    Customer-focused attitude, with high level of professionalism and discretion
    Familiarity with MS Office suite
    Excellent communication skills

    Competitive salary and benefits package. No phone calls, please. Background and credit checks will be required prior to hire. Email cover letter, resume and include 3 professional references to Pamf@cri.biz

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    Director, Online Strategy

    ABOUT AMERICAN RIVERS
    Named one of the best groups to support in 2017 by “Outside” magazine, American Rivers protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers, and conserves clean water for people and nature. Since 1973, American Rivers has protected and restored more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and an annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers® campaign. Headquartered in Washington, DC, American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 275,000 members, supporters, and volunteers. American Rivers maintains a positive work environment with a culture of learning, support and balance.
    JOB SUMMARY
    The Director of Online Strategy is an energetic and savvy communicator responsible for designing and executing campaigns via web, social media and email to increase the visibility of American Rivers, recruit supporters, influence decision-makers and help achieve the organization’s river conservation goals. S/he will implement a comprehensive online engagement plan to increase philanthropic giving and activism.  In doing so, s/he works directly with the National Communications Director and collaborates with colleagues in membership, policy and programs. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a talented, dedicated team of professionals who are making a difference in the field of conservation.
    PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES
    Web Management

    Oversee the organization’s digital presence, including website, blog, social media accounts, online advocacy tools, CRM, email program and campaign sites.
    Analyze performance metrics for digital channels and strategies ensuring data-driven decisions. Devise testing plans and distill web and social media results into lessons that inform strategy.
    Manage relationships and project deliverables with third-party vendors.
    Effectively supervise one direct report (1 FTE), assisting with web management, providing opportunities for personal and professional growth through regular performance reviews, guidance, and training.

    Activist and Donor Engagement

    Develop a comprehensive online engagement plan to increase online activism and donations.
    Grow list of online activists.
    Manage the timely execution of appropriate digital tactics that engage supporters in achieving policy goals.

    Fundraising

    Work closely with Senior Director of Membership to implement plans to grow donor list and online support;
    Integrate online and offline messaging to maximize impact and ensure a positive return on investment.

     Social Media, Content and Storytelling

    Manage flow of social media posts, ensuring timeliness and consistency with American Rivers’ message and brand.
    Ensure effective storytelling is at the heart of our web content and online communications.
    Identify and pursue new and innovative digital tools and strategies.
    Leverage outside resources such as creative teams, data analysts, web developers etc.

    Other

    Stay current with online trends and best practices, using industry data to make strategic decisions.
    Prepare and monitor annual budget to align resources and programs with organizational goals.
    Participate in the creation of annual department plan and work with direct report to create individual annual work plan.
    Enthusiastically participate in department meetings, organization-wide meetings and activities, and staff commitees.
    Perform other duties and special projects in support of the Advancement Department, as needed.

    REQUIREMENTS AND COMPETENCIES

    An advanced degree in a major such as Journalism, Communications or related field and a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience. Or an appropriate combination of education and at least 9 years of relevant experience.

    A minimum of five years managing an organization’s web site and online efforts.
    A minimum of two years experience with designing and implementing online fundraising campaigns.
    Experience writing and editing email and other copy to maximize audience engagement.
    A minimum of two years managing staff.
    Experience with data analysis and testing of digital strategies, email copy, segmentation, and landing pages for fundraising and communications.
    Demonstrated skill engaging online audiences toward a specific action.
    Demonstrated skill using Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to further an organization’s goals.
    Ability to manage budgets and keep projects at or below cost.
    Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and produce results under tight deadlines.
    Team player with excellent interpersonal skills and good sense of humor. Ability to work well with colleagues in different offices and time zones.
    Highly organized, resourceful and proactive. Proven ability to anticipate needs and take initiative.
    Proficient with WordPress and HTML coding. Experience with CRMs such as Engaging Networks, Salsa and ActionKit, Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager.
    Graphic design experience a plus. Comfortable with image/photo editing software (Adobe Creative Suite).
    Prefer candidate with knowledge of and interest in non-profit advocacy issues.
    Personal commitment to American Rivers’ mission.

    SALARY AND BENEFITS
    Salary is commensurate with experience. Full-time and full-time equivalent employee benefits include health, dental and life insurance, a retirement plan, and generous leave time.
    APPLICATION PROCESS
    Applications will be considered immediately. Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: jobs@americanrivers.org with “Director, Online Strategy” in the subject line. No phone calls please.
    American Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

  • New Event
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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

  • New Announcement
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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/

  • New Job Announcement
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    Director of Development

    Potomac Riverkeeper Network seeks an experienced Director of Development to plan, manage, and implement all fundraising activities for this rapidly growing organization. The successful candidate will have hands-on experience with the following program areas: membership, major gifts, special events, corporations, foundations, planned gifts. Requirements: At least 5 years of on-the-job fundraising experience, a successful track record, excellent communication and organizational skills, high energy and an interest in protecting the environment. Excellent benefits, salary negotiable. Apply w/letter, resume and references to Potomac Riverkeeper Network, 3070 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007.

    http://www.potomacriverkeepernetwork.org/director-of-development/

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    Call for Nominations to the Board of Directors of Urban Ecosystem Restorations

    Are you passionate about sustainability and the natural environment?  Do you care about bringing natural areas back into our cities and suburbs?  Do you think that the private sector has an important role to play in restoring urban environments that respond to climate change, reverse species loss, and improve health outcomes?

    If your answer is yes, then we invite you to apply to join UER’s Board of Directors. You can self-nominate or nominate someone else whom you know fits the bill. We are looking for people with a passion for our mission and with expertise that can strengthen our young organization.

    UER needs people who are excited about building this emerging nonprofit into a strong and established regional institution.  UER invites people from a wide range of backgrounds to apply.  We particularly need individuals with:
    a.  subject matter expertise (in green infrastructure, native ecosystems, environmental economics, etc) and/or
    b.  people with organization-building skills, like marketing, communications, graphic design, grant writing, fundraising, accounting, and crafting business strategies for start-ups.

    We are also looking for people from a range of backgrounds and with diverse life experiences.  UER currently focuses on the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region (including Maryland and Virginia suburbs), and welcomes local community leaders and people with connections or ties to this area to apply to join our board.

    ***

    UER is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit urban land trust that was established in August 2014 to work with landowners and communities to preserve or develop value-enhancing green spaces that serve multiple, integrated ecosystem functions — spaces we call Eco-Functioning Spaces — for the sake of our region’s environment and the earth systems that enable us to survive and thrive.  Eco-Functioning Spaces are green spaces designed to address numerous environmental challenges while adding social and economic value to surrounding on-site or nearby urban areas.  Eco-Functioning Spaces may be existing, undisturbed natural areas (i.e. forests, forest patches, meadows, etc.), or they may be restored or newly constructed natural areas located on previously built, impervious, or environmentally-degraded land parcels (i.e. through reforestation, vegetated green infrastructure, constructed wetlands, bioswales and rain gardens, restored meadows, and the like).UER provides value by creating, protecting, aggregating, and engaging people with these special spaces.  We are dedicated to finding mutually beneficial ways of working with landowner-partners to place or preserve Eco-Functioning Spaces (EFS) on their lands and then protecting and enhancing those EFS (and their functions) over time.  Where there are opportunities to expand Eco-Functioning Spaces (EFS), or aggregate them with other EFS, in order to increase the scale of the ecosystem services they can offer, UER will pursue them.

    UER’s mission is to support the development of Eco-Functioning Spaces, design them to enhance value, protect them over time, engage site users and local communities in their care and appreciation, and ultimately, connect them into protected greenways that promote regional environmental and public health benefits.  
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    Please visit our website, LinkedIn, and Facebook pages for more information about UER.

    To apply, please send a short statement of interest, and resume or LinkedIn profile, to Rachel Toker at rachel@urbanecosystemrestorations.org.  We look forward to hearing from you.

    Rachel Toker
    President

    Rachel Toker, LEED AP (BD&C), CBLP
    President & CEO
    Urban Ecosystem Restorations
    phone: 202-494-8562; email: Rachel@urbanecosystemrestorations.org
    http://www.urbanecosystemrestorations.org

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    Where does my water come from?

    Join Us Sunday, December 3rd, 3-5pm
    for a panel discussion about the impacts of development & storm water run-off on our public water supply and implications for the future

    Montgomery County Executive Office Building
    Auditorium & Cafeteria
    101 Monroe Street
    Rockville, Maryland

    for more information & to RSVP
    (space is limited)
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    Hosted by the Maryland Sierra Club in partnership with Montgomery Countryside Alliance, Friends of Ten Mile Creek, Seneca Creek Watershed Partners, the Muddy Branch Alliance, the Watts Branch Alliance, Potomac Conservancy, and the Audubon Naturalist Society

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    Administrative Assistant & Bookkeeper

    Waterkeepers Chesapeake (WKC) seeks a part time (20 hours per week) Administrative Assistant to oversee financial processes, legal and administrative responsibilities, manage the office, and support fundraising and program staff. The Administrative Assistant will report to the Executive Director. Waterkeepers Chesapeake has 4 full-time and one part-time staff who primarily work remotely or in the field.

    Waterkeepers Chesapeake is a coalition of nineteen independent Waterkeeper programs working to make the waters of the Chesapeake and Coastal Bays swimmable and fishable. We amplify the voices of each Waterkeeper and mobilize our organizations to fight pollution and champion clean water. For more information, please visit http://www.waterkeeperschesapeake.org/about-us/employment-opportunities

    The position is located at our shared office space in Takoma Park, MD. Work hours are flexible. Some telecommuting possible. Competitive salary based on experience.

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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!
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    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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    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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