Posted 2 days, 22 hours 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.
Posted 6 days ago
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
Click Here to Print Agenda
Posted 1 week ago
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!
Posted 1 week, 6 days ago
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Announcing our new Executive Director TODAY!
Chesapeake BaySavers will be announcing the newest BaySaver today on Facebook at 4:00 PM!
Head to our Facebook page to meet and learn about our new Executive Director and hear about all of the great things we are doing to restore the Chesapeake Bay for future generations.
Ecological Restoration Technician
Ecosystem Services, LLC is hiring for the position of Ecological Restoration Technician in our Charlottesville, Virginia office.
ES is seeking a candidate with a passion for learning, relevant experience, and a willingness to be an active participant in the growth of our company. This position has an anticipated start date of December 8, 2017. Compensation will be based on the experience and qualifications of the applicant along with a competitive benefits package. Ecosystem Services offers a collaborative and engaging work environment, technical and professional mentorship, and an opportunity for advancement in a growing company. Applicants must have the ability and willingness to work in fast-paced and challenging environments, inclement weather, and to travel.
Please see the attached job posting PDF for additional details!
ES Ecological Restoration Technician Posting
Marking and Communications Manager
The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, a regional environmental nonprofit organization based in Wilmington, Delaware, seeks a full-time Marketing and Communications Coordinator to be responsible for promoting PDE, and its activities, to build awareness and engagement for protecting and enhancing the Delaware Estuary. Key elements of this responsibility include managing the organization’s website, newsletter, and media presence (social and traditional) to meet programmatic goals and raise regional and national visibility.
For the full job description, click here.
Those who wish to apply should submit a cover letter and resume to Claire Birney by November 30, 2017.
Do you have 10 minutes to help with my graduate thesis?
I am working towards a master’s in public health online through the University of South Florida.
I am asking for your help with my thesis. To graduate I am conducting a survey and subsequent activity to be done around the holidays. The purpose of the survey is to explore the attitudes, barriers, and benefits associated with experiential gift giving and it should only take 8-10 minutes to complete. You can start it here – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NDBBAAFF. Please feel free to share this survey with others.
Once you complete the survey please consider visiting this page (also linked in the survey thank you page) which discusses the activity – https://newdream.org/simplify-the-holidays-pledge. This activity will only take another 2 minutes.
For more detail about my project you can read this blog post here – https://newdream.org/blog/what-would-it-take-to-shift-our-gifting-away-from-stuff?
If you or your organization is interested in helping to promote these topics (decreasing consumption, increasing happiness, spending more time in nature and with family and friends, etc.) please reach out. I can provide you with sample social media posts, newsletter content or we can discuss a larger partnership. The campaign is being conducted pro-bono with no funding so any in-kind support is greatly appreciated.
Posted 2 weeks, 6 days ago
ICPRB is Hiring
Senior Environmental Scientist/Engineer
The Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB) seeks an Environmental Scientist/Engineer to undertake interesting and challenging projects in its water quality program area. The primary responsibilities of this position include statistical analysis of water quality data; development of computer simulation models of rivers, reservoirs, and estuaries; formal presentation of project results to both technical staff and the general public; and written documentation of project development and results. Typical projects have included assisting member jurisdictions in developing bacteria, sediment, and/or nutrient TMDLs for rivers, reservoirs, and small tidal systems. ICPRB also is expecting to continue participating in the development of successive phases of the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Watershed Model.
Learn more…: https://www.potomacriver.org/about-us/jobs/
Posted 3 weeks ago
Short Course on River Morphology
Applied River Morphology Short Course
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, November 6-9
At Chesapeake Bay Foundation
7 Herndon Ave.
For more information and to register go to
http://www.brightwaterinc.com and click on “Latest News” or “course offerings”
Posted 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Webcast: Performing an Urban Site Assessment of Street Tree Planting Sites, 11/09 12 PM EST
Performing an Urban Site Assessment of Street Tree Planting Sites
Join the Urban Forestry Today Webcast.
Thursday, November 9, 2017
12:00 PM (Eastern)
Urban tree health related challenges often arise from underlying site related conditions that typically include soil related problems. Join Prof Bryant Scharenbroch, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, as he discusses the critical attributes of street tree planting site assessment and how practitioners can implement the new ‘rapid urban site index’ to identify potential problems.
To attend live, & receive Free CEU’s visit: http://www.joinwebinar.com and enter the ID code: 311-319-675. This broadcast is free and will offer the opportunity for arborists to earn 1.0 ISA CEU and 0.5 MCA credit.
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.
i-Tree Online Workshop: Using the i-Tree Database: Part 2
i-Tree Online Workshop: Using the i-Tree Database: Part 2
Join the Urban Natural Resources Institute for the September i-Tree Web Learning Session
Thursday, November 2, 2017
1:00 PM (Eastern)
i-Tree Online Workshop: Using the i-Tree Database: Part 2
This session will continue to introduce the latest i-Tree tool: Database. Database provides a central submission site for new data that users develop while completing their own i-Tree studies. Submitted data is vetted and officially added to i-Tree Eco. i-Tree Database allows users to: View and comment on the tree species and location data in the databases; Add new species, location, precipitation, and pollution data to the databases.
This is a continuation of last month’s session which introduced the software tool. If you were unable to attend Part 1, you are welcome to join this session, since it picks up on brand new topics related to i-Tree Database. This will be a very informative session, and take a look at this new i-Tree tool that has not yet be presented during the i-Tree Webcast Series.
PRE-REGISTRATION is required for this session.
Please visit https://goo.gl/QKzCBn to reserve your seat.
The Urban Natural Resources Institute is an initiative of the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station.
Last chance to register for Turning a New Leaf Conference!
It’s not too late to register for the Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council’s 2017 Turning a New Leaf Conference.
Online registration is available at www.chesapeakelandscape.org/new-leaf/ but will close at 12 Noon on Monday, October 30. To register after Noon on Monday, please print and fill out the attached registration brochure. You may fax the completed registration form to 410-296-8288, or bring to the conference with you to register on site.
The conference will open Thursday evening, November 2, with a Welcome Dinner, featuring guest speaker, Gem Bingol, from the Piedmont Environmental Council, and presentation of the Marcy Damon Conservation Landscaping Award to Adele Ashkar, FASLA, of The George Washington University.
The conference will be held on Friday, November 3 from 9 AM – 5 PM. Highlights include a keynote presentation by Rick Darke, “The Design and Stewardship of the Living Landscape.” Beth Ginter and Shereen Hughes will provide an overview of CCLC’s new Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional certification program. Other sessions focus on practical aspects of sustainable landscaping, new information about pollinators, native plants and biodiversity, and how to communicate more effectively about conservation landscaping. CEUs are available.
Questions about registration? Call 410-823-1789.
Posted 1 month ago
Environmental Science Educator
NatureBridge is hiring for a unique and exciting Environmental Science Educator position shared between our campuses in Virginia (near Washington DC) and California (near San Francisco). The positions runs from April-November 2018, and includes housing, a travel stipend, and benefits.
Educators will work the spring season at Prince William Forest Park in Virginia, transfer to the Golden Gate campus in California for the summer, then return to Prince William Forest Park for the fall season. This is an ideal position for experienced educators wishing to expand their knowledge and skill set, and live and work in two culturally and ecologically different places. As the largest residential education partner of the National Park Service, NatureBridge is a leading organization in the field of outdoor environmental science education.
View the linked job description for more information and details about applying for this position. Please direct questions to Rae Parks, Senior Educator, at email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
Chesapeake Bay Land and Water Initiative 2017-2018 grant program: Request for Letters of Inquiry
Request for Letters of Inquiry
Chesapeake Bay Land and Water Initiative Grants Program
Colleagues and friends in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed:
We are pleased to announce a new round of grantmaking for 2017-2018 through the Chesapeake Bay Land and Water Initiative.
A partnership of the Chesapeake Bay Funders Network and the Land Trust Alliance, the Chesapeake Bay Land and Water Initiative seeks projects that will accelerate land conservation and stewardship on conserved lands to protect and restore water quality in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
We invite Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) from eligible organizations undertaking projects that positively impact water quality and meet the stated goals and interests of the Initiative’s grantmaking program.
The full Request for LOIs, with further details, is attached to this post and also available here. Learn about projects funded in our inaugural 2016-2017 grant round here. Also attached are general FAQs for operating the Alliance’s online application system.
Funding requests of $10,000-30,000 will be considered, and approximately $180,000 will be available in this second year of the program. LOIs will be accepted through November 14, 2017, and successful applicants will be invited in late December 2017 to submit full proposals for consideration.
Prospective grantees are invited and encouraged to attend a conference call and webinar on Wednesday, October 11 at 10:30 am to learn more about the grantmaking program and LOI process. More information and registration is available here.
If you have questions or need more information after reviewing the Request for LOIs, please contact Jennifer Miller Herzog, Chesapeake Program Manager at the Land Trust Alliance at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-580-6410.
Jamie Baxter Jennifer Miller Herzog
Program Director Chesapeake Program Manager
Chesapeake Bay Funders Network Land Trust Alliance
FAQs Using the Online Grant Application and Reporting System, Oct 2017
Chesapeake Land and Water Initiative Call for LOIs, Oct 2017 FINAL
Administrative Officer III Recruitment #17-002247-0043
This position serves the departmental outreach coordinator for underserved populations. The core function of the position is to assist the department in building better relationships with diverse and underrepresented communities for the purpose of enhancing customer services to all communities served by the Department of Natural Resources. In addition, the position will support the DNR Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator with the implementation of the Strategic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan (SDEIP). Bilingual skill is preferred for this position but not required.
Program Manager – Rock Creek Conservation Corps
Rock Creek Conservation Corps, or “RC3,” is a summer youth conservation program that helps protect and revitalize Rock Creek and its parklands while providing transformative experiences to youth and empowering non-traditional leaders in conservation to develop and sustain a culture of environmental stewardship for future generations. July 2017 marked the third year for the program and included 40 students, ages 16-19. In 2018, the program will be expanded to include 60 students.
The RC3 Program Manager will oversee the management of the Rock Creek Conservation Corps, including youth stream teams, which are an integral part of the program. The selected candidate will work closely with the Director of Programs & Operations to plan for and implement the continued growth and expansion of RC3. The RC3 Program Manager will also provide support, when needed, to other Conservancy programming, especially volunteer programs.
For the complete job announcement, please visit http://www.rockcreekconservancy.org/who-we-are/employment
Trash Summit: Transforming Communities for Clean Land, Safe Water, Healthy Lives
The 11th Annual Trash Summit will bring together hundreds of community members, business leaders, elected officials, non-profit partners and municipal staff to explore local to regional solutions. Join us and be a part of the conversation.
This year’s Summit features keynote speaker, Rachael Miller, co-founder and executive director of the Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean. Hosted at Nationals Park, beside the Anacostia River, the event will include a variety of round table discussions and panels with local leaders, presentations on the topic, and an awards ceremony recognizing outstanding community members working towards a trash free watershed.
Environmental Science Educator
NatureBridge in the Mid-Atlantic region is seeking experienced environmental educators to work an exciting position shared between our campuses in Virginia (near DC) and California (near San Francisco). The position runs from April-November 2018, and compensation includes housing, a travel stipend, and benefits. As the largest residential education partner of the National Park Service, NatureBridge is one of the leading organizations in the field of outdoor science education, and runs programs in 7 national parks around the country. Application review for this position will begin on November 13th.
For more information please visit this link
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