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    Crew Leader, Montgomery County Conservation Corps, Part Time Job Opening

    The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) is hiring for a new Conservation Corps in Washington DC. The Part Time Conservation Corps Crew Leader (PTCL) is responsible for ensuring the regular, reliable, and professional field-based implementation of conservation service projects while ensuring the training, safety and quality work performance of corps members.  The PTCL implements a Positive Youth Development (PYD) approach by seizing opportunities to enhance teamwork, self-confidence, problem solving, conflict resolution, trust, and leadership amongst Corps participants.  The PTCL oversees the crew of Corps members in the field, interacts with the public, as well as with LAYC staff, and maintains the integrity of the Conservation Corps program by always demonstrating reliable and professional behavior.

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    Stormwater Education: BMP Inspection and Maintenance Training (Space is limited: Registration Required)

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    Free Stormwater Education: BMP Inspection and Maintenance Training

     

    October 23rd 2017 Berkeley County PSSD training room

     

    Join the Chesapeake Stormwater Network(CSN) for a FREE one-day workshop on how to quickly and effectively inspect and maintain your stormwater management practices! Learn why maintaining your stormwater practices is so important for protecting the health of your local streams. Then, be introduced to CSN’s Visual Indicators approach to learn how to rapidly assess the condition of your stormwater practices and diagnose any potential problems that could impact their performance.

     

    Register by emailing me. 

     Please pre- register by October 18th to assure you get a free lunch.

     

    Consult the attached PDF for more information or feel free to contact me.

     

    Chad Thompson

    Stormwater Specialist

    Environmental Resource Specialist

     

    West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection

    Office Phone: 304 822-7266 ext. 3612

    Work Cell:      304 719-1139

    22288 Northwestern Pike,

    Romney, WV  26757

    Chad.M.Thompson@wv.gov

     

    training Oct 23 2017 BMP Training Oct 23 2017

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    Tree Plantings in Frederick – October 21, 28, and November 11. CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!

    Help Reforest Frederick! Tree Planting Events will be held on:

    October 21

    October 28

    November 11

    [9AM-11AM] at the Waterside Community in Frederick, MD.
    You can also join your local Rotary Clubs on October 14 for tree planting and networking.

    Visit http://www.streamlinkeducation.org/plantings for more information or email lisa.streamlink@gmail.com to sign-up. Spread the word!  These events are suitable for all ages!

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    2017 Mid-Atlantic Water Resources Conference

    Registration for the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Water Resources Conference has been extended to September 25, 2017.  The conference will be held October 12-13, 2017 at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV.

     

    Theme: Water Research: Building Knowledge and Innovative Solutions

    The conference will focus on current water research efforts in the Mid-Atlantic region.

     

    Conference Agenda

    The conference agenda is available online here.

     

    Keynote Speakers include:

    Dr. Thomas Graziano, Director, Office of Water Prediction, National Weather Service

    Austin Caperton, Cabinet Secretary, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection

     

    Each conference participant will have the opportunity to learn from keynote speakers, directors of the Mid-Atlantic Water Research Institutes on addressing water issues through research, your choice from 55 oral presentations, and 17 poster presenters.  Concurrent session topics include watershed management, stormwater, modeling and forecasting, water monitoring and data management, groundwater, water-energy nexus, and aquatic life resources.  Numerous networking breaks will be provided.

     

    Contact Hours for Continuing Education

    A certificate of contact hours can be earned by those who participate in the breakout sessions at the conference.  There will be five opportunities to earn contact hours, with a total of six hours, forty minutes of contact time possible for participating in the conference.

     

    Registration Information

    Registration covers full access to conference sessions, networking reception, and poster session as well as conference meals and breaks.  Special rates are available for students.  Register here.  Registration closes September 25, 2017.

     

    Questions?

    For more information, see the conference website at http://midatlanticwrc.org/.  If you have additional questions, please contact Andrew Stacy at wvwaterconference@mail.wvu.edu (304-293-7085).

     

    About the Conference Hosts

    This regional conference is a collaborative effort of the Water Resources Institutes of Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C., and West Virginia.  These institutes were established under the Water Resources Research Act (WRRA) of 1964.  Each institute is housed at a land grant university and serves to link water experts in our nation’s universities with those who manage and use water resources.  More information about the institutes can be found here.

     

    Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

    If you are interested in exhibiting at the conference or sponsoring it, please see the conference website or contact the Conference Coordinator, Andrew Stacy, at wvwaterconference@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-7085.

     

    Thanks to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association, ALS, and USGS Virginia and West Virginia Water Science Center for sponsoring the conference.

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    Tree Planting in Frederick

    Help Reforest Frederick! Tree Planting Events will be held on:

    October 21

    October 28

    November 11

    [9AM-11AM] at the Waterside Community in Frederick, MD.
    You can also join your local Rotary Clubs on October 14 for tree planting and networking.

    Visit www.streamlinkeducation.org/plantings for more information or email lisa.streamlink@gmail.com to sign-up. Spread the word!  These events are suitable for all ages!

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    Get into Mallows Bay Day Oct. 7

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    Environmental Science Educator

    About NatureBridge

    Founded in 1971, NatureBridge provides environmental science programs for students in the world’s best classrooms—our national parks. Our mission is to foster environmental literacy to sustain our planet. As the largest residential education partner of the National Park Service, NatureBridge serves more than 30,000 students and their teachers each year in seven national parks. In order to further our mission, NatureBridge is committed to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion and to promoting equal opportunity for students and staff in the field of environmental education. We strive to diversify our workforce and seek applications by individuals from all backgrounds, abilities, cultures, orientations, identities, and communities. For more information, visit: naturebridge.org

    Summary

    This is a multi-campus Environmental Science Educator position beginning in April 2018, ending in November 2018. 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. NatureBridge Environmental Science Educators are skilled professionals with significant post-undergraduate experience and training in environmental education content, curricula, and pedagogy. At Prince William Forest Park, educators teach 3-day, hands-on outdoor science education programs to students from Virginia and Washington DC. Educators work primarily with 5th and 7th graders. At Golden Gate Coastal Camp, educators teach 5-day camp sessions. Coastal Camp combines marine and coastal ecology themes with hands-on educational activities and games in a day camp setting. Coastal Camp educators work primarily with 1st-3rd graders.

    This is an ideal position for experienced educators wishing to expand their knowledge and skill set, work and live in two culturally and ecologically different places, and work with one of the most well regarded outdoor education organizations in the country. Compensation includes housing, some meals, financial assistance in transferring campuses, and benefits.

    Position dates are as follows:

    Spring season (Prince William, VA): April 2nd – June 8th

    Summer season (Golden Gate, CA): June 11th  – August 17th

    Fall season (Prince William, VA): September 4th – November 9th

    *Season dates at Prince William Forest Park are tentative, pending final scheduling.

    How to Apply

    Please review the attached job description. A complete application consists of:

    A cover letter describing why you want to work for NatureBridge at Prince William Forest Park and Golden Gate Coastal Camp
    Your current resume
    Contact information for three references

    When your materials are complete, apply using the online application form at: https://naturebridge.org/environmental-science-educator-application-prince-william

    Please direct questions to midatlanticsearch@naturebridge.org. Priority application deadline is Monday, November 13th, 2017. Applications will be accepted after Nov. 13th until all positions are filled.

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    Greenhouse and Nursery Production Manager

    Mt. Cuba Center

    http://mtcubacenter.org/employment/

    POSITION AVAILABLE

    Greenhouse & Nursery Production Manager (Full-time)

    We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic Greenhouse & Nursery Production Manager to oversee and maintain high quality production programs and effective operation of the greenhouse & nursery facilities.

    The Greenhouse & Nursery Production Manager implements and supervises all plant production activities associated with the greenhouse and outdoor production areas, and schedules staff for production. This position works closely with the Propagation Manager to receive propagules to be grown and finished for research, display and various Mt. Cuba Center needs.

    We are seeking highly collaborative team members that put our mission first and will help us deliver remarkable experiences to our guests!

    What you’ll do: 

    Plant Production Management

    Implement best practices and technologies for effective crop production, including sanitation, watering, potting, media, Integrated Pest Management, and beneficial insect program.
    Grow trees, shrubs and perennials in the nursery
    Manage the plant shipment process in accordance with necessary protocols. Work with Propagation Manager to produce gifting list.
    Oversee long-term greenhouse collections.  Manage native display containers in collaboration with Formal Gardens Horticulturist.
    Process plant orders received from nurseries in collaboration with the Collections Department. Maintain database regarding production records. Produce current plant availability to facilitate garden planting.
    Support Propagation Manager in plant conservation projects with local and regional colleagues to produce rare species and assist with research as needed.

    Effective Plant Operations Management

    Responsible for overall effective greenhouse operations management including reporting greenhouse building maintenance issues, ordering production supplies, managing the greenhouse & nursery budget, and staffing the plant production facility to provide continuous care based on production needs.
    Lead initiatives and oversee all projects related to modernizing the greenhouse, including practices as well as production facilities improvements.
    Act as primary back-up to the Propagation Manager to support effective propagation operations, including mist system, seedling care, and raised beds. Manage staff in the absence of the Propagation Manager.

    General Staff & Organization Management Pertaining to the Plant Production Facilities

    Provide knowledge and guidance to support guest and organizational initiatives related to profession.
    Lead, guide, and train employees, interns, and/or volunteers performing related work.
    Lead the planning and execution of department initiatives and budget in alignment with Mt. Cuba Center’s mission and goals, including effective policy and procedural development.
    Work cooperatively with the management team on adopting and implementing organization-wide systems, and help guide and execute the strategic goals of the institution to support Mt. Cuba Center’s mission.

    Qualifications:

    A Bachelor of Science degree in horticulture, botany or related plant science field
    5 years of greenhouse or nursery production experience, or equivilent combination of education and work experience.
    Proficient working knowledge of plant identification, plant growth, plant cultural requirements, and disease/pest recognition
    Skill in all phases of crop production
    Exceptional managerial and teambuilding skills
    Demonstrated ability in the production of native plants and general greenhouse and nursery management practices
    Ability to safely and effectively operate and maintain a wide range of hand tools, power tools, vehicles
    Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and ability to learn and adapt to various software and technology programs to complete work duties
    Demonstrated ability in organizing, managing and motivating employees, contractors and others
    Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with Mt. Cuba Center staff and the public
    Self-motivated, organized, attentive to details, and the ability to manage time and effectively function without close supervision
    Ability and willingness to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, holidays and special events as needed

    Physical Demands & Working Conditions

    Requires moderate physical work; Frequent/Significant time spent standing and limited reaching, carrying, and lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects up to 50 pounds

    About Us:

    Mt. Cuba Center, a premier native plant garden, is dedicated to supporting the environment through the practice and promotion of ecological horticulture.  Mt. Cuba Center’s gardens and programs inspire an appreciation for the beauty and value of native plants and commitment to protect the habitats that sustain them.

    Benefits:

    We offer staff competitive pay, access to our employee discount program, a fun atmosphere, a balanced work-life environment, and an AMAZING benefits package (401k matching up to 8%, health, dental, vision, life insurance, paid parental leave, and generous time off amounts).

    HAVING TROUBLE APPLYING? PLEASE EMAIL CAREERS@MTCUBACENTER.ORG FOR HELP!

     

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    Food Forests, Water Harvesting and More!

    Howard EcoWorks is a nonprofit organization in Howard County, MD building a workforce to undertake environmental improvement projects.  With funding from the Chesapeake Bay Trust and in partnership with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, we are hosting the third in a series of educational events about the Green Infrastructure Network.  In this workshop, you will learn about the value of forests in supporting our Green Infrastructure Network, how you can grow your own Food Forest, and how to implement strategies for harvesting water to help make your land more diverse, productive, and ecologically friendly. Pledge to protect forests and take home a free tree or shrub!

    Our main speaker is Michael Judd who has worked with agro-ecological and whole-system designs throughout the Americas for nearly two decades, focusing on applying permaculture and ecological design. His projects increase local food security and community health in both tropical and temperate growing regions. He is the founder of Ecologia Edible & Ecological Landscape Design and Project Bona Fide, an international nonprofit supporting agro-ecology research.

    Visit our web-site to learn more: http://www.howardecoworks.org/home/learn/neighborhood-greenways and to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe0fDEEP9fvz9Fk0UaRS9Zs6JAGxSKPLKv1iYSDXxzQahXyGg/viewform

    Lori Lilly, CEP
    Director, Howard EcoWorks
    http://www.howardecoworks.org/

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    Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Training Next Week

    Get certified as a Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP)

    Join us for the final 2-day Level 1 Training Class of the summer:

    September 14-15, 2017

    9:00 – 3:30

    Montgomery County, MD

    Day 1 is an interactive classroom session in Derwood, MD on conservation landscaping and stormwater topics.  Day 2 is a field-based stormwater BMP maintenance practicum in Rockville. Developed by regional experts and led by instructors David Hirschman and Sara Tangren, this training focuses on collaborative practice and adaptive management strategies.  CBLP candidates who complete the training may take the Level 1 exam in Derwood on November 15, or because CBLP is a Bay-wide credential, candidates may sit for the exam in any location.

    To apply online for Level 1 certification, or to learn more about CBLP, visit cblpro.org

    Questions? Contact Beth Ginter at beth@cblpro.org

     

     

     

     

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    Hometown Habitat – Presented by the Maryland Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects

    The Maryland ASLA presents the movie “Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home,”
    an environmental, education documentary focused on showing how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems.

    Hometown Habitat features renowned entomologist Dr. Douglas Tallamy, whose research, books and lectures on the use of non-native plants in landscaping, sound the alarm about habitat and species loss. Tallamy provides the narrative thread that challenges the notion that humans are here and nature is someplace else. “It doesn’t have to, and shouldn’t be that way.” Inspiring stories of community commitment to conservation landscaping illustrate Tallamy’s vision by showing how humans and nature can co-exist with mutual benefits.

    The message: All of us have the power to support habitat for wildlife and bring natural beauty to our patch of the earth.

    The goal: Build a new army of habitat heroes!

    The movie showing will be followed by a roundtable panel discussion of experts, and price also includes a boxed dinner.

    Date: September 21st

    6-8:30 pm

    Tickets:

    $25 for ASLA members, students and allied org. members

    $35 for non-members

    Space is limited – to register, click here:   Hometown Habitat, Presented by MD ASLA

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    RiverPalooza Pedal to Paddle on the Upper Potomac

    Experience the best of both worlds on the Potomac River, the C&O Canal and the river itself. Join Upper Potomac Riverkeeper to enjoy a bike ride up the C&O Canal, part of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail and a river paddle down the Potomac to where you started.

    Bikes will be available to rent, for ages 8 and above, or bring your own. We can shuttle your bike back to your car.

    We will meet and register at the boat launch in Shepherdstown, WV. We will bike through Shepherdstown, across the Potomac and up the C&O canal to Snyder’s Landing. Then you will jump into your rental kayak or canoe and float back to Lock 38. Then you can enjoy an evening in Shepherdstown for great food and entertainment.

    Please bring a packed lunch and water. (Extra water will be available during the float)

    Registration: http://www.potomacriverkeepernetwork.org/?event=riverpalooza-sept10-pedalpaddle

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    Tree Plantings in Frederick – October 21, 28, and November 11. CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!

    CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS: Join us in planting trees to reforest Frederick!

    Tree Planting Events will be held on October 21, October 28, and November 11 from 9AM-11AM at the Waterside Community in Frederick, MD.

    See flyer below or visit http://www.streamlinkeducation.org/plantings for more information and how to sign up!

    Don’t forget to invite the whole family and your friends. These events are suitable for all ages!

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    2017 Mid-Atlantic Water Resources Conference

    The theme of this two-day conference (October 12-13, 2017) is “Water Research: Building Knowledge and Innovative Solutions.”  Each conference participant will have the opportunity to learn from two keynote speakers, a panel discussion, your choice from 55 oral presentations, and 17 poster presenters.  Concurrent session topics include watershed management, stormwater, modeling and forecasting, water monitoring and data management, groundwater, water-energy nexus, and aquatic life resources.

    Registration covers full access to conference sessions, networking reception, and poster session as well as conference meals and breaks.  Special rates are available for students.  Registration closes September 10, 2017.

    For more information and to register, see the conference website at http://midatlanticwrc.org/.  Address questions to Andrew Stacy at wvwaterconference@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-7085.

    This regional conference is a collaborative effort of the Water Resources Institutes of Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C., and West Virginia.  Thank you to our sponsors: West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association.

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    Development and Event Coordinator

    Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy (MRC) seeks a Development and Event Coordinator to join our team and help fulfill our mission to protect and restore our rivers and the living resources they support. The ideal candidate will be an energetic, outgoing individual who is enthusiastic about the environment and the communities we serve.  The position is located in our Easton, Maryland office, soon to be located at the Eastern Shore Conservation Center.

    To learn more about Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy, visit midshoreriverkeerp.org.

    Areas of Responsibilities (Job Duties):

    Fundraising (20%)

    Help Compile and Execute Annual Fundraising Plan

    Annual Appeal—create annual end of the year appeal mailing
    Maintain Calendar of Events

    Membership and Funder Giving

    Stewardship Plan—phone calls, thank you letters, renewal letters, annual appeal
    Manage the Donation Engagement Calendar
    Support Regional Directors—fundraising and outreach activities
    Database management

    Help Manage Special Interest Groups

    Advisory Council—events, meetings, and communications
    Board of Directors—work with Executive Director and Board Chair on board engagement, reports, and stewardship
    Development Committee—planning meetings and agendas, engage committee members to help expand MRC’s programs and initiatives

    Grants (20%)

    Track and help develop proposals and reports—research and coordinate with other staff

    Private Grants

    Private Foundations
    Family Foundations

    Corporate Giving

    Corporations
    Businesses

    Local/State/Federal Government—programmatic giving

    Events (45%)

    Host several community events for fund raising and to communicate our mission. Such as:

    Ride for Clean Rivers
    Wild & Scenic Film Festivals—Easton and Cambridge
    Shaw Bay Raft-Up Concert
    Cinco de Miler
    River Caucus
    State of the Rivers—St. Michaels and Cambridge

     Communications (15%)

    Help Develop Media Plan
    Manage MRC’s Social Media—Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
    Assist with Media Relations and Content of Press Releases
    Assist with Website
    Review Monthly E-newsletter
    Review Semiannual Printed Newsletter
    Review Annual Report

    Experience required:

    College degree and 2 to 3 years of experience in a nonprofit organization or other similar position
    Event planning and community outreach experience
    Computer programs: Microsoft Office—Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc., and database experience

    The Development and Event Coordinator will work with the Executive Director and other staff to complete his or her responsibilities. The successful candidate will be a personable, outwardly social self-starter who is creative and enjoys interacting with the diverse community groups we serve.

    Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits package offered.

    If you are interested please email your resume to:

    Jeff Horstman

    Jeff@midshoreriverkeeper.org

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    Watershed Coordinator

    The Watershed Coordinator works under the supervision of the Executive Director and collaborates closely with Center staff. The Watershed Coordinator is an experienced planner who develops organizational partnerships that result in leveraged financial resources necessary for the implementation of the Inland Bays Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP).  He/she understands watershed ecology and nutrient cycling, and works with the Science & Restoration Coordinator to ensure that best available science drives plan implementation.  The Watershed Coordinator works with both municipal and agricultural sectors.  They develop operational plans for pollution control and habitat restoration, tracks and reports their progress, and coordinates their revision as necessary.  The Watershed Coordinator has significant grant writing and grant administration responsibilities and will oversee contractors and/or an employee.  The Coordinator has knowledge of watershed pollution models and control techniques, environmental policies and ordinances, and can facilitate agreements.

    Please see https://www.inlandbays.org/about/now-hiring-watershed-coordinator/ for more details and application instructions.

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    Native Plant – Nursery Manager

    Environmental Concern Inc. is a 501(c)3 public not-for-profit, that is dedicated to working with all aspects of wetlands. After more than 40 years of providing wetland services in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and beyond, we continue to broaden our partnership efforts. EC maintains the nation’s first wholesale native wetland plant nursery, established in 1972. In addition to operating as a wholesale nursery to the industry, the nursery is an integral part of EC’s education and research endeavors. Currently, EC cultivates approximately 120 wetland plant species that are native to the Northeast US and has the ability to propagate over 200 species. The nursery department produces 450,000 plugs of wetland plant species per year for habitat restoration projects throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

    The nursery manager is responsible for all aspects of crop production and maintenance. Most species are produced from seed. In order to maintain diversity and purity of regional ecotypes, seed is collected by the nursery manager and nursery staff based on future production goals. Knowledge should extend to the basic processing, cleaning, storage and testing of seed. In addition, skill in the practices for sowing and germination of native wetland plants is highly desired.

    Equipment operation skill is desirable as the nursery is equipped with tractors, skid steers and horticulture flat filler/ mixer. However, operational training can be provided if experience is lacking in an otherwise suitable candidate.

    The nursery manager is responsible for directing staff in general nursery maintenance and production activities. Collaboration with the nursery salesperson and restoration team to produce, pull, and load requested orders are also essential duties.

    The right candidate will be organized and will keep records required for tracking crop production, seed collection and planning raw material purchases. They will also be comfortable working outdoors in all weather conditions and will be able to carry and lift 50 lbs frequently during the completion of tasks. Willingness to work occasional evening and weekend hours when needed to complete assigned responsibilities may be expected.

    Please send resume and cover letter to Jessica Lister at jlister@wetland.org.

    Website: http://www.wetland.org

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    Restoration Surveyor and Designer

    Environmental Concern Inc. is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit located in St. Michaels, Maryland since 1972. EC’s mission is to promote the public understanding and stewardship of wetlands with the goal of improving water quality and enhancing nature’s habitat through wetland outreach and education, native species horticulture, and the restoration, creation and enhancement of wetlands. EC has restored more than one thousand wetland acres, protecting more than 35 miles of shoreline in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. EC designs, permits, constructs, plants, monitors, and maintains hundreds of wetland habitats, including tidal wetlands, nontidal wetlands, tidal and nontidal buffers, and surface water management facilities.

    We are seeking a motivated Restoration Surveyor and Designer with a background in the environmental field to join our multidisciplinary growing team of ecologists, biologists, construction specialists, CAD and GIS specialists, and project managers. Professional certifications in engineering and surveying are not required.

    Responsibilities of this position include:

    Site Assessment:

    Scoping sites for suitability for living shorelines, stormwater retrofits, habitat enhancements, and wetland restoration projects to aid in implementing WIP projects and meeting TMDL goals.
    Calculating nutrient reductions associated with urban and agricultural BMPs using protocols defined by the Chesapeake Bay Program.
    Meeting with clients and stakeholders.
    Creating project concept drawings.

    Survey:

    Surveying using Trimble Total Station, GNSS and GPS equipment, and processing site surveys using Trimble Business Center and Civil 3D.
    Delineating wetlands (tidal and non-tidal).
    Identifying trees, plants, and other natural resources.

    Design:

    Designing stormwater management projects to MDE stormwater design manual.
    Designing non-tidal wetlands – water budgeting and wetland hydrology.
    Designing living shorelines and shore erosion control projects.
    Designing erosion and sediment control measures.

    Bid Costing:

    Estimating costs of construction projects.
    Analyzing bid documents, specifications, and construction drawings, including material quantity take-offs.

    Construction Support:

    Laying out projects on site using Trimble Total Station, GNSS, GPS, laser levels, and tapes.
    Providing technical assistance to the construction crew.

    Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

    Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, or similar course of study.
    Minimum 3+ years of experience in field.
    Proficiency in AutoCAD and/or Civil 3D.
    Proficiency in hydrology and hydraulic analysis and design (Autodesk Storm and sanitary analysis, TR-55, Rational Method).
    Experience in site surveying and processing using Trimble Total Station and GNSS equipment.
    Knowledge of MDE wetland permitting, E&SC, stormwater and grading permits.
    Familiarity with products and materials associated with stormwater management and natural resource construction projects.
    Familiarity with construction equipment used to construct stormwater management and natural resource construction projects.
    Experience providing technical support to construction crews.
    Experience reading site plans, calculating material quantities, and estimating construction costs.
    Familiarity with MDE manuals and procedures, and USACE Coastal Engineering Manual, and ACES computer program.
    HEC-RAS.
    SPAW wetland water budget analysis.
    Plant identification.
    Wetland delineation.

    Environmental Concern Inc. offers an exceptional work environment and competitive benefits. Salary is based on qualifications and experience.

    We encourage you to visit our website at http://www.wetland.org.

    Please send resume and cover letter to Jessica Lister at jlister@wetland.org.

     

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    13th Annual Ride for Clean Rivers – Early Registration Discount until Sept. 8

    Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy (MRC) wants you to know that it is not too late to register or create your own team for the 13th Annual Ride for Clean Rivers (formerly Tour de Talbot) bike ride on Sunday, September 17 at Chesapeake College. Fall is a beautiful time to take to the backroads of Queen Anne’s, Caroline, and Talbot Counties, all in support of healthier Midshore rivers. Ride for Clean Rivers is for all ages and levels. Riders can choose from 20-mile, 35-mile, or 63-mile (metric century) routes, which all include SAG support and rest stops with food and drink. At the end of the ride, participants will enjoy a BBQ lunch with cold drinks and live music.

    It is a day filled with fun, friends, fitness, and a bit of fundraising, for those who wish to make a donation. This year, MRC’s goal is to have 500 registered riders and to raise $50,000. We know we can do it with your help! Although it is not required, once registered, we encourage riders to reach out to their friends, families, neighbors, and business associates, and ask them to sponsor their ride. All proceeds support MRC’s work to restore and preserve our local rivers. And did we mention the prize? Don’t miss it—the individual who raises the most money will become the proud owner of a brand new bike. Visit rideforcleanrivers.org for all the details.

    Register now and receive an early registration discount. Discounted registration price is available through September 8. Be sure to register by September 8 in order to be guaranteed your event tee-shirt.

    Thank you to event sponsors Dock Street Foundation, Agency of Record, Bicycling magazine, Bike Doctor, Bay Pediatric Center, The Brewer’s Art, C-Jam Yacht Sales, Chesapeake College, S.E.W. Friel, KELLY Benefit Strategies, The Orthopedic Center, and SweetWater Brewing. Rest stop sponsors are Adkins Arboretum, Chesapeake Bay 4-H Club, Solar Energy Services, and Sprout.

    All proceeds go toward MRC’s ongoing education, restoration, and water quality monitoring programs. To register or learn more, visit rideforcleanrivers.org. For more information, please call at 443.385.0511 or email sarah@midshroeriverkeeper.org.

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    Job Opening: CRC Staffer with the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Scientific, Technical Assessment and Reporting Team

     

    Restoration of the Chesapeake Bay requires committed, passionate, diverse individuals.  The Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) seeks such an individual for a three-year appointment to the environmental Modeling Workgroup on the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Scientific, Technical Analysis and Reporting (STAR) Team.  The Modeling Group develops, maintains, and applies environmental models in support of decision making by the Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership.  Quarterly Modeling Workgroup meetings provide the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership opportunity to supervise the modeling work.  STAR’s mission is to facilitate productive deployment of scientific resources, to provide high quality and timely information to managers, and to expand communication between workgroups.  STAR supplies a forum for analysis and synthesis, and engaging government, non-governmental organizations, and academic institutions.  Monthly STAR meetings foster continuing dialogue between Chesapeake Bay Program Goal Implementation Teams and data providers, ensuring effective and responsive use of scientific resources in addressing management questions.

    The successful applicant will provide support to the Modeling Workgroup, STAR, and selected STAR workgroups, and through coordination, logistics, and documentation will gain hands on experience in working with natural resource managers from agencies and institutions around the Chesapeake Bay.  The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to apply technical knowledge and skills such as Geographic Information Systems proficiencies, computer model code development and maintenance, statistical analysis, and literature reviews in the area of atmospheric, watershed, and estuarine science and modeling.  The selected candidate will work as a CRC employee at the U.S. EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program Office located in Annapolis, Maryland.

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

    A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in natural, social, or environmental science or engineering, or a related area of study.
    Technical knowledge and skills such as aptitude with Geographic Information Systems, and/or computer model code development and maintenance, and/or statistical analysis.
    The ability to research, organize, and synthesize complex information.
    The ability to do literature reviews in the general areas of atmospheric, watershed, and estuarine science and modeling.
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with partners at all levels of program activities with diplomacy.
    The ability to work independently and under tight timelines.
    Demonstrated ability to problem-solve.
    Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
    The ability to work with people in a consensus building environment and independently plan meetings, develop agendas, and draft concise meeting minutes.
    Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required.
    Interest in learning how a multi-party, governmental-environmental-management partnership makes decisions effectively and sets and achieves goals.
    A will to explore your career options, develop an extensive network in the field of watershed and estuarine restoration, and the passion and enthusiasm for the work and Chesapeake Bay 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: August 20, 2017

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