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    Fall Harvest Festival at Langton Green Community Farm

    Please join us at the 3rd Annual Langton Green Community Farm – Fall Harvest Festival.

    Come Join Us For:

    Live Music by Past Tense!

    Great Food!

    Hayrides, Face Painting, pumpkins, games and raffles throughout the day.

    We’ll also be featuring a chili cook-off, and the unveiling of a mural on our property by a local young artist. There will be lots of activities for the entire family and kids of all ages. Fall Harvest Flyer 2017 (002)

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    Geospatial Web Application Developer

    *Closing date extended to 10/31/17*

    Chesapeake Conservancy’s Conservation Innovation Center (CIC) is seeking to hire a Geospatial Web Application Developer with at least three years of professional experience.

    The Geospatial Web Application Developer will lead the design, development, and maintenance of web applications produced in the CIC. Our applications provide a platform for organizations across the Chesapeake Bay watershed to incorporate large and complex datasets into their environmental planning and programs. This position will require strong full stack development skills and the ability to troubleshoot independently.

    With minimal guidance, the developer will be responsible for creating user-friendly and visually-appealing web applications that include features like data visualization and analysis, registration/login, document download, and database management. The developer will also maintain our existing applications, created mostly as custom WordPress themes leveraging the ESRI JavaScript API.

    In addition to these technical responsibilities, the developer will have project management duties that include requirements gathering, scoping, and budgeting. They will be in constant communication with partners from project implementation to delivery.

    Essential functions/qualifications

    Full stack web development. Front-end experience including: “the web fundamentals” of HTML/CSS/JavaScript; libraries like jQuery and ESRI ArcGIS API for JavaScript; CSS frameworks like Bootstrap and Semantic UI; AJAX. Back-end experience including: PHP (especially WordPress); CRUD operations; API consumption; authentication and authorization flows like OAuth.
    Cloud server administration. Create and maintain cloud-based hosting services for web applications; register custom domains; install SSL certificates; track usage.
    Project management. Interface with partners to gather requirements, scope, produce deliverables on a timeline, and track budgets for multiple projects simultaneously.

    Secondary functions/qualifications

    Geospatial server administration. Publish map services and geoprocessing tasks using ArcGIS for Server.
    Communication skills. Speak and write about complex subjects (like how our web applications leverage geospatial datasets and analysis to inform environmental planning) in a pithy and organized way. Facilitate meetings, trainings, and/or workshops for technical and non-technical partners.
    Python programming. Write Python scripts to publish on the web.
    Environmental science background. Familiarity with and passion for solving environmental challenges, such as water quality and quantity issues, climate change, and habitat loss.

    TO APPLY

    Interested candidates should apply here. Please upload a resume and cover letter that explain how your skills and background fit this position. Please also upload a PDF or Word document with links to 2 web application samples. Applications will be accepted until October 31, 2017. We anticipate the successful candidate will start in December 2017.

    ABOUT THE CONSERVANCY

    Chesapeake Conservancy is a non-profit organization based in Annapolis, Maryland, dedicated to ensuring a healthier Chesapeake Bay watershed where fish and wildlife thrive, and everyone enjoys healthy waters and abundant forests, wetlands, shorelines, and open spaces.

    With the human population in the Chesapeake watershed approaching 18 million and growing and with tens of thousands of acres of open space vanishing each year, the Conservancy works to connect people with its wildlife and history; conserve landscapes and rivers; and restore the region’s natural resources.

    The Chesapeake Conservancy serves as a catalyst for change, advancing strong public and private partnerships, developing and using new technology, and driving innovation throughout our work. From our founding, we have embraced the National Park Service’s Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail as an inspiration and framework for our work in the region.

    The Conservancy works in close partnership with the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Office, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as other federal, state and local agencies, private foundations, and corporations to advance conservation.

    Chesapeake Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Salary and benefits are commensurate with the candidate’s relevant professional experience and/or education. Partial teleworking options are available. The Conservancy offers a competitive employee benefits package that includes health and dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, and participation in a retirement savings plan. Opportunities for advancement and professional development are available.

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    Become a Certified Stream Monitor

    Join Eyes on Paint Branch, Anacostia Riverkeeper, and Issac Walton League for a “Save Our Streams” Workshop and become a Certified Stream Monitor.  You will learn how to take water samples, and identify the small critters that live in our streams.  Once certified, monitors will be able to help Anacostia Riverkeeper monitor stream health and report problems to the county agencies tasked with maintaining healthy waterways.

    Save Our Streams Workshop Details:

    Tuesday, October 24th 9:00am – 4:00pm
    College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Avenue
    College Park, MD 20740

    Bring a bag lunch and register online at Eventbrite Registration

    More questions?  Want to get more involved with Eyes on Paint Branch?

    Contact Emily Franc, Anacostia Riverkeeper at 202-863-0158

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    Restoration & Outreach Coordinator

    Howard EcoWorks (HEW) is a non-profit organization in Columbia, MD. HEW’s mission is to develop a workforce to undertake environmental projects in Howard County, MD. HEW is seeking a Restoration & Outreach Coordinator to facilitate and oversee the construction and maintenance of best management practices. The projects are focused on water quality improvement and habitat restoration and include: invasive species management, rain garden and bioretention construction and maintenance; conservation landscape construction and maintenance, and tree planting projects among others. Project implementation is conducted largely with HEW’s workforce programs Restoring the Environment and Developing Youth (READY) and Watershed Action Team (WAT). The Restoration & Outreach Coordinator will also oversee strategic watershed-related work, direct services provided to Howard County Government for the construction and maintenance of County stormwater projects; respond to, engage and educate communities on environmental protection and restoration efforts; and implement Howard EcoWorks’ fee for service program.

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    October 28th, Paint Branch Stream Walk and Fish Demonstration

    Ever wonder what fish live in Paint Branch and other local streams?  Join Eyes on Paint Branch and Anacostia Riverkeeper for a stream walk and get an up close view of fish that live in the stream, and learn more about how scientists study the fish.

    Fish Count and Stream Walk: hands-on Fish Sampling Demo (Great event for kids!)

    Saturday, October 28th 9:30am 11:00am

    Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC)
    10300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705

    Register on Eventbrite

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    Maryland Water Monitoring Council – 23rd Annual Conference

    There’s still plenty of time to catch the early-bird registration fee for The Maryland Water Monitoring Council’s 23rd Annual Conference at the Maritime Institute, North Linthicum, Maryland, on Friday, December 8, 2017. The theme of this year’s conference is Managing Water Quality in a Changing World. A draft agenda and other conference details are available on the conference webpage. Newly-added sessions include Managing Maryland Lakes in a Changing World, Data to Decisions, and Opportunity of the Commons: Defining Maryland’s Ocean & Coastal Future.

    The conference will include a plenary session, six concurrent breakout sessions, posters, exhibitor tables, plenty of snacks, and, of course, the famous Maritime Institute all-you-can-eat buffet lunch. You’ll also have plenty of time to network and catch up with old friends and colleagues during the long breaks.

    Early registration ends November 17 and the deadline for abstract submission (oral and poster presentations) is October 20.

    Calling all Students!  The 6th MWMC Student Poster Award will be offered this year and is open to junior high, high school and college undergraduate students. Winners will be awarded $200 for first place and $100 for second place. Click HERE for information and poster scoring criteria.

    We’re bringing back the Student-Professional Networking Session in 2017. This one-hour session (3:30 – 4:30 PM) is a great opportunity for high school and undergraduate students to interact with professionals in the fields of aquatic ecology, watershed science, integrated management, science communication, and more! The session is FREE and is included with each student conference registration.

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    Follow this link for directions and parking information.

    Vendors and sponsors – please see the MWMC Vendor Registration Form.

    Go to the MWMC homepage and Facebook for updates on the Council and the Annual Conference.

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    Register Now for CCLC’ Turning a New Leaf Sustainable Landscaping Conference

    Early Registration for Turning A New Leaf Closes October 15!

    The Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council will hold its 2017 Turning a New Leaf Conference on Friday, November 3, at the Hilton Washington Dulles in Herndon, Virginia. The conference provides
    professionals with the latest information on sustainable landscaping and low impact development best practices. Registration is open now at www.chesapeakelandscape.org/new-leaf/  with discounted early registration until October 15.

    This year’s keynote presentation is “The Design and Stewardship of Living Landscapes” by Rick Darke. Attendees choose from among twelve sessions in three tracks, Putting the Practical in Sustainable Landscape Practice; Plants, Wildlife, and Biodiversity: Understanding Pieces of the Puzzle; and Communication: What We Talk About When We Talk About Sustainability. Highlights include an Eco-Marketplace filled with conference sponsors from around the Bay region, networking opportunities, and a book sale. CEUs are available.
    Join friends and make new connections at the Welcome Dinner on the evening of November 2, featuring Gem Bingol from the Piedmont Environmental Council, and presentation of the 3rd Marcy Damon Conservation Landscaping Award.

    The conference program, agenda, registration and lodging details are online:

    http://www.chesapeakelandscape.org/new-leaf/

     

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    11th Annual Trash Summit

    You are invited to the 11th Annual Trash Summit on November 16th at Nationals Park in Washington DC! This year’s theme, Transforming Communities for Clean Land, Safe Water and Healthy Lives, will bring together hundreds of community members, business leaders, elected officials, non-profit partners and municipal staff to explore local to regional solutions for waste reduction, litter prevention and watershed cleanup. Early bird registration is open through October 20th! Join us and be part of the conversation.

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    Native Plant Sales- Lauren’s Garden Service

    Lauren’s Garden Service Native Plant Nursery is having a sale! Come shop a variety of native plants and check out our nursery!

    Purchase plants that are locally native and locally grown!

    Click here for a list of plants that we will be selling: http://www.laurensgardenservice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Inventory9-18-2017.pdf

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    Seeking Existing Educational Curriculum for Local Elected Officials to Expand Watershed Knowledge

    The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, Inc are working on a grant to launch a watershed education program for local elected officials.  The effort is to deliver existing educational materials to elected leaders via existing trusted sources.

    Do you know of existing curriculum that connects the goals of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement with local priorities around economic development, local infrastructure maintenance and financing, and improving public health and safety?

    If so, please contact Project Manager Jennifer Starr at jstarr@allianceforthebay.org

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    NatureCity Forum

    Registration Now Open

    Join our NatureCity Forum November 16, 2017 at the Vollmer Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

    The forum is a full day exploration among practitioners, planners and advocates working on behalf of the transformative power of green infrastructure for communities. The day will include local, regional and national case studies on the planning and implementation of green infrastructure for climate resiliency, community building and ecology.

    To register or for more information  click here.  

    The NatureCity Forum is a collaboration of several regional organizations and coalitions who are actively working toward a Maryland that is vibrant, green and strong. Including:

    Greater Baltimore Wilderness Coalition

    Project Green Classrooms

    The Baltimore Washington Partnership for Forest Stewardship

    Maryland Recreation and Parks Association

    Greater Baltimore Children and Nature Collaborative, Baltimore City Recreation and Parks

    The Community Ecology Institute

    National Wildlife Federation

    Blue Water Baltimore

    Please pass this along to your networks!

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    EARTH – Environmental Action Response Town Hall

    Announcing an exciting opportunity for Maryland, the Environmental Action Response Town Hall! EARTH will connect activists and concerned citizens with legislators, NGOs and environmental justice groups with the goal to educate, inform and ignite them on a range of issues, particularly but not exclusively, as these issues relate to the 2018 Legislative Session. This is an amazing opportunity to assess the pulse of the environmental sector for our state, interact with diverse speakers and panelists and get involved in the different facets of the environmental movement in Maryland all in one afternoon!

    Keynote Speakers:
    Senator Ben Cardin;
    Brian Frosh, Attorney General of Maryland;
    Seema Kakade, Environmental Law Clinic Director, UMD Carey Law School
    Special Guest:
    Ben Grumbles, Maryland Secretary of the
    Environment

    Three Panels for Townhall-Style Q & A

    Legislative Panel including two republican and two democrat state representatives;
    Panel of existing environmental NGOs including:

    the Maryland League of Conservation Voters,
    the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and
    the Maryland Environmental Health Network;
    Trash Free Maryland;

    Grassroots environmental justice panel:

    Food & Climate Justice
    CHISPA
    “We Are Cove Point”

    Moderators for the panels include: Wayne Gilchrist, Education Director for the Eastern Shore Conservatory and former Republican congressman; Will Rowel, member of the Caucus of African-American Leaders; Ann Swanson, Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Commission.

    Participants will leave with concrete action plans and follow-ups to the EARTH event to support their advocacy efforts when they return to their communities.

    Free tickets available at www.bit.ly/EARTH_MD
    Donation welcome at the door to help defray cost of venue

    Sponsored by:
    WISE
    AA County Progressive Maryland
    Anne Arundel Huddle Network
    Anne Arundel County Indivisible
    Annapolis Indivisible
    Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis
    Anne Arundel Group, Sierra Club

    Saturday, October 21, 2 pm – 5 pm at The Key School (Activity Building), 534 Hillsmere Dr., Annapolis, MD

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    Full Time Landscaper/Gardener

    Lauren’s Garden Service
    Work Schedule: Monday-Thursday 7:45-5:45
    Hours per Week: 40
    Wage/Salary: $12-$15/hr
    Employment Start Date: ASAP
    *Job Description:
    Mondays through Thursdays 7:45am-5:45pm
    $12- $15/hr

    Work outside, stay in shape, have fun, 3 days weekends and Jan/Feb off!
    About us:
    We are a small, local, eco-friendly garden company looking for crew members who share similar passions. We focus on eco-friendly practices and install a lot of rain gardens and use native plants. Any interest or knowledge about these subjects is not required but a bonus.

    Responsibilities:
    Crew members weed, edge, prune, plant, mulch, and install landscapes and gardens as well as stone work. We do not do lawn care and mowing.

    *Qualifications: Requirements:
    -Must be able to lift 50 lbs and work in various weather conditions
    -Candidates must have their own reliable transportation. We meet in Glenwood, MD (western Howard County) at 7:45 to load up trucks
    -Must be on time for work and detail oriented, listen to instructions and behave professionally
    How to Apply:
    If you are interested, email your resume to laurensgardens@gmail.com

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    Prince George’s County Champion Tree Tour

    Join us a fun tour of the champion (big) trees of Prince George’s County on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.    See the national champion American Holly, the state champion persimmon, the county champion pawpaw as well as beautiful and large oaks during a beautiful fall day.   This is guided bus tour that includes lunch.    The fee is $25 per person.  To register, go to:

    https://tinyurl.com/pgctreetour

    Certified arborists can get 5.5 CEUs from ISA for attending the full tour.

    For more information, call 240-601-2802.

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    Impact Organizer

    ARE YOU AN ORGANIZER?
    An organizer is someone you need when simply standing up for what’s right isn’t enough to make a difference.

    Imagine you want to change something, but you’re faced with resistance. The only way you can win is to get lots of people to join together to take the right action at the right time. That’s what an organizer does. And with Impact, that’s what you’ll do for our environment, our democracy, and our future.

    ORGANIZE FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT, OUR DEMOCRACY, AND OUR FUTURE
    Impact is a team of organizers, working on behalf of groups like PIRG and Environment America.

    Our partner groups have researchers, policy analysts and lobbyists who work together for that better future. But, as you can imagine, research and lobbying are not always enough to get things done in American politics. It often takes organizers. And when it’s crunch time on a high-priority campaign, that’s when the Impact team moves in.

    HOW YOU’LL MAKE AN IMPACT
    With Impact, you’ll go to the places that can decide whether we win or lose a campaign. And by engaging the media, building new coalitions, and activating civic leaders or student activists, you’ll set the stage for winning the next campaign. One district, one state at a time, Impact aims to move the dial in American politics in a positive direction.

    During the summer, you’ll direct a campaign office, building the organization by canvassing and training others to canvass. And you’ll recruit the next wave of Impact organizers and interns so we can continue to work on more campaigns.
    Impact organizers currently work in 25 states. We’re working with national campaigns to get our country to 100 percent renewable energy, ban the use of bee-killing pesticides, and end the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms.

    With Impact, you make a difference now; the work you do builds the power we need to win more victories; and you gain the experience that PIRG, Environment America and other groups look for when hiring new advocates and campaign directors.
    If you can see yourself next year organizing to make a difference for our health and environment, apply to join the Impact team.

    LOCATIONS:
    Immediate openings in Columbus, OH and Denver, CO

    PAY & BENEFITS
    The target annual compensation for this position is $26,000. Impact offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

    THINGS TO KNOW WHEN YOU APPLY
    Impact is part of The Public Interest Network — a group of organizations that share a vision of a better future, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to making positive change. Click here for things you should know about our network when you apply.

    TO LEARN MORE AND APPLY: WeAreImpact.org

    Impact is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

    For Los Angeles-based positions: Impact will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

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    Public garden near Annapolis seeking programming consultant

    Historic London Town and Gardens in Edgewater, MD, is seeking an educational consultant with a strong background in nature, environmental, and/or public garden programming to work with our public programs staff from the fall of 2017 to the spring of 2018 to create educational programs focusing on developing a love of nature and environmental understanding in students in pre-K through 3rd grade.

    By the end of this project, we will have program outlines and lists of resources and materials for two environmental literacy programs: one for students in pre-K through kindergarten and another for first through third graders. These programs should focus on instilling a love of the natural world and beginning to build content knowledge about the environment through hands-on activities and play. More information can be found on our website.

    Know a consultant who would be perfect for this project? Please feel free to share this message with them!

    Kristen Butler
    Director of Public Programs
    Historic London Town & Gardens
    publicprograms@historiclondontown.org

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    19th Annual Future Harvest CASA Conference!

    19th Annual Cultivate the Chesapeake Foodshed Conference

    January 11-13, 2018

     

    Stay tuned and visit our website for updates as they are announced!

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    Free Screening of Hometown Habitat, Wine and Popcorn and Free Fall Mum, Aster or Cabbage!

    The native plant nursery at Lauren’s Garden Service in Glenwood, MD is having a free screening of Catherine Zimmerman’s Hometown Habitat this weekend! We’ll be offering wine, popcorn and a free 10in annual- kale, asters, mums to attendees. Please email us at laurensgardens@gmail.com to let us know if you plan to watch the movie with us.

    3575 Sharp Rd, Glenwood MD 21738

    Saturday October 7th- sale from 4-7pm, movie from 7-8pm

     

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    Festival del Rio Anacostia

    Join us on October 14th for the 2nd Festival del Rio Anacostia!

    This is a FREE family-friendly event.  From hands on activities, crafts, entertainment, delicious ethnic food and more, there’s something for everyone. Experience the outdoors with new eyes, as you join nature walks, boat trips, and see local fish and birds close up. All activities will be conducted in Spanish! Meet representatives from groups around the region (including, but not limited to, the Anacostia Watershed Society, Chesapeake Bay Program, Chesapeake Collective, Friends of Sligo Creek, and Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission).

    Don’t miss this fun and free event!

    http://www.anacostia.net/rio_english.html

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    Middle James Roundtable Annual Meeting

    Join us for the Middle James Roundtable 2017 Annual Meeting! The meeting will take place on Monday, October 23, 2017, at Deep Run Recreation Center, 9900 Ridgefield Parkway, Henrico, VA  23233. This year’s agenda focuses on engaging our communities. Click here to see the draft agenda updated on Sep 29.

    Attendance is open to any organization, government agency, or citizen who has an interest in the health or well-being of the Middle James River.

    Register Now! Registration includes coffee, lunch and refreshments and will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration closes October 13.

    If you have questions about the event or how to register, please contact Lindy Durham at dur24@henrico.us or 804-501-5175.
    Thank you for your continued interest in the Middle James Roundtable. We look forward to seeing you on October 23!

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