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    HEC-RAS 2D Water Surface Modeling Workshop

    REGISTRATION CLOSES FRIDAY, SEPT. 8th

    The Anne Arundel County Watershed Stewards Academy in collaboration with the Maryland Stream Restoration Association, Biohabitats Inc., and NRCS are offering a two day HEC-RAS Workshop.

    This two day basic HEC-RAS training workshop provides users with an introduction to using the HEC-RAS program for performing steady, unsteady, 1D and 2D flow water surface modeling. Class graduates should be able to independently complete basic, steady-flow water surface profile analyses.  They will also become familiar with the capabilities and analysis of unsteady 1D and unsteady 2D analysis.

     The workshop utilizes lecture, class discussion, and hands-on problems. The format is generally lecture followed by a hands-on computer exercise where the participants will practice what they have just learned. The introduction, overview and some advanced issues will be presented. It is a fast paced technical training workshop. Attendees are asked to bring a calculator and a lap top computer with Microsoft Excel, HEC-RAS 5.0 and ArcMap loaded on the machine. Participants are encouraged to bring example problems and issues to class that they can share with the group during the class discussions.

    Two Day Training Agenda:  HEC-RAS Agenda

    Register Here: AACO WSA HEC-RAS Registration Page

    Cost: $449.00 (Includes breakfast and lunch both days)

    Dates: Wednesday & Thursday, September 13th-14th, 8 am to 5 pm

    Location:

    Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center, Field Hall

    975 Indian Landing Rd. 

    Millersville, MD 21108

    Attendees must bring their own laptops to class
    Attendees must provide their own calculator and have Microsoft Excel, HEC-RAS 5.0 and ArcMap loaded on their machine

    All net proceeds benefit the AACo Watershed Stewards Academy, a 501c3 organization.

    For more information on HEC-RAS 2D, contact Jeff Reagan at jreagan@biohabitats.com 

    For questions about registration, contact Brad Deise at (410) 222-3832 or bdeise@aacps.org.

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    HEC-RAS 2D Water Surface Modeling Two-Day Workshop

    This two day basic HEC-RAS training workshop provides users with an introduction to using the HEC-RAS program for performing steady, unsteady, 1D and 2D flow water surface modeling.  The target audience is engineers who have some familiarity with hydraulic analysis and are experienced with using the HEC-RAS software. Class graduates should be able to independently complete basic, steady-flow water surface profile analyses.  They will also become familiar with the capabilities and analysis of unsteady 1D and unsteady 2D analysis.

    The workshop utilizes lecture, class discussion, and hands-on problems. The format is generally lecture followed by a hands-on computer exercise where the participants will practice what they have just learned. The introduction, overview and some advanced issues will be presented. It is a fast paced technical training workshop. Attendees are asked to bring a calculator and a lap top computer with Microsoft Excel, HEC-RAS 5.0 and ArcMap loaded on the machine. Participants are encouraged to bring example problems and issues to class that they can share with the group during the class discussions.

    Registration and Agenda:  https://app.etapestry.com/cart/WatershedsStewardsAcademy/default/item.php?ref=920.0.96306224

    Dates:
    Wednesday & Thursday, September 13th-14th, 8 am to 5 pm

    Location:
    Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center, Field Hall
    975 Indian Landing Rd. 
    Millersville, MD 21108

    Registration includes breakfast and lunch
    Attendees must bring their own laptops to class
    Attendees must provide their own calculator and have Microsoft Excel, HEC-RAS 5.0 and ArcMap loaded on their machine

    All net proceeds benefit the AACo Watershed Stewards Academy, a 501c3 organization.

    For more information on HEC-RAS 2D, contact Jeff Reagan at JReagan@biohabitats.com 
    For questions about registration, contact Brad Deise at (410) 222-3832 or bdeise@aacps.org.

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    HEC-RAS 2D Water Surface Modeling Workshop

     
    The Anne Arundel County Watershed Stewards Academy in collaboration with the Maryland Stream Restoration Association, Biohabitats Inc., and NRCS are offering a HEC-RAS Workshop.

    This two day basic HEC-RAS training workshop provides users with an introduction to using the HEC-RAS program for performing steady, unsteady, 1D and 2D flow water surface modeling. Class graduates should be able to independently complete basic, steady-flow water surface profile analyses.  They will also become familiar with the capabilities and analysis of unsteady 1D and unsteady 2D analysis.

     The workshop utilizes lecture, class discussion, and hands-on problems. The format is generally lecture followed by a hands-on computer exercise where the participants will practice what they have just learned. The introduction, overview and some advanced issues will be presented. It is a fast paced technical training workshop. Attendees are asked to bring a calculator and a lap top computer with Microsoft Excel, HEC-RAS 5.0 and ArcMap loaded on the machine. Participants are encouraged to bring example problems and issues to class that they can share with the group during the class discussions.

    Two Day Training Agenda:  HEC-RAS Agenda

    Register Here: AACO WSA HEC-RAS Registration Page

    Cost: $449.00 (Includes breakfast and lunch both days)

    Early Bird Discount: $100 Off until 08/14/2017  Discount Code: Hydrology

    Dates: Wednesday &Thursday, September 13th, 8 am to 5 pm

    Location:

    Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center, Field Hall

    975 Indian Landing Rd. 

    Millersville, MD 21108

    Attendees must bring their own laptops to class
    Attendees must provide their own calculator and have Microsoft Excel, HEC-RAS 5.0 and ArcMap loaded on their machine

    All net proceeds benefit the AACo Watershed Stewards Academy, a 501c3 organization.

    For more information on HEC-RAS 2D, contact Jeff Reagan at JReagan@biohabitats.com 

    For questions about registration, contact Brad Deise at (410) 222-3832 or bdeise@aacps.org.

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    Upcoming Workshop! – Data to Decisions – Why Your Water Quality Data Matter

    Upcoming Workshop! – Data to Decisions – Why Your Water Quality Data Matter

     Are you part of a monitoring program or citizen science organization that collects water quality data in Maryland? Would you like your data used in decision making?  Does your organization need additional technical resources and advanced training opportunities?  Would you like to learn about submitting your data to Maryland state agencies and federal agencies?

    This FREE workshop is designed to assist NGOs collecting water quality data in Maryland to have their data considered for a variety of regulatory, assessment, modeling, and restoration purposes.  The Maryland Water Monitoring Council has organized presenters from state, federal, and nonprofit organizations that will explain and be available for questions regarding:

    Collecting data, and how is it used by the agencies
    Understanding different levels of data quality
    Determining the basic steps needed for data of known quality
    Finding technical assistance
    Integrating your data into agency databases and assessments
    Maryland’s Integrated Report and TMDLs
    Maryland Biological Stream Survey and Stream Waders

    Food and drink will be provided. Space is limited!

    Please note that this workshop will cover the same material as that presented at the workshop held on October 8, 2016 at Arlington Echo.

    EVENT INFORMATION:

    Date:                  Wednesday, June 21st 2017

    Time:                   6:00-8:00 pm (Social and Sandwiches from 5:30-6:00)

    Location:             Wye Research & Education Center

    124 Wye Narrows Drive

    Queenstown, MD 21658

    Google Map:      https://goo.gl/maps/ZKDNoZV3iiG2

    Additional Info:   Agenda is attached.

    To register:         Registration is required (no walk ins) by June 14th.

    Click here to register.

    Cost:                    FREE

     

    All inquiries should be directed to:

    Matthew Stover

    Matthew.Stover@maryland.gov

    Phone: 410-537-3611

    Science Services Administration

    Maryland Department of the Environment

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    MWMC- Data to Decisions Workshop

    Upcoming Workshop! – Data to Decisions – Why Your Water Quality Data Matter

    Are you part of a monitoring program or citizen science organization that collects water quality data in Maryland? Would you like your data used in decision making? Does your organization need additional technical resources and advanced training opportunities? Would you like to learn about submitting your data to Maryland state agencies and federal agencies?

    This FREE workshop is designed to assist NGOs collecting water quality data in Maryland to have their data considered for a variety of regulatory, assessment, modeling, and restoration purposes. The Maryland Water Monitoring Council has organized presenters from state, federal, and nonprofit organizations that will explain and be available for questions regarding:

    Collecting data, and how is it used by the agencies
    Understanding different levels of data quality
    Determining the basic steps needed for data of known quality
    Finding technical assistance
    Integrating your data into agency databases and assessments
    Maryland’s Integrated Report and TMDLs
    Maryland Biological Stream Survey and Stream Waders
    Food and drink will be provided. Space is limited!

    EVENT INFORMATION:

    Date: Tuesday, October 18th 2016

    Time: 5:30-9:00 pm (Social and Sandwiches from 5:30-6:00)

    Location: Anne Arundel County Watershed Stewards Academy at Arlington Echo

    975 Indian Landing Rd

    Millersville, MD 21108

    Google Map:  https://goo.gl/maps/bVZq9vtBjV52

    Additional Info: Click here for additional information including the agenda.  MWMC Bulletin Page

    To register: Registration is required (no walk ins) by October 11th. Click here to register:  aawsa.org

    Cost: FREE

    All inquiries should be directed to:

    Becky Lang

    rebecca.lang@maryland.gov

    Phone: 410-537-3947

    Science Services Administration

    Maryland Department of the Environment

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    Plant ID / Botany Basics Workshop- AACo Watershed Stewards Academy

    Only one week away…  a three hour botany bonanza hosted by the Watershed Stewards Academy and taught by expert naturalist, Kerry Wixted!

    Botanical Basics: Beginner Plant Identification 

    Tuesday, September 13th 5:30-8:30pm

    Location:  AACO Watershed Stewards Academy at Arlington Echo – 975 Indian Landing Rd, Millersville, MD 21108

    Learn common plant identification terms and how to use dichotomous keys to identify local woody plants. The class will include a PowerPoint and practice with plant keys.

    Register: PLANT ID WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

    Thank you to our sponsor: Biohabitats

    Learn more about the Anne Arundel County Watershed Stewards Academy

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    AACO Watershed Stewards Academy- PLANT ID WORKSHOP

    Botanical Basics: Beginner Plant Identification 

    Tuesday, September 13th 5:30-8:30pm

    Location:  AACO Watershed Stewards Academy at Arlington Echo 

    975 Indian Landing Rd, Millersville, MD 21108

    Learn common plant identification terms and how to use dichotomous keys to identify local woody plants. The class will include a PowerPoint and practice with plant keys.

    Register:

    http://Here: https://app.etapestry.com/cart/WatershedsStewardsAcademy/default/item.php?ref=920.0.290845949

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    Certified Professional in Stormwater Quality (CPSWQ) Course and Exam

    Hello Stormwater Nerds,

    Anne Arundel County Watershed Stewards Academy in partnership with EnviroCert International will be hosting a CPSWQ exam review course on March 2nd, and hosting the skills exam for CPSWQ Certification on March 4th at the Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center in Millersville, MD.

    The CPSWQ review course is open to anyone.  However, to sit for the skills exam, a formal application and prior approval is required.  The CPSWQ is a national certification (recognized by MDE) designating an individual as a “qualified professional” in stormwater quality.  Those that wish to take the review course only, can at a later date, sit for the exam at a local proctoring facility.

    “The Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality (CPSWQ) program and certification was developed in response to a request by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to develop and implement programs that would standardize the qualifications of professionals engaged in the practice of stormwater management and erosion and sediment control.”

    For more information on the CPSWQ scope of practice: http://www.envirocertintl.org/cq-info/scope-practice-cq.asp

    Course Registration ($350): http://www.envirocertintl.org/resources/eventdetail.asp?EventID=3514

    Exam Registration ($150): http://www.envirocertintl.org/resources/eventdetail.asp?EventID=3515

    CPSWQ Information Page: http://www.envirocertintl.org/cq-default.asp

    EnviroCert International Homepage: http://www.envirocertintl.org/

    Contact Jeff Reagan with any questions (240) 495-1921 or jreag@menv.com

    Or

    Melissa Parry, EnviroCert Program Manager at (828) 655-1600 ext. 133

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    Certified Professional in Stormwater Quality (CPSWQ) Review Course

    Hello,

    We are attempting to organize a CPSWQ Exam Review Course to be hosted in Anne Arundel County, MD.  In order to help push this forward, I would like to gauge the attendance interest of Stormwater professionals.  Please complete this simple 3 question survey to help us determine the suitability of organizing the class.

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5XWH2GT

    Here’s more information about the CPSWQ Certification:  http://www.envirocertintl.org/

    And about EnviroCert International: http://www.envirocertintl.org/

    Thank You!

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    WinTR-20 Project Formulation Hydrology Training

    Only a short amount of time remains to register for this amazing training opportunity for only $95.00  Register by November 15th using discount code “Early Bird” to save $50.  Training will be held on December 7th; hosted by Anne Arundel County Watershed Stewards Academy in Millersville, MD.  Professional training is provided by NRCS Hydraulic Engineers!  Thank You Maryland Stream Restoration Association for your sponsorship!  Breakfast, lunch, and training materials are included with registration.

    Register Here:  Anne Arundel County Watershed Stewards Academy

    For any questions, contact:

    Jeff Reagan (240) 495-1921  jreag@menv.com

    Brad Deise (410) 222-2=3831  bdeise@aacps.org

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    NRCS WinTR-20 Hydrology Training

    Advanced hydrology training is here!

    The Anne Arundel County Watershed Stewards Academy is hosting an NRCS WinTR-20 workshop on December 7th.  Seats are limited!

    Win TR-20 is a single event watershed scale runoff and routing model. It computes direct runoff and develops hydrographs resulting from any synthetic or natural rainstorm.The model generates hydrographs from various land use areas and at selected points of interest for a defined storm. This training will cover advanced hydrological modeling, data imprt, calculations, and much more. Training will be provided by USDA/NRCS professional hydraulic engineers.

    Registration includes breakfast and lunch
    Attendees must bring their own laptops to class
    Attendees must download the WinTR-20 and HEC-RAS software onto their computers in advance of the class; instructions for how to do this will be sent to registrants via email in advance of the class

    All net proceeds benefit the AACo Watershed Stewards Academy, a 501c3 organization.

    Register Here:  TR-20 Registration

    Use discount code “Early Bird” to save 1/3.  Good through November 15th.

    For questions, contact:

    Jeff Reagan-  jreag@menv.com  (240) 495-1921

    Brad Deise-  bdeise@aacps.org  (410) 222-3831

     

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    NRCS Small Watershed Hydrology Training (Model WinTR-55)

    Are you interested in advancing your skills in Urban Watershed Hydrology?

    Would you like to learn more about:

    Calculating direct runoff
    Calculating peak flow rate
    Calculating time of concentration
    Estimating detention storage

    Would you like to receive professional training on using the WinTR-55 Model from Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Hydraulic Engineers?

    Now’s your chance!

    The Anne Arundel County Watershed Stewards Academy is hosting a one day workshop on July 22nd in partnership with the NRCS, Maryland Stream Restoration Association and Stormwater Maintenance and Consulting.

    The NRCS WinTR-55 Small Watershed Hydrology Model is a Windows based program that simplifies the calculations of runoff volume, peak rate of discharge, hydrographs, and storage volumes.

    This course is nearly full, just a handful of seats remain.

    Register by June 30th and save one-third off the tuition.  Use discount code “Early Bird” at checkout to save $50.

    **You will need to bring your own laptop, we’ll provide breakfast and lunch.

    Registration and course agenda can be found here:  http://www.aawsa.org/

    More information about WinTR-55 can be found here:  http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detailfull/national/water/?cid=stelprdb1042901

    Most important: We are planning a post training happy-hour at a nearby tavern for some professional networking and socializing with our watershed friends.

    All net proceeds will benefit the Anne Arundel County Watershed Stewards Academy, a 501c3 organization.

    For more information on WinTR-55, contact Jeff Reagan at (443) 889-6821 or jcr@mdswm.com.

    For questions about registration, contact Brad Deise at (410) 222-3832 or bdeise@aacps.org.

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    NRCS WinTR-55 Watershed Hydrology Training

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    Hey stormwater nerds… it’s time to get your geek on!

    Anne Arundel County Watershed Stewards Academy is hosting Win TR-55 Training in partnership with Stormwater Maintenance and Consulting, Maryland Stream Restoration Association, and NRCS Trainers.  Seats are limited… Use Discount Code “Early Bird” to save $50 through June 30th.

    Registration and Course Agenda Here: https://app.etapestry.com/cart/WatershedsStewardsAcademy/default/category.php?ref=2219.0.2071569

    Happy Hour Networking Event to follow training… details coming!

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    MSRA Stream Trivia – Social Night

    The Maryland Stream Restoration Association is proud to announce the first ever MSRA Stream Trivia Night Social Event. You are invited to compete in teams for substantial pride, infinite glory, and other inspiring prizes. Trivia questions will focus on stream restoration topics, ranging from geology, morphology, geomorphology, biology, and all of the other –ologies (plus maybe some chemistry for bonus points). Bone up on your Chesapeake Bay Watershed facts and prepare to chow down on some free appetizers (cash bar), while testing the limits of your knowledge on all things fluvial. Hope to see you there!

    Details:

    Location: Little Havana Restaurante y Cantina Cubana

    1325 Key Highway
    Baltimore, MD 21230

    Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    Time: 6 PM – 9 PM

    Cost: Free! Appetizers provided, Cash bar

    Register through eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/msra-stream-trivia-night-tickets-16867119007

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    Maryland Stream Restoration Association- Stream Trivia and Social Night

    The Maryland Stream Restoration Association is proud to announce the first ever MSRA Stream Trivia Night Social Event. You are invited to compete in teams for substantial pride, infinite glory, and other inspiring prizes. Trivia questions will focus on stream restoration topics, ranging from geology, morphology, geomorphology, biology, and all of the other –ologies (plus maybe some chemistry for bonus points). Bone up on your Chesapeake Bay Watershed facts and prepare to chow down on some free appetizers (cash bar), while testing the limits of your knowledge on all things fluvial. Hope to see you there!

    Details:
    Location: Little Havana Restaurante y Cantina Cubana
    1325 Key Highway
    Baltimore, MD 21230
    Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015
    Time: 6 PM – 9 PM
    Cost: Free! Appetizers provided, Cash bar

    Register through eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/msra-stream-trivia-night-tickets-16867119007

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