Renee Bourassa

Thursday, 10/17/2024: Call for Presenters — 2024 Potomac Conference: Reeling in the Challenge of Aquatic Invasive Species (Lorton, VA)

The Call for Presentations and Posters is open for the 2024 Potomac River Conference: Reeling in the Challenge of Aquatic Invasive Species. It will be held on October 17, 2024, at The River View at Occoquan in Lorton, VA. The conference will expound on the science, policy, and management of invasive fishes and other aquatic…

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Renee Bourassa added a new Event

Posted February 26, 2024 | Topic:

Sunday, 04/28/2024: Walk in the Woods: Frederick Municipal Forest (Frederick, MD)

What does it take to protect drinking water for the residents of Frederick City? Join us for a hike in the Municipal Forest of the City of Frederick, Md. Our guide is Jenny Willoughby, the Sustainability Manager of Frederick City. Jenny will share her extensive knowledge of the Frederick Municipal Forest and what it takes…

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Renee Bourassa added a new Event

Posted February 26, 2024 | Topic:

Saturday, 03/30/2024: Walk in the Woods: Potomac Marble in Dickerson, MD (Dickerson, MD)

On this free, guided hike, we will discover the stone that was used to rebuild Washington D.C. after the British invaded in 1814. Join local historians, Paul Kreingold and Jon Wolz, on a hike to learn about the lost history of the Potomac Marble on our first Walk in the Woods of the year! Paul…

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Renee Bourassa added a new Job

Posted December 19, 2023 | Topic:

Habitat and Living Resources Data Manager (application deadline extended) – Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin

We are extending the application deadline for the Habitat and Living Resources Data Manager position in Annapolis, MD. The Habitat and Living Resources Data Manager is responsible for maintaining, designing, and building relational databases for the Chesapeake Bay Program, verifying and assuring data quality, and facilitating data analysis efforts of the CBP. Examples of datasets…

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Renee Bourassa added a new Job

Posted December 19, 2023 | Topic:

Water Resources Internships – Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin

We are accepting applications for spring and summer internships for 2024. These are paid, part-time, temporary positions with flexible working hours. Applications are encouraged from any undergraduate juniors or seniors majoring in a relevant environmental science or engineering field and graduate students majoring in environmental science, environmental engineering, water resources or a related field. Applications…

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Renee Bourassa added a new Job

Posted November 27, 2023 | Topic:

Habitat and Living Resources Data Manager – Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin

We are seeking an organized and motivated individual with strong attention to detail to serve as the Habitat and Living Resources Data Manager alongside ICPRB’s Water Quality Data Manager. This position will be offsite at the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) offices in Annapolis, MD with occasional travel to ICPRB headquarters in Rockville, MD. The Habitat…

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Renee Bourassa added a new Event

Posted September 18, 2023

Saturday, 10/21/2023: Walk in the Woods: Sam Michael’s Park (Harpers Ferry, WV)

Enjoy the fall colors while you join us for a walk in Sam Michael’s Park where we’ll showcase recent projects focused on protecting drinking water, improving the ecosystem, and encouraging everyone to be stewards of the environment. From tree plantings and pet waste stations to educational signs and a rain garden, we’ll share the positive changes that…

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Renee Bourassa added a new Job

Posted May 26, 2023

Outreach Program Manager – Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin

For over eighty years, the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB) has worked to improve the water quality of the Potomac River through science, regional cooperation, and education.  We are seeking a creative and motivated individual with a strong attention to detail to support the important work of the Communications Department in this small, collegial,…

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Renee Bourassa added a new Event

Posted May 26, 2023

Thursday, 09/21/2023: 2023 Potomac Conference: One River’s Perspective on a Changing Climate (Lorton, Va)

The conference will highlight the state of the science, case studies, equity and environmental justice considerations, policy implications, management actions, and funding considerations for climate change in the Potomac River basin. Registration will open closer to the event. See the website to sign up for email notifications.

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Renee Bourassa added a new Announcement

Posted May 2, 2023

Call for Presentations/Abstracts extended for the 2023 Potomac Conference: One River’s Perspective on a Changing Climate

ICPRB is hosting the 2023 Potomac River Conference: One River’s Perspective on a Changing Climate on September 21, 2023.   The call for presentations/abstracts is open until May 5. Please fill out this form if you’re interested in speaking.  To sign up to receive notifications about the conference, please fill out the form. The conference will…

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Renee Bourassa added a new Announcement

Posted March 29, 2023

Call for Presentations: 2023 Potomac River Conference – One River’s Perspective on a Changing Climate

The conference will highlight the state of the science, case studies, equity and environmental justice considerations, policy implications, management actions, and funding considerations for climate change in the Potomac River basin. It will be held in Lorton, Virginia, on September 21, 2023.  We are seeking presenters to share their expertise in these and other related…

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Renee Bourassa added a new Clean Up

Posted March 21, 2023

Stream Cleanup: Rock Creek (Frederick, MD)

Join us to celebrate Earth Day by cleaning up our community. We will meet behind the Residences at the Manor apartments at 1205 Pl. S, Frederick. To stay safe and hydrated, we suggest bringing a water bottle and wearing sunscreen, sturdy/waterproof shoes (if you have them), long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, and a hat. Waders…

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Renee Bourassa added a new Event

Posted March 21, 2023

Saturday, 04/01/2023: Walk in the Woods: Let’s be Smart About Winter Salt (Gaithersburg, MD)

Join the Izaak Walton League of America and the City of Gaithersburg on a fun and informative hike to learn about our addiction to deicing salt and how we can all live on a low winter salt diet. Why should we care about winter salt use? Oversalting our streets and sidewalks in the winter results…

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Renee Bourassa added a new Job

Posted March 20, 2023

Director of Communications – Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin

ICPRB is seeking a Communications Director who will control and oversee the flow of communication and information between ICPRB and the public. This individual will be responsible for acting as the face of ICPRB at media events and directing marketing and public relations campaigns. We seek a dynamic team player who will set the tone…

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Renee Bourassa added a new Event

Posted March 13, 2023

Saturday, 04/29/2023: Walk in the Woods: Frederick Municipal Forest (Frederick)

Join us for a hike in the Municipal Forest of the City of Frederick, Md. Our guide is Jenny Willoughby, the Sustainability Manager of Frederick City. Jenny will share her extensive knowledge of the Frederick Municipal Forest and what it takes to sustainably and responsibly manage the city’s source of drinking water. She will talk…

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Renee Bourassa added a new Job

Posted December 22, 2022

Water Sciences Internship (Spring/Summer) – The Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB)

The Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin’s (ICPRB) mission is to enhance, protect, and conserve the water and associated land resources of the Potomac River basin and its tributaries through regional and interstate cooperation. ICPRB has openings for up to two interns for the spring and summer semesters. The start and end dates are…

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Renee Bourassa added a new Event

Posted December 22, 2022

Friday, 02/03/2023: Webinar: Combating Climate Change Through Sustainable Development

On Friday, February 3 from 12-1pm ICPRB will host a webinar on sustainable development in the Potomac basin. This exciting event is being held as part of the implementation of the Potomac Basin Comprehensive Water Resources Plan and will feature speakers from DC Water and Juno Residential. Speakers will share information related to sustainable development at non-residential and…

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Renee Bourassa added a new Event

Posted October 14, 2022

Saturday, 11/19/2022: Walk in the Woods: Antietam along the Potomac (Antietam, MD)

Join a guided hike along the C&O Canal near Antietam Creek to learn the local flora, fauna and natural and human history of the Potomac River Basin. Our hike leader, Jim Cummins, retired Aquatic Biologist of Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB) and current President of Potomac Valley Audubon Society (PVAS), will walk…

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Renee Bourassa added a new Event

Posted October 5, 2022

Saturday, 10/29/2022: Walk in the Woods: Let’s be Smart About Winter Salt (Gaithersburg, MD)

Izaak Walton League, City of Gaithersburg, and ICPRB will lead a guided hike in Gaithersburg, MD on Oct 29 where we’ll talk about what everyone can do to reduce our “winter salt” diet that is damaging our waterways, infrastructure, and drinking water.

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Renee Bourassa added a new Event

Posted September 16, 2022

Saturday, 10/01/2022: Walk in the Woods: Frederick Municipal Forest (Frederick, MD)

What does it take to protect drinking water for the residents of Frederick City? Join us Oct 1, 9:00 am, for a hike in the Municipal Forest of the City of Frederick, Md. Our guide for this 3-mile hike is Jenny Willoughby, the Sustainability Manager of Frederick City. Jenny will share her extensive knowledge of…

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Renee Bourassa added a new Job

Posted August 11, 2022

Aquatic Ecologist I (Early Career Ecologist) – Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin

The ICPRB seeks an enthusiastic, detail-orientated, full-time early career aquatic ecologist for its aquatic habitats program.  The individual will support ICPRB staff in producing data, information, and reports about the condition of non-tidal streams and rivers in the Potomac River basin and neighboring watersheds, including the larger Chesapeake Bay basin. Examples of specific activities include…

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Renee Bourassa added a new Announcement

Posted March 17, 2022

Call for Presenters: 2022 Potomac River Conference – A Conversation on PFAS

The Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin is planning the 2022 Potomac River Conference – A Conversation on PFAS: Insights on ‘forever chemicals’ in the Potomac basin on September 22, 2022. The conference will highlight the state of the science, case studies, policy implications, management actions, and funding considerations. We are seeking presenters to share their expertise…

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Renee Bourassa added a new Announcement

Posted January 21, 2022

Request for Proposal: Water Supply Forecasting

ICPRB’s CO-OP Requests a Proposal for water supply forecasting to collaborate with researchers at an academic institution to advance its ability to forecast Potomac River flows 1-12 months into the future to help inform operational decisions related to drought. The ICPRB Section for Cooperative Water Supply Operations on the Potomac (CO-OP) provides technical and managerial assistance…

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Renee Bourassa added a new Job

Posted January 6, 2022

Director of Administration- Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (Rockville, MD)

We are seeking a results-driven, hands-on, detail-oriented, and responsive director of administration with strong interpersonal skills who can quickly become a key team player in this nimble organization. Learn more at https://www.potomacriver.org/about-icprb/jobs.

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Renee Bourassa added a new Job

Posted December 15, 2021

Water Resources Science/Technical Intern – Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (Rockville, MD)

ICPRB is looking for two Water Resources Science/Technical Interns  to work with us during the spring and summer months of 2022. Primary tasks for these positions are to revise and enhance the existing water quality data sources inventory, assist with watershed modeling activities of the Water Resources section, and/or provide field support for the Aquatic…

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Renee Bourassa added a new Job

Posted December 15, 2021

Graphic Design Intern for Spring/Summer 2022 – Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (Rockville, MD)

ICPRB is looking for one Graphic Design Intern to work closely with ICPRB scientific staff to produce attractive written technical materials. Products that the intern may produce include a watershed assessment of the Little Pipe Creek in Carroll and Frederick counties, Md.; a summary of state-reported water uses in the Potomac basin; communication materials for…

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Renee Bourassa added a new Event

Posted September 22, 2021

Saturday, October 16, 2021: Walk in the Woods: Frederick Municipal Forest (Frederick, MD)

How does a city protect its drinking water? Fred Besley knew the answer. He was the first (and longest serving) Maryland State Forester. A century ago, Mr. Besley insisted the City of Frederick set aside land in the watershed to protect the city’s drinking water. Luckily for us, the city listened. Join ICPRB on October…

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Renee Bourassa added a new Job

Posted June 21, 2021

Research Fellow or Postdoc in Water Resources

The Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB) seeks an enthusiastic, detail-orientated scientist for a 2-year term position in its water resources program. The successful candidate will work with staff to implement the Potomac Basin Comprehensive Water Resources Plan and to develop and implement complementary water resources planning efforts at the local and regional scale in…

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Renee Bourassa added a new Job

Posted March 6, 2020

(Rockville, MD) Senior Water Resources Planner- Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin

Senior Water Resources Planner ICPRB seeks a Senior Water Resources Planner to assist with challenging projects in ICPRB’s water resources section. The position offers exciting opportunities to apply diverse skills in a large river basin context. The employee will be responsible for coordinating the Potomac River Drinking Water Source Protection Partnership (DWSPP) and implementing parts of the Potomac…

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Renee Bourassa added a new Event

Posted February 21, 2020

March 28, 2020: Walk in the Woods: Shepherdstown C&O Canal (Shepherdstown, WV)

Join Shepherdstown area arborist and forest therapy guide, Shawn Walker, to learn about trees along the C&O Canal. We will encounter upland communities as well as trees along the edge of the Potomac and discuss approaches to identifying these trees as they transition from winter to spring. We will also discuss the importance of the…

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Renee Bourassa added a new Event

Posted February 14, 2020

March 7, 2020: Walk in the Woods: Frederick Municipal Forest (Frederick, MD)

Join the Frederick City Sustainability Manager as we explore the Municipal Forest of the City of Frederick. The flora, fauna, and natural history of the area will be discussed through the concepts of watershed management, water resources, and protecting the source of drinking water for the residents of Frederick, MD. Our guide is arborist and…

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Renee Bourassa added a new Event

Posted October 28, 2019

Walk in the Woods: C&O Canal at Harpers Ferry, WV

Join us for a family friendly walk along the C&O Canal as we explore the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers, learn the trials, tribulations, and successes of these two vital sources of water for our region with representatives from the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin and the Harpers Ferry Water Commission….

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Renee Bourassa added a new Job

Posted July 31, 2019

Request for Proposals: Workshop Facilitator, Potomac Basin Comprehensive Water Resources Plan

The Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB) seeks proposals for a facilitator (or facilitator team) to execute two workshops as recommended in the Potomac Basin Comprehensive Water Resources Plan.  The work described in this RFP is expected to begin no later than November 1, 2019 and conclude no later than May 29, 2020….

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Renee Bourassa added a new Job

Posted July 22, 2019

ICPRB is hiring: Research Support Analyst

The Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB) has an opening for an entry-level Research Support Analyst. Responsibilities will include i) assisting in managing Commission datasets, ii) constructing analysis tools and software packages to support projects on water supply, water quality, and aquatic life, iii) developing websites, and iv) providing organizational support related to Information…

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Renee Bourassa added a new Job

Posted December 17, 2018

Request for Proposal (RFP): Pilot Study of Water Quality Data Collected under MS4 Phase 1 Permits

The Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin would like to announce a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a Pilot Study of Water Quality Data Collected under Maryland’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Phase 1 Permits. The submission deadline is December 31, 2018. Learn more here: https://www.potomacriver.org/news/rfp-pilot-study-ms4/

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Renee Bourassa added a new Job

Posted October 2, 2018

Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin – Executive Director

The Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB) was created by interstate compact to serve its member jurisdictions DC, MD, PA, VA, WV, PA, and the federal government, with a mission toprotect and enhance the waters and related resources of the Potomac River basin through science, regional cooperation, and education. The Executive Director (ED)…

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Renee Bourassa added a new Job

Posted September 6, 2018

Administrative Coordinator

The Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB) is seeking an Administrative Coordinator to provide overall clerical support including document management, supply inventory and ordering, copying, mailing, word processing, spreadsheet, filing and archiving, and other computer support. Maintain office equipment and ensure orderly office environment. Coordinate and assist with in-house meetings and off-site meetings,…

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Renee Bourassa added a new Job

Posted August 17, 2018

Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin – Aquatic Ecologist

The Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB) seeks an enthusiastic, talented problem-solver for an Aquatic Ecologist position. A level of knowledge and independence generally associated with graduate level education and work experience is required. The successful candidate will work with staff to evaluate aquatic ecosystem health, relate it to watershed attributes, and determine…

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Renee Bourassa added a new Job

Posted July 5, 2018

Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin – Administrative Coordinator

Job announcement: www.potomacriver.org/about-us/jobs/ Administrative Coordinator The Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB) is seeking an Administrative Coordinator to provide overall clerical support including document management, supply inventory and ordering, copying, mailing, word processing, spreadsheet, filing and archiving, and other computer support. Maintain office equipment and ensure orderly office environment. Coordinate and assist with in-house…

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Renee Bourassa added a new Announcement

Posted October 31, 2017

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…

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Renee Bourassa added a new Announcement

Posted August 8, 2017

Creek Freaks Stream Monitoring Training in Jefferson, Md.

Creek Freaks equips educators with the knowledge and skills to deliver fun and effective watershed education. Join us on Friday, September 15th in Jefferson, Md. (15-minutes from Frederick) for a workshop to explore exciting interactive lessons and curriculum. We will even venture outside for hands-on stream monitoring! Learn more: http://ikes.org/FHcreekfreak What We Cover: – The basics of…

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Renee Bourassa added a new Announcement

Posted May 31, 2017

New resource for environmental educators!

We have a great new resource on our website that helps environmental educators find organizations in the Potomac River basin that can augment the classroom experience. Educators can find organizations that provide field experiences, professional development, funding and more. Check it out here: http://bit.ly/Env_Resource_Directory Please let us know if your organization should be included by emailing Renee Bourassa…

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Renee Bourassa added a new Announcement

Posted May 21, 2017

Join ICPRB for a fun and educational hike!

Join ICPRB June 3rd at Point of Rocks, Md. where we’ll take a short hike while discussing the flora, fauna, and natural and social history of the Potomac River basin, introducing the concepts of watershed management, water resources, and drinking water source protection in a natural, fun environment. The guide for this Walk in the Woods, Potomac…

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