International Coastal Cleanup (ICC)
– October-November 2021
2.) Webinars: Our Common Agenda – Various Dates: October 11-November 5, 2021
3.) Virginia Voter Information
4.) 2021 Drinking Water Clinics – Various Dates: October 13, 2021-November 17, 2021
5.) Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PKRN) News.
++ Lower Potomac Riverkeeper Member Meeting – October 14, 2021
++ Shenandoah Riverkeeper Meeting and Bike & Hike – October 24, 2021
6.) Middle James Roundtable Annual Meeting (Virtual) – October 14, 2021
7.) Fall Forestry & Wildlife Field Tours
++ Cumberland County – October 14, 2021
++ Sussex County – October 19, 2021
++ Botetourt/Rockbridge Counties – October 27, 2021
8.) James River Association (JRA) News
++ Rain Barrel Workshops -- October 15, 2021
++ State of the James Webinar Recordings
9.) WEFTEC 2021 – Conference: October 16-20, 2021; Exhibition: October 18-20, 2021; Online: November 16-18, 2021
10.) Request for Proposals: Chesapeake Bay Trust Regional Capacity Building Network Evaluation and Training Contractual Services – Submission Deadline: October 29, 2021
11.) Call for Topical Sessions: American Water Resources Association (AWRA) 2022 Spring Conference – Abstracts Due: October 31, 2021; Conference: April 24-27, 2022
12.) EPA National Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Program, Basic Training
13.) Job Opportunities
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1.) International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) – October 2021-November 2021 -- Volunteers remove litter and debris, and recycle found items along the shorelines of Virginia’s rivers, lakes, bays, beaches, and inland. Volunteers complete Data Cards or use the CleanSwell app to collect information about the amounts and types of litter and debris found. Find planned clean-up events across Virginia at http://www.longwood.edu/cleanva/cleanupevents2021.html. To lead a clean-up event, see http://www.longwood.edu/cleanva/VolunteerSiteCaptain.html, call 434-395-2602, or email cle...@longwood.edu. Clean Virginia Waterways leads the ICC for the state of Virginia.
2.) Webinars: Our Common Agenda – October-November 2021 – Each webinar focuses on a chapter within Our Common Agenda 2022, available at http://vcnva.org/our-common-agenda/. The chapter authors will highlight and answer questions about their papers' policy recommendations. To learn more and to register, see https://vcnva.org/get-involved/. Offered by the Virginia Conservation Network (VCN). Zoom Events will include the following (specific dates and times will be provided closer to events held after September 21, 2021):
++ Clean Energy Development -- October 11-15, 2021
++ Utility Reform -- October 18-22, 2021
++ Pollution Prevention -- October 25-29, 2021
++ Equitable and Inclusive Government -- November 1-5, 2021
3.) Virginia Voter Information – The information below was taken from the Virginia Department of Elections website (https://www.elections.virginia.gov). The Citizen Portal allows citizens to register to vote, update current Virginia voter registration, apply to vote absentee by mail, or view polling place, election district, absentee ballot status, and voting history. View local and statewide election candidate lists and local referenda at https://www.elections.virginia.gov/casting-a-ballot/candidate-list/.
++ Deadline to register to vote or update an existing registration: October 12, 2021
++ Deadline to apply for a ballot to be mailed to you: October 22, 2021. Request must be received by local voter registration office by 5pm.
++ Voter registration offices open for early voting on Saturdays: October 23 & 30, 2021
++ Last day of in-person early voting at local voter registration office: October 30, 2021 (5pm)
++ Election Day -- November 2, 2021
4.) 2021 Drinking Water Clinics -- Anyone with a private water supply system (including wells, springs, and cisterns) may participate. To learn more about the clinics, see https://www.wellwater.bse.vt.edu/vahwqp.php. Drinking water clinics are organized by local Extension Agents and Virginia Tech faculty in the Biological Systems Engineering Department. Contact your local Extension office to express interest in a clinic. Pre-register with the appropriate contact person listed here: https://www.wellwater.bse.vt.edu/events.php. Pick up a kit prior to the clinic and collect and return samples as instructed. Upcoming clinics include the following:
++ Madison/Orange/Greene – October 13, 2021
++ Loudoun/Clarke/Page – October 20, 2021
++ Frederick/Shenandoah/Warren – October 27, 2021
++ Prince George/Dinwiddie/Greensville/Emporia/Brunswick -- November 3, 2021
++ Wise/ Bath/Highland/Pulaski -- November 17, 2021
5.) Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PKRN) News -- For more information regarding listed events and all things PKRN, see https://www.potomacriverkeepernetwork.org/.
++ Lower Potomac Riverkeeper Member Meeting – October 14, 2021 (5-8pm) -- Great Falls, Virginia
++ Shenandoah Riverkeeper Meeting and Bike & Hike – October 24, 2021 -- Bluemont, VA
6.) Middle James Roundtable Annual Meeting (Virtual) – October 14, 2021 (1pm) – Theme: Water Quality on the James River from Lynchburg to the Bay – Topics that will be covered include green infrastructure, the new VDOF app "Every Tree Counts", mussel restoration on the James River, and the making of the film "Quality of Life: A James River Story.” For more information and to register, see http://www.mjrt.org/.
7.) Fall Forestry & Wildlife Field Tours -- For more information regarding these events and more, see https://forestupdate.frec.vt.edu/eventscalendar.html. Organized by the Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program of Virginia Cooperative Extension.
++ Cumberland County – October 14, 2021
++ Sussex County – October 19, 2021
++ Botetourt/Rockbridge Counties – October 27, 2021
8.) James River Association (JRA) News -- For more information regarding all things JRA, see https://thejamesriver.org/.
++ Rain Barrel Workshops -- October 15, 2021 -- Lynchburg, Richmond, and Williamsburg -- https://form.jotform.com/210874132221949
++ State of the James Webinar Recordings – Available at https://thejamesriver.org/webinar-series/
9.) WEFTEC 2021 – Conference: October 16-20, 2021; Exhibition: October 18-20, 2021 -- Chicago, Illinois – Online: November 16-18, 2021 – Theme: Where the Water Community Comes to Connect -- Participants come together to explore, learn, network, grow professionally, and strengthen connections to the water community. To learn more and register, see https://www.weftec.org/.
10.) Request for Proposals: Chesapeake Bay Trust Regional Capacity Building Network Evaluation and Training Contractual Services – Submission Deadline: October 29, 2021 -- Soliciting services to evaluate and train regional networks and develop a community of practice to increase network sustainability in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Funders Network (CBFN) as part of the Capacity Building Initiative. The work to be supported will advance outcomes from the Chesapeake Bay Agreement. Virginia Partners in the Shenandoah Valley will develop a cross-sector network of organizations to integrate water quality with multiple issues and actions and integrate equity and justice into the region’s strategies to meet Bay restoration goals, protect the Valley’s extraordinary natural resources, and improve the quality of life for all residents. Funding is supplied by the Chesapeake Bay Trust and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Chesapeake Bay Program through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. For more information and to make a submission, see https://cbtrust.org/grants/bidder-opportunities/.
11.) Call for Topical Sessions: American Water Resources Association (AWRA) 2022 Spring Conference – Abstracts Due: October 31, 2021; Conference: April 24-27, 2022 – Tuscaloosa, AL – Theme: Water Risk Under a Rapidly Changing World: Evaluation & Adaptation -- Submitters are making a commitment to participate in-person. Indicate if session is to be Panel, Technical, or Workshop. If one Technical session, abstract submissions will be added as planning committee sees fit. For more information and to register, see https://www.awra.org/Members/Events_and_Education/Events/2022_Spring_Conference/2022_Spring_Conference.aspx. Offered by the American Water Resources Association.
12.) EPA National Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Program, Basic Training –This training module is designed to provide a high-level overview of the Clean Water Action (CWA) Section 319 Nonpoint Source (NPS) program for State and Territory NPS Programs. To view the new module, see https://www.epa.gov/watershedacademy/national-nonpoint-source-pollution-control-program-basic-training.
13.) Job Opportunities -- Other sources of job opportunities include:
Chesapeake Network (https://www.chesapeakenetwork.org/groups/chesapeake-network/jobs/), Ecojobs (http://www.ecojobs.com/), Idealist (https://www.idealist.org/en/), SevenSeas Media (https://sevenseasmedia.org/ocean-jobs/), and Southeast Stormwater Association (SeSwA) Job Board (https://www.seswa.org/job-board).
++ Environmental Program Specialist, Henrico Department of Public Works – Deadline: October 11, 2021 – Henrico, VA -- https://henrico.us/services/jobs/ (Search “Environmental Program”)
++ Equity and Inclusion Projects Specialist, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay – Deadline: October 11, 2021 – Annapolis, MD -- https://www.allianceforthebay.org/get-involved/careers/
++ Assistant Director, Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM) – Reviews Begin: October 15, 2021 – Carlisle, PA -- https://jobs.dickinson.edu/postings/6028
++ Community Engagement Assistant, River Network – Deadline: October 15, 2021 – Multiple locations -- https://www.rivernetwork.org/careers/community-engagement-assistant-2/
++ Projects Foreman, Arterra Landscapes – Deadline: October 15, 2021 – Hyattsville, MD -- email te...@arterralandscapes.com
++ Clean the Bay Day Assistant (Temporary), Chesapeake Bay Foundation – Deadline: October 17, 2021 – Virginia Beach, VA -- https://www.cbf.org/about-cbf/jobs-internships/jobs/
++ One Position: Agricultural Conservation Technician, Agricultural Conservation Specialist, or Senior Agricultural Conservation Specialist, Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District – Priority given if received prior to October 18, 2021 -- Charlottesville, VA -- https://www.tjswcd.org/job-postings/
++ Two Positions: Engineer I (Inflow and Infiltration) / Engineer II (Wastewater Collections)/, County of Henrico Department of Public Utilities -- Closing Date: October 18, 2021 -- Glen Allen, VA -- https://henrico.us/services/jobs/ (Search “Engineer”)
++ Part-Time Executive Director, Virginia Association for Environmental Education -- Application Deadline: October 18, 2021 – Remote -- https://virginia-association-for-environmental-education.breezy.hr/
++ Education Coordinator, Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education -- Application Deadline: October 22, 2021 -- Baltimore, MD -- https://maeoe.org/professional-development/jobs-board
++ Assistant Director, Blue Ridge Land Conservancy -- Deadline: October 22, 2021 – Roanoke, VA -- https://www.blueridgelandconservancy.org/job-announcements.html
++ Three Positions: Engineer I (Design Division) / Senior Engineer/ Engineer I, County of Henrico Department of Public Works Engineering & Environmental Services Division Engineering -- Closing Date: October 25, 2021 -- Henrico, VA -- https://henrico.us/services/jobs/ (Search “Engineer”)
++ Climate Engagement Manager, Montgomery County MD Department of Environmental Protection – Deadline: October 27, 2021 – Wheaton, MD -- https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/HR/Recruitment/MCGCareers.html (Search “Climate Engagement Manager”)
++ Data Analyst, Devereux Consulting – Deadline: October 29, 2021 – Annapolis, MD -- https://www.chesapeakenetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Devereux-Consulting-Position-Description-Data-Analyst-2021-09-29-2.pdf
++ Potomac River Environmental Education Program Captain/Educator, Chesapeake Bay Foundation – Deadline: October 29, 2021 – Washington, DC -- https://www.cbf.org/about-cbf/jobs-internships/jobs/potomac-river.html
++ Senior Manager of Education and Community Conservation, National Wildlife Federation – Deadline: October 29, 2021 – Annapolis, MD -- https://www.nwf.org/About-Us/Careers
++ Program Manager, Central Virginia Land Conservancy -- Deadline: October 29, 2021 – Lynchburg, VA -- https://www.cvalc.org/job-announcements.html
++ Assistant Professor of Biology - Endowed Chair in Sustainability Studies, Hood College – Reviews Begin: November 1, 2021 -- Frederick, MD – Job Details
++ Assistant Professor of Economics of Water Resources, University of Wisconsin-Madison – Deadline: November 16, 2021 – Madison, WI -- https://jobs.wisc.edu/ (Job ID: 239652-FA)
++ Legal & Policy Manager, Waterkeepers Chesapeake – Open until filled – Takoma Park, MD -- https://waterkeeperschesapeake.org/job-notice-legal-policy-manager/
++ Project Superintendent, Backwater Environmental – Open until filled – Eden, NC -- https://www.backwater.biz/employment
++ Vice President of Diversity, Equity, Justice and Inclusion, American Rivers – Open until filled – Washington, DC -- https://americanrivers.bamboohr.com/jobs/
++ Executive Director, Cayuga Lake Watershed Network – Open until filled – Aurora, NY -- https://www.cayugalake.org/
++ Upper Rappahannock River Steward, Friends of the Rappahannock – Open until filled – Culpeper, VA -- https://riverfriends.org/hiring-upper-rappahannock-river-steward/
++ Director, Resilience Authority of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County – Open until filled – Anne Arundel, MD -- https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/3194324-0/resilience-authority-director/agency/annearundel
++ Various Positions, Chesapeake Bay Foundation – Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Washington DC -- https://www.cbf.org/about-cbf/jobs-internships/jobs/
++ Various Positions, Elizabeth River – Norfolk, VA -- https://elizabethriver.org/jobs
++ Various Positions, Environmental Law Institute – Washington, D.C. -- https://www.eli.org/employment
++ Various Positions, Howard EcoWorks – Columbia, MD -- https://www.howardecoworks.org/employment
++ Various Positions, James River Association – Richmond/Williamsburg, VA -- https://thejamesriver.org/about-the-james-river-association/employment/
++ Various Positions, National Wildlife Federation – Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, etc. -- https://www.nwf.org/About-Us/Careers
++ Various Positions, The Neighborhood Design Center – Hyattsville or Baltimore, MD -- https://ndc-md.org/careers
++ Various Positions, Piedmont Environmental Council – Virginia -- https://www.pecva.org/about-us/jobs-internships/
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