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1.) WRF Technology Scan Webcasts
++ Emerging Decentralized Technologies – June 21, 2022
++ Innovative Monitoring Tools – July 12, 2022
2.) Webinar -- Climate Conversations: Water Justice -- June 22, 2022
3.) Call for Sessions: 13th National Monitoring Conference – Abstracts Due: June 24, 2022; Conference: April 24-28, 2023
4.) Stormwater Summit 2022 -- June 27-29, 2022
5.) Funding Available: EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation (WIFIA) Program and State infrastructure financing authority WIFIA (SWIFIA) Program – Information Webinars: June 28, 29, and July 20, 2022; Letters of Interest accepted on a rolling basis starting September 6, 2022 until all funds are expended
6.) Funding Opportunity: Chesapeake Bay Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Coordination Grant -- Applications Due: July 22, 2022
7.) 2022 Virginia Vistas Photo Contest – Closes: July 31, 2022
8.) Clean Virginia Waterways News
++ 27th International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) – Cleanups: August 1, 2022-December 31, 2022
++ Save the Date: Virginia Marine Debris Summit -- September 27-28, 2022
9.) Save the Date: STEM Field Trip Opportunity for NOVA Middle & High School Students -- October 26, 2022
10.) James River Watch -- https://jamesriver.shinyapps.io/Riverwatch/
11.) Publication: Recommendations for Reducing Wetlands Loss in Coastal Watersheds of the United States
12.) X-STEM All Access (Virtual)
13.) Job Opportunities
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1.) WRF Technology Scan Webcasts – These webcasts are designed for utilities. To learn more and register, see https://www.waterrf.org/webcasts. Offered by the Water Research Foundation (WRF).
++ Emerging Decentralized Technologies – June 21, 2022 – Learn about multiparameter membrane-free amperometric chlorine sensor and facultative membrane bio-reactor.
++ Innovative Monitoring Tools – July 12, 2022 – Learn about landscape scale water quality insight using satellite imagery, sensors, and AI and more.
2.) Webinar -- Climate Conversations: Water Justice -- June 22, 2022 – This webinar will discuss how policies and infrastructure could help address current disparities in access to water and build resilience to the increasing impacts from climate change. Part of a webinar series that aims to convene high-level, cross-cutting, nonpartisan conversations about issues relevant to national policy action on climate change. To learn more and register, see https://www.nationalacademies.org/event/06-23-2022/climate-conversations-water-justice. From the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
3.) Call for Sessions: 13th National Monitoring Conference – Abstract Deadline Extended -- Due: June 24, 2022; Conference: April 24-28, 2023 -- likely in Hartford, Connecticut or Virginia Beach, Virginia AND in a limited virtual setting. This hybrid conference provides opportunities for water stakeholders to network, develop new skills and partnerships, and exchange information. Learn more about the call for sessions at https://www.nalms.org/2023nmc/call-for-sessions/. Organized by the National Water Quality Monitoring Council (NWQMC) and partners.
4.) Stormwater Summit 2022 -- June 27-29, 2022 -- Minneapolis, MN -- Includes a pre-conference workshop (June 27, 2022), 19 technical sessions, 2 facility tours and options for self-guided tours, and more. Learn more and register at https://www.wef.org/StormwaterSummit. Also, save the date for the Stormwater Summit 2023 on June 27-29, 2023 in Kansas City, MO. Organized by the Water Environment Federation Stormwater Institute (SWI) in cooperation with the Central States Water Environment Association.
5.) Funding Available: EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation (WIFIA) Program and State infrastructure financing authority WIFIA (SWIFIA) Program – Information Webinars: June 28, 29, and July 20, 2022; Letters of Interest accepted on a rolling basis starting September 6, 2022 until all funds are expended -- The notices of funding availability include $5.5 billion for the WIFIA program and $1 billion for the SWIFIA program. This round of funding will prioritize funding in four areas: (1) Increasing investment in economically stressed communities; (2) Making rapid progress on lead service line replacement; (3) Addressing PFAS and emerging contaminants; and (4) Supporting one water innovation and resilience. Learn more at https://www.epa.gov/wifia/wifia-application-materials and from the WIFIA program handbook. Upcoming WIFIA informational webinars include:
++ Upcoming WIFIA Funding Opportunities for SRF Programs (focused on SWIFIA loans) -- June 28, 2022 (2pm)
++ Upcoming WIFIA Funding Opportunities -- June 29, 2022* (3pm) and July 20, 2022* (3pm) -- The same content will be presented on both days.
6.) Funding Opportunity: Chesapeake Bay Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Coordination Grant -- Applications Due: July 22, 2022 -- Seeking eligible entities to field a person(s) who will facilitate and coordinate the implementation of key elements of the Chesapeake Bay Program Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice Implementation Plan. Approximately $150,000 is available. An applicant should be knowledgeable about DEIJ and Environmental Justice program management; DEIJ -related issues, concepts, practice, and principles; and multi-jurisdictional, regional, collaborative partnerships. To learn more about this grant opportunity and how to apply, visit: https://doee.dc.gov/release/notice-request-applicants-cbp-diversity-equity-inclusion-and-justice-coordination-grant. Offered by the District Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE).
7.) 2022 Virginia Vistas Photo Contest – Closes: July 31, 2022 (11:59 pm) -- Images should demonstrate Virginia’s historic vistas, natural landscapes, and the character of its communities. To learn more, see https://scenicvirginia.org/gallery/2022-photo-contest-information/. If you have questions or encounter problems submitting your photos, email leighto...@scenicvirginia.org or call 804-643-VIEW. Organized by Scenic Virginia.
8.) Clean Virginia Waterways News
++ 27th International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) – Cleanups: August 1, 2022- December 31, 2022 (mostly in September and October) -- Registration is open. Help clean Virginia’s waterways while collecting data about trash and litter in waterways. ICC cleanups occur all across Virginia. Learn more and register your cleanup event at https://www.longwood.edu/cleanva/cleanupevents2022.html.
++ Save the Date: Virginia Marine Debris Summit -- September 27-28, 2022 -- Virginia Beach, VA -- Summit will include hands-on experiences, a tour of the Aquarium, and a dolphin watching boat trip. Hosted and co-sponsored by the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program, Clean Virginia Waterways of Longwood University, and the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center with funding from NOAA and the Freeman Family Foundation.
9.) Save the Date: STEM Field Trip Opportunity for NOVA Middle & High School Students -- October 26, 2022 (9:30am-2pm) -- Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly, VA – Available to middle and high school students (grades 6-12). Advance registration is required, but there is no cost to attend. Learn more here: https://usasciencefestival.org/x-stem-nova-2022/. Those on the interest list will be the first to be notified when registration opens. Organized as part of the USA Science & Engineering Festival.
10.) James River Watch -- https://jamesriver.shinyapps.io/Riverwatch/ – This water quality monitoring program communicates river conditions to individuals across the James River basin. View bacteria scores, river levels, and other pertinent information. Bacteria results from across the watershed are uploaded to the website every Friday during the summer. See the “Know Before You Go” webpage (https://thejamesriver.org/explore-the-james/james-river-watch/) to sign up for a weekly email announcing each Friday’s results. Developed and managed by the James River Association.
11.) Publication: Recommendations for Reducing Wetlands Loss in Coastal Watersheds of the United States -- https://www.epa.gov/wetlands/epas-efforts-coastal-wetlands-initiative-0#Recommendations -- The recommendations are intended for program managers, non-governmental organizations, and government staff (federal, state, tribal, local, and regional) involved in coastal wetland and watershed management. This document was informed by previous wetland evaluations, as well as discussions with experts, and presents recommendations to help forge cooperation and build capacity to reduce coastal wetland losses nationwide. Developed by the Interagency Coastal Wetlands Workgroup (ICWWG: EPA, Army Corps of Engineers, USFWS, USGS, NOAA, NRCS, and FHA).
12.) X-STEM All Access (Virtual) -- This free conference series is for middle and high schoolers designed to get students excited about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Learn about careers and personal journeys of STEM role models. There is no cost to attend. To learn more and register, see https://usasciencefestival.org/x-stem-all-access-register-2022. Presented by the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Space Force, and Discovery Channel.
13.) Job Opportunities -- Other sources of job opportunities include: Chesapeake Network Job Board (https://www.chesapeakenetwork.org/job-board/), Ecojobs (http://www.ecojobs.com/), Government Jobs (https://www.governmentjobs.com/), Idealist (https://www.idealist.org/en/), SevenSeas Media (https://sevenseasmedia.org/ocean-jobs/), Southeast Stormwater Association (SeSwA) Job Board (https://www.seswa.org/job-board), USAJobs (https://www.usajobs.gov/), Virginia Career Works (https://virginiacareerworks.com/resources/#jobseekers), Virginia Conservation Network (https://vcnva.org/job-finder/), and Virginia State Government (https://jobs.virginia.gov/).
++ Natural Resources Planner IV, Maryland Department of Natural Resources – Closing: June 21, 2022 -- Anne Arundel, MD -- https://jobapscloud.com/MD/ (search “planner”)
++ Program Specialist I (Outreach & Grant Support Coordinator, Bureau of Watershed Protection and Restoration (BWPR), Department of Public Works, Annapolis, MD – Closes: June 27, 2022 – Annapolis, MD -- https://www.aacounty.org/departments/personnel/employment-information/job-announcements/ (search “outreach”)
++ Community Programs Coordinator, Patapsco Heritage Greenway’s – Closes: June 27, 2022 -- Ellicott City, MD -- https://patapsco.org/2022/06/02/community-programs-coordinator-full-time-opportunity/
++ 2 positions: Senior Agricultural Conservation Specialist or Agricultural Conservation Specialist / Administrative and Office Assistant, Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District -- Priority to applications received: June 27, 2022 (5pm) -- Charlottesville, Va -- https://www.tjswcd.org/job-postings/
++ Tree Planting and Policy Coordinator, District Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) – Closing: June 28, 2022 -- Washington, D.C -- https://doee.dc.gov/greenpathways (search ”tree”)
++ Natural Resources Planner III (Director, Tree-Mendous Maryland and Volunteer Coordinator) – Deadline: June 28, 2022 -- Anne Arundel, MD – https://jobapscloud.com/MD/ (search “tree”)
++ Virginia Green Infrastructure Projects Coordinator, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
– July 4, 2022 -- City of Richmond and throughout central and southern Virginia --
++ Request for Proposals: Lead Trainings for the Young Professionals of Color Program, Choose Clean Water Coalition – Closing: July 11, 2022 (5pm) -- https://www.choosecleanwater.org/opportunities
++ Coastal Resource Scientist – Monitoring Coordinator, Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) – Closes: July 15, 2022 -- Annapolis, MD -- https://oysterrecovery.org/jobs/
++ James Riverkeeper, James River Association -- Open until filled (Interviews start June 15, 2022) – James River watershed -- https://thejamesriver.org/about-the-james-river-association/employment/
++ Senior Environmental Compliance Manager in Planning/Permitting, Dudek – Open until filled -- Norfolk, Richmond, remote work, VA -- https://dudek.com/your-career/open-positions/ and search “Virginia”
++ Conservation Specialist (2 positions), Lord Fairfax Soil & Water Conservation District – Open until filled -- Strasburg, VA -- https://lfswcd.org/employment/
++ Coastal Resilience Analyst/Planner, Hampton Roads Planning District Commission – Open until filled – Chesapeake, VA -- https://www.hrpdcva.gov/page/employment/
++ Conservation Advocacy Specialist, Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy – Open until filled -- Leesburg, VA -- https://loudounwildlife.org/2022/01/hiring-conservation-advocacy-specialist/
++ Stormwater Project Manager, City of Gaithersburg – Open until filled -- Gaithersburg, MD -- https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/gaithersburgmd (search “stormwater”)
++ Crab Fisheries Postdoctoral Researcher, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center -- Open until filled. Application review began April 1, 2022 -- https://serc.si.edu/fellowships (2+ years project testing of hatchery releases for stock enhancement of “blue swimmer crab” (Portunus pelegicus) in Southeast Asia).
++ Regional Watershed Forestry Specialists, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and Pa. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of Forestry (4 positions) – Open until filled -- Harrisburg, PA -- https://waterlandlife.org/about-us/careers/job-openings/regional-watershed-forestry-specialists-four-positions/
++ Various Positions, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay -- https://www.allianceforthebay.org/get-involved/careers/
++ Various Positions (Water Resources Engineers), A. Morton Thomas and Associates, Inc., (AMT) -- Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, etc. -- https://jobs.lever.co/amtengineering/
++ Various Positions, Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS) -- Maryland, D.C., and Virginia -- https://anshome.org/careers/
++ Various Positions, Center for Biological Diversity -- https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/about/jobs/
++ Various Positions, Chesapeake Bay Foundation – Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Washington DC -- https://www.cbf.org/about-cbf/jobs-internships/jobs/
++ Various Positions, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum -- St. Michaels, Maryland -- https://cbmm.org/about/contact-us/employment-internships/
++ Various Positions, Chesapeake Bay Trust -- Annapolis, MD -- https://cbtrust.org/employment-opportunities/
++ Various Positions, Chincoteague Bay Field Station -- Wallops Island, VA -- http://www.cbfieldstation.org/employment.html
++ Various Positions, Clean Water Action – Nationwide -- https://www.cleanwateraction.org/about/jobs
++ Various Positions, Ecosystem Services – Charlottesville, VA -- https://ecosystemservices.us/careers/#jobssection
++ Various Positions, Environment America – Washington, DC -- https://jobs.environmentamerica.org/index.html#jobs
++ Various Positions, Environmental Law Institute – Washington, D.C. -- https://www.eli.org/employment
++ Various Positions, Hampton Roads Planning District Commission -- https://www.hrpdcva.gov/page/employment/
++ Various Positions, Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake -- Annapolis, MD -- https://www.interfaithchesapeake.org/jobs
++ Various Positions, Izaak Walton League of America -- Gaithersburg, MD -- https://www.iwla.org/about/jobs
++ Various Positions, James River Association
– Lynchburg, Richmond or Williamsburg, VA --
++ Various Positions, National Wildlife Federation – Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, etc. -- https://www.nwf.org/About-Us/Careers
++ Various Positions, Network for Engineering With Nature -- https://n-ewn.org/job-opportunities/
++ Various Positions, Piedmont Environmental Council – Albemarle, Culpeper, & Greene Counties, VA -- https://www.pecva.org/about-us/jobs-internships/
++ Various Positions, Rock Creek Conservancy -- Bethesda, MD -- https://www.rockcreekconservancy.org/our-team
++ Various Positions, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) -- Edgewater, MD -- https://serc.si.edu/opportunities
++ Internships/Fellowships, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) -- Edgewater, MD -- https://serc.si.edu/internships and https://serc.si.edu/fellowships
++ Various Positions, Wildlands Engineering -- Charlotte, Raleigh, Asheville, NC; Charleston, SC; or Fairfax, VA -- https://www.wildlandseng.com/career-opportunities/
++ Various Positions, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) -- Cambridge, MD -- https://www.umces.edu/employment
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