Announcements 2022.1.10

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1.) Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Level 1 Winter Sessions – Session 1: January 11 & 18, 2022; Session 2: January 26 & February 2, 2022; Session 3: February 8 & 15, 2022; Field Sessions: Various Dates in February-March 2022
2.) Call for Abstracts: National Watershed & Stormwater Conference – Abstracts Due: January 12, 2022; Conference: April 26-29, 2022
3.) 2022 Wild and Scenic Film Festival (Virtual) – January 13, 2022
4.) NOAA Environmental Science Training Center Winter Workshops (Virtual)
   ++ Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEE) Facilitator Training – January 12 and 26, February 9 and 23, and March 9, 2022
   ++ MWEE Practitioner Series -- January 14 and 28, 2022; February 11, 2022; and March 9, 2022
   ++ Community-informed Habitat Conservation in a Changing Climate -- January 20, 2022
   ++ Extreme Weather and Catastrophic Events: Preparing for and Bouncing Back Better -- March 3, 2022
5.) Request for Proposals: Community Conservation Program – Due: January 15, 2022
6.) Virginia Forest Landowner News and Events
   ++ 2022 Woodland Stewards 5-part Webinar Series: Timber Taxes – January 18, 25, 2022; February 1, 8, 15, 2022 
   ++ 2022 Woods & Wildlife Conferences – February 19 and 26, 2022
   ++ Online Woodland Options for Landowners -- March 7-May 27, 2022
   ++ Forest Management: Beyond the Basics -- March 18-19, 2022
7.) Virginia Sea Grant Student Fellowship Opportunities – Various Due Dates: January 21, 2022-February 1, 2023
8.) Public Engagement Workshops: Development of Southeast Chapter for National Climate Assessment Report -- January 31, 2022; February 1, 2022
9.) Behavior Change in Stewardship Practices: A Forum on the State of the Science and Water Quality Implications (Virtual) – February 10, 2022 
10.) 2021-2025 Virginia Marine Debris Reduction Plan – here
11.) Trash-Free Potomac
12.) Rivanna River Watershed 2021 Stream Health Report: Monitoring Program Results from 2018 to 2020
13.) Sportsman Forum Recordings
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1.) Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Level 1 Winter Sessions Session 1: January 11 & 18, 2022; Session 2: January 26 & February 2, 2022; Session 3: February 8 & 15, 2022; Field Sessions: Various Dates in February-March 2022 -- Receive training and professional certification on conservation landscaping, green infrastructure and stormwater BMPs, across the Bay region. Choose one online session comprised of two half-day classes plus one in-person field practicum. For more information, see the training calendar at https://cblpro.org/training-calendar/. Discounts are available for firms or organizations that send 3 or more staff, and for professionals who work in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Contact ka...@cblpro.org to inquire. For more information and to register, see https://cblpro.org/.
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2.) Call for Abstracts: National Watershed & Stormwater Conference – Abstracts Due: January 12, 2022; Conference: April 26-29, 2022 -- St. Petersburg, FL – Theme: “Resilient Water Resources: Protection, Restoration, Cooperative Stewardship” -- Topics include: Protection & Restoration of Natural Lands/Green Space; Hydrology & Stormwater Management; Watershed Planning, Management, & Governance; Community Involvement; and Watershed Management Tools & Techniques. To learn more, see https://www.cwp.org/2022-conference-abstracts/.  Organized by the Center for Watershed Protection.
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3.) 2022 Wild and Scenic Film Festival (Virtual) – January 13, 2022 (6:30pm) -- The goal of this event is to engage new audiences and create action towards healthier lands, waters, and communities across the watershed. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay. For more information and to purchase tickets, see https://evergreen.humanitru.com/web/campaigns/alliance-for-the-chesapeake-bay~2022-wild-scenic-film-festival. Organized by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay.
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4.) NOAA Environmental Science Training Center Winter Workshops (Virtual) – Learn more at https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/new-england-mid-atlantic/chesapeake-bay/noaa-environmental-science-training-center. Offered by NOAA. 
   ++ Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEE) Facilitator Training – January 12 and 26, February 9 and 23, and March 9, 2022 (9-11am).
   ++ MWEE Practitioner Series -- January 14 and 28, 2022; February 11, 2022; and March 9, 2022 (1-2pm).
   ++ Community-informed Habitat Conservation in a Changing Climate -- January 20, 2022 (1-4pm).
   ++ Extreme Weather and Catastrophic Events: Preparing for and Bouncing Back Better -- March 3, 2022 (1-4pm).
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5.) Request for Proposals: Community Conservation Program – Due: January 15, 2022 (5pm) -- Seeking conservation initiatives in Craig, Franklin, Giles, Montgomery, Pittsylvania, and Roanoke counties and the cities of Salem and Roanoke.  This program focuses on water quality protection, restoration, and improvement; land conservation support; and environmental literacy and awareness.  The Virginia Environmental Endowment (VEE) will consider proposals of no less than $50,000 and multi-year projects of up to three years are eligible. Submit questions and proposals electronically at communityc...@vee.org. To learn more, see http://www.vee.org/grant-programs-application/community-conservation-program/.  Offered by the Virginia Environmental Endowment (VEE). 
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6.) Virginia Forest Landowner News and Events -- For registration and more information on these activities and others, see https://forestupdate.frec.vt.edu/eventscalendar.html.  Organized by Virginia Cooperative Extension.
   ++ 2022 Woodland Stewards 5-part Webinar Series: Timber TaxesJanuary 18, 25, 2022; February 1, 8, 15, 2022 (1pm)
   ++ 2022 Woods & Wildlife ConferencesFebruary 19, 2022 (Wytheville, VA), February 26, 2022 (Culpeper, VA)
   ++ Online Woodland Options for Landowners -- March 7-May 27, 2022
   ++ Forest Management: Beyond the Basics -- March 18-19, 2022 – Appomattox, VA
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7.) Virginia Sea Grant Student Fellowship Opportunities
   ++ 2022 NOAA Coastal Management and Digital Coast Fellowships -- Application Deadline: January 21, 2022; Fellowship Begins: August 1, 2022 -- https://vaseagrant.org/coastal-management-and-digital-coast-fellowship/
   ++ 2022 NMFS-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship Program in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics Application Deadline: January 27, 2022 --
https://vaseagrant.org/nmfs-fellowship/.
   ++ 2023 Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy FellowshipsApplication Deadline: February 18, 2022; Fellowship Begins: February 1, 2023 --
https://vaseagrant.org/knauss-fellowship/.
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8.) Public Engagement Workshops: Development of Southeast Chapter for National Climate Assessment Report -- January 31, 2022 (6:30-8:30pm; register at https://lnkd.in/d66pFZpK); February 1, 2022 (11am-3:30 pm; register at https://lnkd.in/dVh7fT-z) -- The workshops are free and open to the public. The report evaluates the effects of climate change in the U.S. and reports on trends in climate change for the next 25 to 100 years. Major themes will be presented through the lens of vulnerability, impacts, risks, and adaptation. The report is expected for release in late 2023. To learn more about the Fifth National Climate Assessment and additional opportunities to participate, see www.globalchange.gov/nca5. Hosted by the Fifth National Climate Assessment's Southeast Chapter.
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9.) Behavior Change in Stewardship Practices: A Forum on the State of the Science and Water Quality Implications (Virtual) -- February 10, 2022 (9am-5pm) – The forum will discuss best practices, synthesize current and future needs in research, and explore how behavior change programs can translate to water quality goals. To register, see Meeting Registration – Zoom. Direct questions about registration to Rylee Kennedy; rken...@cbtrust.org; 410-974-2941, ext. 119. Organized by the Chesapeake Bay Trust.
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10.) 2021-2025 Virginia Marine Debris Reduction Plan Describes a strategy to reduce debris in Virginia’s coastal waterways and the Atlantic Ocean. The plan focuses on consumer debris, derelict fishing gear, microplastics & microfibers, and abandoned & derelict vessels. The plan is available here. Developed by the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program and Clean Virginia Waterways with funding through grants from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.
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11.) Trash-Free Potomac – Obtain resources about trash pollution, legislation, and what you can do to keep the Potomac trash free.  Learn more at https://www.potomacriverkeepernetwork.org/trash-free-potomac/.  A program of the Potomac Riverkeeper Network.
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12.) Rivanna River Watershed 2021 Stream Health Report: Monitoring Program Results from 2018 to 2020 --  Check out the report to learn more about the health of the Rivanna River.  Developed by the Rivanna Conservation Alliance.
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13.) Sportsman Forum Recordings – Watch recordings of the forum for free.  Topics include Waterfowl (Recording), Wild Turkey (Recording), Brook Trout (Recording), and White-Tailed Deer (Recording).  If you have questions, contact sup...@allianceforthebay.org.  Offered by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay.
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The VWMC announcements are provided through support by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) with funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and generous VWMC members. Thank you to our sponsors.


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