Announcements 2021.7.28

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1.) Requests for Abstracts: Sustainable Watersheds and Agriculture Symposium – Submission Deadline: August 2, 2021; Symposium: October 26-27, 2021
2.) Workshop: Project WET (Water Education for Today) -- August 6, 2021
3.) Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM) News 
   ++ Webinar: Tidal Marsh Ecology – August 11, 2021
   ++ Webinar: Integrated Shoreline Management – August 25, 2021
   ++ Webpage: Nature-based Solutions –
Webpage
4.) Radford Army Ammunition Plant Hazardous Waste Treatment Permit Meeting Notices -- Informational Briefing: August 12, 2021; Public Hearing: August 25, 2021; Comments Accepted: Due: September 20, 2021
5.) STAC Workshop: Assessing the Water Quality, Habitat, and Social Benefits of Green Riprap -- September 15-16, 2021
6.) Workshop: Living Shorelines Tech Transfer -- October 19-20, 2021
7.) Save the Date: CleanCon – October 19-21, 2021
8.) North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) 2021 – November 15-18, 2021
9.) Website -- Virginia Coastal Resilience Master Plan: Building Coastal Resilience Together
Website
10.) Tidal Wetlands Guidelines
Guidelines
11.) EPA’s Fish and Shellfish Program Newsletter
Newsletter link
12.) Report -- Rising to the Challenge: A New Climate Reality in the Potomac River Region --
www.PotomacClimateReport.org
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Announcements from the Virginia Water Monitoring Council (VWMC) are posted on our website at
www.VirginiaWMC.org.  Please forward them as well.  When forwarding, please acknowledge the VWMC.  If you have a water-related announcement of regional or statewide interest, send it to vw...@vt.edu and ask that it be distributed to the VWMC membership.  If someone forwarded this message to you, you can join the VWMC for free by sending your name, water-monitoring affiliation (if applicable), and contact information (email address, mailing address, and phone number) to vw...@vt.edu.  Thank you to the VWMC’s intern, Trevor Celata, for organizing this week’s announcements.
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1.) Requests for Abstracts: Sustainable Watersheds and Agriculture Symposium – Submission Deadline: August 2, 2021; Symposium: October 26-27, 2021 – Fulton, MD – Theme: Finding Opportunities to Integrate Agriculture into Watershed Solutions -- Focuses on the role agriculture can play in improving watershed health and water quality.  The symposium will be an in-person event. Register by August 27, 2021 for the early-bird rate.  For more information, to register, or to submit an abstract, see https://www.cwp.org/2021-agriculture-registration/. Organized by the Center for Watershed Protection.
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2.) Workshop: Project WET (Water Education for Today) -- August 6, 2021 (10am-4pm) – Charlottesville, VA -- This in-person workshop will be led by Dr. Eileen Merritt of Virginia Tech.  Participants will receive the Project WET K-12 Curriculum and Activity Guide, which contains 64 activities designed to supplement existing curriculum. Participants will also receive: six hours of instruction and supplemental water education materials, including access to WET’s online water portal. To register, click here. For more information, contact VAEE’s Professional Learning Committee at lear...@VirginiaEE.org. Offered by the Virginia Association for Environmental Education (VAEE) and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.
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3.) Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM) News -- For more information regarding all things CCRM, see https://www.vims.edu/ccrm/
   ++ Webinar: Tidal Marsh Ecology – August 11, 2021 (10am-12pm) -- Findings from two recent studies of tidal marsh ecology and living shorelines will be presented. To register, see
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=5knx77cab&oeidk=a07ei7itwyof853453b
   ++ Webinar: Integrated Shoreline Management – August 25, 2021 (10am-12pm) – Focuses on new guidelines and regulations that incorporate sea-level rise and climate change into the management of tidal wetlands and riparian buffers. Guidance and modeling to assist localities with implementation of integrated shoreline management will also be discussed. To register, see
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=5knx77cab&oeidk=a07ei7itwyof853453b
   ++ Nature-based Solutions -- A new CCRM web page about nature-based solutions for tidal flood mitigation, flood insurance services, and water quality benefits. See
https://www.vims.edu/ccrm/research/climate_change/adaptation/nnbfs/index.php.
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4.) Radford Army Ammunition Plant Hazardous Waste Treatment Permit Meeting Notices Focus is on a draft permit to allow the facility to treat waste pyrotechnics, explosives, and propellants by incineration and store hazardous waste in tanks.
   ++ Informational BriefingAugust 12, 2021 (7pm) – Radford, VA --
https://townhall.virginia.gov/l/ViewMeeting.cfm?MeetingID=32762
   ++ Public HearingAugust 25, 2021 (7pm) – Radford, VA --
https://townhall.virginia.gov/l/ViewMeeting.cfm?MeetingID=32763
   ++ Comments Accepted – Due: September 20, 2021
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5.) STAC Workshop: Assessing the Water Quality, Habitat, and Social Benefits of Green Riprap -- September 15-16, 2021 (Virtual) (12-1pm) -- This virtual workshop aims to synthesize the state-of-the-science on green techniques for riprap revetments and identifying research needs. For more information and to register, see https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclc-6vqj0jGtUAhfTuCzIA_YJvEq2F8AGZ Offered by the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Scientific Technical Advisory Committee (STAC).
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6.) Workshop: Living Shorelines Tech Transfer -- October 19-20, 2021 -- Cape May, NJ – This event will focus on adoption of living shorelines, regulation, engaging your community, new techniques, and more. Field sessions will explore a local living shorelines project.  Early-bird registration through August 31, 2021 (8pm).  For more information and to register, see https://rae.ticketbud.com/2021-living-shorelines-tech-transfer-workshop-1ed563ac3227?preview=true&vox=true. Organized by Restore America's Estuaries.
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7.) Save the Date: CleanCon – October 19-21, 2021 (Virtual) – Focusing on chemicals in the personal environment and behaviors to help live a healthier life. Learn about toxic chemicals and how to make choices to avoid them. For more information and to register, see https://www.ewg.org/cleancon/. Organized by the Environmental Working Group (EWG).
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8.) North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) 2021 – November 15-18, 2021 -- Oklahoma City, OK – Theme: Valuing Water: Economics, Ecology, & Culture -- Offering in-person and limited live virtual opportunities, along with asynchronous programming. Early bird registration closes September 10, 2021. Virtual registration will open in October, with more details to follow as the program is finalized. For more information, see https://www.nalms.org/nalms2021/. Hosted by the Oklahoma Clean Lakes and Watersheds Association.
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9.) Website -- Virginia Coastal Resilience Master Plan: Building Coastal Resilience Together -- Aims to advance Virginia’s Coastal Resilience Master Plan with a participatory planning approach. Provide local insight and help inform the outreach and engagement process. Identify flood resilience projects and capacity-building efforts that you would like to be considered for the Coastal Resilience Master Plan. See https://www.naturalresources.virginia.gov/initiatives/coastal-resilience-master-plan-progress/.
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10.) Tidal Wetlands Guidelines (updated May 2021) -- https://mrc.virginia.gov/Regulations/Final-Wetlands-Guidelines-Update_05-26-2021.pdf -- Includes additional standards for protection of shorelines and sensitive coastal habitats from sea level rise and coastal hazards. The Guidelines will help managers and property owners in making on-site jurisdictional determinations, explaining the risks and benefits provided by various shoreline treatments, and identifying shoreline management options based on the best available science.
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11.) EPA’s Fish and Shellfish Program Newsletter – The July edition includes articles about EPA’s Cyanotoxins Preparedness and Response Toolkit, citizen science study of dragonfly larvae as effective bioindicators of mercury, and more. For more information, see https://www.epa.gov/fish-tech/fish-and-shellfish-program-newsletter.
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12.) Report -- Rising to the Challenge: A New Climate Reality in the Potomac River Region -- www.PotomacClimateReport.org – Published June 28, 2021 -- This six-part series will explore the local impacts of the climate crisis and offer ways to meet this moment with urgency and action. Download this free 110+-page report as a PDF.  Published by the Potomac Conservancy.
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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.


You too can sponsor the VWMC announcements.  Tax-deductible contributions can be made to the VWMC to support information updates and other VWMC activities.  Make checks payable to: “The Virginia Tech Foundation” and on the memo portion of the check include “VWMC Fund #872802.” Mail contributions to the Virginia Water Resources Research Center (0444, Attn: Jane Walker) at 210 Cheatham Hall, Virginia Tech; 310 West Campus Drive; Blacksburg, VA 24061.

 

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