2.) Volunteers Sought: James River Association (JRA)
++ Help Build Living Shorelines -- June 23-24, 2021
++ Remove Invasive Plants – Various Dates: July 12, 2021-Novemeber 15, 2021
3.) Upcoming Events: Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay (Virtual) – Various Dates: June 23, 2021-August 24, 2021
4.) Water Research Foundation (WRF) News
++ Webcasts -- Various Dates: June 23, 2021-July 21, 2021
++ Publication: Advances in Water Research
5.) Webinar: A Restoration Conversation with the Nansemond Indian Nation and the Upper Mattaponi Indian Tribe – June 23, 2021
6.) Sustainability Matters Events
++ Plants & Pollinators: A Family Workshop – June 24, 2021
++ Herbal Medicine with Native Plants – July 10, 2021
7.) Field Day: Catawba Sustainability Center (CSC) – June 26, 2021
8.) Rainwater Harvesting Research and Industry Roundtable – June 28, 2021
9.) Webcast: Advancing Water Reuse in Small and Disadvantaged Communities -- June 29, 2021
10.) Equitable Infrastructure Toolkit -- https://www.rivernetwork.org/equitable-infrastructure-toolkit/
11.) 2020 Virginia Water Resources Progress Report
12.) Publication -- Injection Wells: A Guide to Their Use, Operation, and Regulation
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1.) Job Opportunities – For more stormwater related positions, see the Southeast Stormwater Association (SeSwA) Job Board at https://www.seswa.org/job-board. For more ocean related job openings, see https://sevenseasmedia.org/ocean-jobs/.
++ Program Assistant, Chesapeake Bay Funders Network – Deadline: June 21, 2021 – Regional Position, Multiple locations -- https://www.chesbayfunders.org/job-opportunities
++ Junior Water Resources Engineer, Biohabitats, Inc. – Deadline: June 25, 2021 – Baltimore, MD -- https://www.biohabitats.com/about-us/careers/
++ Private Lands Assistant Engineer, Virginia Tech Conservation Management Institute – Reviews Begin: June 28, 2021 -- https://careers.pageuppeople.com/968/cw/en-us/job/516321/private-lands-assistant-engineer
++ Literacy and Outdoor Education Program Specialist, Anne Arundel County Public Schools – Deadline: June 30, 2021 – Millersville, MD -- https://aacps.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=13884
++ Grants Coordinator, SilvoCulture – Deadline: July 1, 2021 – Myersville, MD -- https://silvoculture.org/hiring/
++ Research Fellow or Postdoc in Water Resources, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin – Deadline: July 9, 2021 --- Rockville, MD -- https://www.potomacriver.org/about-icprb/jobs/
++ Virginia Agriculture Projects Manager, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay – Deadline: July 16, 2021 – Richmond, VA -- https://www.allianceforthebay.org/job/position-announcement-virginia-agriculture-projects-manager/
++ Outreach Coordinator, Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake – Deadline: July 31, 2021 – Annapolis, MD -- https://www.interfaithchesapeake.org/jobs
++ Executive Director, Living River Trust – Open until filled – Norfolk, VA -- https://www.livingrivertrust.org/
++ Park Ranger, The Mariners’ Museum and Park – Open until filled – Newport News, VA -- https://marinersmuseum.org/jobs/
++ Director of Public Utilities, City of Richmond (Job ID: 35M00000336) – Open until filled – Richmond, VA -- https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/richmond (search “utilities”)
2.) Volunteers Sought: James River Association (JRA) – Learn more at https://thejamesriver.org/.
++ Help Build Living Shorelines -- June 23-24, 2021 (2-5pm) – Suffolk, VA -- Help place oyster castles along the shoreline (oyster castles weigh approx. 30 lbs each, so volunteers should be comfortable carrying that weight and walking on uneven surfaces). Tools will be provided for volunteers, to be used individually and not shared. Bring your own gloves. Register at the following link.
++ Remove Invasive Plants – Various Dates: July 12, 2021-Novemeber 15, 2021 – Richmond, VA (Chapel Island) -- Work with the James River Park System Task Force, as part of a larger habitat restoration project. Register here.
3.) Upcoming Events: Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay (Virtual) -- To learn more about these events and to register, see https://www.allianceforthebay.org/get-involved/events/.
++ Webinar: Stormwater Solutions -- June 23, 2021 (7-8:15pm)
++ Breakfast On the Bay: Bobby Whitescarver – July 8, 2021 (9-10am)
++ Breakfast On The Bay: Tree Talk -- July 15, 2021 (10-11am)
++ Breakfast On The Bay: Alewerks – July 20, 2021 (10-11am)
++ Breakfast On The Bay: Rivertrends -- August 10, 2021 (12-1pm)
++ Breakfast On The Bay: Stream Study With Shank’s Mare -- August 24, 2021 (9-10am)
4.) Water Research Foundation (WRF) News
++ Webcasts -- https://www.waterrf.org/webcasts
== Nutrient Reduction from Secondary BOD Removal WRRFs – June 23, 2021
== WRF Technology Scan: Contaminant Removal – June 29, 2021
== Optimize Nutrient Removal WRRF Operations -- July 3, 2021
== Nutrient Reduction Approaches for Small Systems -- July 21, 2021
++ Advances in Water Research -- https://www.advancesinwaterresearch.org/awr/Store.action -- The latest edition presents guidance for small systems. Archived editions also available.
5.) Webinar: A Restoration Conversation with the Nansemond Indian Nation and the Upper Mattaponi Indian Tribe – June 23, 2021 (12-1pm) – Featuring speakers from the Nansemond Indian Nation and the Upper Mattaponi Indian Tribe. The focus is on their experiences with restoration projects and partnerships. For more information and to register, see http://chesapeake.org/crc-roundtable/. Hosted by the Chesapeake Research Consortium.
6.) Sustainability Matters Events -- For more information about Sustainability Matters, visit the website: https://smatters.carrd.co/
++ Plants & Pollinators: A Family Workshop – June 24, 2021 (9:30-10:30am), Edinburg, VA -- Bring the kids to see the pilot plot for “Making Trash Bloom”, a partnership between conservation nonprofit Sustainability Matters and the Shenandoah County Landfill, and learn about native plants and pollinators. For more information and to register, see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plants-pollinators-a-family-workshop-tickets-157474772283?aff=ebdsoporgprofile
++ Herbal Medicine with Native Plants – July 10, 2021 (9am-10am), Edinburg, VA – Focusing on the basics of herbal medicine using native perennials. The workshop will be taught by professional herbalist and Sustainability Matters volunteer Danna Sharp. Through June 30, 2021 healthcare workers will be given priority registration, any open spaces after June 30th will be opened to the public. For more information and to register, see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/herbal-medicine-with-native-plants-saturday-july-10-tickets-157670385367?aff=ebdsoporgprofile
7.) Field Day: Catawba Sustainability Center (CSC) – June 26, 2021 (9am-1pm) -- Catawba, VA (Roanoke County) -- For more information and to register, see https://thejamesriver.org/catawba-sustainability-center-field-day/. Learn more about the CSC at https://www.vtrc.vt.edu/catawba.html. View a webinar recording about the CSC on the JRA website. Field day organized by the James River Association (JRA), Mountain Castles Soil and Water Conservation District, Virginia Department of Forestry, Virginia Tech, Blue Ridge Land Conservancy, and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay.
8.) Rainwater Harvesting Research and Industry Roundtable – June 28, 2021 (12-2:30pm) -- Researchers will present an overview of their findings, ranging from microbial quality in rainwater harvesting systems to life cycle assessments. Industry professionals will present case studies of rainwater harvesting systems and then the moderators will guide the group through a question and answer period. Free event. For more information and to register, see https://sites.google.com/randolphcollege.edu/rainwater-roundtable/home. Offered by the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA) Foundation.
9.) Webcast: Advancing Water Reuse in Small and Disadvantaged Communities -- June 29, 2021 (1pm) -- Learn about water recycling opportunities for smaller communities. The webcast will be followed up by online training tailored to small and disadvantaged communities and pilot projects to assist communities with recycling project development. For more information and to register, see https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItd--vrDwqGVc85yEm5t0uV--aQ07Z_68. Hosted by EPA and partners.
10.) Equitable Infrastructure Toolkit -- Includes sections on utilities, affordability, infrastructure, and how to influence the decision-making process to ensure equitable infrastructure investment at the local, state and federal levels. The toolkit includes specifics on funding sources and how they flow from the federal to the state to the local level and how to influence their distribution to be more equitable and sustainable. For more information and to view the toolkit, see https://www.rivernetwork.org/equitable-infrastructure-toolkit/. Offered by River Network.
11.) 2020 Virginia Water Resources Progress Report -- https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/va/programs/planning/ -- This publication documents the efforts that have been made by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in the protection of water resources in Virginia. For more information, contact Matthew Lyons, State Conservation Engineer. Published by the Virginia Natural Resources Conservation Service Agency (NRCS).
12.) Publication -- Injection Wells: A Guide to Their Use, Operation, and Regulation – This guide provides introductory information about groundwater and the Underground Injection Control Program. The guide is intended for a broad audience and avoids the use of technical jargon to the extent. For more information, see https://www.gwpc.org/sites/gwpc/uploads/documents/publications/UIC_Guide_June_2021_Update1.pdf. Developed by the Groundwater Protection Council.
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