Announcements 2022.9.18

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Note: The link to more information and registration was inadvertently missing in last week’s announcement for Massive Open Online Course on Ecosystem Restoration -- Registration Deadline: MONDAY -- September 19, 2022; Course: September 19, 2022-November 20, 2022 -- The course serves as an introduction to the Short-Term Action Plan on Ecosystem Restoration (STAPER). For more information and to register, see: https://www.learningfornature.org/en/courses/ecosystem-restoration-2022/#learndash-course-content. Sponsored by the Society for Ecosystem Restoration.
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1.) CRC Roundtable -- Listening and Learning: Achieving Environmental Wins Through Convening (virtual) -- September 21, 2022
2.) Watershed and Stormwater Webcasts – Various Dates: September 21, 2022-December 7, 2022
3.) Webcast -- Runoff as a Resource: How it Can Bring Watershed Benefits -- September 22, 2022
4.) Source Water Week -- September 25-October 1, 2022
5.) Public Meeting -- Clean up study (TMDL) and plan for Beaverdam Creek, Fryingpan Creek, Pigg River, and Poplar Branch (Bedford, Pittsylvania, and Franklin Counties) – September 27, 2022
6.) Call for Abstracts: 13th National Monitoring Conference – Abstracts Due: September 30, 2022 (extended deadline); Conference: April 24-28, 2023
7.) Gala Party on the Pier! -- October 8, 2022
8.) Wetland Delineation Course – October 11-14, 2022
9.) Blue Ridge PRSIM Events – Various Dates: October 12, 2022-November 12, 2022
10.) Upper Tennessee River Roundtable (UTRR) Events – Various Dates: October 13-21, 2022
11.) Seeking Acorns and Nuts to Grow Seedlings – Due: October 14, 2022
12.) Call for Topical Session Proposals: AWRA 2023 Summer Conference – Proposals Due: October 17, 2022; Conference: July 17-19, 2023
13.) Job Opportunities with Closing Dates
14.) Job Opportunities Open Until Filled
15.) Various Positions Currently Available
16.) Other Sources of Job Opportunities
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1.) CRC Roundtable -- Listening and Learning: Achieving Environmental Wins Through Convening (virtual) -- September 21, 2022 (12-1pm) – This session will discuss best practices for bringing diverse stakeholders together and moving the collective towards environmental wins. Learn more and register at http://chesapeake.org/crc-roundtable/. Hosted by the Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC).
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2.) Watershed and Stormwater Webcasts – Learn more and register for these webcasts at https://cwp.org/webcasts-2022/.  Offered by the Center for Watershed Protection.
   ++ Webcast 7: Climate Change and Urban Flooding Issues -- September 21, 2022
   ++ Webcast 8: Urban Forestry -- October 26, 2022
   ++ Webcast 9: Behavior Change for Watershed & Stormwater Management -- November 16, 2022 
   ++ Webcast 10: Stormwater Retrofitting -- December 7, 2022
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3.) Webcast -- Runoff as a Resource: How it Can Bring Watershed Benefits -- September 22, 2022 (2pm) -- Free webcast for watershed & stormwater professionals.  Speaker: Grant Sharp, Manager of the South Orange County Watershed Management Area, will describe partnering with water & wastewater agencies while exploring new technologies and strategies to promote the use of runoff as a resource. Viewers will receive one professional development hour (PDH).  Learn more and register at https://www.estormwater.com/webinars.  Offered by Center for Watershed Protection and Storm Water Solutions.
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4.) Source Water Week -- September 25-October 1, 2022 – This event raises awareness about the importance of drinking water sources. Keeping rivers, lakes and underground wells free from pollution makes it easier and less expensive to keep drinking water safe and healthy.  Materials are available.  Learn more at https://www.awwa.org/Resources-Tools/Resource-Topics/Source-Water-Protection/Source-Water-Protection-Week. Offered by the American Water Works Associations (AWWA).
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5.) Public Meeting -- Clean Up Study (TMDL) and Plan for Beaverdam Creek, Fryingpan Creek, Pigg River, and Poplar Branch (Bedford, Pittsylvania, and Franklin Counties) – September 27, 2022 (6pm) -- Rocky Mount, VA – Seeking public comment on the development of a Total Maximum Daily Load report (TMDL) for streams listed as impaired for the General Standard (Benthics). Learn more at https://townhall.virginia.gov/l/ViewMeeting.cfm?MeetingID=36880 and https://www.deq.virginia.gov/water/water-quality/tmdl-development/tmdls-under-development.  Meeting hosted by Virginia DEQ.  
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6.) Call for Abstracts: 13th National Monitoring Conference – Abstracts Due: September 30, 2022 (extended deadline); Conference: April 24-28, 2023 -- Virginia Beach, Va (and in a limited virtual setting). – Requesting abstracts for oral presentations and posters covering topics related to monitoring rivers and streams, lakes, wetlands, coastal waters, estuaries and groundwater. The proposed sessions and a short description of each are available at https://www.nalms.org/2023nmc/proposed-sessions/. Learn more and submit abstracts at https://www.nalms.org/2023nmc/call-for-abstracts/. Organized by the National Water Quality Monitoring Council (NWQMC) in partnership with the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS).  
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7.) Gala Party on the Pier! -- October 8, 2022 -- District Pier at the Wharf, Washington, DC -- Theme: Celebration and commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act.  This is an outdoor event with a large tent in case of rain. Includes music, dancing, and inspiring stories of the work the Riverkeepers do. To learn more and purchase tickets, see  https://www.potomacriverkeepernetwork.org/event/party-on-the-pier-annual-gala/.  Proceeds support the work of the Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN).
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8.) Wetland Delineation Course – October 11-14, 2022 – VIMS, Gloucester Point, VA -- Learn about the wetland delineation protocol “Regional Supplement to the Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual: Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain Region Version 2.0.” The course curriculum will cover all aspects of wetland delineation in the Coastal Plain region, and include classroom and field activities. Learn more and register at https://www.vims.edu/cbnerr/coastal_training/upcoming_workshops/index.php.  Offered by Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia (CBNERR-VA).
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9.) Blue Ridge PRSIM Events – Learn about and register for these events and others at https://blueridgeprism.org/prism-register/. Offered by Blue Ridge Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM).
   ++ Workshop: Session 1 (virtual) : Introduction to Invasive Plants and Identification -- October 12, 2022
   ++ Workshop: Session 2 (virtual): Control of Invasive Plants -- October 13, 2022
   ++ Workshop: In-person Field Session -- October 15, 2022
– Charlottesville, VA
   ++ Fall Quarterly Meeting (virtual) -- October 18, 2022 – Presentation: Homegrown National Park with Doug Tallamy
   ++ Workshop: Invasive Vines -- November 12, 2022 -- Botanical Garden of the Piedmont
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10.) Upper Tennessee River Roundtable (UTRR) Events – For more information about these events, contact UTRR at 276-628-1600. To learn more about UTRR, see https://www.uppertnriver.org/
   ++ Fall Roundtable Meeting -- October 13, 2022 (6pm; Zoom) – Honoring citizens, groups, and others for their work in the Upper Tennessee River Watershed.
   ++ Annual Muster Grounds Cleanup -- October 16, 2022 (2-4pm) -- Cleanup supplies will be provided, and T-shirts will be given to volunteers. For more information and to sign up in advance, call UTRR. Coordinated by UTRR in partnership with Sustain Abingdon.
   ++ Three Rivers Art Auction -- October 21, 2022 -- Abingdon Winery, Abingdon, Va. – Proceeds support various programs. Art donations will be accepted until the auction. To donate, contact UTRR.
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11.) Seeking Acorns and Nuts to Grow Seedlings Due: October 14, 2022 -- Every year, Virginians donate acorns and other seeds that VDOF staff plant at the Augusta Nursery. Seedlings are later sold to Virginia landowners, typically to reforest open lands. The VDOF is seeking nuts from black walnut trees and Chinese chestnut trees and acorns from 11 oak species. Learn how and when to collect nut and acorns at https://dof.virginia.gov/wp-content/uploads/FT0011-Seeking-Acorns-and-Nuts-to-Grow-Seedlings.pdf and https://dof.virginia.gov/wp-content/uploads/nr_2022-09-08_Acorn-Collection-Season-is-Here.pdf. Drop off acorns at any VDOF office (https://dof.virginia.gov/about/office-directory/). Learn more about the program at https://dof.virginia.gov/forest-management-health/seedling-nurseries/acorn-and-nut-collection/.
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12.) Call for Topical Session Proposals: AWRA 2023 Summer Conference – Proposals Due: October 17, 2022; Conference: July 17-19, 2023 – Theme: Connecting Land and Water -- This conference will address the design, integration, and implementation of the programs necessary to better connect land and water planning and policy. Topical sessions are 90 minutes in length.  Learn more at https://www.awra.org/Members/Events_and_Education/Events/2023_Summer_Conference/2023_Summer_Sessions.aspx. Organized by the American Water Resources Association (AWRA).
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13.) Job Opportunities with Closing Dates (++ indicates new addition)
   ++ Biological Scientist (Research Staff Officer), USDA Forest Service Savannah River (GS-0401-13) – Closing: September 21, 2022 -- New Ellenton, SC --
https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com/ (search permanent positions in South Carolina).
   ++ Natural Resources Biologist III, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, (Recruitment #22-001000-0006) – Deadline: September 26, 2022 -- Anne Arundel, MD --
https://www.jobapscloud.com/MD/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=22&R2=001000&R3=0006
   ++ Natural Resources Biologist II, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Resource Assessment Service (part time; Recruitment #22-003121-0004) – Deadline: September 29, 2022 -- Anne Arundel, MD --
https://www.jobapscloud.com/MD/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=22&R2=003121&R3=0004
   ++ Mendenhall Research Fellowship Program, U.S. Geological Survey (4 post doc opportunities) -- Applications due: November 1, 2022 --
https://www.usgs.gov/centers/mendenhall-research-fellowship-program/when-and-how-apply
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21-7. Advancing co-design of models and data networks 
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21-8. Advancing representation of groundwater surface water interaction in regional and national hydrologic models 
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21-9. Advancing hydroclimate science for water availability 
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21-10. Integrated water availability modeling 
   ++ PhD position in Freshwater Data Science and Forecasting, Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia TechApplication Deadline: December 15, 2022; Start: Summer 2023 – Blacksburg, Va --
https://carey.biol.vt.edu/ (see “join the lab”).
   ++ PhD student in Environmental Modeling and Community Resilience, Department of Population Health Sciences, Virginia TechApplication Deadline: January 15, 2023 – Blacksburg, Va. --
https://publichealth.vt.edu/research-engagement/research/mehp/jobs.html
   ++ Research Assistantship for PhD Student, Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability, University of North CarolinaApplication Deadline: January 15, 2023 -- Greensboro, NC – NSF-funded project examining dynamics of large wood in Coastal Plain rivers. The position includes full salary and tuition support. Starts: Fall 2023 (prefer to start: Summer 2023). For more information or to apply, contact Dr. Sarah Praskievicz,
sjpr...@uncg.edu. See links below. (UNCG Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability; Ph.D. program in Geography; Dr. Praskievicz's Rivers and Water Resources Lab)
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14.) Job Opportunities Open Until Filled (++ indicates new addition)
   ++ Resiliency Specialist, City of Hampton – Hampton, Va. --
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hampton (search “resiliency”)
   ++ Junior Hydrologists (multiple positions), National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – Tuscaloosa, Alabama --
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/662962600
   ++ Ph.D. position in Flood Catastrophe Modeling, Lehigh University – Bethlehem, PA --
https://tinyurl.com/LehighCatModels -- Co-supervised by Professor Ethan Yang in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Professor Brian Davison in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering.
   ++ Environmental Communications Associate, Green Fin Studio -- Richmond, VA -- 
https://greenfinstudio.com/2022/08/19/were-hiring-environmental-communications-associate/ 
   ++ Water Resources Engineer, Ecosystem Services – Charlottesville, VA --
https://ecosystemservices.us/careers/#jobssection
   ++ Senior Environmental Compliance Manager in Planning/Permitting, Dudek -- Norfolk, Richmond, remote work, VA -- https://dudek.com/your-career/open-positions/ and search “Virginia”
   ++ Vice President of Programs and Litigation, Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) – Washington, DC --
https://www.potomacriverkeepernetwork.org/employment-opportunities/
   ++ Environmental Educator, Anacostia Watershed Society -- Bladensburg, MD --
https://www.anacostiaws.org/about-us/employment-and-internships.html
   ++ Assistant Director, Sultana Education Foundation (SEF) -- Chestertown, Maryland --
https://sultanaeducation.org/join-our-team-2/
   ++ Environmental Programs Coordinator, City of Hyattsville -- Hyattsville, MD --
https://www.hyattsville.org/jobs.aspx
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15.) Various Positions Currently Available (++ indicates new addition)
   ++ A. Morton Thomas and Associates, Inc., (AMT) -- Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, etc. --
https://jobs.lever.co/amtengineering/
   ++ Baltimore Tree Trust – Baltimore, MD -- https://www.baltimoretreetrust.org/about-us/careers/
   ++ Center for Biological Diversity – Nationwide --
https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/about/jobs/
   ++ Chesapeake Bay Foundation – Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Washington DC --
https://www.cbf.org/about-cbf/jobs-internships/jobs/
   ++ Chesapeake Bay Trust -- Annapolis, MD --
https://cbtrust.org/employment-opportunities/
   ++ CityScape Engineering, LLC – Baltimore, MD --
https://www.baltimorecityscape.com/job-opportunities.html
   ++ Clean Water Action – Nationwide --
https://www.cleanwateraction.org/about/jobs
   ++ Colonial Soil and Water Conservation District – Williamsburg, VA --
https://www.colonialswcd.org/employment
   ++ Elizabeth River Project – Norfolk/Portsmouth, VA --
https://elizabethriver.org/careers/
   ++ Environmental Law Institute – Washington, D.C. --
https://www.eli.org/employment
   ++ James River Association – Lynchburg, Richmond or Williamsburg, VA --
https://thejamesriver.org/about-the-james-river-association/employment/
   ++ National Wildlife Federation – Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, etc. --
https://www.nwf.org/About-Us/Careers
   ++ Piedmont Environmental Council – Albemarle, Culpeper, & Greene Counties, VA --
https://www.pecva.org/about-us/jobs-internships/
   ++ Potomac Conservancy -- Silver Spring, MD --
https://potomac.org/careers
   ++ Rock Creek Conservancy -- Bethesda, MD --
https://www.rockcreekconservancy.org/our-team
   ++ Shenandoah Valley Soil & Water Conservation District – Harrisonburg, VA --
https://svswcd.org/jobopenings/
   ++ Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) -- Edgewater, MD --
https://serc.si.edu/opportunities
   ++ Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project, Inc. (SERCAP) – Richmond/Roanoke, VA --
https://sercap.org/about/employment-opportunities 
   ++ University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) -- Cambridge, MD --
https://www.umces.edu/employment
   ++ Wildlands Engineering -- Charlotte, Raleigh, Asheville, NC; Charleston, SC; or Fairfax, VA --
https://www.wildlandseng.com/career-opportunities/
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16.) Other Sources of Job Opportunities
   ++ 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: Ocean Jobs --
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 Job Finder --
https://vcnva.org/job-finder/
   ++ Virginia Rural Water Association Job Opportunities --
https://www.vrwa.org/Resources/JobOpportunities.aspx
   ++ Virginia State Government Jobs --
https://jobs.virginia.gov/
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