Announcements 2021.1.20

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1.) Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM) News
   ++ Call for Volunteers: Crab Trap App -- January 1-March 14, 2021
   ++ AdaptVA --
http://adaptva.org/
   ++ Terrapin Story Map
2.) Virginia Forest Landowner Events   
3.) Virginia Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Public Meetings
   ++ Water Quality Study (TMDL) for the Tidal James River and Elizabeth River (Tidewater Meeting) – January 26, 2021
   ++ Watershed TMDL Cleanup Plan for Select Tributaries of the James River – January 26, 2021 
   ++ Water Quality Study (TMDL) for the Tidal James River and Elizabeth River  (Piedmont Region Meeting) – January 28, 2021  
   ++ James River, Maury River, and Jackson River PCB TMDL – Comments Due: February 11, 2021
4.) Virginia Sea Grant Internships and Fellowships
   ++ NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship: Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics -- Applications Due: January 26, 2021 
   ++ Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship – Applications due: February 19, 2021
5.) Webinar: Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) Roundtable – January 27, 2021
6.) Call for Abstracts: AWRA 2021 Virtual Summer Conference – Submissions Due: February 1, 2021; Conference: July 19-21, 2021
7.) James River Association Upcoming Events
   ++ Birding on the James Webinar -- February 3, 2021
   ++ RiverRats Training (Virtual) – February 10, 2021 & February 18, 2021
   ++ RVA Environmental Film Festival (Virtual) – February 12-26, 2021
   ++ Volunteer Opportunities: Invasive Species Removal – Various Dates
8.) 2021 Best Urban BMP in the Bay Awards (BUBBA) Contest – Submissions Due: February 5, 2021
9.) 3rd Annual Native Plant Symposium for Beginners (Virtual) – February 6, 2021
10.) 2021 CSAWWA/CWEA Water and Wastewater Industry Virtual Student Career Fair – February 12, 2021
11.) Student Photo Contest – Submission Deadline: April 1, 2021
12.) SeSwA’s 16th Regional Stormwater Seminar –
April 23, 2021
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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.) Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM) News
   ++ Call for Volunteers: Crab Trap App -- January 1-March 14, 2021 -- Document and remove derelict blue crab traps in Virginia’s waters. To learn more and to register, see https://www.vims.edu/ccrm/research/marine_debris/solutions/removal/app/index.php.
   ++ AdaptVA – This information gateway on climate change adaptation is for individuals, local programs, and agencies. It integrates best available science, legal guidance, and planning strategies. To learn more, see
http://adaptva.org/.
   ++ Terrapin Story Map – This story map focuses on diamondback terrapin bycatch in crab traps.
https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/3555d14f5ca2442e960a955d00f68044.
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2.) Virginia Forest Landowner Events -- For more information, see https://forestupdate.frec.vt.edu/eventscalendar.html and https://forestupdate.frec.vt.edu/landownerprograms/shortcourses/online.html.   Offered by Virginia Cooperative Extension and partnering organizations. 
   ++ Fifteen Minutes in the Forest: Winter Tree ID on January 22, 2021; Forest Soils Part 2 on January 29, 2021 (new time: starts at 12:15pm)
   ++ 2021 Woodland Stewards Webinar Series: Determining Your Goals on February 2, 2021; The Digital Toolbox for Woodland Owners on February 9, 2021
   ++ 2021 Woods and Wildlife Conference (Virtual)February 19-20, 2021
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3.) Virginia Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Public Meetings Information about more TMDLs and DEQ contacts is available on DEQ’s website at https://www.deq.virginia.gov/water/water-quality/tmdl-development.  TMDL meetings are posted on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall: https://townhall.virginia.gov/ (search “TMDL”)
   ++ Water Quality Study (TMDL) for the Tidal James River and Elizabeth River (Tidewater Meeting) – January 26, 2021 (6pm) --
https://townhall.virginia.gov/l/ViewMeeting.cfm?MeetingID=31968
   ++ Watershed TMDL Cleanup Plan for Select Tributaries of the James RiverJanuary 26, 2021 (6pm) --
https://townhall.virginia.gov/l/ViewMeeting.cfm?MeetingID=31969
   ++ Water Quality Study (TMDL) for the Tidal James River and Elizabeth River  (Piedmont Region Meeting) – January 28, 2021 (6pm) --
https://townhall.virginia.gov/l/ViewMeeting.cfm?MeetingID=31967
   ++ James River, Maury River, and Jackson River PCB TMDL – Comments Accepted: January 13-February 11, 2021 -- https://townhall.virginia.gov/L/Viewmeeting.cfm?meetingid=31965
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4.) Virginia Sea Grant Internships and Fellowships -- For more information and opportunities, contact Sam Lake, Fellowship and Research Program Coordinator, at sjl...@vaseagrant.org.
   ++ NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship: Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics -- Applications due: January 26, 2021 (5pm); Fellowship begins: August 2021 -- Eligibility: Students working towards a Ph.D. in a relevant academic discipline. --
https://vaseagrant.org/fellowship-research-funding/fellowships/research-fellowships/nmfs-sea-grant-population-and-ecosystem-dynamics-ph-d-fellowship/
   ++ Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship – Applications due: February 19, 2021 (5pm); Start date: February 1, 2022 --
https://vaseagrant.org/fellowship-research-funding/fellowships/post-graduate-professional-fellowships/sea-grant-knauss-marine-policy-fellowship/
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5.) Webinar: Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) Roundtable – January 27, 2021 (12-1pm) – Theme: Tackling a Global Problem at the Community Level: Building Climate Resilience – Tune in to this lunchtime event that will examine how communities wrestle with understanding the range of projected impacts and how to effectively plan for and respond to climate change. For more information and to register, see http://chesapeake.org/crc-roundtable/.  Hosted by the Chesapeake Research Consortium.
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6.) Call for Abstracts: AWRA 2021 Virtual Summer Conference – Submissions Due: February 1, 2021; Conference: July 19-21, 2021 – Theme: Connecting Land and Water for Healthy Communities -- This specialty conference will address the design, integration, and implementation of the programs and research necessary to improve the connection of land and water planning and policy. For more information and to register, see https://www.awra.org/Members/Events_and_Education/Events/2021_Summer_Conference.aspx.  Organized by the American Water Resources Association (AWRA).
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7.) James River Association Upcoming Events
   ++ Birding on the James Webinar -- February 3, 2021 (5pm) -- https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMsfuGsrj4tG9WhMShNmnc5KCiya02d7Hfo%20
   ++ RiverRats Training (Virtual) – Two-Part Training: February 10, 2021 (5pm) & February 18, 2021 (4:30pm) --
https://thejamesriver.org/what-you-can-do/river-rats/
   ++ RVA Environmental Film Festival (Virtual) – February 12-26, 2021 -- 
https://rvaeff.org/ -- Sponsored by JRA & Virginia Capital Trail Foundation.
   ++ Volunteer Opportunity: Invasive Species Removal – Various Dates Through June 2021 --
https://form.jotform.com/91265234017956
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8.) 2021 Best Urban BMP in the Bay Awards (BUBBA) Contest – Submissions Due: February 5, 2021 – This contest recognizes the practices and programs implemented in the urban environment across the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The BUBBAs shine a light on local innovators using creative approaches to protect and restore local watersheds. For more information and to learn how to make a submission, see https://chesapeakestormwater.net/the-bubbas/2021-bubbas/.  Offered by the Chesapeake Stormwater Network. 
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9.) 3rd Annual Native Plant Symposium for Beginners (Virtual) – February 6, 2021 (9am-12pm) -- Create a beautiful yard, save time & money, improve water quality, build habitat for pollinators and birds, etc. For more information and to register, see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stop-mowing-start-growing-3rd-annual-native-plant-symposium-for-beginners-tickets-133260322211.  Organized by Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District and partners.
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10.) 2021 CSAWWA/CWEA Water and Wastewater Industry Virtual Student Career Fair – February 12, 2021 (9am-5pm) -- This career fair is designed for college and/or graduate students without full-time work experience in the industry. For more information and to register, see https://sites.google.com/view/cswatercareerfair/.  Hosted by the Chesapeake Section of the American Water Works Association (CSAWWA) and Chesapeake Water Environment Association (CWEA).
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11.) Student Photo Contest – Submission Deadline: April 1, 2021 – Open to all Virginia college and university students to submit photos featuring water in Virginia. For more information and to make a submission, see https://www.vwrrc.vt.edu/virginia-waters-photo-contest/. Offered by The Virginia Water Resources Research Center.
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12.) SeSwA’s 16th Regional Stormwater Seminar – April 23, 2021 – Theme: Innovative Alternatives for Stormwater Funding – This seminar will examine stormwater management programs funded by stormwater fees or other citizen funds and alternative approaches to funding. Early Bird Registration Ends: February 26, 2021. For more information, see https://seswa.memberclicks.net/seminars. Organized by Southeast Stormwater Association.
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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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