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2021 Virginia Water Monitoring Council Conference – Registration Deadline: In-person: September 21, 2021; Online: September 28, 2021; Conference: September 30, 2021 -- Online or Henrico, VA – Brian Richter, President of Sustainable Waters, will be the keynote speaker. Presentations will include information on In-situ PCB/PAH remediation using sediment amendments, ecology and conservation of vernal pools, use of community-based water monitoring data, and a fun and educational activity to teach youth about water quality. Registration is only $40.  Learn more and register at https://vwmc.vwrrc.vt.edu/conferences/. Organized by the VWMC with support from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Henrico County, Virginia Water Resources Research Center, Virginia Tech, and Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association.
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1.) Webinar: Life After Internships – August 18, 2021
2.) Call for Presentations: 2021 Annual Mid-Atlantic Marine Education Association (MAMEA) Conference – Submission Deadline: August 25, 2021; Conference: November 5-7, 2021
3.) Webinar: Benefits of a Healthy James: Part 2, Impacts of Climate Change – August 25, 2021
4.) Virginia Forest Landowner News
   ++ Legacy Planning Webinar Series – September 8, 9, 15, and 16, 2021
   ++ Virginia Forestry Summit – September 28-October 2, 2021
5.) Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PKRN) News
   ++ River Rodeo – September 11, 2021
   ++ RioPalooza – September 18, 2021
   ++ Party on the Pier Gala – September 25, 2021
   ++ Call for Volunteers
6.) Water Research Foundation (WRF) Requests for Proposals (RFPs) Deadlines: September 14, 2021 or September 28, 2021
7.) Watershed and Stormwater Webcast Series

   ++ Webcast 7. Public Involvement and Education Programs – September 15, 2021
   ++ Webcast 8. Post-Construction Stormwater Management – October 20, 2021
   ++ Webcast 9. Climate Resilience Strategies – November 17, 2021
   ++ Webcast 10. Watershed Based Planning Tools & Techniques – December 8, 2021
8.) Chesapeake Bay Program’s Scientific Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Workshops

   ++ Assessing the Water Quality, Habitat, and Social Benefits of Green Riprap (Virtual) -- September 15-16, 2021  
   ++ Understanding Genetics for Successful Conservation and Restoration of Resilient Chesapeake Bay Brook Trout Populations -- September 28-29, 2021
9.) Request for Proposals: Chesapeake Oyster Innovation Award Program – Deadline: September 16, 2021
10.) Request for Applications (RFA): Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) 2021-2022 Citizen Monitoring Grants – Application Deadline: September, 17, 2021
11.) Letters to a PreScientist Program --
https://prescientist.org/
12.) Job Opportunities
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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.) Webinar: Life After Internships – August 18, 2021 (12-1pm) – Hear from three C-StREAM interns about their innovative research, the importance of positive mentoring relationships and internship experiences, and how the competencies took shape over the summer. For more information and to register, see http://chesapeake.org/crc-roundtable/ . Offered by the Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC).
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2.) Call for Presentations: 2021 Annual Mid-Atlantic Marine Education Association (MAMEA) Conference – Submission Deadline: August 25, 2021; Conference: November 5-7, 2021 -- Solomons Island, MD – Theme: Water: Using Our Past to Learn About Our Future -- Presentations will be in-person. Presentation needs to support the conference theme and/or mission of MAMEA. MAMEA membership and conference registration is required for all conference participants.  For more information and to register, see https://masweb.vims.edu/mamea/index.html.
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3.) Webinar: Benefits of a Healthy James: Part 2, Impacts of Climate Change – August 25, 2021 (5pm) – This free webinar will discuss climate change impacts in the region and what that means for the health of the James and the people living in its watershed. For more information and to register, see https://thejamesriver.org/webinar-series/.  Also offering recordings of past JRA webinars, including Benefits of a Healthy James Part 1: Riverside Parks.  Offered by the James River Association (JRA).
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4.) Virginia Forest Landowner News -- For more events, see https://forestupdate.frec.vt.edu/eventscalendar.html. View newsletters at https://forestupdate.frec.vt.edu/newsletter.html.
   ++ Legacy Planning Webinar Series – September 8, 9, 15, and 16, 2021 (3-4:30pm) – Learn more at
https://ext.vt.edu/natural-resources/legacy-planning/training.html.
   ++ Virginia Forestry SummitSeptember 28-October 2, 2021 – Harrisonburg, VA – For more information and to register, see
https://www.forestrysummit.com/.
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5.) Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PKRN) News
   ++ River Rodeo – September 11, 2021 – Bentonville Low Water Bridge Campground -- Space is limited. To register, contact ma...@shenandoahriverkeeper.org
   ++ RioPalooza – September 18, 2021 (12pm) -- Elizabeth Furnace Recreational Area -- This free, family-friendly bilingual river festival celebrates the Shenandoah River and National Hispanic Heritage Month. For more information, see
https://www.potomacriverkeepernetwork.org/?event=riopalooza
   ++ Party on the Pier Gala – September 25, 2021 -- The Wharf, Washington D.C. – This benefit gala supports the work of the PKRN. Buy tickets and learn more at
https://www.potomacriverkeepernetwork.org/?event=party-on-the-pier
   ++ Call for Volunteers – PKRN is always in need of volunteers for various clean up events throughout the year. For more information, see
https://www.potomacriverkeepernetwork.org/volunteer/.
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6.) Water Research Foundation (WRF) Requests for Proposals (RFPs) – For more information, see https://www.waterrf.org/open-rfps.
     ++ Using Phosphate-Based Corrosion Inhibitors and Sequestrants to Meet Multiple Water Treatment Objectives – Deadline: September 14, 2021
     ++ Assessment of Molecular Techniques to Detect and Predict Cyanotoxin Occurrence -- Deadline: September 14, 2021
     ++ Understanding the Mechanisms of Chlorine and Chloramine Impact on Opportunistic Pathogens in Distribution Systems – Deadline: September 28, 2021
     ++ Development of Innovative Predictive Control Strategies for Nutrient Removal -- Deadline: September 28, 2021
     ++ Technologies and Approaches to Minimize Brominated and Iodinated DBPs in Distribution Systems – Deadline: September 28, 2021
     ++ Establishing Seasonal Targets for Receiving Waters:  Rethinking Wet Weather versus Dry Weather Expectations – Deadline: September 28, 2021
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7.) Watershed and Stormwater Webcast Series Each webcast begins at 1pm.  To register or to learn more about these events, see https://www.cwp.org/webcasts-2021/.  Offered by the Center for Watershed Protection.
   ++ Webcast 7. Public Involvement and Education Programs – September 15, 2021
   ++ Webcast 8. Post-Construction Stormwater Management – October 20, 2021
   ++ Webcast 9. Climate Resilience Strategies – November 17, 2021
   ++ Webcast 10. Watershed Based Planning Tools & Techniques – December 8, 2021
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8.) Chesapeake Bay Program’s Scientific Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Workshops -- For more information and to register, see https://www.chesapeake.org/stac/workshops/.
   ++ Assessing the Water Quality, Habitat, and Social Benefits of Green Riprap (Virtual) -- September 15-16, 2021 (12-1pm)
   ++ Understanding Genetics for Successful Conservation and Restoration of Resilient Chesapeake Bay Brook Trout Populations -- September 28-29, 2021 -- Thurmont, Maryland
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9.) Request for Proposals: Chesapeake Oyster Innovation Award Program – Deadline: September 16, 2021 (4pm) – Seeking projects that meet any of the following three goals: 1) increase knowledge within priority audiences of the value of oysters, oyster fisheries, and aquaculture efforts, 2) advance technologies for increasing oyster population or aquaculture production, and/or 3) advance oyster population monitoring techniques. For more information, see https://cbtrust.org/grants/chesapeakeoyster/. Provided by the Chesapeake Bay Trust and Chesapeake Oyster Alliance.
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10.) Request for Applications (RFA): Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) 2021-2022 Citizen Monitoring Grants – Application Deadline: September, 17, 2021 (5pm) -- Grant funds can be used to purchase equipment, pay for lab analyses, and train and educate citizens. This year’s RFA includes an application question to prioritize environmental justice, instructions for using DEQ’s new Electronic Data Mapper, and new guidelines for submitting data to DEQ. For more information, see https://www.deq.virginia.gov/water/water-quality/monitoring/citizen-monitoring or contact Stuart Torbeck at Charles...@DEQ.Virginia.gov or 804-698-4461.
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11.) Letters to a PreScientist Program -- Connects students to STEM professionals through snail mail to broaden students’ awareness of what STEM professionals look like and do at work. Volunteers are matched with middle school students and through four rounds of letters (snail-mail letters) describe their STEM career pathway, higher education journey, and how they have overcome obstacles. Learn more at https://prescientist.org/.
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12.) Job Opportunities
   ++ Program Administration Coordinator, James River Association – Interviews Start: August 19, 2021 – Richmond, VA -- https://thejamesriver.org/about-the-james-river-association/employment/
   ++ Director of Major Giving (Central Virginia), Chesapeake Bay Foundation – Deadline: August 20, 2021 – Richmond, VA -- https://www.cbf.org/about-cbf/jobs-internships/jobs/
   ++ Forestry Coordinator, Cacapon Institute – Deadline: August 27, 2021 – West Virginia --
https://www.cacaponinstitute.org/job-announcements/
   ++ Various Planning Supervisor Positions, The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission – Various Deadlines: Beginning September 7, 2021 – Upper Marlboro/Wheaton/Prince George's County, MD --
https://www.mncppc.org/165/Employment (Search “planning supervisor”)
   ++ Community Engagement Specialist, Anne Arundel Watershed Stewards Academy – Preferred Deadline: September 12, 2021 – Millersville, MD --
http://aawsa.org/job-opportunities
   ++ Community Conservation Manager, Potomac Conservancy – Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis – Silver Spring, MD --
https://potomac.org/careers
   ++ Various Positions, The Neighborhood Design Center – Deadline: August 2021 – Hyattsville or Baltimore, MD --
https://ndc-md.org/careers
   ++ Various Positions, Chesapeake Bay Foundation – Various Deadlines – Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Washington DC --
https://www.cbf.org/about-cbf/jobs-internships/jobs/
   ++ Various Positions, Environmental Law Institute – Various Deadlines -- Washington, D.C. --
https://www.eli.org/employment
   ++ Various Positions, PennFuture – Various deadlines – Pennsylvania --
https://www.pennfuture.org/careers-and-internships
   ++ Various Positions, National Wildlife Federation – Various Deadlines – Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, etc. --
https://www.nwf.org/About-Us/Careers
   ++ Various Positions, The Alice Ferguson Foundation – Various Deadlines– Accokeek, MD -- https://fergusonfoundation.org/job-opportunities/
   ++ Contract Captain, James River Association – Open Until Filled -- Williamsburg, VA -- 
https://thejamesriver.org/about-the-james-river-association/employment/ 
   ++ Engagement Coordinator, Wild Virginia – Open until filled -- Charlottesville, VA --
https://wildvirginia.org/about-us/employment/
   ++ Two Positions: Youth Programs Coordinator/Museum Educator, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum – Open until filled – Annapolis, MD --
https://cbmm.org/about/contact-us/employment-internships/
   ++ Three Positions: Director of Marketing & Communications/Accounting Manager/Landscape Designer, Elizabeth River – Open until filled – Norfolk, VA --
https://elizabethriver.org/jobs
   ++ Environmental Technician, Palustrine Group – Open until filled – Charleston, SC --
https://palustrinegroup.com/job-opening-for-environmental-technician-at-palustrine-group/
   ++ Volunteer Coordinator (AmeriCorps position), Annapolis Maritime Museum – Open until filled – Annapolis, MD --
https://amaritime.org/jobs
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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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