1.) International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) – August 28, 2021-November 2021
2.) Call for Presentations: 2021 Annual Mid-Atlantic Marine Education Association (MAMEA) Conference – Submission Deadline: August 29, 2021; Conference: November 5-7, 2021
3.) Future Harvest Upcoming Events and Announcements
++ Call for Proposals: Future Harvest Annual Conference – Proposals Due: August 30, 2021; Conference: January 14-15, 2022
++ Upcoming Field School Events – Various Dates: September 2-14, 2021
++ Applications Accepted: 2022 Beginner Farmer Training Program (BFTP) – Deadline: October 22, 2021
4.) Chesapeake Stormwater Network Webcasts – Various Dates: August 31, 2021-September 15, 2021
5.) James River Association (JRA) News and Events
++ Volunteers Needed: Water Trees on Chapel Island – Various Dates: September 1-October 13, 2021
++ Batteau Boat Trips – September 2021
++ Volunteers Needed: Invasive Species Removal on Chapel Island – Various Dates: September 13-November 15, 2021
++ James River Watch
6.) Webinar: DEQ's Annual BMP Warehouse Update -- September 2, 2021
7.) Water Wednesday: Trash Free Potomac – September 15, 2021
8.) Webinars: Our Common Agenda Advocacy Series – September-November 2021
9.) Middle Peninsula Restoration Workshop (Virtual) – September 21-23, 2021
10.) Fall Invasive Species Workshop Series – Various Dates: September 21-October 17, 2021
11.) Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s (ACB’s) The Taste: Celebrate 50 Years (Virtual) – September 23, 2021
12.) Call for Presentations: Environment Virginia Symposium 2022 – Submission Deadline: September 24, 2021; Symposium: March 29-31, 2021
13.) Job Opportunities
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1.) International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) – August 28, 2021-November, 2021 -- Volunteers remove litter and debris, and recycle found items along the shorelines of Virginia’s rivers, lakes, bays, beaches, and inland. Volunteers complete Data Cards or use the CleanSwell app to collect information about the amounts and types of litter and debris found. Find planned clean-up events across Virginia at http://www.longwood.edu/cleanva/cleanupevents2021.html. To lead a clean-up event, see http://www.longwood.edu/cleanva/VolunteerSiteCaptain.html, call 434-395-2602, or email cle...@longwood.edu. Clean Virginia Waterways leads the ICC for the state of Virginia.
2.) Call for Presentations: 2021 Annual Mid-Atlantic Marine Education Association (MAMEA) Conference – Submission Deadline: August 29, 2021; Conference: November 5-7, 2021 -- Solomons, MD – Theme: Water: Using Our Past to Learn About Our Future -- Presentations should support the conference theme and/or the mission of MAMEA. Learn more at https://masweb.vims.edu/mamea/conf.html. Scholarship applications also accepted; for more information and to apply, see https://masweb.vims.edu/mamea/scholarship.html.
3.) Future Harvest Upcoming Events and Announcements --To learn more about these events and others, see https://www.futureharvestcasa.org/.
++ Call for Proposals: Future Harvest Annual Conference – Proposals Due: August 30, 2021; Conference: January 14-15, 2022 -- Theme: Together Again -- Learn more at https://www.futureharvestcasa.org/conference/2022-conference or contact Gail Taylor with questions at ga...@futureharvest.org.
++ Upcoming Field School Events -- Upcoming events include the following and others:
= Soil Health Hub Meeting – September 2, 2021 (first Thursdays of the month)
= Transitioning to Organic Grain: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly – September 8, 2021
= Soil Health to Go – September 8, 2021 (12pm)
= On-Farm Composting & Compost Use Webinar Series: Integrating Composting into your Farming Business – September 14, 2021 (12pm)
++ Applications Accepted: 2022 Beginner Farmer Training Program (BFTP) – Deadline: October 22, 2021 -- This free, year-long immersive training combines classroom and hands-on learning at Chesapeake region farms. There are three levels of training for new farmers, from entry-level to advanced. To learn more, see https://www.futureharvestcasa.org/field-school/beginner-farmer-training-program.
4.) Chesapeake Stormwater Network Webcasts -- For more information regarding these webcasts, see http://chesapeakestormwater.net/events/categories/webcasts/. Archived webcasts, such as Understanding the New Chesapeake Bay Climate Change-Informed IDF Curves, can be found at https://chesapeakestormwater.net/category/events/archived-webcasts-events/.
++ Community-Led Project Planning -- August 31, 2021 (12pm)
++ Incorporating Equity into Green Infrastructure Planning -- September 8, 2021 (12pm)
++ Growing Your Watershed Stewardship Program -- September 15, 2021 (12pm)
5.) James River Association (JRA) News and Events -- For more information on these events and others, see https://thejamesriver.org/.
++ Volunteers Needed: Water Trees on Chapel Island – Various Dates: September 1-October 13, 2021 (5-7pm) – Richmond, VA – Help water newly planted trees on Chapel Island. To learn more, see https://form.jotform.com/211655500176955.
++ Batteau Boat Trips – September 2021 (Friday-Sunday: 11am & 1pm) -- Lynchburg, VA -- Passengers experience the James on a historic batteau replica. The ride will last about an hour and tours the downtown Lynchburg corridor of the James River. Space is limited and reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. For more information, see http://www.jamesriveradventures.org/services.html.
++ Volunteers Needed: Invasive Species Removal on Chapel Island – Various Dates: September 13-November 15, 2021 – Richmond, VA -- Tools will be provided for volunteers, to be used individually (not shared). Bring your own gloves. To learn more and to register, see https://form.jotform.com/91265234017956.
++ James River Watch – This water quality monitoring program communicates river conditions. This real-time river conditions platform is in operation throughout the summer -- https://www.jamesriverwatch.org/.
6.) Webinar: DEQ's Annual BMP Warehouse Update -- September 2, 2021 (1pm) -- This webinar will highlight changes to the BMP Warehouse. DEQ’s Bill Keeling will provide demonstrations of specific tasks, such as the use of the new inspection template. For more information and to register, see https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2270551301785596171. The webinar will be recorded and available for playback through the DEQ Chesapeake Bay Phase III WIP BMP Verification webpage. Offered by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
7.) Water Wednesday: Trash Free Potomac – September 15, 2021 (5:30-6:30pm) – Focus is on trash and microplastics that end up in the Potomac River. For more information and to register, see https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtf-GtqDkvG9fLEhQF7iDEFvmAVLUL7rhm. Offered by Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PKN).
8.) Webinars: Our Common Agenda Advocacy Series – September-November 2021 – Each webinar focuses on a chapter within Our Common Agenda 2022, available at http://vcnva.org/our-common-agenda/. The chapter authors will highlight and answer questions about their papers' policy recommendations. To learn more and to register, see https://vcnva.org/get-involved/. Offered by the Virginia Conservation Network (VCN). Zoom Events will include the following (specific dates and times will be provided closer to events held after September 21, 2021):
++ Wildlife & Fisheries -- September 16, 2021 (12-1pm)
++ Virginia’s Landscapes -- September 21, 2021 (12-1pm)
++ Healthy Chesapeake Bay, Rivers, & Creeks -- September 27-October 1, 2021
++ Resilient Communities -- October 4-8, 2021
++ Transportation -- October 4-8, 2021
++ Clean Energy Development -- October 11-15, 2021
++ Utility Reform -- October 18–22, 2021
++ Pollution Prevention -- October 25-29, 2021
++ Equitable and Inclusive Government -- November 1-5, 2021
9.) Middle Peninsula Restoration Workshop (Virtual) – September 21-23, 2021 – Learn about best practices in habitat restoration and discuss ideas, projects, challenges and opportunities with your colleagues. For the agenda, more information, and to register, see https://www.vims.edu/cbnerr/coastal_training/upcoming_workshops/index.php. Organized by the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.
10.) Fall Invasive Species Workshop Series – Workshop offerings will focus on content that is specific to the autumn season. For more information and to register, see https://blueridgeprism.org/prism-events/. Offered by Blue Ridge Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM).
++ September 21 & 23, 2021 (Virtual) – Introduction to Invasive Species: Identification and Control
++ September 25, 2021 (In-Person) -- Field Session -- Charlottesville, VA
++ October 17, 2021 – (In-Person) -- Field Session -- Rappahannock County Park
11.) Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s (ACB’s) The Taste: Celebrate 50 Years (Virtual) – September 23, 2021 – This fundraiser supports the work of the ACB. Learn about the Chesapeake Bay watershed, the Alliance’s programs, its progress towards Chesapeake restoration, and learn from recognized environmental leaders. For more information and to register, see https://www.allianceforthebay.org/event/the-taste-celebrate-50-years/.
12.) Call for Presentations: Environment Virginia Symposium 2022 – Submission Deadline: September 24, 2021; Symposium: March 29-31, 2021 – Theme: Where Leaders Meet -- Traditional presentations are 15 minutes in length, or propose a panel discussion with panelists discussing a topic from several viewpoints. Topics include water, energy, climate change, Chesapeake Bay, and more. For more information, see https://www.vmi.edu/about/conferences/eva/call-for-presentations/.
13.) Job Opportunities -- Other sources of job opportunities include:
Chesapeake Network (https://www.chesapeakenetwork.org/groups/chesapeake-network/jobs/), Ecojobs (http://www.ecojobs.com/), Idealist (https://www.idealist.org/en/), SevenSeas Media (https://sevenseasmedia.org/ocean-jobs/), and Southeast Stormwater Association (SeSwA) Job Board (https://www.seswa.org/job-board).
++ Philanthropy Specialist, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay – Deadline: August 29, 2021 – Annapolis, MD -- https://www.allianceforthebay.org/get-involved/careers/
++ Healthy Watersheds Environmental Management Staffer, Chesapeake Research Consortium – Deadline: August 31, 2021 -- Annapolis, MD -- https://chesapeake.org/2021/07/01/healthy-watersheds-git-staffer/
++ Literacy Specialist, Maryland Department of Natural Resources – Deadline: August 31, 2021 – Annapolis, MD -- https://www.jobapscloud.com/MD/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=21&R2=002247&R3=0068
++ Coastal Analyst, Maryland Department of Natural Resources – Deadline: August 31, 2021 – Annapolis, MD -- https://www.jobapscloud.com/MD/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=21&R2=002588&R3=0041
++ Maryland Forest Projects Coordinator, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay – Deadline: September 9, 2021 – Annapolis, MD -- https://www.allianceforthebay.org/get-involved/careers/
++ Outreach and Communications Intern (Chesapeake Working Land and Seascapes), Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) and Virginia Working Landscapes (VWL) – Deadline: September 10, 2021 – Edgewater, MD -- https://serc.si.edu/outreach-intern-working-land-and-seascapes
++ Marketing and Communications Officer, Chesapeake Bay Trust – Reviews begin: September 20, 2021 – Annapolis, MD -- https://cbtrust.org/employment-opportunities/
++ Sustainable Landscape Technician, LandStudies, Inc – Deadline: September 30, 2021 – Manheim, PA -- https://landstudies.com/sustainable-landscape-technician/
++ Landscape Designer, Elizabeth River Project – Deadline: October 1, 2021 – Norfolk, VA -- https://elizabethriver.org/jobs
++ Engagement Coordinator, Wild Virginia – Open until filled -- Charlottesville, VA -- https://wildvirginia.org/about-us/employment/
++ Various Positions, Chesapeake Bay Foundation – Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Washington DC -- https://www.cbf.org/about-cbf/jobs-internships/jobs/
++ Various Positions, Elizabeth River – Norfolk, VA -- https://elizabethriver.org/jobs
++ Various Positions, Environmental Law Institute – Washington, D.C. -- https://www.eli.org/employment
++ Various Positions, James River Association – Richmond/Williamsburg, VA -- https://thejamesriver.org/about-the-james-river-association/employment/
++ Various Positions, National Wildlife Federation – Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, etc. -- https://www.nwf.org/About-Us/Careers
++ Various Positions, The Neighborhood Design Center – Hyattsville or Baltimore, MD -- https://ndc-md.org/careers.
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