Announcements 2021.10.12

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1.) Friends of the Occoquan (FOTO) Fall River Clean Up 2021 – October 16, 2021
2.) USA Science and Engineering Festival Upcoming Events
   ++ SciFest All Access -- October 18-24, 2021
   ++ Inspire Educators Workshops -- November 9-10, 2021
3.) CleanCon (Virtual) – October 19-21, 2021
4.) Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo -- October 19-21, 2021
5.) Watershed and Stormwater Webcast Series
   ++ 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
6.) 2021 Sustainable Watersheds and Agriculture Symposium (Virtual) – Registration Closes: October 20, 2021; Symposium: October 26-27, 2021
7.) NoVA Outside Educators Workshop Series (Virtual) -- October 21 & 28, 2021 and November 4 & 11, 2021
8.) Upper & Middle James Riparian Consortium Buffer Summit (Virtual) – October 27, 2021
9.) Public Meeting: Virginia Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund, FY 2022 Intended Use Plan and Projects Targeted for FY 2022 Funding Assistance – October 29, 2021
10.) Coastal & Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) Conference (Virtual) – November 1-4 and 8-11, 2021
11.) American Fisheries Society Conference -- November 6-10, 2021
12.) Nominations Accepted: At-large Membership on Chesapeake Bay Program’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) – Self-nominations due: November 8, 2021
13.) Call for Abstracts: 2022 National Watershed & Stormwater Conference – Submission Deadline: November 12, 2021; Conference: April 25-28, 2022
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www.VirginiaWMC.org.  Please feel free to forward these announcements.  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.) Friends of the Occoquan (FOTO) Fall River Clean Up 2021 – October 16, 2021 (9am-12pm) – Various Locations – Preregistration is required.  For locations, times, and to sign up, see http://www.friendsoftheoccoquan.org/
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2.) USA Science and Engineering Festival Upcoming Events -- For more information regarding these events and more, see https://usasciencefestival.org/.
   ++ SciFest All Access -- October 18-24, 2021 -- Virtual expo features STEM activities and performances for students of all ages.
   ++ Inspire Educators Workshops -- November 9-10, 2021
(or view the workshops held in May 2021 on demand) -- Designed to equip teachers with innovative STEM learning tools.
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3.) CleanCon (Virtual) – October 19-21, 2021 – Focusing on chemicals in the personal environment and behaviors to help live a healthier life. Learn about toxic chemicals and how to make choices to avoid them. For more information and to register, see https://www.ewg.org/cleancon/. Organized by the Environmental Working Group (EWG).
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4.) Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo -- October 19-21, 2021 -- Washington D.C. -- This event will focus on community engagement, urban infrastructure and operations, transportation, and privacy. Individuals working directly for a municipality can attend for free (contractors do not qualify). Learn more and register at https://fall.smartcitiesconnect.org/index.html. Offered by Smart Cities Connect.
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5.) Watershed and Stormwater Webcast Series – October-December 2021 -- 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 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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6.) 2021 Sustainable Watersheds and Agriculture Symposium (Virtual) – Registration Closes: October 20, 2021; Symposium: October 26-27, 2021 -- Focusing on the role agriculture can play in improving watershed health and water quality. To view an agenda, learn more, and to register, see https://www.cwp.org/2021-agriculture-and-sustainable-watersheds/.  Organized by the Center for Watershed Protection.
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7.) NoVA Outside Educators Workshop Series (Virtual) -- October 21 & 28, 2021 and November 4 & 11, 2021 (5:30-6:30pm) -- These free workshops will explore and design outdoor/environment inquiry-based engagements for students of all ages. For more information and to register, see https://www.novaoutside.org/nova-outdoor-educators/.  Offered by NoVA Outside.
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8.) Upper & Middle James Riparian Consortium Buffer Summit (Virtual)October 27, 2021 -- Flyer & RSVP link -- More information about the consortium is available at https://jamesriverconsortium.org/.
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9.) Public Meeting: Virginia Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund, FY 2022 Intended Use Plan and Projects Targeted for FY 2022 Funding Assistance – October 29, 2021 (10am) -- Richmond, Virginia -- DEQ is presenting the draft list of targeted FY 2022 loan recipients for public review and comment. For more detailed information regarding the program and the project list, see https://townhall.virginia.gov/L/ViewNotice.cfm?GNid=1324. To view the full meeting announcement, see https://townhall.virginia.gov/l/ViewMeeting.cfm?MeetingID=33109.
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10.) Coastal & Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) Conference (Virtual) – November 1-4 and 8-11, 2021 –Theme -- CERF at 50: Celebrating Our Past, Charting Our Future -- Keynote presented by Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, founder of Urban Ocean Lab & co-founder of the All We Can Save Project.  Learn more and register at https://conference.cerf.science/.
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11.) American Fisheries Society Conference -- November 6-10, 2021 -- Baltimore, MD -- Theme: Investing in People, Habitat, and Science – Plenary speakers are focused on aquatic and fisheries conservation in the Chesapeake Bay region.  Includes Vincent Leggett, Founder & President of Blacks of the Chesapeake Foundation, speaking on The Chesapeake Bay Through Ebony Eyes.  Also includes Vic Kennedy, Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, on Shifting Baselines in the Chesapeake Bay: A Brief Introduction.  To learn more and to register, see https://afsannualmeeting.fisheries.org/.
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12.) Nominations Accepted: At-large Membership on Chesapeake Bay Program’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) – Self-nominations due: November 8, 2021 -- STAC provides scientific and technical advice and guidance to the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) Partnership on measures to restore and protect the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. Members work to enhance scientific communication and outreach throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed and beyond. For more information, see https://www.chesapeake.org/stac/.
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13.) Call for Abstracts: 2022 National Watershed & Stormwater Conference Submission Deadline: November 12, 2021; Conference: April 25-28, 2022 – St. Petersburg, FL – Theme -- Resilient Water Resources: Protection, Restoration, Cooperative Stewardship -- This conference will explore high-priority water issues and solutions nationwide that are also relevant for communities in other climatic regions. The integration of coastal and upland restoration affects all coastal communities. For more information, see https://www.cwp.org/2022-conference-abstracts/.  Organized by the Center for Watershed Protection.
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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.


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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