2nd Annual Upper Susquehanna Watershed Forum
Sep
21
8:00am 8:00am

2nd Annual Upper Susquehanna Watershed Forum

Online Forum Registration: Click here to download a fillable .pdf registration form or visit our online registration form here

Join us to learn, share and discuss watershed science and ongoing efforts to improve the Upper Susquehanna Watershed.

Poster presenters and displays are currently sought for the 2nd Annual Watershed Forum.Please submit your poster abstract for consideration including the title, contact information and a description in 200 words or less. Selected poster presenter conference registration fees will be waived.

Forum Location: Binghamton University Innovative Technologies Complex (ITC) Building

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Virginia Environmental Assembly
Sep
22
to Sep 23

Virginia Environmental Assembly

Bringing together conservation leaders from across Virginia, the Environmental Assembly provides a forum for discussion on key environmental issues and an opportunity to strategize with like-minded individuals about the best ways to tackle threats to our natural environment. This annual conference is hosted by Virginia Conservation Network, a partnership of over 100 environmental organizations working together to create a powerful, diverse, highly-coordinated conservation movement in the Commonwealth.

The theme of this year’s Environmental Assembly is Conservation through Collaboration. Presentations and field trips will refer back to this overarching theme, highlighting instances where organizations, communities, businesses, and local/state elected officials worked together to make a positive impact on the environment.

The first day — Friday, September 22 — is open to paying Network Partners’ staff, board, and lead volunteers only and will include strategy planning sessions, as well as our annual Conservation Reception. The reception is open to the public and will feature remarks from Virginia’s local/state elected officials, as well as a silent art auction displaying conservation-inspired work by local artists. The second day — Saturday, September 23 — is open to the public and will include environmental presentations/panel discussions and field trips highlighting local environmental efforts.

http://www.vcnva.org/assembly/

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Nov
3
to Nov 5

Chesapeake Watershed Forum

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Photo: Chesapeake Bay Program

Photo: Chesapeake Bay Program

12th Chesapeake Watershed Forum: Healthy Lands, Healthy Waters, Healthy People

This year’s theme, Healthy Lands, Healthy Waters, Healthy People was chosen so that we may explore the connection between the health of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and its effect on those of us living here.

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Sep
19
2:00pm 2:00pm

Forest Conservation Roundtable

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Join the Choose Clean Water Coalition for a discussion on forest conservation in Maryland:

What:      Forest Conservation Roundtable

Where:    Chesapeake Bay Foundation Philip Merrill Environmental Center, 6 Herndon Ave, Annapolis, MD 21403

When:     September 19th, 2:00 - 5:00 PM

RSVP:     Email Ben Alexandro, balexandro@mdlcv.org

At this meeting we will look at how we can stem the loss of forests throughout Maryland and look at policies in the state to conserve and preserve forests in Maryland, not just restore them. This meeting will be the first meeting of the minds since the Forest Conservation Act Task Force stalled in the Maryland House of Delegates during this year's legislative session. (Thank you all for your hard work around the forest conservation act last session!) 

Now that he summer is coming to a close, let's circle back up the wagons and see how we can build momentum towards victory next year. At this meeting we will look at potential avenues and policies as well as start to organize grass roots efforts, grass tops coordination, and ways to find nontraditional partners.  

Light refreshments will be served

Agenda and more details to come.  

This meeting is intended for advocacy groups, members from nonprofits and community leaders interested in forest conservation policy.  This will take the place of one of the 'Choose Clean Water Regional Meetings' we typically hold each year.  

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Sep
13
9:00am 9:00am

Naturally Latinos

The first-ever Naturally Latinos Conference will take place Wednesday, September 13, 2017. It will build upon the success of ANS's past conferences welcomingdiverse communities of nature-lovers in the DC region to deepen coalitions and partnerships as we learn about and care for the natural world. With planning committee partners, including the Choose Clean Water CoalitionChispa/MD League of Conservation Voters, EcoLatinos LLC, National Weather ServicePrince George's County Department of Parks & Recreation, and the EPA Chesapeake Bay Program, we expect a packed and exciting day. Read more and register now!

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TMDL Workgroup Call
Sep
5
11:00am11:00am

TMDL Workgroup Call

The TMDL Workgroup call will be held on Tuesday, September 5 at 11AM.

The Coalition is excited to be hosting Olivia Devereux to talk about the Chesapeake Assessment Scenario Tool (CAST). CAST is an online web-based nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment load estimator tool that streamlines environmental planning for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. This tool enables users to develop a plan for meeting load allocations using the most cost-effective strategy by specifying a geographical area, and then selecting a Best Management Practices (BMPs) to apply on that area.

For more information, please contact Chante Coleman.

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