Maryland Fail Fest
Sep
27
10:30 AM10:30

Maryland Fail Fest

failfest-Invite compressed.jpg

We talk a lot about the successes of great projects and try to broadcast them to the world.  However, sometimes failure is the best teacher. Sometimes your beautiful rain garden gets mowed down. Sometimes an agency suddenly won't issue a permit for a project. Sometimes your coalition meeting with an important government official goes up in flames. Sometimes your grassroots engagement campaign falls flat. We can learn a lot from a failed project or program on how to overcome challenges and seeing what obstacles to avoid. 

This round-table will create a safe and private space to explore our failures in a positive and collaborative way. Come learn about when some coalition partners had BMPs, campaigns, or programs that did not go our way. Learn what went wrong and how you can avoid similar pitfalls in the future. We hope this will help us all overcome barriers and challenges in the future as we learn from each other in a constructive way. We hope to walk away from this round-table with tools, knowledge, and maybe even some action items on how we can leapfrog obstacles and reach that success we strive for. 

Free light lunch/refreshments included.  Email Ben Alexandro if you can make it and if you have any dietary restrictions.

After the round-table, we are holding an informal  'War Story' Happy Hour at R House to follow where we can continue the conversation.

 As always, this is free event specifically for Choose Clean Water Coalition member organizations. Feel free to share with your staff, board, or any volunteers you would like to officially represent your org at this round-table.   

View Event →
Upper Susquehanna Watershed Forum
Oct
18
8:00 AM08:00

Upper Susquehanna Watershed Forum

Join NYLCVEF and the Choose Clean Water Coalition for a full-day conference on where the Chesapeake Bay begins and how the Bay is connected to the Upper Susquehanna River Watershed. The conference will feature special guest speakers and Coalition partners talking about local and regional efforts to protect the watershed. More details and the agenda will follow. 

Register here.

View Event →

Virginia Environmental Assembly
Sep
7
to Sep 8

Virginia Environmental Assembly

Bringing together conservation leaders from across Virginia, the Environmental Assembly provides a forum for discussion on key environmental issues facing the Commonwealth. Each year, this conference is hosted in a different region of the state to highlight Virginia’s distinct natural resources. We’re excited to partner this year with William & Mary Sustainability to host the event in Williamsburg.

The weekend will feature the work of local organizations — including Preservation Virginia, James River Association, and Chesapeake Bay Foundation — to protect the historic and scenic value of the region, especially as we approach Phase III of the Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Plan. Topics to be discussed include sea level rise, environmental justice, pipelines, and Chesapeake Bay cleanup (see below for more information on featured panels).

Register today!

 

View Event →
Susquehanna River Rally
Jun
9
1:00 PM13:00

Susquehanna River Rally

It's time to raise your paddle for clean water.

This June, Pennsylvania lawmakers are gearing up to develop and pass a 2018 state budget. It’s looking like the health of our rivers and streams may be on the negotiating table once again. The Susquehanna River provides the water that more than 5 million people drink, serves as a large portion of the National Park Service’s Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, and offers local communities abundant recreation opportunities.

This river is too important to allow our legislature to gut the very programs that protect it.

Will you join us in raising your voice, paddle and rally sign as we call for clean water leadership from the Pennsylvania Legislature?

Event Details

WHAT: Susquehanna River Rally – Paddles & Signs in the Air!

WHEN: Saturday, June 9, from 1 - 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: City Island, Harrisburg, PA (Beach House area)

QUESTIONS? Reach out to Pennsylvania & Delaware Program Manager, Amanda John Kimsey, at ajohnkimsey@npca.org.

OTHER: Everyone is invited, so bring your friends! You are encouraged to bring your own kayak or canoe if you have one, to wear sunscreen and comfortable clothing and to bring a reusable water bottle.

View Event →
Conservation Cafe
Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

Conservation Cafe

Join us for our June 2018 Conservation Cafe to hear Nadja Popovich, Graphics Editor on the Climate Team at the New York Times. Nadja works with climate reporters and the New York Times Interactive staff to create compelling graphics that illustrate complicated policy, science, and geographic subjects around climate change. Please join us for what promises to be a fascinating talk about her work using visuals to communicate complex stuff, and what lessons the newsroom holds for the rest of us when trying to process information and communicate effectively in our fast-paced news environment.

8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

View Event →
4th Annual Clean Water Rally
Jun
5
10:30 AM10:30

4th Annual Clean Water Rally

For over four decades, the Delaware Nature Society has worked aggressively, through a scientific, fact-based approach, to be a leading voice encouraging conservation and protection of our region's natural resources. Now, the Delaware Nature Society needs your help and your voice!

Join the 4th Annual Clean Water Rally on June 5th to stand up for clean water. Celebrate the amazing role water plays in your life with our community of Water Warriors while enjoying festivities like FREE food from local food trucks and presentations! In the afternoon, you have the option of discussing why clean water is important to you with your state representatives.

All ages welcome, free for everyone. Registration is required! 

Help us speak out for water, wildlife, and land conservation so that Delaware's wildlife and communities can thrive. This event is hosted by the Delaware Nature Society and co-sponsored by the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed.

View Event →
Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week
Jun
2
to Jun 10

Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week

CBAW logo.png

Join us as we celebrate Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week, June 2- 10. This week was created in 2016 to mark a time for all of us to acknowledge the great work happening for our local rivers, streams, and Chesapeake Bay. It is also an opportunity for organizations to host community events, plantings, trash pick ups and more!

This year the week will be highlighting different river basins on different days:

The schedule is:
June 2 – York
June 3 – Susquehanna
June 4 – Rappahannock
June 5 – Delmarva
June 6 - Potomac
June 7 – Western Shore
June 8 - James
June 9 – Patuxent

The planning committee has created a toolkit for people to have access to easy social media postings and images. You can also make your own! Please think about how your organization might be able to incorporate some content into your calendar next week. We are also using the hashtag #OneChesapeake. Here is the link to access all of these documents and materials.

If you are hosting an event during Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week, please add it to the calendar that will be promoted and circulated as part of our outreach.

Check back for more updates and social media posts you can use to help promote the week!

With questions, please contact Kristin Reilly, reillyk@nwf.org

View Event →
Lancaster Water Week
Jun
1
to Jun 9

Lancaster Water Week

Join the Lancaster County Conservancy in Celebration of Clean Water!

 Photos and description courtesy of Lancaster County Conservancy

Photos and description courtesy of Lancaster County Conservancy

Lancaster County is blessed with 1,500 stream miles, but 47 percent of these streams are polluted and cannot support their original aquatic life. Waterways are the core of Lancaster County. They drive economic opportunity and growth that benefits our local economy and agriculture. Our rivers and streams are the source of our drinking water and recreation to be enjoyed by all. To protect these waters, we want to strengthen the sense of stewardship in Lancaster County. Water connects us all!

To find out more about the events of Lancaster Water Week look here, or contact fritz Schroeder,. fschroeder@lancasterconservancy.org.

View Event →
Advocacy 202: Using free online tools and social media for organizing
May
24
6:30 PM18:30

Advocacy 202: Using free online tools and social media for organizing

Led by Eliza Cava and ANS Communications & Marketing Director Caroline Brewer, this workshop will introduce you to the free organizing and communication tool that ANS uses (Action Network) and show you how you can use it for your grassroots group to maximize your communication with members, the public, and decision-makers. You will also learn how to use images and social media to amplify your message!

Learn more, register for all classes, and become a member at www.anshome.org/training.

$15 ANS members/$20 non-members

View Event →
Choose Clean Water Conference
May
22
to May 23

Choose Clean Water Conference

The 9th Annual Choose Clean Water Conference will be held on Tuesday, May 22 - Wednesday, May 23 at the Lancaster Marriott in Lancaster, PA.

Each year, the Coalition’s Choose Clean Water Conference brings together a comprehensive and diverse group of more than 300 people from throughout the Chesapeake Bay region. The conference provides a 2-day forum for participants to learn about the most important and up-to-date Chesapeake restoration issues, network with fellow Chesapeake Bay supporters and activists, develop strategies to advance federal, regional and local restoration goals, and learn from successes.

Conference RFP Now Open!

The Coalition is currently soliciting proposals for 1-hour sessions and field trips. This unique gathering offers a tremendous opportunity to gain broad exposure for a wide range of issues facing the Chesapeake. Any person or organization with valuable experience is invited to submit an application to conduct a session at the Conference. The deadline is Friday, January 12, 2018 at 5PM.

Please find the RFP here.

With questions, please contact Kristin Reilly, 443-759-3409.

View Event →