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.
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.
Join Coalition members Anacostia Watershed Society and Friends of Sligo Creek for the 2nd Annual Festival del Rio Anacostia on Saturday, October 14 from 11AM - 4PM. This FREE bilinguial family friendly event will include boat rides, fishing, rowing demonstrations, nature walks, workshops, and more! For more information, please contact Jorge Montero.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 Coalition, Chispa/MD League of Conservation Voters, EcoLatinos LLC, National Weather Service, Prince 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!
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.