West Virginia Phase III Watershed Plan to Improve the Chesapeake Bay
Jul
30
6:00 PM18:00

West Virginia Phase III Watershed Plan to Improve the Chesapeake Bay

The West Virginia Potomac Tributary Team, a partnership consisting of local and state agencies which include but are not limited to, West Virginia's Department of Environmental Protection, Conservation Agency, Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry, and the Eastern Panhandle Planning and Development Council (Region 9), will be holding a public meeting to update stakeholders on the progress of our watershed improvement plan to clean up West Virginia's portion of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The WIP3 will detail the strategies used and commitments needed to be made to achieve our goals.

Location: Berkeley County Council Chambers in Martinsburg

For questions, contact Alana Hartman or call (304) 993-6814.

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West Virginia Phase III Watershed Plan to Improve the Chesapeake Bay
Jul
31
6:00 PM18:00

West Virginia Phase III Watershed Plan to Improve the Chesapeake Bay

The West Virginia Potomac Tributary Team, a partnership consisting of local and state agencies which include but are not limited to, West Virginia's Department of Environmental Protection, Conservation Agency, Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry, and the Eastern Panhandle Planning and Development Council (Region 9), will be holding a public meeting to update stakeholders on the progress of our watershed improvement plan to clean up West Virginia's portion of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The WIP3 will detail the strategies used and commitments needed to be made to achieve our goals.

Location: Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College in Moorefield

For questions, contact Alana Hartman or call (304) 993-6814.

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CDRW Webinar: Navigating & Using Social Media Management Software
May
22
1:00 PM13:00

CDRW Webinar: Navigating & Using Social Media Management Software

Join this one-hour webinar hosted by the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed on May 22, 2019 at 1 p.m. to learn more about popular options, including learning the basics of using Tweetdeck, Facebook's scheduler and analytics, Hootsuite, Buffer, and Sprout Social; and get informed on the benefits and drawbacks of each.

This FREE webinar is open to organizations that are part of the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed, the Delaware River Watershed Initiative, Choose Clean Water Coalition, and the Alliance for Watershed Education.

REGISTER to receive the webinar link: http://bit.ly/smwebinar2019

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WIP Phase III MD Information Webinar
May
17
1:00 PM13:00

WIP Phase III MD Information Webinar

Three information sessions and one webinar will be held in April and May 2019 as part of Maryland's engagement strategy for its most recent Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP). The meetings and webinar will feature an overview of the current draft WIP and provide you with opportunities to ask questions of State agency representatives.

Time: TBA

To register for the webinar, visit go.umd.edu/wipwebinar

For any questions, contact Nancy Nunn.

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Virginia’s Draft Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan Webinars
May
13
9:00 AM09:00

Virginia’s Draft Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan Webinars

The Office of the Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources, through the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), announces the release of Virginia’s Draft Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan for meeting the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (the Draft Phase III WIP) for public review and comment.

A webinar will be held on May 13, 2019, at 9 a.m., and repeated at 6 p.m., to share information about the Draft Phase III WIP. The webinar will provide an overview of the plan and provide information about the comment submittal process. During the webinar, the public is invited to ask questions, which will be answered in the order they are received as time allows. All questions will be compiled and addressed in a Frequently Asked Questions document that will be available with the final WIP. The webinar will be recorded and available for future viewing on this web page.

To register for the 9 a.m. webinar on May 13, visit https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1461104016153487873 (if the link does not open, please copy and paste the link into your browser).

To register for the 6 p.m. webinar on May 13, visit https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1788373652161109249 (if the link does not open, please copy and paste the link into your browser).


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WIP Phase III Central MD Information Session
May
6
1:00 PM13:00

WIP Phase III Central MD Information Session

Three information sessions and one webinar will be held in April and May 2019 as part of Maryland's engagement strategy for its most recent Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP). The meetings and webinar will feature an overview of the current draft WIP and provide you with opportunities to ask questions of State agency representatives.

Where: Harford Community College, Chesapeake Dining Rooms, 401 Thomas Run Rd., Bel Air, MD 21015

To register for Central MD, visit go.umd.edu/cmdwipsession

For any questions, contact Nancy Nunn.

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WIP Phase III Eastern Shore Information Session
May
3
9:30 AM09:30

WIP Phase III Eastern Shore Information Session

Three information sessions and one webinar will be held in April and May 2019 as part of Maryland's engagement strategy for its most recent Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP). The meetings and webinar will feature an overview of the current draft WIP and provide you with opportunities to ask questions of State agency representatives.

Where: Chesapeake College, Todd Performing Arts Center, 1000 College Circle, Wye Mills, MD 21658

To register for Eastern Shore, visit go.umd.edu/eswipsession

For any questions, contact Nancy Nunn.

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WIP Phase III Western MD Information Session
Apr
29
1:00 PM13:00

WIP Phase III Western MD Information Session

Three information sessions and one webinar will be held in April and May 2019 as part of Maryland's engagement strategy for its most recent Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP). The meetings and webinar will feature an overview of the current draft WIP and provide you with opportunities to ask questions of State agency representatives.

Where: Hagerstown Community College, Kepler Theater, 11400 Robinwood Dr., Hagerstown MD 21742

To register for Western MD, visit go.umd.edu/wmdwipsession

For any questions, contact Nancy Nunn.

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2019 Naturally Latinos Conference
Mar
27
8:30 AM08:30

2019 Naturally Latinos Conference

The Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS) and its generous sponsors and dedicated partners are proud to announce the second Naturally Latinos Conference to be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Woodend Sanctuary, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD.

Attendees will experience thought-provoking presentations by regional and national environmental experts, enjoy the opportunity to network with leading nature professionals and be inspired to use the many strategies and tactics shared here to transform their local communities.

For more information, contact Conference Chair Serenella Linares at Serenella.Linares@anshome.org.

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Chesapeake Bay Day on Capitol Hill
Mar
6
9:00 AM09:00

Chesapeake Bay Day on Capitol Hill

Join the Choose Clean Water Coalition for its 7th Annual Lobby Day on Wednesday, March 6, in Washington, DC.

The day will get started with a 9 a.m. welcome and orientation in the cafeteria in the basement of the Longworth House Office Building. Meetings with members of Congress and staff will begin at 10 a.m. and end by 4:30 p.m.

Prior to the Bay Day on the Hill, the Coalition will host two webinars to review lobbying tips and our legislative requests. The one hour webinars will be held on Tuesday, February 26 at 11 a.m. and Friday, March 1 at 11 a.m. Please join us for one.

For information on how to register for Hill Day and/or the webinars, contact Kristin Reilly.

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Closing the Deal with Rural Landowners Workshop
Dec
13
10:00 AM10:00

Closing the Deal with Rural Landowners Workshop

Learn the tricks of the trade from the Chesapeake watershed’s most successful conservation field people. If you want rural landowners to say “yes” to voluntary conservation practices and easements, this course is for you.

This workshop is designed for early-to-mid-career field outreach staff at soil conservation districts, land trusts—anyone working directly with landowners to help implement voluntary conservation practices on farm and forest lands. It explores the demographics and decision-making of rural landowners and perceived benefits and barriers of conservation practices and easements, and will assist field staff to cultivate and maintain stronger relationships with landowners to help them reach a decision to pursue conservation on their property. This workshop includes three 90-minute blocks of information and interactive learning, plus a working lunch. Workshop content is based in part on surveys and focus groups of conservation field staff identified by their peers as being especially effective at working with farm and forest landowners to implement voluntary conservation practices.

For more information, see the attached flyer or contact Jennifer Miller Herzog, Land Trust Alliance, jmillerherzog@lta.org, 406-580-6410. Registration is required; see below for details.

Thursday, December 13, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at Farm and Home Center (Multipurpose Room), 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, PA 17601.

Register here.

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Maryland: Source Water Roundtable
Nov
28
10:00 AM10:00

Maryland: Source Water Roundtable

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When:       Wednesday November 28th, 10 AM - 1 PM

Where:      University of Maryland Howard Extension, 3300 North Ridge Road, Suite 240, Ellicott City, MD 21043

RSVP:        Email Ben Alexandro, balexandro@mdlcv.org

Keeping the water we drink clean and healthy is the number one water concern that resonates with Marylanders, yet we rarely focus on it. This event will compare the emerging threats to drinking water sources of the Potomac watershed and the Baltimore region. We'll scope out what is already being done and where the gaps are to protecting our watersheds and keeping the tap clean. There will be short presentations from experts from the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin, Clean Water Action, Sierra Club, etc. followed by an open round table discussion with you! This comes a day after Baltimore's big hearing exploring how the city can better protect the watersheds that feed the reservoirs that feed the 5 county area.  

As always this is a Free event! It is open to Choose Clean Water Coalition members, your board, staff, and any volunteers you want representing you.

Light lunch and refreshments included. (Please let me know if you have any dietary restrictions.)

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Advocating for Environmental Justice in VA
Nov
27
11:00 AM11:00

Advocating for Environmental Justice in VA

As is the case across our region, Environmental justice issues continue to be pervasive in Virginia. The impacts are many, from proposed natural gas pipelines to coal mining and exposure to air pollution, coal ash, and heavy metals such as lead.

We invite you to join us on November 27 at 11:00 am to listen and learn from a collaborative effort of activists working to raise concerns of environmental justices taking place throughout the Commonwealth. Despite the creation of the Governor’s Council on Environmental Justice, this group has been fighting an uphill battle to restore justice in an effort to protect our rights to access clean air and water. Coalition members and partners will discuss their shared successes and challenges faced before local and state decision makers that impact our most vulnerable communities.

For information on how to access the webinar, contact Kristin Reilly.

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