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.
Webinar: Activating Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts to Restore the Bay Watershed
Presented by: The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
When: November 15th at 10- 11 a.m.
Mobilizing outdoor recreation enthusiasts, including sportsmen and women, is key to restoring the rivers and streams within Pennsylvania portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Featuring results from their recently completed Pennsylvania poll, TRCP will do a deep dive into outdoor recreation enthusiasts’ views of state-level policies that help clean up Pennsylvania’s waterways and will share the most effective messaging frames to use when talking to this demographic.
During the webinar, TRCP staff will walk through the poll results, and the presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. Communication materials will be provided to webinar participants.
To register, please click here. Feel free to forward this invitation to others in your organization.
For information on how to participate, please contact Kristin Reilly.
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.
This year’s Trash Summit will bring together hundreds of community members, business leaders, elected officials, non-profit partners and municipal staff to explore private sector leadership on issues of plastic pollution prevention. Join the conversation at the 12th Annual Trash Summit, and help shape regional solutions to the issue. This one-day event will feature presentations from experts, topical panels, networking with local leaders, discussion roundtables, best practices, information sharing, and more. Registration is now open.
For more information, click here.
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.
How do they do it?
Working effectively with rural landowners on conservation practices is one of the Chesapeake watershed’s most in-demand skills. Ever wonder what makes the best-of-the-best so successful?
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).
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?
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 email@example.com.
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.
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
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the Lancaster County Conservancy in Celebration of Clean Water!
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!
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
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.