AWRA’s Agricultural Hydrology and Water Quality II Spring Conference – Abstracts due: October 9, 2012; Conference: March 25-27, 2013 — St. Louis, Missouri — The last Agricultural Hydrology meeting was in 2003. This conference focuses on agricultural sustainability in the face of a growing world population, diminishing resources, and a changing climate. For more information see http://www.awra.org/meetings/Spring2013/abstracts.html or contact Christine McCrehin email@example.com or (540) 687-8390.
Agricultural sustainability in the face of a growing world population, diminishing resources, and a changing climate
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Here’s the latest video from the Chesapeake Bay Program. I visited Brubaker Farms in Lancaster County, PA to learn about sustainable agriculture, manure to power, and other really neat conservation practices. Thanks for watching, and please share!
Chesapeake Bay Program
24th Annual Environment Virginia Symposium – Conference: April 9-11, 2013 — Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Virginia. Presentations are accepted by industry, business, government, academic, and non-profit professionals and by undergraduate students on topics including, but not limited to: Chesapeake Bay, Stormwater Management, Water Supply, Climate Change, Environmental Education, Sustainability in Higher Education, Ground Water, Water Quality , Human Health and more. For more information and to submit abstracts, go to http://www.vmi.edu/Content.aspx?id=10737421111. A limited number of abstracts will be accepted. Notice of acceptance will be made by 1 December 2012. For more details, please contact the VMI Center for Leadership and Ethics, firstname.lastname@example.org or (540)-464-7361.
Environmental Field School
Vickie Boutwell, Education Support Specialist, Staunton River Battlefield State Park
Staunton River Battlefield State Park hosted the 13th annual Environmental Field School from June 18th to June 22nd. This program was designed to promote interest in stewardship of natural resources and build a foundation for future education in environmental sciences. This year, a total of twelve sixth grade students from Southside, Lake County, and Halifax Soil and Water Conservation districts were in attendance. The Halifax Soil and Water Department chooses up to ten participants from each county based upon applications stating their interest in environmental issues.
The curriculum focused on watershed study and planning, erosion and sediment control, forestry, biological and chemical stream monitoring, and plant identification. A variety of activities supported this curriculum and included fish prints, nature walks, watershed modeling, and demonstrations. The students also toured the historical earthworks fortifications, bridge, and archaeological site within the park as well as the nearby Clover Power Station.
The week concluded with a half-day canoe tour of the Staunton River and a fish shocking demonstration. Through monetary donations, the Environmental Field School is conducted at no cost to the students.
4.) Workshop: Farm Energy Efficiency: From Audit to Funding – Registration deadline: August 10, 2012; Workshop: August 16, 2012 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) — Franklin Center, Rocky Mount, Virginia –Tobacco, dairy, and poultry producers can discover new tools for reducing energy consumption and costs by attending the workshop. The program will also benefit those engaged in greenhouse farming or who are interested in the energy audit process and supporting resources. Participants will learn about the costs and benefits of analyzing farm energy use, resources available, and the process for securing grant funding. They will also hear from a panel of energy auditors and a farmer who used an energy audit to develop and secure a Rural Energy for America (REAP) grant. Sponsored by Rural Development, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Farm Bureau/Virginia Foundation for Agriculture, Innovation and Rural Sustainability or (FAIRS). View the full program flyer (pdf, 296KB: http://www.va.nrcs.usda.gov/news/farm_energy_efficiency_flyer_12.pdf). Learn more about the NRCS Energy Initiative (pdf, 1.2 MB: ftp://ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/VA/News/FactSheets/2012_EQIP_Energy.pdf).
See below for a call for reprints of this guide (Native Plants of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed). Please respond directly to Ms. Reshetiloff if your organization is interested in purchasing reprints from the printer (Mount Royal Printing). Also please note that If you need < 200 copies, please consider contacting other organizations or other chapters of your organization and pool your request for ease of billing and shipping.
Damien P. Ossi
Fisheries and Wildlife Division
District Dept. of Environment
1200 First Street; Fifth Floor
Washington, DC 20002
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From: Kathryn_Reshetiloff@fws.gov [
Sent: Friday, July 27, 2012 1:41 PM
Subject: reprint of Native Plants for Wildlife Habita and Conservation Landscaping
We are gearing up for a reprint of the native plant guide. Interested organizations will purchase their copies (+ shipping) directly from the printer.
If we can get enough orders to equal:
15,000 copies, the price to you would be $1.60 per copy (+ shipping); 20,000 copies, the price to you would be $1.50 per copy (+ shipping); 30,000 copies, the price to you would be $1.40 per copy (+ shipping);
Right now, I have requests to print 5000 copies. So we need at least 10,000 more to make it affordable. Sorry I don’t know the shipping charge-I’m looking into that.
If you are interested send me an email including name:
maximum # of copies you can commit to
*If you need < 200 copies, please consider contacting other organizations or other chapters of your organization and pool your request for ease of billing and shipping
Chesapeake Bay Field Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
177 Admiral Cochrane Drive
Annapolis MD 21401
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