Spring Quarterly Meeting

We are in the process of planning our spring meeting. We are looking for a presenter for the meeting with a technical focus. Please let Katrina Emery know if you are interested in presenting at kemery@eqri.com. Talks are usually 45 minutes to an hour long.

MSRA Constitution Bylaw Revision

We have revised our constitution and by laws and would like to share them with our members. The by-law revisions will be voted on at our spring meeting.

Notable revisions include:

  • Revision of ‘Purpose of Organization’
  • Modification/Clarification from the term Board of Officials to Board of Directors
  • Elimination of Past-President position from the Board
  • Increase to up to 4 at large members to be appointed to the Board
  • Designation of the nomination and constitution committees to ad-hoc (rather than standing)

A link to the revisions can be found here: Proposed MSRA Constitution Bylaw Revisions

Officer Positions with the MSRA

Want to get more involved? We are looking for nominations for the positions of president elect and secretary. Voting will take place at the spring meeting. All nominations can be directed to Scott Macomber at sm@mdswm.com  with a brief summary of your qualifications. We also have a social networking position and are always looking for help with committees.

Job and Internship Postings

MSRA has created two new boards for posting Job and Internshipopportunities on the website. Both pages are frequently sent out to contacts in the educational community, and are a great way to put your company’s postings in front of the best candidates.

We are especially looking for INTERNSHIP opportunities for college students studying environmental engineering/science to get hands on experience. To get your job opening or training class posted, email: marylandstreamrestoration@yahoo.com

2016 Membership 

General: $35

Student: $15

Non-profit: $150

Corporate: $300

Don’t forget to renew your membership!

Membership can be paid on-line or by check. More information is available here: Membership Form

Committee Updates

Education Committee: In early 2016, the MSRA formalized the Education Committee.  The purpose of this committee is to organize activities and develop opportunities for future stream restoration professionals that will supplement their current academic program by providing additional knowledge, awareness of the industry and technical training prior to graduation from college.  Stay tuned for future updates from the Education Committee!

Pooled Monitoring Committee: The MSRA is working with our colleagues from environmental non-profits, regulatory agencies, MS4 program managers, and natural resource agencies to work on a pooled monitoring effort.  The goal of the effort is to pool money from different sources and develop a monitoring program that will answer direct questions regarding the efficacy of stream restoration efforts.

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