Spring Quarterly Meeting

The Maryland Stream Restoration Association will be holding the second quarterly meeting of the year on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

The meeting will kick off with elections and discussion of proposed modifications to the constitution and bylaws. Then, MSRA will host a presenter who is still TBD.

The meeting will be held at:

Union Jacks, 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia MD 21044

Event time:  6:00 – 9:00 PM

Event date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Appetizers Will Be Provided, Cash Bar.

Member Cost = Free. Non-Member Cost = $15

Call for Abstracts: 2017 Mid-Atlantic Water Resources Conference

Call for Abstracts: 2017 Mid-Atlantic Water Resources Conference

Abstracts are being accepted through March 27, 2017 for the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Water Resources Conference. The conference will be held October 12-13, 2017 at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va. The theme for the conference is “Water Research: Building Knowledge and Innovative Solutions.”

Researchers from colleges and universities, state and federal agencies, private organizations, consulting firms, and industry are invited to submit abstracts for consideration for oral or poster presentation. Abstracts for basic and applied research papers are being solicited in all areas related to water resources including infrastructure, energy, monitoring, policy, supply, technology, water quality, and others.

The event is hosted by the Delaware Water Resources Center at the University of Delaware, Pennsylvania Water Resources Research Center at Pennsylvania State University, Virginia Water Resources Research Center at Virginia Tech, West Virginia Water Research Institute at West Virginia University and the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection.

For more information about the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Water Resources Conference, including abstract submission details, please visit http://midatlanticwrc.org/.

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Watershed Stewards Academy (WSA) 6th Annual Conference

WSA is hosting the 6th Annual Conference “Spring into Action!” on Saturday February 25th 2017 from 8:30-4:00pm at Lindale Middle School.  See 2017-conference-flyer for more information.

Individuals can also register using the link: Register online

Conference Agenda can be found: WSA Conference Page

We would also like to offer a conference display table to our non-profit partners, free of charge. If you are interested in reserving a table, please contact Lara Mulvaney at lmulvaney@aacps.org or 410-222-3831.

We hope to see you when we “Spring into Action!”

 

Stream Restoration Seminar and Job Fair

On February 18, 2017, the MSRA will be hosting the Stream Restoration Seminar and Job Fair at the University of Maryland – Department of Environmental Science and Technology.  With the implementation of the Chesapeake Bay TMDL, the stream and ecological restoration industry is hard at work planning, assessing, designing, constructing and monitoring projects to restore our streams and watersheds. With this increase in work, the need for smart, trained and technically-able college graduates has never been higher across the industry.  The event will consist of presentations from a diverse group of speakers from the Stream Restoration industry within the state of Maryland, and a Job Fair focused on Stream Restoration internships and entry-level positions.

The purpose of the event is to:

  • Introduce undergraduate and graduate students to the Stream Restoration industry.
  • Make students aware of some of the Career Pathways that are available in the Stream Restoration industry.
  • Discuss the skill set and knowledge base that hiring managers are looking for in prospective employees, and follow up with the opportunities that are available for students looking to develop their skills and knowledge base.
  • Provide an opportunity for students to meet and interact with potential employers within the Maryland Stream Restoration Industry that may have internship and entry-level positions available.

If you are a student interested in attending the event, you can register and find more information here 2017-flyer-msra-students  and at the following website:  https://MSRAJobFair.eventbrite.com  Registration is free, but space is limited so make sure to sign up.

If your company would like to participate, more information is here 2017-flyer-msra-organizations

See map below for parking/directions to building.

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Submit an Abstract for the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Stream Restoration Conference!

Submit an Abstract for the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Stream Restoration Conference!

Do you want to “Building a Better Bridge between Science and Practice”?

How do we connect new and ongoing research/science with practice?
Submit an abstract for Mid-Atlantic Stream Restoration Conference by January 31st.
Be a conference sponsor to maximize your organization’s presences.
Visit midatlanticstream.org or email masrc11@gmail.com

Don’t forget about our event this Thursday!

There’s still time to register for our event this Thursday. Scott McGill from Ecotone will give a presentation about Beavers / utilizing ecosystem services at our Holiday Party on January 5, 2017. Members and non-members welcome to attend ($15 non-member fee) Please make sure to register through eventbrite. The party will be held at:

Kings Contrivance Community Center

7251 Eden Brook Drive

Columbia, MD 21046

Beverages and appetizers will be served.

 

AND don’t forget to renew your general membership for 2017.

Payment can be made online through the website at: https://marylandstreamrestorationassociation.com/membership-form/

Guest Speaker on January 5th

Scott McGill from Ecotone will give a presentation about Beavers / utilizing ecosystem services at our Holiday Party on January 5, 2017. Please make sure to register through eventbrite. The party will be held at:

Kings Contrivance Community Center

7251 Eden Brook Drive

Columbia, MD 21046

 

Beverages and appetizers will be served.

Member Cost = Free

Non Member Cost = $15 (pay online or at door)

AND don’t forget to renew your general membership for 2017

Payment can be made online through the website at: https://marylandstreamrestorationassociation.com/membership-form/

Thank You Corporate Sponsors!

The Maryland Stream Restoration Association would like to thank our corporate sponsors this year. They include:

  1. Angler Environmental
  2. BayLand Consultants & Designers, Inc.
  3. Biohabitats, Inc.
  4. Brightwater, Inc.
  5. Ecotone, Inc.
  6. Environmental Quality Resources, LLC
  7. Getsco
  8. JMT
  9. KCI
  10. McCormick Taylor
  11. Skelly and Loy, Inc.
  12. Stormwater Maintenance & Consulting
  13. Straughan Environmental, Inc.
  14. Underwood & Associates
  15. WBCM
  16. Wetland Studies & Solutions, Inc.

Links to the corporate sponsors can be found at: https://marylandstreamrestorationassociation.com/ under “Corporate Sponsors”

AND don’t forget to renew your general membership for 2017

Payment can be made online through the website (paypal or credit card) or by mailing in a check. More information can be found at: https://marylandstreamrestorationassociation.com/membership-form/

Registration open for our Holiday Party

Join us for our Holiday Party on Thursday, the 5th of January 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Amherst House

7251 Eden Brook Dr, Columbia, MD 21046

Featuring an assortment of snacks and beverages.

Please RSVP by: January 2nd, 2017

 

Please register for our Holiday party through eventbrite

Scott Macomber, president of the Maryland Stream Restoration Association will present exciting updates from the organization, including the following:

  • Pooled monitoring approaches
  • Academic Career Day at UMCP
  • Internship pool for member companies
  • Progress on the CBF Research Grant
  • Upcoming MSRA officer elections

Event Fee:

Member Cost = Free

Non Member Cost = $15 (pay online or at door)

Renew Now for 2017!!

 

Treasurer position open

MSRA is looking for a new treasurer to serve on the board. The new position will start in March 2017. Interested? Please contact Shannon Lucas at sl@mdswm.com.

Treasurer duties include:
• Participating in monthly conference calls
• Submitting yearly taxes (easy, 10 minute process)
• Depositing and writing checks
• Managing the PayPal account
• Reporting monthly treasurer report
• Networking with fun stream restoration professionals!