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August 28, 2012

1) September 13 Webinar on Recruiting and Training Veterans for Careers in the Water Sector
2) EPA Video Highlights Lenexa, Kansas' Use of Clean Water State Revolving Fund to Invest in Stormwater Management Efforts
3) 2012 International Coastal Cleanup on September 15
4) Blog Spotlight: The Day Science Saved the Great Lakes... and Possibly the Lake Erie Water Snake


1) September 13 Webinar on Recruiting and Training Veterans for Careers in the Water Sector
On September 13, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. EDT, EPA will host a webinar for water and wastewater operator certification programs and state drinking water and wastewater programs on recruiting and training veterans for careers in the water sector. Topics include how Veterans Affairs programs can help veterans obtain operator certification and how states and utilities can employ veterans on a temporary basis at no cost. Click here to register for this free webcast. For more information, contact Allison Watanabe at (202) 564-0128 or watanabe.allison@epa.gov, or Leah Tai at (202) 564-3259 or tai.leah@epa.gov.

The webinar is part of a 2012 memorandum of understanding between EPA and the VA Vocational Rehabilitation Employment Services to help connect veterans with disabilities to career opportunities in the water sector. Click here for the memorandum of understanding.

2) EPA Video Highlights Lenexa, Kansas' Use of Clean Water State Revolving Fund to Invest in Stormwater Management Efforts
EPA has released a video highlighting Lenexa, Kansas, and the city's use of EPA's Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) program to fund construction of its Central Green Streamway to help manage stormwater runoff and protect water quality, while providing recreational and educational opportunities for residents. The Clean Water SRF program, through the Green Project Reserve (GPR), helps achieve innovative solutions to wastewater infrastructure needs through projects that address green infrastructure, water efficiency, energy efficiency, or other environmentally innovative activities. Click here for the video and here for more information on the fund's Green Project Reserve.

3) 2012 International Coastal Cleanup on September 15
On Saturday, September 15, Ocean Conservancy, with help from EPA and other sponsors, will host the International Coastal Cleanup.  The annual event includes over 100 countries and territories bordering every major body of water on earth, and is the world's largest volunteer effort to clean up the marine environment and collect marine environmental data from both land and sea. Click here for more information and to sign up to volunteer.

4) Blog Spotlight: The Day Science Saved the Great Lakes... and Possibly the Lake Erie Water Snake
EPA senior advisor Cameron Davis blogs about his talk at Ohio State University's Center for Lake Erie Area Research, in which he discusses the role of science to predict and support key outcomes in saving the Great Lakes. Click here to read the blog.

 


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