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Watershed News 2008 Index

Watershed News is a publication of EPA's Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds. It is designed to provide timely information to groups working at the watershed level.

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Watershed News Index

January 2008 1) EPA announces availability of around $3 million in cooperative agreement funding through 2008 CARE request for proposals. Application deadline: March 17, 2008
2) EPA Accepting Applications of Assessment, Cleanup and Redevelopment of Brownfield Sites
3) West Coast Estuaries Initiative for Puget Sound
4) FY 2008 Request for Proposals from Indian Tribes and Intertribal Consortia for Nonpoint Source Management Grants Under Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 319
5) Five Star Restoration Challenge Grants
6) EPA Outreach Resources Now Available on CD/DVD
7) American Samoa - Outreach and Enforcement Reduce Instream E. coli Levels and Disease Risk
8) EPA’s Watershed Academy to sponsor free January 16th Webcast on decentralized wastewater systems
9) Habitat Priority Planner Demonstration on February 5, 2008
10) 2008 National Wetlands Awards Nominations Due January 15, 2008
11) EPA, Army Corps Extend Public Comment Period for Joint Rapanos Guidance
12) Report Issued on Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) in the Lake Michigan Basin
13) States Chosen for Unique Source Water Protection Project
14) Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 includes Storm Water Runoff Requirements for Federal Development Projects
15) 7th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth: Building Safe, Healthy and Livable Communities Conference
16) FLOW 2008: Interdisciplinary Solutions to Instream Flow Problems
17) WEFTEC.08 Conference

February 2008 1) Water Quality Cooperative Agreements
2) Wetland Program Development Grants
3) Grants Available to Help Coastal Counties
4) EPA Money and Support Help Make Beach Visits Safe
5) Urban BMP Performance Tool
6) Pigeon Creek, Indiana- Agricultural BMPs Reduce Chlordane and Sediment in Creek
7) EPA’s Watershed Academy to sponsor free February 20th Webcast on Wastewater Utilities Using Sustainable Watershed Approaches
8) Request for Applications: Smart Growth Implementation Assistance
9) Reduce Costs by Using Low Impact Development Practices
10) Final EPA Release of the Water Quality Standards Database
11) EPA, National and Environmental Groups Launch "Green Infrastructure" Plan to Benefit Communities and the Environment
12) EPA Reports on Clean Water Infrastructure Needs
13) Water and Energy Reuse at Research Center
14) Strategic Conservation Planning Using a Green Infrastructure Approach
15) GIS Tools for Strategic Conservation Planning
16) River Rally 2008
17) Enhancing the States’ Lake Management Programs
18) FLOW 2008: Interdisciplinary Solutions to Instream Flow Problems
19) WEFTEC.08 Conference

March 2008 1) FY 2008 Assessment and Watershed Protection Program Grants (AWWPPGs)
2) Grants Available to Help Coastal Counties
3) Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) Program Request for Proposals (RFP)
4) USDA's Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service solicits proposals for its Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Competitive Grant Program–National Integrated Water Quality Program
5) Gulf Program Seeks Entries for 2008 Gulf Gauardian Awards
6) Grants Available from the Hydrologic Sciences Program within the National Science Foundation
7) TMDL Knowledgebase Clearinghouse
8) Montana–Upper Sun River Successful Collaboration and Agricultural BMPs Improve 80 Miles of Sun River
9) EPA's Watershed Academy to sponsor free March 19th Webcast on Managing Nutrients in Your Backyard and Your Community
10) President's Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Request
11) CWP Releases New Restoration Manual for Free Download
12) Announcing the Launch of Your Water. Your Decision
13) EPA Seeks Public Comment on Possible Drinking Water Contaminants
14) EPA Helps Communities Increase Water System Sustainability
15) Strategic Conservation Planning Using a Green Infrastructure Approach
16) River Rally 2008
17) Monitoring: Key to Understanding Our Waters
18) GIS Tools for Strategic Conservation Planning
19) Enhancing the States' Lake Management Program
20) FLOW 2008: Interdisciplinary Solutions to Instream Flow Problems
21) WEFTEC.08 Conference

April 2008 1) YSI Foundation Minding the Planet 60th Anniversary Grant
2) EPA Regions Solicit Wetland Program Development Grant Proposals
3) Gulf Program Seeks Entries for 2008 Gulf Guardian Awards
4) Schafer Announces Conservation Security Program Sign-up
5) Grants Available from the Hydrologic Sciences Program
6) Army Corps and EPA Improve Wetland and Stream Mitigation
7) Watershed Tool of the Month: Fifteen Things You Can Do to Make A Difference in Your Watershed
8) Spotlight: Watersheds at Work, Illinois: Governor Bond Lake
9) EPA's Watershed Academy to sponsor free April 10th Webcast on Monitoring Watershed Program Efficiency
10) Nexus Between Energy Use and Water Infrastructure
11) EPA Signs Agreement with Federal Highway Administration for Water Liaison
12) Seven Wetland Stewards Win 2008 National Wetlands Awards
13) May is American Wetlands Month
14) EPA Announces Release of Indicator Development for Estuaries manual
15) EPA Releases New Tools to Improve Drinking Water Monitoring and Reporting
16) Water: H2O = Life Exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History; Featured on Colbert Report on Comedy Central
17) Sustainable Infrastructure Forum for Water and Wastewater
18) Monitoring: Key to Understanding Our Waters
19) GIS Tools for Strategic Conservation Planning
20) AWRA 2008 Summer Specialty Conference
21) Wetlands 2008: Wetlands and Global Climate Change
22) Enhancing the States' Lake Management Programs Building Partnerships for Improved Fisheries and Lake Water Quality
23) FLOW 2008: Interdisciplinary Solutions to Instream Flow Problems
24) WEFTEC.08 Conference
25) 44th AWRA Annual Water Resources Conference

May 2008 1) EPA Seeks Nominations for Clean Water Innovation Awards
2) National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program
3) Watershed Tool of the Month: New On-Line Watershed Academy Training Module on Developing a Sustainable Finance Plan
4) Spotlight: Watersheds at Work: Raritan River Basin (New Jersey)
5) Free May 8 Webcast on EPA's Draft Water Climate Change Strategy
6) EPA’s Watershed Academy to sponsor free May 13th Webcast on Wetlands and Climate Change
7) EPA's Watershed Planning Handbook Released
8) Gulf Hypoxia Action Plan 2008 Approved
9) May is American Wetlands Month
10) Giving Small Water Systems a Free Check Up
11) River Network's River Rally 2008River Network's River Rally 2008
12) Sustainable Infrastructure Forum for Water and Wastewater
13) Monitoring: Key to Understanding Our Waters
14) Water Quality Standards Academy: Basic Course in DC area
15) Enhancing the States' Lake Management Programs
16) Wetlands 2008: Wetlands and Global Climate Change
17) FLOW 2008: Interdisciplinary Solutions to Instream Flow Problems
18) SAVE THE DATE: Southeast Stormwater Institute
19) WEFTEC.08 Conference

June 2008 1) National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program
2) CARE Program (Community Action for a Renewed Environment) RFP expected in late 2008 or early 2009
3) EPA's Watershed Academy to Sponsor June 18th Webcast on EPA's New Database for Water Quality Assessment and TMDL information (ATTAINS)
4) OWOW Posts First Podcast about Green Streets-- From Gray Funnels to Green Sponges Podcast
5) US FWS National Wetlands Maps Available on Google Earth
6) 2008 Farm Bill
7) Public Comment Period Open for EPA Proposed Construction General Permit
8) EPA's Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds 2007 Annual Report Released
9) Whole Effluent Toxicity Testing Video Series
10) FY 2009 EPA's National Water Program Guidance Released
11) Water Quality Standards Academy: New On-line Training Course
12) The U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) releases Synthesis and Assessment
13) U.S. Botanic Garden's Summer Exhibit, One Planet - Ours!, Focuses on Sustainability for the 22nd Century
14) University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center 2007 Annual Report available online
15) Connecticut LID Regulations Website
16) New Sustainable Stormwater Best Management Practices Website
17) Water Quality Standards Academy: Basic Course in DC area
18) Wetlands 2008: Wetlands and Global Climate Change
19) FLOW 2008: Interdisciplinary Solutions to Instream Flow Problems
20) SAVE THE DATE: Southeast Stormwater Institute
21) WEFTEC.08 Conference

July 2008 1) Water Quality Trading Funding: Proposals due September 9, 2008
2) $5 Million Available for West Coast Estuaries Initiative for the California Coast
3) $5 Million Available for San Francisco Bay Area Water Quality Improvement Fund
4) EPA's Watershed Academy to sponsor free July 16th Webcast on the Clean Water Act State Revolving Fund: What's in it for Watersheds?
5) EPA's Watershed Academy to sponsor free July 23rd Webcast on Green Streets: Stormwater Runoff through Low Impact Development
6) Action Plan to Reduce Nutrients to Mississippi River from 31 States Released
7) New "Impaired Waters and Total Maximum Daily Loads" Web Site
8) Final Rule on Water Transfers
9) Estuaries Preparing to be Climate Ready
10) Announcing the 15th Annual Secchi Dip-In - June 28th - July 20th
11) EPA Issues Training Materials on Financing for Watersheds
12) Draft WaterSense New Homes Specification Released
13) "Conserving America's Wetlands" 2008 Report Available
14) Proposed Vessel Discharge Permits
15) Water Quality Standards Academy: Basic Course in DC area
16) Southeast Watershed Forum /Regional Dialogue
17) Wetlands 2008: Wetlands and Global Climate Change
18) FLOW 2008: Interdisciplinary Solutions to Instream Flow Problems
19) SAVE THE DATE: Southeast Stormwater Institute
20) WEFTEC.08 Conference

August 2008 1) Water Quality Trading Funding: Proposals due September 9, 2008
2) $5 Million Available for West Coast Estuaries Initiative for the California Coast
3) $5 Million Available for San Francisco Bay Area Water Quality Improvement Fund
4) Adopt Your Watershed
5) Niagara River, New York: Remediation of Hazardous Waste Nonpoint Sources Partially Restores Water Quality
6) Webcasts
7) Improved Data Exchange Now Includes Biological and Habitat Water Data
8) New Test Kits Help Manage Farm Nitrate Levels
9) Girl Scout Water Drop Patch Project Receives A Face-lift!
10) World Water Monitoring Day Starts September 18th
11) Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup - September 20, 2008
12) IMRivers Offers Free Online Water Resource Mapping for K-12 Educators
13) Wanted: Water Efficiency Leaders
14) The WaterSense® Program Announces New Educational Materials for Kids and Teachers
15) EPA releases information guides to help public water systems comply with the Ground Water Rule
16) Wetlands 2008: Wetlands and Global Climate Change
17) Getting in Step with Phase II: A Workshop for Stormwater Program Managers and Regulators
18) FLOW 2008: Interdisciplinary Solutions to Instream Flow Problems
19) Southeast Stormwater Institute
20) WEFTEC.08 Conference

September 2008 1) Water Quality Trading Funding: Proposals due September 9, 2008
2) California and Chesapeake Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program Funding Available
3) Climate Ready Estuaries Coastal Toolkit
4) Gilbert Stuart Stream, Rhode Island: Outhouse Removal Eliminates Source of Bacteria
5) New "One-Stop Shopping" Web Site for Tribes in Search of Clean Water Act Training
6) EPA Launches new Climate Ready Estuaries website
7) Center for Watershed Protection Releases Stormwater Monitoring Guidance
8) New Find Your Watershed" Widget Connects to EPA's Surf Your Watershed
9) 3rd National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration--Call for Special Sessions
10) World Water Monitoring Day Starts September 18th
11) Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup - September 20, 2008
12) Wetlands 2008: Wetlands and Global Climate Change
13) Getting in Step with Phase II: A Workshop for Stormwater Program Managers and Regulators
14) 2008 Chesapeake Watershed Forum
15) FLOW 2008: Interdisciplinary Solutions to Instream Flow Problems
16) Southeast Stormwater Institute
17) WEFTEC.08 Conference
18) 2008 AWRA Annual Water Resources Conference
19) 2009 AWRA Spring Specialty Conference

October 2008 1) FY2009 Community-based Marine Debris Prevention and Removal Project Grants
2) FY2009 Open Rivers Initiative
3) NOAA General Coral Reef Conservation Grants Program
4) FY09 Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund and Cleanup Grants
5) Final Determination - Yazoo Backwater Area Pumps Project
6) EPA Releases Multi-Sector General Permit for Industrial Stormwater Discharges
7) Center for Watershed Protection releases its Municipal Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping Manual
8) Federal Agencies Map Plans to Address Marine Debris
9) River Network's River Rally - Call for Workshop Proposals
10) Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup on September 20th a Success
11) EPA's Watershed Academy to sponsor free December 3rd Webcast on Implementing a Rain Garden Program to Improve Stormwater Management
12) Green Infrastructure Models and Calculators
13) Lake Icaria, Iowa - Restoration Efforts Repair a Drinking Water Source and Recreational Area
14) Southeast Stormwater Institute
15) WEFTEC.08 Conference
16) EPA's "Getting in Step with Phase II: A Workshop for Stormwater Program Managers"
17) Legal Tools for Pennsylvania Advocates to Clean up the Chesapeake Bay

November 2008 1) FY09 Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund and Cleanup Grants
2) ArcelorMittal Great Lakes Watershed Restoration Program
3) Region 10 - Request for Initial Proposals (RFIP) for EPA Dedicated Water Quality Program Funding
4) Over 2 million acres now enrolled in the USDA's Wetlands Reserve Program
5) Environment Matters - New Series of Podcasts from EPA Region 3
6) Green Scene: Tap Water vs. Bottled Water
7) Alliance for Water Efficiency and U.S. EPA Announce Water Efficiency Resource Library Launch
8) EPA Issues Guide to Help Reduce Wastewater Nutrients
9) New "Find Your Watershed" Widget Connects to EPA's Surf Your Watershed
10) Lake Como, Texas - Removing Legacy Pollutants Restores Fish Consumption Use
11) EPA's Watershed Academy to sponsor free December 3rd Webcast on Rain Gardens
12) 8th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference

December 2008 1) USEPA Request for Proposals for Reduction of Nutrient and Sediment Loads from three Headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
2) FY 2009 Request for Proposals from Indian Tribes and Intertribal Consortia for Nonpoint Source Management Grants Under Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 319
3) Region 1 - Request for Initial Proposals for EPA/Regional Dedicated Water Quality Program Funding
4) Trust for Public Land Seeks States to Participate in Source Water Protection Program
5) EPA Requests Comments on Proposed Construction and Development Effluent Limitations Guidelines
6) National Research Council Report on Urban Stormwater Released
7) EPA Publishes Draft TMDLs to Stormwater Permits Handbook
8) BMP CHALLENGE Program Expands
9) New Requirements for Controlling Manure, Wastewater from Large Animal Feeding Operations
10) WaterSense Releases Draft Landscape Water Budget Tool
11) Horsepen Creek, VA receives an Extreme Stream Makeover
12) 8th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference
13) World Environmental & Water Resources Congress
14) Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference
15) StormCon '09
16) River Network's National River Rally

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