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Watershed News 2011 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 2011

1) USDA Seeks New Project Proposals to Improve Water Quality in Mississippi River Basin USDA Expands Initiative to Include South Dakota; Proposals due January 28, 2011
2) U.S. EPA Sustainable Chesapeake: A Collaborative Approach to Urban Stormwater Management
3) The Green Prize in Public Education
4) 2011 NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowships in Marine Resource Economics
5) Residential Homebuilder Settles Clean Water Act Violations in 21 States
6) EPA Completes Research to Inform Development of New Recreational Water Quality Criteria
7) Clearinghouse for Dam Removal Information as a Watershed Restoration Resource
8) Nonpoint Source Outreach Toolbox
9) Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution and Harmful Algal Blooms in Lakes
10) The Appalachian Coal Country Team and Western Hardrock Watershed Team
11) Using WinSLAMM to Meet TMDL, LID, and MS4 Stormwater Requirements
12) 2011 Land Grant and Sea Grant National Water Conference
13) National Green Infrastructure Conference 2011
14) International Conference on Stormwater and Urban Water Systems Modeling

February 2011

1) The Green Prize in Public Education
2) 2011 NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowships in Marine Resource Economics
3) EPA Seeks Applications for Environmental Community Grants
4) Climate Ready Estuaries (CRE) Releases the 2010 CRE Progress Report
5) Administrator Jackson, SBA Administrator Mills Announce Launch of Water Technology Innovation Cluster / Smart environmental protection creates jobs
6) Mississippi River/ Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task Force Releases FY 2011 Operating Plan
7) EPA Region 7 and 8 Host Meeting with State Agriculture Directors in Denver
8) Water Science Glossary of Terms
9) Mitigating Climate Change with Water and Energy Efficiency
10) Louisiana Environmental Leadership Pollution Prevention Program (LAELP)
11) National Green Infrastructure Conference 2011
12) International Conference on Stormwater and Urban Water Systems Modeling
13) Delaware River Basin Forum
14) Wetlands, Water Resources, and People: Society of Wetland Scientists' Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic Chapters Annual Meeting

March 2011

1) Region 2 Wetland Program Development Grants
2) Great Lakes Restoration Initiative 2011 Request for Applications
3) EPA's Office of Water Welcomes Acting Assistant Administrator Nancy Stoner
4) EPA Awards $600,000 Targeted Watershed Grant to River Network
5) Water Quality Standards Academy: Basic Course May 2 - 6, 2011
6) Watershed Academy Web
7) Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution Series: Nitrate in Ground Water
8) Two-Stage Ditches Reduce Downstream Nutrient Transport
9) FLOW 2011: Instream Flow Valuation in Public Decision-Making
10) Delaware River Basin Forum
11) Strategic Conservation Planning Using the Green Infrastructure Approach

April 2011

1) Great Lakes Restoration Initiative 2011 Request for Applications
2) 2011 Healthy Communities Grant Program
3) Environmental Impact and Mitigation of Oil Spills
4) EPA Seeks Public Comments to Help Develop Management Practices for Recreational Vessels
5) EPA Selects American Rivers to Oversee $1.8 Million Awards Program in Potomac Highlands
6) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson Testifies Before the U.S. House Subcommittees on Energy and Power and Environment and Economy
7) Handbook for Developing Watershed Plans to Restore and Protect Our Waters
8) Watershed Academy Webcast: Mitigating Climate Change with Water and Energy Efficiency
9) Watershed Spotlight – The Voices for the Lake Project
10) FLOW 2011: Instream Flow Valuation in Public Decision-Making
11) National Ground Water Association's 2011 Ground Water Summit and 2011 Ground Water Protection Council Spring Meeting
12) 2011 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress

May 2011

1) EPA Seeks Applicants for Environmental Justice Green Jobs Development Pilot Projects
2) Environmental Impact and Mitigation of Oil Spills
3) EPA Celebrates American Wetlands Month: Learn! Explore! Take Action!
4) EPA Releases "Draft Guidance on Identifying Waters Protected by the Clean Water Act"
5) EPA Releases Draft Document on "Identifying and Protecting Healthy Watersheds - Concepts, Assessments, and Management Approaches"
6) Coming Together for Clean Water Strategy Released
7) EPA to Open Public Comment on Proposed Standards to Protect Aquatic Ecosystems
8) EPA's Ocean Survey Vessel Bold 2010 Annual Report Released
9) Catalog of Federal Funding Sources for Watershed Protection
10) Saving Water & Energy - Reducing Greenhouse Gases by Improving Efficiency
11) Rivanna River Basin Commission "Healthy Waters" Project Highlights Opportunities for Conservation and Restoration
12) FLOW 2011: Instream Flow Valuation in Public Decision-Making
13) National Ground Water Association's 2011 Ground Water Summit and 2011 Ground Water Protection Council Spring Meeting
14) 2011 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress
15) 2011 AWRA Annual Water Resources Conference

June 2011

1) Environmental Impact and Mitigation of Oil Spills
2) National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program
3) FY11 Region 07 Wetland Program Development Grants
4) Farm Foundation, NFP Small Grants Program
5) Office of Water Hosts Bilateral Engagement on U.S.-China Clean Water Action Plan
6) EPA Releases Searchable Website for Drinking Water Violations
7) EPA Releases Report Highlighting Role of State Revolving Funds in Implementing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
8) The 18th Annual Secchi Dip-In Begins June 25
9) WATERS EnviroMapper
10) Watershed Spotlight: Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Program
11) International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies
12) American Meteorological Society (AMS) to Host the Climate Adaptation: Practical Solutions for a Warming World Conference
13) National Water Quality Monitoring Council's 8th National Monitoring Conference

July 2011

1) Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program
2) U.S. Department of Interior Watershed Intern Program
3) EPA Releases Annual Beach Report
4) EPA Launches Newcomb Avenue Streetscape Model Block Improvement Project in San Francisco, CA
5) Office of Water's Acting Assistant Administrator Blogs on Waters of the U.S.
6) Office of Wetlands Oceans and Watershed (OWOW) 2010 Annual Report Now Available
7) EPA Climate Ready Estuaries (CRE) Program Releases Rolling Easements Primer
8) Nonpoint Source Outreach Toolbox Upgrade Released
9) Washington Department of Ecology, NRCS, Ducks Unlimited, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Washington State Department of Transportation Implement Best Management Practices to Reduce Bacteria Levels
10) National Ground Water Association Conference: Groundwater: Cities, Suburbs, and Growth Areas - Remedying the Past/Managing for the Future
11) Call for Posters for the Chesapeake Watershed Forum

August 2011

1) Chesapeake Bay Grants available from "Bay" License plate sales
2) Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program
3) U.S. Department of Interior Watershed Intern Program
4) National Science Foundation (NSF) Water Sustainability and Climate Grants
5) Federal Agencies Partner to Revitalize Urban Waterways In Communities Across The U.S.
6) Office of Water's Acting Assistant Administrator Blogs on Bristol Bay, Alaska
7) New and Improved EPA Website on Nitrogen & Phosphorus Pollution
8) Delaware Native Wins Prestigious EPA Award for Protecting Wetlands
9) Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution Data Access Tool
10) Chehalis River: Watershed-wide Implementation of Management Practices Restores River
11) American Water Works Association: Water Security Conference (WSC) 2011
12) Southern Region Water Conference: "Innovations and Partnerships for Clean Water"
13) 84th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference
14) 31st International Symposium of the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) - Diverse and Sustainable Lake Management

September 2011

1) National Science Foundation (NSF) Water Sustainability and Climate Grants
2) Fall 2012 EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships for Undergraduate Environmental Study
3) U.S. EPA Releases Climate Ready Water Utilities Toolbox
4) U.S. EPA Climate Ready Estuaries Program Releases Pamphlet on Lessons Learned
5) EPA Issues Compliance Orders to Six Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations in Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska
6) EPA Administrator Jackson Travels to Lititz, Pa., Visits with Farmers and Local Leaders/Administrator Jackson highlights conservation efforts
7) 2011 International Coastal Cleanup on September 17th
8) EPA Celebrates National Estuaries Day on September 24th
9) Harmful Algal Bloom reported in Western Lake Erie
10) Handbook for Developing Watershed Plans to Restore and Protect Our Waters
11) Free Watershed Academy Webcast on Sept. 22nd — Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution Series: State and Local Policies to Restrict the Use of Phosphorus Lawn Fertilizer
12) Tampa Bay Estuary Program Works to Reduce Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution
13) 84th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference
14) North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) 31st International Symposium- Diverse and Sustainable Lake Management
15) 2011 Water Quality Technology Conference and Exposition (WQTC)
16) The Appalachian Coal Country Team (ACCT) Training Seeks Trainers

October 2011

1) Fiscal Year 2012 NOAA Gulf of Mexico Bay-Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program
2) Fall 2012 EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships For Graduate Environmental Study
3) The FY12 Proposal Guidelines for Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup Grants
4) National Conservation Foundation Conservation District Award Program
5) Fall 2012 EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships for Undergraduate Environmental Study
6) EPA Announces the Healthy Watersheds Initiative National Framework and Action Plan, 2011
7) EPA Seeks Public Comment on Vulnerability Assessments in Support of the Climate Ready Estuaries Program: A Novel Approach Using Expert Judgment, Volume I: Results for the San Francisco Estuary Partnership and Volume II: Results for the Massachusetts Bays Program
8) USDA- Economic Research Service Report: Nitrogen in Agricultural Systems: Implications for Conservation Policy
9) Gulf of Mexico Alliance Nutrient Reduction Decision Support Toolbox
10) Free Webinar October 27th: EPA's Nonpoint Source Outreach Toolbox and Maine's Stormwater Awareness Initiative
11) Stream Restoration Project Improves Water Quality of Wallkill River, New Jersey
12) 2011 Water Quality Technology Conference and Exposition (WQTC)
13) National Association of Conservation Districts 2012 Annual Meeting
14) AWWA 2012 Sustainable Water Management Conference & Exposition

November 2011

1) National Conservation Foundation Conservation District Award Program
2) Fall 2012 EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships for Undergraduate Environmental Study
3) 9th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet
4) White House Council on Environmental Quality Releases the Final National Action Plan: Priorities for Managing Freshwater Resources in a Changing Climate
5) EPA Develops New Planning Approach to Improve Water Quality in U.S. Cities
6) Tillamook Dairy Owner to Preserve Hoquarten Slough Wetlands
7) EPA Approves New Performance Standards for D. C. Stormwater
8) EPA’s Water is Worth It Facebook Page
9) Nitrogen and Phosphorus Webinar Series: Tools for Developing State Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution Reduction Strategies
10) Implementing Agricultural & Recreational Best Management Practices Restores Rudd Pond
11) National Association of Conservation Districts 2012 Annual Meeting
12) AWWA 2012 Sustainable Water Management Conference & Exposition
13) New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) 23rd Annual Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference

December 2011

1) EPA Requests Proposals for Urban Waters Small Grants
2) EPA Renews Partnership to Improve Septic Systems
3) EPA Staff Share Tips for Golf Channel’s Green Week
4) Office of Water’s Senior Advisor Blogs on Tribal Water Perspectives and Place-Based Knowledge
5) National Water Quality Monitoring Council 4th Edition of Online Newsletter National Water Monitoring News
6) U.S. EPA approves new water quality standards for Chicago River System
7) The State of San Francisco Bay 2011 Report
8) Drinking Water Data Added to Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution Data Access Tool
9) Innovative Community Wastewater System Restores Windmill Gap Creek and Protects Citizen’s Health
10) AWWA 2012 Sustainable Water Management Conference & Exposition
11) National Water Quality Monitoring Council (NWQMC) 8th National Water Quality Monitoring Conference
12) New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) 23rd Annual Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference

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