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Watershed News 2012 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 2012

1) EPA Requests Proposals for Urban Waters Small Grants
2) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Seeks Proposals for Phase I Fiscal Year 2012 NOAA Small Business Innovation Research Program
3) Virginia Low Impact Design Competition Now Open
4) EPA Extends Comment Period for the Proposed CAFO Rule
5) EPA and Partners Release Climate Change Handbook for Regional Watershed Planning to Assist Water Managers Plan for Climate Change
6) U.S. Geological Survey Cooperative Water Program Posts New Web Pages
7) New EPA PCB TMDL Handbook Released
8) EPA Releases Recovery Potential Screening Website to Assist Restoration Planners
9) Federal Geographic Data Committee Launches Geospatial Platform Website
10) Indiana: Bull Run/West Creek Watershed
11) Rural Landscapes, and the Farm Bill
12) International Conference on Stormwater and Urban Water Systems Modeling
13) Wisconsin Wetlands Association 17th Annual Conference, Urban Wetlands
14) 2012 Watershed Congress along the Schuylkill River
15) AWWA 2012 Sustainable Water Management Conference & Exposition
16) National Water Quality Monitoring Council (NWQMC) 8th National Water Quality Monitoring Conference
17) New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) 23rd Annual Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference
18) 30th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference
19) 2012 Montana Storm Water Conference
20) 8th National Monitoring Conference
21) River Rally 2012

February 2012

1) Virginia Low Impact Design Competition Now Open
2) Green Ribbon Schools Recognition Pilot Program
3) 2010-2011 Climate Change and Water Progress Report Available Online
4) White House National Ocean Council Announces Draft Plan to Improve Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and Great Lakes
5) Office of Water Twitter Name Change
6) Water is Focus of Rachel Carson Intergenerational Contest
7) New Tool Provides Access to Water Pollution Data
8) Climate Ready Estuaries 2011 Progress Report Released
9) Photo Request: Images Depicting Nutrient Pollution
10) New Data Added to EPA's Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution Data Access Tool
11) Caroline Clear reduces polluted runoff through mass media campaign and by working with homeowners
12) AWWA 2012 Sustainable Water Management Conference & Exposition
13) National Water Quality Monitoring Council (NWQMC) 8th National Water Quality Monitoring Conference
14) New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) 23rd Annual Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference

March
2012

1) Wetland Program Development Grants
2) EPA Announces Availability of Green Infrastructure Technical Assistance to Selected Partner Communities
3) EPA Seeks Nominees for Smart Growth Achievement Award
4) EPA Releases Permit Writer's Manual for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations
5) Blog Spotlight: Bring Back the Water Fountain
6) Draft Fiscal Year 2013 National Water Program Guidance Released for Comments
7) EPA Launches Updated Green Infrastructure Website
8) EPA Unveils New Website on Nutrient Pollution
9) EPA Releases New Technical Document- Identifying and Protecting Healthy Watersheds: Concepts, Assessments, and Management Approaches
10) Watershed Central
11) Watershed Planning and On-the-Ground Implementation Improve Water Quality in Dardenne Creek, Missouri
12) AWWA 2012 Sustainable Water Management Conference & Exposition
13) Gulf of Mexico Climate Community of Practice 3rd Annual Workshop
14) National Water Quality Monitoring Council (NWQMC) 8th National Water Quality Monitoring Conference
15) New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) 23rd Annual Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference
16) Council for Watershed Health- The Mediterranean City: A Conference on Climate Change Adaptation

April
2012

1) National Water Research Institute Announces Three Fellowships for Graduate Students
2) USFWS Youth Conservation Programs
3) National Sea Grant College Program Special Projects 2012
4) Release of Draft National Water Program 2012 Climate Strategy for Public Comment and New Climate and Water Website
5) White House Rural Council Sponsors "Working Lands and Healthy Watersheds Roundtable
6) EPA Initiates Website to Mark 40 Years of the Clean Water Act
7) Blog Spotlight: Southern Hospitality Can Host Great Partnerships for Water
8) Template for Construction Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans Available Online
9) EPA Joins the U.S. Water Partnership
10) WaterSense Interactive Water Budget Tool
11) Delaware's Gravelly Branch: Removing Agricultural and Residential Bacteria Sources Improves Water Quality
12) AWWA 2012 Sustainable Water Management Conference & Exposition
13) Gulf of Mexico Climate Community of Practice 3rd Annual Workshop
14) National Water Quality Monitoring Council (NWQMC) 8th National Water Quality Monitoring Conference
15) River Network  and Waterkeeper Alliance River Rally 2012
16) New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) 23rd Annual Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference
17) Council for Watershed Health- The Mediterranean City: A Conference on Climate Change Adaptation

May
2012

1) USFWS Youth Conservation Programs
2) National Sea Grant College Program Special Projects 2012
3) National Coastal Condition Report IV Now Available
4) U.S. and Tennessee Announce Clean Water Act Agreement with the City of Memphis
5) EPA Approves Nebraska’s List of Impaired Waters
6) Top EPA and USDA Officials Tour Farm in Mississippi Where Water Pollution Reduction Strategies Are Being Implemented
7) EPA to Host Web Conference on the Draft "National Water Program 2012 Strategy: Response to Climate Change" on May 3, 2012
8) Southeast Watershed Forum Releases New Report on Green Building Programs
9) American Wetlands Month Webinar: "Restore-Adapt-Mitigate: Responding to Climate Change through Coastal Habitat Restoration"
10) Community Green Building Practices in the Southeast
11) Reston Lakes Video: Protecting America’s Lake Shorelines
12) Missouri ‘s Endangered Water Resources Need Everyone’s Help
13) New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) 23rd Annual Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference
14) American Society of Civil Engineers- World Environmental & Water Resources Congress 2012
15) Council for Watershed Health- The Mediterranean City: A Conference on Climate Change Adaptation
16) Center for Watershed Protection- Watershed & Stormwater Conference 2012

July
2012

1) Gulf of Mexico Restoration Projects - Request for Proposals
2) U.S. Court of Appeals - D.C. Circuit Court Upholds EPA's Actions to Reduce Greenhouse Gases under the Clean Air Act
3) New Outreach Materials on Nutrient Pollution
4) Watershed Academy Webcast
5) Non Point Source News Notes
6) New 319 Success Stories Posted
7) July is Lakes Appreciation Month
8) Meteorologist Brent Watts talks about the importance of clean water

October
2012

1) Building Block for Sustainable Communities
2) EPA Environmental Education Regional Grants
3) New App Lets Users Check Health of Waterways Anywhere in the U.S.
4) "Nabbing Nitrates" Video Series Showcases Conservation Practices
5) Watershed Academy Webcast on "Using the New Water Quality Portal"
6) New Clean Water Act Section 319 Success Story Posted

November
2012

1) Community-based Restoration Program funded by NOAA and American Rivers
2) National Service Agency Announces AmeriCorps Funding Opportunities
3) In The News
4) Des Moines Register releases collection of articles on Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone
5) Register for Webinar on "How’s My Waterway? and Other Water Quality Apps"
6) Updated Data Now Available in EPA’s Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution Data Access Tool (NPDAT)
7) Watershed Tool of the Month: "Don’t Let Trash Ruin Your Scene"
8) Watershed Spotlight:  Friend of the Los Angeles River

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