Registration is now open for EPA’s Watershed Academy webinar “Addressing and Managing Plastic Pollution”, which will take place on April 21, 2021. This webinar will include a broad introduction on plastic pollution and its resulting impacts, a discussion on the need for systemic change, and solutions and initiatives that can be implemented to combat this urgent issue. Speakers will also discuss current and anticipated federal strategies to address plastic pollution.
A special presentation will be given by Ashley Helton, Associate Professor in the UCONN Department of Natural Resources and the Environment. She is currently involved in research that will answer the question, “Can Watershed Land Use Legacies Inform Nitrogen Management?” Past land use activities (or land use “legacies”) can be strong indicators of contemporary water quality; yet watershed management strategies often neglect the lag times associated with land change trajectories. Therefore, the goal of her research project is to understand how land use history and intensity influence water quality (with a focus on nitrogen) in streams and rivers of the Long Island Sound (LIS) watershed.
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Saving the Rain: Green Stormwater Solutions for Congregations Tuesday, April 13, 2021 2:00 - 3:30 PM, EDT Click here to register events-na6.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/2448447077/en/events/event/shared/default_template... Please join EPA’s Office of Wastewater Management for a free webcast on the EPA guide, Saving the Rain: Green Stormwater Solutions for Congregations. A key tenet of many congregations is reverence and respect for nature. This guide was written to help congregations identify actions they can take to care for the environment—starting with their own properties. This guide provides information on designing, building, and maintaining raingardens, downspouts, rain barrels, green roofs, permeable pavement, and other conservation landscaping techniques. The guide also includes key tips on engaging congregation members and community stakeholders to build support for projects. During this webcast, Robert Goo from EPA’s Office of Wetlands Oceans and Watersheds and Naomi Edelson with the National Wildlife Federation will highlight how congregations can use the guide to manage stormwater runoff and promote conservation on their properties. Congregation leaders and conservation managers will share their perspectives on environmental stewardship and discuss their own experiences using the guide to improve congregation grounds. Speakers Robert Goo U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Washington, DC
Naomi Edelson National Wildlife Federation Washington, DC
Pastor Kip Banks East Washington Heights Baptist Church Washington, DC
Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation Potomac, MD
Anita Sevier Gesu Catholic Church Detroit, MI
Steve Wasko St. Suzanne Our Gate of Heaven Parish and Community Center Detroit, MI
Jodi Rose Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake Annapolis, MD ... See MoreSee Less
World Water Day became a UN observance day in 1993. It seeks to focus attention on the global water crisis. On 22 March every year, people and organizations mark World Water Day by taking action to ta...
Learn more on the plight of the salt marsh sparrow. www.facebook.com/355152261188535/posts/3687297824640612/How does a bird survive in today’s world when it nests in a tidal saltmarsh? The sad truth is, it doesn’t. Saltmarsh Sparrows have declined by over 80% due to human development, habitat fragmentation, and sea level rise affecting their nesting grounds. They could become extinct in our lifetime. Learn more about the Saltmarsh Sparrow at fws.gov/northeast/saltmarsh-sparrow/. #WorldSparrowDay Photo courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ... See MoreSee Less