This post, updated as information becomes available and re-posted monthly, lists conferences, meetings, and other events related to Virginia’s water resources. Except for online meetings or seminars, the events here typically are at least several hours long (for example, this site does not list the frequent one-hour water-related seminars held at Virginia colleges or universities).
This list does not include Virginia government meetings related to water; the News Grouper blog has a post on those meetings each week, at http://vawatercentralnewsgrouper.wordpress.com/?s=Water-related+Government.
For water-related meetings outside of Virginia, please see the Grouper post, “Water Conference Sampler from around the United States, Canada, and Mexico,” re-posted quarterly.
Thanks to the Virginia Water Monitoring Council for providing some of the information in this post.
For links to events lists from several other organizations, please see the bottom of this post.
Sept. 1-Oct. 31, 2014 (also ran Apr. 1-May 31): Stewardship Virginia. Statewide initiative held twice annually to help citizens with projects that enhance and conserve Virginia’s natural and cultural resources. The program seeks to promote waterway adoption, trail improvement, riparian buffers, invasive species control, habitat improvement, landscaping for conservation, environmental education activities, and other projects. More information: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/stewardship/index.shtml; Bonnie Phillips, (877) 429-2837 or firstname.lastname@example.org. See also: Governor McAuliffe Unveils Spring Stewardship Virginia Campaign, Virginia Governor’s Office News Release, 3/28/14.
Nov. 3-6, 2014, Tyson’s Corner: 2014 American Water Resources Association (AWRA) Annual Conference. More information: http://www.awra.org/meetings/Annual2014/; or send e-mail for Gerry Galloway or Betsy Cody to 2014AnnualSpecialSessions@awra.org.
Nov. 8, 2014, Randolph Macon College, Ashland, Va.: Virginia Citizens for Water Quality Summit. More information: http://vcwq.wordpress.com/.
Nov. 19-22, 2014, Roanoke: Virginia Association of Science Teachers annual meeting. More information: http://www.vast.org/annual-pdi.html.
Nov. 14-16, 2014, Wildlife Center of Virginia, Waynesboro: 19th Annual Call of the Wild Conference on wildlife rehabilitation. Organizzed by the Wildlife Center and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. More information: http://wildlifecenter.org/call-wild-conference; phone: (540) 942-9453; e-mail: email@example.com.
Nov. 20, 2014, Charlottesville: Evaluating and Conserving Natural Assets: Planning for Green Infrastructure in the Developing and Urban Landscape. Organized by the Green Infrastructure Center, a non-profit organization located in Charlottesville (online at http://www.gicinc.org/index.htm). This workshop will include presentations and hands-on exercises working with maps. No GIS knowledge is required to participate. More information and registration: http://www.gicinc.org/events.htm, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone the Center at (434) 244-0322.
Dec. 5-8, 2014, Wallops Island (Accomack County): Winter Birding Colloquium. Organized by the Chincoteague Bay Field Station. More information: http://www.cbfieldstation.org/calendar.html; phone (757) 824-5636.
Jan. 13-14, 2015, Frederick, Md.: Growth and the Future of the Chesapeake Bay. Organized by Bay Journal, the Chesapeake Research Consortium, and Hood College. More information: http://www.bayjournal.com/growthconference; phone (Bay Journal) (717) 428-2819.
Feb. 2015 (date not yet determined, as of 10/24/14) 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Daniel Technology Center, Germanna Community College, Culpeper: 12th Annual Woods and Wildlife Conference. Organized by Virginia Cooperative Extension. Designed both for landowners large or small, new or experienced. More information: http://www.forestupdate.frec.vt.edu/landownerprograms/workshops/woods-and-wildlife/index.html; Adam Downing, phone (540) 948-6881 or email@example.com.
Mar. 9-10, 2015, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Richmond-Midlothian: Virginia Water Conference 2015. Organized by the Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association. More information: http://www.vlwa.org.
Mar. 17, 2015, 9:45 a.m., statewide: Tornado Drill. Coordinated by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service. Learn more about tornado safety and how to hold a drill at http://www.vaemergency.gov/readyvirginia/stayinformed/tornadoes.
Mar. 22, every year, everywhere: World Water Day. The annual worldwide event designated by the United Nations since 1993. More information on the history of the event and the observances and activities for this year is available at the World Water Day Web site: http://www.worldwaterday.org/. March 22 also starts the annual World Water Monitoring Day period, running through the officially observed day of September 18 and ending December 31 (see below, Sep. 18). More information on World Water Monitoring Day is available at http://www.worldwatermonitoringday.org/About.aspx.
Mar. 31-Apr. 2, 2015, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington: 25th Annual Environment Virginia Symposium. Organized by the VMI Center for Leadership and Ethics. More information: http://www.vmi.edu/environmentva.
LINKS TO EVENTS LISTS FROM OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
Virginia Sea Grant’s Links to Marine-education Opportunities for K-12 Teachers (click on “Professional Development”)