Category Archives: Events

Water-related events (conferences, meetings, recreation, education,etc.) occurring in Virginia or in a nearby state but with relevance to Virginia (such as a Chesapeake Bay-related meeting in Maryland).

Virginia Water-related Government Meetings for Sep. 21-Oct. 4, 2017

For more information, click on underlined meeting dates. Click here for the Commonwealth Calendar listing of all government meetings open to the public, and here for the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall listing of all government meetings of a regulatory nature.

For other, non-governmental, events, please see the Water Central News Grouper post, Quick Guide to Virginia Water-related Events.

REGULAR MEETINGS OF STATEWIDE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

9/21/17, 9:30 a.m.: Air Pollution Control Board.  At the Department of Environmental Quality Main Office, 629 East Main Street in Richmond.

9/21/17, 10 a.m.: Board of Conservation and Recreation.  In the Water’s Edge Meeting Facility at Claytor Lake State Park in Dublin (Pulaski County).

9/21/17, 10 a.m.: Department of Health’s Waterworks Advisory Committee.  At Sydnor Hydro, Inc., 2111 Magnolia Street in Richmond.

CANCELLED9/22/17, 10 a.m.: Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium Authority.  In House Room 1 of the Capitol Building, 1000 Bank Street in Richmond.

9/26/17, 9:30 a.m.: Marine Resources Commission.  At 2600 Washington Avenue in Newport News.

9/26/17, 11 a.m.: Soil and Water Conservation Board.  At Old Dominion Electric Cooperative, 4201 Dominion Boulevard in Glen Allen (Henrico County).

9/28/17, 9 a.m.: Outdoors Foundation Board of Trustees.  Location to be determined, as of 9/20/17.

10/3/17, 2 p.m.: Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Marine Products Board.  At the Virginia Insitute of Marine Science, Building 56-Watermen’s Hall, 1375 Greate Road in Gloucester Point (Gloucester County).

10/4/17, 10 a.m.: Board for Waste Management Facility Operators.  At the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, Board Room 4, 9960 Mayland Drive in Richmond.

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VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY WATER-RELATED MEETINGS

For meetings of legislative committees and commissions, see http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?171+oth+MTG.  Links to information about General Assembly commissions, councils, and special interim committees coordinated by the Division of Legislative Services are available online at http://dls.virginia.gov/commissions.html.

None during this period.

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MEETINGS ABOUT TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOADS (or TMDLs) for IMPAIRED WATERS

For more information about TMDLs in Virginia, click here for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality TMDL Web site; click on “Public Notices” in the menu to the left to access upcoming meetings and public-comment periods.  A search tool to find approved TMDL reports is available at http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/WaterQualityInformationTMDLs/TMDL/TMDLDevelopment/ApprovedTMDLReports.aspx.

10/3/17, 1:30 p.m., and 10/3/17, 6 p.m., on the TMDL implementation plan for bacterial impairments in the Birch Creek and Dan River watersheds (including the following tributaries: Big Toby Creek, Byrds Branch, Cane Creek, Cascade Creek, Double Creek, Fall Creek, Germy Creek, Lawless Creek, Lawsons Creek, Miry Creek, Powells Creek, Pumpkin Creek, Sandy Creek, Sandy River, Stewart Creek, Stokes Creek, Sugartree Creek, Tanyard Creek, and an unnamed tributary to Birch Creek), located in the Roanoke River watershed in Halifax and Pittsylvania Counties and the City of Danville.  The 1:30 p.m. meeting is of the Government Working Group; the 6 p.m. meeting is of the Agricultural and Residential Working Groups.  Both meetings at Danville Regional Airport, East Conference Room, 424 Airport Drive in Danville.

10/4/17, 2 p.m., on modification of the 2002 TMDL studies for aquatic life (benthic) and bacterial impairments in Blacks Run and Cooks Creek, located in the Shenandoah River/Potomac River wateshed in Rockingham County and the City of Harrisonburg.  At the Department of Environmental Quality Valley Regional Office, 4411 Early Road in Harrisonburg.

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MEETINGS ON OTHER SPECIFIC TOPICS
(topics listed alphabetically)

Agriculture/Forestry
9/27/17, 10 a.m.: Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Pollinator Protection Advisory Committee.  In House Room 1 of the Capitol Building, 1000 Bank Street in Richmond.

Biosolids (Treated Sewage Sludge) Land-application Permit Requests
9/21/17, 6 p.m.: On the permit application by Houff’s Feed & Fertilizer Co., Inc., of Weyers Cave, Va., to land-apply biosolids to about 858 additional acres in Rockbridge County.  At the Rockbridge County Administration Building-Cooperative Extension Office, 150 South Main Street in Lexington.

Coastal Flooding
9/25/17, 1 p.m.: Joint Subcommittee to Formulate Recommendations to Address Recurrent Flooding.  In Room W011 of the Pocahontas Building, 900 East Main Street in Richmond.  The subcommittee was created by the 2014 Virginia General Assembly (HJR 16 and SJR 3) to make recommendations for a comprehensive planning effort to address recurrent flooding in Virginia’s Tidewater and Eastern Shore, particularly as climate change is expected to increase extreme weather events.  Information on the work of this subcommittee is available from the Division of Legislative Services, online at http://dls.virginia.gov/interim_studies_flooding.html; and in a July 23, 2014, news release from the chair of the subcommittee, Del. Chris Stolle (R-83rd) of Virginia Beach, online at http://chrisstolle.com/chris-stolle-elected-as-chair-of-general-assembly-joint-subcommittee-on-recurrent-flooding.

Land and Watershed Management
10/3/17: 10 a.m.: Soil and Water Conservation Board’s Conservation Planning Stakeholder Advisory Group.  At Pocahontas State Park, Powhatan Banquet Hall, 10301 State Park Road in Chesterfield (Chesterfield County).  According to the notice for this meeting, “[o]n December 7, 2016, the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board authorized the Department [of Conservation and Recreation] to establish a stakeholder advisory group (SAG) for the Conservation Plan Program.  The SAG will provide guidance and offer recommendations into the resources to be considered, components of a plan, training and certification requirements, and other policy and Program considerations.”

Ports
9/25/17 and 9/26/17 – Virginia Port Authority meetings.  9/25/17, 1 p.m.: Investment Committee;  9/25/17, 2 p.m.: Growth and Operations Committee; 9/25/17, 4 p.m.: Finance and Audit Committee; 9/25/17, 5 p.m.: Executive Committee; 9/26/17, 9 a.m.: Board of Commissioners.  All at 600 World Trade Center, 101 West Main Street in Norfolk.

River Basin Advisory Committees and Commissions
9/27/17, 1 p.m.: Rappahannock River Basin Commission.  At Lake of the Woods Clubhouse, 205 Lakeview Parkway in Locust Grove (Orange County).  The Commission was established by the Virginia General Assembly (see Va. Code section 62.1-69.27) to “provide guidance for the stewardship and enhancement of the water quality and natural resources of the Rappahannock River Basin.”  More information on the work of the Commission is available online at https://rrbcnews.wordpress.com/.

Scenic Rivers
9/21/17, 12 p.m.: Historic Falls of the James Scenic River Advisory Board.  At City Hall in Richmond.

9/21/17, 4 p.m.: Catoctin Creek Scenic River Advisory Committee.  At the Purcellville Library, 220 East Main Street in Purcellville (Loudoun County).

Stormwater
9/27/17, 10 a.m.: House Bill 1774 Stormwater Workgroup/Subcommittee 2 (Tiered Approaches).  At the William & Mary Law School, 613 South Henry Street in Williamsburg.  On 9/29/17, 9 a.m., the full House Bill 1774 Stormwater Workgroup meets at the Richmond Regional Planning District Commission, 9211 Forest Hill Avenue, Suite 200, in Richmond.  According to the Virginia Legislative Information System, House Bill 1774 in the 2017 Virginia General Assembly “directs the Commonwealth Center for Recurrent Flooding Resiliency to convene a work group to consider alternative methods of stormwater management in rural Tidewater localities. …The group is to be facilitated by the Virginia Coastal Policy Center at William and Mary Law School and is to include representatives of institutions of higher education, state agencies, local governments, private industry, and other groups.  The…work group is to review and consider the creation of rural development growth areas, the development of a volume credit program, the payment of fees to support regional best management practices, and the allowance of the use of stormwater in highway ditches to generate volume credits.  …The bill also delays from July 1, 2017, to July 1, 2018, the effective date of new stormwater laws enacted during the 2016 Session of the General Assembly.”  The work group is to report to the governor and the General Assembly by January 1, 2018.

Water Quality Regulations and Standards
9/28/17, 3 p.m.: public hearing.  State Water Control Board/Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) public hearing on reissuance and possible amendments to the Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) general permit for discharges from petroleum contaminated sites, groundwater remediation, and hydrostatic tests.  At the DEQ Central Office, 629 East Main Street in Richmond.  The relevant section of the Virginia Administrative Code is 9 VAC 25-120.  The Notice of Intended Regulatory Action (NOIRA) was published May 30, 2016.  According to the NOIRA, the “general permit covers point source discharges of wastewaters from sites contaminated by petroleum products [or by] chlorinated hydrocarbon solvents, and also the point source discharges of hydrostatic test wastewaters resulting from the testing of petroleum and natural gas storage tanks and pipelines.”  More information on the process of this regulatory action is available online at http://townhall.virginia.gov/L/ViewAction.cfm?actionid=4548.

9/28/17, 3 p.m.: State Water Control Board/Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) public hearing on proposed amendments to the general Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) general permit for wastewater discharges from potable water-treatment plants.  At the DEQ Central Office, 629 East Main Street in Richmond.  The relevant section of the Virginia Administrative Code is 9 VAC 25-860.  More information about this regulation is available online at http://townhall.virginia.gov/L/viewchapter.cfm?chapterid=2460.

9/28/17, 3 p.m.: State Water Control Board/Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) public hearing on reissuance and proposed amendments to the Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) general permit for non-contact cooling water discharges of 50,000 gallons per day or less.  At the DEQ Piedmont Regional Office, 4949-A Cox Road in Glen Allen (Henrico County).  The relevant section of the Virginia Administrative Code is 9 VAC 25-196.  The Notice of Intended Regulatory Action (NOIRA) was published May 30, 2016.  More information on this regulation is available online at http://townhall.virginia.gov/L/viewchapter.cfm?chapterid=1899.

Virginia Water-related Government Meetings for Sep. 14-Sep. 27, 2017

For more information, click on underlined meeting dates. Click here for the Commonwealth Calendar listing of all government meetings open to the public, and here for the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall listing of all government meetings of a regulatory nature.

For other, non-governmental, events, please see the Water Central News Grouper post, Quick Guide to Virginia Water-related Events.

REGULAR MEETINGS OF STATEWIDE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

9/14/17, 9:30 a.m.: Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers, and Landscape Architects.  At the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, 9960 Mayland Drive in Richmond.

9/19/17, 10:30 a.m.: Land Conservation Foundation Board of Trustees.  At the Patrick Henry Building, East Reading Room, 1111 East Broad Street in Richmond.

9/21/17, 9:30 a.m.: Air Pollution Control Board.  At the Department of Environmental Quality Main Office, 629 East Main Street in Richmond.

9/21/17, 10 a.m.: Board of Conservation and Recreation.  In the Water’s Edge Meeting Facility at Claytor Lake State Park in Dublin (Pulaski County).

9/21/17, 10 a.m.: Department of Health’s Waterworks Advisory Committee.  At Sydnor Hydro, Inc., 2111 Magnolia Street in Richmond.

9/22/17, 10 a.m.: Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium Authority.  In House Room 1 of the Capitol Building, 1000 Bank Street in Richmond.

9/26/17, 9:30 a.m.: Marine Resources Commission.  At 2600 Washington Avenue in Newport News.

9/26/17, 11 a.m.: Soil and Water Conservation Board.  At Old Dominion Electric Cooperative, 4201 Dominion Boulevard in Glen Allen (Henrico County).

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VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY WATER-RELATED MEETINGS

For meetings of legislative committees and commissions, see http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?171+oth+MTG.  Links to information about General Assembly commissions, councils, and special interim committees coordinated by the Division of Legislative Services are available online at http://dls.virginia.gov/commissions.html.

9/19/17, 10 a.m.: Joint Commission on Technology and Science.  At Denbigh Aviation Academy Work Group, E300-A Conference Room, Pocahontas Building, 900 East Main Street in Richmond.

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MEETINGS ABOUT TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOADS (or TMDLs) for IMPAIRED WATERS

For more information about TMDLs in Virginia, click here for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality TMDL Web site; click on “Public Notices” in the menu to the left to access upcoming meetings and public-comment periods.  A search tool to find approved TMDL reports is available at http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/WaterQualityInformationTMDLs/TMDL/TMDLDevelopment/ApprovedTMDLReports.aspx.

9/19/17, 1:30 p.m., on the watershed plan related to aquatic life (benthic) impairment in Cunningham Creek and its tributaries plus bacterial impairment in Middle Ford Cunningham Creek, all located in the James River basin in Fluvanna County.  At the Fluvanna County Public Library, 214 Commons Boulevard in Palmyra.  These waterways were the subject of a TMDL study that began in February 2016, but in May 2017 the TMDL study was suspended and a watershed plan will be developed instead.

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MEETINGS ON OTHER SPECIFIC TOPICS
(topics listed alphabetically)

Agriculture/Forestry
9/27/17, 10 a.m.: Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Pollinator Protection Advisory Committee.  In House Room 1 of the Capitol Building, 1000 Bank Street in Richmond.

Air-Water Connections
9/20/17, 2 p.m.: Air Pollution Control Board/Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) public hearing on a draft new source review permit for Fareva Richmond, Inc.  At the DEQ Piedmont Regional Office, 4949-A Cox Road in Glen Allen (Henrico County).  This permit would replace an existing state operating permit for two aerosol can filling lines.  The public comment period runs 8/9/17 to 9/20/17.

Biosolids (Treated Sewage Sludge) Land-application Permit Requests
9/21/17, 6 p.m.: On the permit application by Houff’s Feed & Fertilizer Co., Inc., of Weyers Cave, Va., to land-apply biosolids to about 858 additional acres in Rockbridge County.  At the Rockbridge County Administration Building-Cooperative Extension Office, 150 South Main Street in Lexington.

Coastal Flooding
9/25/17, 1 p.m.: Joint Subcommittee to Formulate Recommendations to Address Recurrent Flooding.  In Room W011 of the Pocahontas Building, 900 East Main Street in Richmond.  The subcommittee was created by the 2014 Virginia General Assembly (HJR 16 and SJR 3) to make recommendations for a comprehensive planning effort to address recurrent flooding in Virginia’s Tidewater and Eastern Shore, particularly as climate change is expected to increase extreme weather events.  Information on the work of this subcommittee is available from the Division of Legislative Services, online at http://dls.virginia.gov/interim_studies_flooding.html; and in a July 23, 2014, news release from the chair of the subcommittee, Del. Chris Stolle (R-83rd) of Virginia Beach, online at http://chrisstolle.com/chris-stolle-elected-as-chair-of-general-assembly-joint-subcommittee-on-recurrent-flooding.

Fort Monroe
9/14/17, 1 p.m.: Fort Monroe Authority Board of Trustees’ Finance Committee.  At Building 83, 20 Ingalls Road in Fort Monroe (adjacent to the City of Hampton).  In 2011, the Virginia General Assembly (Senate Bill 1400) established the Fort Monroe Authority to manage the historic areas of Fort Monroe and Old Point Comfort—at the confluence of Hampton Roads with the Chesapeake Bay—after the federal government closed its military facilities there.  Fort Monroe had been a U.S. military base since 1836.  In 2011, the area was designated as Fort Monroe National Monument (http://www.nps.gov/fomr/index.htm).  More information about Fort Monroe and the Authority is available online at http://www.fmauthority.com/.

Land and Watershed Management
9/14/17, 10 a.m.: Department of Taxation’s Land Evaluation Advisory Council.  At the Department of Forestry, 900 Natural Resources in Charlottesville.  According to the Virginia Code, Sec. 58.1-3829, the “Advisory Council shall determine and publish a range of suggested values for each of the several soil conservation service land capability classifications for agricultural, horticultural, forest and open space uses in the various areas of the Commonwealth….”  Those values are used in assessing properties that qualify for use-value taxation in those land classifications.

Ports
9/25/17 and 9/26/17 – Virginia Port Authority meetings.  9/25/17, 1 p.m.: Investment Committee;  9/25/17, 2 p.m.: Growth and Operations Committee; 9/25/17, 4 p.m.: Finance and Audit Committee; 9/25/17, 5 p.m.: Executive Committee; 9/26/17, 9 a.m.: Board of Commissioners.  All at 600 World Trade Center, 101 West Main Street in Norfolk.

Resource Management Mapping and Planning
9/15/17, 1 p.m.: Soil and Water Conservation Board’s Resource Management Plan Implementation Stakeholder Advisory Group.  At the Patrick Henry Building, East Reading Room, 1111 East Broad Street in Richmond.  According to the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall notice for this meeting, “Item 364 Q of the 2017 Appropriations Act requires the Department of Conservation and Recreation [DCR] to establish a stakeholder group to examine the funding, training, and resource needs, as well as explore new incentives, for additional implementation of Resource Management Plans.”  DCR information on resource management planning is available online at http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/soil-and-water/rmp.  For more information about the advisory group, contact Christine Watlington, DCR Senior Policy and Planning Analyst, 600 East Main Street, 24th Floor, Richmond, 23219; phone (804)786-3319; e-mail: christine.watlington@dcr.virginia.gov.

River Basin Advisory Committees and Commissions
9/27/17, 1 p.m.:: Rappahannock River Basin Commission.  At Lake of the Woods Clubhouse, 205 Lakeview Parkway in Locust Grove (Orange County).  The Commission was established by the Virginia General Assembly (see Va. Code section 62.1-69.27) to “provide guidance for the stewardship and enhancement of the water quality and natural resources of the Rappahannock River Basin.”  More information on the work of the Commission is available online at https://rrbcnews.wordpress.com/.

Scenic Rivers
9/21/17, 12 p.m.: Historic Falls of the James Scenic River Advisory Board.  At City Hall in Richmond.

Water Quality Regulations and Standards
9/15/17, 10 a.m.: Soil and Water Conservation Board’s Water Quality Improvement Fund Stabilization Stakeholder Advisory Group.  At the Patrick Henry Building, East Reading Room, 1111 East Broad Street in Richmond.  According to the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall notice for this meeting, “Item 364 of the 2017 Appropriations Act requires the Department of Conservation and Recreation [DCR] to establish a stakeholder group to make recommendations on [the following]: (i) increasing the portion of any deposit to the WQIF reserve; (ii) limiting the portion of WQIF reserve that may be utilized; (iii) evaluating combined revenues available from the WQIF and the Natural Resources Commitment Fund in a given fiscal year; (iv) distributing funds to be deposited across a biennial period; and (v) considering the impacts on the staffing and technical assistance needs of the Soil and Water Conservation Districts.”  Virginia Code information on the Water Quality Improvement Act (which created the WQIF) is available online at http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title10.1/chapter21.1/.  For more information about the advisory group, contact Christine Watlington, DCR Senior Policy and Planning Analyst, 600 East Main Street, 24th Floor, Richmond, 23219; phone (804)786-3319; e-mail: christine.watlington@dcr.virginia.gov.

9/20/17, 9 a.m.: Department of Health’s Sewage Handling and Disposal Advisory Committee/Periodic Review Subcommittee.  At the James Monroe Building, 15th Floor Training Room, 101 North 14th Street in Richmond.  As part of a periodic review, the subcommittee is considering proposed amendments and revisions to the Alternative Onsite Sewage System Regulations, Section 12 VAC 5-613 in the Virginia Administrative Code.

A Water Conference Sampler from around the United States and Elsewhere – September 6, 2017, Edition; Updated Sep. 21

Here are some water-related meetings in the United States and other countries in coming months, followed by notes for events that recur annually, listed by the month the event typically occurs.

This post is updated as the Virginia Water Resources Research Center learns of new events and a new version is re-posted at least quarterly.  If you would like an event added, please send basic information (date, location, event title, event organizer, Web site, and contact information) to water@vt.edu with subject line: For Water Central Editor.

Some of the information for this edition was provided by the Virginia Water Monitoring Council (VWMC), supported in part by grants from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s Citizen Monitoring Grant Program and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through the Virginia Department of Health.  More information about the VWMC is available online at http://www.vwmc.vwrrc.vt.edu/.

This post is for non-Virginia events; for water meetings and other events in the Old Dominion, please see the Virginia Water Resources Research Center’s online Quick Guide to Virginia Water-related Events.

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, W. Va. (shown here in Sep. 2014) annually hosts many water-related meetings, including the Chesapeake Watershed Forum each September.

2017 Events

 

Sep. 24-28, Syracuse, N.Y.: World Canals Conference 2017.  Organized by the National Park Service, the City of Syracuse, and the New York State Canal Corporation.  More information: http://wcc2017syracuse.com/.

Sep. 27-29, 2017, Boston, Mass.: Groundwater Protection Council 2017 Annual Forum.  More information: http://www.gwpc.org/events/2017-annual-forum.

Sep. 29-Oct. 1, 2017, Shepherdstown, West. Va.: Tri-State Native Plant Conference.  Organized by the Virginia Native Plant Society, the Maryland Native Plant Society, and the West Virginia Native Plant Society.  More information: http://vnps.org/tri-state-native-plant-conference-2017/; phone (540) 837-1600 (Boyce, Va.); e-mail: vnps.org@gmail.com.

Sep. 30-Oct. 4, 2017, Chicago, Ill.: Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition & Conference (WEFTEC) 2017.  More information: http://www.weftec.org/abstracts.

Oct. 10-12, 2017, Avon, Colo.: 2017 Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference.  This year’s theme is “Coming Together–The Confluence of Science and Society.”  Organized by the Colorado Watershed Assembly, Colorado Foundation for Water Education, and Colorado Riparian Association.  More information: http://www.coloradowater.org/scw-conference-2017/; phone (720) 722-4213; e-mail: info@coloradowater.org.

Oct. 11-13, 2017, Louisville, Ky.: 12th Annual Southeast Regional Stormwater Conference.  Organized by the Southeast Stormwater Association.  More information: https://seswa.memberclicks.net/future-and-past-conferences; (866) 367-7379 (Tallahassee, Fla.); e-mail: seswa@ksanet.net.

Oct. 12-13, 2017, National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Va.: 2017 Mid-Atlantic Water Resources Conference.  Hosted by the West Virginia Water Research Institute (at West Virginia University), in collaboration with the Delaware Water Resources Center (at the University of Delaware), the Pennsylvania Water Resources Research Center (at Penn State), and the Virginia Water Resources Research Center (at Virginia Tech). Abstracts for presentation proposals due March 27, 2017.  More information: visit http://midatlanticwrc.org/, or email: wvwaterconference@mail.wvu.edu.

Oct. 18-20, 2017, Milwaukee, Wisc.: Navigating the Future of Water–Charting a Vision for American Cities.  Organized by the University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin.  More information: http://uwm.edu/water/; Lynn Wilk, (414) 229-6917, lcwilk@uwm.edu.

Oct. 18-21, 2017, San Juan, Puerto Rico: Annual conference of the North American Association for Environmental Education.  More information: https://naaee.org/conference; phone: (202) 419-0412 (Washington, D.C.).

Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2017 – Wilmington, N.C.: Bottomland and Swamp Forests Symposium.  Organized by  the North Carolina State University.  More information: https://projects.ncsu.edu/mckimmon/cpe/opd/bottomland/index.html; or e-mail aj.lang@ncagr.gov.

Nov. 3-5, 2017, National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, W. Va.: Chesapeake Watershed Forum.  Organized by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay.  More information: https://www.allianceforthebay.org/our-work/key-program-focuses/networking-education/chesapeake-watershed-forum/; (804) 775-0951 (Virginia office) or contact@allianceforthebay.org.

Nov. 5-9, 2017, Portland, Ore: American Water Resources Association Annual Conference.  More information: http://www.awra.org/meetings/Portland2017/; (540) 687-8390 (Middleburg, Va.); e-mail: info@awra.org.

Nov. 6-9, 2017, Westminster, Colo.:  37th International Symposium of the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS).  More information: https://www.nalms.org/nalms2017/ ; phone (608) 233-2836 (Madison, Wisc.).

Nov. 8-11, 2017, Baltimore, Md.: Ninth Symposium on Harmful Algae in the U.S.  This year’s theme is “Training the Next Generation.”  More information: https://www.9thushab.com/; or contact Dr. Allen Place, (410) 234-8828.

Nov. 15-19, 2017, Albuquerque, N.M.: Society of American Foresters National Convention.  More information http://www.eforester.org/safconvention; (301) 897-8720 (Bethesda, Md.); e-mail: membership@safnet.org.

December 8, 2017, North Linthicum, Md.: Maryland Water Monitoring Council Annual Conference.  This year’s theme is “Managing Water Quality in a Changing World.”  More information: http://dnr.maryland.gov/streams/Pages/MWMC/conference.aspx; or contact Dan Boward at dan.boward@maryland.gov.

Dec. 2017, New Orleans, La.: American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. More information: http://meetings.agu.org/upcoming-meetings/.

2018 Events

Jan. 7-11, 2018, Austin, Tex.: American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting.  More information: https://annual.ametsoc.org/2018/; phone 617-226-3916; e-mail: meetings@ametsoc.org.

Jan. 8, 2018, Austin, Tex.: 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology.  Organized by the American Meteorological Society.  More information: https://annual.ametsoc.org/2018/index.cfm/programs/conferences-and-symposia/46th-conference-on-broadcast-meteorology/; phone 617-226-3916; e-mail: meetings@ametsoc.org.

Feb. 20-23, 2018, San Antonio, Tex.: Utility Management Conference 2018.  Organized by the American Water Works Association and Water Environment Federation in cooperation with the Water Environment Association of Texas.  More information: http://www.wef.org/events/conferences/upcoming-conferences/Utilitymanagement2018/; or phone the Water Environment Federation at (800) 666-0206 (Alexandria, Va.).

March 2018, Raleigh, N.C.: Annual Conference of the Water Resources Research Institute of the University of North Carolina.  More information: https://wrri.ncsu.edu/wrri-events/annual-conference/.

June 2018, Nebraska (dates and specific location to be announced): University of Nebraska-Lincoln Water Center’s annual Water and Natural Resources Tour.  More information: http://unlcms.unl.edu/ianr/water-for-food/nebraska-water-center/conferences-and-events.

Jun. 26-28, 2018, Pittsburgh, Penn.: Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR)/ National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) Conference.  More information: http://ucowr.org/conferences.

Annually Recurring Events

(Shown is the month(s) each year when the event is normally held; specific dates change each year, and locations may change.)

January: annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society. More information: https://www2.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/meetings-events/.

February, Washington, D.C.: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting.  More information: http://meetings.aaas.org/.

February, even years (next 2018): Ocean Sciences Meeting. Organized by the American Geophysical Union, the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, and the Oceanography Society. More information: http://osm.agu.org/2016/.

February, Amarillo, Tex.: Annual High Plains Irrigation Conference and Trade Show.  Organized by the Texas A&M University Agrilife Research and Extension Center.  More information: http://amarillo.tamu.edu/high-plains-irrigation-conference/; phone (806) 677-5644.

Late February or early March, Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Annual International Conference on Water Management Modeling.  Organized by Computational Hydraulics International (CHI) of Guelph, Ontario.  More information: http://www.chiwater.com/Training/Conferences/conferencetoronto.asp.

March: Multi-State Salinity Coalition Annual Salinity Summit.  More information: http://multi-statesalinitycoalition.com/events/.

March: North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference. Organized by the Wildlife Management Institute.  More information: http://www.wildlifemanagementinstitute.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=348&Itemid=61.

March, Lincoln, Neb.:  Annual symposium of the Nebraska Water Center, and  annual Nebraska Water Law Conference.  More information: http://watercenter.unl.edu/ConferencesEvents.asp; (402) 472-3305; waterinfo@unl.edu.

March or April, Washington, D.C.: National Environmental Policy Forum.  Organized by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, Water Environment Federation, and Water Environment Research Foundation.  More information: http://www.nacwa.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7&Itemid=4.

April: Annual Northeast Fish & Wildlife Conference. More information: http://www.neafwa.org/.

April, Lincoln, Neb.: Annual Water for Food Global Conference.  More information: http://waterforfood.nebraska.edu/conference-and-events/; phone (402) 472-5145; e-mail: waterforfood@nebraska.edu.

April: National Hurricane Conference.  More information: http://hurricanemeeting.com/.

April, Rapid City, S.D.: Western South Dakota Hydrology Meeting. Organized by the U.S. Geological Survey’s South Dakota Water Science Center and several partners.  More information: http://sd.water.usgs.gov/WSDconf/; Janet Carter, (605) 394-3215 or jmcarter@usgs.gov.

April through September: Workshops by North Carolina State University Stream Restoration Program.  For more information click on the individual links below or go to http://www.ncsu.edu/srp/rivercourse.html; or contact Cathy Smith at (919) 515-6780 or cathy_smith@ncsu.edu.

May: World Environmental and Water Resources Congress.  Organized by the American Society of Civil Engineers.  More information: http://www.ewricongress.org; (800) 548-2723.

May:  National Monitoring Conference. Organized by the National Water Quality Monitoring Council.  More information: http://acwi.gov/monitoring/conference/2016/.

May: Annual conference of the Choose Clean Water Coalition (a group of some 200 organizations in the Chesapeake Bay watershed; based in Annapolis, Md.).  More information http://choosecleanwater.org/; (443) 759-3407; info@choosecleanwater.org.

May or Jun.: annual Congress of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society.  More information: http://congress.cmos.ca/.

June: Annual conference of the Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR), the National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR), and the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI).  More information: http://ucowr.org/conferences; or contact UCOWR at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, (618) 536-7571 or ucowr@siu.edu.

June: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Water Center’s annual Water and Natural Resources Tour.  More information: http://unlcms.unl.edu/ianr/water-for-food/nebraska-water-center/conferences-and-events.

June: American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference & Exposition.  More information: http://www.awwa.org/conferences-education/conferences/annual-conference.aspx.

June: Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Congress.  More information: http://congress.cmos.ca/.

June or July: National Marine Educators Association annual conference.  More information: http://www.marine-ed.org/?page=events; phone (844) 687-6632; e-mail: nmea@marine-ed.org.

June or July: Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference.  Organized by the American Chemical Society.  More information: http://www.gcande.org/.

July or August: Soil and Water Conservation Society’s Annual Conference.  More information: http://www.swcs.org/en/conferences/.

August: American Fisheries Society Annual Conference.  More information: http://afsannualmeeting.fisheries.org/.

August: Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. More information: http://esa.org.

August: Colorado Water Congress Summer Conference and Membership Meeting.  More information: http://www.cowatercongress.org/summer-conference.html; phone (303) 837-0812.

August or September: American Meteorological Society annual conference on radar meteorology.   More information: https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/meetings-events/; phone (617) 227-2425 (Boston, Mass.); e-mail: amsinfo@ametsoc.org.

September, National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, W. Va.: Chesapeake Watershed Forum.  Organized by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay.  More information: https://allianceforthebay.org/our-work/engaging-local-communities/chesapeake-watershed-forum/; (804) 775-0951 (Virginia office) or contact@allianceforthebay.org.

September: Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC).  More information: http://www.weftec.org/meetings_events/default.aspx.

September: Groundwater Protection Council Annual Forum and National Rural Water Association’s (NWRA) WaterPro Conference.  More information: http://waterproconference.org/.

September or October: National States Geographic Information Council Annual Conference. More information: https://www.nsgic.org/upcoming-

October: Maryland Water Monitoring Council Annual Conference.  More information: http://dnr2.maryland.gov/streams/Pages/MWMC/conference.aspx.

October, St. Paul, Minn.  Annual conference of the University of Minnesota Water Resources Center.  More information: http://www.wrc.umn.edu/.

October: South Carolina Water Resources Conference.  Organized by Clemson University Public Service Activities.  More information: http://www.clemson.edu/public/sc_water_resources/index.html.

October: Annual Southeast Stormwater Association Regional Stormwater Conference.  More information: https://seswa.memberclicks.net/annual-conference.

October or November: GIS-Pro – Annual conference of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association. More information: http://www.urisa.org/.

November: American Water Resources Association (AWRA) Annual Conference.  More information: http://www.awra.org/index.html.

November: Society of American Foresters National Convention. More information: http://www.xcdsystem.com/safconference/website/.

November: Joint annual meeting of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America.  More information: https://www.acsmeetings.org/.

November, South Carolina: International Conference on Shellfish Restoration.  Organized by South Carolina Sea Grant.  More information: http://www.scseagrant.org/content/?cid=297; phone (843) 953-2078.

Quick Guide to Virginia Water-related Events – September 6, 2017, Edition

Boats and crews 2 Batteau Fest Jun15 2013One of Virginia’s most distinctive water-related events: the annual James River Batteau Festival, launched every June in Lynchburg, Va.  Shown above is the launch on June 15, 2013.  The 32nd annual festival ran June 17-24, 2017.

This post lists conferences, meetings, and other events related to Virginia’s water resources and held in Virginia (in  most cases; nearby out-of-state events are occasionally included).  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 post is updated as information becomes available and is re-posted monthly.

This list does not include Virginia government meetings related to water (except for a listing of the dates of the Virginia General Assembly, which starts each January).  The News Grouper blog has a post on those meetings each week, at  https://vawatercentralnewsgrouper.wordpress.com/?s=Water-related+Government.

For water-related meetings outside of Virginia, please see the Grouper post, “A Water Conference Sampler from around the United States and Elsewhere,” re-posted quarterly.

Thanks to the Virginia Water Monitoring Council (VWMC) for providing some of the information in this post.  More information about the VWMC is available online at http://www.vwmc.vwrrc.vt.edu/

For links to events lists from several other organizations, please see the bottom of this post.

Continuing through September 2017 (began in March): Annual Landowner Weekend Retreats.  Organized by the Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program (Virginia Cooperative Extension).  More information: http://www.forestupdate.frec.vt.edu/landownerprograms/retreats/index.html; Jennifer Gagnon at (540) 231-6391 or jgagnon@vt.edu.

Continuing through November 1, 2017 (began March 15), statewide: Virginia Household Water Quality Program drinking-water clinics.  People who rely on private wells, springs, or cisterns can get their water tested inexpensively for key constituents and receive a report interpreting the results.  The cost to participate in 2016 was $52.  A list of upcoming clinics in 2017 had not been announced as of 1/5/17; keep an eye on this Web site: http://www.wellwater.bse.vt.edu/events.php.  For more information, contact Erin James Ling, at (540) 231-9058 or wellwater@vt.edu.

Sep. 1-Oct. 31, 2017, statewide: Virginia Waterways Cleanup.  Organized by Clean Virginia Waterways at Longwood University.  This is a series of local beach, bay, river, stream, lake, and pond cleanups across the state.  2016 is the 22nd year that the organization has coordinated the Virginia cleanup as part of the International Coastal Cleanup, organized by the Ocean Conservancy.  More information: http://www.longwood.edu/cleanva/; (434) 395-2602 or cleanva@longwood.edu.

Sep. 11-12, 2017, Richmond: Training Course for Certified Municipal Stormwater Inspector (CSI-MS4).  Organized by the National Stormwater Center (headquartered in Bel-Air, Md.).  More information: https://www.npdes.com/event/csi-ms4-richmond-va/; phone (772) 288-6852; e-mail:  info@npdes.com.

Sep. 15-16, 2017, Blacksburg: Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources and Environment’s 25th anniversary celebration.  More information: https://cnre.vt.edu/events/25years/index.html; phone (540) 231-5482; e-mail: cnre@vt.edu.

Sep. 29-Oct. 1, 2017, Shepherdstown, West. Va.: Tri-State Native Plant Conference[Not in Virginia, but close and relevant.]  Organized by the Virginia Native Plant Society, the Maryland Native Plant Society, and the West Virginia Native Plant Society.  More information: http://vnps.org/tri-state-native-plant-conference-2017/; phone (540) 837-1600 (Boyce, Va.); e-mail: vnps.org@gmail.com.

Sep. 17, 2017, Virginia Beach: Elizabeth River RIVERFest. This year’s theme is “Discover the Lost Eastern Branch.”  Organized by the Elizabeth River Project. More information: www.elizabethriverfest.org; or contact Susan Smith at (757) 399-7487 or ssmith@elizabethriver.org.

Oct. 10-12, 2017, Northern Virginia 4-H Education Center, Front Royal: 2017 Virginia Environmental Education Conference.  Organized by the Virginia Association for Environmental Education.  More information: https://vaee.wildapricot.org/.

Oct. 10-15, 2017, on the Chesapeake Bay between Baltimore, Md., and Portsmouth Virginia: Annual Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race.  More information: http://www.gcbsr.org/; phone (757) 393-2220; e-mail: mailto:mrace@gcbsr.org.

Oct. 12-13, 2017, National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Va.: 2017 Mid-Atlantic Water Resources Conference[Not in Virginia, but close and relevant.]  Hosted by the West Virginia Water Research Institute (at West Virginia University), in collaboration with the Delaware Water Resources Center (at the University of Delaware), the Pennsylvania Water Resources Research Center (at Penn State), and the Virginia Water Resources Research Center (at Virginia Tech). Abstracts for presentation proposals due March 27, 2017.  More information: visit http://midatlanticwrc.org/, or email: wvwaterconference@mail.wvu.edu.

Oct. 19, 2017, 10:19 a.m., across the southeastern United States: Great SouthEast ShakeOut earthquake drill.  Organized by several partners, including the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.  More information: http://www.shakeout.org/southeast/; or e-mail: shakeout@cusec.org.

Oct. 27, 2017, College of William and Mary School of Education, Williamsburg: 5th Annual Conference of the William and Mary Law School’s Virginia Coastal Policy Center.  This year’s theme is “Defending Our Coasts: Ensuring Military Readiness and Economic Viability as Waters Rise.”   More information: http://law.wm.edu/academics/programs/jd/electives/clinics/vacoastal/index.php; phone (757) 221-3800; e-mail: lawadm@wm.edu.

Nov. 3-5, 2017, National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, W. Va.: Chesapeake Watershed Forum[Not in Virginia, but close and relevant.]  Organized by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay.  More information: https://www.allianceforthebay.org/our-work/key-program-focuses/networking-education/chesapeake-watershed-forum/; (804) 775-0951 (Virginia office) or contact@allianceforthebay.org.

Nov. 4, 2017, Blacksburg: Virginia Tech Science Festival.  More information: http://www.cpe.vt.edu/sciencefestival/.

Nov. 16-18, 2017, Roanoke: Virginia Association of Science Teachers Annual Professional Development Institute.  More information: https://vast.wildapricot.org/; phone: (757) 897-3104; e-mail: communications@vast.org.

Nov. 17-19, 2017, Wildlife Center of Virginia, Waynesboro: 21st Annual Call of the Wild Conference on wildlife rehabilitation.  Organized by the Wildlife Center of Virginia in Waynesboro and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.  More information: http://wildlifecenter.org/call-wild-conference; phone: (540) 942-9453; e-mail: outreach@wildlifecenter.org.

Nov. 16-19, 2017, Wallops Island (Accomack County): 4th Annual Delmarva Nature and Wildlife Photography Summit.  Organized by the Chincoteague Bay Field Station (http://www.cbfieldstation.org/).  More information: http://www.cbfieldstation.org/photography-summit.html; or contact Mike Hillman, Chincoteague Bay Field Station, 34001 Mill Dam Road, Wallops Island, VA 23337; (757) 824-5636; e-mail: mike@cbfieldstation.org.

Dec. 3-5, 2017, Portsmouth: Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts Annual Meeting.   More information: http://vaswcd.org/annual-meeting; phone (804) 559-0324.

Jan. 10-March 10, 2018 (subject to extension): Virginia General Assembly, Richmond.  The 2018 General Assembly convenes on January 10 and is scheduled for 60 days; this is a so-called “long session,” which is held in all even-numbered years.  General Assembly session information is available online at this link.  Live video streams of floor sessions are available at http://virginia-house.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=3 for the House and http://virginia-senate.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=3 for the Senate.  Committees are key parts of the General Assembly process. Legislation about water or about activities that can affect water may be assigned to any of several standing committees, most of which meet weekly during the General Assembly session. Information about all standing committees as of June 2016—including membership, meeting times, and legislation being considered—is available online at http://lis.virginia.gov/161/com/COM.HTM.  For more information on the General Assembly, visit http://virginiageneralassembly.gov/index.php or contact your local member of the House of Delegates or State Senate.

January 2018 – dates and location not yet available as of 8/8/17: Virginia Association of Forest Health Professionals 26th Annual Conference.  More information: http://vafhp.org/conference/.

Jan. 26-28, 2018, Virginia Beach: Winter Wildlife Festival.  Organized by the City of Virginia Beach and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.  More information: https://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/parks-recreation/special-events/Pages/winter-wildlife-festival.aspx; or contact the City’s Outdoor and Environmental Programs Department, (757) 385-2990; e-mail: outdoors@vbgov.com.

Mar. 4-6, 2018, Richmond: Virginia Water Conference 2018.  Organized by the Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association.  More information: http://www.vlwa.org/VirginiaWaterConference.aspx.

Mar. 22, 2018 (recurs 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 period for the EarthEcho Water Challenge (formerly World Water Monitoring Challenge), running through the officially observed day of September 18 and ending December 31.  More information on the EarthEcho Water Challenge is available at http://www.monitorwater.org/.

LINKS TO EVENTS LISTS FROM OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

Boating Safety Classes by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation/Nutrient Management Training

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation/State Parks Events

Virginia Department of Emergency Management Training Events (including for floods, hazardous material, and other water-related emergencies)

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality Training for Stormwater Management and Erosion/Sediment Control

Virginia Department of Health Listing of Training Resources for Onsite Sewage Professionals

Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program Events

Virginia Green (Virginia Tourism Corporation site for “green” vacations and activities)

Virginia Household Water Quality Program List of Drinking Water Clinics and Master Well Owner Network Training

Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)

Virginia Master Naturalists

Virginia Native Plant Society

Virginia Sea Grant’s Links to Marine-education Opportunities for K-12 Teachers (click on “Professional Development”)

Virginia Water Environment Association

American Water Resources Association-National Capital Region Section

U.S. EPA Watershed Academy Webcast Seminars

Wetlands Education and Training Opportunities from Environmental Concern (non-profit in St. Michaels, Md.; opportunities for professionals and educators).

Virginia State Water Commission Meets October 24 and December 4, 2017, in Richmond

Virginia’s State Water Commission will meet October 24 and December 4, 2017, both starting at 10 a.m. and both in House Room 1 of the State Capitol Building, 1000 Bank Street in Richmond.  More information on the October 24 meeting is available online at http://studies.virginiageneralassembly.gov/meetings/499; for the December 4 meeting, online at http://studies.virginiageneralassembly.gov/meetings/500; or contact  the Virginia House of Delegates’ Clerk’s Office/Committee Operations, phone (804) 698-1540.  General information on the State Water Commission is available online at http://studies.virginiageneralassembly.gov/studies/188.

As of September 1, agendas for the meetings had not been published.

According to the Division of Legislative Service’s Web page on the Commission, at http://dls.virginia.gov/commissions/swc.htm, the Virginia General Assembly created the Commission to “study all aspects of water supply and allocation problems in the Commonwealth, whether these problems are of a quantitative or qualitative nature; and coordinate the legislative recommendations of all other state entities having responsibilities with respect to water supply and allocation issues.”  The Commission includes several members of the General Assembly, plus two citizen members.

The current members of the Commission are as follows:
Del. Thomas C. Wright, Jr., Chair
Del. David L. Bulova
Del. T. Scott Garrett
Del. Barry D. Knight
Del. Daniel W. Marshall, III
Del. John M. O’Bannon, III
Del. Luke E. Torian
Del. R. Lee Ware, Jr.
Sen. Lynwood W. Lewis, Jr.
Sen. Frank M. Ruff, Jr.
Sen. William M. Stanley, Jr.
Sen. Richard H. Stuart
Sen. Frank W. Wagner
Mr. Lamont W. Curtis
Mr. Richard A. Street

“Navigating the Future of Water–Charting a Vision for American Cities” Conference to be held Oct. 18-20, 2017, in Milwaukee

Water resources issues for urban areas–aging infrastructure, effects of climate change on drought and flooding, stormwater management, water for energy and economic development, and others–will be on the agenda in Milwaukee, Wisc., Oct. 18-20, 2017, during “Navigating the Future of Water–Charting a Vision for American Cities.”  The conference is being organized by the University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin.  For more information, visit http://uwm.edu/water/; or contact Lynn Wilk, (414) 229-6917 or lcwilk@uwm.edu.

James River and Chesapeake Bay Issues the Focus of Va. Gubernatorial Candidate Forum on Sep. 6, 2017, in Richmond

On September 6, 2017, 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m., the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and the James River Association held a Virginia Gubernatorial candidates’ forum on issues impacting the James River and the Chesapeake Bay.  The forum, featuring Ed Gillespie, the Republican nominee, and Ralph Northam, the Democratic nominee, was at The National, 708 East Broad Street in Richmond (theater Web site is http://www.thenationalva.com/).

Video of the forum is available online at https://www.facebook.com/chesapeakebay/videos/10155514551750943/.  For more information on the forum, visit http://chesapeake.cbf.org/site/Calendar?id=100401&view=Detail; or phone CBF at (888) 728-3229 (SAVEBAY).

Following are links to news accounts following the forum:
At Virginia gubernatorial forum on clean water, not much daylight between candidates, Richmond Times-Dispatch, 9/6/17.
VA gubernatorial hopefuls vow to stay course on Bay cleanup, Bay Journal, 9/7/17.

Information for this post was provided by the Virginia Water Monitoring Council (VWMC).  More information about the VWMC is available online at http://www.vwmc.vwrrc.vt.edu/; or contact Jane Walker at the janewalk@vt.edu or (540) 231-4159.  Please feel free to forward this information; when forwarding, please acknowledge the VWMC.