Get Tickets NOW for the 2020 Wild and Scenic Film Festival and Reception – This event will sell out!

NOTE: This event has sold out prior to the event date for the last ten years in a row. Get your tickets NOW to ensure your seat at this unique and inspiring event!

March 27, 2020 Reception at 6:00 PM Films begin at 7:00 PM

Learn more and buy tickets here.

Bringing the Wild and Scenic Film Festival to Concord for ten years running!

The New Hampshire Rivers Council is bringing one of the largest environmental film festivals to the  Red River Theatres in Concord on  Friday, March 27, 2020. The event begins at 6:00 PM with a reception, door prizes, raffle, and more.  #nhriversfilmfestival

To learn more, visit our website.

Tickets are just $15 for Rivers Council members or  $20 for not-yet-members (ticket price includes a one-time, introductory one-year membership with ticket purchase). Please call 603.796.2615 if you are unsure of your past status). Click here to purchase your tickets now.

 

 

 

 

There is still time to be a sponsor. If you or your company is interested in being a part of this fun event contact us at 603.228.6472 or info@nhrivers.org

New Hampshire Rivers Council 54 Portsmouth St | Concord, NH 03301 603.228.6472 | info@nhrivers.org | NHRivers.org

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Environmental Merit Awards in New England

Celebrating 50 years of protecting New England’s environment

Call for Nominations

For fifty years, EPA New England has honored those who have made outstanding contributions to protect New England’s environment. EPA’s Environmental Merit Awards Program has honored teachers, citizen activists, business leaders, scientists, public officials and others who have made outstanding contributions on behalf of the region’s public health and natural environment. The Environmental Merit Awards recognize outstanding accomplishments during the past year and over a lifetime.

Please consider completing a simply application and nominate an individual, business, professional organization, government agency, community leader, NGO or academic for their outstanding work protecting New England’s environment.

Deadline: February 12, 2020

Please submit all nominations on-line here:

https://www.epa.gov/environmental-merit-awards-new-england

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EPA’s Urban Waters Federal Partnership Funding Opportunities

Environmental Education Local Grants for EPA Region 1

The Environmental Education Local Grants Program in Region 1 supports locally-focused environmental education projects that increase public awareness and knowledge about environmental and conservation issues and provide the skills that participants in its funded projects need to make informed decisions and take responsible actions toward the environment.

Applications due: January 6

Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program

The Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration grant program seeks to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations by providing modest financial assistance to diverse local partnerships focused on improving water quality, watersheds and the species and habitats they support.

Proposals due: January 30

Environmental Justice Program Collaborative Problem Solving Grants

The Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement Program provides funding to support community-based organizations in their efforts to collaborate and partner with local stakeholder groups (e.g., local businesses and industry, local government, medical service providers, and academia) as they develop and implement community-driven solutions that address environmental and/or public health issues for underserved communities.

Due: February 7

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2020 NH Water & Watershed Conference Call For Abstracts!

Save the date for the 2020 NH Water & Watershed Conference!

March 13, 2020 at Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH

Presentation abstracts are due on January 15, 2020 at 4pm.

The New Hampshire Water and Watershed Conference (NHWWC)  is a key event for distributing water resource information.

The conference theme is Persistent and Evolving Water Issues Resources. We invite presentations for sessions on:

  • Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Techniques for our Watersheds and Infrastructure
  • Hindsight is 2020 – Lessons learned from past and persistent contaminants
  • Emerging and Evolving Contaminants
  • Intercepting “Forever Chemicals” in the Water Cycle
  • Successful Policy Outcomes: Progress for our watersheds over the past 50 years
  • Response to Water Related Disasters and Preparation for the Future
  • Land Use Change and Conservation for Watershed Protection
  • Public/Private Partnerships: Water-based entrepreneurship

We invite talks, posters or sessions that demonstrate relevant research and case studies applicable to New Hampshire.

Abstracts are due on January 15, 2020 at 4:00 pm.

Conference registration will open in February 2020.

Submit a Presentation

Questions? Please e-mail us at nhwwc2020@gmail.com

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Request for Qualifications for Engineering Services – Baboosic Lake, Merrimack

The Four Seasons Property Owners Association (FSPOA) has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) in cooperation with the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) to solicit submittals from qualified engineering contractors to provide services as described in the attached RFQ.

This is a great opportunity to work with the team at Baboosic Lake as they work toward implementing this fourth phase of implementations under their Watershed Restoration Plan.  In this phase, FSPOA is working to address stormwater and runoff issues at their beach and boat ramp.

Please see the attached RFQ for more info. FSPOA RFQ final 20191203

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Integrating Water Quality and Natural Hazard Mitigation Planning Webinar

Please note that this webcast has been rescheduled from December 10 to December 17.

Water program integration and green infrastructure solutions in urban-to-agricultural settings can aid in resilience to flooding, drought, water contamination, erosion, urban heat island, and airborne dust particulates. This webinar will provide tools to help integrate water protection planning (e.g., water quality protection, watershed planning, source water protection) into hazard mitigation planning, provide an overview for hazard mitigation specialists and watershed planners on how to align program goals and activities, and illustrate how planning efforts can be enhanced through a cooperative, coordinated approach. When collaborative concepts are applied during goal-setting and preparation of planning documents, professionals can better leverage the resources available from all programs and stakeholders and achieve multiple benefits. State Hazard Mitigation Plans that have natural resource protection as a goal will be highlighted, as their approaches help mitigate both the impacts of sudden natural disasters as well as the risks to health and water resources in a changing world.

Click here to learn more about green infrastructure at EPA and check out upcoming webcast opportunities.

Contact Matt King, U.S.EPA, Office of Water, Green Infrastructure Program 202-564-2871 or King.Matt@epa.gov for assistance.

 

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Save the date for the 2020 NH Water & Watershed Conference! March 13, 2020 at Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH Call for Abstracts to come soon.

The New Hampshire Water and Watershed Conference (NHWWC) is an informative event for distributing water resource information to a wide range of audience members including professionals, students and the general public.

We are working on organizing the conference. For now, please mark you calendar for March 13, 2020 for the 2020 NHWWC!

Interested in presenting at the conference? Keep an eye out for the Call for Abstracts. Abstracts will be due in January 2020.

Conference registration will open in February 2020.

Questions? Please e-mail us at nhwwc2020@gmail.com

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Soak Up the Rain New England Webinar Series:

Rain Gardens for Residents on Aquidneck Island

Tuesday, December 17th, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM EST

Click Here to Register

On Aquidneck Island, which at 37.8 square miles is the largest island in Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay, rain gardens are crucial to reducing downstream flood risk and improving stormwater management by redirecting stormwater pollution away from the island’s water sources. Aquidneck Island is home to three towns and over 60,000 people. Over the last 18 months, the Rhode Island Green Infrastructure Coalition, with the help of its partners including the Eastern Rhode Island Conservation District, Clean Ocean Access and Aquidneck Island Land Trust, has engaged residents in stormwater management practices, including the successful installation and maintenance of nine residential rain gardens.

This webinar will feature the Rhode Island Green Infrastructure Coalition’s effective community engagement process, including educational workshops, surveys, a rain barrel program, installation assistance, and rain garden maintenance training. Speakers will discuss strategies to engage the public and amplify understanding about rain gardens and stormwater management. The webinar will cover lessons learned and provide recommendations for encouraging residents to take an active role in managing their stormwater and protecting their environment.

Presenters

  • Sara Churgin and Lauren Carson, Eastern Rhode Island Conservation District

Click here to register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2710174519203095042

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River Run – A Story of Dam Removal in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration is excited to present this six part film series entitled River Run – A Story of Dam Removal in Massachusetts, created in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Science Media Collaborative. Each short video highlights the efforts of DER and partners to advance river restoration projects across the Commonwealth. These films highlight the benefits, challenges, and local perspectives of dam removal across Massachusetts. The films follow 8 dam removal projects and capture the removal of 5 dams.

To learn more or to view the videos click the link below:

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/river-run-a-story-of-dam-removal-in-massachusetts

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GMCG to present PFAS Workshop on Thursday November 21

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals used worldwide as an industrial surfactant in chemical processes.

This workshop sheds light on local PFAS contamination concerns, specifically due to our community being located over NH’s largest stratified drift aquifer, a shared natural resource for clean drinking water.

 

Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m.

At Runnells Hall, Chocorua, NH

Guest Speakers: Brandon Kernen (NH DES), and Shaina Kasper (Toxic Action Center Vermont)

Free event sponsored by The Tamworth Foundation

Presented by Green Mountain Conservation Group

See additional information here: PFAS Workshp PR

 

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