Join the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and Biophilic DC as they explore emerging design practices and issues related to this new urban habitat. Both organizations will have information on hand to help you get involved. Weds, 7 February 2018 6:30–8:00 PM ASLA Center for Landscape Architecture 636 I Street Northwest Washington, DC 20001 […]
Area-wide citizen scientists are meeting at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History to discuss 2018 City Nature Challenge (CNC) and how you might get involved. Join them Friday, 9 February 2018, 9:00 am – 11:00 am.
Presentation by Chris Meyer, PI Moorea Biocode
2018 City Nature Challenge (CNC)
- International and Regional Overview
- CNC Basics: How to Get Started, Tools and Resources for participation
- What We’re Up To – Local Projects Underway, Identification Parties, Q and A
- Ideas and Pitches for collaboration, cool projects
Regional Network Updates
An optional 30-minute iNaturalist training will following the meeting.
Please RSVP to: email@example.com
The 14th Annual Woods & Wildlife Conference will be held on February 24, 2018 at the Daniel Technology Center, Germanna Community College, Culpeper. On-line and mail-in registration are open.
Pre-registration is due by 14 February. $45/person. $80/couple
- Scientific and social challenges of timber harvesting on private lands
- Early successional habitat: Why and how?
- Invasive species update
- Forest pollinators
- Case study: The Shenandoah National Park Fire
- Selling timber: Panel of practitioners
- Snags: Dead trees are good
- Introduction to wild edibles
- Pine savannahs: Where wildlife and pine production intersect
- Habitat triage and congnitive mapping
- Frogging by ear
- Coyotes in Virginia: Here today and here to stay
View presentations from previous conference.
This conference counts toward continuing education credits for master naturalists.
The Invasive Management Area (IMA) Program is hosting habitat restoration service opportunities on Saturday, 27 January, in Wayland Street Park in Oakton, and Borges Street Park in Vienna . See calendar for details of timing and requirements.
- The minimum age to volunteer is 11. Please contact the IMA Coordinator for details.
- Volunteers 13 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
- Students who need community service hours, please bring the form to be signed to your workday.
- IMA workday forms must be received by noon the day prior to the event for weekday workdays, and by noon on Friday for weekend workdays.
The IMA Volunteer Program is a community-based project designed to reduce invasive plants on our parklands. This program gives volunteers an opportunity to connect with like-minded people while taking care of natural resources. Through IMA, you’ll protect the plants and wildlife of Fairfax County’s forests while spending time outdoors, meeting new people and restoring natural habitats.
IMA is more than just pulling weeds. It’s also habitat restoration and a long-term commitment to parks. Invasive plant species are difficult to remove and control, but with the help of IMA volunteers, undesirable non-native, invasive plants are removed and native plants are returned to the habitat. Native plantings take place in the spring and fall.
The IMA project began in 2006 with 20 sites. Since then, more than 35 acres have come under IMA management, and there are 40 active IMA sites. More acres have been treated and restored by contractors and staff.
Meet local farmers in the Fairfax County area to hear their stories about growing food to feed our communities. Learn ways we can support each other and enjoy a sample of their harvests as we gather together.
February 11, 2018: Jessie and Sean Baker, Day Spring Farms
March 11, 2018: Allyson Gibson, Pocket Farms
Each program is from 2-3:30 PM at the Frying Pan Visitor Center, 2739 West Ox Road, Herndon VA 20171, (703) 437-9101
Scientists have been researching and studying climate change for over 100 years and have come to a near-unanimous consensus that the burning of fossil fuels is the major contributor. The Climate Reality Project presents Climate Reality Leader Paula Clements, whose slide show presentation will depict the urgency for climate action but is really a message of hope.
When: Tuesday, January 30, 7:00-8:30 PM (snacks 6:30 PM)
Where: Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton VA
Contact and RSVP: Susan Weltz at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by: Sierra Club/Great Falls Group, 350.org Fairfax, Herndon Environmental Network, FACS, UUCF Climate Action Group
Waynesboro Parks and Recreation presents A Gardener’s Palette, a learning opportunity for everyone from garden hobbyist to experienced landscape architect.
Proceeds from the event support our horticulture department’s Bloom Program.
Friday, March 16, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Best Western Inn & Conference Center, Waynesboro, VA
The U.S. Botanic Gardens in Washington, D.C., is offering 12-week paid summer internships for students at least 16 years old as of 30 June 2018 and enrolled in school or college.
Position 1: Laborer or Gardener Aide
Position 2: Horticulture Aide
Deadline to apply is 5 February
Arlington County’s Department of Environmental Services (DES) is seeking a Watershed Projects Manager to support the County’s comprehensive stormwater management program. This employee will be responsible for implementation of watershed retrofit and stream restoration projects as part of Arlington County’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit and Chesapeake Bay TMDL Action Plan. This employee will manage capital stormwater projects from concept design through construction, work collaboratively to ensure projects are adequately maintained and monitored, and, in conjunction with outreach staff, will engage and inform residents, civic associations, community groups, commissions, County management and elected officials about stormwater capital projects. This employee will also review development plans affecting riparian buffers, streams and wetlands.
Applications received prior to January 19, 2018 will receive priority. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/arlington/jobs/1933631/watershed-projects-manager for the full position announcement.
Hold on to your trowels – the native species included in the NoVA Conservation District’s 2018 seedling sale have been announced!! This year’s species were all chosen for their deer tolerance. The Shrub and Small Tree Package ($16.95) will include two each of the following: Common Witch Hazel, Silky Dogwood, False Indigo Bush, Spicebush and Shadblow Serviceberry. The Tree Package ($11.95) will include two each of Eastern Redbud, Shortleaf Pine and Pawpaw. All species are Virginia natives and wildlife friendly! Online ordering will start February 1st, and seedling packages can be picked up at the Packard Center in Annandale on April 20th and 21st.