Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Register Now For Mid-Atlantic Volunteer Monitoring Conference Aug. 7-8

Join volunteer monitors, government representatives and water quality groups at the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Volunteer Monitoring Conference at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia August 7-8.
Registrants who sign up on for the Thursday canoe expedition will be treated with a guided float down a portion of the Shenandoah River.
On Friday, the conference will headline David Paylor, Director of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and Nicholas DiPasquale, Director of the Chesapeake Bay Program.
Other speakers on Friday include representatives from volunteer monitoring groups from Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.  In addition representatives from several state and local government agencies will speak about how volunteer monitoring has been helpful and incorporated into their respective programs.    
Friday evening will include a prize raffle and a dinner with a show through the premiere of the first biennial Mid-Atlantic Volunteer Monitoring Film Festival.    The deadline for entries is July 27.
Saturday events continue with various hands-on workshops and activities including a tour of one of the most advanced volunteer monitoring laboratories in Virginia and a tour of a local cave and how karst land plays a role in water quality and American history.
For more information, visit the Conference Facebook page or Click Here to register.  The deadline for register is July 27.

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