On Campus Event: President’s Summer Research Symposium, Friday, Oct 19 1:45-3:30 in Morrell Gym

President’s Summer Research Symposium
Friday, October 19 1:45-3:30
Morrell Gym

A unique opportunity for students to present their summer research during a poster session. Families, faculty, staff and fellow students are invited to attend this celebration of student research and creativity and engage in conversation with the student presenters about their work.

Off-Campus Event: Neptune Woods Trails Celebration, Sunday 10/21, 10-2 (Brunswick)

Neptune Woods Trails Celebration, Brunswick Landing
Sunday, October 21, 10:00 am- 2:00 pm

Join us to celebrate the opening of the new multi-use trails located off of Neptune Drive in Brunswick.

  • Tours of the new trails;
  • Group rides for all experience levels and ages;
  • Center Street Cycles and Specialized Bicycles will be on site with 12 of their Stumpjumper mountain bikes for attendees to try.

12:00pm – 2:00pm at Flight Deck Brewing

  • Social hour to toast the new trails;
  • Gorham Bike and Ski will be on site offering bike repair and mechanics workshops.

Join the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust (BTLT) and Six Rivers-New England Mountain Bike Association (6R-NEMBA) to celebrate the new mountain bike trails at Neptune Woods on Brunswick Landing. Thanks to support from Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority and Midcoast Hospital, over 4 miles of introductory level trails were built on this 64-acre parcel of land on the former Naval Air Station.

On October 21, BTLT, 6R-NEMBA, Flight Deck Brewing, Center Street Cycles, Gorham Bike and Ski, Specialized Bikes, and many other community supporters will come together for group rides, demos, tours, workshops, and a toast to the trails. We hope you’ll be there too!

All ages and experience levels are welcome.

Directions:
Head east on Bath Road from downtown Brunswick, toward Cooks Corner
Turn right onto Admiral Fitch Ave
Turn left onto Forrestal Drive
Turn right onto Neptune Drive
Neptune Woods will be on your left, across from Coastal Landing

On Campus Event” Russian Artists in the Arctic: Contemporary Literary and Visual Perspectives

“Russian Artists in the Arctic: Contemporary Literary and Visual Perspectives” with Jane Costlow

Monday, October 22, 2018 | 4:30 PM
Beam Classroom, Kresge Visual Arts Center

Jane T. Costlow, Clark A. Griffith Professor of Environmental Studies at Bates College, will present the second talk in the “Russian Environment: Nature and Culture” fall lecture series. How are contemporary Russian artists and writers representing the country’s far north? This lecture examines the work of photographers, artists, and nonfiction writers addressing arctic landscapes and climate change within the distinctive context of Russia’s cultural and political history. Professor Costlow is a scholar of Russian literature who has published widely on Russian representations of the natural world, focusing on topics from the northern forest to drought and famine. She is currently working on an anthology of translated texts about Russian nature.

Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Department of Russian and the Environmental Studies Program, with the generous support of a loyal Bowdoin family.

 

On Campus Event: Conservative Environmentalism: Oxymoron or Viable Alternative, Monday 10/22 @ 7:30, Main Lounge, MU

Conservative Environmentalism: Oxymoron or Viable Alternative?
Monday, October 22 7:30 pm
Main Lounge, Moulton Union

The Bowdoin College Republicans, in partnership with the Eisenhower Forum, present Dan Dagget, Pulitzer Prize nominated author of Beyond the Rangeland Conflict Toward a West That Works (1995), and co-founder of the non-profit EcoResults!, to talk about his personal journey from being an “eco-radical” activist since the 1970s to his present day stance as a self-described “conservative environmentalist.”

Dan Dagget began his activist career protesting strip-coal mines in the 1970s and later became one of the early members of Earth First!. His passion in the environmental movement has led to the Sierra Club naming his as one of the Top 100 grass roots activists in 1992. Dan specializes in land management issues in the American West and over decades of experience, came to believe that approaching environmental issues in the West under conservative principles of free market and responsible ownership of land to farmers and ranchers, was the better solution to current “big government” efforts to nationalize and fence off land in order to “preserve” the environment.

Please join for a thought-provoking lecture on current environmental issues facing the American West and an exploration on the role of conservatives in the environmental movement.

Fellowship Opportunity: Stewardship Fellow, Acadia National Park- Application Due by Oct 26

Apply to become a Second Century Stewardship Research Fellow
Full application must be submitted by midnight October 26 to be considered.

Request for proposals is OPEN.
Visit www.scsparkscience.org. Click on APPLY and find an informational recorded webinar, and application.


Second Century Stewardship began in 2016 as a collaboration between Schoodic Institute, the U.S. National Park Service (NPS), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to advance science and inspire audiences of all ages by inviting visitors and others to view national parks through a “science lens” while providing authentic learning experiences.

On June 25, 2016, David Shaw, a trustee of the National Park Foundation, announced a $1 million gift to set in motion a vision of the next century’s legacy for America’s national parks. Today, partners Schoodic Institute, the U.S. National Park Service, and the David E. Shaw Charitable Trust further the effort.

Second Century Stewardship began at Acadia National Park and will grow to include national parks across the country, advancing science and engaging with audiences of all ages – not just those who visit national parks, but all people, each of whom has a share in protecting and preserving our nation’s natural places and maintaining the vital health of our air, soil and water.

Acadia National Park currently serves as the project pilot park. It is one of the nation’s most visited parks within the NPS. Acadia National Park leadership has a strong commitment to applying current research to its resource and visitor management decisions so as to protect those resources and assure the quality of visitor experiences and education.

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park is a non-profit partner to the NPS and is dedicated to promoting scientific literacy and environmental stewardship through science research and learning for all ages. Located within Acadia National Park the Institute weaves education with research, supports priority science, provides professional learning opportunities, and builds understanding and appreciation for the natural world.

This project was made possible in part by a grant from the National Park Foundation through the generous donation of David Shaw.
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Volunteer Opportunity: Help needed creating window inserts in Brunswick

Help needed with a window insert project in Brunswick
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8-12, and 1-5
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, corner of Pleasant St. and Union

WindowDressers Brunswick Community Workshop all week, where we are putting together about 270 insulating window inserts.  We just had a cancellation of a group of 6 volunteers who were to help us put the inserts together this Tuesday.

About 40% of the inserts are going free of charge to Brunswick area folks who struggle to make ends meet, and we’d love to get Bowdoin students involved in future years.

Our Tuesday shifts run 8-12 in the morning and1-5 in the afternoon.  Even if students can only come for part of a shift, they would be most welcome.  Same is true on Thursday and Friday, where we are a bit shorthanded.  And we could use up to 7 people on Thursday evening, perhaps a more convenient time for students.  The workshop is taking place at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at the corner of Pleasant and Union (entrance on the Union St. side).  We teach people their tasks on the spot.  It’s easy and fun!

I don’t know if you might have a way of getting the word out, but if you can, it would be great.  We have to finish all 270 inserts by the end of the day Saturday, when our equipment has to be returned for the next community build of inserts somewhere else.  Please use my cell number below if I can answer any questions you might have.

With best wishes!

Sam Saltonstall
Local Coordinator
207-389-4792 (home)
207-838-9843 (cell)

Alumni Fellowships with The Nature Conservancy (Vermont), Apply by Oct 29, 2018

The Vermont Field Office of The Nature Conservancy has just posted two fellowship positions. Deadline to apply: 11:59 PM Eastern Time on October 29, 2018

Restoration and Ecological Management Fellow: A two- year position designed to give the successful candidate critical skills and experience as an entry into a conservation career. In this spirit, the Fellow will be asked to engage in field monitoring work, which may require exposure to inclement summer weather and unpredictable terrain. This work will require in-state, multi-day travel. (position number 46928)

Science Communication Fellow:A two-year position designed to give the successful candidate critical skills and experience as an entry into a conservation career. Though the work will be primarily focused on communications efforts, it is our intent that the Fellow be exposed to the full breadth of TNC’s operations. In this spirit, the Fellow will be asked to engage in field monitoring work, which may require exposure to inclement summer weather and unpredictable terrain. This work will require in-state, multi-day travel. (position number46926)

One of the objectives of these positions is to create career opportunities for folks who come from backgrounds that don’t easily lend themselves to conservation careers.  We are really hoping to attract candidates who meet most of the following criteria:

  • Recent college graduate with a Bachelor’s degree
  • First-generation college graduate
  • Life experience such as racial or ethnic minority, urban upbringing, or economically disadvantaged.  We desire Fellows who can bring a perspective to our work that is different from what is represented by much of our staff.

The postings are open until October 29, and we will look to bring the fellows on board in the December/January time frame.

Restoration and Ecological Management Fellow  https://tinyurl.com/yap5szhk

Science Communication Fellow https://tinyurl.com/yb3kdl5z

Alumni Job: Director of Water Conservation, Midcoast Conservancy

Director of Water Conservation

This position is responsible for protecting and improving water resources for human and ecological benefit within the service area of Midcoast Conservancy. There is a special focus on Damariscotta Lake and the Sheepscot River. Hires and supervises permanent and seasonal staff needed to carry out programs and reports to the Executive Director. Benefits provided include health care insurance, retirement, 3 weeks of vacation, accrued sick time and 12 holidays, all in a collaborative and flexible work environment. Annual salary of $44,000 – $50,000 depending on experience.

Responsible for implementing the following program goals; Tasks are illustrative of the nature of the position and other tasks may be required to complete the goals of this position.

Water Quality Data Collection & Analysis

  • Facilitate collection of surface water quality data from fresh and estuarine waters including rivers, streams, lakes, and ponds
  • Conduct and coordinate data analysis to determine historic trends and current conditions to determine further data and restoration needs
  • Maintain and follow appropriate QA/QC and QAPP procedures to ensure data integrity
  • Communicate findings to colleagues, other restoration professionals, partner organizations, public agencies, and members of the public
  • Analyze attainment of state water quality classifications and investigate conditions affecting water body impairment and/or Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs)
  • Procure and maintain associated sampling equipment and vehicles, including pickup trucks, boats, and trailers

Water Resource Protection & Restoration

  • Develop and implement strategies to protect and improve water quality, aquatic organism habitat, connectivity, and recreational access throughout the Midcoast Conservancy service area
  • Implement the existing Damariscotta Lake Watershed Protection Plan as approved by Maine DEP and US EPA
  • Plan and supervise construction of structural Best Management Practices (BMPs) to prevent Nonpoint Source Pollution (NPS), and implement non-structural BMPs
  • Plan and supervise projects to remediate habitat for aquatic organisms
  • Develop and communicate recommendations for landowners to improve water quality and aquatic habitat conditions
  • Conduct site assessments to determine restoration needs
  • Facilitate the control of Hydrilla infestations in Damariscotta Lake and manage programs to prevent and identify other invasive aquatic species within the service area
  • Act as a resource to staff and the public in the interpretation of and adherence to local, s ate, and federal regulations for water resource protection

Advocacy

  • Work with local municipalities and officials to advance protections for water resources which are sub ject to local jurisdiction
  • Monitor and advocate for state rulemaking and legislation to advance protections for local water resources as a secondary method for local resource improvements
  • Engage and educate members, volunteers, and partner coalitions as the primary means for advancing protections for water resources

Leadership

  • Works with Executive Director and other staff as needed to fundraise for water programs including state and federal grants, private donations, and business sponsorships
  • Manage implementation of Clean Water Act Section 319 grant(s)
  • Represent Midcoast Conservancy interests with regional and state organizations and in policy matters
  • Stays current on science and trends in field of watershed management by attending relevant conferences
  • Hire, supervise, and evaluate full-time and part-time permanent and seasonal staff
  • Functions as staff liaison to the Damariscotta Lake Council
  • Convene the Midcoast Conservancy Water Work Group
  • Coordinate activities with partner organizations and agencies when necessary
  • Manage tracking and reporting on public and private grants Desired Knowledge & Skills

The incumbent will have 5 years’ experience in the field of water resources, natural resource conservation, project management, or a related field. A combination of relevant education and experience may be considered in lieu of experience.

Desired Skills & Experience Include:

  • Project management
  • Water quality data collection standards and techniques
  • Environmental conservation or restoration
  • Experience with local, state, and federal rules and regulations related to water resource protection and conservation
  • Experience in supervisory role
  • Experience with customer service; responding to client or public inquiry in a respectful and knowledgeable fashion
  • Experience working with a diverse group of partners and managing multiple priorities
  • Experience with technical software such as ArcGIS, AutoCAD, and other statistical or analytical software

To apply please email cover letter, resume and names and contact information of three references to kristin@midcoastconservancy.org or mail to DWC Hiring (see address on first page).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Advocacy

  • Work with local municipalities and officials to advance protections for water resources

which are su  ject to local jurisdiction

  • Monitor and advocate for state rulemaking and legislation to advance protections for

l  cal water resources as a secondary method for local resource improvements

  • Engage and educate members, volunteers, and partner coalitions as the primary means for advancing protections for water resources

Leadership

  • Works with Executive Director and other staff as needed to fundraise for water programs

i  cluding state and federal grants, private donations, and business sponsorships

  • Manage implementation of Clean Water Act Section 319 grant(s)
  • Represent Midcoast Conservancy interests with regional and state organizations and in policy matters
  • Stays current on science and trends in field of watershed management by attending relevant conferences
  • Hire, supervise, and evaluate full-time and part-time permanent and seasonal staff
  • Functions as staff liaison to the Damariscotta Lake Council
  • Convene the Midcoast Conservancy Water Work Group
  • Coordinate activities with partner organizations and agencies when necessary
  • Manage tracking and reporting on public and private grants Desired Knowledge & Skills

The incumbent will have 5 years’ experience in the field of water resources, natural resource conservation, project management, or a related field. A combination of relevant education and experience may be considered in lieu of experience.

Desired Skills & Experience Include:

  • Project management
  • Water quality data collection standards and techniques
  • Environmental conservation or restoration
  • Experience with local, state, and federal rules and regulations related to water resource protection and conservation
  • Experience in supervisory role
  • Experience with customer service; responding to client or public inquiry in a respectful and knowledgeable fashion
  • Experience working with a diverse group of partners and managing multiple priorities
  • Experience with technical software such as ArcGIS, AutoCAD, and other statistical or analytical software

 

To apply please email cover letter, resume and names and contact information of three references to kristin@midcoastconservancy.org or mail to DWC Hiring (see address on first page).