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US EPA HBCU Spring Symposium

Hello HBCU student and faculty!

We are looking forward for everyone to register for the upcoming US EPA HBCU Spring Symposium (March 27 -29). Please register by Friday March 24.

Please feel free to share with students and faculty that would benefit from this great event.

Please note:

  • Each participant will need to register and request tickets for each day they wish to participate.
  • There will be separate email(s) sent out for each day of the symposium that you request tickets. This future email(s) will contain various links to each session.
  • Please check your junk inbox after registration, some people have found the confirmation email there. This virtual event we will be using Microsoft Teams.
  • For questions please contact uybarreta.thomas@epa.gov

​Thank you and hope to see you in March!​

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3 has established partnerships with eight HBCUs in the Mid-Atlantic Region to provide programs and opportunities for students and faculty to foster environmental stewardship and career opportunities for students.

​ The 2023 EPA Spring HBCU Symposium will be a virtual event hosted by US EPA Region 3 on Monday, March 27 (Faculty Sessions), Tuesday March 28 (Student Sessions) and Wednesday, March 29 (Student and Faculty Sessions). Sessions will include interactive and informational discussions tailored to students, faculty, state, and federal partners.

The goal of this symposium is to provide a platform for our partner HBCUs to share accomplishments under their MOUs, encourage networking within and between universities, and expand the conversation around the future of environmental protection and environmental justice. Closed captioning will be provided for this event. If you require special accommodations, including live translation into a language other than English, please contact ​​ford.lucretia@epa.gov​ by Monday March 20th.


Job Opening: Natural Resources Technician IV (Maryland DNR)

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Monitoring and Non-Tidal Assessment Division (MANTA) is currently accepting applications for one (1) seasonal Natural Resources Technician IV position. The selected candidate will assist with surveys for freshwater mussels in streams and rivers, collection of monthly water samples, and the propagation and culture of freshwater mussels. Data analysis, mapping, and report writing using field-collected data are also important duties. This position may assist with water quality or biological monitoring and participate in other field or lab duties as assigned.

Candidates must be willing to work long and flexible hours wading in the water, aboard boats, and under various weather conditions. This position may require carrying heavy equipment over rough and uneven terrain; candidates must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. Employees will likely encounter hot weather, biting insects, long hikes, briars, and snakes. Candidates must provide their own transportation to meet a field crew prior to traveling to sites.

For more information or to apply, see the full job posting.

Job Opening: Natural Resources Intern I / II - Seasonal (M-NCPPC)

Water Cleanup

Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, is offering two paid Natural Resources Internships to candidates eager to monitor stream health and protect waterways from pollution.​​

Natural Resources Interns work alongside​​ specialists in the Resour​ce Analysis Section of the Park Planning and Stewardship Division to implement a variety of biological monitoring, stream restoration, stormwater management, and GIS projects. The seasonal internship will run from Mid-May through August 2023 with hours between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Positions will be filled at the undergraduate (Intern I, pay rate $18.50/hr.) or graduate (Intern II, pay rate $20.45/hr.) level.

Learn more and apply by March 1st here​.

Job Opening: Senior Environmental Specialist/Lead Environmental Specialist (MES)

Maryland Environmental Service (MES) is looking for a Senior Environmental Specialist/Lead Environmental Specialist to work at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Review Program (ERP) office in Annapolis, MD. Assignments include environmental and public lands reviews for Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects. The selected candidate may perform site field visits state-wide and work in various office locations including: the Millersville office of MES, the MD Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in Annapolis MD, or various MDOT offic​es throughout the State. The ideal candidate will have a strong working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), environmental per​mitting, and an ability to understand and evaluate how transportation construction projects impact natural resources.​

For more information or to apply, see the full job posting.

The Green Life: How to Be Environmentally Conscious in College

College is a time of discovery. If you’re like many students, you’re starting to understand the things you are truly passionate about. Whether it’s social justice or political change, college can be a great time to start making a difference. If you’re driven to make our planet a greener place, you don’t have to wait until graduation to start making a real impact. You can start advocating for environmental change right from your college campus. In big ways and in small ways, there are countless steps you can take to make your contribution to environmental conservation in college. With more colleges doing their part to go green, you can even make a positive impact simply by enrolling. Between picking an environmentally friendly campus, educating others, and advocating for your cause, your little actions can make a big change. Learn what you can do to become a green student and find out how you can do your part to help slow climate change one day at a time. - https://www.edumed.org/resources/going-green-in-college/

Get Involved in a Committee!

The Stream Restoration Committee is re-forming under the leadership of Bill Stack (bps@cwp.org​) and Lisa Fraley-​McNeal (lfm@cwp.org) from the Center for Watershed Protection. The committee is open to new suggestions for issues on which to focus, so bring your ideas! This committee meets quarterly and welcomes new attendees.​ If you are interested in participating, please contact Bill or Lisa.

The Information Management and Communication Committee is looking for new members. This committee explores existing data management procedures employed in Maryland and develops recommended procedures for data management and quality assurance. It also maintains the repository on water monitoring programs. For more information or to sign up for the next meeting, contact Najma Khokhar at najma.khokhar@maryland.gov.