Tidewater Current | Spring 2012

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3/29/12 - METAP Webinar: Resource Assessments of Wave Energy and Tidal Streams in the U.S.‏ | Clean Energy States Alliance

Mar. 29 Public Meeting: Fort Monroe Master Plan - Virginia Conservation Network‏

3/29/12 - Hot Issues: The Ethical and Social Aspects of Climate Change," begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in Chandler Recital Hall of the Diehn Center for the Performing Arts - ODU. Info

Mar. 31 Celebrate Bees - Newport News - Virginia Conservation Network‏

3/31/12 - Wildlife Response to Release Rehabbed Pelicans - This Saturday at 2pm a pelican release is scheduled…this is not a fundraiser. It is an opportunity to see 28 pelicans that were rescued, suffering from frost bite, be released all at one time, back into the wild.
where: Shell Fish Company (next to Bubba's) on Shore Dr. at the Lesner Bridge
Acousitc Entertainment by Louis Smith .…weather should be beautiful…..


CBF 2012 8th Annual Watershed Photo Contest: Now through April 13 - Info

4/12/12 - Alex Weir, an associate professor at the State University of New York's College of Environmental Science and Forestry, will speak at 7 p.m. The topic of his presentation is "A Mycological Mystery Tour: Unraveling the Wild, Weird and Wonderful World of Fungi." The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be in the North Cafeteria of Webb Center.

4/14 & 4/18/12 - UNDER THE WAVES FILMS TO BE SHOWN UNDER THE STARS AT ODU and AT THE NARO - News at Old Dominion University‏

4/14 - How do we measure the environmental health of the Chesapeake Bay? Three Old Dominion University faculty members who are veteran scientific observers of the bay will answer that question in the next ODU Saturday Morning Science Series presentation on April 14 - 10:30 - News at Old Dominion University‏

4/14/12 - 11-5 - A Seaport (organic) Wine and Brew Fest (Smithfield VA) | NBC4 Washington‏

4/14 - CBF Tree Planting: 1:00pm – 3:00pm at Middle Peninsula State Park, Gloucester, VA. - Info

4/17/12 - VIMS Discovery Lab: Oysters - 6-8 p.m. Info

4/17/12 - US ACOE Public Meeting on Oyster Restoration4-9 p.m. Thomas Nelson Commuinity College- Hampton - Info

4/17/12 - OWAP Webinar: Marine Spatial Planning - webinar on "Marine Spatial Planning: The Value Proposition to Offshore Wind Siting" | Clean Energy States Alliance

Tuesday, April 17th: Go GREEN Vender Fair and Organic Food Festival - Time: 11am-2pm
Location: Kaufman Mall (Rain Site: North Mall, Webb Center - ODU ) - Info

4/18/12 - Hampton Roads Green Building Expo - FREE - VB Convention Center - Info

Wednesday, April 18th : ODU Waterway Clean-up Join us as we green our neighboring waterways! - Info

Wednesday, April 18th: Organic Vs. Local Wine and Beer Tasting - ODU - 4-6 P.M. James/Lynnhaven Room Webb Centr, ODU- Info

4/18/12 Live Webinar - Energy Storage and Renewable Power: Is Storage a Solution to Renewable Intermittence and Grid Inefficiency? - 11:00AM ET / 8:00AM PT - Info

4/18/12 - WPA Webinar: Technology Update - 3 p.m. - This free webinar is part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Powering America 2012 webinar series. Wind energy technology advances are changing the wind deployment landscape as never before. This webinar will bring together experts from various wind turbine research areas to help shed light on recent technology advances that are revolutionizing the wind industry. Info

4/18/12 - VIMS Science Under Sail - Oysters on the Main Sail | Info

4/20/12 - NAVSTA Norfolk Earth Day Fair | Info

4/20/12 - ODU Electronics Recycling Day - 10-4 Corner of Kellum and 47th St. - Info

4/20/12- VIMS - CBNERR - York River Research Symposium - 8 a.m.- 5p.m. - Info

4/21/12 - The Art of Saving a River - Lynnhaven River Now Art Auction at the Oyster Roast - Registration

Apr. 21-22 Virginia Living Museum Spring Plant Sale- Newport News - Virginia Conservation Network‏

4/23/12 - Jean-Michel Cousteau Marine Explorer, Environmental Activist, Educator and Filmmaker Speaking at President's Lecture Series at Old Dominion University‏ - FREE - Info

Apr. 28 CBF Work Boat and Canoe Trips - Norfolk - Virginia Conservation Network‏

4/28/12 - LAFAYETTE RIVER FEST 10 am to 4 pm 600 block of Mayflower Rd along the Colonial Place Waterfront in Norfolk - INFO


April 26-29 - Coastal Bays: Eagles to warblers, Delmarva Birding Weekend has it all | The Daily Times | delmarvanow.com

4/30/12 - Fort Monroe - National Park Service holding open house meetings - Daily Press


5/7/11 - Eagle Festival - Events | Norfolk Botanical Garden‏


5/11-12 /12 - Dune Grass Restoration ~ Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center‏ - Info

May 12 Eco-Paddle at Presquile National Wildlife Refuge - Virginia Conservation Network‏

5/16/12 - VIMS Science Under Sail - Chesapeake Bay Drifters - Info

5/16/12 -DOE EERE WPA(Wind Powering America) Webinar: Careers in Wind Energy - 3:00 p.m. EDT (1:00 p.m. MDT). This free webinar is part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Powering America 2012 webinar series.- Info

5/21/12 - VIMS Science Under Sail - Ghost Pots in the Bay - Info

5/19/12 - Ride to the River Bike Tour 2012 - With Lynnhaven River NOW and the Tidewater Bicycle Association- 10:00am until 2:00pm (plan to arrive by 9:45 am)- Meets at First Landing State Park NEW Trail Center, 2500 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA - Cost: $15 registration fee (covers ride and lunch, required to register for the ride) Advanced registration required) - To register for the bike tour, please contact kris@lynnhaven2007.com or 757-962-5398.

5/24/12 - Sustainable Seafood Fest at the Virginia Aquarium - Info

May 26-27 Kayaking and Camping at Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge - Virginia Conservation Network‏

May 21, 2012 - June 17, 2012 - Largest SEAGRASS RESTORATION in the World! - Oyster, VA - The Nature Conservancy | Poster

5/30/12 - VIMS Science Under Sail - From HMS to ROV—the Past and Future of Marine Research - Info

May 31 Uranium Mining in Virginia Public Briefing - Va. Beach - Virginia Conservation Network - vcnva. National Academy of Sciences' National Research Council present the findings of its recently released report, Uranium Mining in Virginia, and take questions from the public at the Hilton - 3001 Atlantic Ave.


6/2 - 24th Annual Clean the Bay Day: Saturday June 2, 9:00am – Noon at locations throughout Virginia. As one of the largest volunteer efforts in Virginia, on this day thousands of volunteers simultaneously remove debris from waterways for three hours. Please visit www.cbf.org/clean to register at a location near you.

6/7/12 - Chesapeake Bay Foundation - Blue Planet Forum Free at Nauticus June 7 - Environmental Intelligence for Coastal Communities - cbf

Navy Sonar Testing Progam Open House - Virginia Beach, VA
Monday, June 11, 2012 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Virginia Beach Convention Center -1000 19th St., Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Navy seeks exemption from the Marine Mammals Protection Act and Endangered Species Act to conduct sonar and explosives testing. Information is being provided and comments sought at a public open house in Virginia Beach on June 11 while the dates and times of other public meetins in Florida and North Carolina can be viewed here. View Project Fact Sheet. View the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Supporting Documents. Comments will be accepted at the public meeting or you can submit them electronically here. Comments will be accepted until July 10. 2012.



6/13/12 - Conference to focus on sea-level increases - delmarvanow. Onley, VA - Workshop on sea level rise and implications for the Eastern Shore June 13, 6-8:30 at the Shore Bank Headquarters, 25020 Shore Parkway, Onley. Representatives of UVA, Wetlands Watch and the Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission will present at the meeting.

6/18/12 -Lynnhaven River Now - New Oyster Spat Catcher Project - June 18, 6-7:30 PM, Rescue Squad, 740 Virginia Beach Boulevard - Want to catch oysters off your dock? Sign up to become a Spat Catcher in the Lynnhaven River! You will hang one or three cages that are less than one foot cubed off of your dock (or your neighbor's) for the summer and see how many baby oysters settle on the shells or alternate substrate in your cages. All you have to do is shake the cage around in the water every few weeks and you will be raising oysters that will filter the Lynnhaven River for the rest of their lives. Plus you will be helping us with an experiment to see which kinds of substrate oysters will settle on. This program took off in Norfolk's Lafayette River---let's see if we can get even more spat catchers in the Lynnhaven! Cost for all materials for three spat catchers is $25. For more information or to register, contact Kris McKinnon at kris@lynnhaven2007.com or 757-962-5398. You must pre-register and registration ends June 14th.

6/19/12 - VIMS Discovery Lab: Ocean Chemistry and Acidification - 6-8 p.m. Info


Elizabeth River Project - Adventures Summer Camp - Learning Barge and Schooner Virginia Volunteers & Interns Needed - Info

7/17/12 - VIMS Discovery Lab: Fishes of the York River 6-8p.m. Info

8/21/12 - VIMS Discovery Lab Series - Streams to Sea-- Watersheds - 6-8p.m. - Info


September 2012 - VIMS Green and Blue Infrastructure in Coastal Virginia: Tools and Implementation  (check back later for registration information!) - VIMS


10/27/12 - CBES Between the Waters Bike Tour‏ (Eastern Shore) - Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore


Nov. 10 RiverRats Training Program - Newport News - Virginia Conservation Network‏



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