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Second Century Stewardship: Science for America’s National Parks

Second Century Stewardship: Science for America’s National Parks 2022 Research Fellowship – Request for Proposals Application Deadline: October 28, 2022 5:00 pm Eastern. Background The partners of the Second Century Stewardship announce the availability of fellowships to support research in Acadia National Park. Founded in 2016, Second Century Stewardship (SCS) is a public-private partnership led […]

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Dr. Matt Fitzpatrick named new CHWA CESU Director

Dr. Matt Fitzpatrick has recently been named the Associate Director for Research at the Appalachian Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. He joins recently named Appalachian Laboratory Director Dr. David Nelson on the Laboratory’s new leadership team.  As part of his new role at the Laboratory, Fitzpatrick will also serve as […]

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CHWA CESU funded project leads to Bear Rocks NNL designation

by Rhonda Schwinabart, host staff, based on material from previous releases by NPS and University of Richmond  In January 2021, the Bear Rocks and Allegheny Front Preserve became the 600th National Natural Landmark (NNL) of the United States, thanks in part to the research efforts Dr. Todd Lookingbill and Dr. Dave Kitchen of the University […]

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CHWA CESU launches new projects database

By Rhonda Schwinabart, host staff  In spring 2021, the Chesapeake Watershed (CHWA) CESU launched a new cloud-based projects database hosted on AirTable. Designed by Katie Kline, a staff member at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Appalachian Laboratory (host institution), the new database makes use of recently verified and updated project data, streamlines […]

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CHWA CESU 2021 Renewal Update

By Rhonda Schwinabart, Host staff  The Chesapeake Watershed (CHWA) CESU is pleased to announce that we have been renewed for another five-years!  The CHWA CESU is one of seventeen (17) regional CESUs in the national network, and like those other regional CESUs, it operates under a five-year cooperative joint venture agreement between federal and research […]

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CHWA Research Coordinator’s Corner May 2021

by Dan Filer, CHWA CESU NPS Research Coordinator State of the Network Fiscal year 2020 was the most productive year in the Chesapeake Watershed CESU Research Network’s history in terms of volume of funding and number of financial actions: we facilitated just over $8 million passing from our twelve federal partners to our cooperators using […]

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Department of Defense (DoD) Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) FY2022 Funding Announcement

Pre-proposal deadline – 2:00 PM EST, 04 March 2021 The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) is seeking proposals for demonstrations of innovative environmental and installation energy technologies as candidates for funding beginning in FY 2022. DoD organizations (Service and Defense Agencies) may submit pre-proposals for demonstrations of innovative technologies in […]

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NPS State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants Division Competitive Grant Programs Now Accepting Applications

Competitive Grant Programs Now Accepting Applications The State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants Division is now accepting applications for the following grant programs:  African American Civil Rights Grant Program The National Park Service (NPS) is proud to announce the expansion of the African American Civil Rights Grant Program (AACR). This year the program will document, interpret, and preserve sites telling […]

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NPS Battlefield Preservation Planning Grants

Where do history, conservation, and public engagement intersect? “At a battlefield” might not be the first answer you think of, but it’s true. Sites of armed conflict are part of American heritage, and as preserved landscapes, they are also important spaces for natural resource conservation and public access to green space. The National Park Service […]

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