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Diversity

The Chesapeake Bay watershed is a region of profound diversity. Further involving diverse stakeholders not currently represented in our leadership, decision-making or restoration efforts is critical to the continued success of the Chesapeake Bay Program.

Outcome(s)

Diversity Identify minority stakeholder groups that are not currently represented in the leadership, decision making and implementation of current conservation and restoration activities and create meaningful opportunities and programs to recruit and engage them in the Partnership’s efforts.

Participating Partners

State of Delaware
District of Columbia
State of Maryland
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Commonwealth of Virginia
Chesapeake Bay Commission
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
National Park Service (NPS)
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

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Contact(s)

Reggie Parrish, Urban Lands Specialist
(410) 267-5772
410 Severn Avenue
Suite 112
Annapolis, Maryland 21403
parrish.reginald@epa.gov

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Past Meetings

Diversity Workgroup Meeting - Petersburg, Virginia

June 13, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location:

Virginia State University’s L. Douglas Wilder Building
Carter G. Woodson Avenue Petersburg, VA 23806

Details:

We are excited to announce the Diversity workgroup’s community-driven panel and workplan discussion! The workgroup facilitated a similar discussion last November in Baltimore, MD.

The June 13th meeting will be held from 10-4 at Virginia State University’s L. Douglas Wilder Building,
Carter G. Woodson Avenue Petersburg, VA 23806


Petersburg, Virginia, one of the older colonial cities of the commonwealth-state, has a population of a little under 32,500 citizens. About 23 miles south of Richmond, Petersburg is located at the fall line of the Appomattox River, which is where the Piedmont region and Atlantic coastal plain meets.

Virginia State University, a Historically Black College/University founded in 1882, is one of Virginia's two land-grant institutions, and is located 20 minutes south of Richmond. Virginia Tech and Virginia State University started the Virginia Cooperative Extension, a collaborative designed to help sustain profitability of agricultural and forestry production, while protecting and enhancing the quality of our land and water resources. At this workgroup meeting, extension specialists for one of the projects under the partnership, the Harding Street Urban Agriculture Center, will be present.

During this meeting, we plan to listen to community leaders explain the water quality/water infrastructure issues that are impacting local communities of Virginia, the larger Chesapeake Bay Watershed, and how these issues impact food security, sustainable agriculture and public health within underserved/underrepresented communities.

We hope you attend in person and are able to take full advantage of the breakout sessions and networking opportunities. We will have a conference line and adobe connect primarily for those in parts of the watershed who cannot attend due to travel limitations.

If you plan to be in attendance, please send an RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Related Files:

Sponsor: Diversity Workgroup

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Diversity Themed Stewardship GIT Lead Meeting

May 25, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location:

Chesapeake Bay Program Office
410 Severn Ave, Annapolis, MD 21403, NPS Large Conference Room, Suite 314

Details:

Leads from the Stewardship Goal Implementation Team met to discuss and evaluate the topics for collaboration that were raised by each of the workgroups in the individual meetings that have been held over the past month. Using these topics, the group will craft an agenda for a full Stewardship GIT meeting comprised of all workgroup members focused to take place tentatively the summer of 2017.

Related Files:

Sponsor: Fostering Chesapeake Stewardship Goal Implementation Team (GIT 5)

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Diversity Themed Stewardship GIT Meeting

May 25, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location:

Fish Shack, CBPO

Details:

Stewardship GIT leads will discuss and evaluate the topics for collaboration that were raised by each of the workgroups in the individual meetings that have been held over the past month. Using these topics, the group will craft an agenda for a full Stewardship GIT meeting comprised of all workgroup members focused to take place tentatively the summer of 2017.

Related Files:

Sponsor: Fostering Chesapeake Stewardship Goal Implementation Team (GIT 5)

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Fish Consumption Advisory Project

January 18, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Location: Suite 305A Conference Room

Details:

The basis of this meeting for the Fish Consumption Advisory Project is discuss the following:

- Follow-Up Recommendations from CBPO (Greg Allen and Reggie Parrish)
-Discuss the Literature Review completed Tetratech
- Summary and next steps moving forward.

Related Files:

Sponsor: Diversity Workgroup

Sponsor: Toxic Contaminants Workgroup

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Diversity Workgroup Listening and Working Session

November 2, 2016
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location:

Masonville Cove Education Center

Masonville Cove 1000 Frankfurst Ave Baltimore, MD 21226

For Directions, See Link Below:

http://www.masonvillecove.org/pages/contact/contact_us.html

Details:

We are excited about hosting the November 2nd community stakeholder listening session and diversity workplan discussion! Please review the attached agenda and coordinate arrangements to attend.

The November 2nd meeting will be held from 10-3 at the Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, 1000 Frankfurst Ave Baltimore, MD 21226.
Masonville Cove Directions


The Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center is located on the historic Masonville community and serves as a learning center and gathering space for efforts related to restoring the surrounding communities, socially and environmentally.

At this meeting, we are planning to hear what's important to local Baltimore communities as well as communities across the Bay watershed, in hopes to gain better perspectives about the work we have committed to embark upon.

We hope you attend in person and are able to take full advantage of the breakout sessions and networking opportunities. We will have a conference line and adobe connect primarily for those in parts of the watershed who cannot attend due to travel limitations.

Phone conference line is:
Dial-in number: 866-299-3188
Access code 410-267-5731

AdobeConnect: http://epawebconferencing.acms.com/cbpdiversitymeeting1122016/


(We encourage that representatives try to make it in person, hearing via conference line may not be ideal, given location.)


Thanks and we look forward to a productive discussion on November 2nd.

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Sponsor: Diversity Workgroup

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