Sunday, September 28, 2014

Upcoming Events

Weed Warrior Training - October 11
Urban forestry specialist Mary Farrah will be co-leading the DC-CWMA Weed Warrior training with partners from Rock Creek Park and the District Dept. of the Environment from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. This training will certify you to become a DC Cooperative Weed Management Area volunteer and includes a 1.5 hour classroom session followed by a 2-hour field session. The class runs from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at the Fort DuPont Activity Center (3600 F and Minnesota Ave., SE Washington, DC 20019), and the field session will be at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens (1550 Anacostia Drive NE Washington, DC 20019) from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. For more information contact Mary Farrah at

Agroecology Day - October 16
Taking place at the UDC Muirkirk Research Farm, this all-day event follows in the tradition of previous agricultural fairs, but with a specific focus on sustainable food systems. The 2014 event is offered to 9-12 graders attending schools in Washington, DC. Participation by invitation only. Contact  Marshelle Hailstock for more information.   

4-H Bully Prevention - October 17

Bullying is an issue that runs prevalent among today’s youth, impacting them like never before. The UDC CAUSES Center for 4-H and Youth Development has launched a campaign to bring more attention to the issue. On October 17, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., UDC will host the 2014 4-H Bully Prevention Summit on Dennard Plaza, featuring a program full of youth-oriented events. More

Stormwater BMP Inspection and Maintenance Training - October 22-23
Learn how to mitigate stormwater runoff. Communities must manage rainfall that runs off roads, streets and parking lots. To manage stormwater, treatment devices known as BMPs, have been built. These devices include: wet retention ponds, bioretention areas, swales, stormwater wetlands, permeable pavement, rainwater harvesting systems, proprietary devices, and level spreaders. BMPs must have annual, and sometimes more frequent, inspection and maintenance to perform as intended. The training will be hosted at the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law, with partner NC state. Click here to register or contact Dr. Dwane Jones for more information. More

Urban Agriculture Symposium – October 24
The Urban Agriculture Symposium will bring together thought leaders to discuss critical components of today’s food economy - from urban food production to preparation and distribution. Featured speakers include Steve Moore, a lecturer of environmental studies and agroecology at Elon University, North Carolina, and Philson Warner, an applied scientist at Cornell University Cooperative Extension, New York, and also the founding director of the NYC Hydroponics, Aquaculture, Aquaponics Learning Labs, located at the Food and Finance High School in NYC. Register online.

Urban Agriculture Farm Tour and Workshop – October 25
Following the Urban Agriculture Symposium, gain hands-on experience from Symposium keynoter Steve Moore and Che' Axum, UDC CAUSES Director of Urban Agriculture and Gardening Education. The Saturday morning workshop will be offered from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Space is limited. Register online.

NCR Water Resources Symposium - April 10, 2015

Hosted by the AWRA-National Capital Region Section and the University of the District of Columbia, the 2015 National Capital Region Water Resources Symposium: Urban Water Management and Resiliency in Uncertain Times will be held April 10, 2015 at the UDC Van Ness campus. Experts will present and discuss challenges and opportunities for water management and resiliency in the region, as well as national, and international scope. MORE

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