March 27, 2009
News from the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental and Watershed Research
2009 MAINE WATER CONFERENCE POSTER AWARDS
Thank you to all who attended and participated in the 2009 Maine Water Conference. Comments regarding the 2009 conference are welcome as are suggestions for session topics for the 2010 conference. Please forward these to Ruth Hallsworth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would also like to thank all the students who participated in our juried poster competitions. Posters were judged in three categories: graduate, undergraduate and high school. Congratulations to the following students who were awarded first place:
High School Winner
Carin King, Waterville High School
Detection of Arsenic in Ground Water Using Surface Plasmon Resonance: Field Verification of a New Analytical Technique for Arsenic
Spence Blair-Glantz, University of Southern Maine
Zooplankton Population Analysis and Body Length Measurement in Damariscotta Lake, Maine in Relation to Alewife Populations
Jennifer Meyers, University of Maine
Developing Non-Lethal Biomarkers for Waterborne Organic Contaminants
Winning students receive a cash award and certificate and their names are engraved on plaques that are displayed at the Mitchell Center.
SPRING SEMESTER LECTURES
DAVID HART, Director, Mitchell Center
March 29, 2-4pm, Doris Twitchell Allen Village, Woolley Room, UMaine, Orono
Topic: Maine's Sustainability Solutions Initiative: A Strategy for Strengthening the State's Economic, Social and Ecological Future
This talk is one of a series of monthly public forums presented by the Dr. Edith Marion Patch Center for Entomology, the Environment and Education.
HAROLD PACHIOS, Senior Partner, Preti Flaherty Beliveau and Pachios
April 17, 1pm, Room 100 D.P. Corbett, UMaine, Orono
Topic: Politics and the Evolution of Environmental Regulations in Maine
Harold Pachios' expertise has had a positive and lasting impact on Maine’s environment, about which he cares deeply. His post-law school career began with work as Associate White House Press Secretary during the Johnson administration. After filling several important roles in Washington, he returned to Maine in 1969 and began practicing law in Portland. He was instrumental in developing Maine’s landmark site location and coastal pollution laws, and he has taught environmental law at Bowdoin. His advocacy related to environmental issues has been significant and impressive.
DAVID R. FOSTER, Director, Harvard Forest
Geddes W. Simpson Distinguished Lecture
April 29, 3pm, McIntire Room, Buchanan Alumni House, UMaine, Orono
Topic: Reading and Conserving New England. Using history to Interpret and
For directions and parking permits, please contact Ruth Hallsworth at 207/581-3196 or email@example.com.
WRRI GRANT PROGRAM UPDATES
We received an outstanding group of proposals for our WRRI Student Summer Research Program. These awards of up to $5000 will provide funding for student water resource projects taking place this summer. Awards will be announced on April 11th.
The Request for Proposals for the FY2010 Maine-USGS Water Research Resources Institute grant program will be available in the next month. This request will include pre-proposals for research and information transfer projects in the areas of water resources and related environmental sciences. Research proposals for projects up to 12 months in duration will be considered to occur in a project period of March 1, 2010 through February 28, 2011. Please note that no-cost extensions will not be available for FY2010 funded projects.
DIADROMOUS SPECIES SCIENCE MEETING July 22-24, 2009
The Diadromous Species Restoration Research Network invites you to attend their first Science Meeting:
Restoration of Diadromous Fishes and Their Ecosystems:
Confluence of Science and Restoration
July 22-24, 2009
Wells Conference Center
University of Maine, Orono, Maine
University of Maryland, Center for Environmental Sciences
University of Washington, Earth and Space Sciences
Diadromous Fish Section, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries Service
Additional information is available on the DSRRN Web site