WI-DNR Lakes-L Blog Conf. travel help to program coordinators

Travel assistance for volunteer monitoring program coordinators

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Dear Volunteer Monitoring Coordinators,

This year YSI has generously contributed $20,000 in travel assistance for volunteer monitoring program coordinators to attend the April 25-29, 2010 National Water Quality Monitoring Council (NWQMC) Conference in Denver, Colorado. We are so grateful to YSI for their exceptional support of volunteer monitoring participation. Funding will be limited to $1000 per person and can cover registration, travel and lodging expenses. It will not cover food or other incidentals. The funding is not just for presenters, but for any volunteer monitoring coordinator who is interested in attending.

This seventh NWQMC conference provides a wonderful opportunity to learn the latest in water quality monitoring, interact with like-minded folks from many agencies such as USGS, EPA NOAA, the National Parks Service, regional, statewide, and community-based organizations, academic organizations, and of course your fellow volunteer monitor coordinators.

From the conference website you’ll be able to check out the preliminary agenda, with field trips at the beginning and end of the conference, plenary sessions, workshops, oral and poster presentations, from Monday thru Thursday. There will be a special volunteer monitoring coordinator meeting, and our popular night out.

Please follow this link to get to information about the conference,

http://www.nalms.org/nalmsnew/nalms.aspx?subcatid=44&Sid=3

On this page you will find the link to the quick and easy survey itself.

To apply for assistance please complete the application "survey." The application period ends at 5 PM on March 1, 2010. We will not be able to consider any applications received after this date. Unfortunately completion of the survey does not mean a scholarship has been awarded.

After the closing date all applications will be reviewed ASAP by a subcommittee of the National Water Quality Conference Planning Committee to select recipients. We will notify all applicants by March 9, 2010 and will keep a waiting list in case a selected applicant cannot attend.

We encourage everyone to check out the conference website, and apply for a travel scholarship.

Looking forward to seeing you in Denver!

The NWQMC Volunteer Monitoring planning group, Danielle Donkersloot, the New Jersey Watershed Watch Network Linda Green, URI Cooperative Extension, URI Watershed Watch & the Extension Volunteer Monitoring Network Barb Horn, The Rivers of Colorado Water Watch Network Alice Mayio, US EPA Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds `·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸.·´¯`·.¸¸ ><((((º>`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸.·´¯`·.¸¸><((((º>

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