June 22, 2015
USDA and EPA recently cosponsored the National Workshop on Water Quality Markets. This event was hosted by the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska and coordinated by The Conservation Fund. The Workshop highlighted recent progress in water quality trading across the country with an emphasis on policy, resources, and tool development. The Workshop also provided EPA and USDA with an opportunity to lay out their vision for the role of water quality markets in advancing conservation and water quality goals and to provide participants with the tools to engage in water quality markets.
August 14, 2015
Application Deadline: Tuesday, October 6, 2015
The Appalachian Gateway Regional Workshops invite teams of 4-7 members from communities that are entry points to Appalachia's most important natural assets--national and state parks and forests to attend an exciting, three-day action-planning workshop!
The Appalachian Regional Commission
(ARC) and the National Endowment for the Arts
(NEA), in partnership with The Conservation Fund
, will provide two regional workshop trainings for natural and cultural heritage tourism development activities to Appalachian gateway communities. In addition to enhancing a community's natural and historic assets, the role of the arts---particularly in revitalizing downtowns--will be explored by community teams to assist in developing strategies to safeguard community character and drive local economic development.