June 22, 2015
USDA and EPA are cosponsoring a National Workshop on Water Quality Markets. This event is hosted by the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska and coordinated by The Conservation Fund. The Workshop will highlight recent progress in water quality trading across the country with an emphasis on policy, resources, and tool development. The Workshop will provide 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 provide you with the tools to engage in water quality markets. There is a nominal registration fee of $100 per participant.Register Here Registration Deadline for Attendees: Monday, August 31st
(Late registration may be accepted based on space available after this date.)
The Workshop will feature:
- Regional water quality trading forums
- Conservation finance opportunities
- Stormwater trading
- Payments for watershed services programs and other related environmental markets
- Recent developments in Economics, Science & Technology
- And much more...
Who should attend:
Agriculture and water resource professionals; including Federal, State and Local government representatives, NGOs, and agricultural, business and environmental stakeholders interested in water quality and environmental 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.