In This Issue:
- 2021 Annual Summer Meeting Recap
- Our 2021-22 Board of Directors
- Outstanding Chapter Award
- SWCS 2021 International Annual Conference
- Upcoming Events
- Job Opportunities
1. 2021 Annual Summer Meeting Recap
Thank you to our attendees for joining us for an interesting panel discussion regarding the status of our often-overlooked urban soils. Our panelists addressed several interesting points of consideration including:
– food security and the interconnection of urban and rural food sources
– the economics of soil remediation
– engaging stakeholders in soil restoration and utilization
– strategies for increasing accessibility to the soils field for folks of color
In our SNEC Annual Meeting we recapped our 2020-2021 events, internship program, and our 2021 goals in effect. We then looked forward to our next year’s event calendar, our newly elected Board of Directors, and set goals for our upcoming year.
Attendees who filled out our attendance form should have received their certificates of attendance via email. Please reach out to Renee (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have not gotten your certificate.
2. Our 2021-22 Board of Directors
President: Timothy Randhir
Vice President: John Dudula
Secretary: Doug McCluskey
Treasurer: Christine Odiaga
Student Director: Moussa Siri
Massachusetts State Director: Alison Milliman
Connecticut State Director: Devleena Ghosh-Brower
Rhode Island State Director: Jeffrey Peterson
Our 2021-22 Board of Directors are excited to help SNEC reach our newly set goals for the upcoming year! We’re planning to:
- Continue updating our website
- Attend events and network with our community
- Increase our student support by developing our student internship program & expanding our student event support
… and more!
3. Outstanding Chapter Award
The Southern New England Chapter received the 2021 SWCS Outstanding Chapter Award in recognition for the chapter’s success in carrying out its overall program during the past year.
Awards are presented annually to organizations who have made outstanding contributions in advocating and advancing the conservation of soil, water, and related natural resources. SNEC will be showcased within the SWCS 2021 International Annual Conference virtual platform during the July 26-28, 2021, event.
4. SWCS 2021 International Annual Conference
Join SNEC’s Executive Director, Renee Bouldin, at the SWCS 2021 International Annual Conference. Renee will be moderating a panel during the event:
Communicating Conservation during COVID-19
Monday, July 26
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM CT
SWCS Chapters and conservation professionals have continued to implement conservation during the pandemic. During this session, lightening presentations will demonstrate some of the innovative approaches used over the last year to communicate and deliver conservation.
The conference as a whole will provide the opportunity for attendees around the world to share their conservation stories and bring natural resource management solutions from far and wide into their homes and offices. The virtual event format allows access and inclusivity on a broad scale, and our interactive conference platform provides a robust conference experience with live sessions, Q&A, networking, a virtual exhibit hall, and many other ways to learn, connect, and engage.
5. Upcoming Events
August 11 & 12, 2021
“Enriching Soil, Enhancing Life” is designed to connect the science of soil health with the information farmers request when adopting soil health practices, and the environmental benefits that follow. A wide array of practical information, research, and actionable takeaways will be presented that are relevant to farmers, agribusiness, consultants, scientists, field conservationists, government, and non-governmental organization professionals around the world.
CT Farm-to-Chef Week
August 29th- September 4th, 2021
This annual statewide event open to all restaurants and foodservice businesses in Connecticut invites participating venues to create a unique Farm-to-Chef menu showcasing Connecticut Grown ingredients and beverages. This promotion is an initiative of the Connecticut Department of Agriculture’s Farm-to-Chef Program, which connects farmers and producers of Connecticut Grown products with chefs and other culinary professionals.
6. Job Opportunities
Digital Marketing & Website Coordinator
Sea Education Association (SEA) seeks a Digital Marketing Coordinator. The ideal candidate should be energetic and able to work independently as well as collaboratively with a team, experienced planning and creating marketing content, web design and development, managing projects, and designing digital and print materials.
SEA is a non-profit educational institution and an internationally recognized leader in undergraduate ocean education
Massachusetts Program Co-Director
Connecticut Program Co-Director
TerraCorps is an AmeriCorps affiliated start-up environmental non-profit growing a more equitable ecosystem of people and organizations to protect and steward land for broader good.
Program Co-Directors are key staff members in the implementation of the TerraCorps program vision on a state-wide scale. They play a primary role in managing service member experience and partner relationships for our AmeriCorps program. We are looking to add capacity to our Massachusetts team, while the Program Co-Directors in Connecticut will work to launch and sustain a new program in that state. Program Co-Directors will oversee between 20-48 Members and 15-25 Service Site Partners depending on the state.