The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Watershed Restoration Scientist to be based at its Virginia State Office located in Richmond, Virginia.
The Virginia Watershed Restoration Scientist will be responsible for implementing wetland and riparian restoration projects and agriculture best management practices (bmps), managing and developing innovative wetland and riparian restoration and agriculture bmp programs, and working closely with partners and other CBF staff on restoration and bmp programs and associated grant management.
The Virginia Watershed Restoration Scientist will assist in development of CBF policies regarding state and federal agricultural cost share programs, state regulations and agriculture certainty programs, and legislation. The Virginia Watershed Restoration Scientist will lead CBF’s outreach to the farm community. The Virginia Watershed Restoration Scientist will assist in development of CBF policies regarding the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, particularly the “WIP” responsibilities for the agriculture community.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest regional non-profit conservation organization working solely to save the Bay. Established in 1967, CBF has a staff of approximately 185 employees working in offices in Annapolis, Maryland; Richmond and Virginia Beach, Virginia; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Washington, D.C., and in 15 field education program locations. Our staff and volunteer corps work throughout the region educating students and adults, advocating for clean water polices, restoring waterways, and litigating when necessary.
CBF has an annual budget of approximately $21 million and is supported by more than 200,000 members and e-subscribers.
[Photo of Chesapeake Bay cypress swamp by Storm Cunningham]