Harbor, Md - Fort McHenry Wetlands Restoration NOAA’s
community-based restoration efforts will again take off
with the able help of NOAA staff. In partnership with the
National Aquarium in Baltimore, the NOAA Restoration Center
will tackle wetlands restoration initiatives at a tidal
marsh next to Fort McHenry National Monument. The 10-acre
clean-up site sits at the head of a tidal tributary receiving
waters from three urban watersheds. For flood buffering,
erosion control, bank stabilization, water quality improvement,
and economically essential nurseries, the wetlands are key
to the environmental health of the Chesapeake Bay. http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/habitat/restoration
Robin Bruckner, email@example.com.
5 - April 27
Washington, DC - Join
the fight against breast cancer and sign up for NOAA’s
Race for the Cure Team. This year’s 5-kilometer run/walk
is Saturday morning, June 2. Last year, 279 signed up. This
year’s goal is 350 – and $2,000. Mary Glackin, NESDIS, and
Christine Alex, NWS, are team co-captains.
Non-employees are also welcome on NOAA’s team. And if you
can’t participate, please support a colleague.
Registration runs from April 5 to April 27. Check NOAA’s
team site at http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/RaceCure/2001/.
Silver Spring, Md - NOAA's
Bring A Child to Work Day should be an especially big
hit this year. Up to 600 kids are expected to take part. That's
50 percent more than last year. About 20 weather service employees
have already pitched in, planning such programs as "It's Raining
Cats & Dogs" a hands-on event to help educate about severe
weather preparation and lots more. Young guests will learn
how to build a tornado in a bottle and about the awesome power
of flash floods. They'll also be joined by Weather Woodles,
a cartoon character created by forecaster Carolyn Gurney to
explain how forecasts develop and why they're so vital.
For more: Ron Gird, firstname.lastname@example.org. Also see the NOAA Education
site at http://www.education.noaa.gov.
Virginia - Pan for gold…
track dinosaurs…discover messages hidden in tree rings…tour
the earth’s natural hazards…and much, much more. It’s all
at the U.S. Geological Survey’s open house on Saturday,
April 28, from 10 am until 6 pm, at USGS’s national center
in Reston. You and your family can relish exhibits, films,
special events and demonstrations, and visit the world’s largest
earth science library. NOAA’s a partner in this intriguing
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