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Abstracts for Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference Need to Be Re-submitted

The V.I. Resource Conservation and Development Council Inc. (VI RC&D) advises the public that it is having problems with its online abstract submission form. If you have already submitted an abstract for the 10th Virgin Islands Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference, please resubmit your abstract (forms can be found at http://www.usvircd.org/NPS/) to Anita Nibbs at anita.nibbs@dpnr.gov.vi 340-773-9310 (fax) by Jan. 29.

The 10th Virgin Islands Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference is scheduled for May 6-7, at Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort & Spa, Estate Smith Bay, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. This year’s conference theme is "Changing Direction and Directing Change: Solutions 2 Nonpoint Pollution."
Please use the Call for Presentations to submit abstracts to present information on implementing and/or adapting environmentally-friendly practices to reduce or prevent pollution of terrestrial and marine environments in the Caribbean region. Topics of particular interest include: Watershed Management (TMDLs, Characterization, Planning / Protection, Permitting, etc.)
Coastal Management (Marinas, Recreational Boating, Marine Parks / Protected Areas, Planning / Protection, Permitting, etc.)
Government Initiatives (Model Ordinances, Land Preservation Mechanisms, Riparian / Watershed / Wetland Restoration, etc.)
Low-Impact Development / Green Building (Sediment and Erosion Control, Stormwater Control, Alternative OSDS, Better Site Design, etc.)
Conservation Planning (Agricultural BMPs, Smart Growth, Development Impacts on the Environment, Innovative Municipal Wastewater Treatment, Critical Area Protection (guts, wetlands, etc.))
Habitat Impacts / Remediation (habitat restoration, endangered/critical species, mitigation, etc.)
NPS Education and Outreach (Youth Education, Adult Education and Outreach, Success Stories / Impact Evaluation, etc.)
Abstract proposals for training seminars, oral and poster presentations, and product and information exhibits will be accepted by the Conference Planning Committee until Jan. 29. The program subcomittee will review all abstract submissions, select presenters and send out acceptance notifications to all authors by Feb. 28, regarding abstract acceptance for presentation. All accepted abstract titles will be included in the Conference Program to be posted to the conference Web site in April for viewing by conference participants and others.
More conference information (abstract submission and conference registration forms, deadlines, hotel and program information) can be found online at: http://www.usvircd.org/NPS/.
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