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  • Spruce Forest Restoration in the Central Appalachians
    spruce forests remain in the State Besides being reduced in size the remaining spruce forests are highly fragmented The Central Appalachian Spruce Restoration Initiative CASRI is a partnership of diverse interests with a common goal of restoring historic red spruce northern hardwood ecosystems across the high elevation landscapes of Central Appalachia It is comprised of private state federal and non governmental organizations which recognize the importance of this ecosystem for its ecological aesthetic recreational economic and cultural values Dave Saville grew up in Western New York in a horticultural agricultural family He attended West Virginia University earning a BS in Resource Economics and MS in Forestry He has been active with the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy for many years serving in various administrative programmatic and project level capacities He helped found the Morgantown Farmers Market and the West Virginia Land Trust He worked for nearly a decade on a successful legislative campaign leading to the passage of the Wild Monongahela Act signed by President Obama in 2009 it protected nearly 40 000 acres of Wilderness on the Monongahela National Forest Dave has also spent considerable time in academia formerly at the West Virginia Water Research Institute at WVU and currently in the Biology Department at Wheeling Jesuit University where he is working on a water quality study of the Upper Ohio River A plantsman and amateur botanist Dave sold cut flowers at the Farmers Market for many years He enjoys collecting seeds from native plants to be grown and used for restoration purposes He helped organize and works to facilitate the work of the Central Appalachian Spruce Restoration Initiative Directions From I 68 take exit 33 Braddock Rd Midlothian Rd exit Follow Braddock Road approximately 1 3 miles to stop sign Turn left onto Park Avenue Drive a short distance

    Original URL path: http://appindie.org/index.php?view=article&catid=55:appalachian-culture&id=3681:spruce-forest-restoration-in-the-central-appalachians&tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page= (2016-04-30)
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  • FSU-German University Sign Faculty-Student Exchange Agreement
    Mergentheim Germany exchanged signed faculty student exchange agreements at an official ceremony at DHBW Mosbach In the photo are from left Dr Seon Su Kim the vice president of DHBW Mosbach and the head of campus Tootoonchi Jeck Schlottmann Dr Rainer Jochum chair of the Department of International Business from DHBW Mosbach and Dr Albert Strecker the vice president of DHBW Mosbach and the dean of business faculty Last summer

    Original URL path: http://appindie.org/index.php?view=article&catid=88:community-news&id=3679:fsu-german-university-sign-faculty-student-exchange-agreement&tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page= (2016-04-30)
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  • Preservation Maryland Weighs in on Rolling Mill/Maryland Ave Redevelopment Project
    326 of the State Finance and Procurement Act Preservation Maryland has made yet another request and is reviewing all options should the Cumberland Economic Development Corporation refuse to comply with established law Fortunately many prudent and feasible alternatives exist and Preservation Maryland stands prepared to assist the city and residents alike in adopting a new strategy that engages the community and addresses reinvestment and economic development in a manner respectful of Cumberland s past and future Preservation Maryland is prepared to assist in drafting that plan the moment the City of Cumberland tables this costly damaging and unsustainable proposal Preservation Maryland s Executive Director Nicholas Redding noted Economic development and well preserved communities can and do coexist together We re optimistic the attention our opposition will bring will make the city reconsider their proposal and take us up on our legitimate offer to work towards a much more vibrant and prosperous future for this community ALTERNATIVES TO EMINENT DOMAIN AND COSTLY DEMOLITION PROJECT EXIST Preservation Maryland the state s oldest and largest historic preservation advocacy organization joined a growing chorus of concerned local citizens in announcing their serious concern today over a proposed project in Cumberland Maryland that would demolish a historic neighborhood to make way for incompatible and economically unsustainable low density commercial sprawl The proposed project takes a page from the disastrous urban renewal projects of the 1960s and focuses its efforts on the Rolling Mill neighborhood on Cumberland s historic eastern edge Portions of the neighborhood have already been listed as a National Historic District by the Maryland Historical Trust while many of the adjoining properties not yet included in the formal District are also considered to be eligible for inclusion in the District by architectural historians In addition unlike many historic structure demolition efforts elsewhere the

    Original URL path: http://appindie.org/index.php?view=article&catid=88:community-news&id=3676:preservation-maryland-weighs-in-on-rolling-millmaryland-ave-redevelopment-project&tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page= (2016-04-30)
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  • Cumberland Downtown Parking Workshop Set
    clearly define perceived parking challenges in the Downtown as well as recommend solutions for resolving those challenges Representatives from the City the Police Department and the Downtown Development Commission will be present to respond to concerns and challenges presented as well as provide information relative to the current parking configurations in Downtown Cumberland I hope that the Downtown business community and consumers will participate in this workshop meeting to address

    Original URL path: http://appindie.org/index.php?view=article&catid=88:community-news&id=3674:cumberland-downtown-parking-workshop-set&tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page= (2016-04-30)
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  • Downtown Cumberland Seeks Artists for Mural | The Appalachian Independent
    central part of the Historic City Center This design should incorporate the name Historic City Center and its current logo If possible the design should also say A Maryland Arts Entertainment District It can be a design which includes imagery typography and or other design elements The final work must be a hi resolution digital file which can then be printed on the metal sheets This Signage Mural must serve as a welcoming sign to encourage visitors to visit the historic city center area and to be a brand for the area The printing and installation of the metal sheets is not the responsibility of the artist This project is a three phase project PHASE ONE The first phase is for artists interested in the project to submit a concept sketch or sketches These can be black and white or color but each sketch must be submitted as a 10 wide image on an 8 ½ x 11 page Artists who are interested in being considered should also submit the following along with their sketch 1 Resume or short biography 2 Statement describing approach to the project 3 No more than six images showing previous work that would be relevant to this project PHASE TWO One or more artists may be selected to provide a tight color rendition printed at 30 wide x 10 tall Artists will be paid 500 if asked to participate in this phase PHASE THREE A final selection will be made from the 30 designs and the artist will be asked to prepare the design for final printing The artist whose work is selected will be paid an additional 3 000 Applications and phase one sketches must be received electronically no later than February 12 2016 and directed to jennifer light cumberlandmd gov Applications will be

    Original URL path: http://appindie.org/index.php/community-news/88-community-news/3672-downtown-cumberland-seeks-artists-for-mural (2016-04-30)
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  • Downtown Cumberland Seeks Artists for Mural
    hi resolution digital file which can then be printed on the metal sheets This Signage Mural must serve as a welcoming sign to encourage visitors to visit the historic city center area and to be a brand for the area The printing and installation of the metal sheets is not the responsibility of the artist This project is a three phase project PHASE ONE The first phase is for artists interested in the project to submit a concept sketch or sketches These can be black and white or color but each sketch must be submitted as a 10 wide image on an 8 ½ x 11 page Artists who are interested in being considered should also submit the following along with their sketch 1 Resume or short biography 2 Statement describing approach to the project 3 No more than six images showing previous work that would be relevant to this project PHASE TWO One or more artists may be selected to provide a tight color rendition printed at 30 wide x 10 tall Artists will be paid 500 if asked to participate in this phase PHASE THREE A final selection will be made from the 30 designs and the artist

    Original URL path: http://appindie.org/index.php?view=article&catid=88:community-news&id=3672:downtown-cumberland-seeks-artists-for-mural&tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page= (2016-04-30)
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  • Seeds of Time to Screen in Frostburg
    the world are crumbling crop failures are producing starvation and rioting and the accelerating effects of climate change are affecting farmers globally Communities of indigenous Peruvian farmers are already suffering those effects as they try desperately to save over 1 500 varieties of native potato in their fields But with little time to waste both Fowler and the farmers embark on passionate and personal journeys that may save the one

    Original URL path: http://appindie.org/index.php?view=article&catid=89:our-blue-earth&id=3670:seeds-of-time-to-screen-in-frostburg&tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page= (2016-04-30)
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  • Maryland Water Quality Trading Advisory Committee to hold first meeting
    Agriculture Secretary Joe Bartenfelder In recent years nutrient trading has emerged as a promising strategy for bringing cost effectiveness and market driven efficiency to the achievement of nutrient reduction goals Nutrient trading is an important element of Maryland s approach for restoring the Bay by creating opportunities for the sectors facing the highest costs to meet a portion of their responsibilities by purchasing offsets or credits created by other sources In October the Maryland Departments of the Environment and Agriculture released the Maryland Nutrient Trading Policy Statement in announcing that Maryland is pursuing new tools for faster better restoration of the Chesapeake Bay The Policy Statement is a road map for the development of cross sector water quality trading programs that use innovation economies of scale and public private partnerships to speed improvements to the Bay and local rivers and streams At the time of the announcement Governor Larry Hogan said The Chesapeake Bay is one of our most important valuable and beloved resources and our cleanup efforts will not stop until the Bay is restored These new tools which make sense both economically and environmentally are yet another example of our commitment to preserving our natural resources for generations to come On January 8 the Maryland Nutrient Trading Symposium was held at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills on Maryland s Eastern Shore The day long sold out symposium addressed the basic concepts of trading and the role of trading in Bay restoration efforts as well as the State s current approach to trading and its future plans The agenda afforded significant time for questions and dialogue among all participants The symposium was sponsored by the Maryland Departments of the Environment and Agriculture in collaboration with the Harry R Hughes Center for Agro Ecology the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the

    Original URL path: http://appindie.org/index.php?view=article&catid=89:our-blue-earth&id=3673:maryland-water-quality-trading-advisory-committee-to-hold-first-meeting&tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page= (2016-04-30)
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