Webinar Series: Federal Financing for Nutrient Reductions: Grants and Lending Opportunities – June 12, 2019

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Innovative Financing Strategies for Reducing Nutrients Webinar Series
Federal Financing for Nutrient Reductions:
Grants and Lending Opportunities
June 12, 2019
1:00 – 2:30 PM EDT


Free Webinar 6-12-19: FEMA P-50 and FEMA P-50-1, Simplified Seismic Assessment and Retrofit Guidelines for Detached, Single-Family, Wood-Frame Dwellings 1

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Pacific

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USACE/Silver Jacket 2019 Spring issue of the BUZZ

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A MESSAGE FROM Jennifer Dunn, National Silver Jackets Program Manager:


Attached for your information and enjoyment is the 2019 Spring issue of the BUZZ, the Silver Jackets newsletter. Please read, use, and share with colleagues in flood risk management and related fields.

This issue presents an assortment of articles from different agencies and states on projects and topics that may be of interest to flood risk managers throughout the nation. A theme that runs through this issue is that of innovation, from the creation of the first territorial Silver Jackets team, to the use of virtual reality simulations for flood risk management education, to cutting-edge coastal research applications, to creative approaches for pulling together the efforts of many agencies in order to rebuild social and environmental resilience in a Tribal community beset by multiple hazards.  The issue presents five news articles plus two new recurring features:

*             Guam Establishes Nation’s First Territorial Silver Jackets Team
*             IMMERSED: A Flood Mitigation Virtual Reality Experience
*             Applying Cutting-Edge Research through the U.S. Coastal Research Program
*             Fighting Floods after Fire: Restoring the Watershed and Resilience of Santa Clara Pueblo
*             The Muddy River: Where Vitality Meets Flood Risk
*             Round the National Silver Jackets Table
*             Teaming Tip: Five Dynamics vs. Five Dysfunctions of Teams

“Round the National Silver Jackets Table” is a recurring feature that began last issue, and presents news from agencies participating in the National Silver Jackets Team.  Also in the last issue we published a brief “Teaming Tip”; this issue expands that nugget into a full article, complete with practical tips for actions to facilitate the teaming process and strengthen the relationships and productivity of existing teams. Upcoming issues will follow up with additional teaming tips and suggestions.

We are already gathering articles and content suggestions for our Summer and Fall issues.  We are looking for interesting case studies that include practical lessons learned, profiles of communities and watersheds and their unique flood risk management challenges, and features about useful tools and techniques, as well as more strategic “think pieces” that address broader themes and challenges of flood risk management but still provide concrete examples and actionable information.

If you have an idea for a BUZZ piece that could be useful and interesting for Silver Jackets team members, partners and colleagues, please send your ideas to our new editor, Tyson Vaughan, at Earl.T.Vaughan@usace.army.mil. In addition, please send him information about upcoming events including webinars, courses and conventions of interest to floodplain managers and the broader flood risk management community. The suspense date for article drafts for the Summer issue is July 3.

Jennifer Dunn
National Silver Jackets Program Manager

Bret Holt issues Announcement about FEMA’s Release of Podcast #38

On Wednesday, May 22nd, Brett Holt issued an announcement about FEMA’s release of Podcast #38:


A Message from Brett Holt, FEMA

—–Original Message—–

FROM: Holt, Brett <Brett.Holt@fema.dhs.gov>
DATE: Wed 5/22/2019 3:04 PM

Good afternoon –

We’re excited about today’s podcast highlighting the work of the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network. This is an engaging, inclusive network making advances in peer-to-peer learning that support the private sector, local government, tribes, states, schools, and the general public. We know that we can’t do this alone so let’s reach out to a friend or an acquaintance to find support and share lessons. Take a listen and share with all who would be interested!

Brett Holt
Stakeholder Relations at FEMA Region 10
Office of External Affairs

Private Sector · Associations · Academia · International Affairs · Limited English Proficiency

** You are receiving this message as you have been identified as a valuable external stakeholder by myself. If you do not wish to receive such updates in the future, please let me know.**


FEMA releases Podcast #38:
“Advancing Wildfire Resilience through the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network”
May 22, 2019

BOTHELL, Wash. – Today, FEMA released the podcast “Advancing Wildfire Resilience through the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network.” Since 2013, the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network (FAC Net) has connected and supported people and communities who are striving to live more safely with wildfire. FAC Net serves as a catalyst for spreading best practices and innovations in fire adaptation concepts nationwide.

FEMA Region 10 visited Ashland, Oregon, in April, interviewing members of FAC Net during its annual workshop. Michelle Medley-Daniel with the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network, Allie Lerch and Chris Chambers with Ashland Fire & Rescue, and Hilary Lundgren with the Washington Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network shared perspectives and experiences on successes, tools and growth of the network from eight to 24 communities.

Download this episode of the FEMA podcast at www.fema.gov/podcast. The FEMA podcast is available on Apple iTunes and Google Play to stream or download.

About the FEMA Podcast

The FEMA podcast is an audio program series available to anyone interested in learning more about the Agency, hearing about innovation in the field of emergency management, and listening to stories about communities and individuals recovering after disasters.

Approximately 20 to 30 minutes in length, new podcast episodes are updated weekly and each episode includes a link to its transcript.


FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.