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|Assessing Community Needs for Child Care||
The need for child care has been documented nationally through state and national efforts, publications, and demographic studies by public, private, and federal agencies and organizations that serve the interests of children and families.
|May 1, 2009||350-056|
|Best Management Practice Fact Sheet 10: Dry Swale||
A dry swale (DS) is a shallow, gently sloping channel with broad, vegetated, side slopes. Water flow is slowed by a series of check dams (see figure 1). A DS provides temporary storage, filtration, and infiltration of stormwater runoff. Dry swales function similarly to bioretention, and are comparable to wet swales; however, unlike a wet swale, a DS should remain dry during periods of no rainfall. A DS is an engineered best management practice (BMP) that is designed to reduce pollution through runoff reduction and pollutant removal and is part of a site’s stormwater treatment practice.
|Feb 27, 2012||426-129 (BSE-5)|
|Best Management Practice Fact Sheet 11: Wet Swale||
A wet swale (WS) is an engineered, best management practice (BMP) arranged in a straight line that is designed to reduce stormwater pollution. A WS consists of a shallow, gently sloping channel with broad, vegetated, side slopes and slow flows
|Feb 14, 2012||426-130 (BSE-4)|
|Best Management Practice Fact Sheet 12: Filtering Practices||
A stormwater filtering practice (FP) treats stormwater runoff by passing it through an engineered filter media consisting of either sand, gravel, organic matter, and/or a proprietary manufactured product, collecting it in an underdrain, and then discharging the effluent to a stormwater conveyance system.
|Feb 27, 2012||426-131 (BSE-19)|
|Best Management Practice Fact Sheet 14: Wet Ponds||Mar 15, 2012||426-133 (BSE-27)|
|Best Management Practice Fact Sheet 15: Extended Detention Ponds||Mar 2, 2012||426-134 (BSE-16)|
|Best Management Practice Fact Sheet 2: Sheet Flow to Open Space||Mar 2, 2012||426-121 (BSE-23)|
|Best Management Practice Fact Sheet 3: Grass Channels||Feb 21, 2012||426-122 (BSE-20)|
|Best Management Practice Fact Sheet 4: Soil Restoration||Mar 15, 2012||426-123 (BSE-24)|
|Best Management Practice Fact Sheet 5: Vegetated Roofs||Mar 15, 2012||426-124 (BSE-26)|
|Best Management Practice Fact Sheet 7: Permeable Pavement||Mar 2, 2012||426-126 (BSE-22)|
|Best Management Practice Fact Sheet 8: Infiltration Practices||Mar 2, 2012||426-127 (BSE-21)|
|Community Engagement: Successes in Virginia Communities||Oct 22, 2012||CV-22NP|
|Denitrification Management||Mar 27, 2013||BSE-54P|
|Denitrifying Bioreaders: An Emerging Best Management Practice to Improve Water Quality||Apr 12, 2013||BSE-55P|
|Extension Leadership Councils: Planning for Success||
An Extension Leadership Council (ELC) is a key ingredient for success in developing, implementing, and evaluating Extension programs that serve the local community. This publication offers practical guidelines and resources for successfully engaging a local ELC. Contents include council responsibilities, criteria for membership, a sample position description, focus topics for regular meetings, and a template for meeting agendas.
|Mar 25, 2010||490-394|
|FACILITATION SERIES: Facilitating Group Discussions Generating & Narrowing Ideas and Planning for Implementation||
Facilitators use a variety of tools to guide
|Mar 2, 2012||CV-7|
|FACILITATION SERIES: The Dynamics of Group Decision Making||
Facilitators use a variety of tools to guide
|Mar 2, 2012||CV-8|
|Facilitation Series: The Things Facilitators Say . . .||
There are times when a facilitator pauses a group in its discussion to allow the group to reflect
|Feb 16, 2012||CV-6|
|Foundations for a Successful Farmers Market||
Starting a farmers market is a challenging task with numerous issues to be tackled and activities to sequence. While generating a customer and vendor base is clearly fundamental to the successful establishment of a farmers market, there are also key administrative foundations that should be established if the market is to get off on the right foot and have long-term viability.
|Apr 27, 2010||448-502|
|How Do Stream Buffers Reduce the Offsite Impact of Pollution?||Jul 30, 2012||BSE-38P|
|MANAGING LEGAL LIABILITY SERIES: Conducting the Liability Assessment||Jul 27, 2012||CV-18NP|
|MANAGING LEGAL LIABILITY SERIES: How Much Liability Insurance Coverage Should I Have?||Jul 27, 2012||CV-17NP|
|MANAGING LEGAL LIABILITY SERIES: Insurance Factsheet||Jul 27, 2012||CV-16NP|
|MANAGING LEGAL LIABILITY SERIES: Questions to Ask when compairing insurance coverage||Jul 30, 2012||CV-19NP|
|MANAGING LEGAL LIABILITY SERIES: Sources of Insurance||Dec 10, 2012||CV-26NP||
|MANAGING LEGAL LIABILITY SERIES: Virginia Attorneys: Members of the American Agricultural Law Association||Jul 30, 2012||CV-20NP|
|MANAGING LEGAL LIABILITY SERIES: Workers' Compensation & Vendor Liability for Farmers' Market Owners and Operators||Oct 29, 2012||CV-24NP|
|Managing Liability||Jan 30, 2013||CV-25P|
|NONPROFIT BOARD LEADERSHIP: Understanding the Role of a Board Member||
You have decided to say yes and accept the invitation to serve on the board of directors for a nonprofit
|Mar 7, 2012||CV-9|
|Powell River Project - Reclaiming Mined Lands as Industrial Sites||
With the decline of coal-mining jobs in Virginia’s coalfields, availability of local employment in high-wage industries is a major concern. One factor that hinders high-wage manufacturing industries from locating in the coalfield region is a shortage of suitable industrial sites. In some cases, coal surface mines can create sites suitable for industry as a post-mining land use while meeting all Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) requirements.
|Dec 2, 2009||460-132|
|Powell River Project - Stabilizing Reclaimed Mines to Support Buildings and Development||
Land-use constraints hinder economic activity in the Virginia coalfield region; the lack of flat land hinders infrastructure construction, industrial recruitment, and business development. Reclaimed coal mines are widely discussed as potential development sites, but modern reclamation rarely prepares mined areas for building-support purposes. This publication describes mine-stabilization procedures that can be employed for developing reclaimed mine areas for building construction.
This publication outlines general concepts and guidelines. Parties seeking to construct buildings on any mined area should engage the services of a professional engineer.
|Dec 2, 2009||460-130|
|Preparing for an Emergency: The Smart Thing to Do||
Preparing for emergencies is not new. Your grandparents probably have extra supplies, such as: soap and shampoo in the bathroom closets, onions and potatoes stored in the basement, and canned goods on pantry shelves in their home. They understood the value of having a little extra on hand in case of emergencies.
|May 26, 2011||3104-1590|
|The Virginia GIS County Data Series||
The Virginia GIS (geographic information system) County Data Series is part of an effort by the Virginia Geospatial Extension Program to facilitate increased awareness of and access to geospatial products and services by educators, local governments, state agencies, and other entities. This extensive collection of GIS data provides some of the most up-to-date and accurate framework data available.
|May 1, 2009||303-104|
|Understanding Virginia’s Planning Commissions||Dec 20, 2011||CV-2|
|Urban Forestry Issues||May 1, 2009||420-180|
|Urban Stormwater: Terms and Definitions||Mar 28, 2012||426-119 (BSE-15)|
|Value, Benefits, and Costs of Urban Trees||May 1, 2009||420-181|
|Virginia Master Naturalist||Jul 1, 2011||465-300|