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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Enviro-Events Calendar for September 16-17, 2017



Environmental seminars, forums, education, networking and social opportunities in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York & Delaware 

For free publication, e-mail send your event info to: editor@enviropolitics.com  





September 16, 2017            
Natural Lands' Music Without Walls presents
Roots and Bluestems 
4 to 7 p.m. (gates open at 3:30)
(Rain or shine) Stroud Preserve
454 North Creek Road, West Chester, PA 19382
Event includes craft beer donated by Victory Brewing Company. Each ticket holder will receive two free beers; additional beer will be available for purchase along with food truck fare. Tickets are $30 per Natural Lands member or $40 per non-member and can be purchased online (natlands.org/rootsandbluestems) or by phone at 610-353-5587, ext. 221. (Not a member yet? Join at natlands.org/membership.)


September 17, 2017
Autumn with the Animals
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
4 Sawmill Road
Medford, NJ 08055
There will be fun for everyone at the much-anticipated festival at the Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge. Children and adults of all ages can enjoy wildlife programs, live music, nature hikes, child friendly games, crafts, food, canoeing and much more! Tickets can be purchased on-site at the festival at $8 for Cedar Run members and $10 for all others. Sponsorships are available. All funds raised will support Cedar Run’s wildlife rehabilitation, STEM-based education programs, and habitat preservation. For more information, contact Penney Busichio, Cedar Run Donor Relations Manager, 856-983-3329 x 102, penney.busichio@CedarRun.org. More at www.CedarRun.org.



September 19, 2017
SENSE (Student Environmental Network for a Sustainable Earth will convene a presentation and discussion on the topic of Recycling   6:30 p.m. 
Edison Room (3rd Floor) of the Edison Municipal Complex
100 Municipal Boulevard  Edison, NJ 08817.
Janet Pellichero, Recycling Coordinator of Princeton, NJ is the invited guest speaker. SENSE is an active partner of the Edison Sustainable Jersey Green Team (ESJGT). For further information as to this SENSE/ESJGT event, please contact Esther Barkin at contact@njSENSE.org.


September 19, 2017
South Jersey Seed Circle Library Seed Saving Demonstration
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Collingswood Public Library, 771 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08108.
Learn how to save seeds. Covered will be the three basic methods of processing seeds:
dry, wet, & fermentation. You are welcome to bring any mature, ripe fruit or seed pod
if you choose. We will gladly accept any seeds that you would like to donate to the
library. The seed lending library will be open and available. Please stop by to borrow
some seeds for your garden. There will be knowledgeable people on hand to answer
questions relating to care for your seeds. Free and open to the public. To find out what
supplies you should bring with you for the seed saving demo, email us
at sjseeds@gmofreenj.com


September 20, 2017
New Jersey Highlands Plan Amendment Procedure
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Silas Condict County Park – The “Casino”
100 Kinnelon Road, Kinnelon, NJ 07405
This is the third of six public hearings to solicit public comment on the draft Procedure for Considering Proposals to Amend the Highlands Regional Master Plan (“Procedure”). The Highlands Council has directed that public hearings be conducted before it considers adoption of the Procedure as an addendum to the Highlands Regional Master Plan (“RMP”), which is required before the Council can consider and adopt any other amendments to the RMP arising out of the Monitoring Program Recommendation Report, which was released for public comment on July 11, 2017. A copy of the draft Procedure can be found on the Highlands Council website (www.nj.gov/njhighlands). Members of the public are invited to attend to provide comments on the draft Procedure. No pre-registration is required, but space is limited. Attendees will be asked to sign in. Any schedule change will be announced on the Council’s website.


September 20, 2017 

New Jersey Highlands Plan Amendment Procedure
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Department of Land Preservation, County of Warren
Pollution Control Financing Authority Bldg. – lower level
500 Mount Pisgah Avenue, Oxford, NJ 07863

This is the fourth of six public hearings to solicit public comment on the draft Procedure for Considering Proposals to Amend the Highlands Regional Master Plan (“Procedure”). The Highlands Council has directed that public hearings be conducted before it considers adoption of the Procedure as an addendum to the Highlands Regional Master Plan (“RMP”), which is required before the Council can consider and adopt any other amendments to the RMP arising out of the Monitoring Program Recommendation Report, which was released for public comment on July 11, 2017. A copy of the draft Procedure can be found on the Highlands Council website (www.nj.gov/njhighlands). Members of the public are invited to attend to provide comments on the draft Procedure. No pre-registration is required, but space is limited. Attendees will be asked to sign in. Any schedule change will be announced on the Council’s website.


September 24-26, 2017
Climate Ride: Red White and Blue Ridge This 3-day, 200 + mile cycling adventure takes you from the scenic and historic Blue Ridge Parkway to the US Capitol in Washington, DC. You’ll then have the chance to meet with your representatives to make your voice heard. Participants must fund-raise a minimum of $2000 for a nonprofit working hard for bike advocacy, conservation or sustainability. You pick the benefiting organization and Climate Ride staff will help you achieve your fundraising goal! Experience the thrill of touring by bicycle with a community united by their passion for sustainability, conservation and bicycles. Registration is now open! Learn more at www.climateride.org/events or email info@climateride.org.


September 25, 2017 

New Jersey Highlands Plan Amendment Procedure

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
1st Floor Public Hearing Room
401 E. State Street, Trenton, NJ 08625
This is the fifth of six public hearings to solicit public comment on the draft Procedure for Considering Proposals to Amend the Highlands Regional Master Plan (“Procedure”). The Highlands Council has directed that public hearings be conducted before it considers adoption of the Procedure as an addendum to the Highlands Regional Master Plan (“RMP”), which is required before the Council can consider and adopt any other amendments to the RMP arising out of the Monitoring Program Recommendation Report, which was released for public comment on July 11, 2017. A copy of the draft Procedure can be found on the Highlands Council website (www.nj.gov/njhighlands). Members of the public are invited to attend to provide comments on the draft Procedure. No pre-registration is required, but space is limited. Attendees will be asked to sign in. Any schedule change will be announced on the Council’s website.



September 25-26, 2017

New Brunswick, NJ (Rutgers University)
Contact:  Suzanne Hills, 848-932-7234suzanne.hills@rutgers.edu
This course begins with a brief introduction to wetland plant characteristics and the easy-to-use keys in the instructor's book - "Field Guide to Tidal Wetland Plants of the Northeastern U.S. and Neighboring Canada." The book covers over 500 plants found in saline and freshwater wetlands across the region. The rest of the course is field-oriented with hands-on learning to recognize the characteristic plants of tidal wetlands in the Mid-Atlantic region. Students work in small groups to use the keys to identify plants. Field exercises begin with trips to local salt marshes, then to brackish marshes, and end in a slightly brackish marsh where many plants common to the region's freshwater wetlands can be found. More information here

New Brunswick, NJ (Rutgers University)
Contact: Suzanne Hills, 848-932-7234suzanne.hills@rutgers.edu
This class serves as an introduction to the fundamentals of functional design and provides the means to rapidly assess the distribution of hydrology on your site and create useable hydrographs for presentation of your wetland design. Building on the student's understanding of wetland functions, this course will also guide you through the many factors required to plan and design a functional wetland. Through classroom lessons and field training at a constructed wetland complex, learn "real world" applications with an emphasis on two key components that drive success: DDT (depth, duration & timing) of site hydrology and the landscape position. More information here 


September 26, 2017 

New Jersey Highlands Plan Amendment Procedure

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Hopatcong Municipal Building
111 River Styx Road, Hopatcong, NJ 07843

This is the sixth of six public hearings to solicit public comment on the draft Procedure for Considering Proposals to Amend the Highlands Regional Master Plan (“Procedure”). The Highlands Council has directed that public hearings be conducted before it considers adoption of the Procedure as an addendum to the Highlands Regional Master Plan (“RMP”), which is required before the Council can consider and adopt any other amendments to the RMP arising out of the Monitoring Program Recommendation Report, which was released for public comment on July 11, 2017. A copy of the draft Procedure can be found on the Highlands Council website (www.nj.gov/njhighlands). Members of the public are invited to attend to provide comments on the draft Procedure. No pre-registration is required, but space is limited. Attendees will be asked to sign in. Any schedule change will be announced on the Council’s website.


September 27, 2017

"Composting" presented by Rutgers Master Gardeners of Camden County. 
Camden County Parks Environmental Center
1301 Park Blvd., Cherry Hill, NJ  08002 
Sign-in at 6:30 p.m., talk starts promptly at 7 p.m.
Learn how to have successful backyard compost, the importance of it for the environment and brown vs. green composting. Becki Szkotak, Program Associate, will be the speaker.  Fee is $10 per household.  Checks can be mailed to the office payable to Master Gardeners of Camden County. Attention: Becki Szkotak.  





October 5, 2017
NJ Sustainable Business Initiative "Sustainability and Changing Markets"
1 to 4 p.m.
Deirdre Imus Environmental Center of Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack, NJ.
A tour of HackensackUMC at 1 p.m. will be led by Kyle Tafuri, Director of Sustainability for Hackensack Meridian Health. The regular meeting portion will begin at 2:00 pm with a welcome from Bob Kettig of the Bureau of Energy and Sustainability (NJDEP). The featured presentations will be by Kyle Tafuri of Hackensack Meridian Health and Andrew Herrera of Hackensack UMC’s Green Team. The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session and the meeting will adjourn at 4 pm 
We are using Eventbrite to keep the list of attendees up-to-date and organized. As always the meetings are 100% free and you DO NOT have to print and bring your ticket.
Please RSVP using this Eventbrite link.


October 11, 2017 
New Brunswick, NJ (Rutgers University)
Contact: Suzanne Hills, 848-932-7234suzanne.hills@rutgers.edu
In this one-day combination classroom and field course, a nationally recognized wetlands expert will review the skills you need to identify freshwater wetlands and their boundaries and introduce you to wetland plant identification and soil recognition. You will learn: 
• Why wetlands are important
• How they differ
• What indicators are used for wetland identification
• About the current regulations in New Jersey
You'll also find out how to access and use government maps in order to identify wetlands on your property, on lands you may be interested in purchasing or on properties on which you conduct environmental, landscaping or other site development or remediation work. You'll even get you a simple introduction to the practice of wetland delineation (the technical skill of determining a wetlands precise boundaries) --- all in one dayMore information here 


October 19, 2017
New Jersey Highlands Council
4 p.m.
100 North Road, Route 513
Chester, New Jersey.
Agendas and related materials will be posted on the Council’s website 




October 20, 2017

Waste Management Training For LSRPs & Site Remediation Professionals

Montclair, NJ (Montclair State University)
Contact:  Julianne Mosolgo, 973-842-7720mosolgo@cpesmontclair.com
This one-day course is designed to provide professionals with the tools and understanding needed to navigate the complexities of waste management while avoiding the confusion and faulty interpretations that can lead to regulatory pitfalls. http://cpesmontclair.com/




October 23, 2017

New Brunswick, NJ (Rutgers University)
Contact: Carol Broccoli, 848-932-7207broccoli@njaes.rutgers.edu
Green infrastructure stormwater management is widely promoted by state and federal agencies as the proper way to control, treat and reduce stormwater runoff and its associated problems. However, there are challenges to correctly designing, constructing and maintaining these "advanced stormwater management systems." These challenges often lead to failures or conditions that compromise the functionality of such BMPs, fostering a reluctance to adopt green infrastructure stormwater management techniques for either new development or redevelopment projects. This course focuses on the proper design, construction and maintenance of various green infrastructure stormwater BMPs, offering a number of actual constructed systems to support their feasibility and applicability in different development settings. More information here

November 2, 2017
New Jersey WasteWise Business Network    
9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
New Jersey Forensic Science Technology Center Auditorium
1200 Negron Drive, Hamilton, NJ 08691 (Mercer County).
9:30 a.m   Welcome and Update – Steve Rinaldi, WasteWise Chair, NJDEP, Bureau of Energy and Sustainability
9:40 a.m.  The New Jersey Sustainable Business Registry – Helaine Barr, NJDEP, Bureau of Energy and Sustainability 
9:50 a.m.  “Upcycled” Products and Event Recycling Strategies – Renee Hansen, Founder, Hipcycle Upcycled Products and Spinfish Event Solutions 
10:20 a.m.  Contamination of the Recycling Stream and the “Recycle Often, Recycle Right” Educational Campaign – Representative from Waste Management, Inc.
10:50 a.m.  Break
11:05 a.m. Zero Waste Strategies and Certification -  Sue Beets-Atkinson, Zero Waste Advisory Council Chair, Green Business Certification Inc.
11:45 a.m.  Campbell Soup Company’s Appetizing Waste Reduction and Recycling Program – Michael E. Downs, Environmental Sustainability Analyst, Campbell Soup Company
12:15 p.m.          Adjourn/Networking/Open Discussion
Please feel free to forward this email to anyone that you believe might be interested in attending the meeting, whether they work for your company or organization or work outside your company or organization.  No fee to attend this meeting or any of our meetings!  Note:  Those individuals who are NJ Certified Recycling Professionals will earn 2.5 recertification credits for attending this meeting! Note:  GPS and Driving Directions  – If for some reason, your GPS does not recognize 1200 Negron Drive in Hamilton, NJ, 08691, please try Horizon Drive, Hamilton NJ 08691.  The facility is in the Horizon Center on Rt. 130. Please RSVP to Steven Rinaldi at Steven.Rinaldi@dep.nj.gov


November 3, 2017

Regulatory Training In Underground Storage Tanks

Montclair, NJ (Montclair State University)
Contact:  Julianne Mosolgo, 973-842-7720mosolgo@cpesmontclair.com
Stay current with New Jersey's UST regulatory requirements and help your company and clients avoid costly penalties and fines.  This NJDEP approved course fulfills the NJDEP course requirement for regulatory training and must be taken within one year prior to renewal. http://cpesmontclair.com/


November 4, 2017
5K Run/Walk for Recycling
Association of NJ Recyclers

Family friendly event
Prizes for top-three
male & female runners
USATF- certified course
Duke Island Park
Old York Road
Bridgewater, NJ
Registration/T-Shirt pickup: 8 a.m.
Run/Walk: 9 a.m.
Register: https://raceroster.com/12549
More info at: 908-722-7575
Or email us at: anjr.net






November 9, 2017
GIS Data Submittal Requirements & Application of NJ-GEOWEB for the LSRP

Montclair, NJ (Montclair State University)
Contact:  Julianne Mosolgo, 973-842-7720mosolgo@cpesmontclair.com
This half-day interactive computer workshop is team taught by NJDEPs Site Remediation Waste Management Program (SRWMP) GIS staff and explores SRWMP GIS data submittal requirements, common problems encountered with these submittals and the various GIS layers created and maintained by SRWMP.  
http://cpesmontclair.com/


November 17, 2017

New Jersey Real Estate & Corporate Transactions: The Role of the LSRP and the Attorney
Montclair, NJ (Montclair State University)
Contact:  Julianne Mosolgo, 973-842-7720mosolgo@cpesmontclair.comIn this morning session you will learn about what due diligence to perform in your purchase and sale transactions and methods for dealing with environmental issues that may arise with an emphasis on how the environmental professionals facilitate the transaction.   http://cpesmontclair.com/



November 17, 2017
Mandatory Ethics Credits for Licensed Site Remediation Professionals

Montclair, NJ (Montclair State University)
Contact:  Julianne Mosolgo, 973-842-7720mosolgo@cpesmontclair.com
This half-day afternoon program is specifically designed to satisfy the requirements of the Board Rules (NJAC 7:26I-4.4b.1) and will educate an LSRP on the differences between ethical and unethical behavior as they apply to obligations within SRRA. The course will be instructed by notable LSRPs and environmental attorneys well versed in the workings and requirements of the Site Remediation Program in NJ.  http://cpesmontclair.com/

November 29, 2017
Remediation of Emerging Contaminants: Trends In Science & Regulations
Bordentown, NJ (Eco-Complex)
Contact:  Julianne Mosolgo, 973-842-7720mosolgo@cpesmontclair.com
This program will provide a comprehensive look at the latest developments regarding Emerging Contaminants, including their characterization and current developments in remediation. http://cpesmontclair.com/


December 1, 2017
LSRP Obligations, Requirements & Use Of Professional Judgment

Montclair, NJ (Montclair State University)
Contact:  Julianne Mosolgo, 973-842-7720mosolgo@cpesmontclair.com
This course will examine the legal and regulatory requirements of LSRPs, the opportunities to use professional judgment, and will explore cases where professional judgment was employed. A panel of LSRPs, attorneys, and NJDEP representatives will give their views on the appropriate use of professional judgment.  http://cpesmontclair.com/



December 1, 2017
Save the Date - Details to come








December 7, 2017
Ecological Risk Assessment for Site Remediation

Montclair, NJ (Montclair State University)
Contact:  Julianne Mosolgo, 973-842-7720mosolgo@cpesmontclair.com
This program will provide a concise overview of ecological risk assessment (ERA) as it applies to site remediation. Students will be walked through the tiered ERA process, including the screening level Ecological Evaluation (EE) and baseline ERA as outlined in the NJDEP and USEPA guidance. http://cpesmontclair.com/



December 7, 2017
New Jersey Highlands Council
4 p.m.
100 North Road, Route 513
Chester, New Jersey.
Agendas and related materials will be posted on the Council’s website




December 8, 2017
Technical & Regulatory Aspects of Remediating Environmentally Sensitive Areas

Montclair, NJ (Montclair State University)
Contact:  Julianne Mosolgo, 973-842-7720mosolgo@cpesmontclair.com
Learn how to clean up an environmentally sensitive area in a cost-effective and efficient manner. Students will be taught how to select the proper remedial method based on the source of the contaminant, practicability, cost, intrusiveness, and long-term effectiveness.  http://cpesmontclair.com/



January 22-23, 2018
New Brunswick, NJ (Rutgers University)
Contact: Suzanne Hills, 848-932-7234suzanne.hills@rutgers.edu
This 2-day course gives you the opportunity to increase your wetland expertise by learning to identify vegetation during the winter months! Through a combination of classroom and field training, nationally recognized wetland expert Ralph Tiner will give you the tools to gain a competitive edge in the field of wetland delineation all year long.
By examining criteria such as bark, twigs, and other leafless characteristics, you'll learn how to positively identify wetland plants even when winter conditions eliminate leaves as a distinguishing feature. More information here 




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