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Friday, July 22, 2016

Enviro-Events Calendar for July 22, 2016




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

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July 23, 2016 
4-H Chicken Keepers Symposium   
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Camden County Cooperative Extension Office

1301 Park Boulevard, Cherry Hill, NJ
The State 4-H Small Animal Advisory Council will host a Chicken Keepers Symposium for urban & small flock chicken keepers, 4-H & FFA members, and anyone thinking about getting chickens or starting a flock.  Topics that will be covered during the symposium include:  The Basics of Chicken Keeping; Urban Chicken Keeping:  Know the Rules; Youth & Poultry - A Wonderful Combo!; The Most Common Chicken Keeping Mistakes; How the Hen Lays Eggs & Why She Stops; and Poultry Nutrition – The Basics & Myths Debunked. Registration fee of $30 includes lunch and program supplies.  Pre-registration is required by July 11.  Registration information is available at: http://nj4h.rutgers.edu/smallanimals/chicken-keepers/ For more information or questions, contact Jeannette Rea-Keywood, State 4-H Agent, Department of 4-H Youth Development, Rutgers Cooperative Extension at 609-898-0928 ext. 11 or Dr. Brigid McCrea, State Poultry Specialist for Cooperative Extension, Delaware State University at 302-857-6432. The 4-H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, a unit of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station.  4-H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades K-13(one year out of high school), on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, marital status, domestic partnership status, military service, veteran status and any other category protected by law. For more information about the New Jersey 4-H Program, administered by Rutgers Cooperative Extension visit the website at http://nj4h.rutgers.edu.






July 23, 2016
Undercover Critters of the River at Pier 68
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Pier 68 Philadelphia Waterfront
End of Pier 70 Boulevard,
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Turtles and fish and ducks, oh my! The Delaware River is home to an amazing array of animals thriving amidst a bustling urban environment. With shells, fins, or feathers, river critters feature fascinating adaptations to help them survive their watery homes. Natural Lands Trust staff and volunteers will be on hand to guide interactive experiences.
Eileen McDonnell
Photo by Eileen McDonnell, member
In the last five years, Natural Lands Trust has worked with partners to preserve more than 420 acres in Philadelphia, helping to ensure open space access to urban residents and visitors. Explore our recently renovated Pier 68, which Natural Lands Trust acquired in 2012 working in partnership with the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, and experience nature thriving in the city.
Event is free. Registration required to reserve your spot. Please complete and submit the secure, on-line registration form on our website(https://natlands.org/event/undercover-critters-pier-68-2016-0723/), or call 610-353-5587 ext. 221



July 24, 2016
On the eve of the Democratic National Convention, July 24th, in Philadelphia thousands will march for action to demand our country transition to cleaner energy.  The Pinelands Preservation Alliance is one of hundreds of organizations endorsing this important event. Join the March for a Clean Energy Revolution!  Learn more and sign up here. Use this link to find transportation near you. There are over 15 buses, train, and car pools filling with people leaving from around New Jersey and dozens more from across the country, including a group traveling all the way from California!


 




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July 25-28, 2016
Democratic National Convention
Wells Fargo Center

South Philadelphia


July 25, 2016
Jersey Water Works Membership Meeting

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
New Jersey City University School of Business
Jersey City, NJ
Don't miss this chance to learn about national trends that affect a sustainable water future for New Jersey; engage in the work of the collaborative; and weigh in on key water issues for gubernatorial candidates. The meeting is open to supporting members and those interested in becoming members.Opening remarks by former NJ Governor Christine Todd Whitman. Keynote Address by Howard M. Neukrug, Senior Fellow, U.S. Water Alliance; Former Commissioner,Philadelphia Water Department. Full Agenda Register


July 26, 2016
EBC Roundtable
8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
(New Location)
McCarter & English, LLP
Four Gateway Center
100 Mulberry Street, Newark
, NJ
The EBC Environmental Roundtable meets every other month to discuss relevant environmental issues, regulatory changes and new developments that may impact our members provided by our sub-committees which focus on: Regulatory Affairs, Brownfields & Site Remediation, Natural Resource Damages, Water, Air, Environmental Technology, Sustainability, Energy, Enforcement & OSHA News and Regulations. 
Register here!



July 30, 2016
Fairy Festival Finds Its Wings
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Watershed Reserve
31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, NJ
 
The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed will hold their annual Fairy Festival, a whimsical family event aimed at connecting children (up to 10 years old) with nature in a fun way.
  Already well-known for celebrating butterflies, the Watershed Association has added fairies to its list of winged creatures worthy of their own special celebration. “We will dance around the may pole, make magical crafts, and play fairy games.  Children will welcome our mystical friends by building fairy houses in Honey Suckle Hollow and splashing in the stream with the Waters Sprites,” said Alison Novobilsky, teacher- naturalist at the Watershed and this year’s festival organizer.  Fairy Finery is encouraged to help celebrate this fun event. The entry fee is $10 per person and children under three are free.  Fee includes all activities and light refreshments. Registration is requested but not required.  To register, visit thewatershed.org or call 609-737-3735.



July 30, 2016
Moth Night at Hildacy Farm Preserve
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Hildacy Farm Preserve

1031 Palmers Mill Road
Media, PA 19063
National Moth Week celebrates the beauty, life cycles, and habitats of moths. Moths are often overlooked for their beauty and importance because they are active when we are all sleeping. Join Tanya Dapkey, University of Pennsylvania entomologist, and participate in a citizen science project to help other scientists learn more about these misunderstood insects. Bring a high-quality camera to participate in the project, if you’d like.
Joe Vinton, 7-11-13
Photo by Joe Vinton, staff member
We will bait trees, and visit a light station to attract nighttime wildlife, especially moths. Dress for the weather and mosquitoes with long sleeves and bug spray; don’t forget your hat. Some flashlights will be provided. You can also join in on a night hike to search for other nocturnal insects. Fun for the whole family! Event is FREE. Please pre-register by submitting the on-line form on our website (https://natlands.org/event/moth-night-hildacy-2016-0730/), or call 610-353-5587 ext. 221 to let us know you are coming.


July-August 2016
American Littoral Society
Summertime Coast Camp
Barnegat Bay and Sandy Hook, NJ

Barnegat Bay Coast Camp 

July 18th - 22nd
July 25th - 29th
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Maris Stella Retreat Center
7201 Long Beach Blvd, Harvey Cedars
$250 per camper per week
Students entering grades 5-8

Sandy Hook Coast Camp 

August 8th - 12th
9 a.m .- 2 p.m.
American Littoral Society HQ
18 Hartshorne Dr.
Highlands, NJ
$250 per camper per week
Students entering grades 5-8Sitting at a PC or reading a book can develop interest, but standing in the surf with a horseshoe crab will ignite passion. Join us for a week of educational fun that includes seining, marine life identification, surf fishing, crabbing, birding, shelling, field journaling, plankton study, coastal botany, and understanding nature through art. STEM-oriented lessons will enhance school studies. Let the American Littoral Society kindle your child's desire to learn about the coast. $250 per student  For more information or to register: click here or call 732-291-0055.


August 4, 2016  Cancelled
NJ Highlands Credit Bank
Please take notice that the meeting of the Highlands Development Credit Bank scheduled for Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 4:00 pm has been cancelled. A copy of this notice is available online:
www.nj.gov/njhighlands/about/calend/2016_meetings/hdc/aug_bank_mtg_cancel.pdf



August 17, 2016

FLOOD HAZARD AREA CONTROL ACT RULES: THE OVERVIEW
Revised to Reflect June 2016 Amendments & Now Approved for LSRP Credits8 A M- 3:30 PM 
Montclair State University
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences Bldg.
30 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ
This one-day seminar presents a detailed overview of New Jersey's Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules that were adopted by NJDEP on June 20, 2016These rules represent the most stringent statewide flood mitigation and stream-corridor protection standards in the country. NJDEP instructors, including Vince Mazzei, PE, author of these rules, will discuss the flood hazard area program in detail and answer questions regarding technical issues and regulatory requirements involved in obtaining NJDEP permits.


August 20, 2016
Annual Fluke Tagging Trip 
7 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Atlantic Highlands, Municipal Marina
2 Simon Lake Drive
Atlantic Highlands, NJ 
Cost: $75 per angler (includes boat, all tackle, bait, and tags)
Join Jeff Dement, Fish Tagging Director for the American Littoral Society
on a day of fishing and tagging. For experienced taggers and novices alike.
If you've never tagged fish before, this is a great opportunity to learn from 
experienced taggers. Space is limited. Contact Jeff Dement for reservations
and information. Place on the oat is secured when payment is received. 
E:mail: jeff@littoralsociety.org Phone: (732)-291-0055 X106


September 9, 2016

American Littoral Society's End of The Summer Party
North Beach, Sandy Hook
HighlandsNJ 07732
Join us for this very special evening on the beach, under the stars to benefit the American Littoral Society as we work together to care for Sandy Hook and our Coast. Enjoy a cocktail reception featuring a raw bar and passed hors d'oeuvres, a seafood dinner, grilled buffet, specialty salads, and assorted desserts, all while listening to a live band! Casual Attire. Tickets start at $150 and must be reserved beforehand. For more information, please call (732)291-0055 for questions and ticket reservations.



September 16, 2016
GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES
8 AM- 4 PM
Montclair State University
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences Bldg.
30 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ
With the expanding regulatory push to decrease stormwater volume and improve stormwater quality, increasing attention is being given to the use of green infrastructure stormwater management techniques.  While growing popular, these techniques are often misapplied, improperly designed or inadequately maintained. This innovative one-day class will explore those techniques being implemented on an increasingly frequent basis throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.



September 26, 2016
GIS DATA SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS & APPLICATION OF NJ-GEOWEB FOR THE LSRP:
A HANDS-ON COMPUTER WORKSHOP 
8 AM- 12 PM
Montclair State University
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences Bldg.
30 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ
This half-day interactive computer workshop is team taught by NJDEPs Site Remediation Waste Management Program (SRWMP) GIS staff and includes a lecture portion that will address SRWMP GIS data submittal requirements, common problems encountered with these submittals and the various GIS layers created and maintained by SRWMP.  Information and hands-on learning will enable licensed site remediation professionals (LSRPs) and other environmental professionals to provide required submissions to the department consistent with NJDEP's rules and guidance. The interactive portion explores the popular NJ-GeoWeb mapping application as it relates to site remediation activities.  Learn how to locate areas of interest, view and interact with NJDEP's GIS data, and query related environmental information.  In addition, attendees will work with ArcExplorer, a free GIS mapping software from ESRI to demonstrate how to create basic GIS data deliverables for submittal to SRWMP
September 27, 2016
A Conversation with Rachel Sussman 

6:00 p.m.
Temple Contemporary
2001 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Artist Rachel Sussman opens Visualizing Sustainability with a discussion of her practice, which has been categorized as “the missing science of biological longevity.” Her ongoing research on our changing climate offers a global perspective on the interrelationship between geologic time and contemporary efforts of building an environmentally sustainable future.Temple University’s 2016­2017 Visualizing Sustainability series engages tangible, interdisciplinary, practices that impact our environment. Seeing Stories: Visualizing Sustainable Citizenship is co-­curated by Temple Contemporary, Temple University’s Of ice of Sustainability, and Temple University Libraries, along with faculty from the Tyler School of Art, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Center for the Cinematic and Performing Arts.


September 29, 2016
Mireya Loza on the Bracero Program, Migration, and Political History 

2:30 p.m., Temple University
Paley Library Lecture Hall
1210 Polett Walk, Ground Floor
Mireya Loza, curator at the Smithsonian Museum of American History, discusses the Bracero Program (1942­1964), the largest guest worker initiative in U.S. history. Loza's most recent publication, Defiant Braceros: How Migrant Workers Fought for Racial, Sexual, and Political Freedom (University of North Carolina Press), has been widely lauded as the most comprehensive and extensive historical publication on Braceros and the Bracero Program. Temple University’s 2016­2017 Visualizing Sustainability series engages tangible, interdisciplinary, practices that impact our environment. Seeing Stories: Visualizing Sustainable Citizenship is co­curated by Temple Contemporary, Temple University’s Of ice of Sustainability, and Temple University Libraries, along with faculty from the Tyler School of Art, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Center for the Cinematic and Performing Arts.


September 30, 2016

CIANJ HOT TOPIC SEMINAR SERIES
 
8:30 AM– 1 PM
Montclair State University
University Hall
30 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ
Networking Lunch Included!
Learn about the ever changing environmental issues that affect your business an bottom dollar.  Attendees will gain a better understanding of the current trends, technical advances and regulatory updates in this half-day interactive credit bearing seminar that is taught by NJ’s top environmental experts.  Sponsorship opportunities are available for this program.
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September 30, 2016
Curating Digital History with Mireya Loza 

Noon, Temple University
Digital Scholarship Center
1210 Polett Walk, Ground Floor
Mireya Loza demonstrates curating and archiving digital history, using the Smithsonian's Bracero History Archive. This archive collects, interprets, and makes available oral histories, objects, and articfacts related to the Bracero Program, which brought millions of Mexican agricultural workers to work in more than half of the states in America.Temple University’s 2016­2017 Visualizing Sustainability series engages tangible, interdisciplinary, practices that impact our environment. Seeing Stories: Visualizing Sustainable Citizenship is co­curated by Temple Contemporary, Temple University’s Of ice of Sustainability, and Temple University Libraries, along with faculty from the Tyler School of Art, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Center for the Cinematic and Performing Art


October 3, 2016
Bird and Bird Habitat Tour 

5:30 PM Meet at Temple Contemporary
2001 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, Pa
Tours take place throughout campus Keith Russell of the Pennsylvania Audubon Society leads a tour of campus bird habitat and pollinator plants; he will explain what attracts birds to campus and how to make it safer for them during their travel. Temple University’s 2016-­2017 Visualizing Sustainability series engages tangible, interdisciplinary, practices that impact our environment. Seeing Stories: Visualizing Sustainable Citizenship is co-­curated by Temple Contemporary, Temple University’s Of ice of Sustainability, and Temple University Libraries, along with faculty from the Tyler School of Art, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Center for the Cinematic and Performing Art



October 14, 2016
LSRP OBLIGATIONS, REQUIREMENTS & USE OF PROFESSIONAL JUDGMENT
8:30 AM - 4 PM
Montclair State University
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences Bldg.
30 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ
The Site Remediation Reform Act law allows for LSRP to issue variances from the Technical Requirements for Site Remediation and also allows the LSRP to employ alternatives to those detailed in Department Technical Guidance. This approach allows greater flexibility in determining how sites are investigated and remediated. This full-day course will examine the legal and regulatory requirements, the opportunities to use professional judgment, and examine 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.
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October 20, 2016

REGULATORY TRAINING IN UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS
8 AM- 4 PM Montclair State University
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences Bldg.
30 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ
If you are becoming UST certified for the first time or if your certification is in need of renewal, this class is for you! Stay current with New Jersey's UST regulatory requirements and help your company and clients avoid costly penalties and fines.  The NJDEP requires professionals who work on USTs to be trained, certified/recertified every three (3) years. This NJDEP approved course fulfills the NJDEP course requirement for regulatory training and must be taken within one year prior to renewal. Professional engineers and plumbing contractors, exempt from the certification examination, must attend the course within one year of certification.
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October 20, 2016
A Bird's’ Eye View of Home 

11:00 a.m.
Temple University's Digital Scholarship Center
1210 Polett Walk, Ground Floor
Valerie Peckham from the Philadelphia Zoo leads a mapping exercise of a bird's experience of Temple's Main Campus at the Digital Scholarship Center. 
Temple University’s 2016-­2017 Visualizing Sustainability series engages tangible, interdisciplinary, practices that impact our environment. Seeing Stories: Visualizing Sustainable Citizenship is co-­curated by Temple Contemporary, Temple University’s Of ice of Sustainability, and Temple University Libraries, along with faculty from the Tyler School of Art, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Center for the Cinematic and Performing Art


October 25, 2016
The Color of Food: Discussing Food Justice, Food Activism, and Farmers of Color

2:30 p.m.
Temple University's Paley Library Lecture Hall
1210 Polett Walk
Philadelphia, Pa. Ground Floor
Community organizers Kirtrina M. Baxter and Dara Cooper discuss racial disparities in the food movement, strengthening community work through food, and advocating for food sovereignty in communities of color. Temple University’s 2016-­2017 Visualizing Sustainability series engages tangible, interdisciplinary, practices that impact our environment. Seeing Stories: Visualizing Sustainable Citizenship is co-­curated by Temple Contemporary, Temple University’s Of ice of Sustainability, and Temple University Libraries, along with faculty from the Tyler School of Art, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Center for the Cinematic and Performing Arts.


November 3, 2016
ECOLOGICAL RISK ASSESSMENT FOR SITE REMEDIATION
8 AM- 4 PM
Montclair State University
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences Bldg.
30 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ
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. The application of fundamental principles, such as bioavailability, weight-of-evidence, and comparing risks to background will be illustrated with real-world examples and case studies.  Students will leave the course with an understanding of the difference between an EE and an ERA, an idea of the data required to reach management decisions, and how professional judgment can be applied when evaluating ecological risks.

November 4, 2016

DITCH TO RIVER, WETLAND TO SEA:
TECHNICAL & REGULATORY ASPECTS OF REMEDIATING ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
8 AM- 4 PM Montclair State University
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences Bldg.
30 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ
This program will show you how to clean up an environmentally sensitive area in a cost-effective and efficient manner. Given a range in environmental settings (from ditches to urbanized estuaries), students will be taught how to select the proper remedial method (e.g., capping, dredging, bank stabilization) based on the source of the contaminant, practicability, cost, intrusiveness, and long-term effectiveness. Technical aspects will include remedial design, specification of materials and equipment, and coordinating with contractors. Case studies will be used to illustrate how the responsible party selected the appropriate remedy, coordinated with regulatory agencies (e.g., NJDEP, USEPA, USFWS), and monitored long-term effectiveness


December 2, 2016
NEW JERSEY REAL ESTATE & CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS:
DEALING WITH ENVIRONMENTAL & LSRP PROGRAM CONCERNS
8 AM - 10 PM
Montclair State University
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences Bldg.
30 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ
In this CLE session, attendees will learn about what due diligence to perform in purchase and sale transactions as well as methods for dealing with environmental issues that may arise. Attendees will also learn practice tips for ISRA compliance, performing due diligence, and allocating responsibility for addressing environmental issues. Whether involved in a merger, acquisition or real estate transaction, you will be able to identify certain environmental issues and learn how to navigate through those issues to close your deal.

December 9, 2016

RISK MANAGEMENT IN REMEDIATION:  A REVIEW OF PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS
8 AM- 4 PM
Montclair State University
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences Bldg.
30 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ
This one-day program will provide a review of the risk management framework for remediation programs in New Jersey, US EPA and other states.  This unique program will include an in depth look at the state of the science of risk assessment and lessons learned in applying these techniques.


December 16, 2016

EFFECTIVE USE OF COMPLIANCE AVERAGING
8:30 AM- 4 PM
EcoComplex
1200 Florence-Columbus Road
Bordentown, NJ
Compliance averaging is a powerful tool for demonstrating compliance with soil and vapor standards.  This course is designed to acquaint the attendee with various methods recommended by DEP for demonstrating compliance.  Case studies will be presented and will include simple to complex cases.  Interactive exercises will also be included.




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