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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Enviro-Events Calendar for September 28, 2016




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

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September 28-30, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Rutgers University  
Managing stormwater runoff is becoming more complex every day. In order to comply with New Jersey's highly comprehensive stormwater management rules (or the rules established in any other state), all types of professionals from engineers to project reviewers, developers and environmental planners need to acquire broader knowledge and new skills. This three-day course, led by Joseph Skupien (an expert with more than 25 years of NJ stormwater experience), is designed to address these needs by presenting the most pertinent and up-to-date information on the scientific and regulatory aspects of stormwater management. More information: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/ew0302ca.html





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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.


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September 29, 2016
Sustainable Business Initiative Stakeholders Meeting
9:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Bergen Community College- Meadowlands
Lyndhurst, NJ. The theme our speakers will be addressing at this meeting is the connection between Sustainability and Employee Engagement, Satisfaction, and Retention. More information to come.


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 1, 2016                  
Delaware Bay Reef Build    
2 PM- 6 PM
Dyers Cove
Dyers Creek Road
Newport, NJ 08345
Come lend a hand building an oyster reef at Dyers Cove in the Delaware Bay. The work will involve carrying bags of whelk shells to a site just off the beach. Layers and a change of clothes are recommended as it may be chillier on the Bay and the work can get messy. Gloves, snacks, and beverages will be provided for volunteers. The American Littoral Society has restored 7 beaches following Hurricane Sandy and is now working to establish near-shore shell bars at those sites to prevent sand loss from wind-driven waves. We have already established an oyster reef at South Reeds and Moores beaches. Click here for more information on Littoral Society reef building projects or contact Quinn Whitesall,quinn@littoralsociety.org.


October 3, 2016
Bird and Bird Habitat Tour 

5:30 p.m.
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 8, 2016
Pedal the Lawrence-Hopewell Trail    
9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Center for Environmental Advocacy, Science and Education
Join the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association in celebrating River Days, an initiative of the William Penn Foundation to connect people with nature and learn about the Watershed in which they live.  Adults and families will enjoy a 15 mile bike ride on groomed trails along the Lawrence Hopewell Trail, part of the greater Philadelphia Circuit Trail System (Children must be 12 years or older).  The event is free to the public and does include a picnic lunch. The bike ride will start at the Watershed Center for Environmental Advocacy, Science and Education with a brief discussion of the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed and its relationship to the Delaware River Watershed. Participants will learn about our River-Friendly Program, and how they can make a difference through their actions in helping to keep water clean, safe and healthy. The guided ride will conclude again at the Watershed Center where visitors will have the opportunity to view the exhibits and displays, enjoy a picnic lunch, and learn about the migration of the Monarch Butterfly through our Tag and Release Program in the Kate Gorrie Butterfly House. Pre-registration is required and the event will be capped at 100 people so register early.  To register for the bike ride, contact the Watershed Center at 609-737-7592 or email bnc@thewatershed.org.



October 11, 2016
Irises - Arrange and Unarranged   
7 p. m.  Carmen Tilelli Hall
820 Mercer Street
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 
The Horticultural Society of South Jersey presents “Irises—Arranged and Unarranged”.  Join Svetlana McCoy-Rusanova as she talks about all things “Iris”. She is a certified judge for the American Iris Society and has exhibited in many iris shows and especially enjoys arranging irises. Free and open to the public. For more information, check the website: www.hssj.org or call 856-816-8508



October 13-14, 2016
Passaic River  Symposium - VII
The seventh Passaic River Symposium will be an event featuring and integrating environmental management, watershed science, flood prevention, urban environments, sustainable development, and the Lower Passaic River Restoration Project. The symposium will include invited keynote speakers and plenary sessions/presentations on all aspects of environmental management challenges relevant to the Passaic River Basin and other regional watersheds. This conference year will focus on the Record of Decision for the Lower 8.3 Miles of the Lower Passaic River, environmental monitoring results, flooding, storm water management, water quality and water supply, ecosystem restoration, and environmental advocacy and public outreach efforts. Projects in the upper River and tributary watersheds will also play a prominent role in this conference. Together, the Symposium will discuss in the context of how to achieve a vision for a sustainable Passaic River. Conference Website | Program Schedule   Registration Deadline: Friday, September 30  





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October 14, 2016
The Importance of Providing Housing for All New Jerseyans
The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
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October 14, 2016
LSRP Obligations, Requirements & Use of Professional Judgment
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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.  For More Information 


October 14, 2016

October 14, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Rutgers University
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: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/ew0303ca.html



October 14, 2016 
Volunteer Tree Planting 
Stroud Water Research Center
970 Spencer RoadAvondale, Pa 19311  
www.stroudcenter.org
Planting 1 begins at 9 a.m.Planting 2 begins at 1 p.m.Healthy forests are essential to the life-support systems of our streams. Trees filter contaminants before they reach the water, stabilize the stream bank, and provide food, shade, and habitat for fish and wildlife! Help the Stroud Center restore our local streams by planting trees. Registration required. Contact Rebecca Duczkowski at 610-268-2153 296 orrduczkowski@stroudcenter.org








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October 15, 2016
OktoberFest! Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association’s WatershedFest 
Come and join a festive crowd of revelers under the twinkling lights of a German Biergarten at the Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association’s annual WatershedFest. 
This year’s theme, 
OktoberFest!, will feature an oompah band, cocktails and a silent auction in The Watershed Center.  Dinner will follow in a festive Biergarten tent, where a live auction will take place. All proceeds will support the Watershed, central New Jersey’s first environmental group, whose staff works tirelessly to the region’s water clean, safe and healthy, and to protect our natural environment. Lederhosen, dirndls 
and wellies are welcomed as 300 guests will lift a stein to raise money for the Watershed. The event is co-chaired this year by volunteers Carrie Dyckman, Jon Baum, and Sandra Allen. Some fabulous auction items on the block include: Aa Vermont country getaway. A four-bedroom cottage in charming Greensboro, VT, is ideal for a family or two couples;  Shindig at the ‘Shed: throw the year’s most unique dinner party – an elegant sit-down dinner for 12 in the Shed’s beautiful environmental center, followed by an informative night hike with a Watershed naturalist;   A week for you and your family at the HF Bar Dude Ranch in Wyoming, which has received rave reviews from Fest goers in the past. Others include “glamping”  (glamour camping) and birdwatching in Ithaca, NY; a New York Giants’ Superbowl-signed football; and one-of-a –kind handmade Druzy quartz earrings by designer Mark Loren of Naples, Fla. Individual tickets to the Fest are $225; and tables and sponsorships are available.  Buy your tickets and register to bid remotely, or in-person, for auction items bidpal.net/watershedoktoberfest. Questions?  Contact Suzanne Moran at smoran@thewatershed.org or call 609 737-3735, ext. 28. 



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October 19, 2016
The Outlook for Offshore Wind Development
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
NYU School of Law
Lipton Hall, D’Agostino Hall           
108 West 3rd Street
New York, NY 10012
The Guarini Center is holding a discussion with leading industry and government experts on the outlook for wind development off the coast of New York State and the broader US. Topics to be addressed include federal and state incentives for offshore development, New York’s offshore wind blueprint, and a look back at the factors that contributed to the development of the Block Island Windfarm. This event is being produced in collaboration with Chadbourne & Parke LLP. Speakers: Chaim Wachsberger, Partner, Chadbourne & Parke LLP (moderator); Jeffrey Grybowski, CEO, Deepwater Wind; John Rhodes, President and CEO, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority; Scott Weiner, Deputy for Markets and Innovation, New York State Department of Public Service; Bill White, Senior Director of Offshore Wind Sector Development, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, and Frederick Zalcman, Head of Market Development & Government Affairs at DONG Energy. 1.5 CLE credits in the Areas of Professional Practice category. The credit is both transitional and non-transitional. Sign Up


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. For More Information



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


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October 22, 2016
The Living Arts Club to visit Longwood Gardens 
Join us in seeing both their Chrysanthemum Festival and their sound and light presentation, Nightscape. Bus leaves Deptford (NJ) Municipal Building at 3:30 p.m. and returns around 9:30 p.m. Cost: $52 includes admission to gardens, Nightscape and bus fare. Make your check payable to:  The Township of Deptford, to be received by October 7. Mail to: The Living Arts Club, 981 Grove Road, #119, Thorofare, NJ. Questions? Contact Pauline Jonas at 
856.384.6582.


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.






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November 2, 2016

Audubon New York 2016 Keesee Awards Luncheon
Metropolitan Club1 East 60th Street, New York, NY 
Reception 11:30 a.m.; Luncheon 12 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Jacket and tie required for gentlemen.
Join Audubon New York on November 2nd for the annual celebration of the prestigious Thomas W. Keesee, Jr. Conservation Award & Audubon New York Award for Environmental Writing. Thomas W. Keesee, Jr. Conservation Award Honoree: Christopher (Kim) Elliman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Open Space Institute. This award is presented in recognition of remarkable leadership and commitment to Audubon’s mission.  The award is named in remembrance of Thomas W. Keesee, Jr.’s lifelong commitment to the environment and advocacy of Audubon’s grassroots legacy.  Audubon New York Award for Environmental Writing Honoree: Edward O. Wilson This award recognizes writers who use the power of the pen to influence positive change in the world of environmental conservation in support Audubon’s mission.  


November 2-4, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Rutgers University  
There's no question that HEC-RAS, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Hydrologic Engineering Center River Analysis System program, is an incredibly powerful tool. However, it's also no secret that it can be overwhelming, challenging and, in the hands of an inexperienced user, the end result could be numerical instability and severely flawed analyses. Can you afford that outcome on your projects? To help you make sense of HEC-RAS, we've recruited Joe Skupien, one of the most highly rated instructors in hydrology and hydraulics, to teach this 3-day hands-on training class. He will provide a comprehensive overview of the steady flow capabilities of the current version (V5.0.1) of HEC-RAS.  More information: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/ew0401ca.html


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November 3, 2016
Ecological Risk Assessment for Site Remediation 
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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.   For More Information



November 3, 2016
PlanSmart Annual Dinner

6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
The Hyatt Regency Princeton
102 Carnegie Center Drive















This year PlanSmart NJ is honoring:
Regional and Community Planning
The Somerset County Planning Board, accepted by Patricia L. Walsh, Walter C. Lane, and Bernard V. Navatto Jr., for their comprehensive planning in developing the County Investment Framework
Outstanding Individual Leadership
George T. Vallone, of Hoboken Brownstone Company, for his progressive leadership in regulatory reform, economic development, and sustainability.
Resource Efficiency Achievement Award
The Newark Resiliency Action Plan, accepted by Laureen Boles of NJ Environmental Justice Alliance, Drew Curtis of Ironbound Community Corporation, and Amy Goldsmith of Clean Water Fund.
Regional Equity Achievement Award
Tim Doherty, Executive Director of Project Freedom, for his work developing and operating barrier-free housing for people with disabilities so they are able to live independently.

Environmental Achievement Award
Tim Dillingham, Executive Director of the American Littoral Society, for advocating for coastal restoration, expanding marine education programs in underserved communities, and engaging communities in coastal stewardship.
Economic Development Achievement Award
Rowan University/Rutgers-Camden Board of Governors.Accepted by Chief Executive Officer Kris Kolluri, Esq. on behalf of the Board for their leadership in leveraging education and medical assets to promote healthy communities and stimulate economic development.

 
   

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November 4, 2016

Ditch to River, Wetland to Sea:
Technical & Regulatory Aspects of Remediating Environmentally Sensitive Areas

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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


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November 14-16, 2016
Renewable Energy from Waste Conference
Westin, Long Beach, California
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December 2, 2016
Jersey Waterworks Conference
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December 2, 2016
New Jersey Real Estate & Corporate Transactions:
Dealing With Environmental & LSRP Program Concerns 
8  a.m. - 10 p.m.
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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