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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Enviro-Events Calendar for August 16, 2017

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

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August 17, 2017
Press Conference: NJ Enviro Groups Demand Fair Funding for EPA
11 a.m.
Mantoloking Bridge Park, Mantoloking, NJ
New Jersey environmental organizations, elected officials, and concerned citizens will hold a press conference  to oppose the proposed cuts to the budgets of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Interior Department. They will call on members of New Jersey’s Congressional delegation to reject the budget unless it contains full and fair funding for the agencies that protect our health and environment. The event will be held at Mantoloking Bridge Park, the base of the bridge wiped out in a breech caused by Superstorm Sandy five years ago. First speaker: Congressman Frank Pallone

August 17, 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 

August 17, 2017
Discover the diverse wildlife inhabiting our coast 6 - 8 p.m. American Littoral Society, Building 18
18 Hartshorne Drive, Highlands, NJ 07732
After a short talk on the American Littoral Society’s front porch, you will drive over to Horseshoe Cove on Sandy Hook Bay for a seining adventure. Participants are invited to help pull our 40 foot seine net through the bay, and experience the excitement of learning about the fish and other critters caught. Wear clothes and shoes you don’t mind getting wet. Cost: $5 per person, free for member families. Contact: 732-291-0055 or for more information and to reserve

August 17, 2017
Green Challenge Film Fest:  SEED; The Untold Story
Don't miss the 5th and final offering of the Green Challenge Film Festival 
7 p.m. , doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Collingswood Public Library
771 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, NJ 08108 
Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds — worshiped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. This documentary follows passionate seed keepers who are protecting a 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94 seed varieties have disappeared. A cadre of 10 agrichemical companies, including Syngenta, Bayer, and Monsanto, controls over two-thirds of the global seed market, reaping unprecedented profits. Farmers and others battle to defend the future of our food. Film will be followed by discussion with seed librarians Jeff Quattrone and Keith Monahan.
Organic popcorn & a door prize; free and open to the public - Bring a friend! Sponsors: GMO Free PA, Oaklyn Green Team, Sustainable Collingswood, and GMO Free NJ Please register at: MORE INFO:  call (856) Facebook:

September 9, 2917
Rutgers Master Gardeners of Camden County Free Plant Clinic
9:30 a.m. to Noon
Camden County Environmental Center
1301 Park Boulevard, Cherry Hill, NJ  08002.
Come see us for answers to your gardening questions.  Bring pictures and a piece of a diseased plant to get identification and treatment suggestions.  Also can bring an insect in a pill bottle from your garden that you need identified. For more information, call: 856-216-7130, email: or visit:

September 9. 2017

Miss Hen of Camden County Poultry Pageant 
Hosted by Dambly’s Garden Center . Co-sponsored by Camden County Chickens

Supported by Camden County Chickens and Rosebud, the Therapy Chicken.
10 a.m, registration - Pageant at 11 a.m. 
51 W. Factory Rd. | Berlin, NJ 08009
SHOW OFF YOUR FEATHERED BEAUTY... Customers are invited to bring one caged, healthy hen to be judged in the following categories: • Miss Congeniality • Best Feathers • Talent Prizes awarded in every category! Grand Prize: 1 year supply of Nutrena NatureWise® Layer Feed (12 bags) .The bird with the most points will be crowned MISS HEN OF CAMDEN COUNTY!  There will be speakers after the pageant discussing topics of interest to hen-keepers. Special guest, Rosebud- the Therapy Chicken. Please RSVP to Dambly’s Garden Center by September 2.  If you don’t have a hen to enter, please join us for refreshments, great deals in store and cheer on the feathered beauty queens! We are hoping to have several speakers with informational sessions during the event. More info to follow.

September 9, 2017
Natural Lands' Music Without Walls presents Beats and Brews 
6 to 9:30 p.m. (Ra
in or shine) Binky Lee Preserve
1445 Pikeland Road, Chester Springs, PA MiZ & Friends, featuring Mike Mizwinski, will jam through the evening in celebration of 50 years of the Grateful Dead. Proceeds will go toward Binky Lee Preserve and Natural Lands’ $5 million fundraising goal to create a 500-acre nature preserve at Bryn Coed Farms, which the non-profit land conservation organization recently purchased. More than 500 households have already contributed to the Campaign for Bryn Coed Farms, but there is still a $540,000 shortfall. 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 $50 per person and can be purchased at ( or phone 610-353-5587, Ext 221.

September 10, 2017
The Basics of Raising Backyard Chickens in the Suburbs and City
Camden County Parks Department Environmental Center,
1301 Park Blvd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 (between Grove Street and Kings Highway) 

Registration at 12:30 pm and class from 1-3:30 p.mGwenne Baile, Chair of Camden County Chickens, is the presenter.  
Learn how easy it is to set up a coop, select hens and care for them year-round as well as the legal issues in your town and what you can do about them. This is the required class for towns with pilot programs and new ordinances to be able to get a license. Cost is $10 per person and pre-registration strongly advised to reserve a seat. For more information and to register email or call 856-816-8508. Facebook event

September 12, 2017
“Scoop the Coop—Backyard Hens, More than Pets that Give You Breakfast”.
7:15 p.m., Carmen Tilelli Hall, 820 Mercer Street, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002. 
The Horticultural Society of South Jersey presents Gwenne Baile, Chair of Camden County Chickens, and her therapy hen, Rosebud, discussing the benefits of having backyard hens for composting, sustainability, gardening and permaculture. Learn how hens help with insect control and provide fertilizer for the garden while decreasing food waste, and why towns all over South Jersey are modifying old ordinances and allowing hens. Free and open to the public. For more information, check the website: or call 856-816-8508. Facebook event

September 14, 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

September 15, 2017
CIANJ Real Property Roundtable
The Renaissance of Urban Areas: Woodbridge and Beyond
8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel - 515 US-1 Iselin, NJ 08830

Woodbridge Township has a reputation as a leader in economic development. As New Jersey’s first township and now the sixth largest municipality by population, Woodbridge is a focal point of Central Jersey. The easy access that Woodbridge and its surrounding areas have to the state’s major highways -- NJ Turnpike, Garden State Parkway and Routes 1&9 – make it highly desirable for redevelopment and revitalization projects. Join Mayor John E. McCormac, who is also the former state treasurer, and a panel of industry experts as they discuss the area’s success, how it was accomplished and how others can learn from it. Register here

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 ( or by phone at 610-353-5587, ext. 221. (Not a member yet? Join at

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, More at

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

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 or email

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 

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.
More info at: 908-722-7575
Or email us at:

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

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