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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Enviro-Events Calendar for July 13-15, 2011



Environmental seminars, forums, education, social and networking opportunities in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New York. Send us your event information for a free listing.
 



July 13, 2011
Delaware River Basin Commission 

Meeting and Public Hearing 
Conference - 11 a.m.                               
Public Hearing -1:30 p.m. 

DRBC Headquarters
25 State Police Drive
West Trenton, N.J.
The morning conference session will consist of a presentation by Professor Gerald F. Kauffman of the University of Delaware on the economic value of the Delaware River and Bay and a presentation by Bethany Bearmore of the National Marine Fisheries Service on the natural resource damages settlement in the matter of the Athos I oil spill of November 26, 2004. For a listing of the subjects of the public hearing to be held during the 1:30 p.m.business meeting click here.

NOTE: The Commission will NOT consider action during its July 13, 2011 meeting on draft Docket No. D-2010-022-1, a proposed surface water withdrawal from Oquaga Creek in Sanford, Broome County, New York by XTO Energy for natural gas exploration and development projects. Public hearings on this item took place on May 11, 2011 in West Trenton, New Jersey and June 1, 2011 in Deposit, New York. The Commissioners and staff currently are reviewing the written and oral comments submitted on the draft docket by members of the public.


July 14-17, 2011

Permaculture Design Certificate Course, NOFA-NJ 

8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Duke Farms
80 Route 206 South,
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
To register, visit www.nofanj.org or call 908-371-1111


July 14, 2011
Climate Change and National Security Forum 
7 to 8 p.m.
Cranford Community Center
220 Walnut Avenue
Cranford, NJ 07016
The Republican Committee of Union County, in partnership with the United Kingdom (U.K.) Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the U.K. Ministry of Defence, is hosting a forum on "Climate Change and National Security" featuring two distinguished military leaders from the U.S. and U.K. The featured panelists are Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti, of the British Royal Navy and the U.K.’s Climate and Energy Security Envoy, and Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn (US Navy, Retired), a former Commander of the U.S. Third Fleet and former Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfare Requirements & Programs.
"We hope that this forum will stimulate debate on the issue of climate change and how our military is viewing the issue in the context of national security," said Phil Morin, Chairman of the Union County Republican Committee. "Whether you believe that climate change is a creation of liberal-leaning scientists and politicians or whether you believe that there is a human component to climate change or whether you just want to learn more about the issue, this is a unique opportunity to hear from top military minds about the state of U.S. and U.K. military preparedness for threats to our economic and energy interests at home and abroad."
There is no charge for the forum and a question and answer period will follow the discussion.  Please RSVP to unioncountygop@comcast.net or Margot Walker, British Embassy, 202-518-7527 or Margot.walker@fco.gov.uk


July 14, 2011

LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance
 Credit-by-Credit Review
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Raritan Plaza II (NJ Carpenter’s Funds Building)
91 Fieldcrest Avenue, 3rd Floor
Edison, NJ 08837
Learn about LEED EB:O+M and get your CMU’s! These ERB approved sessions qualify for a total of 7.5 CMUs of credential maintenance for all those with the Green Associate or LEED AP Credential
s. (The hours are also LEED specific for O&M specialty). Register today. Space is limited.



July 14, 2011
PADEP Mining and Reclamation Advisory Board
9 a.m. - Noon
Elk County Visitor Center
Benezette, PA


July 15, 2011

9:30 a.m.
Room 105
Rachel Carson Building
Harrisburg, PA.


July 16,  2011
 

June Moonlight Walk at Historic Whitesbog Village 
7 p.m. (Meet at the General Store)
Mile marker 13 on County Route 530
Browns Mills, (Pemberton Township) NJ. 
Experience a different side of New Jersey’s nightlife on a refreshing 3-5 mile walk around Whitesbog with the help of an experienced guide.  During the jaunt, the walk leaders will share their knowledge about South Jersey and Whitesbog history, folklore and nature.  Attendees will also learn about early summer in the Pines as they listen to the sounds of nature.  We will explore cranberry bogs and pick ripe blueberries off of our historical blueberry bushes.  Come help us celebrate the Centennial of NJ’s state fruit, born right here at Historic Whitesbog Village.   Guests should be prepared for a relatively vigorous walk, are encouraged to dress for the weather and bring everything that may be needed for a summer hike: sturdy shoes, insect repellant, and a flashlight.  Light refreshments will be served after the walk.Inclement weather cancels.  Fee is $5 per person.  Reservations by Friday, July 15are required:  leave name, telephone number and number attending on voicemail (609) 893-4646, or email WhitesbogPreservationTrust@comcast.net  Visit www.whitesbog.org for more information about moonlight walks and other upcoming events. 



July 19, 2011
 
(Cancelled)
Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board  

9 a.m.
Room 105, Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA,
To confirm date/location, contact Michele Tate (717) 783-8727



July 19,  2011 

Pennsylvania Citizens Advisory Council

11 a.m. - Agenda
Room 105 of the Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA



July 20, 2011

PA-DCNR Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory Council

10 a.m.
Room 105
Rachel Carson Building
Harrisburg, PA  



July 21, 2011
Pennsylvania Climate Change Advisory Committee

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Room 105
Rachel Carson Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA
Confirm date & location at  (717) 783-8411

July 23, 2011
NY/NJ Baykeeper Summer Kayak Tours   11:00am – 2:00pm
Lawrence Brook– Edison Boat Ramp
Paddle up the Raritan River ½ mile alongside the improved riverbank of the Edgeboro Landfill . Then 2.8 miles up the Lawrence Brook past an abandoned marina, under the Turnpike and up to a dam at Westons Mill Pond.  Then return to the Edison Boat Ramp. 3.86 mile trip. $25 Per Person or $35 Per Person including boat rental Reserve Now – Space is Limited. For more information, or to book a tour, contact Amy Testa at testa@nynjbaykeeper.org or 732-888-9870, Extension 6. 



July 25, 2011

Webinar: Structures, Building Envelopes & The Planet 
LEED - New York Upstate Chapter
Noon to 2 p.m.

This is a live-on-line webinar that you can participate in via computer from your office or home.  No driving, no parking. Now how green is that?  Register below for one of the following dates and times.  Registration closes at the end of the previous business day for each webinar. 
 



July 26, 2011
Webinar: Structures, Building Envelopes & The Planet 
LEED - New York Upstate Chapter
11 a.m. to 1  p.m.

This is a live-on-line webinar that you can participate in via computer from your office or home.  No driving, no parking. Now how green is that?  Register below for one of the following dates and times.  Registration closes at the end of the previous business day for each webinar. 
 



July 27, 2011

Green Screen Film Series presents: Urban Roots
Directed by Mark MacInnis

Doors open at 6:30 pm
Film starts promptly at 7 pm

Admission:      Free

To register:  email hsny@hsny.org

The Horticultural Society of New York
148 West 37th Street, 13th Floor
New York, NY 10018
(212) 757-0915

 
But now, against all odds in the empty lots, in the old factory yards, and in-between the sad, sagging blocks of company housing, seeds of change are taking root. A small group of dedicated citizens, allied with environmental and academic groups, have started an urban environmental movement with the potential to transform not just a city after its collapse, but also a country after the end of its industrial age. Urban Roots is the story of a group of dedicated Detroiters working tirelessly to fulfill their vision for locally-grown, sustainably farmed food in a city where people -- as in much of the county -- have found themselves cut off from real food and limited to the lifeless offerings of fast food chains, mini-marts, and grocery stores stocked with processed food from thousands of miles away. The people of Detroit have taken on the enormous task of changing this for themselves, and to under-stand their story is to understand how we can change it for us all. URBAN ROOTS, directed by Detroit-native Mark McInnis is a documentary that tells the powerful story of a small group of unique individuals involved in Detroit's urban agricultural movement. The film follows the inspiring stories of several agricultural programs, each one designed to address a specific issue. Not only are the organizations amazingly productive and emotionally driven, but the people tilling the soil and picking the harvest have fantastic stories to tell.


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August 1, 2011
Algae Growing, Harvesting and Extraction
Technologies and Networking/Strategic Alliance Conference

Santa Fe Community College

Santa Fe, New Mexico
For additional information, please contact: National Algae Association,
4747 Research Forest Dr., Suite 180, The Woodlands, Texas 77381. 936.321.1125





August 2, 2011
Environmental Justice Advisory Board

8:30 a.m.
Delaware Room, 16th Floor
Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA.
To confirm dates/locations, call: Tammey Adams (717) 772-1856


August 3, 2011

Webinar: Structures, Building Envelopes & The Planet 
LEED - New York Upstate Chapter
12 Noon to 2  p.m.

This is a live-on-line webinar that you can participate in via computer from your office or home.  No driving, no parking. Now how green is that?  Register below for one of the following dates and times.  Registration closes at the end of the previous business day for each webinar. 
 



August 4,  2011

Webinar: Structures, Building Envelopes & The Planet 
LEED - New York Upstate Chapter
11 a.m. to 1  p.m.

This is a live-on-line webinar that you can participate in via computer from your office or home.  No driving, no parking. Now how green is that?  Register below for one of the following dates and times.  Registration closes at the end of the previous business day for each webinar. 
 



August 4, 2011
Pennsylvania Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee

9:15 a.m.
Room 105, Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA
Please confirm in advance date/location at (717) 772-3436  



August 8, 2011

Environmental Business Council 7th Annual Golf Outing
All Day Event - More information here
K
nob Hill Golf Club
1 Shinnecock Dr.
Manalapan, NJ 07726



August 11- 14, 2011

Permaculture Design Certificate Course, NOFA-NJ

8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Duke Farms
80 Route 206 South,
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
To register, visit www.nofanj.org or call 908-371-1111


August 16, 2011Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board 
9 a.m.
Room 105, Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA,
To confirm date/location, contact Michele Tate (717) 783-8727



August 17, 2011
Pennsylvania Agricultural Advisory Board

8 a.m.
Bimonthly meeting
Department of Agriculture  Samuel E. Hayes, Jr. Livestock Evaluation Center
1494 West Pine Grove Road
Pennsylvania Furnace, PA 16865


August 20, 2011

NY/NJ Baykeeper Summer Kayak Tours
12:30pm– 3:30pm (Rain date: August 21)
Navesink River Paddle – 
Rumson, NJ
Paddle out from the Rumson Boat Ramp, behind Barley Point then across the channel to the Hartshorne Woods area.  Paddle around the Locust Point area to the Oceanic Bridge and cross the channel to the Rumson side of the river and return to the boat ramp. 5 mile trip. $25 Per Person or $35 Per Person including boat rental Reserve Now – Space is Limited. For more information, or to book a tour, contact Amy Testa at testa@nynjbaykeeper.org or 732-888-9870, Extension 6.  


August 23, 2011

DEP Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board

10 a.m. Room 105
Rachel Carson Building
Harrisburg, PA  



August 25, 2011
D
EP Water Resources Advisory Committee 

9:30 a.m.
Room 105
Rachel Carson Building
Harrisburg, PA  9:30. 



September 7-9, 2011

The Auditing Roundtable's Fall Conference & Technology Exposition

Philadelphia, PA
The Auditing Roundtable (AR), a professional association dedicated to the practice of Environmental, Health & Safety, and Sustainability (EHSS) auditing, announces “Auditing in the 21st Century” as the theme of their Fall 2011 meeting.
 The meeting will include presentations on: Disaster planning and response; Elements of an effective security program; Managing risk through EHS audits; Relevance of attorney-client privilege in a global world; Improving the efficiency of site audits through use of new technology, andInternational audit program benchmarking results.See www.auditing-roundtable.org for more information on the Fall meeting.  The AR’s Managing Director, Kathy J. Rieth, is atkathy@auditing-roundtable.org or 480-659-3738. 


September 12, 2011
Visible Emission Training and Certification

8 a.m.
Comfort Inn - Airport
53 Industrial Highway
Essington, PA
Registration
This ONE DAY school offers both the lecture and field certification. 


September 13, 2011
Pennsylvania Board of Coal Mine Safety 
10 a.m.
Training Room, Fayette County Health Center
100 New Salem Road, Uniontown, PA.
Please confirm in advance date/location at (724) 439-7469











September 13-14, 2011

NJAFM's 7th Annual Conference:   “Embracing Sustainability”

The Palace at Somerset ParkSomerset, NJ
Throughout New Jersey, numerous government and public agencies have implemented policies and programs to highlight the importance of “Embracing Sustainability” to preserve resources, mitigate adverse impacts of natural hazards, and create safe communities. Moving into the next decade, this focus on sustainability will continue to influence regulations and policies at the Federal, State and Local level, and will shape development patterns along our waterways and floodplains for years to come. Since flooding is New Jersey's #1 natural disaster concern, it is imperative that we adopt sustainability concepts in managing our water resources, wetlands and floodplains. The NewJersey Association for Floodplain Management (NJAFM) was established to promote sound floodplain management and to ensure productive dialog between private citizens and public officials to mitigate flood hazards and minimize flood risk to people and property throughout New Jersey.

The NJAFM 7th Annual Conference, cosponsored this year by the NJ Section of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA), provides a unique opportunity to further this mission and to facilitate integration of sustainability concepts into floodplain management. The conference includes plenary sessions, concurrent technical presentations, expanded exhibitors, and networking opportunities. Continuing Education Credits (CECs) will be offered for Municipal Construction and Code Officials, Professional Engineers, Professional Planners, Professional Land Surveyors, Certified Public Works Managers, and Certified Floodplain Managers. Opportunities for exhibitors and sponsors available.  For more information, contact Craig Wenger, NJAFM Secretary at 609-807-9674. To register or to access conference information and exhibitor/sponsorship information, go to: http://njafm.wildapricot.org




September 15, 2011
NJ Recycling: Practice and Theory (6 Day Program)
Other dates: Sep. 22, Oct. 6,13,20,27
8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Recycling has evolved from something that we do just because it is environmentally sound to     something that has substantial economic and sustainability benefits as well.  Through hands-on activities and field visits to solid waste and recycling facilities across the state, this Rutgers University continuing-education course will show you how recycling can become “asset management” and a vital part of your organization’s operations.  You will learn how to perform a waste audit, understand recycling markets, increase participation  rates, put efficiency to work for you and much, much more!  For fees, registration and other information, contact Carol Broccoli at 732-932-9271 - Extension 618 



September 15, 2011
Pennsylvania Climate Change Advisory Committee 

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Room 105
Rachel Carson Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA
Confirm date & location at  (717) 783-8411


September 17, 2011

NY/NJ Baykeeper Summer Kayak Tours 

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Perth Amboy Circle – 
Second Street Launch   
Perth Amboy, NJ
From the Second St. Launch, paddle up the Raritan River past a closed steel mill, dinner cruise ships to the Victory Bridge.  Then across to South Amboy, along a remediation project, proposed ferry terminal, sand mining operation and return to launch site through the mooring field of the Raritan Yacht Club. 3.7 mile trip.
$25 Per Person or $35 Per Person including boat rental Reserve Now – Space is Limited. For more information, or to book a tour, contact Amy Testa at testa@nynjbaykeeper.org or 732-888-9870, Extension 6. 



September 20, 2011
Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board 

9 a.m.
Room 105, Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA,
To confirm date/location, contact Michele Tate (717) 783-8727



September 20, 2011
Pennsylvania Citizens Advisory Council 

11 a.m.
Room 105 of the Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA
Confirm meeting date, time, location at: Meeting Information” on the CAC website


October 3-4, 2011

Two-day Compliance seminar for Federal Environmental Regulations 

Newark, NJ

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducts about 21,000 regional inspections each year and assesses administrative, civil and criminal penalties. Enforcement of environmental laws is expected to step up   under the Obama Administration. This 2-day course is designed to provide you with insights and PRACTICAL approaches in complying with Federal regulations.At the end of this 2-day course (15 hours of CE), you will gain sufficient knowledge to navigate through the myriads of environmental regulations. 
Registration


October 3-5, 2011
Rutgers: Soils & Site Evaluation For Septic Disposal Systems & Stormwater BMP's 
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
New Brunswick, NJ
Thousands of septic systems and stormwater basins malfunction for the same reason: failure to understand how water moves (or doesn’t move!) through soil. You cannot hope to design and build these structures without a down-and-dirty understanding of these soils. That’s what this hands-on course is all about.
Every day, you will spend equal time moving between lectures in the classroom to soil pits in the field, evaluating soils using your eyes, hands, and nose. You will observe, record and evaluate the site-specific soil characteristics required to write and support a complete soil log, as well as evaluate the soil and landscape data to determine design input. Most importantly, you will develop the necessary tools to determine whether a site is right – legally and practically -- for a septic system or stormwater runoff Best Management Practices (BMPs) facility. Be prepared to leave with mud on your boots! Information and Registration



October 4, 2011

Pennsylvania Chesapeake Bay Advisory Committee 
10 a.m.
Susquehanna Room, South Central Regional Office
909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA
Pleases confirm date/location in advance at (717) 772-5649


October 5-7, 2011

Stormwater Management for Engineers

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
New Brunswick, NJ
Managing stormwater runoff from land development is becoming more complex every day.  In light of New Jersey's recently adopted statewide Stormwater Management Rules, engineers, reviewers, developers and others will need to acquire both greater knowledge and new skills.  This three-day course 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 in New Jersey.   The course will cover the recently adopted NJDEP Stormwater Management Rules, including those dealing with groundwater recharge, TSS and nutrient removal, and stormwater quantity control.    A presentation of the new NJDEP BMP Manual, Groundwater Recharge Spreadsheet (NJGRS) and  other technical aspects of the new rules will also be included.  The course will conclude with a workshop problem that applies the information and techniques presented to a sample development site in accordance with the new NJDEP Rules. Information and Registration



October 18, 2011
Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board

9 a.m.
Room 105, Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA,
To confirm date/location, contact Michele Tate (717) 783-8727
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October 18, 2011
Pennsylvania Citizens Advisory Council

11 a.m.
Room 105 of the Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA
Confirm meeting date/time/location at: Meeting Information” on the CAC website


October 19, 2011
Pennsylvania Agricultural Advisory Board

10 a.m.
Bimonthly meeting
Susquehanna Room A, South Central Regional Office
909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA
Please call in advance to confirm date/location (717) 772-5972


October 20, 2011
Pennsylvania Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee

9:15 a.m.
Room 105, Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA
Please confirm in advance date/location at (717) 772-3436


November 15, 2011
Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board 

9 a.m.
Room 105, Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA,
To confirm date/location, contact Michele Tate (717) 783-8727



November 15, 2011
Pennsylvania Citizens Advisory Council 

11 a.m.
Room 105 of the Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA
Confirm meeting date/time/location at: Meeting Information” on the CAC website


November 15, 2011
Environmental Justice Advisory Board 

8:30 a.m.
Delaware Room, 16th Floor
Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA.
To confirm dates/locations, call: Tammey Adams (717) 772-1856


November 17, 2011
Pennsylvania Climate Change Advisory Committee
 

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Room 105
Rachel Carson Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA
Confirm date & location at  (717) 783-8411


December 6, 2011
PA-DEP Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board 

10 a.m.
Room 105
Rachel Carson Building
Harrisburg, PA.  



December 13, 2011

Pennsylvania Board of Coal Mine Safety 
10 a.m.
Training Room, Fayette County Health Center
100 New Salem Road, Uniontown, PA.
Please confirm in advance date/location at (724) 439-7469


December 14, 2011
Coal and Clay Mine Subsidence Insurance Fund Board
10 a.m.
10th Floor Conference Room
Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA.
Confirm date/location by visiting http://www.depweb. state.pa.us
(DEP Keywords: ''Public Participation, Participate'')


December 15, 2011
Pennsylvania Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee

9:15 a.m.
Room 105, Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA
Please confirm in advance date/location at (717) 772-3436


December 20, 2011
Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board 

9 a.m.
Room 105, Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA,
To confirm date/location, contact Michele Tate (717) 783-8727



December 21, 2011
Pennsylvania Agricultural Advisory Board  

10 a.m.
Bimonthly meeting
Susquehanna Room A, South Central Regional Office
909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA
Please call in advance to confirm date/location (717) 772-5972


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