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Friday, November 11, 2011

Enviro-Events Calendar for November 11-18, 2011

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

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November 12, 2011
Moonlight Walk at Historic Whitesbog Village
7 p.m.

Experience a different side of New Jersey’s nightlife on this refreshing 3-5 mile walk around Whitesbog Village 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. Hikers will see cranberry bogs turned crimson with autumn cranberry vine leaves and will look for the first signs of the coming winter in the Pine Barrens.Meet at the General Store at 7 PM.  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 late fall hike: sturdy shoes, a warm jacket, and a flashlight.  Light refreshments will be served after the walk.  Inclement weather cancelsFee is $5 per person.  Reservations by Friday, November 11 are required:  leave name, telephone number and number of people attending on main voice mail, (609) 893-4646, or email to  Visit for more information about moonlight walks and other events.

November 13, 2011
Occupy Wall Street Environmental Solidarity Group Presents:

"Peak Planet: Strategies for Collective Survival"
2 p.m.-7pm
#OWS, 60 Wall Street and Zuccotti Park/Liberty Plaza
Is this economic crisis only about corporate greed, or is this much, much bigger? We have a growth-based economy, completely dependent on the fairy tale of infinite resources. Unfortunately, we live on a finite planet, and we're now at the peak of using/destroying these resources, just at the time we need economic "recovery".  Peak energy, peak water, peak soil, peak biodiversity... peak everything. This panel explores why we need to learn to live more in tune with the resources we have, and offers ideas on how to invest our time, energy and money now, to smooth our way into this transition -- a time with fewer resources to exploit. Visit  for details.

November 14, 2011
Introduction to the International Green Construction Code (IGCC)

Presented by USGBC NJ North Branch
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Maggiano's Little Italy
390 Hackensack Avenue
Space 70
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Register here

November 15, 2011
NJDEP Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
New Brunswick, NJ
This one-day seminar is designed to present an overview of NJ's Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules (N.J.A.C. 7:13). Instructors will discuss these rules in detail, and will answer questions regarding the technical issues and regulatory requirements involved in obtaining flood hazard area permits (formerly known as stream encroachment permits). This program will provide attendees with an understanding of the flood hazard area permitting process (from the pre-application stage through the formal review period and post-permit period) and addresses the major design and construction standards for activities within and near New Jersey's waters. For fees, registration and more information, please visit or call 732-932-9271

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 15, 2011
Breakfast Briefing: What You Need To Know About Fracking For Natural Gas
8:00 a.m. - Great Swamp Watershed Association
568 Tempe Wick Road, Morristown, NJ
Please join GSWA as we welcome Fred Stine from the Delaware Riverkeeper Network to give us some information about the controversial natural gas extraction technique called hydraulic fracturing (aka, fracking). This discussion will be held at GSWA's offices located at 568 Tempe Wick Road, Morristown, NJ. Free for GSWA members, $10 for non-members. Advanced registration is appreciated. More info. and registration at

November 15-17, 2011

CHMM / CHMP Exam Preparation Course
8 a.m. - 5: p.m (daily)
The Gate House CafĂ© at Village Gate, Rochester, NY  
Hosted by the Finger Lakes Chapter of ACHMM / AHMP.  Facilitator:  Richard T. Cartwright, PE, CHMM, CPIM with local experts presenting specific content.  While anyone who would like to increase their knowledge in hazardous materials management is welcome to attend, the course is primarily to prepare those who intend to take the CHMM or CHMP Exam. Over 15,000 professionals have been certified by the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management. Certified Hazardous Materials Managers (CHMMs)  and Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioners (CHMPs) work in environmental protection, public health, homeland security, transportation, safety, and related fields. Corporations, universities, and government agencies depend on the CHMM and CHMP certifications to identify individuals qualified to properly identify and handle hazardous and/or potentially hazardous materials. Register online at or call Christie at (585) 454-0210 x116.

November 15, 2011

America Recycles Day: Screening of "Bag It" & Invasion of the "Plastic People
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Camden County Environmental Education Center
1301 Park Boulevard
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
The program is FREE but registration is required!
Register Now!
Check out the trailer and more information about the film here 

November 16, 2011

Environmental and Political Decisions Affecting Environmental Justice
Trenton Marriott Downtown
1 West Lafayette Street
Trenton, NJ 08608
• Free and Open to the Public
• Free Refreshments
Many social, economic, and political decisions impact the environment, but have all of these impacts been felt by all people? Join our panel of scholars, activists, and residents as they discuss the environmental decision-making process and the work of the Environmental Justice Movement.
To RSVP: Email
or call 1-888-394-6524
(Reservations are strongly recommended)

November 16-17, 2011
Text Box: Wednesday & Thursday
November 16th & 17th, 2011
Florida Department of Transportation
District 7 Maintenance Office
2820 Leslie Road
Tampa, FL 33619
Space is limited.  Please Register Early!
For More Information Contact: (813) 363-5787 or 
To Register On-Line Visit:  www.erosioncontrolclass.comStormwater, Erosion and Sedimentation Control Inspector Training & Certification
Florida Department of Transportation
District 7 Maintenance Office
2820 Leslie Road
Tampa, FL 33619
Space is limited.  Please Register Early!
For More Information Contact: (813) 363-5787 or
To Register On-Line Visit:

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

November 19, 2011
The End of Country by Seamus McGraw   
10 AM – 12 Noon
Wilkes University, Stark Learning Center
William B. Schaeffer Hall (Room 101)
The End of Country is the true story of the Marcellus Shale development in and around Dimock, Pennsylvania in picturesque Susquehanna County. Join Seamus as he discusses this new book and his experiences with gas drilling. The Institute for Energy and Environmental Research for Northeastern Pennsylvania (IEER) is proud to host this event. For more information on this event and the IEER, please visit

November 29, 2011
2011 Environmental Corporate Update

8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
The Westin Philadelphia
Georgian Room
99 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA

The Environment and Natural Resources Practice Group of Saul Ewing will focus on two evolving areas of the law:  
  • Corporate officer personal liability under an array of federal and state environmental statutes. What should you be doing,
  • Environmental Justice and its impact on siting or upgrading a facility.  
In-house counsel are invited to attend this free breakfast seminar that will answer these and other important questions as we near 2012. Presenters for the seminar are Christopher R. Hall and David C. Apy, attorneys with Saul Ewing LLP. Chris is chair of the White Collar and Government Enforcement Practice Group and David is special counsel in the Litigation Department where he concentrates his practice on environmental civil litigation. To register, please click here.For more information, please contact Shamus McCarty at or 215.972.8582

November 30, 2011

Environmental Business Council Roundtable
8 to 9:30 a.m.
PSEG Training Center
234 Pierson Avenue
Edison, NJ
The EBC Environmental Roundtable meets the last Wednesday of 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 and Land Use, Air, Environmental Technology, Sustainability, Energy, Enforcement & OSHA News and Regulations.
Lanny Kurzweil, McCarter & English, LLP, Moderator. Tracy Straka, Creamer Environmental, EBC Chair Click Here to Register

November 30, 2011
Practical Applications of the NJ Site Remediation Program
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
New Brunswick, NJ
This course has been developed to provide a “hands-on” practical approach for LSRPs, and other environmental professionals to learn about the new regulations and guidance specific to site remediation. The Site Remediation Reform Act and implementing regulations known as the Administrative Requirements for the Remediation of Contaminated Sites (ARRCS) have created a new regulatory framework for the site remediation process in New Jersey. Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRPs) are now licensed as “agents of the NJDEP” to make critical decisions about protecting the public health and environment from adverse impacts posed by contaminated sites. This course fulfills the requirements for LSRP applicants to have completed a generally recognized course on NJDEP’s technical guidance for site remediation. For fees, registration and more information, please visit or call 732-932-9271

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December 1, 2011

Emerging Markets and Trends in Sustainable Property Transactions
Webinar: 1:30 PM  to 3:00 PM EST 
Washington, DC based by RTM and BNA.  Priced from $149.00 to $299.00.
Call 703-549-0977 for details or to register go to  RTM Communication, Inc.
Sustainable remediation and redevelopment of contaminated property continue to be an overarching goal for public and private stakeholders working to ensure the reuse of these sites.  One area gaining increased attention and interest by both the federal government and private parties is the use of brownfields and other contaminated properties for renewable energy projects, with an end goal of turning blighted sites to brightfields. Innovative financing strategies and tax incentives are proving to be valuable tools in this emerging and profitable market. The integration of sustainable remediation with port infrastructure development is another emerging market in the industrial/commercial real estate arena.  The redevelopment of these well-located properties stimulates economic recovery, supports infrastructure development, and facilitates trade. As such, property developers around the country are constructing shipping terminals on land types ranging from landfills to oil production. For details or to register go to  RTM Communication, Inc. and join a distinguished panel to discuss these cutting-edge topics .

December 1, 2011
Panel discussion on brownfield redevelopment

8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate

Rm. 1027
NYU Midtown Center
11 West 42nd Street, Manhattan
New York City is offering good news to the Real Estate development and Construction community with a unique program that alleviates litigation exposures associated with brownfield redevelopment.  It will be explored by panelists: Dan Walsh of the Mayor’s Office of Environmental Remediation, Attorney David Freeman of Paul Hastings, and members of Chartis Insurance.  NYC will be the first municipally run brownfield cleanup program in the nation, offering liability protection incentives to encourage developers to transform devastated areas of the city
. Please RSVP to Sasha Durcan at

December 1, 2011
Energy Choice: It's in Your Power
7 p.m. to  9 p.m.
Cherry Hill Library
1100 Kings Hwy North
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
The age of choice is here. While we are all users of power, a growing number of us are realizing we can not just control what we use but who we purchase it from and even how our energy is produced. Whether your goal is lower cost, more sustainable power generated through solar, wind, or hydro sources to reduce pollution, or even self-generation through solar, its time to learn about your options.Join Sustainable Cherry Hill, Its In Our Power, and the Cherry Hill Library to find out how to take control of the grid!  

ecember 1-2, 2011
Thin Film Solar Summit USA

December 2, 2011
Capitol Day with ANJEC
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
State  House, Trenton, NJ
You can influence what happens in Trenton! Join us for a morning at New Jersey's State House. Meet key legislative leaders on the environment. Learn how bills move from committee through passage. Find out what's brewing in Trenton that may affect the environment in your community and statewide. Register online at or call (973) 539-7547.

December 3, 2011

Gingerbread House (or Habitat) Workshop
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Garibaldi Hall
Essex County Environmental Center
Have you been too busy to preregister for our contest? Maybe you don‘t know where to begin! Stop by the Essex County Environmental Center and our resourceful staff will get you started on your own unique creation. All  gingerbread projects must be completed by 1pm to be considered for the contest. Some materials will be provided, however; you are encouraged to bring  your own items. All  gingerbread projects must be completed by 1pm to be considered for the contest. Some materials will be provided, however; you are encouraged to bring  your own items. Meet in Garibaldi Hall. FREE

December 4, 2011

5th Annual Green Trading Post
Noon to 4 p.m.
Pinelands Preservation Alliance
Bishop Farmstead
17 Pemberton Road
Southampton Township, NJ 08088

Traditional holiday bazaar will offer holiday gift merchandise (including books, videos, calendars, food, clothing, recycled objects, bird feeders and houses, children's’ toys and games) from local non-profit environmental organizations. Also, Pinelands photography exhibit and tours of historic farmhouse and grounds. Light refreshments will be served.
Pinelands Preservation Alliance website 

December 6, 2011

PADEP Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board

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

December 7, 2011

Environmental Protection and Occupational Health & Safety SuperCast -
3 Environmental Webinars in One Day!
The latest information about UV water treatment, gas producers' on-site treatment of frack water, and a new global initiative to ensure chemicals are made and used as safely as possible.
11 a.m. - Promoting Responsibility and Transparency in the Global Chemical Industry A recent initiative from the International Council of Chemical Associations hopes to help clear up some of the public's misconceptions about chemistry and chemical safety with a strategy to bring more information to the public about the chemicals the industry produces.
1 p.m.  - Cleaning Frack Water On Site Benefits Environment and Business This webinar will discuss the benefits of on-site wastewater treatment, how these integrated mobile treatment services work and how this business model can cut the average cost of treating produced water by as much as 50 percent, while allowing drillers to focus their efforts and manpower on generating oil and gas profits, rather than on water treatment.
3 p,m. -  Planning, Designing & Building CA Largest UV Water Treatment Facility - Responding to EPA's new regulation for Unfiltered Systems. This webinar will review the planning, design and construction of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's (SFPUC) recently completed Tesla Treatment Facility - now California's largest ultraviolet (UV) disinfection water treatment plant.
A Q&A session will be held during the last 15 minutes of each Webinar. Register Today

December 10, 2011
Full Moon Hike At Jockey Hollow National Park
6:00 p.m.
Great Swamp Watershed Association
568 Tempe Wick Road, Morristown, NJ
Although we cannot guarantee moonlight, there will be plenty of nature to learn about on this night hike in the Great Swamp Watershed & Jockey Hollow National Historical Park. We may hear many of the watershed’s wild denizens, including owls, flying squirrels, & maybe even a coyote calling! Hot cider & mulled wine warm us up after our walk. (All ages welcome.) Free for GSWA members, $10 for non-members. Advanced registration is appreciated. More information and registration

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.
(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

December 27-29, 2011

Little Explorers Winter Camp
Essex County Environmental Center
For children in kindergarten to 3rd grade. Camp sessions are available for Forest Explorers – Kindergarten to1st grade from 9am to Noon – and Wildlife  Adventurers – 2nd to 3rd grade from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. Call for more information. Fee: $75 per child for all three days OR $30 per child per day. 

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March 8, 2012

Emission Statements Using RADIUS
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
New Brunswick, NJ
This one-day workshop provides practical, step-by-step instruction in the basic elements of RADIUS for emission statement reporting. Using a computer and actual facility emission statement data, you will gain hands-on experience with the NJDEP’s software and online resources. Students will also be able to work on their own emission statement. Prior knowledge of air permitting and emission statement concepts is recommended, although not required. For fees, registration and more information, please visit or call 732-932-9271
Inter Expo Center, Sofia

April 18, 2012
Mastering RADIUS
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
New Brunswick, NJ
This one-day program has been designed to provide you with the necessary tools to prepare effective permit applications correctly and efficiently.  Through hands-on use of the RADIUS application and the DEP-Online web site, in combination with expert instruction, visual presentations and handouts, students will learn both the basic and advanced features of these tools.  The course will use an extensive array of case studies to illustrate various permitting scenarios. For fees, registration and more information, please visit or call 732-932-9271

April 24-26, 2012

Advanced Aquifer Testing Techniques Featuring AQTESOLV:
New Concepts, Field Methods and Data Analysis Procedures
8:00am to 4:00pm daily
Baltimore, Maryland; Camden Yards Conference Event Center
Instructors:  Jim Butler, PhD, Glenn Duffield, and Shlomo Neuman, PhD
Even when you are confident of the geologic conditions, you may have difficulty designing effective aquifer tests, running field equipment or selecting the best available model to analyze the test data. We have designed a powerful three-day training course on advanced-level aquifer testing design, field methods and data analysis techniques featuring AQTESOLV. This course provides you with the knowledge to master aquifer testing from beginning to end. Midwest GeoSciences Group:

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