Friday, October 5, 2012

Enviro-Events Calendar for October 5-31, 2012

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


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October 5, 2012
Clean Ocean Action Benefit--Seaside Sunset
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
McLoone’s Pier House
Long Branch, NJ
Vibrant music, dedicated coastal supporters, and delightful food and drink from area businesses and local restaurants will set the scene for the 14th Annual Sunset event, a benefit for Clean Ocean Action (COA).
The volunteers and coastal enthusiasts of Clean Ocean Action, a non-profit organization, have for more than 28 years helped protect the Atlantic coast from pollution, sea-borne trash and medical waste, and the risk of proposed liquid natural gas (LNG) terminals. The Sunset event will attract hundreds of supporters of Clean Ocean Action, including ocean enthusiasts, corporate partners, and elected officials.  This event is a great opportunity for local businesses to demonstrate their support of a clean and healthy ocean.  For more information, including opportunities for sponsorship and to donate auction prizes, please contact COA at 732-872-0111, or visit them: The latest information about the Sunset event will also be posted at the organization’s Facebook and Twitter sites.

October 6, 2012
Fall Forestry Festival
Forest Resource Education Center
370 East Veterans Highway
Jackson (Ocean County)
New Jersey’s annual Fall Forestry Festival offers free nature activities for families, scouts, youth groups and the public. The Festival will take place from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (rain or shine) and features dozens of activities, programs, exhibits and demonstrations. Participants can build a birdhouse, cut a tree cookie, take a hayride, learn about wildlife, tree identification and maple sugaring, observe chainsaw carving, basket making and wood carving, and more. To learn more, contact (732) 928-0987 or, or go to

October 10-14, 2012

The Tour de Pines

The Tour de Pines will begin at the Pinelands Preservation Alliance's Bishop Farmstead in Southampton Township, NJ, traverse the length and  breadth of the Pinelands National Reserve, and culminate at Historic Whitesbog Village on Sunday, October 14. Each day's tour will range from approximately 40 - 55 miles per day, with average speeds of 11-13 mph, and begin and end at the same location. The Tour de Pines is a voluntary, non-competitive, unsupported ride. Participants are required to provide their own transportation, food and lodging. Participants may elect to ride 1, 2, 3, 4 or all 5 days. For more information (including cue sheets for each ride and photos from last year) or to register go to the Tour de Pines web page, email, or call (609) 859-8860 x24.

October 11, 2012

Environmental Requirements for Natural Gas Extraction from the Marcellus Shale
10:00 a.m.
This free webinar by the Pennsylvania’s office of August Mack Environmental, Inc. will focus on the environmental regulations and associated requirements currently applicable to the extraction of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation in Pennsylvania. Requirements to be discussed will include those related to the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) as well as air emissions, waste generation, wastewater, storm water, spill prevention, and reporting with emphasis on releases to the environment that would require corrective action. Register here or call 317.916.3113 for more details.

October 11, 2012

Experience the Estuary Celebration
5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Bellevue State Park's Figure-8 Barn
Wilmington, Delaware
An annual dinner and auction hosted by the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary to raise funds in support of the PDE's work to protect and restore the Delaware River and Bay. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Karen Johnson Forst at for details

October 12, 2012
Movie Night at PPA: Winged Migration

7 p.m.Pinelands Preservation Alliance 
17 Pemberton Road, Southampton Twp. NJ (Directions)
Open your eyes to the wonders of the natural world as you fly along with the world's most gorgeous birds through areas as remote as the Arctic and the Amazon and as populated as Paris and New York City. See why USA Today found it to be "one of the most beautiful films to come out this year!" Rolling Stone raved that Winged Migration, the critically acclaimed, awe-inspiring documentary, is "A movie miracle! It soars! You feel privileged!" FREE. Donations welcome. Registration required. To register, contact Tom at or 609 859-8860 ext 14.  

October 16, 2012 
NJDEP Seminar: Idling Regulations, Landfill Permitting and Requirements, 
Diesel Risk Assessment and Enforcement Case Studies”
Morris County Public Safety Training Academy
West Hanover Avenue & Academy Driveway
Morristown, NJ  Directions
Seating is limited. Please reserve your seat by completing registration 
Training will begin with the State of New Jersey’s Enforcement of Idling Regulations and then will progress to providing information on multiple air pollution topics. Landfill Air Permitting Applicability and requirements will also be explained. A representative from the Air Permitting group will explain Diesel Risk Assessment and 1st Level Screening Worksheet. A New segment to this event will cover select Enforcement Case Studies involving; Subchapter 5 - Prohibition of Air Pollution Compliance Issues, Denial of Entry cases, and Unhealthy Air Quality Forecast impacts. The day will conclude with a question and answer session to address questions, comments and concerns. More information here.

October 18, 2012

The Business Case for Sustainability
8:30 a.m. to Noon
The Enterprise Center
Burlington County College 3331 Route 38 – 300 College Circle
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 See how “The Triple Bottom Line” can help your small business save money, gain customers, and improve the environment. Learn the “real” definition and economic benefits of sustainability for small businesses from experts in the NJDEP’s Sustainability and Green Energy (SAGE) Division, and hear from owners who are gaining efficiency, customers, profits, and competitive advantage from green practices.$20 per person, $25 after Oct 1st.  Continental Breakfast included Register here

October 18,  2012
Barnegat Bay Blitz
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin, DEP staff members and thousands of volunteers from area schools, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government leaders will pick up litter and debris in various locations in the Barnegat Bay Watershed on  October 18. As an educational component of Governor Christie's 10-point plan to restore Barnegat Bay, the Blitz is aimed to engage community members in all 37 municipalities to take active stewardship measures to protect the water quality in the streams and rivers of the bay. To volunteer, go here or email Katie Barnett at

October 19, 2012
Passaic River Symposium V   

Montclair State University
Montclair, New Jersey
The fifth Passaic River Symposium will be a day-long event featuring 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.  This conference year will focus on sediment remediation as part of the Lower Passaic Interim Remedial Measure, the release of the Focused Feasibility Study, 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.   Call for abstracts and registration information will soon be posted on the symposium website at  We invite government agencies, corporate and consulting firms, non-profit organizations and academic organizations to become a symposium sponsor and/or exhibit at the conference.  Please direct any inquires or questions to the symposium chair, Dr. Meiyin Wu, at or 973-655-5423

October 19-22, 2012
Low Carbon Earth Summit 2012
Click here for details

October 23, 2012

Sustainable Jersey Fall Networking event
6:30 pm
Careme's Restaurant
Atlantic Cape Community College Campus
5100 Black Horse Pike
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
For more information:  or call 609.272.6950

October 25, 2012
Southern New Jersey Development Council Open House Reception
Hosted by Fox Rothschild
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
2000 Market Street (20th Floor)
Philadelphia, PA
Registration required. Register here or call 856-228-7500

November 2, 2012

Sounds of the Night at the Meadows
6 p.m.- 8 p.m.
The Nature Conservancy's South Cape May Meadows PreserveCape May County
Owl bander Katy Duffy will guide us as we listen to the chorus of night sounds. If conditions are right, Katy may be able to share a newly banded owl with the group. Bring a flashlight or headlamp. Registration required. Call 908-955-0356 or visit 

November 3, 2012

The Nature Conservancy's 
Sunset Tour of Alloway 
3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Alloway Creek Watershed Restoration SiteSalem County, NJVisit a portion of the 20,000+ acres of salt marsh and adjacent uplands PSEG has restored to vital, healthy habitat for fish and wildlife. Registration required. Call 908-955-0356 or visit

November 3, 2012 

The Nature Conservancy's Surf-fishing Workshop
8 a.m. -11a.m.
Island Beach State Park, Berkeley, NJ
Join NJ Beach Buggy Association for a clinic on fishing basics and surf-fishing for striped bass and blue fish. Bring your own equipment, if possible; valid NJ fishing license required. Registration required. Call 908-955-0356 or visit

November 8, 2012

Schuylkill Center Book Club Event
7 p.m.
8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128

The Schuylkill Center is hosting a "Book Club Event" to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. Society of Women Environmental Professionals Board members Sonya Ward of H2M and Beth Hyde of Roux Associates will be part of a panel. Former PADEP Administrator Jim Seif is hoping to make the event as a special guest but his calendar is not yet set. Seif is from Pittsburgh and knew Ms Carson as a child. 

December 8, 2012 

The Nature Conservancy's Annual Christmas Tree Hunt 
10 a.m. -2 p.m. 
Lizard Tail Swamp Preserve, Middle Township
Cape May County, NJ. 
Free.  Registration required. Call 908-955-0356 or visit 

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