Monday, November 5, 2012

Enviro-Events Calendar for November 5-31, 2012

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

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November 6, 2012
Election Day Hike - Wells Mills Park       
905 Wells Mills RD
Waretown, NJ.
Five miles, easy pace. Wells Mills has the distinction of being the largest park in the Ocean County (NJ) Park System with over 900 acres of pine and oak forest. Bring lunch and beverage. Leashed dogs are welcome to join us for a “pawsome” adventure. Meet at the Nature Center, Contacts:George & Leona Fax: 609-259-3734 or  Sponsored by the West Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club

November 7, 2012 
SWEP Annual Touchstone Award Reception   
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Trust, 249 Arch Street Philadelphia PA 19106
Join the Society of Women Environmental Professionals of Greater Philadelphia (SWEP) as they honor 2012 Touchstone Recipient Marian R. Young, President of Brightfields, Inc., and feature Keynote Speaker Judy Wicks, Founder of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia and Co-Founder of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE).  This year’s theme is Powerful Leadership Today – Sustainable Results Tomorrow.  SWEP Members $30 in advance /$40 at the door; Non-SWEP members $40 in advance/$50 at the door. Register and pay online:

November 7, 2012
Community and Environmental Health Implications of Shale Gas Development
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Stark Learning Center

William B. Schaeffer Hall (Room 101)
Wilkes UniversityWilkes-Barre, Pa
Dr. Simona Perry will share some of the observations and analyses from on-going ethnographic fieldwork in Marcellus shale gas communities of the Endless Mountains in Pennsylvania from 2009-2012. The ethnographer's toolbox has within it a variety of methods for describing and analyzing the everyday lives of human beings that can be used to provide public health practitioners, environmental scientists, and policy makers with information on some of the harder to monitor psychological, socio-cultural, and environmental factors that may lead to chronic stress and conflicts in individuals and communities. Dr. Perry will also talk about studies going on in other shale communities in Pennsylvania, New York, Texas, Colorado, Alberta and Quebec. For more information, contact: or call (570) 408-5543. 

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November 9, 2012

NJ Pinelands Commission meeting
9:30 a.m.
NJ Pinelands Commission
15 Springfield Road, New Lisbon, NJ 08064
The Pinelands Commission usually meets on the second Friday of each month. These meetings are open to the public and are most frequently conducted at the Richard J. Sullivan Center for Environmental Policy and Education, 15C Springfield Road, New Lisbon, New Jersey. The Commission does sometimes meet at other locations in the Pinelands during the year, so please confirm the meeting place by calling the Commission's offices at 609 894-7300

November 10, 2012
Two New Inductees to the Pinelands Hall of Fame

5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Lakeside Clubhouse
Medford, NJ

The Pinelands Preservation Alliance is pleased to announce that the 2012 Pine Barrens Hall of Fame Honorees are Ted Gordon of Southampton; and Jeanne Woodford of Medford. Previous Pine Barrens Hall of Fame honorees include author Howard Boyd, Governors Brendan Byrne and Jim Florio, citizen activists Elmer Rowley, Janet Jackson-Gould and Nan Hunter Walnut. The 2012 Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place during the Pinelands Preservation Alliance’s Celebrating Pinelands Heroes event, a fun evening with food, music, local wine and beer provided by Flying Fish Brewing Company of Somerdale, NJ. Guests are invited to enjoy the sounds of Jazz Doc & Friends and participate in the silent auction featuring exclusive Pinelands experiences like an aerial tour of the Pinelands, 18 holes of golf and dinner at Renault Winery Resort & Golf and much more. Online ticket purchases: for $60 in advance.  No tickets will be sold at the door.  You can also call the Pinelands Preservation Alliance at 609-859-8860To find out more about the Pinelands Hall of Fame, or to RSVP a reporter or photographer for the event, contact Becky Free at 609 859-8860 x21 or 
The Pinelands Preservation Alliance (PPA) was established as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization in 1989 by environmental leaders and Pinelands residents, with the goal of preserving and protecting the more than 1 million acres of the New Jersey Pinelands.  

November 11, 2012
Fracked Gas Pipeline Tour
10 am to 2 pm
Milford, PA (Pike County)
Join concerned citizens for a fracked gas pipeline tour to witness first-hand  the long-term damage of Tennessee Gas Pipeline's 300 line project. TGP is now proposing to continue this damage with its proposed Northeast Upgrade Project (NEUP) that could begin this fall and impact the Delaware Basin and the Delaware River.  The NEUP is proposed to cut across the Delaware River into High Point State Park and into New Jersey lands this winter. A pipeline loop in Bradford County, PA is also proposed to begin in November.  Fifty percent of this project is proposed to cut through public lands. Countless steep slopes, wetlands, old-growth forests, and special protection streams are at risk if this pipeline project is allowed to move forward.  Come out with us and bring neighbors and community leaders to witness this harmful fracked gas infrastructure project and learn about other pipeline projects that could cut through the Delaware Basin if the drillers and pipeline companies continue to expand dirty Marcellus shale gas drilling throughout our region. This event is being organized by Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Clean Water Action, Pennsylvania Sierra Club, New Jersey Sierra Club, Twin and Walker Creeks Watershed Conservancy, 350 NJ, and other concerned citizen groups. Register here For more information contact the Delaware Riverkeeper Network at 215 369 1188 or email

November 13, 2012

Low Impact Development in the Barnegat Bay Watershed
7 p.m.
Pinelands Preservation Alliance
17 Pemberton Road

Southampton, NJ
Dr. Stephen Souza of Princeton Hydro will discuss a newly created Low Impact Development guide specifically tailored for the Barnegat Bay Watershed. The guild contains many practices that can be applied to numerous municipalities within the Pinelands. It is especially useful for municipal officials, planners and developers. Come learn some new techniques that can be used in your community. Attendees will receive a free copy of  the guide. Meeting cost: $10. Space is limited. Registration required.  Register online or call 609 859-8860 x14 or email

November 13, 2012

Breakfast Briefing Series: The State of the Streams in New Jersey’s Great Swamp
8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Great Swamp Watershed Association
568 Tempe Wick Road
Morristown, NJ 
Join the Great Swamp Watershed Association’s Director of Water Quality Programs Laura Kelm as she discusses water quality findings from the organization’s recent State of the Streams project. Water quality information has been collected from all five streams in the Great Swamp Watershed for more than 10 years. Over the past year, GSWA staff and volunteers have analyzed this chemical, visual, and biological data to see how our streams have changed over time, identify areas that have improved, note sites for potential restoration projects, and uncover pollutants that may have gone unnoticed. She also will discuss how the organization’s water testing programs may proceed in the future.  Register online at or call 973-538-3500. Space is limited. Voluntary donations are gratefully accepted.



New Jersey Audubon’s Plainsboro Preserve

Welcome to the New Jersey Audubon’s Nature Field Trips for interested learners. Each Field Trip is designed for adults and focused family members to explore one of the natural areas of New Jersey. We provide a highly trained environmental educator for each of our field trips. Join us and build memories that will last a lifetime while exploring a deeper connection with the natural world. All the trips involve moderate exercise and each participant should bring basic necessities such as water, sunscreen, snack and appropriate clothing. We prefer ten-day pre-registration and advanced payment of $10 for NJA members or $15 for nonmembers for all trips (unless otherwise noted). No refunds are made unless we cancel the trip. Field trips meet at or near the trip locations; directions and information are available at: Group size is limited and a minimum number of participants are necessary. To register call (609) 897-9400 E-mail:

November 15, 2012

Book Club Discussion: Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring"   
7:30 p.m
The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
8480 Hagy's Mill Road Philadelphia, PA  19128
Co-sponsored by SWEP, the Society of Women Environmental Professionals of Greater Philadelphia
Rachel Carson almost single-handedly started the environmental movement with the publication of Silent Spring, a ground-breaking best seller. We'll celebrate the 50th anniversary of the book's publication by gathering to discuss the landmark work. Executive Director Mike Weilbacher will be joined by Beth Hyde of Roux Associates and Sonya Ward of H2M Associates, both chair and programs committee chair respectively of SWEP. The book is on sale in our gift shop.

November 16, 2012

Environmental Sustainability in the Workplace
7:30 a.m. to  9:30 a.m.
Hartman Lounge in “Hennessy Hall” (The Mansion)
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940Fee: $40. Non-Profits and In-Transition: $25 
 Susan Jackson,  Distinguished Professor, Rutgers; Past President, Academy of Management; Stephan Dilchert,  Assistant Professor, Baruch College, CUNY, and  Deniz Ones, Hellervik Professor, Distinguished McKnight Professor, University of Minnesota. The Panel will discuss how leading companies are creating alignment between environmental performance goals, people management practices, and the corporate culture. More information Please reserve a space on or before 11/12/12 
Register online or  973-443-8577 or E-mail your RSVP to  pniewski@fdu.ed 

November 28, 2012
ANJR: Recycling Tonnage Reporting Workshop
8 a.m. to noon
Gloucester County Government Services Building
Tonnage Form Overview; Specific Examples from Municipalities: What Works & What Does Not; “Things that drive Joe Davis at NJDEP crazy”
Confirmed speakers:
Dorothy Alexander, Recycling Coordinator, Toms River Township
Dominick D’Altilio, President, ANJR
Sharon DelvecchioRutherford Township
Troy DePrinceRecycling Coordinator, West Deptford Township
Barbara Fiedler Recycling Coordinator, Galloway Township
Monica GismondiRecycling Coordinator, Gloucester County Improvement Authority
Chris HigginsRecycling Coordinator, Cherry Hill Township
Melinda WilliamsRecycling Coordinator, Salem County Improvement Authority
ContactANJR -  P: 908-722-7575 F: 908-722-0280

November 28, 2012
Wildflower Walk and Plant Identification Hike
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Great Swamp Watershed Association
568 Tempe Wick Road,
Morristown, NJ
Are you a water hog or a water miser at home? Do simple household tasks like showering or washing dishes require lots of water or just a gallon or two? Join the Great Swamp Watershed Association for this workshop to learn concrete steps you can take to reduce water use—and your water bill—inside of your house.  We’ll teach you some simple tips to reduce the number of gallons you and your family use each day. We’ll also help you understand where all that water goes when you’re done with it, and how important it is to watch what you put into your household sewer system.  Register online at or call 973-538-3500. Space is limited. Voluntary donations are gratefully accepted

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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 

March 24-27, 2013
EIA 2013 National Conference & Exhibition
Compliance + Enforcement = Prevention: A Capital IdeaHyatt Regency
Crystal City (Washington, D.C.)
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