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Enviro-Events Calendar for April 25-30, 2013








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



April 25,  2013
Environmental Business Council: Improving the LSRP Submittal Process
8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
PSEG 
Training & Development Center
234 Pierson Ave. 
Edison, NJ 08837 
The NJDEP has indicated that 75% of LSRP submittals are administratively incomplete and nearly half of the documents undergoing inspection contain error. Please join the EBC for a special presentation with members of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection who will discuss the common errors that they are seeing on submittals. They will be responding to the concerns our members have raised during our extended March 27th Roundtable regarding difficulties encountered with their submittals. 
This program is designed to help LSRP avoid common errors, will provide how-to information, and an will give an opportunity to have all your questions answered. Registration formSite Remediation Practitioners' Forum will directly follow this event. Please click here for more information.



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April 25, 2013
SWEP's Green Smarts Party 
Saul Ewing

500 Market Street
Conference Room 38D
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Registration: 5 p.m. - Program: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
Help us congratulate the Society of Women Environmental Professionals' s 2013 scholarship and grant recipients at SWEP Greater Philadelphia's annual Green Smarts Party!  We will be honoring our scholarship winners as well as the winners of our annual grants. Learn about impressive students and environmental programs while you network and mingle with other environmental professionals. Wine, sandwiches, and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Wine, sandwiches, and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Building visitors must present a photo IDCost: Members/Non-members: $20; Students: $10. Register by 5 pm, April 18. Questions? Cristina Arlt, swep.scholar.phila@gmail.com  Parking Public Transit: Proximate to 15th Street Station, City Hall Station, and Suburban Station


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April 26-28, 2013

NJ Wildlife & Conservation Conference    
Sheraton Eatontown Hotel
6 Industrial Way East
Eatontown, NJ

A conference designed to find common ground among wildlife enthusiasts and sportsmen, learning and sharing information focused on wildlife conservation, setting the stage for innovative partnerships. 
Join Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ, the NJ State Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs and the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife for panels and seminars about New Jersey's wildlife and how sportsmen, wildlife enthusiasts, biologists and others can come together around a commitment and passion for protecting New Jersey's wildlife. Together, we can set the stag for innovative, productive partnerships in the years to come.  Information and registration here



April 26, 2013
Full Moon Hike

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
The New Jersey Audubon Plainsboro Preserve 

The full moon has brought people together throughout human history.  Join us and experience an adventure where owls hoot, foxes call, and spring frogs sing in a chorus.  Join us for this family friendly exploration into the animal world at night. Welcome to the New Jersey Audubon’s Family Nature Programs.  Each program is designed to explore nature through a theme.  A portion of each program may be spent outdoors building a deeper connection to the natural world through fun and informative activities.  We provide a highly trained environmental educator for each of our programs.   Join us and create memories that will last a lifetime.  Educational and fun, these Family Nature Programs are perfect for beginning naturalists and their families ages 6 to adult.  Cost: members, $3 per person; non-members, $5 per person (unless otherwise noted).  Pre-registration is encouraged.  (609) 897-9400 


April 27, 2013
NY Public Library, Broadway Branch
40-20 Broadway at Steinway Street
Astoria, NY 11103
The Greening Libraries program hosts Sane Energy Project for a slide show and Q&A about how natural gas affects New York City and worsens climate change. Cosponsored by United for Action and CARP. Directions: M or R train to Steinway Street station, walk one block north to Broadway. FREE.



April 27, 2013
Bilger's Rocks Environmental Dedication 
8 a.m. through 4 p.m.

At 1 p.m., a ceremony will take place designating the Bilger's Rocks as a Pennsylvania Wild Plant Sanctuary. Media and government officials will be in attendance. This is a great opportunity for you to visit and explore an extraordinary geological setting as well as an exceptional fauna and flora area. There is no cost for the day's events, only an adventure in the great outdoors that will amaze you. Participants also receive free primitive camping sites for the weekend.  Bilger's Rocks is located in Clearfield Co. Pennsylvania, 12 miles south of I-80 and two miles east of 219 on the Eastern Continental Divide.  For more information, see our Facebook page or our under-construction website. You also may call Terry (814-577-8362) or Gary (814-592-1819) or e-mail info@bilgersrocks.com


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April 27, 2013
Discovery Day: Naturepalooza
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Festival hours)
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Plant sale hours)
Cost: FREE
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
8480 Hagy's Mill Road 
Philadelphia, PA 19128
Meet a black vulture.  Weave a giant bird’s nest.   Explore a spring forest.  Learn to love worms.  Naturepalooza, a Philadelphia Science Festival Discovery Day event, celebrates all things natural with free fun for the entire family, Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  The Schuylkill Center’s annual Native Plant Sale is open to the public the same day, so you can enjoy the festival then shop for your yard or garden from a huge selection of native plants. The Schuylkill Center’s amphitheater will rock to the sounds of kid-friendly musical acts The Plants, Nature Jams and Two of a Kind.  Young and old alike will be fascinated by live animal shows featuring ambassadors from the Center’s wildlife clinic.  Acclaimed Philadelphia muralist David Guinn will lead all willing hands in a giant outdoor artwork using materials from nature.  Budding or armchair scientists can participate in citizen science projects from the event’s Philadelphia Science Festival partners: the Philadelphia Zoo, The Franklin Institute, SciStarter, and John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove.  The intrepid can explore the world of the FBI: Fungi, Bacteria and Invertebrates with the Franklin Institute, or contribute a sample to the human microbiome project with SciStarter. Also in the mix are guided nature walks, birding and frog-hunting excursions, and craft workshops for kids.  Farm Truck and Just Jackie’s food trucks will be on hand selling farm fresh and homemade munchies. 



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April 27, 2013
Art Blooms Earth Festival
Bike ride: 9 a.m.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Festival) Croft Farm 100 Borton Mill Road 
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Rain or shine  
Festival Sponsorship Information HERE


April 27, 2013
28th Annual Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweeps
Clean Ocean Action (COA) invites citizens and organizations to participate in the 28th Annual Spring Beach Sweeps on Saturday, April 27 at over 60 sites along the Jersey Shore.  A complete list of cleanup locations and times can be found at www.ForTheShore.org.  This year’s event is in combination with the fifth Wave of 
Action, a program that is responding to the impacts of Superstorm Sandy and helping to improve and protect the marine environment through monthly volunteer actions. The Beach Sweeps is much more than picking up trash, it’s about collecting data to help reduce sources of pollution.  Volunteers are instructed to record the quantity and types of debris found.   The information collected at the Sweeps is analyzed and published into annual reports.  These reports helps identify pollution problems, aid legislators in enacting laws to protect our marine environment, and inform local and international efforts to combat marine pollution. COA will release the 2012 Annual Beach Sweep report mid-April, just in time for the spring Beach Sweeps. All reports are available on-line at ww.CleanOceanAction.orgCOA encourages participation from volunteers of all ages individually or from businesses, families, and organizations. Volunteer are requested to pre-register by using the online sign-up form at www.ForTheShore.org.  Volunteers should bring gloves, dress for the weather, apply sunscreen, and wear closed-toed, hard-soled shoes. List of sites.

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April 27, 2013

ANJEC: Fundamentals for Effective Environmental Commissions
9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Lawrence Township Municipal Building 2207 Lawrence Road
Lawrence Township, NJ
Environmental Commissions provide the expertise and information necessary to help their town and its residents address environmental concerns. The Commissioners' Course is designed to provide practical information and project ideas that will assist commissions as they face the challenges of protecting their towns' natural resources. ANJEC staff and other invited speakers will present an overview of environmental commission responsibilities and powers, and discuss the basic tools and techniques--master planning, ordinance development, site plan review, and environmental resource inventories--used by commissions as they work at the local level to promote sustainable energy practices and protect the environment.  Registration: ANJEC Members $35; Non-Members $40. If your commission is on the ANJEC Workshop Plan there is no charge to attend. To register and for further information, email ANJEC or call 973-539-7547 


April 27-28, 2013
9th Annual Native Plant Sale 
Saturday, April 27: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm           

Sunday, April 28, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
8480 Hagy's Mill RoadPhiladelphia, PA 19128
If you are looking to enhance your yard or garden with plants that are not only beautiful, but easy to care for and attractive to birds and other wildlife, you can’t go wrong with the Spring Native Plant Sale at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. This annual event is more than a sale: it’s a rite of spring for many local gardeners.  In addition to over 140 native species of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, ferns and vines for sale, the event features expert habitat advice from Schuylkill Center volunteers, fun raffles, and free tree care advice from Bartlett Tree Experts. In keeping with the Schuylkill Center’s environmental mission, the Native Plant Sale adheres to sustainable gardening practices.  All seedlings come from local growers, (many are grown in the Schuylkill Center’s onsite nursery), and are grown using natural pest control, certifiable organic fertilizer, and peat-free organic potting soil.  The sale uses recycled pots as much as possible and the public is encouraged to bring in plastic pots from home for reuse at the Schuylkill Center’s nursery.On Saturday, April 27, the plant sale runs concurrently with the Schuylkill Center’s annual Earth Day festival, Naturepalooza.  The family-friendly festival is a Philadelphia Science Festival Discovery Day event, offering citizen science projects, nature activities and live music and animal shows.  Discovery Day: Naturepalooza runs 10:00 am – 2:00 pm and is free and open to the public. 


April 28, 2013
Third Annual Edison Earth Day Celebration
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Dudash Park
May Street & Liberty Street
Edison, NJ 08837 
(Rain Date: May 5, 2013)
Co-presented by the Township of Edison, Edison Township Environmental Commission and the Edison Sustainable Jersey Green Team. For more information as to attendance, participation and/or sponsorship,  contact Chris Mazauskas, Resource Development Officer, Dept. of Administration at 732-248-7356 or cmazauskas@edisonnj.org 


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April 30, 2013
2013 NJ Regional Planning Summit!     
8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. 
The War Memorial
Trenton, NJ



April 30, 2013

New Jersey SWEP Site Tour of New Solid Waste Transload Facility
4 p..m. to 7 p.m.
DART Transload
540 Doremus Avenue
Newark, NJ 07105
Join the New Jersey Society of Women Environmental Professionals for a site tour of one of the newest solid waste handling facilities in New Jersey. EnviroSolutions will be hosting the April networking event at it’s DART Transload Facility. There will be ongoing site tours along with hors d'oeuvres and a selection of wine, beer and other refreshments. Directions: Directly off the NJ Turnpike, Exit 15E, Follow signs to Doremus Avenue. Right onto Doremus Avenue (South) DART is approximately 1.5 miles down on the left hand side. (973) 855-3605 Event is free for NJSWEP members; $15.00 non-member fee. RSVP to this email or lindaesposti@verizon.net


May 1, 2013

PADEP Open House and Public Hearing on Washington County Compressor Station
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.**VFW Barto Post 6553** (Location changed on April 23, 2013) 
65 Run St.
Slovan, Washington County, Pa
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will host an open house and formal public hearing to discuss a proposed air quality plan approval for MarkWest Liberty Midstream and Resources LLC to install and begin temporary operation of new equipment at its Smith Compressor Station.  The facility is located in Smith Township, Washington County. The company is requesting approval to allow the installation and temporary operation of eight new rich burn natural gas-fired compressor engines.  The newly proposed engines have a higher horsepower rating than engines currently in operation at the facility. The company is also asking to increase the capacity of a currently authorized dehydrator. At 6:30 p.m., the open house portion of the evening will begin with representatives from MarkWest making a presentation outlining their request.  DEP will explain the plan approval process. Then, company representatives will be available to further explain the request and answer questions.  Immediately following, at 7:30 p.m., members of the public may present up to five minutes of formal testimony for the public record. The testimony will be recorded by a court reporter and transcribed into a written document, and DEP will create a written response to all relevant testimony. Those who wish to present oral testimony should contact DEP Community Relations Coordinator John Poister at 412-442-4203 or register that evening prior to the hearing.  Only those who register can give testimony at the public hearing. For anyone unable to attend the public hearing, written comment should be submitted by the close of business May 11 to Alan Binder, PA DEP Bureau of Air Quality, Southwest Regional Office, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Individuals in need of an accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 should contact John Poister at 412-442-4203 or make accommodations through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at 1-800-654-5984 (TDD). For more information, visit www.dep.state.pa.us or call 412-442-4000.


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May 2, 2013
Real Property Roundtable
7:30 a.m. Registration
8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Program
Courtyard by Marriott Newark Downtown
(Parking - in secure lot - is included in registration)After several years of an almost lifeless real estate market, there is a pulse in New Jersey's real estate industry. Exciting development and redevelopment projects are taking shape all over the state and CIANJ is pleased to bring you a panel of three influential real estate professionals who are leading the way with New Jersey's hottest projects. Register here



May 2, 2013 

Backyard Chickens:
 Raising Them and Gardening With Them   
Sign-In 6:30 p.m. Lecture promptly at 7 p.m.
Camden County Environmental Center|
1301 Park Boulevard
Cherry Hill, NJ
Considering raising chickens in your backyard? Learn how to integrate them into your garden.  Learn the basics from chick to egg or egg to chick focusing on which breeds work best in our climate, overall maintenance and care as well as tricks of the trade. Adam Glas is on the staff of Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore College. He is a graduate of the Longwood Gardens Professional Gardener Training Program and has animal husbandry experience as a Barn Manager.  Advance registration requested. For more information: 856-216-7130 or email njgarden@camdencounty.com.



May 4, 2013
Cooper River Clean-Up 
10 a.m. -1 p.m. 
Gravel lot on Park Drive S., just east of Cuthbert, Haddon Township. 
-Paddlers, pedestrians, and families welcome!  
-Bring gloves and a refillable water bottle. Tools & refills provided. 
Community, environmental, public health groups will join for a river trash clean-up to draw attention to NJ's toxic trash problems. In honor of Earth Day, residents and community groups will take a stand against "trashing our rivers" and ask Assembly Leader Greenwald for leadership to protect New jersey from toxic fracking waste. New Jersey is host to the highest number of hazardous toxic waste "Superfund" sites in the country. Despite it's toxic waste problem, last spring New Jersey Governor Christie vetoed a ban on accepting additional toxic pollution from industrial drilling waste known as hydraulic fracturing ("fracking"). The Cooper River Clean-Up is a stand for clean rivers and safe drinking water. The event is sponsored by the Cooper River Group of Food & Water Watch, New Jersey Sierra Club, and Delaware Riverkeeper. 


May 4, 2013

Walking Tour of Harrisville

10 a.m. to Noon
Join author Angelo Dellomo for a nostalgic walk through the old paper mill town of Harrisville in Burlington County, NJ. Mr. Dellomo will guide participants on a tour of one of the most romantic and charming villages ever to exist in the heart of the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Cost is $10/person. Registration required, call Tom at 609-859-8860 x 14 or register online here



May 4, 2013
Birding for Beginners

8:30 a.m.to 10:30 a.m.
The New Jersey Audubon Plainsboro Preserve
This is your chance to learn about birds in a fun and informative class.  Join Associate Naturalist Kathy Easton for a stroll on the Preserve while she shares her birding passion and tricks to identification.  A limited number of loaner binoculars will be available for participants so please bring binoculars if possible. Welcome to the New Jersey Audubon’s Family Nature Programs.  Each program is designed to explore nature through a theme.  A portion of each program may be spent outdoors building a deeper connection to the natural world through fun and informative activities.  We provide a highly trained environmental educator for each of our programs.   Join us and create memories that will last a lifetime.  Educational and fun, these Family Nature Programs are perfect for beginning naturalists and their families ages 6 to adult.  Cost: members, $3 per person; non-members, $5 per person (unless otherwise noted).  Pre-registration is encouraged.  (609) 897-9400


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May 4, 2013 

Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Race starts: 10 a.m.
Mercer County Park
West Windsor, NJ
A healthy community is a strong community. Founded in 1981, Isles, Inc. is a self-help, urban green development organization in Trenton, NJ. We work to grow fresh food, teach our neighbors to grow their own fruits and vegetables, improve healthy eating habits, and create safe spaces where people can exercise.  Support this cause by participating in Miles for Isles, a 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk. This year, the race will be at Mercer County Park in West Windsor, New Jersey. Register before April 13th and receive a free T-shirt! Snacks and prizes will be on hand! This is a USATF Sanctioned race. Please contact Christine Grele with any questions. cgrele@isles.org 609.341.4738


May 5, 2013 
Volunteer Stream Restoration Project
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Kitchell Pond, Loantaka Brook Reservation
75 Kitchell Road
Morristown, NJ
Volunteers will focus their efforts on improving the pond buffer around Kitchell Pond, which flows into Loantaka Brook. A pond buffer can help improve water quality by reducing stormwater runoff into the pond, absorbing pollutants in the runoff, and reducing bank erosion. In this case, volunteers will add new native plants and remove invasive plants from the buffer. Native plants can absorb more stormwater runoff than invasive plants, and serve as important wildlife habitat. Participants should gather at Loantaka Brook Reservation's Kitchell Pond, 75 Kitchell Road, Morristown, NJ. Advanced registration helps us better organize our volunteer activities, and allows us to contact you if plans change. Register online at GreatSwamp.org or call 973-538-3500 x22 to register by telephone. Volunteers must be 15 or older to participate. GSWA requests that all volunteers sign a waiver before undertaking any activity with risk of personal injury.


May 5-8, 2013
McCormick Place Convention Center
Chicago,, IL
Coming off a record year in 2012, the wind energy industry looks forward to building on that momentum, and that's where WINDPOWER 2013 and "Solutions for Success" come in. In an ever-changing marketplace, companies need real-life solutions that can adapt to the dynamic environment, and teach them about new technology, introduce them to a variety of products and services, and help strengthen business relationships. At WINDPOWER 2013, there is a vested commitment to wind energy interests that provide value to attendees and visibility for leaders, all while linking the industry together to find solutions for the advancement of wind power. More information


May 5, 2013

World Premier: Shored Up
With a post-screening panel
Montclair Film Festival
3 p.m. 
Montclair Kimberly Academy 

6 Lloyd Road

Montclair, NJ 07042
Film Synopsis: 
When Superstorm Sandy devastated the East Coast it was a wake up call to a new reality. Shored Up takes us to the heart of this climate change controversy, following communities in NJ and NC where politics, economics and science collide. As the oceans rise and storms flood our towns and cities, do we ignore nature, or do we allow science to guide our policies for the future...before it's too late. Present at the screening will be Director, Ben Kalina; Editor, Marc D’Agostino;  Cinematographer, Jen Schneider and  Executive Producer, Brian Newman. Buy tickets here.  View trailer here


May 6, 2013

Rutgers Hydrology of Wetlands 

Location: Tuckerton, NJ
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Check-in time: 8 a.m.)
How important is learning hydrology? Who ever heard of a dry wetland! By understanding the hydrology, you will understand the distribution and circulation of water in a wetland. If you are planning to delineate, manage, or construct a wetland, you will need to be able to identify and calculate the movement of water through the wetland. This introductory one-day course combines both classroom instruction as well as dands-on field visitation to provide you with a basic understanding of how wetlands are created and sustained. In the morning, you will review the connection between soil, water, and vegetation which creates a wetland. After lunch, gain practical experience using a soil auger to investigate hydrologic evidence for wetland delineation, water table depth and evaluation, and Hydrogeomorphic Models (HGM’s) identification.  More information here. This course is eligible for continuing education credits toward the Society of Wetland Scientists’ Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) Certificate Program.



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May 9, 2013
Sandy Comes to the Jersey Shore: Past, Present and Future 
Presented by Kenneth G. Miller, Rutgers University
6 p.m. to 9 p.m
La Quinta Inn, Somerset (formerly Ramada)
60 Cottontail Lane
Somerset, NJ 08873
$30 for AEG or SAME members, $35 for non-members and $5 for students with RSVP.  Cash or check (payable to AEG) only, payment at the door. Please RSVP, Monday, May 6, 2013 at noon to Curt Schmidt at schmidtcas@aol.com or Rose DeLorenzo at rdelorenzo@matrixneworld.com.    Pay by check or cash only.  Make check payable to AEG.  Payment at the door. No shows will be charged.



May 9, 2013

Plastics Symposium: Sustainable Manufacturing & Recycling Markets Summit
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Professional Development Center
Williamsport, PA
Symposium Agenda & Registration Information


May 11, 2013
The Great Swamp Scavenger Hunt
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Kitchell Pond Pavilion, Loantaka Brook Reservation
75 Kitchell Road
Morristown, NJ
It’s back! The Great Swamp Scavenger Hunt returns on May 11, 2013. Are you ready for another fun-filled day of exploration and discovery? Created and hosted by the Great Swamp Watershed Association, the Great Swamp Scavenger Hunt is a day-long adventure game that is one of the most entertaining ways to discover—or rediscover—some of the great sites of natural, cultural, and historic importance tucked away in northern New Jersey. The event starts and ends at Loantaka Brook Reservation’s Kitchell Pond Pavilion (75 Kitchell Road, Morristown, NJ).  Between 9AM and 4PM, you will visit more than 15 exciting local destinations featuring natural wonders, up-close encounters with wildlife, and other curiosities. To register for the Great Swamp Scavenger Hunt, or to find more information, please visit GreatSwamp.org or call 973-538-3500 x22.  Participation is free, but donations to the Great Swamp Watershed Association are gratefully accepted.  RSVPs via online or telephone registration are appreciated.


May 11, 2013

10 a.m.
Pinelands Preservation Alliance
Southampton NJ

Award winning photographers Albert D. Horner and Denise Bush will lead this landscape photography workshop for photographers of all skill levels. Topics include equipment, finding a location, exposure, composition, advanced techniques and other important skills. Cost is $75 per person. For more information or to register visit www.pinelandsphotographyschool.com . Email albert@pinelandsimagery.com.


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May 13-16, 2013
Blue Vision Summit 
Carnegie Institution for Science
1530 P Street, NW
Washington, D.C 20005

Be a part of the rising wave of citizen activism for our ocean, coasts and the communities that depend on them. Join the groundswell of support for common sense solutions from your community to the halls of Congress. Agenda Register here



May 13, 2013
The Challenges of Climate Change and Building Resilient Communities
A multidisciplinary discussion with experts from Montclair State University

7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Somerset County Environmental Education Center
190 Lord Stirling Road
Basking Ridge, NJ
The Great Swamp Watershed Association, Somerset County Park Commission, and Montclair State University’s Passaic River Institute invite you to attend “The Challenges of Climate Change and Building Resilient Communities,” a panel discussion about local responses to changing climatic conditions and increases in severe weather in New Jersey. Presenters will include climate change experts drawn from several different academic departments at Montclair State University, including the Department of Anthropology, the Department of Biology and Molecular Biology, the Department of Earth and Environmental Studies, and the School of Business. Short, topical presentations will address a wide range of local concerns, including the documented rise in average temperatures in New Jersey, the unprecedented increase in public awareness of weather phenomena, the connection between land development and flooding in New Jersey, the public health implications of post-traumatic stress in the wake of natural disasters, climate-change best practices for the business community, and the important, but often overlooked, role of human relationships in preparing for and recovering from severe climatic events. Advanced registration is strongly recommended. Please register online at GreatSwamp.org, or call 973-538-3500 x22 to register by telephone. Registration is free of charge, but voluntary donations are gratefully accepted.


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May 14, 2013
Horticultural Society of South Jersey 
7 p.m.
Carman Tilelli Community Center
820 Mercer Street
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002.
May is the annual Spring Flower Show and lecture. Harry Gamble, a Landscape Architect for a prominent local nursery, will be discussing Landscape Design.  He will talk about how to work with various plants, planting material and techniques.  Come see our members’ gorgeous flower arrangements, specimens and photographs.  Enjoy the speaker while professional judges evaluate entries.  Only paid-up members may enter the flower show but the event and lecture are free and open to the public.  For more information, go to the HSSJ.org website.  


May 14, 2013

Breakfast Briefing: What Wildlife Tells Us About Clean Water
8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
The Helen Whitney Chase Auditorium
Madison Library
39 Keep Street
Madison, NJ
Macro-invertebrates—known outside of scientific circles as bugs, worms, mollusks and other small, spineless creatures—are useful when it comes to studying water quality and environmental conditions in and around a stream. For instance, dragonflies, aquatic snails, and flatworms can indicate whether the water in a stream is truly clean. Dr. Lee Pollock, Professor Emeritus of Biology at Drew University, has studied these small creatures in the Great Swamp watershed for many years.  Join the Great Swamp Watershed Association on Tuesday, May 14, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. to hear findings from his 2012 studies, along with his long-term view of environmental trends and what they mean for our local waters. This talk is given free of charge, although voluntary donations to GSWA are gratefully accepted.  Register at GreatSwamp.org or call 973-538-3500 x22.


May 16, 2013

GMO Free NJ Meeting -2nd annual Green Fest follow-up 

7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Collingswood Library
771 Haddon Ave.
CollingswoodNJ 08108 
This informational meeting will explore the presence of genetically engineered substances in our food supply, shopping strategies and actions you can take today. Free and open to the public--bring a friend.  gmofreenj.com


May 18, 2013
Your Plant Deserves a Chance, Ask a Master Gardener
Master Gardeners of Camden County 2013 Plant Clinics
9 a.m. - Noon
Camden County Environmental Center
1301 Park Boulevard

Cherry Hill, NJ

Residents are invited to stop by with garden questions, sick plants, bug-eaten leaves and flowers, insects and for some friendly and helpful conversation.


May 18, 2013
Pinelands Preservation Alliance
How healthy is the stream in your neighborhood? Learn how to perform a biological stream assessment.  Takes place at PPA's offices.  Must be at least 14 years old to attend. This workshop is led by Rancocas Watershed Ambassaor, Peter Zampella.  FREE.  Registration required.


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May 19, 2013

Stream Assessment Training for Volunteers
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Great Swamp Watershed Association
568 Tempe Wick Road
Morristown, NJ
Want to get outside and help the Great Swamp Watershed Association (GSWA) protect local waterways?  We are looking for volunteers to conduct visual environmental assessments of streams in our watershed.  Visual assessments are conducted at stream reaches throughout the region twice each year, and they help us know what is happening along our streams.  Visual assessment volunteers record information such as stream depth, width, the presence of streambank erosion, and more! So, if you like spending time outdoors and love the peace of mind that comes along with knowing that you make a real difference to our local environment, attend our volunteer training session and become a GSWA visual assessment volunteer this spring!  Training also includes instruction on conducting macroinvertebrate assessments which measure water health by studying populations of bugs, worms, insects, and other small, spineless aquatic wildlife.  This training is conducted in partnership with the AmeriCorp’s New Jersey Watershed Ambassador Program.  Register at GreatSwamp.org or call 973-538-3500 x22.


May 22, 2013
Pinelands 101: Intro to Pinelands Ecology
7 p.m.
Pinelands Preservation Alliance
Learn about the natural history of the Pinelands: its sandy soils, its water resources, its rare species, and its curious dependence on fire from Dr. Amy Karpati, Director of Conservation Science for PPA. Cost is $10/person. Register here.




May 30-31, 2013
Environmental Management Information Systems in the Cloud Conference
8 a.m.-5 p.m. PST
The Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco
EMIScloud 2013 is the premier conference on organizing environmental, sustainability, health/safety, energy, air, and water information in the Cloud, hosted by Locus Technologies. At this peer-led, two-day event, you will learn about recent developments in the environmental management space, and light will be shed on the best practices and Cloud-based options that exist today to more effectively manage your mission-critical environmental information. This is your chance to collaborate and celebrate with Locus customers, partners, employees, and various like-minded, environmental professionals. You will hear from multiple perspectives such as companies that have undergone the Cloud transformation, environmental professionals from different industries with a wide range of experiences, and Locus experts, and will emerge with the proper knowledge to help your company avoid potential pitfalls in the future. Please visit the event website for further information, www.emiscloud.com, or email emiscloud@locustec.com


June 1, 2013

Pedal to Preserve                        
7 a.m. registration/check-in
Garden Spot Village
433 South Kinzer Avenue
New Holland, PA 17557 
Celebrate Lancaster Farmland Trust's 25th Anniversary and "Ride Because She Can't." With distances of 6, 20, and 51 miles, these 3 leisure biking routes provide scenic views of more than 75 preserved farms in the heart of beautiful Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. For families, novice riders, and experienced cyclists, this event offers fun for all ages and abilities. Pedal to Preserve 2013 is a leisure ride, not a race. Marked routes, SAG support, breakfast snacks, rest stops, and lunch are included in your registration. All proceeds benefit the Trust and farmland preservation. More information here

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June 10-12, 2013

INEF Penn State Conference 2013
A conference for the Environmental Forensics community
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA
Short Course June 10, 2013-A preliminary full day environmental forensics course prior  to the conference will include presentations of forensics geochemistry with an emphasis on petroleum hydrocarbons, chlorinated solvents, and organic compounds. Compound specific isotope analysis and the use of surrogate analysis in environmental forensics investigations are presented in detail. See full agenda here
Technical Sessions, June 11-12, 2013
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Two days of technical sessions will feature selected presentations on environmental forensics topics solicited from international leaders in the field. Selected speakers will submit manuscripts summarizing their papers that will be peer-reviewed prior to publication by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Copies of the proceedings will be provided to all conference attendees following the conference. Due to current level of interest, a special session will be organized on the  environmental forensics of hydraulic fracturing.  As part of this session invited presentations are planned, in addition to open submissions, by key experts in this important area
More information and call for abstracts


June 11, 2013
Understanding Sustainable Management
Full day course offered by the Association of New Jersey Recyclers (ANJR) 
and the Cook College Office of Continuing Professional Education
Rutgers Geiger Center
New Brunswick, NJ


June 13-14, 2013
Development of Site-Specific Impact to Groundwater (IGW)
Soil Remediation Standards (SRS) using SESOIL and AT123D
Rutgers Continuing Studies Conference Center
178 Ryders Lane
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Instructors: Michael Barden, Robert Schneiker, Liliana Cecan & Paul Sanders
The cost for this two-day seminar is $795. A printed course notebook as well as continental breakfast, lunch, and break snacks and refreshments for both days of the seminar are included. This two-day course is approved for 14 CECs for LSRPs and covers the development of site-specific impact to groundwater (IGW) soil remediation standards (SRS) under the NJDEP guidance. Subject matter will range from simple equations (SWPE), to SPLP, and transport and fate modeling, using SESOIL and AT123D within the new SEVIEW 7.1 software package. For additional information please contact Liliana Cecan at liliana.cecan@interbrain.net or Robert Schneiker at seview@seview.com.


June 15, 2013
Your Plant Deserves a Chance, Ask a Master Gardener
Master Gardeners of Camden County 2013 Plant Clinics
9 a.m. - Noon
Camden County Environmental Center
1301 Park Boulevard

Cherry Hill, NJ

Residents are invited to stop by with garden questions, sick plants, bug-eaten leaves and flowers, insects and for some friendly and helpful conversation.




June 20, 2013
2013 PA Recycling Markets Development Summit  
Spotlight On E-Waste Holiday Inn Harrisburg East
4751 Lindle Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111

 Update on the WMGR081 General Permit for E-Scrap Recyclers in Pennsylvania. Learn about the renewal process and potential changes to the permit. Presented by DEP; What you also can expect: Update on the e-Stewards Standard for E-Scrap Recyclers; Update on the R2 Standard for E-Scrap Recyclers; Update on CRT Processing in the US and elsewhere, and Manufacturer, retailer, and recycler perspectives on the implementation of the CDRA. Questions: Email info@parmc.org or call us at 717-948-6660. 


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July 20, 2013
Your Plant Deserves a Chance, Ask a Master Gardener
Master Gardeners of Camden County 2013 Plant Clinics
9 a.m. - Noon
Camden County Environmental Center1301 Park BoulevardCherry Hill, NJ
Residents are invited to stop by with garden questions, sick plants, bug-eaten leaves and flowers, insects and for some friendly and helpful conversation.


August 17, 2013
Your Plant Deserves a Chance, Ask a Master Gardener
Master Gardeners of Camden County 2013 Plant Clinics
9 a.m. - Noon
Camden County Environmental Center
1301 Park Boulevard

Cherry Hill, NJ

Residents are invited to stop by with garden questions, sick plants, bug-eaten leaves and flowers, insects and for some friendly and helpful conversation.


August 20-22, 2013

Eastern Regional Meeting - Society for Petroleum Engineers of PA
Pittsburgh, Pa

Over the past 5 years since the last ERM was held in Pittsburgh the basin has grown considerably to accommodate the explosion of the Marcellus shale and more recently, its older brother, the Utica shale. The result of this is the rich legacy of experience that was already present in the basin is now armed with access to and the application for the latest technology for oil and gas field development. This has shifted our basin from being a mere ‘user’ of technology to being a true ‘developer’ of technology. We have also seen the industry embrace the added environmental challenges of the area and work through solutions that benefit the communities in which we operate. The theme of the 2013 Eastern Regional Meeting is appropriately named “Bridging Experience with Technology” and Pittsburgh will be the perfect venue to share these realized successes to others in the basin and to showcase them to those operating in similar unconventional basins outside of the area. More information


October 16, 2013
ANJR Annual Recycling Symposium & Luncheon
Jumping Brook Country Club
Neptune, NJ

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