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Enviro-Events Calendar for May 10-31, 2013








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


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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.




May 11, 2013
New Jersey State History Fair Celebrates Agricultural History 

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Rain or Shine.
Washington Crossing State Park
Hopewell Township, NJ
The "Spirit of the Jerseys" State History Fair is celebrating New Jersey's agricultural heritage in a daylong event. More than 170 historic, government and nonprofit entities and organizations are partnering with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Agriculture. All of the state's counties will be represented at the fair. Agriculturally-themed events set for the State History Fair include: butter churning, beekeeping, corn shelling, cranberry sorting, ice cream making, plowing with draft horses, grinding and gardening. Visitors will find many unique attractions, like a first-hand encounter with Mercy Ingraham, an open-hearth cook who will prepare a spring dinner for a Dutch colonial family; Phydeaux's Flying Flea Circus and Wahoo Medicine Show - a delectable slice of 19th century Americana; and a fair favorite, "Play Ball!" in which the Hoboken Nine square off with the Elizabeth Resolutes in a baseball game using period uniforms, equipment and rules. While admission is free, there will be a $5 fee per-vehicle parking donation to help defray the costs of the fair. Click here  for more information on the State History Fair, including a full listing of events and directions.

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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.

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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 17-18, 2013

Garden State GreenFest     
Friday - 9 a.m. -2 p.m.
Saturday - 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Harwood Arena
Kean University
Union, NJ
Keynote speakers Jeff Corwin & Jeff Yeager. 
From the beginning, Garden State GreenFest has been dedicated to educating, inspiring, and empowering children and adults, individuals and families, urbanites and small town folks to come together in their communities and workplaces to create a more sustainable planet for future generations. More information


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 Ambassador, 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 stream bank 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 21, 2013
Webinar: 
The Post-Consumer Resin Supply Chain
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.  
Presenter:  Patty Moore, President and CEO of Moore Recycling Associates, Inc.
Patty Morre
An expert in plastics recycling, Moore will discuss what is referred to as the "pinch points", and why and where they are found in the post-consumer plastics supply chain. This will assist existing and potential users of recycled plastics to better understand, and mitigate real world challenges.  Through the presentation, collection program operations, recycling managers, government officials, processors of recycled materials, and end users will gain knowledge of how they influence use of this commodity.   


May 22, 2013
Building Bridges: Connecting Classrooms and Communities (Part II)

5 p.m. – 7:30 p. m.
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Rutgers University
33 Livingston Avenue 
New Brunswick, NJ
RSVP to Sara Malone: sjmalone@ejb.rutgers.edu

Join our partners from:  Raritan Headwaters Association, the Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association,  Association of NJ Environmental Commissions (ANJEC), NJ Audubon and Great Swamp Watershed Association. And led by educators fromWest Windsor-Plainfield, The Willow School, Bernards High School, Readington Township Public Schools And YOU! Continue the conversation started at ANJEE in January — and work on building bridges between our natural classrooms and YOUR schoolSeating is limited—register soon!


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.


Photo by Jim Amon  
May 30, 2013
Land Preservation and the Role of Regional Planning
8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
D & R Greenway
Johnson Education Center
Princeton, NJ
Registration
Please join PlanSmart NJ for the first of our 2013 Breakfast Policy Briefings: Land Preservation and the Role of Regional Planning. Experts on land preservation strategies and deals will discuss the regional planning considerations and priorities that inform planning for land preservation. D&R Greenway senior staff will present their Greenway Vision map, provide examples of successful land preservation deals and the role of community involvement, criteria for preserving parcels, and the role of GIS technology. A finance expert from Morgan Stanley will discuss the financial components of successful land preservation deals and an attorney from Drinker Biddle & Reath will discuss the legal aspects of land preservation. A representative from the Keep It Green Coalition will discuss NJ’s sources of funding for open space, farmland and historic preservation, and the threats facing these funding sources. We will also hear from the philanthropic community about their role in developing strategies to preserve NJ’s open spaces. ACIP CM and NJ CLE credits pending.



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

Farmland Leasing Workshop Offered for Landowners
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Rutgers Eco-Complex
1200 Florence-Columbus Rd
Bordentown, NJ 08505
“I own a farm and want to see it actively farmed, but where do I start? What are the first steps, and what do I need to know?” This educational course will help landowners answer these questions and it will introduce them to ideas to consider when making their land available for farming. This includes identifying and clarifying goals for the land, assessing what your property (the land and infrastructure) has to offer – and understanding what aspects of it would be attractive to farmers. What are farmers looking for in a property, and what do farmers want or need in a leasing situation to have a successful business? The farmer’s point of view, short versus long-term leases, and the elements found in a typical lease will all be discussed, as will helpful agricultural organizations, leasing resources, and basic strategies for finding farmers. The course is being offered at no cost. For more information and registration, visit the NOFA-NJ website: www.nofanj.org.
The Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA-NJ) is dedicated to supporting organic and sustainable food, farming, and gardening in New Jersey through education, technical assistance, and policy action. NOFA-NJ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  For more information, visit www.nofanj.org.


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, 2013
LSRP Professional Judgment: Concepts and Applications 
8 a.m. Registration 
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Program

Eatontown Sheraton 

6 Industrial Way East

Eatontown, NJ 07724 

The New Jersey Water Environment Association's Site Remediation Committee presents a full day course on the LSRP program at which key
 NJDEP managers and private sector attorneys and practicing LSRP’s will make presentations and participate in panel discussions.  Pending the LSRP Board’s approval, you will receive 3 Regulatory and 3 Technical Continuing Education Credits for attending this courseYou may also receive 6 Training contact Hours to satisfy other certification training requirements. Download the flyer and registration form by following this link : NJWEA Site Remediation Committee web page which includes the course announcement and a link to the flyer and registration form. Please join us for the course as well as the post course networking and discussion where refreshments will be served.


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. 













June 24-28, 2013

New York Energy Week
New York Energy Week was created to showcase and fuel the rapidly developing energy industry in New York. The week-long industry series is the first comprehensive collaboration to unite the diverse sectors of the energy market and strengthen the energy economy — from fossil fuels and renewables to clean technologies and open data solutions. Leading energy organizations, industry groups, and government based in the New York area will host events, panels and discussions during the week of June 24, 2013, opening conversations to a broader audience and highlighting sector opportunities through New York Energy Week’s collaborative marketing platform. For more information visit nyenergyweek.com

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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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