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Enviro-Events Calendar for September 9, 2013





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



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September 10, 2013
Effective Management for Breaking Ground: What's the Key?
CIANJ Real Property Roundtable 
8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.  (Registration: 7:30 a.m.)
Hilton Hasbrouck Heights
650 Terrace Ave.,
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 
Every project needs to be "timely and cost effective." But how can it be achieved? Seasoned professionals know it's a matter of proper planning and identifying key factors to keep a project on target and on budget. CIANJ will present a panel of experts with more than 50 years of construction experience to discuss how it is done.  Starting with the site selection, design process and continuing through selection of materials, and overall project management, our panelists will share the best practices learned in their careers and discuss today's market pressures. This roundtable promises to identify: Top factors for managing costs and avoiding change orders; keys to overcoming cost overruns, and best ways to produce saving. Registration



September 10, 2013
Nature’s Palette for Papermaking

7 p.m. 
Carman Tilelli Community Center
820 Mercer Street
Cherry Hill
NJ 08002

Winnie Radolan will be the presenter at the Horticultural Society of South Jersey monthly meeting which is free and open to the public. At the end of the growing season, our gardens provide us with a wealth of plant materials which can be processed into papermaking fibers, useful for creating beautiful handmade papers. Iris and day lily leaves and other plant materials can be made into beautifully textured and colored papers. Winnie started her career in papermaking in 1989 at the site of America’s first paper mill, RittenhouseTown back in 1989.  She teaches at the University of the Arts in Pa.  Her works are exhibited and in private collections around the world.  For more information, go to the www.HSSJ.org  website.  


September 10, 2013 
Legal and Insurance Lessons Learned From Major Catastrophic Events
8 a.m.
TKP Conference Center
109 West 39th Street (Between 6th and Broadway)
New York, NY 
Hosted by Marsh and K&L Gates. Join Marsh and K&L Gates for a complimentary one-day seminar at which our experts will discuss important topics from both a legal and risk management perspective to better prepare you for managing the risks associated with catastrophic events. We will cover: Lessons learned from Superstorm Sandy and the World Trade Center Disaster; Contractor default insurance and claim management techniques; Optimizing post-disaster claim recovery. and project risk management techniques to reduce the likelihood and impact of cost overruns and schedule delays. Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Sessions: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Cocktail Reception: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. A complimentary lunch and cocktail reception will be included with your registration.  *Important Note -- Due to construction taking place next to the TKP New York Conference Center, the entrance to 109 West 39th Street is not easily visible. An alternate entrance is 104 West 40th Street (between 6th & Broadway). Once inside the main lobby, take the elevators to the 2nd floor. Registration check-in will be to your right. To RSVP, please click here for registration form, contact Ale Muzika or visit our event page


September 10, 2013

Fueling our Economic Growth with Natural Gas Conference
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cross Creek Resort
Titusville, Pa
The conference will showcase the business opportunities available due to the growth of the natural gas industry. Click here for conference presentations and registration.


September 10, 2013
Regulatory Training in Underground Storage Tanks
New Brunswick, NJ
If You Work on USTs, You Need This Course! Whether you are becoming certified for the first time or just need to recertify, you will get the regulatory information you need to stay current with New Jersey’s UST requirements and help your clients or employer avoid potential penalty liability. More information


September 10-11, 2013
Steptoe & Johnson Energy Leadership Summit
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Steptoe & Johnson Energy Leadership Summit will provide senior energy executives and decision makers with a comprehensive overview of recent shale oil and gas developments and legal and transactional issues in the major shale plays throughout the U.S. Plus, we’ll unveil more details from Below the Surface – The Legal Challenges of Shale Gas Production, a survey of U.S. shale producers commissioned by Steptoe & Johnson. Topics include: A keynote roundtable focusing on the industry from 50,000 feet; Crafting litigation-resistant mineral title; Pooling and unitization; National review of title issues, and Shaping and financing the deal. Click here to request an invitation.


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September 11, 2013 
 
Green Drinks
6 p.m. to 8:00 pm 
PJ Whelihans 
Rt. 70, Cherry Hill, NJ
Connect and share as we gear up for another exciting sustainable season! Join us for our monthly free networking event that brings together like minded people and businesses to socialize, share ideas and work together towards a sustainable South Jersey community! This is NOT the usual first Wednesday of the month due to the Rosh Hashanah holiday 


September 12, 2013

NJ's LSRP Program - A Year Later
PlanSmart NJ Continental Breakfast and Policy Briefing
8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 
The College of New Jersey
Ewing, NJ
The full Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) program has just past its one year anniversary. The program was purported by the NJDEP to streamline the remediation of contaminated sitesy. What has it accomplished? What are the impacts on redeveloping the urban areas of New Jersey? What are the pros and cons of the program? What does the future hold? Join PlanSmart NJ for a Policy Briefing to learn more. PlanSmart NJ Member: $45; Non-profit/Government: $55; Non-member $65. Register here. Contact Ann Brady, abrady@plansmartnj.org or 609-393-9434 with any questions. Sponsorship Opportunities    


September 12-13, 2013
YOUNG 2013 Conference & Expo
The third annual Youngstown, Ohio Utica and Natural Gas Conference & Expo, or YOUNG — Ohio’s premier B2B Utica Shale forum — will be held in Youngstown Sept. 12 and 13. Building on the growth and high standards of our first two conferences, YOUNG 2013 will be an interactive forum where your company can meet with the industry leaders and businesses that are developing and processing the rich Utica Shale gases and liquids. As the Mahoning Valley is the supply chain hub for both the Utica and Marcellus plays, YOUNG exhibition space is going fast. Be sure to reserve your exhibit space and make your reservations quickly More information here

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September 13, 2013

Mercer Employer Legislative Committee
Noon to 1 p.m.
Marsilio's Kitchen
Ewing, NJ
Our featured speaker will be Assemblyman Dan Benson, 14th District. Christine Stearns from  NJBIA will also give an update on Legislative happenings in Trenton. Luncheon cost: $35. If you make a reservation and are then unable to attend, please call (609)689-9960 ext. 11, 48 hours in advance in order to avoid being charged. RSVP by email; Liz@midjerseychamber.org, or call (609) 689-9960 ext. 11,  by September 5 so that the appropriate arrangements can be made. Checks should be made payable to "MERCER ELC" and sent to : Liz Tindall, Mercer ELC Vice Chair, c/o MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce, 1A Quakerbridge Plaza Drive, Suite 2, Hamilton, NJ  08619  


September 16, 2013

CIANJ’s Fall Environmental Conference
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Pines Manor
Edison NJ. 
Meet the incoming and current leadership at the Department of Environmental Protection.  They will discuss the departments programs, including site remediation, water quality, air quality and enforcement, to name a few.  Participants will learn about upcoming rules and initiatives impacting the regulated community.  This conference will be a must attend for all environmental professionals!  Sponsorship opportunities available for this event! To view the day’s tentative agenda please click here. To register for this event please click here.  


September 16-17, 2013
Rutgers University
Bordentown, NJ
$695.00  Register
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Check-in time first day: 8a.m.)
Calculation of the amount, depth, duration, and timing of water anticipated in a constructed wetland is an essential element for preparing functional wetland designs. The single biggest mistake in botched wetland construction projects is failure to understand the amount and seasonal distribution of water over time. Learn about depth, duration and timing of water, and how to calculate and anticipate hydrologic patterns before your wetland is constructed! More information 


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NJ Chamber Roundtable Breakfast











September 17, 2013

Roundtable: NJ Chamber of Commerce and the Business Action Center 
Forsgate County Club
8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. 

Member price $65; non-member price $110 

Click here to register.



September 19, 2013
Back to School, Time for Action!
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Collingswood
 Public Library

771 Haddon Ave 
Collingswood, NJ
GMO Free NJ, a grassroots organization dedicated to education, action and labeling of GMOs, will meet to galvanize and mobilize new campaigns for the autumn and winter.  Come learn more about the genetically engineered substances (GMOs) in the food supply and meet others in your community who are working towards a more sustainable future.  Find out what's going on with the labeling legislation in New Jersey and what you can do about it.  Get in on the ground floor of GMO Free NJ's latest projects and campaigns. You can "be the change" you wish to see in the world.  Free and open to the public--bring a friend! www.gmofreenj.com


September 22, 2013
USGBC NJ’s 1st Annual Tour de Farm NJ

Ride with Us: 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Crystal Springs Country Club, 3621 State Rt. 94, Hamburg, NJ
(to Fair Acres / Kittatinny Mountain Farm, Sussex, NJ)
Eat with Us: 12:00 noon- 5:00 p.m.
Fair Acres / Kittatinny Mountain Farm, 1339 State Rt. 23, Sussex, NJ.
The 1st annual Tour de Farm, NJ is a 5-day, 400 mile, cycling tour of New Jersey’s farms. A dozen passionate cyclists will zigzag the Garden State from Cape May to High Point stopping at 20 farms throughout their journey. These cyclists will be sustained solely by the food grown on the farms. The final day of the Tour is for public participation as hundreds of cyclists join the ride ($25 registration). This final leg of the Tour de Farm NJ concludes with a fabulous Farm-to-Fork Celebration at the finish line. Ride with us, eat with us, or both. Early registration for the Farm-to-Fork is $50 a person until 8/15/2013. Farm-to-Fork is $100 per person from 8/16/2013-9/22/2013. (The fee to join the last leg of the Ride is $25, regardless of date.) www.tourdefarmnj.com, or call (973) 290-0013.


September 23-24. 2013

Rutgers: Vegetation Identification for Wetland Delineation – Southern NJ
Millville and Waretown, NJ
Plants are the most obvious clues to wetland boundaries. This two-day field course will teach you how to draw a wetland line by identifying a variety of upland and wetland plant species. This is a field-based course, so please dress accordingly for the outdoors. 



September 24,  2013 

Reptiles & Amphibians of the Pines
7 p.m. 
Pinelands Preservation Alliance
17 Pemberton Road
Southampton NJ  08088 
Join Bob Ferguson, President of the Northeast chapter of the North American Field Herping Association, for a presentation about the reptiles and amphibians (collectively known as herptiles) of the Pine Barrens.  Each herp will be described, with special attention paid to the more intriguing species.  In addition to natural history, the various herping techniques used to locate many of these Pine Barrens denizens will be revealed.  Cost is $10/person. Registration required, call Tom at 609-859-8860 x 14 or contact Tom by email.  Register online here


Shale Insight 2013


September 26-27, 2013

Mold Remediation Certification Course NJ 
Hosted by Environmental Solutions Association 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
EMSL Lab World Headquarters
200 Route 130 North
Cinnaminson, NJ 08077 View Map 
To buy tickets or find out more, visit: Event URL


September 26-27, 2013
2013 Mid-Atlantic Conference of the American Water Resources Association
The Conference Center at Mercer
Presented by the New Jersey Section-AWRA in conjunction with the 
Delaware State Section, National Capital Region Section, Pennsylvania State Section and Philadelphia Metropolitan Area Section AWRA and the sections of the Mid-Atlantic region are committed to fostering interdisciplinary communication among persons of diverse backgrounds working on any aspect of water resources. We anticipate that the conference will carry on that mission with a program that will include a wide-range of water resources topics to interest practitioners, researchers and students from a variety of disciplines. Our goal is to provide an interesting and informative program that will provide attendees with lessons and tools to apply in their watershed. Conference Highlights: Two days of keynote speakers and concurrent sessions; Poster sessions and Exhibits – The exhibit hall will provide the opportunity for attendees and exhibitors to connect and build partnerships. Thursday Evening Banquet: In 2013, the Mid-Atlantic Sections of AWRA will celebrate Water New Year’s Eve. The Water New Year’s Eve celebration is a highlight of the NJ Section’s year - and this year, we expect it to be a wonderful chance to meet new people and re-connect with old friends from throughout the region. Who should attend?  State, county, and municipal officials, planners, and engineers; Environmental and engineering consultants; Health officials and researchers; Water purveyors; Watershed association members; Soil Conservation District officials; Scientists from academic institutions, and graduate and undergraduate students. Conference Program  Conference Registration


September 28, 2013
Fall Bird Seed and Native Plant Sale
The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA  19128Plant sale runs 9:00 am – 2:00 pm; Seed sale runs 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Replenish your garden with berry-producing trees and shrubs and fall-blooming wildflowers—all perfect for migrating birds and insects.  Save on quality bird seed, seed mixes and suet.  Members receive 20% off seed and 10% off plants; non-members receive 10% off seed.  Ensure you get the quantity of bird seed you need: order in advance.  Email cmorgan@schuylkillcenter.org or call 215-482-7300 x 127 by Sep, 20. Free


September 28, 2013

Historic Walking Tour at Double Trouble
10 a.m. 
Double Trouble State Park
Lacey Township, N.J. 
The Double Trouble Historic District at Double Trouble State Park in Ocean County illustrates two Pinelands industries:  lumbering and cranberry harvesting.   The village with the unique name was first settled during the Colonial era.  As swamps were cleared of the timber used for cedar shingles, laths and ship building, they were planted with cranberry vines.  Highlights of the field trip include tours of the restored sawmill and cranberry sorting and packing house as static exhibits, and a visit to the cranberry bogs.  There will be some walking on sand roads.  Andrew Anderson, Historic Resource Specialist for Double Trouble State Park, will share stories of this village's past while guiding the group through the historic district.  Cost is $10/person. Registration required, call Tom at 609-859-8860 x 14 or  online here


September 29, 2013

Blue Banyan Yoga Retreat
9 a.m. – 12:00 pm 
The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA  19128
The change in seasons can produce profound effects on our bodies and psyches.  Tune into nature's flow and re-balance your body and mind with this special yoga retreat.  Sophie Simpson, founder of Blue Banyan Yoga in Mt. Airy, guides you through three hours of Asana (yoga postures), Pranayama (breath work) and mental quieting—all outdoors amid the beauty of nature.  Cost: $40 (Schuylkill Center members receive discounted admission)  Registration required. Call 215-482-7300 x 110.

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October 2-4, 2013

Executive Seminar on the Changing Energy Landscape  
The Madison Hotel | Washington, DC
Lead your organization through complex decisions with a deeper understanding of The Changing Energy Landscape: Energy, Environment and Security. Drawing on the expertise of The Fletcher School at Tufts University, the executive certification seminar will address interconnected issues arising from dramatic changes in our energy landscape and what they will mean for decision makers in government, business and non-profit organizations. Take advantage of this exclusive opportunity to connect and collaborate with experts and professionals from the public, private and NGO sectors, while earning an executive education certification from a world-renown international affairs school. For more information, visit fletcher.tufts.edu/triplomacy or contact Kara Evanko at kevanko@sternassociates.com.


October 3, 2013
8th Annual Meigs Awards: Celebrating Leadership
7:30 p.m.
The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA  19128
Join us for a special evening celebrating our present success and future promise.  Over a coffee and dessert reception, we'll present the 2013 Henry Meigs Awards for Environmental Leadership and our annual Volunteer Service Awards.  Then, Executive Director Mike Weilbacher will unveil our new Master Plan, highlighting our exciting goals for the future as we look toward our 50th anniversary in 2015. FreeFor information or to register, call 215-482-7300 x 110.



October 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2013 (4 consecutive Thursday evenings)
ArcGIS: IntroductionRutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Test out your GIS knowledge and skill with hands-on GIS software application! With a focus on layout and core functionality, this 12-hour evening course offers an overview of ArcGIS components, basic display and map querying functions, metadata browsing and file management, basic analysis techniques, and map layout. Increase your software proficiency with practical, in-class exercises!  


October 5, 2013
A Writing Retreat in the Woods
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA  19128
Let nature be your muse.  Gather inspiration along our trails while you hone your craft with workshops presented by experienced, published teachers from Musehouse: A Center for the Literary Arts.  Explore nature journaling, outdoor flash fiction, poetry, bookmaking with branches, and more.  Novice and experienced writers welcome. Cost:  $50 Register by Sept. 5 to receive $5 off! (Schuylkill Center members receive discounted admission)  Registration required.Call 215-482-7300 x 110.



October 9, 2013
US Green Building Council – NJ Chapter's 11th Annual Gala & Awards Dinner

5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ
The USGBC NJ’s Annual Gala is the networking event of the year for green building and sustainability professionals in the tri-state area.  Each year USGBC NJ recognizes and presents Gala Awards to companies and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in green building and sustainability. The award categories are: Suburban Green Project; Urban Green Project; Not for Profit Green Project; and Student Project. In addition, the USGBC NJ Award Committee will also select a Municipal Honoree and a Corporate Honoree. (Nomination forms are due Aug. 15th.) Visit our website for information on tickets and sponsorship opportunities. Gala Award Guidelines and Nomination Application can also be found online: www.usgbcnj.org/Gala2013, or call (973) 290-0013.

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October 10, 2013
Green Materials and Services Expo

3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
HSBC Plaza
100 Chestnut Street
Rochester, NY (Click Here for Directions)
The Genesee Region of the US Green Building Council NY Upstate Chapter's 'Green Materials and Services Expo' is an excellent way for your company to specifically reach your preferred customer market.  Last year this event was held in the Hudson Valley, and featured 23 exhibitors and a lot of fun! Meet your peers.  Learn from each other and collaborate to grow! Exhibitor Registration Form  


October 12, 2013

Artist Reception — Sarah Kaizar: In Danger and Stacy Levy: Rain Yard
4 p.m.– 6 p.m.
The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA  19128
Stacy Levy's Rain Yard is an interactive artwork and rain garden now on permanent display in the Schuylkill Center’s Discovery Garden.  This innovative artwork serves both a practical function—mitigating stormwater runoff from our building—and an interpretive function—highlighting the critical role that soil and plants play in the water cycle. There are currently 454 animal species on the U.S. endangered species list.  Artist Sarah Kaizar showcases many of them with In Danger, a stunning collection of pen and ink drawings.  Her delicate renderings capture the animals' wide range of forms, patterns, textures and personalities, highlighting both their beauty and vulnerability. In Danger will be on view in the Schuylkill Center’s gallery October 3 –January 4. Free admission


October 16, 2013

The sustainable Raritan River Mini-Conference 
at Duke Farms1112 Dukes Parkway West
Hillsborough, NJ  08844

The October 16 Sustainable Raritan River Mini-conference will pick up where our June conference left off, highlighting more current issues of concern for the Raritan region, and actions we can take for a more sustainable Raritan River. The mini-conference will include: an early morning bird walk; a morning of hot topics and informative workshops, and an afternoon working tour of Duke Farm. The conference will be free; lunch and refreshments will be offered at cost. The Sustainable Raritan River Mini-Conference is especially for municipal leaders, business leaders, county officials, non-profit organizations, state and federal government officials, environmental commissions, and civic-minded residents of all 98 Raritan River Basin communities.  We are seeking professional continuing education credits for architects, engineers, floodplain managers, foresters, planners, and public works managers. Watch our Website or Facebook page for updates.           

or contact Sara Malone at 848-932-2711
sjmalone@ejb.rutgers.edu
www.raritan.rutgers.edu
www.facebook.com/RaritanCollaborative
  

                                                

October 16, 2013
Green Fence: Obstacles and Opportunities
ANJR's 33rd Recycling Symposium & Awards Luncheon  
Jumping Brook Country Club
Neptune, NJ


October 16-17, 2013

New Jersey Association for Floodplain Management annual conference 
The Revel

Atlantic City
It's the premier floodplain management conference in the Northeast. With more than 40 speakers and several hundred participants, this is the conference that regional floodplain managers from the public and private sector plan to attend. In addition, many consulting firms and product vendors associated with floodplain management attend as well.The annual conference provides an opportunity for professionals in the fields of engineering, hydrology, geology, planning, code enforcement, floodplain management and emergency management to participate in Plenary Sessions and concurrent sessions on a broad range of relevant topics. The NJAFM conference also includes a number of training opportunities and networking events. Visit the NJAFM Annual Conference webpage for more information on conference registration, abstract submissions, exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities, Local Official and Student scholarships, and more! To register for the conference, click here. Register by July 31 to get the early-bird discount!!



October 16- 18, 2013

2013 Paper Recycling Conference 
Chicago, Il
Check out the entire program by clicking here or by visiting PaperRecyclingConference.com



October 16-19, 2013
Rutgers: Methodology for Delineating Wetlands
Basking Ridge and Cream Ridge, NJ
Learn the methods of the experts! This four-day course will introduce you to delineating wetlands using the Federal Interagency Wetland Delineation Manual, which is required for use in New Jersey. Techniques taught will also be applicable to individuals interested in using the 1987 Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual.  More information: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/eh0401ca.html

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October 17, 2013

New Pig Energy Open House Event10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
New Pig Energy Sales Offices
Tyrone, PA Located in the heart of Marcellus Shale country, come see how our secondary containment products can help keep your worksite incident-free. Event Highlights: Regulatory Overview — SPCC, PPC, Spill Policy, and PA Act 13 information; PIG Well Pad Liner Classroom — Instruction on best practices for seaming, patching, and berming, and Test Pad Site Visit –  Live demonstrations on recycling and new product introductions. Who is New Pig Energy? New Pig Energy (NPE) is a wholly owned subsidiary of New Pig Corporation, the world leader in liquid containment for more than 27 years. NPE was created to focus resources on providing the best and safest secondary containment for drilling and hydraulic fracturing throughout the United States. 


October 17, 2013

Rutgers: Environmental Forensics
Sayreville, NJ
Environmental forensics is a multidisciplinary field with the goal of understanding how and when contamination occurred, as well as who is responsible for the pollution. Environmental forensics investigations may involve identifying and apportioning responsibility among multiple parties, age-dating releases and/or determining exactly how a release occurred with reference to insurance or other contractual issues.


October 17, 2013

Rutgers: Introduction to Wetland Identification
Basking Ridge, NJ
In this one-day combination classroom and field course, a nationally recognized wetlands expert will review the skills you need to identify freshwater wetlands and their boundaries and introduce you to wetland plant identification and soil recognition. You will learn: Why wetlands are important; How they differ; What indicators are used for wetland identification, and What about current regulations in New Jersey 


October  18, 2013

EIA 2013 Fall Technical SeminarHyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk
The Environmental Information Association is excited to be holding the 2013 Fall Technical Seminar in San Antonio! With a spectacular location directly on the River Walk that over looks the historic Alamo mission, the Hyatt Regency San Antonio offers luxurious accommodations at our special EIA conference rate! The downtown location features genuine Texas hospitality and a prime location in the heart of the River Walk, for our EIA San Antonio, TX adventure. Information and Registration



October 23, 2013 
An Evening with "Morning Joe" Scarborough
Pines Manor
Edison, NJ
See What Morning Joe Brews Up  
Reception and Hors d'oeuvres: 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
"An evening with Morning Joe": 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. 
Special Sponsor Reception 7:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (invitation only)
For more information or to purchase tickets, click here



October 25-26, 2013

Halloween Hikes & Hayrides
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA  19128
Take a magical walk through woods aglow with jack-o-lanterns, where you'll meet friendly talking animals eager to share their nocturnal ways.  Enjoy a hayride along a woodland road, a campfire, s'mores, and pumpkin painting, too.  Don't miss this unique family-favorite—a Schuylkill Center tradition.  $10/person (Hayride included) $40 max per family (Schuylkill Center members receive discounted admission)
Best to reserve a hike time in advance: 215-482-7300 x110.


October 29, 2013

Nature Uncorked!  Strange and Scary Animals: A Halloween Special
7:30 p.m.
The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA  19128It's the season of all things ghoulish. We'll uncork a bottle of wine and share the weirdly wonderful stories of scary animals and plants: the lethal weed that killed Abe Lincoln's mother, the truth behind vampire bats, a massive wasp that feeds on—gulp!—tarantulas, and the world's deadliest animal.  You'll also meet two very Halloween-ish characters—a vulture and a great horned owl—live and in person.  It's a special adults-only celebration of that master of the macabre, Mother Nature. Cost: $18   (Schuylkill Center members receive discounted admission)  Registration required. Call 215-482-7300 x 110.


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Nov 7, 14, 21 and Dec 5, 2013  (4 consecutive Thursday evenings)
ArcGIS: Editing and Data Development

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
If you have completed the ArcGIS: Introduction course or if you are familiar with the toolbars and basic functions of Arc Map and Arc Catalog, you are qualified to take this course. This course will guide you through real world editing tasks and data management processes that are vital for intermediate GIS users to know. More information: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/eg0915ca.html


November 14, 2013
PlanSmart NJ's 45th Annual Dinner and Awards
5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The Heldrich,
New Brunswick, NJ  

Please join us in congratulating this year's award recipients. For more information click hereClick here for Sponsorship Opportunities. PlanSmart NJ is an independent, non-profit planning, education, and research organization committed to improving the quality of community life through the advancement of sound land use planning and regional cooperation. 

  
November 14-15, 2013
Rutgers: Lake Management
Nov 14-15, 2013
Hillsborough, NJ
Whether you are a lake manager or a lake resident, an ecologist or an engineer, this popular two-day course is for you. From small ponds to large lakes, drinking water reservoirs to fishing lakes, if you want your lake and watershed management efforts to be successful you need a technically sound foundation. This course will give you the training needed to properly investigate and diagnose lake quality problems and to develop and implement cost-effective, restoration measures. More information here 

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