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Pond Maintenance to Prevent Weeds and Algae
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Salem County
51 Cheney Rd.
What can be done to prevent the excessive weeds and algae that are often perennial problems in so many of our lakes and ponds? Does barley straw really work? And what can I do about Canada geese? Details and contact information: Flyer
October 23, 2013
Hackensack Riverkeeper's 14th Annual Awards Celebration &
6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
97 Rivervale Road
River Vale, NJ
As in the past, this year’s celebration honors people and institutions that have assisted Hackensack Riverkeeper in its mission to protect, preserve and restore the Hackensack River. The honorees have demonstrated their willingness to go above and beyond the expected; and to work for clean water, protected habitats and public access. The 2013 honorees are: Hon. James L. Cassella, Mayor of East Rutherford, NJ – Excellence in Public Service Award Mayor Cassella is being honored for his many years of public service to the citizens of his community as well as the people of the Meadowlands District. Nine years ago, his early and vocal support of the historic 2004 Meadowlands Master Plan helped assure its adoption. United Water New Jersey – Corporate Environmental Stewardship Award United Water is being recognized for its role as an environmentally responsible corporate citizen, especially as regards its stewardship of the upper Hackensack River Watershed. Despite an early relationship marked by conflict and strong disagreements, the company and Riverkeeper have since joined forces to promote public access and good watershed citizenship. The fundraising event will once again feature NBC News4New York correspondent Brian Thompson as special guest emcee. Whole Foods Market is the official sustainable seafood purveyor for the both the cocktail reception and the dinner. Tickets for the event, which in addition to the Awards Presentation, features a cocktail reception with open bar, gourmet dinner, tricky tray and Super 50/50 drawing, are available online at www.hackensackriverkeeper.org or by calling 201-968-0808. Tickets are $125 each.
October 23, 2013
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
George & Martha's American Grille
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October 24, 2013
Cherry Hill, NJ
Free but registration required. Have your heard about Food Day? It is a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced food and a grassroots campaign for better food policies. It builds all year long and culminates on October 24. Sustainable Cherry Hill will be celebrating Food Day for the first time this year with a panel discussion and a proclamation by Cherry Hill Township. Learn more and register here. Cherry Hill Township is celebrating Food Day by passing a Proclamation at the Town Council meeting on Tuesday, October 15 at 7:30pm. Join us at Cherry Hill Town Hall, 820 Mercer Street in Council Chambers, second floor for the Proclamation! If you can't make the Food Day event at Croft Farm, stop by the 2013 Camden County Women's Health Conference, presented by the Camden County Board of Freeholders on Saturday, October 19th at Eastern Regional High school in Voorhees from 8am to 3pm. Our Green Health Task Force will be doing a "Food Day Lite" program from 10-11am.
October 24, 2013
Geology of the Pine Barrens
Pinelands Preservation Alliance
PADEP Regional Keystone Energy Education Program Workshop
Sign-in: 8:15 a.m. Program: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pennsylvania College of Technology’s General Services Building
2245 Reach RoadWilliamsport, Lycoming County, Pa
The Department of Environmental Protection invites middle school teachers, administrators and building managers to a training workshop on the Keystone Energy Education Program (KEEP) to teach and track energy efficiency in school buildings and homes. KEEP is geared to middle school building teams, which includes three teachers of grades 5, 6 or 7, an administrator and a building maintenance manager. Workshop participants will learn about and explore energy issues, including fundamentals and impacts, electricity generation, transportation fuels, careers, energy conservation, student teams and school building energy benchmarking through presentations, tours and hands-on activities. Each team will have the opportunity to integrate high level, standards-based energy education into their formal curriculum. This could include lesson plans, curricular modules and ongoing benchmarking through DOE’s Energy Star Portfolio Manager, resulting in energy efficiency assessments leading to improvements that reduce energy consumption.
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October 25, 2013
Sandy Roundtable: How to fund disaster relief and preparedness
8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Light Breakfast
8:30 - 10:30 - Discussion.
Ocean County College Arts and Community Center
October 25-26, 2013
October 25, 2013
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
October 27, 2013
Chili-Cook Off, and 5K/10K "Run for the Kids" Trail Runs
October 28-29, 2013
October 28, 2013
October 29- November 1, 2013
OSHA 40/24/8 Hour HAZWOPER Training
Federal regulations require all employees who work on sites that may expose them to hazardous substances or health hazards receive training allowing them to work safely, knowledgeably and effectively. Our classes meet all federal requirements for the initial 40-hour, 24-hour or the 8-hour annual refresher training set forth under OSHA’s Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Regulation [29 CFR 1910.120(e)] for public and private employees covered by these regulations.
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October 29, 2013
New Jersey Future invites you to join us at Monmouth University in W. Long Branch for a day-long conference focused on the Sandy recovery process. Distinguished speakers, including former governors James Florio and Christine Todd Whitman and retired U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, will highlight the economic and planning impacts of Sandy and of potential future storms, and will discuss things New Jersey and its municipalities need to be doing in order to be better prepared for the next severe weather event. There is no charge to attend, but because space is limited, registration is required. More information and registration.
October 29, 2013
It'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. 215-482-7300 x 110.
November 6, 2013
Newark Museum Ballroom
Experience different wines from throughout the Finger Lakes region of New York State at our First Ever NY/NJ Baykeeper Wine Tasting at the beautiful Newark Museum Ballroom. Delicious hors d'oeuvres, live music, a silent gift auction, access to the beautiful galleries the museum offers, and much more.
Nov 7, 14, 21 and Dec 5, 2013 (4 consecutive Thursday evenings)
ArcGIS: Editing and Data Development
November 9, 2013
Tree and Shrub Planting Work Party at ChesLen Preserve
12 p.m.-4 p.m.
1199 Cannery Road
Celebrate fall by helping Natural Lands Trust plant 600 trees! The 1,263-acre ChesLen Preserve features sweeping agricultural fields, densely wooded stream corridors, and rare serpentine barrens. With your help, we will expand the riparian buffer zone—a planted area that helps to protect the preserve’s waterways. Bring family, friends, gloves and your water bottle, and be sure to wear sturdy shoes or boots. We’ll provide breakfast and lunch. This event is free of charge (and we’re grateful for your help!) but please pre-register here.
November 12, 2013
820 Mercer Street
Meeting will feature a silent auction featuring gardening and other interesting items. Reduce, reuse and repurpose! IFor more information, go to the www.HSSJ.org website. Free and open to the public.
November 14, 2013
PlanSmart NJ's 45th Annual Dinner and Awards
New Brunswick, NJ
Please join us in congratulating this year's award recipients. For more information click here. Click 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 18, 2013
Commerce and Industry Association of NJ Member Reception
5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
CIANJ Headquarters Mack-Cali IV - Lobby
61 South Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652
Registration and Information
November 21, 2013
771 Haddon Avenue
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
SUNY New Paltz Lecture Center
Co-Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Transition Hub (MATH) and SUNY New Paltz Environmental Task Force. Enjoy learning heirloom waterways-related skills, engaging demonstrations, exhibits, and information sessions about micro-hydropower, sail freight, sustainable fisheries, woodworking, boat-building, music, food and films. Share your materials and passion for our majestic waterways with colleagues and the public. Educate, advertise, exhibit, participate and consider Transitioning to a superb-quality, carbon neutral future among friends. Info: transitionmidatla
December 3, 2013
Underground Storage Tanks
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.
December 4 2013
NJDEP Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules
This one-day seminar is designed to present an overview of NJ's Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules (N.J.A.C. 7:13). Instructors will discuss these rules in detail, and will answer questions regarding the technical issues and regulatory requirements involved in obtaining flood hazard area permits. DEP staff will provide information on the recently adopted emergency rules aimed at promoting re-construction for Hurricane Sandy related projects. In addition, presenters will provide information on additional proposed changes to the Flood Hazard Regulations. http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/en0404ca.html
December 11, 2013
Innovative Technologies for Site Remediation
This one-day program will provide you with the basics of performing successful remediation using a variety of innovative in situ technologies as well as present “real” site data derived from actual innovative technologies projects. The course will focus on choosing the “right” technology or combination of technologies, as well as delivery methods for given site conditions. http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/en0510ca.html
January 22, 2014
NJDEP Case Study Training for LSRPs
This interactive one-day workshop will engage Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRPs) and other environmental professionals to work through a typical Site Remediation Program (SRP) Case starting with an ISRA triggering event, through all the phases of remediation (PA/SI/RI and RA), including applying for and implementing a remedial action permit and culminating in the issuance of an RAO. The participants will use the various tools, guidance and resources provided by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to ensure all forms, and documents are properly prepared and submitted within the applicable timeframes established in ARRCS and the Tech Rules.