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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Enviro-Events Calendar for December 1, 2013





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


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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 re-certify, 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 here


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 4, 2013 

Green Drinks
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

PJ Whelihans

Rt. 70, Cherry Hill, NJ 

Join us for our monthly free (buy your own drink) networking event that brings together like minded people and businesses to socialize, share ideas and work together towards a sustainable South Jersey Community!




December 5, 2013

Sustainable Raritan River Conference

Duke Farms
Hillsborough, NJ
Join us for a free mini-conference at Duke Farms Coach Barn. To reserve your space, send an email to raritan@ejb.rutgers.edu.   In the body of the email include the full name, organization or municipality, email address, and phone number for each person attending, and indicate whether you are interested in purchasing lunch. Download the agenda now and visit our Website for more information, or call Sara Malone at (848) 932-2711 with questions



December 5, 2013

Workshop: Living with Tress in New Jersey Communities
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Montclair Fire Dept. Headquarters

1 Pine St., Montclair, NJ. 

Trees enhance our communities in countless environmental and aesthetic ways. They provide critical habitat, reduce runoff and erosion, moderate summer heat, improve air quality, and increase quality of life and property values. However, they also have the potential to cause damage and disruption when they fall on roads, buildings and power lines. Society’s desire to retain trees comes into conflict with other desires, such as having a dependable power supply. To coexist with trees in New Jersey’s suburban and urban landscapes, we must walk a fine line -- encouraging tree planting but also being smart about what we plant and where. 
Municipalities, rightly concerned about loss of tree canopy, do their best to prevent unnecessary removals and sustain the community forest while protecting public health and safety. They do this by adopting tree protection ordinances, by developing and carrying out tree management plans, and by educating residents about what trees to plant and what trees to avoid. 
At this workshop, a vegetation manager from PSE&G will talk about the utility’s policies and practices related to tree pruning and planting, and how it manages vegetation in transmission corridors; the law, the values that guide utility policies, and how they mesh with ecological principles. Also, representatives from two environmental commissions will tell the stories of their involvement in local tree initiatives, including a successful replanting program following Hurricane Sandy and a municipal tree protection ordinance adopted after years of debate and revisions. Registration fees:  $10 -ANJEC Members, $15 -Non-members, FREE -ANJEC Workshop Plan Participants. For information/registrationr, email ANJEC, or call (973) 539-7547. Click to See full brochure.


December 7, 2013

Freshwater Fisheries Forum 
Hackettstown Hatchery 
The New Jersey DEP's Division of Fish and Wildlife invites you to come and share your views and recommendations for the future of freshwater fisheries in New Jersey and learn about current research, management and fish culture activities. The forum at Hackettstown will include a tour of the fish production facilities.  For information and to pre-register (helpful, but not required) please call (908) 236-2118 or send an email to njfwfish@earthlink.net.  E-mails should include name, address, phone number and number of people attending.



December 9, 2013

EBC Roundtable -Members Only Breakfast 
Mark Pedersen
9:00 am - 10:30 am
McCarter & English Offices 
Four Gateway Center
100 Mulberry St.
Newark, NJ   

The Environmental Business Council of CIANJ is proud to welcome NJDEP Acting Assistant Commissioner Mark Pedersen to our exclusive series of Members Only Meetings. Mr. Pedersen will update members on the latest within the Site Remediation Program including the upcoming May 2014 deadline for certain cases failing to complete remedial investigations. This will be a great opportunity to raise significant issues and to engage in a dialogue with the top manager in the Site Remediation Program. Seating is limited - don’t miss out on this great opportunity! Due to security procedures, please no walk-ins. Cost is $35 for attendees - Must be paid prior to meeting. Parking is included in registration fee and located right behind the office building, office is within walking distance of Newark Penn Station.  Register here



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December 10, 2013

An Election Retrospective and Look Ahead to 2014
Presented by PENPAC (Private Enterprise Political Action Committee)
CIANJ Headquarters
61 South Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ 07652
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
(registration starts at 8 a.m.) Now that the elections have come and gone, come hear from the legislative leaders on what is at stake for New Jersey's future as the new Legislature is sworn in next January.  What were the lessons learned from this year's campaign?  What were the surprises and the disappointments?  Who are the up and coming leaders? What issues will drive the political agenda in 2014.  The experts will share their views and insights on the politics of New Jersey and what it means to business and industry and to New Jersey as a whole. Guest speakers: Senate GOP Minority Leader Tom Kean, Republican Assemblyman David P. Rible, Democrat Assemblyman Upendra J. Chivukula and Democrat Senator Nellie Pou (invited) Register


December 10, 2013
Creating a Wreath or Arrangement for All Occasions
Monthly meeting of the Horticultural Society of South Jersey
7 p.m.
Carmen Tilelli Community Center820 Mercer StreetCherry HillNJ 08002This is a hands-on program presented by Elsie Scharf. Elsie will share her creative talents including making bows. It will also be the holiday party. Enjoy good food and good company. For a list of what to bring to make your wreath or arrangement, visit the website. Bring food to share. Free and open to the public. 


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. More information here


December 13-15, 2013
Hooked on Fishing Not Drugs Training      
Girl Scout's Camp Sacajawea South
Newfield, New Jersey
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Division of Fish and Wildlife will host another 2-day training for adult staff and volunteers of youth-centered community and/or faith-based organizations looking to offer an ongoing or year-round youth fishing, conservation and aquatic education program.
Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs (HOFNOD) is a statewide youth fishing education program which introduces youth to fishing. The program includes learning about local waters and other natural resources while supporting positive outdoor recreation activities and life skills. HOFNOD is flexible enough to be tailored to fit most organizations. More information here


December 14, 2013

Sustainable Technology at Duke Farms: An Overview 
Noon to 3 p.m.
Duke Farms
Hillsborough, NJ
Join Duke Farms’ staff on an exploration of the sustainable initiatives in place throughout the Farm Barn Orientation Center and surrounding grounds as well as the Orchid Range. From our on-site waste water treatment, green roof, rain gardens, solar array and geothermal heating and cooling systems you will see how Duke Farms is working to be a model of sustainability and will learn how you can implement some of these technologies at your home or business. Cost: $10 per person.  Visit the Duke Farms Website to register or call (908) 722‑3700.



December 15, 2013
Audubon Christmas Bird Count, Kingston Section
Join the Kingston Greenways Association  for their Audubon Christmas Bird Count.  The count begins at 7:30 AM and goes until noon. After a break for lunch at Main Street Cafe in Kingston, we will continue with the count in the afternoon.  Join us for morning, afternoon, or both. Experienced birders and novices are equally welcome to participate.  If interested, give Karen Linder a call at (609) 683‑0483 or an email karen.e.linder@gmail.com for more information and registration.  (Photo: Chickadee with Poison Ivy Berry by Brenda Jones)

December 15, 2013
Winter Farmers' Market at Dvoor Farm
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Dvoor Farm
111 Mine St. off the Route 12 Circle
Raritan Township, NJ. 

The Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers’ Market winter season kicks off on Sunday, Dec. 15. Visit the market for the best local produce, meats, cheeses, wine and more. The market will be open the third Sunday of every month: Jan. 19, Feb. 16 and March 16. An April date will be announced soon. The winter Farmers’ Market features these farmers: Apple Ridge Farm (artisan breads, hearty pastries), Comeback Farm (organic vegetables), Fulper Farm (cheese, yogurt), Griggstown Farm (poultry and poultry products), Headquarters Farm (lamb, lamb products, sheep skin), Milford Farm (beef), Purely Farm (pastured pork, turkey), Sandbrook Meadow Farm (organic vegetables), Tassot Apiaries (honey and honey products), The Coffee Scoop (locally roasted coffee beans and fresh coffee), Toadshade Wildflower Farm (native plants, teas, nutes), Villa Milagro Vineyards (organic wine), Woods Edge Wools Farm (alpaca products, yak and aged beef). The Hunterdon Land Trust began its producers-only Farmers’ Market to create a unique venue that directly benefits local farmers and producers and to provide a place where farmers and area residents can connect. The market is located at the Dvoor Farm,  Please check for updates at our website.  

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January 8, 2013

Environmental Stewards Program Begins. Register Now!
Davidson's Mill Pond Park
42 Riva Avenue
South Brunswick, NJ

Registration is now open for the January to May, 2014 Environmental Stewards Program conducted by Rutgers at the EARTH Center in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, South Brunswick, NJ. Anyone interested in learning more about the science behind environmental issues is an excellent candidate for the Rutgers Environmental Stewards Program. The goal of the Program is for graduates to expand their awareness of science based information on environmental issues and to facilitate positive change in their community.  Graduates become versed in the basic processes of earth, air, water, and biological systems. They will be educated on the techniques and tools used to monitor the health of our environment. They will also gain an understanding of the regulatory infrastructure of state and federal agencies operating in New Jersey.  Communication, conflict resolution and leadership skills are also taught in this program to enable Stewards to be effective in community action and political discourse, where most environmental issues play out.  To read more about the Rutgers Environmental Steward program visit http://envirostewards.rutgers.edu/ 
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County will offer the Rutgers Environmental Stewards Program at the EARTH Center.  Classes take place on Wednesday evenings starting January 8 until May 14, 2014. To register or for further information contact Meredith Jacob via email or at (732) 398-5275. Click here to download a program application. Class size is limited, so register early.


January 19, 2014

Rain Barrel Workshop at Echo Hill Park
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Echo Hill Park
Lauren Theis of Raritan Headwaters Association will lead participants in creating a rain barrel.  She will demonstrate the importance of these barrels in saving water, and will teach participants how to use them effectively.  Cost includes materials.  Pre-registration required; contact Hunterdon County Parks & Recreation at (908) 782-1158 or visit our website (click on “Parks & Recreation”) for more information.  , ages 13 through adult, $63 per barrel.



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 time frames established in ARRCS and the Tech Rules. More information here


January 24 & 25, 2014
Alliance for NJ Environmental Education (ANJEE) Annual Conference  
Crowne Plaza Princeton Hotel and Conference Center
Plainsboro, NJ
Online registration is now OPEN for the 2014 ANJEE Conference taking place Friday and Saturday, January 24 & 25, 2014 – one of New Jersey’s top conference venues featuring professional service in a most comfortable atmosphere. The theme of the upcoming event is Cultivating Environmental Citizenship and will feature keynote addresses by Dr. T. Colin Campbell, PhD Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University, and best-selling author of The China Study and Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition; and Merry Brennan, author of Peace Pilgrim: Walking her Talk Against Hate. The two-day conference will also feature a complete schedule of workshops and plenary sessions; exhibitors with info regarding products, programs and services of interest to the EE and nonprofit communities; and networking opportunities sure to benefit both classroom teachers and non-formal educators of all description. Another highlight will be the 2013 Environmental Educator of the Year Awards Dinner, which takes place on the Friday evening with after-party to follow. Special hotel rates are available for ALL conference participants. Early Bird conference registration rates are in effect until December 24, 2013 in ALL categories: Presenter, Exhibitor, Attendee. Visit the ANJEE Conference Website for full conference info including the Calls for Presenters and Exhibitors; and Invitations to Sponsor and Advertise. Or simply CLICK HERE to register. Founded in 1985, ANJEE is New Jersey’s statewide association of environmental educators, and is the state’s representative to the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). The annual conference is one that should not be missed by anyone involved with EE at any level.


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April 9-11, 2014
Utility Analytics Summit 2014
RALEIGH, NC
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August 3-7, 2014
StormCon 
Stormwater Conference and Expo 
The Oregon Convention Center 


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