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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Enviro-Events Calendar for June 21, 2014

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

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June 23, 2014
Press Conference on New Jersey Park and Preservation Legislation
11 a.m.
Room 8, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

New Jersey State Senator Bob Smith, Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman, and Assemblyman John McKeon will join environmental leaders at to stress the urgency of legislative action on SCR84/ACR130 before the Legislature recesses, to ensure continued funding for land, water, park, farmland, and historic preservation efforts. At the event new poll results will be released regarding public support for the proposal.

June 23, 2014
Highlands Development Credit Bank
4 p.m.
100 North Road, Route 513,
Chester, New Jersey.
The agenda for this public meeting will be posted on the Highlands Council website 

June 24, 2014
CIANJ's Site Remediation Practitioners Forum

8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
GEI Consultants, Inc.

18000 Horizon Way, Suite 200

Mt. Laurel, NJ
Register here

Septic Inspections in New Jersey
Day 1: 8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Day 2: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
New Brunswick, NJ  (Rutgers University – Ralph Geiger Education Center)
Assessing “out-of-sight” and “out-of-mind” septic systems can be a daunting task when an inspection is called for. Based on NJDEP’s published guidelines on septic inspections, you'll learn the steps of the inspection sequence, step-by-step report writing, the pros and cons of various test methods the related science and research on the individual components. A visit to an active septic system will be included.
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June 26, 2014
PADEP Public Hearing on Chemical Contamination Cleanup
6:30 p.m.
Aspinwall Borough building
217 Commercial Avenue
Aspinwall, PA.
An on-going investigation by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) indicates that a residential area adjacent to the former National Torch Tip plant in O'Hara Township and Aspinwall Borough may have been impacted by industrial chemical contamination. The investigation into the former Torch Tip facility found tetrachloroethene (PCE) and trichloroethene (TCE) in soil and groundwater. Testing also shows evidence of indoor air contamination at a vacant property located next door to the former plant. The extent of the contamination in other nearby buildings will not be known until the investigation is complete. To reduce the buildup of the chemical vapors inside buildings in the vicinity, DEP is proposing to install special systems designed to draw vapors from underneath basement floors. At the meeting, DEP personnel will outline the investigation and the mitigation plan.Members of the public will have an opportunity to provide testimony at the hearing.  Those wishing to make comments should register in writing with Community Relations Coordinator, John Poister in care of DEP’s Southwest Regional Office, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or by phone at 412-442-4203  before noon on the day of the hearing. There will also be an opportunity to register on-site the evening of the hearing. Those unable to attend the hearing should submit written comments to Edward Litwin, Project Manager, Department of Environmental Protection, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. The public comment period for the cleanup plan will close August 9. Under the Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act, DEP has been conducting on-going soil, air and groundwater sampling since 2011. For more information, visit

June 27, 2014
New York Solar Society & Green Sanctuary presents:
REsiliency NYC: Lighting, Storage & Greens 
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 
Gallery 75 @ John Haynes Holmes House
28 East 35th Street, Manhattan  
Solar Grid Storage develops battery energy storage systems co-located with PV systems that are separately owned and maintained by Solar Grid Storage.  Tom Leyden, CEO of Solar Grid Storage. Graduating Princeton University and starting his career in the 1990’s, Mr. Leyden is a veteran of the solar industry. He has worked for WorldWater, SunPower, Solar City and served as President of Mid-Atlantic SEIA, board member of national SEIA and PV Now, and as advisor to the Interstate Renewable Energy CouncilLumi•Solair specializes in tailoring energy solutions to specific grid-free energy needs. From its modest beginning as a supplier of solar and wind powered street lighting, the company has evolved into one of the leading grid-free energy solution providers, focusing on telecommunications towers and traffic lights within the infrastructure market. Dr. Gerry Gorman, Chief Operating Officer, has led several large public and private companies: President of General Electric's environmental engineering systems company, President of Magnatek, and CEO of Karp associates. Dr. Abinand Rangesh, Chief Technical Officer, is a serial technology entrepreneur, a former doctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge and has made contributions to the fields of 3D printing, face detection and renewable energy. Mr. Ryan Hollowell, Director of Business Development, is a former International Trade Specialist with the US Department of Commerce where he facilitated over $2 billion in energy transactions globally. Greensulate was named “Top 5 Start-Up” at the Opportunity Green Conference and is the winner of the 2010 Excellence in Design award from The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing. From the New York City skyline to the rooftops and sidewalks of San Francisco and Los Angeles, Greensulate has installed tens of thousands of square feet of green walls and eco-roofs, saving building owners and taxpayers millions of dollars in energy costs, while improving the environment. Amy Norquist, CEO/founder, Greensulate, is a certified Green Roof Professional (GRP) as designated by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities. In 2010, Amy was responsible for growing Greensulate’s business by 400% and is dedicated to greening as many roofs as possible nationwide. Suggested Donation: $20 - $10 Please Register on the NYSES website and Charge with Paypal or pay cash at the door. (No one turned away - Light snacks and refreshments will be served.)

July 10, 2014
New Jersey Technology Council
Primus Green Energy has a fully operational pilot plant located at its Hillsborough, N.J., headquarters as well as a 100,000 gallon-per-year continuous production demonstration plant . The existing pilot plant features both biomass gasification technology and natural gas reforming, as well as Primus’ proprietary syngas-to-gasoline (STG+) technology, which have produced high quality, 93-octane gasoline and chemical samples for testing purposes. Join us for a tour of both facilities and learn about Primus Green Energy's journey from concept to demonstration stage. Register here

July 30, 2014
CIANJ's Environmental Business Council Roundtable
8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

PSE&G Training & Development Center

234 Pierson Ave., Edison, NJ
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August 3-7, 2014
Stormwater Conference and Expo
The Oregon Convention Center

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September 8-9, 2014
Wetland Construction: Planning and Functional Design
8:30am - 5:00pm
Bordentown, NJ
As state and federal wetland mitigation standards evolve away from an acre-for-acre approach to a focus on replacing wetland functions, your understanding of the wetland's "wet part" has never been more critical.
Building on your understanding of wetland functions, this course will guide you on the many factors required to plan and design a functional wetland with an emphasis on two key components that drive success: DDT (depth, duration & timing) of site hydrology and the landscape position. More information here.

September 18-19, 2014
Vegetation Identification for Wetland Delineation – South
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Millville, 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 for the outdoors. More information 

September 20-24, 2014
Climate Ride NYC-DC
New York City, NY to Washington DC
Climate Ride NYC-DC is a grand cycling adventure that connects two of the nation’s most important cities – New York and Washington, DC – by bicycle. From the exciting departure by ferry in Manhattan to the hero’s welcome and rally at the steps of the US Capitol, the east-coast version of Climate Ride is more than a bike trip – it’s an inspiring journey with 200 like-minded people who are united by their passion for sustainability, renewable energy, and bicycles - the ultimate carbon-free form of transportation. On the NYC-DC ride, you’ll spend five days cycling through rich green countryside and historic towns. You’ll find out why they call New Jersey “The Garden State” as you cycle through the lush landscape. You’ll explore the historic Delaware River Valley, discover Pennsylvania’s Amish country, and pedal through horse country in Maryland before arriving at the Capitol in Washington DC. Evening programs and dynamic speakers combine with world-class riding to make this charitable event exciting, informative, and fun. Climate Ride takes care of all the details, so you can focus on riding the 45-70 miles per day of carefully planned routes on back roads that meander through the countryside. It’s challenging yet doable, and you have all day to make it to the next rest stop. The ride has followed the same route between the two cities since the first Climate Ride in 2008, although portions change from year to year. The Climate Ride support team is always nearby to assist you, keep you happy and healthy, and make your ride worry-free and memorable. Registration: Open Website:


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October 2, 9, 16, 23, 2014
ArcGIS Introduction – Hands-on Mapping Course
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
New Brunswick, NJ  (Rutgers University – Env. & Natural Resource Center Lab)
With a focus on layout and core functionality, this 12-hour evening program offers an overview of ArcGIS components, basic display and map querying functions, metadata browsing, file management, basic analysis techniques and map layout through practical, in-class exercises. Includes a one-year free trial of ArcGIS 10 software. More information:

October 7-8, 2014
Sustainable Property Transactions: Closing Deals, Capturing Market Opportunities
Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel
One Dock Street
2nd and Walnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19106
This RTM conference zeroes in on deal flow of  corporate and local government property types, business tactics and strategies for reducing the uncertainty caused by environmental risk and closing the deals employing creative environmental risk management approaches. The Conference will also delve into facilitating dynamic energy transactions and sustainable brownfield redevelopments that include the siting and financing of renewable energy/clean technology, the business, regulatory and environmental risk management issues pertinent to hydraulic fracturing and shale gas production and the opportunities and risks of performing sustainable/green remediation at complex sites including former manufacturing sites, defense sites and port terminals. If there is only one conference you can attend this year this is the ONE that will allow practitioners to capitalize on business strategies and tactics for closing corporate real estate transactions where environmental risk gets properly managed. More information.

October 9-10, 2014
Passaic River Symposium VI 
Organized by the Passaic River Institute of Montclair State University
Montclair State University Conference Center
1 Normal Ave., Montclair, NJ
The sixth Passaic River Symposium will be an event featuring environmental management, watershed science, and the Lower Passaic River Restoration Project.  The symposium will include invited keynote speakers and plenary sessions/presentations on all aspects of environmental management challenges relevant to the Passaic River Basin and other regional watersheds.  This conference year will focus on sediment remediation, environmental monitoring results, flooding, ecosystem restoration, and environmental advocacy and public outreach efforts.  Projects in the upper River and tributary watersheds will also play a prominent role in this conference.  On-line registration and mail-in registration forms are now available here. Mail registrations must be postmarked by September 26, 2014. On-line registrations will be accepted until September 28, 2014.  Payment by credit card, check, or purchase order only.  Registration fees (includes continental breakfast, lunch and book of abstracts)

October 14-16, 2014

NJ Association for Floodplain Management (NJAFM) Annual Conference

Bally's Atlantic City
The New Jersey Association for Floodplain Management (NJAFM) annual conference is 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 technical sessions on a broad range of relevant topics. The conference also includes a number of training opportunities and networking events. The conference includes a moderated Cracker Barrel session on a wide array of topics on the evening of October 14; a full conference program on October 15; a half-day program on October 16; and a proctored Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) exam on the afternoon of October 16. In addition, we are fortunate to have David Miller, Associate Administrator of FEMA’s Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, as the Keynote Speaker on October 15. Over the past 10 years, NJAFM has worked diligently to train and educate municipal officials and residents, to advocate for sound floodplain management policy, and to mitigate the adverse impacts of storms and floods. While we have made significant contributions to improved floodplain management over the past decade, much work remains to be done. This year’s conference will provide an opportunity to review the progress we have made, identify the ongoing challenges we face, and to focus on the important work at hand. The conference will feature a wide range of presentations and information regarding the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Sandy, as well as a host of technical presentations regarding pre-and post-storm planning, flood mapping, regulations, code enforcement, flood insurance and hazard mitigation. Check the NJFAM conference web site at for information on abstract submissions, exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities and more!

October 14-17, 2014
Methodology for Delineating Wetlands
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Basking 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. Learn how to recognize key indicators of wetlands (hydrophytic vegetation, hydric soils and other signs of wetland hydrology) and how to use them to follow the delineation methods outlined in the manual.  Immediately apply criteria learned in the classroom while performing wetland determinations during team field exercises. More information 

October 15,  2014
Introduction to Wetland Identification
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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 About the current regulations in New Jersey.You'll also find out how to access and use government maps in order to identify wetlands on your property, on lands you may be interested in purchasing or on properties on which you conduct environmental, landscaping or other site development or remediation work. You will also get a simple introduction to the practice of wetland delineation (the technical skill of determining a wetlands precise boundaries) --- all in one day! More information here.

October 21, 2014
NJDEP Case Study Training for LSRPs
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
New Brunswick, NJ  (Rutgers University – Douglass Campus Center)
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. More information:

November 6, 13, 20 and December 4, 2014
ArcGIS Edition & Data Development
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
New Brunswick, NJ  (Rutgers University – Env. & Natural Resource Center Lab)
For those familiar with ArcGIS mapping software, including its toolbars and functions of Arc Map and Arc Catalog, this 12-hour evening program will guide you through real world editing and data management processes that are vital for intermediate GIS users to know. Includes a one-year free trial of ArcGIS 10 software. More information:

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