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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Enviro-Events Calendar for October 22, 2014

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

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October 27, 2014
Celebrate New Jerseys Contributions to the World at the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Gala Dinner, October 27, 2014 at the Palace at Somerset.

October 28, 2014

Technical Program on Stormwater Management at PA Brownfield Sites
12 noon – 1:30 pm. Pre-registration is required  
PADEP Southeast Regional Office
2 East Main Street
Norristown, PA 19401
Check in begins at 11:30 am.  
Please pre-register and make payment on-line at:    
$15/person member; $25 person non-member; No charge for students. Lunch will be provided.
RSVP by: Friday, October 24, 2014 at
Please join us for a PA DEP Southeast Region educational program to help consultants and project managers plan accordingly for stormwater management at Brownfield remediation and development sites.  Presenters for this program include Stephan Sinding, DEP Environmental Cleanup and Brownfields Manager, and Domenic Rocco, DEP Waterways & Wetlands Manager. Steve and Dom will share tools and tips on what is required, and items to consider when beginning a brownfield project. ContactSonya Ward, H2M architects + engineers, Parsippany, NJ  215-375-8234 / Email:

October 28, 2014

Submission deadline - NJ Tech Council's Energy Storage Event
(See Nov. 13 below)

October 29-30, 2014
Environmental Audits & Site Assessments
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Cook Campus Center, New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers University 
This two-day course will help you navigate the legal and regulatory maze that surrounds industrial and commercial site assessments and property transactions. This class is particularly relevant to practicing LSRPs. Discover how to conduct successful - and legally viable - assessments that are consistent with ASTM Standards and other applicable Federal and State regulations. More information:

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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:

November 6, 2014
Nature Preschool Open House
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
8480 Hagy’s Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128
(t) 215.482.7300 x. 118
Find out more about the Schuylkill Center’s unique Nature Preschool for children ages 3 – 5.  Visit preschool classrooms, meet the preschool’s director, learn about our curriculum and schedule, ask questions, and pick up a registration packet.  Bring your children – we’ll have activities to engage them.More information available here


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November 13, 2014

NJ Tech Council's Energy Storage Products/Services Showcase 
JCP&L/First Energy, Morristown, NJ
Call for Submissions - Deadline:  Oct. 28 at 9 PM  
Energy storage technologies are an important part of the solution to efficiently manage the area’s electricity demands. The goal of this program is to bring together key stakeholders, technology providers, commercial energy users and to provide them with useful information about the available technologies in a showcase and presentation format. Don’t miss out on this exciting event! For on-line submission form, CLICK HERE:   

November 13, 2014

Rapid Design and Analysis of Groundwater Remediation Systems *New Course*
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
University Human Resources Training Center
27 Road 1, Piscataway, NJ 08854
This new one-day, "hands-on" computer workshop will appeal to LSRPs planning groundwater remedies and to engineers and environmental professionals who need an easy "non-modeling" way to calculate groundwater flow and aquifer response for a variety of common engineered systems, including extraction wells, collector trenches, slurry or sheet pile walls, permeable reactive barriers, and funnel and gate remedies. Attendees will receive instruction, and participate in a series of hands-on exercises, in which they will evaluate aquifer draw down; optimize pumping well extraction rates; determine groundwater flow paths, velocities, and residence times; estimate system capture zone extent; create graphics with groundwater contours and path lines; and examine other aspects that should be considered when designing, evaluating and optimizing groundwater remediation systems. Attendees will be introduced to a set of "calculators" that, with simplified site conditions, can serve as a screening tool to produce preliminary remediation designs. More information here

December 3-5, 2014
HEC-RAS: An Intensive 3-Day Workshop
8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Cook Campus Center, New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers University
There's no question that HEC-RAS is an incredibly powerful tool but it's also no secret that it can be overwhelming, challenging and, in the hands of an inexperienced user, the end result could be numerical instability and severely flawed analyses. Can you afford that outcome on your projects? To make sense of this program, we've recruited Joe Skupien, one of the most highly rated instructors in hydrology and hydraulics, to teach this 3-day hands-on training class. In this intensive three-day workshop, led by Joseph Skupien (an expert with more than 25 years of NJ stormwater management experience), you will get a comprehensive overview of the steady flow capabilities of the current version (V4.1) of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hydrologic Engineering Center River Analysis System program (HEC-RAS). More information:

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