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Enviro-Events Calendar for February 18, 2016




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

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February 18, 2016
Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council Meeting
4 p.m.
100 North Road (Route 513)
Chester, New Jersey 07930-2322
(908) 879-6737 (908) 879-4205 
Meeting agenda 
Additional meeting materials will be posted as they become available: http://www.nj.gov/njhighlands/about/calend/index.html#feb18

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February 18, 2016
Beans ~ The Pulse of the Future
6:30 p.m.
Collingswood Library
771 Haddon Avenue
Collingswood, NJ
GMO Free NJ welcomes 2016, designated by the 68th UN General Assembly as the International Year of the Pulses, by celebrating the humble bean. Find out why increasing your consumption of these small but mighty seeds (lentils, beans, peas, chickpeas etc) is good for your health, budget, garden and the environment, AND reduces your impact on climate change. If you have a favorite bean recipe, bring a copy of it; we'll be expanding our culinary options by snapping pictures of each other's recipes. And oh, bring your appetite too because there will be some yummy organic pulse dishes for you to sample. Free and open to the public; bring a friend. RSVP:  call (856) 425-2221 or email RSVP@gmofreenj.com  WEBSITE:  www.GMOFreeNJ.com/events


February 18, 2016 
Sustainability Sips
Hosted by Sustainable Cherry Hill’s Tri-County Alliance Task Force
6 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Uno's Pizzeria
2803 Route 73
Maple Shade, NJ 08052
Network with other local sustainability enthusiasts.  Private room.  Each participant pays for their own food and beverages.  Event is free. No registration required. 





February 19, 2016  
What Every LSRP Needs to Know About the New NJ SRPLB Rules
8:30 a.m.- 12 Noon
Montclair State University
University Hall
30 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ
Board members of the NJ Site Remediation Professional Licensing Board, and external experts will present an overview of the new LSRP rules (N.J.A.C. 7:26I Regulations) that were adopted and became effective Jan. 4, 2016. This half-day course is designed to update LSRPs on the new rules and help advance their ability to apply the rule changes in the performance, supervision or coordination of site remediation in NJ. More Information

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February 21, 2016
Get Sweet on Rancocas Nature Center
Annual Male Sugaring to pair with Community Day
RNC Visitors Center
794 Rancocas Road
Westampton, NJ 08060
Spend a tasty winter afternoon at Rancocas Nature Center’s Annual Maple Sugaring (1:30 to 3:00pm) and stay to learn about upcoming programs at the Annual Community Day (3:00 to 4:30pm). Learn about the sugar maple tree and history of maple sugaring, watch a tapping demonstration, then enjoy maple syrup tasting around an old-fashioned campfire.  “We combined our Annual Community Update Meeting with our Maple Sugaring event to give the public a double treat this year!” said Friends of Rancocas Nature Center Co-Chair Toni Price. Pre-registration is required: RNC Members $7/person, $15/family (limit 5); Nonmembers $9/person, $21/family (limit 5). Refreshments will be served. Call 609-261-2495 Rancocas Nature Center is supported through the partnership of the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders; NJ State Park Service Division of Parks & Forestry; Westampton Township; Friends of Rancocas Nature Center; and Rancocas Conservancy. More info at www.RancocasNatureCenter.org




February 25, 2016  
What Every LSRP Needs to Know About the New NJ SRPLB Rules
8:30 a.m.-12 Noon
Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd.
Bordentown Township, NJ
Board members of the NJ Site Remediation Professional Licensing Board, and external experts will present an overview of the new LSRP rules (N.J.A.C. 7:26I Regulations) that were adopted and became effective Jan. 4, 2016. This half-day course is designed to update LSRPs on the new rules and help advance their ability to apply the rule changes in the performance, supervision or coordination of site remediation in NJ. For More Information - Bordentown, NJ












February 26, 2016  
Beer, Bluegrass and Bootleggers: the Dark Side of the Sourlands
83 Princeton Ave, State 1A
Hopewell, New Jersey 08525
Explore the Dark Side of the Sourlands - bootleggers, bandits and other unsavory characters - with Jim Davidson, President, East Amwell Historical Society; Sourland folk songs and mountain lore by The Reverend Truman Goines; and kick up your heels to the bluegrass music of The Backdoor Band. For more information, email lcleveland@sourland.org presented by the Sourland Conservancy.


February 26, 2016
OSHA 8-Hour HAZWOPER Annual Refresher
8: a.m. - 4 p.m.
Montclair State University
University Hall
30 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ
Don't be out of compliance with OSHA regulations. This full-day training course meets the requirements outlined in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 for 8 (eight) hours of annual refresher training for workers at hazardous waste sites. This program is designed for general site workers who remove hazardous waste or who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substances or health hazards and who have already taken the HAZWOPER 24-hour or HAZWOPER 40-hour certification training. This program covers topics pertaining to workplace hazards associated with Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER).For More Information



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February 28, 2016
Mindfulness in Nature Workshop
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Center
Titus Mill Road, Pennington, NJ 08534.
The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association has partnered with Trinity Counseling Services of Princeton to create a brand new “Mindfulness in Nature” workshop at the Watershed Center in Pennington, NJ.  Geared toward those who spend an excess of time indoors or at a computer, the workshop explores a connection to nature through mindfulness. Trinity Counseling Services’ own Robin Boudette, Ph.D., psychologist and Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Instructor will be leading nature walks and meditation sessions at the Watershed Center.  The program includes an introduction to mindfulness practices that uplift and provide insight into our lives. Registration is $50 per person and can be completed online at trinitycounseling.org/nature
The program invites both new and experienced participants to join these mindfulness exercises, whether to learn new skills or to hone ones.  The 930 acres of Watershed Reserve is the perfect location to experience the earth, the sky, your heart and mind. 



February 28, 2016
Movie screening of “Inhabit”  
2 p.m.
Cherry Hill Library
1100 Kings Highway North
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
The film provides an intimate look at the practice of ‘Permaculture’, an ecological design process, used to help shift our impact from destructive to regenerative and examines solutions that are being applied. Following the movie, there will be a Q&A session with three permaculture experts. Free. Register at  Sustainablecherryhill.org. For more information,  call 
856-816-8508.


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March 1, 2017
RACT 2 Review
ALL 4
Harrisburg, PA
Free registration 


















March 9, 2016
Raised Garden Beds
6:30 p.m.
Camden County Parks Environmental Center, 1301 Park Blvd., Cherry Hill, NJ  08002
Presented by Rutgers Master Gardeners of Camden County, the second in our series of four Homeowners' classes.  Learn how to construct a raised bed and successfully garden in it.  Mark Wellner, Master Gardener, class of 2010 will be the speaker.  Pre-registration is suggested. Fee is $10 per household.     For more information and to register call the Master Gardeners office at 856-216-7130 or e-mail:njgarden@camdencounty.com. Also see website: http://camden.njaes.rutgers.edu/garden
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March 10, 2016
Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules-The Overview
(Part 1 of Certificate Program)
8:00am-3:30m
Montclair State University
University Hall
30 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ
This class can be taken individually or as part of a 3-day certificate series that covers all aspects of the NJ Flood Hazard Area (FHA). This session (Part 1) will provide you with an overview of the FHACA Rules (& proposed amendments), including basic permitting requirements and guidance on how to successfully obtain flood hazard area approvals. A special discount is available to those registering for all 3 days (parts) of the certificate program. 
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March 10, 2016
Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve's 16th Annual Land Ethics Symposium
“Creative Approaches for Ecological Landscaping”

8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Delaware Valley University Life Sciences Building
Doylestown, PA
This informative conference will focus on ways to create low-maintenance, economical, and ecologically balanced landscapes using native plants and restoration techniques. This year our speakers will be discussing sustainable stormwater management techniques, stream restoration, repurposing and recycling urban soils, restoring the serpentine barren at Tyler Arboretum, and more! Professionals and property owners with an interest in sustainable design and land management are encouraged to attend this day-long event.  The Preserve will also present the sixth annual Land Ethics Award at the Symposium. The award honors the creative use of native plants in the landscape, sustainable and regenerative design, and ethical land management and construction practices.  Continuing education credits are available for symposium attendees. Registration and info:http://www.bhwp.org/education/Land-Ethics-Symposium.htm


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March 12, 2016
All day
Stockton University, Galloway Township, Atlantic County
The 27th Annual Pinelands Short Course features presentations, lectures and field trips about all things Pine Barrens. Learn about Pinelands water quality, ecology, the pygmy forest, moths and butterflies, and so much more. There are also courses on photography, history and music.  Sponsored by the NJ Pinelands Commission and The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.  Download an event brochure here.

March 13, 2016
 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Renault Winery
72 North Bremen Ave.
Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
Enjoy a wonderful day meeting Pine Barrens authors, artists and artisans! Free and open to the public. Over seventy talented Pine Barrens people will be on hand to sign their books, display their artwork or craft, play their music and in general, share their love of the Pine Barrens. After a full day of mingling with the exhibitors, opt for a delicious sit-down dinner complete with entertainment. Reservation and pre-payment required for dinner. For more information and a dinner reservation form, visit www.linesonthepines.org. Vendors and sponsors contact Linda Stanton at 609-561-1665.  Reservation and payment is required for dinner. SPEAKER: Ted Gordon: "The Forked River Mountains, Wells Mills and The Albert Brothers' Home Place" with musical entertainment by Gabe Coia.




March 16, 2016

ACEC-NJ's 45th Engineering Excellence Awards Celebration
6 p.m.
Forsgate Country Club
Jamesburg, NJ 
The American Council of Engineering Companies recognizes the top accomplishments and contributions of New Jersey's engineering profession to the State of New Jersey, and the nation. Registration & Sponsorship Opportunities


March 18, 2016

The 20th Annual New Jersey Land Conservation Rally     
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wyndham Garden Hotel, 1 W. Lafayette Street, Trenton, NJ
The New Jersey Land Conservation Rally is a one day educational event about conserving New Jersey's open space and farmland. There will be 31 workshops to attend; workshop topics range from coastal conservation to urban conservation to agriculture to climate change and land use. Come meet new people, see old friends, learn, visit the Rally Farmers Market, network and have great conservation conversation! Register here: http://bit.ly/20oQRiT
Early Bird tickets on sale NOW until February 29, 2016, regular admission begins March 1, 2016. For student event scholarships please email rally@njconservation for more details.  Please visit our website http://www.njconservation.org/conservationrally.htm  for more information. Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1PEVwJW Twitter: @NJLandRally For questions etc. please email rally@njconservation.org


March 19, 2016
Beef & Beer for Birds & Blooms
Hosted by Mount Holly Moose Lodge #737 

Benefiting the Rancocas Nature Center 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.  853 Woodlane Road, Mt. Holly, NJ 08060.For tickets ($25 each), make checks payable to ‘Rancocas Nature Center’ and either call, mail or stop with your payment at the Nature Center Gift Shop, 794 Rancocas Road, Westampton, NJ 08060 (Tues. thru Sun.) by Friday, March 4, at 4:00pm. For sponsor opportunities or information, call 609-261-2495 or emailinfo@rancocasnaturecenter.org. 


April 7, 2016
Rapid Design and Analysis of Groundwater Remediation Systems:
A Hands-On Computer Workshop

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Montclair State University
University Hall
30 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ
This one-day, hands-on computer workshop will appeal to LSRPs, engineers, and environmental professionals of all experience levels by providing an easy-to-use calculational tool for the planning and evaluation of a wide range of groundwater remedies, including extraction wells, collector trenches, slurry or sheet pile walls, permeable reactive barriers, and funnel and gate systems.  Seating is limited, register early to ensure a reserved terminal! For More Information


April 8, 2016
Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules – The Engineering Standards 
(Part 2 of FHA Certificate)

8:00am-3:30pm
Montclair State University
University Hall
30 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ
This class can be taken individually or as part of the 3-day certificate series that covers all aspects of the NJ Flood Hazard Area (FHA). This course (Part 2) will focus on engineering design standards. Various case studies will be discussed. A special discount is available to those registering for all 3 days (parts) of the certificate program. For More Information


April 15, 2016
Vapor Intrusion in NJ
8:30am-4:00pm
Montclair State University
University Hall
30 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP's) Vapor Intrusion Technical (VIT) Guidance document provides assistance in the evaluation of this potential exposure pathway and takes the investigator through the various stages of receptor evaluation, VI investigation, mitigation, monitoring, and closure.
In this one-day seminar, instructors will present the State's approach to Vapor Intrusion as outlined in the VIT Guidance document and discuss pertinent revisions being made to the document. For More Information


April 24, 20162016
Edison Earth Day Celebration   
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Papaianni Park
100 Municipal Boulevard, Edison, NJ 08817  
The free, outdoor, green/sustainable event will be co-presented by the Township of Edison, Edison Township Environmental Commission (ETEC), Edison Clean Communities Program and the Edison Sustainable Jersey Green Team. Mayor Thomas Lankey has been invited to make the 2016 EEDC Opening Address, as well as comments from invited officials and dignitaries.  Later in the day, Council President Michael Lombardi and Members of the Edison Municipal Council shall plant a tree on the site to commemorate Arbor Day, as well as to acknowledge Earth Day. A number of green/sustainable Presenters, Exhibitors, Vendors and Speakers are also planned.  Event activities shall include: Volunteer Plantings, Site Cleaning, Organic Debris Consolidation and many other Green/Sustainable Actions; On-Site Air/Soil/Water Environmental Testing; Eco-Tour and Discussion of Papaianni Lake.  Food will be available to purchase on-site.  No registration fees are applicable to 2016 Event Staff, Volunteers, Presenters, Exhibitors or Vendors.  2016 EEDC Sponsorships are available at a graduating scale of support. Since 2011 Edison Earth Day Celebrations have drawn approximately 6,000 visitors and participants, en total.  This year (4/24/16) 2,000+ visitors and participants are anticipated, including numerous presenters and vendors.  Food will be available to purchase on-site. For more information as to event attendance, volunteer/ vendor/presenter participation and/or sponsorship, please contact Chris Mazauskas, Resource Development Officer, Dept. of Administration at732-248-7356 (Office Telephone), 732-287-6679 (Office Fax) and/orcmazauskas@edisonnj.org (E-mail).


Food Waste-to-Low Carbon Energy Conference
Rutgers Eco-complex
1200 Florence-Columbus Road
Bordentown, NJ
Food waste is the largest portion of our waste stream, making up 21% of the material that is discarded. However, only 5% of the food waste generated is recycled. This two-day conference will share lessons learned from successful food waste-to-energy projects and address the challenges in establishing this industry in New Jersey. Check here for the schedule and registration.  




April 28, 2016

Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules –Environmental Standards (Part 3 of Certificate Program)
(Part 3 of FHA Certificate)
8:00am-3:30pm
Montclair State University
University Hall
30 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ
This class can be taken individually or as part of the 3-day certificate series that covers all aspects of the NJ Flood Hazard Area (FHA).  This course (Part 3) will focus on environmental issues. Various case studies will be discussed. A special discount is available to those registering for all 3 days (parts) of the certificate program. For More Information


April 29, 2016
Critical Drinking Water Issues: From the Source to the Tap 
8 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Montclair State University
University Hall
30 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ
This program will appeal to engineers, scientists, public health officials and water operators. An overview of the critical issues facing the drinking water industry will be presented. Current and anticipated regulations, drinking water treatment technology advances and distribution system operations will also be addressed. For More Information



                               

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May 5, 2016

Regulatory Training in Underground Storage Tanks
8:00am-4:00pm 
Montclair State University 
University Hall 
30 Normal Avenue 
Montclair, NJ 
If you are becoming UST certified for the first time or if your certification is in need of renewal,this class is for you! Stay current with New Jersey's UST regulatory requirements and help your company and clients avoid costly penalties and fines.  The NJDEP requires professionals who work on USTs to be trained, certified/recertified every three (3) years. This NJDEP approved course fulfills the NJDEP course requirement for regulatory training and must be taken within one year prior to renewal. Professional engineers and plumbing contractors, exempt from the certification examination, must attend the course within one year of certification.
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