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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Enviro-Events Calendar for February 27, 2016

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

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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.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
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. 


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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 For more information,  call 

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March 1, 2017
RACT 2 Review
Harrisburg, PA

March 8, 2016
Gardens of the Garden State Gardens Consortium

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Carmen Tilelli Community Center

820 Mercer Street
Cherry Hill, NJ 
Horticultural Society of South Jersey will present this program at their monthly meeting. The speaker  is Dr. Michael Gross, biology professor at  Georgian Court University. He is also director of the Sister Mary Grace Burns Arboretum and a full-time academic administrator  who has been gardening since he was  3 years old. Free and open to the public. For more information, call Gwenne Baile, (856) 816-8108 fr visit the website:

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 Also see our website:


March 10, 2016
Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules-The Overview
(Part 1 of Certificate Program)
8 a.m. -3:30 p.m.
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, re-purposing 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:


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 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 17, 2016
TPP--What's Being Traded Away?
Doors open at 6 p.m. - Program at 6:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public--bring a friend. 
Collingswood Library
771 Haddon Ave
Collingswood NJ  
Join GMO Free PA and NJ to find out how the looming Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) "trade" treaty could affect the food that ends up on your dinner table. The meeting will include an overview of the TPP that was negotiated behind closed doors without public or congressional input and a tele-conference with special guest and TPP expert Adam Weissman who will answer questions and help us understand the impacts, in the event that it is ratified. Come with your questions and ideas and leave with a local plan of action to effect global change. WEBSITE:  MORE INFO:  call (856) 425-2221

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. 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  for more information. Facebook: Twitter: @NJLandRally For questions etc. please email


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 email: 

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 calculation 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:am - 3:30 pm
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 16, 2016

Honor Your Mother (Earth, and Other) 
Art Show and Sale, A Benefit for the American Littoral Society
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
18 Hartshorne Drive
Highlands, NJ, 07732
Looking for that special present for your mom? Visit the American Littoral Society to pick the perfect gift and support coastal conservation! Featuring select New Jersey artists with a variety of shore collections, including jewelry, pottery, paintings, photography, soaps and lotions, textiles, baskets, and more!

April 15, 2016

Vapor Intrusion in NJ
8:30 am - 4 pm
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

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April 23, 2016
Lobster Run 5K Run/Walk to Care for the Coast
4 p.m. 
The Lagosta Lounge
1000 Ocean Avenue and Second Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ, 07712
Introducing the 1st Annual Lobster Run/Walk 5k to Care for the Coast. The event is for all ages and ability levels. Bring your spouse, kids, nature lovers or outdoor enthusiasts. Form a team with co-workers or denizens of your favorite bar. Whet your appetite for lobster with a spring ramble through beautiful Asbury Park. Race registration proceeds with benefit the American Littoral Society. The race will be followed by a lobster bake on the boardwalk at Lagosta Lounge. Register before April 16 to get early discount. More info hereRegister here

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/ (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 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
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 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
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/re certified 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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May 13, 2016 
10th Annual EarthShare Celebrates New Jersey!6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Morven Museum and Garden
55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 
EarthShare New Jersey’s 10th annual celebration features a photography exhibition showcasing NJ’s wildlife, landscapes and waterways; ecofriendly auction prizes of unique experiences such as wildlife releases and art work; wine and dinner served by Jaques Catering; and live jazz music presented by Stringzville. Come and join us for our exciting celebration! Event proceeds support EarthShare New Jersey’s work for a cleaner and greener Garden State. EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE for $85 until March 17 Regular ticket price $100 until May 11 If available at the door, tickets will be $125 Purchase Your Tickets Here

October 13-14, 2016

Passaic River Symposium VII 
Environmental Management for a Sustainable Passaic!
Organized by the Passaic River Institute at Montclair State University
Montclair State University Conference Center
1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 
For More Information, Please Contact Passaic River Institute. Phone: 973-655-5423



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