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Enviro-Events Calendar for May 16, 2016




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

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May 17, 2016
OSHA 8-Hour HAZWOPER Training
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Rutgers University | New Brunswick, NJ  
Federal regulations require all employees who work on sites that may expose them to hazardous substances or health hazards receive training allowing them to work safely, knowledgeably and effectively.  This one-day hands-on practical course is designed to meet the 8-hour annual refresher training requirements under OSHA's Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response regulation [29 CFR 1910.120(e)]. The one-day course will also address emergency response plans, confined space entry and spill containment procedures and will include applicable hands-on exercises.  More information 











May 17, 2016
Audubon Women in Conservation Luncheon
2016 Rachel Carson Awards
Reception 11:00 a.m., Luncheon Noon – 2:00 p.m.     
The Plaza
768 Fifth Avenue, New York City
Audubon’s Rachel Carson Award honors American women whose work has greatly advanced conservation locally and globally. Proceeds from the Women In Conservation Luncheon support the conservation efforts of Audubon New York, including the Rachel Carson Field Internship and the Long Island Sound and Coastal Stewardship Program.  Tickets can be purchased at ny.audubon.org/WICLuncheon



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May 19, 2016
USGBC NJ Central Branch Presents:The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Center For Environmental Advocacy Science And Education:A Case Study of Advanced Sustainability & Water Protection 
6 to 9 p.m. (Registration at 5:30)
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, 
31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, NJ 
This event includes a presentation (suitable for CEUs), networking, and food & refreshments at the beautiful LEED Platinum Watershed Center










May 19, 2016
Optional Lab Day - May 26, 2016
Practical Applications in Hydrogeology 
8:30 a.m, - 4:30 p,m, (Check-in time on Day 1: 8 a.m.)|Rutgers University | New Brunswick, NJ 
This informative program will familiarize you with the theory and practice of
hydrogeology, including guiding principles, basic mathematical principles, the identification of problems, the application of different groundwater models and the limitations of those models. The structure of the course allows you to analyze assigned problems during the week between lecture sessions. 
Gain Hands-on Experience! Students have the opportunity to sign up for an optional 4th day of class (May 26, 2016 - additional fee of $225 required) where they will receive personalized instruction devoted to well design and aquifer pumping tests.





EPCON 2016
 (Environmental Procurement Conference)8 a.m. - 3 p.m.Renaissance Woodbridge HotelEPCON, which stands for Environmental Procurement Conference, is an event which brings together environmental professionals and business executives to discuss the state of the environmental industry. The environmental industry touches so many facets of our lives.Whether we are discussing climate change, safe drinking water, clean air, sustainability, brownfield redevelopment, or protection of our infrastructure, one thing is for sure, the business professionals involved in these areas help improve our quality of life and enhance our economic vitality. EPCON will feature six breakout sessions and keynote presentations where attendees will hear first-hand about environmental market trends, upcoming opportunities and the issues confronting the environmental industry. Click here for draft agenda Click here for registration



May 20, 2016
American Littoral Society's Horseshoe Crab Walk

6 p.m.
18 Hartshorne Drive, Highlands, NJ, 07732





























May 20, 2016
American Littoral Society's Horseshoe Crab Walk
6 p.m.
18 Hartshorne Drive, Highlands, NJ, 07732
Get up close and personal with a living fossil. Take an evening walk along
Plum Island, Sandy Hook to look for spawning horseshoe crabs. Learn about
an animal that has survived virtually unchanged for 400 million years. Wear foot gear that can get wet. Great for families. Meet at Parking Lot B, 6:00 p.m. Cost : Free. Contact: 732-291-0055 for more information and to reserve



May 23, 2016
SWANA-NJ 7th Annual Spring Golf Outing
For more information contact Gary Conover at (609) 272-6913 gconover@acua.com













































May 26, 2016

Practical Herbs for Foods and Teas      
7 p.m.
The Whitman-Stafford Farmhouse

315 Maple Avenue, Laurel Springs, NJ 08021. 
P
ractical Herbs for Foods and Teas is the program at the monthly meeting of the South Jersey Organic Gardeners’ Club. Free and open to the public. For information, call Gwenne Baile, 856-816-8508, email us at sjorganicgardeners@gmail.com, or visit our Facebook page.




June 2, 2016

What Every LSRP Needs to Know About the New NJ SRPLB Rules
Center for Environmental and Life Sciences – Montclair State University
8:30am to 12:00pm
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. 
Info & Registration



June 10, 2016

The 8th Annual Sustainable Raritan River Conference



8 a.m - 5 p.m.
Douglass Student Center
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
100 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ
In celebration of Rutgers University’s 250 Anniversary, the focus of the 8th Annual Sustainable Raritan River Conference is to showcase the University’s efforts in the Raritan Basin, provide a forum for identifying a University-wide agenda for stewardship of the Raritan, and to establish a network for collaboration among University-based research, extension and outreach-efforts related to the Raritan Basin. This conference will explore work that Rutgers’ faculty, staff and students, and some of our Collaborative partners have been doing in the Raritan region in the areas of water quality; wetlands, forestry and ecosystems; watershed systems and management; public access and citizen science; and resilience, stormwater management, and flooding.   Click on this link to see the conference agenda, or follow this link to view other conference detailsOur conferences typically draw upwards of 200-250 attendees from state, local and federal agencies, non-profit organizations, businesses, philanthropic organizations and other organizations committed to watershed management and stewardship of the Raritan environs. Continuing education credits have been requested. Conference Sponsorships and Exhibit Space are available. Visit our website for more information or to register. Early Bird General Registration runs through May 18.


June 13, 2016

Managing the Renewable Grid: A Transatlantic Dialogue
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
NYU School of Law
Lipton Hall, D’Agostino Hall
110 West 3rd Street
New York, NY 10012The Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law at NYU School of Law, will hold a discussion on, "Managing the Renewable Grid: A Transatlantic Dialogue." In 2015, renewable energy resources supplied approximately 33% of Germany’s electricity demand. Yet, despite the influx of intermittent resources, grid reliability appears uncompromised. What regulatory and technical innovations has Germany implemented to accomplish this feat and what challenges has it encountered along the way? The upcoming event will examine the German experience and the lessons it may hold for New York State.  The panel will also provide an update on initiatives underway in New York to help manage an increasingly renewable power system. The event is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP, here1.5 credits of CLE are available in the Areas of Professional Practice category. The credit is both transitional and non-transitional.  Speakers: David Edelson, Manager, Operations Performance and Analysis, New York ISO; Dr. Annegret Groebel, Director, International Coordination, German Federal Network Agency; Damian Sciano, Director, Distributed Resource Integration at Consolidated Edison, and Eleanor Stein, Advisor for Special Projects, New York State Public Service Commission


June 15, 2016
USGBC NJ EP 4th Annual Summer Kick Off Happy Hour 
5:30 p.m.Surf City, Jersey City, NJ.
Join USGBC NJ Emerging Professionals & the USGBC NJ North Branch Committee for fun & networking. 
$30 for EPs; $45 for USGBC NJ Chapter members; $55 for non-members. Includes BBQ & 1 drink ticket per person. Sponsorship Opportunities Available.
Info & Registration.



June 16, 2016
In-Situ Remediation Technologies Workshop
Center for Environmental and Life Sciences – Montclair State University
8:00am to 4:00pm
This full-day interactive program offers valuable, technology-based instruction to those in the professional remediation industry. Our team of experienced instructors provides regulators, consultants, and field applicators with an understanding of the primary in-situ chemical oxidation removal mechanisms, an in-depth understanding of each oxidant’s strengths and limitations.



June 18-26, 2016
Permaculture Design Course
Have you  considered becoming a certified Permaculture Designer?  Permaculture expert Wayne Weiseman will be teaching a comprehensive  course in Egg Harbor Township. For information including cost, course topics, exact location and times, call 609-839-3454 or email grantholway@gmail.com.http://www.permacultureproject.com/waynes-schedule


June 20, 2016

Summer Solstice Walk 
18 Hartshorne Drive, Highlands, NJ, 07732
Celebrate the first day of summer and the longest day of the year with a stroll on the Hook. Society naturalists will discuss the fauna and flora that inhabits the coast as well as Sandy Hook history. A special tour inside a gun battery may be included. Meet at 6:00 pm at Building 18. Cost: free Contact 732-291-0055 for more information and to reserve


June 21, 2016
Association of New Jersey Recyclers Golf Outing















June 23, 2016
Effective Use of Compliance Averaging
Center for Environmental and Life Sciences – Montclair State University
8:00am to 4:00pm
Compliance averaging is a powerful tool for demonstrating compliance with soil and vapor standards.  This course is designed to acquaint the attendee with various methods recommended by DEP for demonstrating compliance.  Case studies will be presented and will include simple to complex cases.  Interactive exercises will also be included.



June 24, 2016
Pine Barrens Canoe Trip
American Littoral Society
18 Hartshorne Drive, Highlands, NJ, 07732
(732)291-0055
Join the American Littoral Society guides for a canoe trip down the tea colored waters of the Wading River where we will explore the world renowned Pine Barrens. Discover the diversity of the Pine Barrens as your guides point out the native flora and fauna that can only be found in this unique habitat. We will meet at Mick’s Pine Barren Canoe Rental in Chatsworth, NJ at 9:30 am. Cost: $50 per member, $60 per non-member. Contact 732-291-0055 June 24, 2016


June 27-30, 2016 
10th Annual Life Science Field Training Institute 
Presented by the Pinelands Preservation Alliance and
Bonazzi Foundation for the Promotion of Science Education 
Looking for ways to bring field-based investigations into your biology
or environmental science classroom? During this FREE four-day training course you will strengthen field-based investigations in your teaching and improve student performance in science and math. The course connects classroom activities with field studies in topic areas such as natural resource management, community ecology, biodiversity, biostatistics, and citizen science. Much of your time is spent outdoors where you will conduct vegetation analyses, practice species identification, canoe a Pine Barrens river and more. This program is held at the headquarters of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance in Southampton, NJ, and at selected sites in the New Jersey Pinelands. Three graduate credits through Rutgers University and 35 professional development credits are available to attendees. Please see our website for more information about the Institute. Registration and a $50 deposit (fully refundable upon completion of the course) are required. Register online here. Contact (609) 859-8860 x 26 or ryan@pinelandsalliance.org for more information.







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