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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Enviro-Events Calendar for June 28, 2016




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

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June 28, 2016
Converting Contaminated Properties into Assets
3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

(Networking event from 6 - 7 p.m.)
Mott MacDonald's Training Facility
111 Wood Avenue South, Iselin, NJ
Cost:  $50 for LSRPA Members; $85 for private sector and non-LSRPA members and $20 for municipal  attendees, members of partnering nonprofit associations and those from educational institutions. Sponsored by the LSRPA in collaboration with NJIT, Rutgers, ANJEC, BCONE, Sustainable Jersey and Center for Creative Land Recycling. Access the LSRPA's website for more information. 



June 28, 2016
Public meeting on pathogens in NJ's Ravesink River

7 p.m.
Bingham Hall, Rumson, NJ
Clean Ocean Action along with the “Rally for the Navesink” group including: American Littoral Society, Bayshore Regional Watershed Council, Clean Ocean Action, Monmouth Conservation Foundation, Navesink Maritime Heritage Association, Navesink Shrewsbury River Fishing Club, NY/NJ Baykeeper, The New Jersey Chapter of The Recreational Fishing Alliance will host a public meeting at Bingham Hall in Rumson, NJ on Tuesday, June 28th at 7 PM on the pathogen pollution problem in the Navesink River. COA is asking for any and all citizens who are interested in or affected by the Navesink to attend the meeting. To get involved, please contact: Clean Ocean Action 732-872-0111 or email info@cleanoceanaction.org





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June 29, 2016Site Remediation Practitioners' Forum   
8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. 

90 Woodbridge Center Drive
Woodbridge, NJ 

Register here 

June 30, 2016
Deciduous Shrub Identification for Home Gardeners  

9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Penn State's Berks Campus
This session qualifies for the Penn State Master Gardener Advanced Training series in Plant Identification. For more information and to register go to: http://extension.psu.edu/plants/gardening (the events are listed in order by date) Registration deadline June 28, 2016The instructor is Dr. David Sanford, Professor of Horticulture at the Penn State University.  Dr. Sanford will show images of shrubs from his teaching collection and take the classes on a tour of the shrub collection on campus, weather permitting.


July 6, 2016
Rally & Memorial to Lac Mégantic Oil Train Disaster
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
U.S. Post Office,
138 Veterans Plaza,
Dumont, New Jersey 
Some 100 climate activists and community leaders from New Jersey are expected to gather in Dumont for a rally and memorial commemorating the oil train disaster that occurred three years ago in LacMégantic, Quebec, killing 47 people and decimating the town. The rally is one of more than 100 similar actions being held around the U.S. and Canada to raise awareness of the risks associated with freight trains carrying highly explosive Bakken crude oil through our communities. Speeches will be made by community leaders and environmental groups including the Sierra Club, Food & Water Watch NJ, Clean Ocean Action, 350NJ, and the Coalition to Ban Unsafe Oil Trains. Residents holding signs, chanting. Music by the Solidarity Singers. A reading of the names of the LacMégantic victims. Organizers say that long unit trains filled with highly flammable Bakken crude oil--often called “bomb trains” -- roll through populous towns daily in Bergen, Essex, and other counties of New Jersey, within feet of schools, playgrounds, EMS offices, major highways, businesses, and vital water supplies. The risks of these trains have been well reported locally and have prompted legislative action in Trenton. The Bakken crude oil being transported, they say, is fracked in North Dakota, where it imperils groundwater sources and introduces chemical pollution to the environment.



July 23, 2016 
4-H Chicken Keepers Symposium   
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Camden County Cooperative Extension Office
1301 Park Boulevard, Cherry Hill, NJ
The State 4-H Small Animal Advisory Council will host a Chicken Keepers Symposium for urban & small flock chicken keepers, 4-H & FFA members, and anyone thinking about getting chickens or starting a flock.  Topics that will be covered during the symposium include:  The Basics of Chicken Keeping; Urban Chicken Keeping:  Know the Rules; Youth & Poultry - A Wonderful Combo!; The Most Common Chicken Keeping Mistakes; How the Hen Lays Eggs & Why She Stops; and Poultry Nutrition – The Basics & Myths Debunked. Registration fee of $30 includes lunch and program supplies.  Pre-registration is required by July 11.  Registration information is available at: http://nj4h.rutgers.edu/smallanimals/chicken-keepers/ For more information or questions, contact Jeannette Rea-Keywood, State 4-H Agent, Department of 4-H Youth Development, Rutgers Cooperative Extension at 609-898-0928 ext. 11 or Dr. Brigid McCrea, State Poultry Specialist for Cooperative Extension, Delaware State University at 302-857-6432. The 4-H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, a unit of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station.  4-H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades K-13(one year out of high school), on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, marital status, domestic partnership status, military service, veteran status and any other category protected by law. For more information about the New Jersey 4-H Program, administered by Rutgers Cooperative Extension visit the website at http://nj4h.rutgers.edu.



July 23, 2016
Undercover Critters of the River at Pier 68
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Pier 68 Philadelphia Waterfront
End of Pier 70 Boulevard,
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Turtles and fish and ducks, oh my! The Delaware River is home to an amazing array of animals thriving amidst a bustling urban environment. With shells, fins, or feathers, river critters feature fascinating adaptations to help them survive their watery homes. Natural Lands Trust staff and volunteers will be on hand to guide interactive experiences.
Eileen McDonnell
Photo by Eileen McDonnell, member
In the last five years, Natural Lands Trust has worked with partners to preserve more than 420 acres in Philadelphia, helping to ensure open space access to urban residents and visitors. Explore our recently renovated Pier 68, which Natural Lands Trust acquired in 2012 working in partnership with the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, and experience nature thriving in the city.
Event is free. Registration required to reserve your spot. Please complete and submit the secure, on-line registration form on our website(https://natlands.org/event/undercover-critters-pier-68-2016-0723/), or call 610-353-5587 ext. 221


July 30, 2016
Moth Night at Hildacy Farm Preserve
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Hildacy Farm Preserve
1031 Palmers Mill Road
Media, PA 19063
National Moth Week celebrates the beauty, life cycles, and habitats of moths. Moths are often overlooked for their beauty and importance because they are active when we are all sleeping. Join Tanya Dapkey, University of Pennsylvania entomologist, and participate in a citizen science project to help other scientists learn more about these misunderstood insects. Bring a high-quality camera to participate in the project, if you’d like.
Joe Vinton, 7-11-13
Photo by Joe Vinton, staff member
We will bait trees, and visit a light station to attract nighttime wildlife, especially moths. Dress for the weather and mosquitoes with long sleeves and bug spray; don’t forget your hat. Some flashlights will be provided. You can also join in on a night hike to search for other nocturnal insects. Fun for the whole family! Event is FREE. Please pre-register by submitting the on-line form on our website (https://natlands.org/event/moth-night-hildacy-2016-0730/), or call 610-353-5587 ext. 221 to let us know you are coming.


July-August 2016
American Littoral Society
Summertime Coast Camp
Barnegat Bay and Sandy Hook, NJ

Barnegat Bay Coast Camp 

July 18th - 22nd
July 25th - 29th
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Maris Stella Retreat Center
7201 Long Beach Blvd, Harvey Cedars
$250 per camper per week
Students entering grades 5-8

Sandy Hook Coast Camp 

August 8th - 12th
9 a.m .- 2 p.m.
American Littoral Society HQ
18 Hartshorne Dr.
Highlands, NJ
$250 per camper per week
Students entering grades 5-8Sitting at a PC or reading a book can develop interest, but standing in the surf with a horseshoe crab will ignite passion. Join us for a week of educational fun that includes seining, marine life identification, surf fishing, crabbing, birding, shelling, field journaling, plankton study, coastal botany, and understanding nature through art. STEM-oriented lessons will enhance school studies. Let the American Littoral Society kindle your child's desire to learn about the coast. $250 per student  For more information or to register: click here or call 732-291-0055.


August 20, 2016
Annual Fluke Tagging Trip 
7 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Atlantic Highlands, Municipal Marina
2 Simon Lake Drive
Atlantic Highlands, NJ 
Cost: $75 per angler (includes boat, all tackle, bait, and tags)
Join Jeff Dement, Fish Tagging Director for the American Littoral Society
on a day of fishing and tagging. For experienced taggers and novices alike.
If you've never tagged fish before, this is a great opportunity to learn from 
experienced taggers. Space is limited. Contact Jeff Dement for reservations
and information. Place on the oat is secured when payment is received. 
E:mail: jeff@littoralsociety.org Phone: (732)-291-0055 X106


September 9, 2016

American Littoral Society's End of The Summer Party
North Beach, Sandy Hook
HighlandsNJ 07732
Join us for this very special evening on the beach, under the stars to benefit the American Littoral Society as we work together to care for Sandy Hook and our Coast. Enjoy a cocktail reception featuring a raw bar and passed hors d'oeuvres, a seafood dinner, grilled buffet, specialty salads, and assorted desserts, all while listening to a live band! Casual Attire. Tickets start at $150 and must be reserved beforehand. For more information, please call (732)291-0055 for questions and ticket reservations.




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