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Enviro-Events Calendar for November 30, 2016

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

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December 2, 2016
New Jersey Real Estate & Corporate Transactions:
Dealing With Environmental & LSRP Program Concerns 
8  a.m. - 10 p.m.
Montclair State University
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences Bldg.
30 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ
In this CLE session, attendees will learn about what due diligence to perform in purchase and sale transactions as well as methods for dealing with environmental issues that may arise. Attendees will also learn practice tips for ISRA compliance, performing due diligence, and allocating responsibility for addressing environmental issues. Whether involved in a merger, acquisition or real estate transaction, you will be able to identify certain environmental issues and learn how to navigate through those issues to close your deal.  For More Information

December 2, 2016
Jersey Waterworks Conference
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December 7, 2016
Symposium to Explore America’s Ocean Future:
Recommendations for the Trump Administration and Congress
Christine Todd Whitman to receive National Champion of the Ocean Award 
10 a.m. to Noon - Symposium (Free)
Noon - 1:30 p.m. - Awards Luncheon ($150)
Wilson Hall Auditorium
Monmouth University
West Long Branch, NJ
Admission is free and open to the public. 
The Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute (UCI) invites the public to join us for a symposium and policy discussion which never took place during the election — coastal and ocean priorities for the next administration and Congress.  The panelists, former New Jersey Gov. and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christine Todd Whitman and University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science President Dr. Donald Boesch, will offer their views and recommendations on critical actions that the administration and Congress should take to ensure that our coasts and oceans are healthy, productive and support sustainable economic development.  Immediately following the symposium, the UCI will hold its Champion of the Ocean Awards Luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are required for the luncheon. The cost is $150, with proceeds to benefit student research and UCI programs. Whitman will be honored as a National Champion of the Ocean for her work as a leading voice for the oceans as governor and with the EPA, JOCI and Pew Oceans Commission. Boesch will be recognized as a Regional Champion of the Ocean for his work advancing knowledge about marine environments, including his work as a member of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. In addition, two New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) officials will receive State, Coastal and Ocean Leadership Awards for their roles in restoring New Jersey’s beaches, supporting innovative major Rebuild by Design projects, and improving coastal planning and communities’ resilience to coastal storms after Superstorm Sandy. The honorees are NJDEP Assistant Commission of Engineering and Construction David Rosenblatt and NJDEP Assistant Director of Coastal and Land Use Planning Elizabeth Semple. For more information on the event or to purchase tickets for the luncheon, visit or contact Danica Simmons at (732) 263-5662

December 9, 2016

Risk Management in Remediation: A Review of Principles and Applications 
8 AM- 4 PM
Montclair State University
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences Bldg.
30 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ
This one-day program will provide a review of the risk management framework for remediation programs in New Jersey, US EPA and other states.  This unique program will include an in depth look at the state of the science of risk assessment and lessons learned in applying these techniques.

December 16, 2016

Effective Use of Compliance Averaging

8:30 AM- 4 PM
1200 Florence-Columbus Road
Bordentown, NJ
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.
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January 2, 2017
Become a Rutgers Master Gardener of Camden County.  
Do you want to increase your garden knowledge?  Are you a novice gardener who wants to learn more?  The Rutgers Master Gardener Course runs from February thru April from 9:00 am until noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Last day to register is January 31.  The science-based course is located at the Camden County Parks Environmental Center, 1301 Park Blvd., Cherry Hill, NJ  08002  The fee is $250 which includes the handbook and class material. Call (856-216-7130) or e-mail Becki Szkotak, Program Associate ( if you would like to register for the class.  A registration form from the website and fee must be received by January 31. Email:,  phone 856-216-7130, and

January 11-12, 2017
Estimating and Bidding for Landscape Contractors
Penn State Extension office
1015 Bridge Road, Collegeville, Pa.
Hear how to determine the overhead of operating a landscaping business and create a profitable bid.  There will be opportunities to ask questions and discuss bidding with other contractors. On the first day the class will work through a spreadsheet using real-world examples to figure overhead costs of a landscape installation business.  Each participant will receive an electronic copy of this spreadsheet so they can adapt it and use it for their own business. On the second day, the class will work together to create a bid for a small residential hardscape and plant installation job in detail, using the overhead costs determined on the first day of the class.  Join this workshop to discuss benefits and pitfalls of some common estimating methods. Explore the concept of production rates in depth, including why it is important to know what they are for each business and how to determine these rates. Discuss profit and reasonable returns. The instructor is Scott Burk, owner of Scott's Landscaping, Inc. in Centre County, a mid-size, full-service company.  He is a graduate of the Landscape Contracting Program at Penn State University and serves as a guest instructor on campus for current students.  Come hear what one of Pennsylvania's most successful landscapers has to say about running a profitable business! The cost to attend this class is $200.  Pre-registration and payment is required by January 9, 2017.  To register go to: Questions regarding class can be directed to Emelie Swackhamer at  Individuals can also call Penn State Extension at 610-489-4315.

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