Friday, February 1, 2008

Enviro-Events Calendar for NJ & PA

February, 2008 listing of environmental forums, seminars, educational sessions, networking and other events in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Originally appearing in the daily, electronic newsletter, EnviroPolitics.

February 2
Historic Whitesbog Village Tour Meet at 1 p.m. Whitesbog Village, at the General Store. Discover how Whitesbog became one of the biggest blueberry and cranberry production centers in New Jersey at the turn of the 20th century on this guided tour. You'll also learn about the personalities behind Whitesbog, such as Elizabeth White, who co-developed the cultivated blueberry with Dr. Frederick Coville, and its Italian immigrant workers. Tour includes visits to the Agricultural Museum, Suningive (Elizabeth White's home), and the Interpretive Cottage, which depicts how Whitesbog's worker families lived in the early 1900s. RSVP recommended for parties of 10 or more. Fee: $5/person. Call (609) 893-4646 for more information. Whitesbog is located at Mile Marker 13 on Route 530, Browns Mills

February 6-8
Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit
Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CA. The Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit attracts the industry’s leading project developers, lenders, investors, financial innovators, and other industry players and is acknowledged as the best deal-making and networking event of the year. Year after year, leading wind players gather to discuss cutting edge developments in wind power finance and investment markets, share their perspectives on what it takes to profit from the record-breaking flow of wind deals, and connect with other decision-makers.

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February 12
Thank You Delaware Bay The Nature Conservancy and the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary on February 12 will launch an exciting new program, Thank You Delaware Bay, designed to showcase the value and benefits of the Delaware Bay. Citizens are encouraged to join in the effort to protect this precious resource. The program includes a new website, print ads, and television commercials – all of which will be unveiled at the event. We hope you can attend. Feel free to forward this invitation to others you believe would be interested. Call or e-mail with any questions you may have. Melanie Rapp, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Public Affairs Office at 302-739-9902.

February 12-14
PA Landscape & Nursery Conference
, The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College, PA. Friends. Ideas. Inspiration. Registration Information

February 14
"Southeast NJ's Economy: Competition for Land & Resources"
9 to 11 a.m., Stockton College Library Center, Atlantic City. PlanSmart NJ brings together the public, private and nonprofit sectors to examine the future of Ocean, Atlantic, Cape May, and Cumberland counties through the lens of a revolutionary planning framework developed by PlanSmart NJ as part of its Smart Growth Economy Project. Flyer Agenda Online Registration

February 14
Site Remediation Basics
9-4:30. Fee charged. NJDEP representatives will explain the regulations and guidance documents you will need when conducting site investigations and remediation activities. You will learn how to comply with the Industrial Site Recovery Act, the Underground Storage of Hazardous Substance Act and the Spill Compensation and Control Act, and associated Administrative Consent Orders and Voluntary Cleanups. Case studies will provide "real-world" examples of how to prepare and submit work plans and report packages. Agenda and Registration

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February 16
Moonlight Walk (Snow Moon) Meet at 5 PM, Whitesbog Village, at the General Store. Join a seasoned guide for a 3-5 mile walk around Historic Whitesbog Village, birthplace of the cultivated blueberry. Learn the stories and folklore of the Pinelands while uncovering its unique wildlife and plant life. Bring water, light snacks, and flashlight. RSVP by Friday, Feb. 15 strongly recommended. Call (609) 893-4646 and leave full name, phone number and number of people in party. Fee: $5/person. Whitesbog is located at Mile Marker 13 on Route 530,Browns Mills, NJ

February 20
The Future of Brownfields in New Jersey is the focus of the next Environmental Business Council of CIANJ “Members Only” Luncheon from 11:30 to 1 at the Commerce & Industry Association of NJ, 61 South Paramus Rd, Mack Cali IV, Paramus, NJ. Dr. Judith Auer Shaw, Senior Program Associate at the National Center for Neighborhood and Brownfields Redevelop-ment, Rutgers University and a former NJ DEP Site Remediation Program official will offer an in-depth overview of the state’s key brownfields and neighborhood redevelopment initiatives, and will identify future opportunities for business in our region. Event cost is $25 for CIANJ members and guests. Buffet lunch included. For more information, call Rosemary Dreger or Debra Romano at CIANJ at 201-368-2100.

February 22-23
Headwater Ecosystems: Protection, Management and Research, Penn Stater Conference Center, State College, PA. The conference is designed to promote the sharing of ideas among diverse groups with common interests, such as nonprofit organizations, Trout Unlimited chapters, sportsmen's groups, and watershed associations, along with environmental professionals from conservation districts, agencies, and consulting firms. This year's conference will focus on the protection and management of our headwater ecosystems and highlight the emerging research and successful partnerships that keep our headwater streams healthy. Draft Agenda Here
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