Oct
22
6:00 PM18:00

Stream Corridor Management Plan: Public Workshop, Deposit, NY

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The Upper Delaware River Tailwaters Coalition and Friends of the Upper Delaware River has been working on the Stream Corridor Management Plan (SCMP) to manage the waterways in Delaware County.

They are now working on Phase 2 of the SCMP. They have scheduled a series of public workshops, and they need you to play a personal role! They will provide an overview of Phase 1 of the SCMP, and go over the process for Phase 2, along with a mapping exercise to start the development of the stream inventory and project list.

Meeting Locations:

Monday, October 22 - Deposit State Theater

148 Front St., Deposit, NY

Tuesday, October 23 - Hancock Town Hall

661 W. Main St., Hancock, NY

Wednesday, October 24 - Colchester American Legion Hall

6644 River Rd, Downsville, NY

Presenters:

Jeff Skelding, Friends of the Upper Delaware River

Molly Oliver, Friends of the Upper Delaware River

Light Refreshments will be Served.

Click here for more information about the SCMP.

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Oct
23
8:30 AM08:30

DRBC/PADEP 2018 Water Loss Training, Newtown, PA

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The Delaware River Basin Commission and the Department of Environmental Protection are holding training sessions for local water suppliers on water loss management at Bucks County Community College.

The Commission has a robust water conservation program, of which one crucial component is the requirement for public water suppliers to complete an annual water loss audit utilizing the American Water Works Association’s Free Water Audit Software© program for data collection and reporting.  

The software tracks how effectively water is moved from its source to customers' taps, helping suppliers quantify and account for water losses, which may result from: leaking pipes and services, unauthorized uses, and/or inaccuracies with meters that record water delivered from sources and water used by customers. The training teaches participants how to use the AWWA Free Water Audit Software© to better understand and mitigate water losses.

All sessions are provided to water managers for free, thanks to funding from the DEP, and are being led by George Kunkel, P.E., Principal of Kunkel Water Efficiency Consulting and co-author of the software program.

Next Training Sessions

There are two more water loss training sessions scheduled, both to the held at the Bucks County Community College Newton Campus in the Gateway Center Gallagher Room--

-- October 23: Metering and Billing. Click Here to register

-- November 28: Leakage Management. Click Here to register

For more information about the Water Loss Management Training Series, contact Dr. SeungAh Byun, P.E. at 609-883-9500 x237 or send email to: SeungAh.Byun@drbc.nj.gov.  Visit DRBC’s Water Audit Program webpage for more information on that program.

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Oct
23
6:00 PM18:00

Stream Corridor Management Plan: Public Workshop, Hancock, NY

The Upper Delaware River Tailwaters Coalition and Friends of the Upper Delaware River has been working on the Stream Corridor Management Plan (SCMP) to manage the waterways in Delaware County.

They are now working on Phase 2 of the SCMP. They have scheduled a series of public workshops, and they need you to play a personal role! They will provide an overview of Phase 1 of the SCMP, and go over the process for Phase 2, along with a mapping exercise to start the development of the stream inventory and project list.

Meeting Locations:

Monday, October 22 - Deposit State Theater

148 Front St., Deposit, NY

Tuesday, October 23 - Hancock Town Hall

661 W. Main St., Hancock, NY

Wednesday, October 24 - Colchester American Legion Hall

6644 River Rd, Downsville, NY

Presenters:

Jeff Skelding, Friends of the Upper Delaware River

Molly Oliver, Friends of the Upper Delaware River

Light Refreshments will be Served.

Click here for more information about the SCMP.

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Oct
24
6:30 AM06:30

Communities Connecting for a Clean Wissahickon, Philadelphia, PA

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A panel of regional and local stakeholders will share progress on the Wissahickon Clean Water Partnership and discuss the watershed-wide research and planning that will result in a new holistic approach to improving water quality. Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) and the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association (WVWA) are co-hosting this event, along with our like-minded partners, as a follow-up to two previous town hall meetings held in 2012 and 2015 on an issue that impacts all of us.

FOW’s Executive Director Maura McCarthy and Gail Farmer, WVWA’s Executive Director, will be moderating the panel of these local experts:

  • Patrick Starr is Executive Vice President of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. He will be providing background on the regulatory framework that made this collaboration possible.

  • Laura Toran, Ph.D., the Weeks Chair of Environmental Geology at Temple University, who teaches and conducts research on hydrogeology and urban hydrology. A team of experts from Temple, led by Dr. Toran, is providing support to better understand the Wissahickon Creek through monitoring, computer modeling, and assessment.

  • Jay Cruz is an environmental scientist at the City of Philadelphia’s Water Department. He has directed many watershed assessment, water quality modeling, and green infrastructure monitoring projects. Jay has extensively studied the physical, water quality and ecosystem-level changes that occur in small watersheds due to urbanization as well as the water quality and hydrologic performance of stormwater management best practices.

  • Mary Aversa, Ambler Borough Manager, will bring her knowledge about operations at the Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) and the Water Company, both owned and operated by the Borough and serving several municipalities. Her background also includes all aspects of the Borough’s municipal stormwater runoff management and wastewater treatment as it relates to the WWTP’s discharge.

  • Ellen Kohler, JD, MS is water quality program manager at the University of Maryland’s Environmental Finance Center. Her projects focus on water resources, particularly water quality issues facing communities in the Delaware River and Chesapeake Bay watersheds.

  • Mark Grey is a Township Supervisor in Lower Gwynedd Township and serves on several sub-committees including Environmental Advisory Council. He also co-chairs the Wissahickon Clean Water Partnership, which includes 13 municipalities and four waste water treatment facilities.

This event is free and open to the public. Watershed partners, local organizations, and businesses will also be exhibiting before and after the meeting. Find out more and register online.

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Oct
24
5:00 PM17:00

Clean Water Workshop: Changing Opinions Through Media, Wilmington, DE

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Clean Water: Delaware’s Clear Choice is a campaign in Delaware that’s working toward a clean water future. Join them for this free writing workshop! Add to your advocacy toolkit by learning how to write a Letter to the Editor (LTE), an opinion piece that can be submitted for print in local newspapers. LTE's are a great way to comment on a current topic of debate and declare support or opposition. The event will be led by Laura Miller and Danni Van Drew. Pre-registration online is required.

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Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

Stream Corridor Management Plan: Public Workshop, Downsville, NY

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The Upper Delaware River Tailwaters Coalition and Friends of the Upper Delaware River has been working on the Stream Corridor Management Plan (SCMP) to manage the waterways in Delaware County.

They are now working on Phase 2 of the SCMP. They have scheduled a series of public workshops, and they need you to play a personal role! They will provide an overview of Phase 1 of the SCMP, and go over the process for Phase 2, along with a mapping exercise to start the development of the stream inventory and project list.

Meeting Locations:

Monday, October 22 - Deposit State Theater

148 Front St., Deposit, NY

Tuesday, October 23 - Hancock Town Hall

661 W. Main St., Hancock, NY

Wednesday, October 24 - Colchester American Legion Hall

6644 River Rd, Downsville, NY

Presenters:

Jeff Skelding, Friends of the Upper Delaware River

Molly Oliver, Friends of the Upper Delaware River

Light Refreshments will be Served.

Click here for more information about the SCMP.

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Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

Voting for the Environment, Philadelphia, PA

Join Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University at 6:30 on Oct. 24 for "Voting for the Environment"! When it comes to the health of the planet, you want to make sure your vote counts. “Voting for the Environment,” is a free program in the Academy Town Square series that features a round-table discussion with leaders of the League of Conservation Voters, Clean Air Council, and other key environmental and advocacy organizations.

Learn about the important issues that affect the local and global environment and how the upcoming election will influence them. Join us for this interactive discussion that will help you become a better citizen.

Featured Speakers:

Josh McNeil, Executive Director, Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania and Vice President for Civic Engagement, PennFuture

Julie Slavet, Executive Director, Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, Inc.

Joseph Minott, Esq., Executive Director and Chief Counsel, Clean Air Council

Moderator: Roland Wall, Director, Patrick Center for Environmental Research, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

The event is FREE, but please register!

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Oct
25
8:30 AM08:30

Trail Stewardship Workshop, Malvern, PA

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Brandywine Conservancy, Natural Lands, and Willistown Conservation Trust are partnering with Pennsylvania Equine Council to offer a one-day Trail Stewardship Workshop with two locations to choose from. This workshop will provide an opportunity for our community to learn sustainable trail layout, construction, maintenance, tool selection, and use.

The morning session will be a presentation, and the afternoon will be a hands-on workshop where participants can implement and practice some of what they learned. The workshop is geared towards equestrian trail users, but many of the concepts taught are applicable for all sorts of trail enthusiasts, including hikers, bikers, and cross-country skiers. 

Presenters: Gwen and Bud Wills, Pennsylvania Equine Council

Registration and more details available on Brandywine Conservancy’s website.

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Oct
26
8:30 AM08:30

Trail Stewardship Workshop, Coatesville, PA

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Brandywine Conservancy, Natural Lands, and Willistown Conservation Trust are partnering with Pennsylvania Equine Council to offer a one-day Trail Stewardship Workshop with two locations to choose from. This workshop will provide an opportunity for our community to learn sustainable trail layout, construction, maintenance, tool selection, and use.

The morning session will be a presentation, and the afternoon will be a hands-on workshop where participants can implement and practice some of what they learned. The workshop is geared towards equestrian trail users, but many of the concepts taught are applicable for all sorts of trail enthusiasts, including hikers, bikers, and cross-country skiers. 

Presenters: Gwen and Bud Wills, Pennsylvania Equine Council

Registration and more details available on Brandywine Conservancy’s website.

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Oct
29
6:00 PM18:00

Safeguarding Community Character in the Brandywine Valley, Wilmington, DE

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You are invited to explore the “Dollars and Sense of Safeguarding Community Character in the Brandywine Valley” with a presentation by Ed McMahon of the Urban Land Institute at the upcoming FREE public event on October 29th from 6-9pm at The Pilot School in Wilmington, Delaware.

The evening’s program will include:

6:00pm – 7:00pm Share Fair & Networking Social

This will be an opportunity to meet and greet local government representatives, local and regional organizations, and community members interested in protecting and stewarding the Brandywine Valley's community character and natural, cultural, and historical assets to drive local economic development, tourism, and more!

7:00pm – 9:00pm Public Forum

Attendees will learn about the economic, social and environmental benefits of protecting a community’s “sense of place”, as well as the value of open space and historic resources. Learn about significant tools that can be used to protect community character, including education, voluntary initiatives, non-regulatory actions, and alternatives to conventional residential and commercial planning and development. The session will address the challenges in preserving a community's unique character and sense of place and ways to generate public support and the political will to use available tools

This program features a presentation by Ed McMahon with the Urban Land Institute on the Dollars and Sense of Protecting Community Character. Q&A and a discussion of the kick-off of the Balancing Nature and Commerce Program will follow the presentation.

A Kick-Off Event!: This free public event will kick-off the planning for a 2‐day action planning workshop to connect nature and commerce by identifying regional, community‐driven projects that capitalize on recently established First State National Historical Park and abundant natural, cultural, and historical assets throughout the region. Contact us to learn more!

Register here: https://tinyurl.com/mcmahonevent

Registration for the public event is free, but we would appreciate your RSVP. The deadline to register is Friday, October 19th.

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Oct
30
6:00 PM18:00

Clean Streams, the Poconos, and You: A Panel Discussion about Exceptional Value Streams in the Poconos, East Stroudsburg, PA

Join Our Pocono Waters Campaign for a panel discussion about clean streams in the Poconos and the economic, environmental, and recreational benefits they provide for the region.

Speakers on the first panel include the PA Fish and Boat Commission, the PA Department of Environmental Protection, regional Conservation Districts, and a local biology professor, will explain and demystify streams regulations in Pennsylvania. The second panel will focus on recreational use of streams, and speakers include a local angler, a township official, and an outdoor recreation business owner.

This is an opportunity to learn about the meaning of “exceptional value” streams and how they benefit our region. There will also be time for you to ask questions about how clean streams regulations benefit you.

Our Pocono Waters Campaign is unifying the community while educating citizens, business leaders, and local leaders about the importance of protecting “Exceptional Value” (EV) streams, highlighting the many ways in which clean streams and economic development coexist in a region known for its natural beauty and booming tourism industry. Clean streams are at the heart of the Poconos where 80% of the state’s “EV” streams are located, primarily in Monroe, Pike, and Wayne counties.

This event will take place at East Stroudsburg University, Innovation and Entrepreneur Center, 562 Independence Road, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301.

To RSVP for the “Clean Streams, the Poconos, and You” event, click here: www.ourpoconowaters.org.

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Nov
1
7:30 PM19:30

Towpaths & Tales: Talk with Mike McCann, Pittstown, NJ

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Environmentalist Mike McCann will offer an aerial photographic history of the Delaware Canals and the changing landscape in the Delaware Valley.

The hour-long program sponsored by Rural Awareness, Inc. is free, and no reservation is required.

Attendees should note that Rural Awareness will continue its speaker series at this new location.

In Towpaths & Tales, McCann offers a historical and sometime humorous then-and-now look at the region, graphically showing the changing face of the canals and bridges along the Delaware River from the 1930s until today.

Using his kaleidoscopic knowledge of the subject, McCann includes fun and quirky facts and riveting stories of the Delaware Valley's evolving landscape. His ability to read even the smallest dots on the wide-angle aerial views was honed over a 21-year career with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection studying them under a stereo microscope.

McCann grew up in Monmouth County and worked for 10 years with the county park system as a ranger and naturalist. After studying at Cook College and serving as Bridgewater Township's environmental officer, he joined the state's DEP and learned his mapping skills. He also participated in the cleanup of contaminated industrial sites and later helped preserve open spaces through the Green Acres Program.

Rural Awareness is a non-profit corporation dedicated to preserving the rich history and rural character of Franklin Township in Hunterdon Country.

Call 908-735-4271 with questions, or click here for more information.

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Nov
2
9:00 AM09:00

New Jersey Watershed Conference, Pennington, NJ

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More than 45 years have passed since the adoption of the Clean Water Act, yet even today, nearly every water body across New Jersey still fails to meet the goal of providing “fishable and swimmable” waters. Poorly managed stormwater continues to pose a significant problem in New Jersey, where it contributes to severe flooding and is the leading source of water pollution. At the same time, our state is on track to become the first state to reach full build-out of potential development, yet we lack a comprehensive plan to guide how this future growth will impact our water resources. 

Following a successful inaugural conference last year, the New Jersey Watershed Conference will once again bring these issues to the forefront. The 2nd annual conference will include presentations from local experts about state regulations related to water resources management, infrastructure requirements and maintenance, and the problems and solutions related to the health of our watersheds. 

NGO’s, engineers, members of Environmental Commissions, Planning and Zoning Boards, as well as interested members of the general public are welcome.

This event is hosted by the Watershed Institute and more information can be found on their website.

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Nov
3
8:00 AM08:00

Autumn Bird Walk in Tacony Creek Park, Philadelphia, PA

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Join Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership’s Robin Irizarry and partners at Wyncote Audubon for a fall bird walk in Tacony Creek Park. Attendees will walk the trail and explore the meadow looking for our feathered friends. Meet at Tacony Creek Park’s Ramona Gateway at 8 am on Saturday, November 3.

Walk-ins are welcome, but RSVPs are appreciated! Please RSVP to robin@ttfwatershed.org or call 215.744.1853.

For more information, visit: https://ttfwatershed.org/event/autumn-bird-walk-in-tacony-creek-park/

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Nov
8
6:30 PM18:30

Sierra Club Water Defenders Meeting, Bethlehem, PA

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Do you live in the Lehigh Valley and care about water quality? Do you want to learn how you can get more involved in protecting clean water? Become a Water Defender with the Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter at this monthly meeting!

The Delaware River Watershed, spanning Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware continues to face new and ongoing challenges every day including erosion and flooding, industrial development, and fracking pressures. By working collectively, residents of the watershed can have a measurable impact, and improve the water quality and habitat for present and future generations. Clean water needs YOUR voice!

Here in the Lehigh Valley, the Sierra Club is building a grassroots network of Water Defenders to advocate for protecting the Lehigh River and its tributaries. Water Defenders are a network of grassroots advocates working in our local communities focused on advocating for the protection of clean water in the Delaware River Watershed.

Come build advocacy, outreach, and leadership skills; explore your local waterways; and connect with other Water Defenders in your community. Join in for socializing, pizza, and clean water advocacy at Illick's Mill in Bethlehem, PA! For details, contact Rachel Rosenfeld at rachel.rosenfeld@sierraclub.org.

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Nov
9
11:00 AM11:00

Schuylkill Action Network Annual Meeting, Reading, PA

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The Schuylkill Action Network (SAN) will be hosting a special 15 year anniversary extravaganza as part of their annual conference! During the annual one-day conference to celebrate 15 years of action, they'll look back on successes and into the future for innovative ideas, projects, and collaboration. This event is free and open to the public.

You'll hear from local watershed stakeholders, such as a farmer, teacher, and fisherman, about how SAN projects have impacted their work and community. You'll also learn about new tools, resources, and creative funding programs in order to advance your work in the Schuylkill River Watershed. 

REGISTER HERE!

DOWNLOAD THE DRAFT AGENDA HERE.

Stay afterwards from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM for a special happy hour celebration with beer, wine, and h'ordeuvres.

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Nov
14
7:30 PM19:30

Delaware River Towns: Full of Character & Full of Characters, Washington Crossing, PA

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Delaware River Greenways presents “Delaware River Towns: Full of Character and Full of Characters” - an illustrated talk by Jeffrey Marshall, the president of the Heritage Conservancy. This talk is one in a series discussing different aspects of the cultural and natural heritage of the Delaware River. This event is open to the public free of charge, and will take place at the David Library of the American Revolution, 1201 River Road (Route 32), Washington Crossing, PA.

More information: https://delawarerivergreenwaypartnership.org/index.php/events/event-calendar/25

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Nov
15
5:30 PM17:30

Partner Alliance Networking Reception, Philadelphia, PA

Join Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership for an evening of networking with their Partner Alliance, 50+ businesses and organizations that make their clean water effort possible.

The event is free, but RSVPs are required: ttfwatershed.org/NetworkingReception

Questions? Email emilie@ttfwatershed.org or call 215-744-1853.

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Nov
16
9:00 AM09:00

Pennsylvania Stormwater Conference, Plymouth Meeting, PA

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Is your stormwater management program in need of some help? Want to learn the latest best practices in stormwater management? Then the 2018 Pennsylvania Stormwater Conference is for you.

Attendees at this full-day conference will learn about:

  • Stormwater program planning and management
  • How to inspect, operate, and maintain your stormwater infrastructure
  • Water quality planning and monitoring
  • Best management practice case studies from other municipalities
  • Assessing stormwater fees
  • Taking advantage of green infrastucture and low-impact development opportunities

Register online and view the full agenda here.

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Nov
16
10:00 AM10:00

DRBC Regulated Flow Advisory Committee Meeting, Trenton, NJ

The Delaware River Basin Commission’s (DRBC) Regulated Flow Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, November 16, 2018 beginning at 10:00 a.m.  The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held in the DRBC Goddard Conference Room, 25 Cosey Road, West Trenton, N.J.  

The agenda will be posted on: https://www.nj.gov/drbc/meetings/

Please contact Amy Shallcross, (609) 883-9500 ext. 232, for more information.

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Nov
17
12:30 PM12:30

Eagle Day, Hawley, PA

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Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy and other local environmental organizations for Eagle Day, a free afternoon of fun for the whole family at the Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center. Enjoy a “Live Birds of Prey” presentation with Bill Streeter of the Delaware Valley Raptor Center and hands-on activities for all ages to learn about eagles and other native birds.

Note – you do not need to register in advance for this program, but it is very popular and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Click here for more information.

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Nov
28
8:30 AM08:30

DRBC/PADEP 2018 Water Loss Training, Newtown, PA

The Delaware River Basin Commission and the Department of Environmental Protection are holding training sessions for local water suppliers on water loss management at Bucks County Community College.

The Commission has a robust water conservation program, of which one crucial component is the requirement for public water suppliers to complete an annual water loss audit utilizing the American Water Works Association’s Free Water Audit Software© program for data collection and reporting.  

The software tracks how effectively water is moved from its source to customers' taps, helping suppliers quantify and account for water losses, which may result from: leaking pipes and services, unauthorized uses, and/or inaccuracies with meters that record water delivered from sources and water used by customers. The training teaches participants how to use the AWWA Free Water Audit Software© to better understand and mitigate water losses.

All sessions are provided to water managers for free, thanks to funding from the DEP, and are being led by George Kunkel, P.E., Principal of Kunkel Water Efficiency Consulting and co-author of the software program.

Final Training Session

-- November 28: Leakage Management. Click Here to register

For more information about the Water Loss Management Training Series, contact Dr. SeungAh Byun, P.E. at 609-883-9500 x237 or send email to: SeungAh.Byun@drbc.nj.gov.  Visit DRBC’s Water Audit Program webpage for more information on that program.

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Nov
29
9:00 AM09:00

Delaware Watershed Research Conference, Philadelphia, PA

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The Delaware Watershed Research Conference is a component of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University’s initiative to encourage novel research throughout the Delaware River Watershed, and to foster collaboration among the growing research community.

This gathering will serve as a platform for experts in their respective disciplines to discuss the state of watershed research, particularly within the Delaware River Watershed, toward answering management and conservation questions.

The Delaware Watershed Research Conference will take place Nov. 29 at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

Stay tuned for announcements regarding:
· Call for Abstracts
· Call for Posters
· Registration
· Student Scholarships

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Dec
1
9:00 AM09:00

Eagle Watch Volunteer Training Day, Lackawaxen, PA

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Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy for an overview of their volunteer Eagle Watch program followed by visits to actual monitoring sites. The winter Eagle Watch program runs through January and February, weekends only. Volunteers cover morning or afternoon shifts.

Main monitoring areas are Mongaup Reservoir and the Delaware River at Minisink Falls and the Zane Grey boat launch at Lackawaxen. Volunteers are also needed to help staff the Conservancy’s field office on weekends. On site, volunteers collect data on wintering eagles and resident pairs. They educate the public in “Eagle Etiquette” and on how to have the best eagle watching experience. Volunteers are also needed to help staff booths, do workshops, and participate in other eagle-related events.

To register or for more information, email info@delawarehighlands.org or call 570-226-3164. You may also visit the Delaware Highlands Conservancy’s website here for more information.

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Dec
7
8:00 AM08:00

2018 Jersey Waterworks Conference, Newark, NJ

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The fourth annual Jersey Water Works Conference will bring together more than 300 state and local decision-makers, practitioners and stakeholders to amplify the importance of upgrading New Jersey's water infrastructure, explore innovative solutions and national models, and celebrate the progress of Jersey Water Works in achieving statewide impact.

More information, such as registration and an agenda, can be found on the conference’s website here.

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Dec
13
8:00 AM08:00

New Jersey No-Till and Cover Crop Conference, Washington, NJ

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The first annual New Jersey No-till and Cover Crop Conference is scheduled for December 13, 2018, at Hawk Pointe Golf Course in Washington, NJ.

A full day of informative panels and demonstrations in for those interested in, advocating for, and implementing no-till and cover crops!

Learn more and register at https://www.northjerseyrcd.org/conference

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Dec
13
6:30 PM18:30

Sierra Club Water Defenders Meeting, Bethlehem, PA

Do you live in the Lehigh Valley and care about water quality? Do you want to learn how you can get more involved in protecting clean water? Become a Water Defender with the Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter at this monthly meeting!

The Delaware River Watershed, spanning Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware continues to face new and ongoing challenges every day including erosion and flooding, industrial development, and fracking pressures. By working collectively, residents of the watershed can have a measurable impact, and improve the water quality and habitat for present and future generations. Clean water needs YOUR voice!

Here in the Lehigh Valley, the Sierra Club is building a grassroots network of Water Defenders to advocate for protecting the Lehigh River and its tributaries. Water Defenders are a network of grassroots advocates working in our local communities focused on advocating for the protection of clean water in the Delaware River Watershed.

Come build advocacy, outreach, and leadership skills; explore your local waterways; and connect with other Water Defenders in your community. Join in for socializing, pizza, and clean water advocacy at Illick's Mill in Bethlehem, PA! For details, contact Rachel Rosenfeld at rachel.rosenfeld@sierraclub.org.

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Jan
27
to Jan 30

Delaware Estuary Science & Environmental Summit, Cape May, NJ

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2019 Delaware Estuary Science & Environmental Summit - Estuary 2029: Saving our System through Collaboration
 
Mark your calendar for the 2019 Delaware Estuary Science & Environmental Summit!
This three-day conference retreat will bring together scientists, researchers, managers and environmental education specialists to share information.

Estuary 2029: Saving our System Through Collaboration, highlights  inter-disciplinary and cross-sector relationships that will be needed to successfully implement the revised Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan for the Delaware Estuary. Attendees will be invited to forge new collaborations that promote ecosystem-based science, management and restoration.

Who should attend?
•    Environmental researchers
•    Environmental education and outreach specialists
•    University extension specialists and marine agents
•    State and federal resource managers
•    Environmental consultants and corporations
•    Environmental interest groups
•    Municipal officials
•    Graduate and undergraduate environmental students
•    Concerned citizens

Details TBA. Visit www.delawareestuary.org/calendar-of-events-and-workshops/delaware-estuary-science-and-environmental-summit/ for more.

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Oct
21
11:30 AM11:30

Trails And Tales Bike Ride, Wilmington, DE

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Join a naturalist from the Delaware Nature Society on a 5 mile bike ride to New Castle on the new Markell Trail over the Christina River, a tributary of the Delaware River. Enjoy wildlife and scenery as you make your way through the refuge and on to relax in Battery Park for a picnic. Then, go behind the scenes of the historic New Castle County Court House and discover the history of Delaware's first court and state capitol before heading back to Wilmington. Total biking distance is 10 miles. Bring your own bike and helmet. Pack a lunch and water. Find out more and register online here.

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Oct
20
12:30 PM12:30

Beachcombers Walk at Thompson's Beach, Delmont, NJ

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Love finding shells on the beach? Hunting for sea glass? Join American Littoral Society for a walk at Thompsons Beach to explore the intertidal and learn about marine creatures of the Delaware Bay. Great free event for families! Footwear that can get wet, sunscreen, bugsrpay, and water are recommended. Meet at the Heislerville Management Wildlife Area parking lot on Thompsons Beach Rd, Delmont, NJ.

Please register by contacting Quinn Whitesall at quinn@littoralsociety.org.

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Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

Delaware River 'Trees for Trout' Planting, Halcottsville, NY

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Come join the Ashokan-Pepacton Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited (TU), and the Delaware County Soil & Water Conservation District (DCSWCD) between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 20 to plant TREES FOR TROUT along the East Branch of the Delaware River, an important native trout stream in Halcottsville, NY.

Trees and shrubs play an important role in our own health and the health of the environment. Planting trees along streams improves water quality, reduces streambank erosion, offers quality food and habitat for wildlife, improves flood control, and helps shade streams keeping the water cool so trout can survive and thrive. This riparian restoration project will help to improve trout habitat along the East Branch Delaware River. Come to the event, plant some TREES FOR TROUT and learn more about how native trees and shrubs can benefit our health and our environment!

The planting site is located on the East Branch Delaware River just off NY State Route 30, North of Margaretville, on Old Herrick Road (Herrleks Rd) in Halcottsville NY 12438. Look for the “Trees for Trout” signs along State Highway 30 in Halcottsville. Parking for the event is to the right along the access road and will be marked.

Shovels and gloves will be available for use, but you can bring your own if you have them! Put on your boots and join us for a fun day that will be both fun and educational. Extra layers and socks are recommended in case of cold or wet conditions. This event will be held rain or shine, so dress for the weather! Lunch and refreshments will be provided by the local Ashokan-Pepacton Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited and DCSWCD. Volunteers will also receive a small native tree or shrub to take home to plant on their own property!

This native streamside planting is sponsored by the Ashokan-Pepacton Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Delaware County Soil & Water Conservation District / Catskill Streams Buffer Initiative in partnership with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, and NYS DEC Trees for Tribs Program and the Arbor Day Foundation.

Registration is not required for the event, but we would appreciate a call ahead if you are coming. Please contact: Tracy Brown (TU) @ 413-854-4100 or Catherine Skalda (DCSWCD) @ 607-865-5223, or email at Catherine-skalda@dcswcd.org.

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Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Petty's Island "Artists in the Field," Pennsauken, NJ

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Join New Jersey Audubon and partner organizations for some historic first looks at Petty’s Island! Situated in the Delaware River between Camden and Philadelphia, Petty’s Island is an oasis for birds and other wildlife.

This 3-hour workshop is an introduction to creating art in the field. Our volunteer artist will show you how to use the natural world as inspiration for your next work of art. Our goal is to help you learn...and of course, have fun along the way! Children must be 12 and older to participate. Registration is REQUIRED for this event; space is limited to 25.

Registration opens September 6.
Register Here: https://pettys-artists2018.eventbrite.com
 

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Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

Fall Canoeing on the Christina River, Wilmington, DE

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Learn from Delaware Nature Society on how to canoe or improve your paddling skills while taking in the beautiful Christina River, a tributary of the Delaware River. Become an expert on preparing for a paddle and travel down the river learning paddling techniques as you go. Watch for herons, beavers, bald eagles and more.

Led by Tracy Lea-Dorsey and Ed Rohrbach. Families and beginners welcome, adult participation required. Members: $10, Others: $15. Register online here for the program.

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Oct
18
7:30 PM19:30

Alligator: The U.S. Navy’s First Submarine, Titusville, NJ

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On Thursday, October 18, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. in Titusville, NJ, naval historian Chuck Veit will give an illustrated lecture on the Alligator, the Navy's first submarine. The fascinating story of the Alligator, its missions, and its loss, is told against the history of underwater vessels in the first half of the 19th century. This free lecture is sponsored by the Delaware River Greenway Partnership (DRGP). It will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Route 546 in Titusville, NJ. 

In the late 1850s—on the Delaware River at Philadelphia and on Rancocas Creek in New Jersey--an immigrant French engineer named Brutus de Villeroi built a submarine. It was to be used for hunting sunken treasure, but, when war broke out, the inventor offered it to the Navy of his adopted country. Although not interested in submarine warfare, the U.S. Navy was willing to gamble on anything that might be able to sink the rebel Merrimack. De Villeroi's credentials were impeccable: he had a lengthy record of inventions and discoveries, and had built his first submarine in 1832. What could go wrong? 

Chuck Veit is author of a number of original research books on Civil War naval topics. Copies of his most recent book, Natural Genius, which tells the story of Brutus de Villeroi and Alligator, will be available for sale. 
Chuck is a frequent speaker on 19th century naval topics at area historical societies, Civil War roundtables and conferences and has published numerous articles in journals and magazines. He is president of the Navy & Marine Living History Association, an organization dedicated to sharing America’s naval history through the medium of in-the-field events. 

The Unitarian Universalist Church at Washington Crossing is located in Hopewell Township about a mile from the river at 268 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road (Route 546), Titusville, NJ. The lecture will be held in the Crossings Room of the church accessed by the east (right) entrance off the parking lot.

For more information: https://delawarerivergreenwaypartnership.org/index.php/events/event-calendar/24

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Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Local Environmental Advisory Council Summit, Haverford, PA

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The Local Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) Summit provides an accessible opportunity to learn about what EACs in the area are doing by sharing their knowledge and exploring opportunities to collaborate and make each EAC more effective in its mission.  

Three years ago a group of EACs in the metro west townships got together for their first micro-regional gathering. They each selected the most pressing issue for discussion and shared approaches for taking them - learning from each other, exchanging information, and sharing our knowledge and experience.

Darby Creek Valley Association and Haverford Township EAC will co-host this gathering in which EAC representatives are invited to select a high priority topic related to the environment and the mission. 

Examples include:

 - Climate Change and Energy - topics like procuring green energy, greenhouse gas inventories/climate action planning, conservation, going plug-in or full electric, promoting resident awareness and action.

- Water Quality and New Stormwater Permit Requirements - achieving TMDL goals.

- Rain Gardens - developing programs for education and broad implementation.

- Other Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) - e.g., integrating permeable paving into development ordinances.

- Trees and Trails

For most of us, attending the statewide EAC meetings are not possible and this event provides a more accessible venue to learn from others and hone our craft.

Find out more and register online here.

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Oct
16
to Oct 17

9th Annual "Water, Water, Everywhere" Conference, Hancock, NY

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Join FUDR for the 9th Annual "Water, Water, Everywhere" Conference on October 16 & 17. The conference is your one-stop location for all the pressing issues facing the Upper Delaware River. 

"Water, Water, Everywhere" Conference Topics will include:

  • New NY/PA Upper Delaware River Cold Water Fisheries Plan

  • 2017 Flexible Flow Management Plan – Is it Working Effectively?

  • New Upper Delaware River Tributary Protection Blueprint

  • Securing Funding and Creating Jobs for Upper Delawarw Restoration

  • The 50th Anniversary of the Upper Delaware River Scenic and Recreational River

  • Campaign Planning for 2019

Don’t miss this once a year opportunity to learn more about the challenges facing the Upper Delaware and what you can do to help!

Don't miss this once a year opportunity to learn more about the challenges facing our river and what you can do to help!

Included in Registration: Breakfast, Lunch & Social Hour on Tuesday, and Breakfast on Wednesday

AGENDA

Cabins available - call West Branch Angler directly to book - 607-467-5525  

Click here to register and find out more.

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Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Petty's Island History Hike, Pennsauken, NJ

Explore this gem with local historian and author, Bob Shinn, on a hike through time on Petty’s Island. Hike along the Delaware River where points of interest will bring history to life. Leafless trees will give opportunities for spectacular views of Philadelphia and other significant landmarks. Registration is REQUIRED for this trip. Details are given upon registration.
Register Here: https://octoberhistoryhike.eventbrite.com

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Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Gallows Run & Lynn Island Cleanup, Kintnersville, PA

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Join the Gallows Run Watershed Association and Delaware Canal State Park staff on a fall trash cleanup of Gallows Run and Lynn Island! Learn about the unique aspects of this state park natural area while helping preserve its natural habitat.

Volunteers will be working on two projects during this cleanup. First, a stream cleanup along lower Gallows Run and the roadside along Rt 32, and then canoe across the Delaware River to clean up trash and debris deposited on the northern tip of Lynn Island during high water events. All volunteers for the island cleanup must be physically fit and at least 12 years of age

Volunteers will need sturdy rubber work shoes or waders to collect trash along the river, and long-sleeved shirts and pants are recommended. A bucket for trash is also helpful. A limited number of hip waders, buckets, and trash grabbers will be provided. Refreshments will be provided to all volunteers! Registration is required - click here for more information. 

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Oct
12
9:00 AM09:00

ANJEC 45th Annual Environmental Congress, West Windsor, NJ

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The ANJEC Environmental Congress is an annual statewide gathering of environmental commissions, local officials, agencies, citizen groups and environmental organizations.

Keynote Speaker: Governor Christine Todd Whitman
Featured Speaker: NJDEP Commissioner Catherine McCabe

Highlights:
2018 ANJEC Environmental Achievement Award Presentation
Workshops on a variety of current environmental topics
New Jersey Non-profit Exhibits
Electric Car Ride & Drive Display
**New for 2018, Farmers Market

More information and registration: http://anjec.org/EnvCongress18Reg.htm

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Oct
11
6:30 PM18:30

Sierra Club Water Defenders Meeting, Bethlehem, PA

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Do you live in the Lehigh Valley and care about water quality? Do you want to learn how you can get more involved in protecting clean water? Become a Water Defender with the Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter at this monthly meeting!

The Delaware River Watershed, spanning Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware continues to face new and ongoing challenges every day including erosion and flooding, industrial development, and fracking pressures. By working collectively, residents of the watershed can have a measurable impact, and improve the water quality and habitat for present and future generations. Clean water needs YOUR voice!

Here in the Lehigh Valley, the Sierra Club is building a grassroots network of Water Defenders to advocate for protecting the Lehigh River and its tributaries. Water Defenders are a network of grassroots advocates working in our local communities focused on advocating for the protection of clean water in the Delaware River Watershed.

Come build advocacy, outreach, and leadership skills; explore your local waterways; and connect with other Water Defenders in your community. Join in for socializing, pizza, and clean water advocacy at Illick's Mill in Bethlehem, PA! For details, contact Rachel Rosenfeld at rachel.rosenfeld@sierraclub.org.

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Oct
11
2:30 PM14:30

Upper Delaware River Press Conference, Honesdale, PA

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You are Invited to join National Parks Conservation Association, Friends of the Upper Delaware River, and other river partners at a press conference as they release a brand new report entitled “Making Connections: Roots of Prosperity in New York and Pennsylvania's Upper Delaware River Region."


The afternoon event will feature:

2:30 pm: Brief Welcome from National Parks Conservation Association and Ryanne Jennings, Executive Director of The Cooperage Project

2:40 pm: Introduction to the report and comments on major findings by Michele Archie of The Harbinger Consultancy and Aaron Robinson, Chair of the Upper Delaware Council

3:00 - 3:45 pm: Tour of the Honesdale River Project / Stourbridge Co-working and Incubator Space Project with Susan Shaffer, Director.

4:00 pm: Stourbridge Pie Market at The Cooperage Project


Attend the press conference to learn all about the report and how it highlights the economic, recreational, and cultural attributes of the Upper Delaware River!

Register online here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/making-connections-roots-of-prosperity-in-the-upper-delaware-river-region-tickets-50766629355

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Oct
11
10:00 AM10:00

Upper Delaware River Press Conference, Hancock, NY

You are Invited to join National Parks Conservation Association, Friends of the Upper Delaware River, and other river partners at a press conference as they release a brand new report entitled “Making Connections: Roots of Prosperity in New York and Pennsylvania's Upper Delaware River Region."


The event will feature:

10:00 am: Breakfast and networking

11:00 am: A panel on major findings and recommendations from the report featuring:

  • Michele Archie, The Harbinger Consultancy (principal researcher and author)

  • Jeff Skelding, Friends of the Upper Delaware River

  • Nancy Furdock, Destination Hancock

  • Kristina Heister, National Park Service 


Attend the press conference to learn all about the report and how it highlights the economic, recreational, and cultural attributes of the Upper Delaware River!

Register online here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/making-connections-roots-of-prosperity-in-the-upper-delaware-river-region-tickets-50187069877

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Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

Walking Tour of Schuylkill River History, Philadelphia, PA

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Fairmount Water Works tour guide Sandy Sorlien leads a walk interpreting remnants of the 108-mile Schuylkill Navigation system along the Roxborough and Manayunk stretches of the river.

We’ll meet at the old Shawmont Train Station on Shawmont Avenue, then walk downriver to Flat Rock Dam and the ruins of Lock 68, then along the Manayunk Canal to Lock 69/70 at Venice Island, the only canal "reach" of the 108-mile Schuylkill Navigation with intact lock walls remaining at both ends. A shuttle returns us to Shawmont.

This walk is a complement to Sandy’s lecture at the University of Nature, but either event stands alone. Registration is required - sign up here!

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Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Tusten Mountain Trail Hike, Narrowsburg, NY

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Join Delaware Highlands Conservancy and botanist/local author Heather Housekeeper for a guided Fall Hike at the Tusten Mountain Trail in Sullivan County, NY. Enjoy great views of the Delaware River, fall foliage approaching its peak, and traverse a historic stone arch bridge while you learn about the ecology of the area. Remember to wear hiking shoes, comfortable clothes, and to bring water for this moderately strenuous trail.

Learn more about the Tusten Mountail Trail. This event is free and open to the public but space is limited and advance registration is required. Please contact info@delawarehighlands.org or 570-226-3164 ext. 6 to register.

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Oct
6
8:30 AM08:30

Petty’s Island Community Clean Up Day, Pennsauken, NJ

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Here’s your chance to be part of the restoration of Petty’s Island. Join our team of enthusiastic volunteers to help clean up and restore the shoreline of this majestic island as part of the larger restoration project taking place. This cleanup is great for scout, religious, after school and other civic groups looking for a local volunteer project.

Children MUST be 12 and older to participate. Registration is REQUIRED for this event; space is limited. Directions and other details are given upon registration.

Sponsored by NJ Audubon, Delaware Riverkeeper, NJ Natural Lands Trust, Citgo, and Cooper River Watershed Association.

Register here: https://fall2018-cleanup-pettys.eventbrite.com

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Oct
6
8:30 AM08:30

Brandywine Red Clay Alliance Volunteer Day, West Chester, PA

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Brandywine Red Clay Alliance is seeking volunteers for a day of planting and cleaning at the Myrick Conservation Center in West Chester, PA. The Myrick Conservation Center is the headquarters of the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance and much of the property is used for agriculture under a conservation plan that dates to 1981.

Schedule: 
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
8:30-Registration and light breakfast
9:00- Begin work on projects
12:30- Lunch served

Help improve the Delaware River Watershed by volunteering your time!

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Oct
4
10:00 AM10:00

DRBC Subcommittee on Ecological Flows, Trenton, NJ

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The Delaware River Basin Commission’s (DRBC) Subcommittee on Ecological Flows will meet on Thursday, October 4, 2018 beginning at 10:00 a.m.  The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held in the DRBC Goddard Conference Room, 25 Cosey Road, West Trenton, N.J.  

The Subcommittee on Ecological Flows is a subcommittee of DRBC’s Regulated Flow Advisory Committee.

An agenda will be circulated closer to the meeting date: https://www.nj.gov/drbc/meetings/

Please contact Jake Bransky, (609) 883-9500 ext. 230, for more information.

  

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Oct
1
to Oct 2

Eastern PA Greenways & Trails Summit, Bethlehem, PA

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The 2018 Eastern PA Greenways & Trails Summit will be held October 1-2 at the SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way in Bethlehem, PA. Join the regional trails community for two days of inspiring speakers, breakout sessions, and mobile workshops on the hottest topics in greenway and trail design, development, maintenance and promotion, including accessibility, economic impact, public health connections, regional initiatives and much more.

Visit the Eastern PA Greenways & Trails Summit webpage for more information.

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Sep
29
8:00 AM08:00

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge Celebration, Philadelphia, PA

Join the staff of John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum as they host Aurelia Skipwith, Deputy Assistant Secretary Fish, Wildlife and Parks for the U.S. Department of the Interior, for a celebration and announcement to further the Department's vision to increase access to our nation’s public lands. The event will recognize the importance of community partners and volunteers, and highlight the important role of urban national wildlife refuges to provide recreational opportunity for all Americans.

Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum

8601 Lindbergh Blvd,

Philadelphia, PA 19153

The event will take place during the first Urban National Wildlife Refuge Day. The public is invited to participate in outdoor skills, fishing, archery, and other outdoor recreation activities throughout the day.  A schedule of the day’s public activities is attached, but can also be found at Event Schedule.

We hope you are able to join us. Please RSVP by emailing johnheinznwr@fws.gov.  Please provide your name and title in your message.  

Please feel free to contact Refuge Manager, Lamar Gore at (413.207.1939) if you have any questions.

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Sep
29
8:00 AM08:00

Pick Up The Poconos Day, Monroe County, PA

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Join Pennsylvania Environmental Council and Keep Northeastern Pennsylvania Beautiful for the first ever Pick Up the Poconos Day. Locations across all of Monroe County are joining forces to Pick Up the Poconos on September 29, 2018, 8am-12pm. Get involved in your community and help with the effort!

Volunteers will be given a FREE t-shirt to be worn during the pick-up and additional Pocono Mountains swag. Everyone who helps will also be put into a raffle to win one of some amazing prizes, such as: 4 waterpark passes to Great Wolf Lodge, a $100 Gift Certificate to the Hotel Fauchere, Dinner and a Show for 2 at Woodloch Resort, Laser Tag for 4 at Blue Mountain Resort, and much more.

Gloves and bags will be provided to volunteers for the pick-up, as well as light breakfast fare and water throughout the morning.

Find out more and register online.

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Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

Brodhead Watershed Association Members & Friends Celebration, Tannersville, NJ

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BWA's 29th Annual Members & Friends Celebration!

6 TO 9 P.M. FRIDAY, SEPT. 28, 2018,
AT AQUATOPIA, CAMELBACK RESORT, TANNERSVILLE

"A Warming Planet: What Can We Do?"

HONORING

This year, the event honors JOHN RILEY posthumously with the inaugural John Riley Friend of the Watershed Award. Riley, formerly of Scotrun and a life-long defender of the local watershed and environment, was a certified public accountant at Riley & Associates in Stroudsburg. He died in January 2018.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

The evening will carry the theme “A Warming Planet: What Can We Do?” featuring keynote speaker JACQUI BONOMO of PennFuture, who will address how grassroots efforts can make a difference in climate change.

The evening includes

a silent auction as well as a dinner buffet with choice of two entrees or vegetarian meal; cheese display; dessert courtesy of Pocono Cheesecake Factory; and cash bar.

Tickets are $45 for BWA members, $60 for nonmembers.

Register and pay online here: http://www.brodheadwatershed.org/celebration.html

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Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Lower Delaware Wild and Scenic Management Council Meeting, Solebury Township, PA

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Lower Delaware Wild and Scenic Management Council meeting

Kris D. Hallinger

Arsenic Data Compilation Report

Delaware River Watershed: Delaware Water Gap to Washington Crossing

This arsenic report will be of interest and value to the municipalities and anyone living or working within the Delaware River watershed. Please join us for this interesting report and discussion.

The goal of the data compilation project is to establish a baseline for arsenic concentrations in surface water and groundwater along this reach of the River.

The report was prepared for the Lower Delaware Wild and Scenic River Management Council.

This meeting is open to the public.

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Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Rising Tides: The Flow of Reality, Port Norris, NJ

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Join filmmaker, Sandy Cannon-Brown for a screening of her documentary film "High Tide in Dorchester" about the realities of climate change, seas level rise, and erosion in Dorchester County, MD. The film will be followed by BCB's "Maurice River Cover: Exposed & Unprotected" - a short presentation on similar realities on the Delaware Bay. The cost is $5 for adults and $2 for ages 10-17. The event will take place at Haleyville-Mauricetown Elementary School, 1308 North Ave, Port Norris, NJ.

Sponsored by the Bayshore Center, NJ Historical Commission, and the Dodge Foundation.

For more information, visit www.bayshorecenter.org or call 856-785-2060. 

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Sep
27
5:00 PM17:00

2018 Experience the Estuary Celebration, Claymont, DE

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Join the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary at the 2018 Experience the Estuary Celebration, their largest fundraising event of the year. This year's celebration will take place at The Waterfall in Claymont, DE on Thursday, September 27 from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m.

This annual celebration typically attracts more than 350 friends and supporters of the Estuary. Join us for an evening of cocktails, the famous 90-minute oyster raw bar, 3-course dinner, and auctions. All benefiting the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary.

Find out more and register here.

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Sep
27
4:00 PM16:00

Schuylkill River Dumpsite Cleanup, Philadelphia, PA

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United By Blue is gearing up to tackle an exciting and hugely impactful cleanup, and they need YOUR help!

Together with the City of Philadelphia, they are taking on a large-scale cleanup of a dumpsite along the Schuylkill River. This will be a multi-phase cleanup that will be ongoing throughout Fall 2018. By cleaning this site, we will be directly improving our riverside ecosystems and our drinking water, and beautifying our community. 

This cleanup will be broken out into 3 phases, with Phase 1 requiring volunteer support: that's where you come in! 

Phase 1 of this cleanup: we need to dive right in and get our hands dirty by removing dumped tires from the rest of the debris, so that they can be sent to recycling facilities. This phase must be completed before the rest of the cleanup can continue, so we need to get it done ASAP. Therefore, we are putting out a short notice call to volunteers for our last Philadelphia cleanup opportunity of 2018!

You will be asked to remove tires from the dumped debris and stack them in piles to be picked up for recycling. This will require the ability to lift between 25-50 lbs and/or roll tires about 20 yds. As a thank you for your volunteer service, you will receive a UBB stainless steel water bottle, a UBB bandanna and a 25% discount off of UBB stores/online. All cleanup supplies, snacks, and water will be provided. 

Limited volunteer slots available - sign up ASAP.

Learn more about the cleanup calling 267-800-9048 or by emailing cleanup@unitedbyblue.com.

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Sep
26
8:30 AM08:30

Green Infrastructure Planning Workshop, Millville, NJ

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This course will review the Sustainable Jersey green infrastructure actions. If your municipality is struggling with localized flooding or unhealthy waterways, this workshop is for you! There are 35 points available for green infrastructure planning and another 45 points available for green infrastructure implementation. The Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program has already completed green infrastructure plans for over 140 Sustainable Jersey municipalities. Come find out if you are one of them and how you can adopt these plans for Sustainable Jersey points. If a plan is not already developed for your municipality, we will share with you how to get one done.

Agenda:

  • 8:30 am:     Registration and continental breakfast
  • 9:00 am:     Welcome by Sustainable Jersey
  • 9:15 am:     What is a green infrastructure plan?
  • 9:45 am:     How to develop a plan?
  • 10:15 am:   How to set realistic green infrastructure targets for your community?
  • 10:30 am:   Break
  • 10:45 am:   How to use a green infrastructure plan?
  • 11:00 am:   How to implement green infrastructure projects to achieve your goal?
  • 11:45 am:   Wrap up
  • 12:00 pm:   Adjourn

    Register and find out more here.
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Sep
22
1:30 PM13:30

Beachcombers Walk at Thompson's Beach, Delmont, NJ

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Love finding shells on the beach? Hunting for sea glass? Join American Littoral Society for a walk at Thompsons Beach to explore the intertidal and learn about marine creatures of the Delaware Bay. Great free event for families! Footwear that can get wet, sunscreen, bugsrpay, and water are recommended. Meet at the Heislerville Management Wildlife Area parking lot on Thompsons Beach Rd.

Please register by contacting Quinn Whitesall at quinn@littoralsociety.org.

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