Feb
20
to Feb 21

Riparian Forest Buffer Summit, Harrisburg, PA

Photo Credit: Nicholas Tonnelli

Photo Credit: Nicholas Tonnelli

Please join PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources and Western Pennsylvania Conservancy as they come together to hold their summit focused on science, outreach, and funding!

The summit provides conservation professionals and decision makers with the latest information on:

  • Forest buffer science

  • Policy, outreach, and implementation strategies

  • Funding options through a series of breakout and plenary sessions

Conservation professionals working with forest buffers from all sectors -- from beginners to seasoned decision makers -- are encouraged to attend.

Attendees have substantial opportunities to network with each other and with exhibiting sponsors throughout the two-day event.

More information, like summit materials and registration details, can be found on the DCNR page by clicking here.

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Feb
21
10:00 AM10:00

DRBC Water Management Advisory Committee Meeting, West Trenton, NJ

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Please join the Delaware River Basin Commission in a public meeting of their Water Management Advisory Committee!

The agenda is now up for their February meeting, and will feature discussion about a Hydrologics Conditions report, updates about DRBC overall, their Water Resources program, and opportunity for public comment.

For more information and the full agenda for this meeting, please click here!

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Feb
23
8:00 AM08:00

DAEE 10th Annual Conference: The World Is Our Classroom, Newark, Delaware

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Delaware Association for Environmental Education is hosting it’s 10th annual conference, and has announced their theme this year to be, “The World Is Our Classoom”!

DAEE’s biggest benefit to membership and contribution to environmental education in the state is their annual conference. Held every February/March since 2010, this professional development opportunity for classroom and non-formal educators provides participants with current research, pedagogy, environmental education resources and networking.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Cindy Ross, the author of the book The World Is Our Classroom, for which the conference’s theme is taken from.

Four strands have been developed for the 10th Annual Conference to provide a focus for presentations and engage a broad spectrum of participants:

  • Connecting People with Nature

  • Environmental Education and Formal Education

  • Cultivating Environmental Leaders

  • Innovative and Inclusive Environmental Education

The conference also holds a silent auction, which has it’s profits fund the mini-grants and scholarships offered by DAEE.

For more information about this year’s conference, such as ticket prices and scholarship opportunities, please visit DAEE’s event page by clicking here.

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Feb
23
8:00 AM08:00

2019 New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit, West Windsor, NJ

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New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition announces the tenth annual 2019 New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit!

The NJBWC Summit is New Jersey's statewide meeting of bicycle and pedestrian advocates, elected officials and other township leaders, transportation and urban planners, bike shop owners and managers, cycling, walking, fitness and health enthusiasts and experts, recreation, trails and club leaders and others who are interested in making our state a better place to live.

NJBWC is pleased to offer you the opportunity to learn more about current state and federal legal and policy issues affecting your community, make you aware of various public funding sources, enable you to network, identify and develop mutually beneficial relationships that can help your community become more bike and pedestrian friendly and therefore, more livable.

Keynote speakers include Ginny Sullivan, Director of Travel Initiatives at Adventure Cycling Association, and Steve Vaccaro of Vaccaro & White, Bike & Pedestrian Crash Victim Attorney.

There are over 20 other presentations and panels planned to be offered at this year’s summit including ones regarding trails development and getting an advocacy effort started in your town.

More information about registration, panels, and directions to the event can be found on the Summit’s event page here.

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Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

NJDEP Freshwater Fisheries Forum, Hammonton, NJ

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Please join the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Fish and Wildlife, in a public forum discussing freshwater fisheries!

This forum will cover freshwater fisheries research, management and recreational angling in New Jersey.

The DEP's Division of Fish and Wildlife holds forums to improve communication with the angling public and to solicit public input in shaping freshwater fisheries programs in the future. The forums are a perfect opportunity for all freshwater anglers to learn about existing programs and to share their views and recommendations!

Topics include:

  • Bass Sampling Highlights in North/Central NJ Lakes

  • Restoration Projects Update

As always, there will be ample time for open discussion with professional staff to answer any questions or address concerns of anglers during the extended question and answer period. There is also time for one on one discussions with Division fisheries biologists following the meeting.

Pre-registration is not required but is appreciated, and will help ensure that all attendees can be accommodated. Individuals can pre-register by calling 908-236-2118 or by sending an e-mail to njfwfish@dep.nj.gov. Be sure to include name, address, phone number and the number of people attending.

Come and be an integral part in the development of future programs and regulations related to New Jersey's freshwater fisheries resources!

For more information and directions to Basto Village, please click here!

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Feb
24
to Feb 25

Watershed Connections Conference, Boalsburg, PA

The PA Environmental Council, PA Organization For Watersheds and Rivers and other partners will host the statewide Watershed Connections - Leveraging Our Power For Watershed Health- Conference.

The Conference will be a significant educational, training and networking opportunity for anyone involved in watershed groups, restoration, water quality monitoring, building organizational capacity and more.

The program will feature national, state and local presenters, exhibits, one-on-one mentorship opportunities and engaging keynote and guest speakers.

Highlights

  • National, state and local presenters

  • Sunday evening dinner reception

  • Keynote and special guest speakers on Monday

  • Lots of time to meet with fellow watershed group members

  • Exhibitor tables

  • One-on-one mentorship opportunities

  • 25+ education & training sessions organized in four tracks: Organizational Capacity; Aquatic Monitoring & Data Use; Watershed Resources & Programs; Watershed Policy

  • Return of Shark Tank – Funders Edition

Reservations are now being accepted at discounted rates for the conference at Wyndham Garden State College at the Mountain View Country Club and Penn State Ramada.

Registration is now open, and the last day to register for the event is February 14th!

More information about the event, such as registration and ticket purchase, can be found on the PA Environmental Digest Blog or the conference’s website.

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Feb
26
6:30 PM18:30

Rain Barrel Workshop, Elkins Park, PA

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Please join Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership in an informational session about the important uses of rain barrels!

Did you know rain barrels can save you money — and help our local creeks?

Rain barrels store rain to be released in drier weather. You can use stored water for gardens and lawns, or to wash your patio furniture and cars, which will save you money because you’ll use less tap water. Rain barrels also help our creeks because by waiting to release the rain in your barrel until a drier day, there will be less demand on our stormwater system during storms!

Learn more about rain barrels at this free workshop, including tips about installation.

For more information on this event, please click here!

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Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Catalyst For Action: Water Quality Issues Facing Monroe County Panel Discussion, East Stroudsburg, PA

Credit: Nicholas Tonelli

Credit: Nicholas Tonelli

Please join Brodhead Watershed Association and PennFuture in an interactive panel discussion at East Stroudsburg University centered around water quality issues in the Monroe County Area!

The panel is intended for those involved in the artistic and environmental communities. With art being considered a catalyst for social change, audience members can expect to hear and may be invited to participate in discussions that explore not only powerful roles that water has played in people’s lives, but also ways that art has influenced their lives and work, how they select forms from a variety of artistic fields in their efforts to reach and persuade different audiences to move towards environmental stewardship.  

Panel members include:

  • Jennifer Shukaitis, Monroe County environmental advocate, an officer of the Brodhead Watershed Association

  • Emily Rinaldi, outreach campaign manager for PennFuture, Northeast PA Region

  • Bob Heil: executive director of the Brodhead Watershed Association

  • Abigail Jones: staff attorney for PennFuture, Northeast PA Region

For more information on the panel, please click here!

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Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

The Water We Share: Protecting Water Quality in the Lehigh Valley Forum, Bethlehem, PA

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Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter, PennFuture, and the Lehigh Valley Sustainability Network are hosting a regional community forum titled “The Water We Share: Protecting Water Quality in the Lehigh Valley”!

The forum will highlight broad water quality issues affecting the Delaware River Watershed and explore their local impacts in the Lehigh Valley. Participants will hear from a panel of regional and local stakeholders in state government, non-profits, and business that will discuss the most significant issues threatening the area’s drinking water including stormwater runoff, industrial development, legacy pollutants, fracking, and biosolids. The forum will also cover how we got here, how our communities are affected, solutions to mitigate these issues, and what residents can do to help.

All are welcome to attend, but registration is required.

For more information, or to register, please click here!

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Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

Clean Water Happy Hour, Downingtown, PA

Credit: Nicholas Tonelli

Credit: Nicholas Tonelli

Please join Trout Unlimited for a free happy hour at Victory Brewing Company centered around discussion of the proposed changes to the Clean Water Rule!

The EPA and Army Corps of Engineers have proposed a revision of the federal Clean Water Rule that will greatly weaken protections for headwater streams and wetlands within the Delaware River Watershed. Trout Unlimited and their partners are fighting back against this proposed rule in the name of clean water for fishing, drinking, and recreation. By attending, you will be able to learn about ways you can get involved locally, and nationally, to defend our right to clean water.

Finger foods will be provided and your first beer is on the host!

For more information about the event and to RSVP, please click here!

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Mar
6
1:30 PM13:30

Green Infrastructure Champions Training Session: Maintenance, Bordentown, NJ

Photo: Washington Environmental Council

Photo: Washington Environmental Council

Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program, Jersey Water Works, and NJ Sea Grant Consortium are hosting three different training sessions for their Green Infrastructure Champions program!

The third and final workshop is titled: “Maintaining green infrastructure practices/projects”.

The key to long-term success of green infrastructure is maintenance. This workshop will discuss the maintenance requirements for each green infrastructure practice. Model maintenance agreements will be shared and discussed. Cost of maintenance will be covered in the workshop as well.

Green Infrastructure Champions are key players in implementing green infrastructure as a stormwater management approach, town by town.

For more information on the workshops and the Green Infrastructure Champions Program, please click here!

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Mar
9
7:30 AM07:30

Watershed Congress Along the Schuykill River, Pottstown, PA

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The Delaware Riverkeeper Network has announced information for it’s 2019 annual Watershed Congress at Montgomery County Community College!

The Watershed Congress Along the Schuylkill River advances the best available information and techniques for protecting and restoring watersheds. The focus on networking across disciplines means that the Congress melds science, policy and practical applications into one program. Every year, a growing and changing group of individuals attends to gain new knowledge, acquire tools, and practice techniques that will allow them to take active roles in the stewardship of their natural resources.

The Schuylkill River is one of the Delaware River’s largest tributaries, and the health of the Delaware depends heavily upon it.

For more information about this years event, and some history and presentation videos from past events, please visit Delaware Riverkeeper Network's event page by clicking here!

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Mar
9
9:00 AM09:00

30th Annual Pinelands Short Course, Galloway, NJ

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Please join environmental educations and environmentalists from across the Delaware River Watershed to come together for a day long event, highlighting the unique ecology, culture, and history of the NJ Pinelands!

This year's event will be held at Stockton University, and it will feature a total of 36 presentations from a variety of professionals.

There will be 25 new courses this year, along with a special, post-event celebration with free coffee and cake. Yum!

To view the course descriptions and to register, please click here.

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Mar
13
10:30 AM10:30

Delaware River Basin Commission Public Business Meeting, Washington Crossing, PA

Photo: Nicholas Tonelli

Photo: Nicholas Tonelli

Please join the Delaware River Basin Commission in their upcoming public business meeting!

The public business will include:

  • Adoption of the Minutes of the Commission’s December 12, 2018 Business Meeting;

  • Announcement of upcoming meetings and events;

  • A report on hydrologic conditions;

  • Reports by the Executive Director and the Commission’s General Counsel; and

  • Consideration of any items for which a hearing has been completed or is not required.

After all scheduled business has been completed and as time allows, the Business Meeting will also include up to one hour of Open Public Comment.

For more information about the public business meeting guidelines, click here! To register for the public comment portion of the meeting, click here!

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Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

General Meeting on Climate Change and Our Pocono Waters Campaign, Stroudsburg, PA

Please join the Brodhead Chapter of Trout Unlimited and CDRW state leads in a general meeting about the progress their organization has made in the area regarding climate change and their “Our Pocono Waters” Campaign!

Brian Wagner, the chair of the Climate Change work group of Trout Unlimited will be presenting TU’s policy on climate change and what TU is doing through awareness and advocacy to mitigate its impacts.

Emily Renaldi will be at the meeting as well, and is the State Lead for the Coalition of the Delaware River Watershed . Emily will be speaking about the "Our Pocono Waters” Campaign and how it is being used to educate the public and local leaders about the importance of protecting the existing conditions of local waterways.

For more information about the meeting, please visit the meeting’s Facebook event page by clicking here!

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Mar
14
5:00 PM17:00

SWDR Stewardship Council Meeting, Layton, NJ

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Please join Scenic, Wild Delaware River in their Stewardship Council meeting!

After inclement weather postponed the previous meeting back in November, SWDR has just announced a rescheduled meeting for March. Join in discussing stewardship strategies for the coming year alongside SWDR. They’re hoping for a robust attendance despite the delay!

If you're not on the council but would like to attend, email Melanie McDowell at mmcdowell@npca.org. 

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Mar
16
11:00 AM11:00

13th Annual Mercer GreenFest, Lawrenceville, NJ

Please join the Mercer County Sustainability Coalition (MCSC) in hosting their 13th Annual Mercer Green Fest at Rider University!

The Mercer GreenFest is the area's local green fair featuring sustainable local businesses, community organizations, local farms, cooking demonstrations, hands-on workshops, and informational speaker presentations.  It is organized by the MCSC to educate and inform residents about the best of new energy saving technologies, to promote local businesses and organizations, to further arts and showcase what can be accomplished working collaboratively.

This year's theme is reduce, reuse, recycle. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information on the event, please click here!

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Mar
18
to Mar 19

Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators Conference, Philadelphia, PA

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The Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators has released information regarding their 2019 conference, titled “Cityscapes & Greenscapes”!

The theme of this year’s conference – Cityscapes & Greenscapes – highlights how environmental education intersects and/or spans varied landscapes, urban, suburban, rural and green spaces in between. Over the years, the environmental education space has grown from just "greenscapes," to now becoming a foundation for outdoor recreation, conservation initiatives, "green" city planning, STEM education and more; so, it's time to highlight these methods of connection through presentations at the Conference.

PAEE also offers scholarships for environmental educators through their program.

Exact times for the start and end of the conference to be announced.

For more information about PAEE events and this conference, such as lodging accommodations and registrations, please visit the conference event page by clicking here.

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Mar
20
to Mar 21

Delaware Intro to Living Shorelines Workshop, Lewes, DE

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The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Council (DNREC) and the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays are hosting the 6th Annual Introduction to Living Shorelines Workshop!

The revamped 2019 workshop focuses on designing projects for specific goals and begins with an introduction to the science behind living shorelines with a follow up on creating functional designs.

Day one of the workshop participants will learn about the causes and types of shoreline erosion, define the habitats which are affected by shoreline erosion, and understand the key elements to create a sustainable habitat for the plants and wildlife that call these areas home. Day two of the workshop will delve into site evaluation, designing for the goal, living shoreline materials, and permitting. Over the course of the two days, participants will also experience hands-on activities such as group projects and field visits.

This workshop is geared towards practitioners, engineers and landscape architects who intend to incorporate natural shoreline stabilization tactics into their repertoire. It is free to attend, and lunch is provided. While anyone is able to attend, participants must attend both days of the workshop, and preference is given to participants who work within the State of Delaware.

For more information about the event, like a full agenda/schedule, please click here!

For more information about the living shorelines project, please click here!

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Mar
20
1:30 PM13:30

DRBC Water Quality Advisory Committee Meeting, West Trenton, PA

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Please join the Delaware River Basin Commission in their next scheduled meeting for the Water Quality Advisory Committee!

This meeting will be a joint, public meeting, and will be held in partnership with Eutrophication Model Expert Panel.

A full agenda will be released closer to the time of the meeting.

For more information about the meeting, please click here!

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Mar
20
6:30 PM18:30

Nature Talks: "Philly Wildlife Goes Global", Philadelphia, PA

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Please join Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) in the next installment of “Nature Talks”, their annual thought provoking discussion!

Bring your friends and family for an evening of hands-on environmental education featuring fun nature games from TTF’s Creekmobile (their traveling education center) and a talk by local herper and podcast personality, Billy Brown.

Billy’s talk is called “Philly Wildlife Goes Global.” At this program, you will also hear about how you can participate in the first City Nature Challenge in Philadelphia this spring!

A $10 donation is suggested upon attendance, but the event itself is free.

For more information, please click here!

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Mar
21
5:00 PM17:00

Mussel Madness Kick-Off Party, Philadelphia, PA

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Join the Partnership for the Delaware River Estuary for a fun-filled night at Lincoln Financial Field, in celebration of PDE’s future freshwater mussel hatchery in Philadelphia!


The evening will include food, drinks, behind-the-scenes stadium tours, and appearances by Swoop and Eagles legend Harold Carmichael. There will also be opportunities to win a football autographed by Super Bowl champion Brandon Graham!

Rub elbows with PDE’s scientists and key partners involved with the region's first freshwater mussel hatchery.

Early bird tickets are $75, so grab them before they’re gone!

For more information on the event, and to buy tickets, please click here!

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Mar
22
9:00 AM09:00

Human and Climate Series II: Future of Water in the Mid-Atlantic Symposium, Avondale, PA

Credit: Nicholas Tonelli

Credit: Nicholas Tonelli

Please join Delaware Environmental Institute at Stroud Water Center for their second of three symposiums on water sustainability issues in the 21st century!

The goal of the series is to bring together students, faculty, and professionals in the mid-Atlantic region to share and discuss current knowledge and research in the field and expose students to potential career paths within water sciences.

This symposium will focus on Water for Food and Energy, and in particular agriculture, restoration, and technology.

Topics are to include: Dam removal and stream restoration, water quality in agriculture, BMPs and resiliency, and technologies for water quality improvement.

Registration and an abstract on the symposium will be released in February.

For more information about the symposium series, please click here!

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Mar
30
8:30 AM08:30

Northwest NJ Rivers Conference, Hackettstown, NJ

Photo: Nicholas Tonelli

Photo: Nicholas Tonelli

Please join the Delaware River Watershed Initiative and partner organizations in hosting their NW NJ Rivers Conference in which they will highlight ways to best preserve, protect, and conserve the Delaware River Watershed!

The Delaware River Watershed Initiative is working across four states to protect one source of clean water -- the Delaware River.  In northern New Jersey, the Initiative is active in the Highlands and the Ridge & Valley regions, impacting several tributaries to the Delaware and the communities through which they flow.  Together we all have an opportunity to ensure clean water for generations.

The Northwest New Jersey Rivers Conference invites anyone and everyone who cares about this region, clean water and the River to learn how we can best work to protect its resources:  to conserve, restore, protect, educate, inform and bring communities together to defend and share what we love best.  Enjoy a day of speakers, workshops and community, then take home what you learn to share with others.

Topics will include:

  • Land Use Planning

  • Ecotourism and economic development

  • Financial Planning for Conservation

  • Restoration

  • Highlands Conformance

For more information on the conference, and links to register, please click here!

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Apr
4
to Apr 6

Mid-Atlantic Greenways and Trails Summit, Philadelphia, PA

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Join experts, bikers, and outdoor lovers alike at the Mid-Atlantic Greenways & Trails Summit, held by East Coast Greenway!

The inaugural Mid-Atlantic Greenways & Trails Summit will bring together leaders and advocates of active transportation and greenway and trail development to advance bicycling and walking innovations across the region. 

The summit will celebrate the region's progress in developing the East Coast Greenway and other greenway and trail networks while looking at strategies for further advances throughout Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Washington D.C. 

For more information on the summit, such as speakers and agendas, please click here!

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Apr
13
8:30 AM08:30

Petty's Island Shoreline Cleanup, Philadelphia, PA

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Please join NJ Audubon, NJ Natural Lands Trust, Delaware Riverkeeper Network and other organizations in a shoreline cleanup of a soon-to-be State Park not yet accessible by the public!

Petty's Island is privately-owned and is doing an amazing transformation from an active marine terminal and oil storage facility into a State Park. Access to the island is limited, so don't miss this opportunity to see the island and help in its transformation! The group will be doing a cleanup of the shoreline where marine debris threatens the health of wildlife and humans.

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.

For registration details, please click here!

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Apr
13
4:00 PM16:00

Horseshoe Crab Survey Volunteer Training, Slaughter Beach, DE

Please join Abbott’s Mill Nature Center and Delaware Nature Society in this training event leading up to their annual horseshoe crab survey later in the year!

Every year, Abbott’s Mill Nature Center hosts a series of survey programs during which they count horseshoe crabs and keep track of their spawning numbers and habits. These surveys happen around May-June and require knowledgeable volunteers in order to be successfully run.

Volunteers interested in participating in this training session will learn how to conduct the survey, record data, and distinguish the sex of a horseshoe crab, as well as be able to inquire about future dates.

For more information about how to attend this event, please visit the training session’s Facebook event page by clicking here.

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Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

12th Annual One Bug Event, Hancock, NY

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Join Friends of the Upper Delaware in their annual event to kick-off the 2019 outdoor recreational season!

The One Bug event offers two engaging ways to get involved. First, there is a spectacular banquet on Friday night. It's a great way to reunite with old friends, make new ones, and learn more about FUDR and their efforts to protect and restore the Upper Delaware River.

Secondly, there is a fishing competition over the weekend. Competitors can test their fishing skills by entering a team in the weekend fishing event. There are still a few slots available for new teams and FUDR would love to see you on the river that weekend! 

Sponsors for the event are accepted and appreciated!

More information about One Bug, and galleries of photos and team rankings from past years, can be found by visiting FUDR’s website here.

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Apr
27
7:45 AM07:45

Spring Birding On Petty's Island, Philadelphia, PA

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Please join NJ Audubon, NJ Natural Lands Trust, Delaware Riverkeeper Network and other organizations in a day of birding on a soon-to-be State Park not yet accessible by the public!

Discover this hidden treasure in the Delaware River! With access granted only a few times a year this urban oasis offers a great variety of wading, shore and woodland birds in addition to views of Bald Eagles.

Registration is REQUIRED for this trip. Directions and other details are given upon registration.

Registration opens on March 15th, and can be reached by clicking here!

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Apr
27
5:30 PM17:30

Foods of the Delaware Highlands Dinner, Hawley, PA

Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy for a special “Foods of the Delaware Highlands” wine and food pairing dinner during their 25th anniversary year!

Every spring DHC gathers to celebrate the beautiful Delaware Highlands region and their shared success in protecting the lands and waters of such a special place. This highly anticipated annual dinner is the Conservancy’s primary benefit event, and the public’s investment is integral to its success. The event will feature delicious farm-to-fork cuisine prepared with locally grown and produced organic ingredients, paired with appropriate fine wines.

Exciting live and silent auctions will feature private chef-prepared dinners, outdoor adventures, “glamping” experiences, and access to private clubs – a bevy of fun and exclusive activities highlighting the beauty and bounty of the Upper Delaware.

For more information about tickets and sponsorship, please visit the event’s page by clicking here!

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May
16
to May 18

2019 Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference, Monroe County, PA

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Please join PA Land Trust Association and numerous other sponsors in their annual PA Land Conservation Conference this spring in the Pocono Mountains!

The PA Land Conservation Conference is the state’s annual training, networking, and inspirational event for those involved in private and public land conservation.

There are multiple different presentations on a variety of conservation topics planned over the three day course of the event, as well as lunches and dinner receptions provided.

An agenda on all this year’s presentations, lodging details, and exhibition guidelines for non-profit and for-profit organizations can be found on the conference webpage by clicking here!

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Jun
1
to Jun 2

Green Eggs and Sand Aquatic Curriculum Workshop, Stone Harbor, NJ

Please join the NJ Department of Environmental Protection in learning about horseshoe crabs and shorebirds in its annual Green Eggs & Sand workshop!

During the full and new moon events in May and June, thousands of horseshoe crabs come ashore to spawn, primarily in Delaware Bay. It is also during this time when migrating shorebirds descend upon the beaches to rest and feed on the horseshoe crab eggs before continuing onto their breeding grounds. This interaction between horseshoe crab, shorebird and humans is what lays the ground works for the Green Eggs & Sand (GE&S) workshop.

The GE&S workshop is a two-day workshop focusing on promoting understanding the issues, the science and the management of the horseshoe crab/shorebird controversy. Workshop participants learn from top researchers and natural managers in the field, as well as get to participate in a horseshoe crab count.

While GE&S is primarily geared towards educators and students in biological fields, and will give registration preference to them, its doors are open to all willing to learn.

While Stone Harbor is just outside the Delaware River Watershed, horseshoe crabs and shorebirds focused on in the workshop live and spawn in the Delaware Bay, which is an important part of the watershed.

For more information about lodging and registration, please click here!

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Jun
15
9:30 AM09:30

Petty’s Island History Hike, Philadelphia, PA

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Please join NJ Audubon, NJ Natural Lands Trust, Delaware Riverkeeper Network and other organizations in an informative history hike in a soon-to-be State Park not yet accessible by the public!

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.

Check back 4-6 weeks before the event for registration details, or contact Kelly Wenzel at kelly.wenzel@njaudubon.org to be added to the email list.

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Jul
13
8:00 PM20:00

Bats of Petty’s Night Hike, Philadelphia, PA

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Please join NJ Audubon, NJ Natural Lands Trust, Delaware Riverkeeper Network and other organizations in a night of bat watching in a soon-to-be State Park not yet accessible by the public!

Join the organizations for this special evening program and learn all about bats and their many important roles in nature. With the oil tanks gone, the group has permission to walk the road and explore the field habitats of Petty’s Island. It is known bats use the island, but the organizations have never been out at night to explore. The group will bust some common myths about these fascinating but misunderstood animals and discuss some of the ways we can help to protect them. As the sun goes down, the group will head out and try to pick up their echolocation calls with our bat detector. There is nothing quite like a nature walk at night, so come get batty on Petty’s Island!

Children must be 12 and older to participate. Registration is REQUIRED for this trip. Details are given upon registration.

Check back 4-6 weeks before the event for registration details, or contact Kelly Wenzel at kelly.wenzel@njaudubon.org to be added to the email list.

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Sep
21
7:45 AM07:45

Early Fall Birding on Petty's Island, Philadelphia, PA

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Please join NJ Audubon, NJ Natural Lands Trust, Delaware Riverkeeper Network and other organizations in a day of birding on a soon-to-be State Park not yet accessible by the public!

This wooded island in the Delaware River is truly an urban oasis for woodland, wading and shore birds. Learn some interesting history along the way and discover how this industrial port is transforming into a wildlife sanctuary!

Registration is REQUIRED for this trip. Details are given upon registration.

Check back 4-6 weeks before the event for registration details, or contact Kelly Wenzel at kelly.wenzel@njaudubon.org to be added to the email list.

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Oct
5
8:30 AM08:30

Petty’s Island Community Clean Up Day, Philadelphia, PA

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Please join NJ Audubon, NJ Natural Lands Trust, Delaware Riverkeeper Network and other organizations in an informative history hike in a soon-to-be State Park not yet accessible by the public!

Here’s your chance to be part of the restoration of Petty’s Island! Join the 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.

Check back 4-6 weeks before the event for registration details, or contact Kelly Wenzel at kelly.wenzel@njaudubon.org to be added to the email list.

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Oct
26
7:00 AM07:00

Petty’s Island Field Photography Workshop, Philadelphia, Pa

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Please join NJ Audubon, NJ Natural Lands Trust, Delaware Riverkeeper Network and other organizations for a wildlife photography workshop led by Phil Witt, Associate Naturalist and Wildlife Photographer, at a soon-to-be State Park not yet accessible by the public!

This 3-hour workshop is an introductory to field and nature photography, with an emphasis on taking your photography skills to the next level. Phil will show you some of the island's hidden gems and unique features. If you have a telephoto lens, bring it! Petty’s Island offers a great variety of birds both in the forest and on the surrounding mud flats. Spectacular panoramic views of Philadelphia will round out the experience. Phil will provide hands-on, personalized instruction as they work with you on composition and give you tools and tips for determining the optimum exposure and cover many other topics to get you comfortable with your camera. The 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. Directions and other details are given upon registration.

Check back 4-6 weeks before the event for registration details, or contact Kelly Wenzel at kelly.wenzel@njaudubon.org to be added to the email list.

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Feb
15
1:30 PM13:30

Green Infrastructure Champions Training Session: Implementation, Bordentown, NJ

Photo: Washington Environmental Council

Photo: Washington Environmental Council

Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program, Jersey Water Works, and NJ Sea Grant Consortium are hosting three different training sessions for their Green Infrastructure Champions program!

The second workshop is titled: “Moving from planning to implementation of green infrastructure”.

The various components of green infrastructure planning will be discussed including tools that can be used to help prepare these plans. The implementation of green infrastructure projects that have been identified through the planning process will be the main focus of this workshop. Leveraging existing projects, building partnerships, writing grants and project costs will be discussed. Lessons learned during implementation will also be covered .

Green Infrastructure Champions are key players in implementing green infrastructure as a stormwater management approach, town by town.

For more information on the workshops and the Green Infrastructure Champions Program, please click here!

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Feb
14
6:30 PM18:30

Water Defenders Month Meeting, Bethlehem, PA

Photo: Nicholas Tonelli

Photo: Nicholas Tonelli

Join the PA Chapter of The Sierra Club for a night of socializing and discussion of clean water advocacy in the Delaware River Watershed!

Do you care about clean water as a resident of the Delaware River Watershed and want to see it protected? Get involved locally and become a Water Defender with the Sierra Club! Join the organization for their monthly meetings on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 6:30 - 8 pm!

Come out for socializing, pizza, and clean water advocacy! Food and drinks will be provided. As this meeting takes place on Valentine's Day, Sierra Club does encourage you to bring something chocolatey!

The Challenge:
The Delaware River Watershed, spanning four states -- Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware -- continues to face new and ongoing challenges every day including erosion, flooding impacts, industrial development, and fracking pressures. By working together, residents of the watershed can have a real impact, and improve the water quality and habitat for present and future generations.

The Solution:
The Sierra Club is building a grassroots network of Water Defenders to advocate for protecting the Delaware River and its tributaries. Be a part of the movement! Come build advocacy, outreach, and leadership skills, explore your local waterways, and connect with water advocates in your community.

For more information on The Sierra Club and it’s monthly meetings, and to RSVP, please click here!

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Feb
13
3:00 PM15:00

Southern DE Clean Water Alliance Forum, Lewes, DE

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Please join Delaware Nature Society as the host two events related to their Clean Water Campaign!

This year the Clean Water Campaign will be hosting a new event, the Clean Water Forum. With the public, DNS can prepare for another exciting and successful year with the Clean Water Campaign and help set the direction of the Campaign going forward. The Forum will bring together Alliance members and partners, the campaign’s biggest supporters, to discuss exciting campaign developments and the strategy for securing dedicated clean water funding in 2019.

 DNS will be holding two forums, one in Northern DE and one in Southern DE, so that the public can attend the forum in the most convenient location for them.

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided

To RSVP, please click here and fill out the subsequent Google form. Please RSVP by Close of Business January 24th.

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Feb
12
7:00 PM19:00

Advocacy in the Watershed, New Hope, PA

Please join PA Audubon and their Bucks County Chapter in presenting their “Advocacy in the Watershed: Simple Ways You Can Affect Real, Positive Change for Our Clean Water Sources” event!

Participants will be able to learn about the Honey Hollow and Delaware River Watersheds and how watershed health is important for people, birds, and other wildlife! We will discuss ways to advocate for legislation that promotes healthy watersheds and not just discuss, but act as well! Enjoy great discussion, networking, environmental action, and food (Beer & Pretzels will be provided).

This is a free event, and publicly hosted at Bucks County Audubon Society, but registration is required.

For more information on the event and registration, please click here!

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Feb
12
5:00 PM17:00

The Brandywine Creek Water Trail Project Public Meeting, Chadds Ford, PA

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Please join The Brandywine Conservancy and the Chester County Planning Commission in a public meeting in which they are looking for your input on their water trails project!

A water trail is a route along a waterway for recreational use, enhanced by connections to land trails. This is apart of The Brandywine Conservancy’s “greenway” project, which looks to get a corridor of private and public open space for recreational and conservation purposes along the Brandywine Creek. For more information about the greenway project, please click here!

There will be two meeting at different times and locations, but both will have the same purpose. The meeting will be focusing on the water trails, and will ask for the public’s input about:

  • routes you currently use and love

  • areas that are unsafe and need to be improved

  • areas where additional access would be helpful

  • opportunities for stewardship and education

The Brandywine Creek is a tributary of the Delaware River.

For more information on the meetings and to register to attend, please click here!

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Feb
11
6:00 PM18:00

PSE/Berks County Master Watershed Stewards Information Meeting, Leesport, PA

Penn State Extension/Berks County will train the next class of Master Watershed Steward volunteers from mid-March through mid-June of 2019.

The Master Watershed Stewards will have an information meeting for people interested in finding out more about the Master Watershed Steward program. Master Watershed Stewards are people from all walks of life who receive training to become citizen scientists. They then go out into the community to educate the public about water issues and perform projects to improve water quality.

For more information about how to become apart of the class of 2019, please click here.

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Feb
11
11:00 AM11:00

Municipal & Stakeholder Task Force Meeting, Elkins Park, PA

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Please join Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership in their first Municipal & Stakeholder Task Force Meeting of 2019!

TTF will update the public on projects, provide grant information, share public education and participation resources, as well as survey training needs. The organization will also have plenty of time to hear from the public about their stormwater needs and ideas!

Lunch will be provided, so RSVP is encouraged!

Please feel free to bring Commissioners, staff, and volunteers along.

To RSVP, please contact TTF via email at ryan@ttfwatershed.org, or call 215.744.1853.

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Feb
9
12:00 PM12:00

Monroe County Master Watershed Steward Information Sessions, Stroudsburg, PA

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Please join the Penn State Extension in an informational session regarding the training of their second class of Master Watershed Stewards in Spring of 2019!

The Monroe County Master Watershed Steward Program will start the first class on March 14, 2019. This information session will detail what is required to become a Steward, and what to expect from the program.

For more information about what it means to be a Master Watershed Steward, please click here!

For more information about this session, please click here!

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Feb
9
10:00 AM10:00

2019 Polar Plunge, West Chester, PA

Join the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance in their annual Polar Plunge event in the Brandywine Creek!

Join the already thousands of others who have taken the plunge over the last 11 years, be it individually or with a team! Awards are available to those who raise the most amount of donations before the day of the event, as well as those with the largest teams, and those who come dressed in the best Polar Plunge costume.

The event will be held rain, snow, or shine, and hot beverages and grilled food will be available for plungers.

For more information about registration, and tips on how to prepare for the plunge, please click here!

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Feb
9
10:00 AM10:00

Eagle Watch Bus Tour, Lackawaxen, PA

Photo credit: Stephen Davis

Photo credit: Stephen Davis

During the winter months, hundreds of bald eagles migrate to the Upper Delaware River region from Canada and upstate New York. Please join Delaware Highlands Conservancy on a guided bus tour to spot these magnificent birds!

Learn about eagles in our region, how they returned from the brink of extinction, and the habitat they need to thrive while you take a scenic drive with an expert guide on a heated bus and look for eagles.

Seats are limited and reservations are required.

Ticket costs are $25 for non-members of DHC, and $15 for existing members.

Please dress warmly in layers and wear waterproof boots. Also please bring binoculars, snacks, and a camera.

You can find more information about the bus tours, as well as other DHC events, but visiting their website here.

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Feb
7
11:30 AM11:30

Northern DE 2019 Clean Water Forum, Wilmington, DE

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Please join Delaware Nature Society as the host two events related to their Clean Water Campaign!

This year the Clean Water Campaign will be hosting a new event, the Clean Water Forum. With the public, DNS can prepare for another exciting and successful year with the Clean Water Campaign and help set the direction of the Campaign going forward. The Forum will bring together Alliance members and partners, the campaign’s biggest supporters, to discuss exciting campaign developments and the strategy for securing dedicated clean water funding in 2019.

 DNS will be holding two forums, one in Northern DE and one in Southern DE, so that the public can attend the forum in the most convenient location for them.

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided

To RSVP, please click here and fill out the subsequent Google form. Please RSVP by Close of Business January 24th.

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Feb
6
10:00 AM10:00

Info Session: Penn State Extension Master Watershed Steward Volunteer Program, Springfield, PA

The Penn State Extension Master Watershed Steward Program in Delaware and Chester Counties is training a new class in spring of 2019!

They are looking for residents from both counties that have an interest in the environment, a willingness to learn more and most importantly, a strong desire to make a difference in the community. So whether you are a teacher, an accountant, a construction worker, a homemaker, a student, or have another background, YOU can become a Master Watershed Steward.

Training classes will take place on Wednesday mornings, 9:30am-noon, and run from March 6th through May 22nd. Volunteer opportunities are available starting right away and you be able to work on meaningful projects that support our watershed association partners and community groups.

Discover more about program basics, the training program, typical volunteer projects, and more at one of their info sessions!

For more information, please click here!

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Feb
5
5:00 PM17:00

The Brandywine Creek Water Trail Project Public Meeting, Downingtown, PA

Please join The Brandywine Conservancy and the Chester County Planning Commission in a public meeting in which they are looking for your input on their water trails project!

A water trail is a route along a waterway for recreational use, enhanced by connections to land trails. This is apart of The Brandywine Conservancy’s “greenway” project, which looks to get a corridor of private and public open space for recreational and conservation purposes along the Brandywine Creek. For more information about the greenway project, please click here!

There will be two meeting at different times and locations, but both will have the same purpose. The meeting will be focusing on the water trails, and will ask for the public’s input about:

  • routes you currently use and love

  • areas that are unsafe and need to be improved

  • areas where additional access would be helpful

  • opportunities for stewardship and education

The Brandywine Creek is a tributary of the Delaware River.

For more information on the meetings and to register to attend, please click here!

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Feb
5
to Feb 6

2019 NPDES The Big Picture Workshop , Monroe, PA

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Please join Monroe and Pike Conservation Districts as they host their annual “The Big Picture” workshop at Northhampton Community College!

Tentative topics for this year will include Chapter 102 and 105 updates, Green Infrastructure,
Invasive Species and much more.

This year they will have added vendors that will share innovative stormwater technology with an environmental theme. The workshop’s goal is to keep standards high, and provide an educational and informative workshop. 

For full details and registration information, please click here to visit the events page.

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Feb
2
10:00 AM10:00

Eagle Watch Bus Tour, Lackawaxen, PA

Photo credit: Stephen Davis

Photo credit: Stephen Davis

During the winter months, hundreds of bald eagles migrate to the Upper Delaware River region from Canada and upstate New York. Please join Delaware Highlands Conservancy on a guided bus tour to spot these magnificent birds!

Learn about eagles in our region, how they returned from the brink of extinction, and the habitat they need to thrive while you take a scenic drive with an expert guide on a heated bus and look for eagles.

Seats are limited and reservations are required.

Ticket costs are $25 for non-members of DHC, and $15 for existing members.

Please dress warmly in layers and wear waterproof boots. Also please bring binoculars, snacks, and a camera.

You can find more information about the bus tours, as well as other DHC events, but visiting their website here.

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Feb
2
10:00 AM10:00

Wharton State Forest Volunteer Cleanup, Tabernacle, NJ

Credit: Nicholas Tonelli

Credit: Nicholas Tonelli

Please join the Pinelands Preservation Alliance in their clean-up of newly acquired land within the Wharton State Forest!

The Green Acres program, part of the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, has acquired 650 new acres of Pinelands in Burlington County which will be added to Wharton State Forest. The Pinelands sit on the Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer which is part of the Delaware River Watershed.

The first step to getting the land ready for the public is to remove the illegal dumping on the property. The group of volunteers will go in and clean-up the site and then take an optional short hike through the area.

This meetup is located at the intersection of Patty Boker Rd and Chatsworth Rd.

Questions about the event can be sent to Jason, Stewardship Coordinator, by emailing him at: jason@pinelandsalliance.org

To sign up for the event, please click here!

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Feb
2
7:00 AM07:00

Winter Eagle Festival, Mauricetown, NJ

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The Cumberland County Winter Eagle Festival is just around the corner, presented by CU Maurice River!

There will be many activities for you and your family to choose from. Whether you go on one of the guided trail walks, check out the live raptors presented by the Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge at the firehall, listen to some of the spectacular speakers including the renowned Pete Dunne, or get engaged in the art activities, there is something for everyone in the family!

Please follow the Facebook page for Winter Eagle Festival for a taste of last year's event and for updates regarding this years festival.

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Feb
1
9:30 AM09:30

Green Infrastructure Champions Training Session: Identify, Bordentown, NJ

Photo: Washington Environmental Council

Photo: Washington Environmental Council

Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program, Jersey Water Works, and NJ Sea Grant Consortium are hosting three different training sessions for their Green Infrastructure Champions program!

The first workshop is titled: “How to identify green infrastructure projects in your town”.

This workshop will provide an overview on green infrastructure practices and how to identify sites that can be retrofitted with green infrastructure. The variables that should be considered in selecting the most appropriate green infrastructure practice will be discussed. A green infrastructure site assessment checklist will be provided to all attendees.

Green Infrastructure Champions are key players in implementing green infrastructure as a stormwater management approach, town by town.

For more information on the workshops and the Green Infrastructure Champions Program, please click here!

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Jan
28
6:00 PM18:00

PSE/Berks County Master Watershed Stewards Information Meeting, Leesport, PA

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Penn State Extension/Berks County will train the next class of Master Watershed Steward volunteers from mid-March through mid-June of 2019.

The Master Watershed Stewards will have an information meeting for people interested in finding out more about the Master Watershed Steward program. Master Watershed Stewards are people from all walks of life who receive training to become citizen scientists. They then go out into the community to educate the public about water issues and perform projects to improve water quality.

For more information about how to become apart of the class of 2019, please click here.

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Jan
27
to Jan 30

2019 Delaware Estuary Science & Environmental Summit, Cape May, NJ

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The 2019 Delaware Estuary Science & Environmental Summit, hosted by the Partnership for the Delaware River Estuary, will take place from January 27 through January 30 in Cape May, New Jersey and will explore the theme "Estuary 2029: Saving Our System Through Collaboration." The summit will feature over 100 presentations on the latest science, education, and policy topics. Join fellow scientists, educators, and others for stimulating presentations on issues that matter to the Delaware River and Bay!

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.

The summit will offer a keynote presentation, featured speakers, regular sessions, special topic sessions, hands-on workshops, and discussions. The summit will consist of 26 sessions, some concurrent, containing 15-minute oral presentations, with time allotted for Q&A when possible. Poster presentations will be aligned with session topics, and moderators will facilitate discussions among all presenters and the audience of each session.

Registration is required for every attendee, including speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors. Registration includes admission to all sessions, continental breakfast and lunch each day of the conference, as well as dinner on January 28.

For more information, like registration and lodging, please click here!

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Jan
27
9:00 AM09:00

Care Day Along Tacony Creek, Philadelphia, PA

Please join Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership in a volunteer clean up day along their newly conserved space along the Tacony Creek behind Friend’s Hospital!

Thanks to assistance from Natural Lands, around 50-acres of land was preserved around the old Friend’s Hospital, allowing the public full access to the creek in that area for the first time.

The group will clear away vines and trash from the area with friends from Natural Lands.

Interested in attending? Please click here for more information!

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Jan
26
1:00 PM13:00

Info Session: Penn State Extension Master Watershed Steward Volunteer Program, Springfield, PA

The Penn State Extension Master Watershed Steward Program in Delaware and Chester Counties is training a new class in spring of 2019!

They are looking for residents from both counties that have an interest in the environment, a willingness to learn more and most importantly, a strong desire to make a difference in the community. So whether you are a teacher, an accountant, a construction worker, a homemaker, a student, or have another background, YOU can become a Master Watershed Steward.

Training classes will take place on Wednesday mornings, 9:30am-noon, and run from March 6th through May 22nd. Volunteer opportunities are available starting right away and you be able to work on meaningful projects that support our watershed association partners and community groups.

Discover more about program basics, the training program, typical volunteer projects, and more at one of their info sessions!

For more information, please click here!

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Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

Eagle Watch Bus Tour, Lackawaxen, PA

Photo credit: Stephen Davis

Photo credit: Stephen Davis

During the winter months, hundreds of bald eagles migrate to the Upper Delaware River region from Canada and upstate New York. Please join Delaware Highlands Conservancy on a guided bus tour to spot these magnificent birds!

Learn about eagles in our region, how they returned from the brink of extinction, and the habitat they need to thrive while you take a scenic drive with an expert guide on a heated bus and look for eagles.

Seats are limited and reservations are required.

Ticket costs are $25 for non-members of DHC, and $15 for existing members.

Please dress warmly in layers and wear waterproof boots. Also please bring binoculars, snacks, and a camera.

You can find more information about the bus tours, as well as other DHC events, but visiting their website here.

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Jan
21
10:00 AM10:00

Riverfront North MLK Day of Service, Philadelphia, PA

Join Riverfront North Partnership to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a service project in Pennypack on the Delaware Park. This park is well-loved by the community and they want to keep it that way!

Service work may include cleaning trash from the natural areas and shoreline of the Delaware River, moving brush and fallen timber, invasive shrub removal and raking a nature trail.

All ages and skill levels are welcome! There is something for everyone to help with! Tell your family, friends and neighbors to join!

More information about this and other events run by Riverfront North can be found on their events page by clicking here!

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Jan
21
6:30 AM06:30

Penn State Extension Montgomery County Master Watershed Steward Basic Training Information Session, Collegeville, PA

Did 2018's record rainfall get you thinking about stormwater management and clean water in your community? Do you want to start making a difference in your local environment? Penn State Extension's Master Watershed Steward program might be the volunteer opportunity for you!

The program is offering a free, public information session about this year’s training classes for the stewardship, with the program itself running from mid-April through mid-July. Through 50 hours of learning about water quality, stream health, native plants, recreation, habitats, and much more, trainees will learn all the information they need to go out into their watersheds and assist with projects.

RSVPs are preferred for the information session, but walk-ins are welcome.

For more information, please visit PSE’s page by clicking here, or contact then at 610-489-4315 to let them know you’re coming!

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Jan
19
8:30 AM08:30

Sea Watch III: Seabird Walk, Rehoboth Beach, DE

Photo credit:    Anthony Gonzon

Photo credit: Anthony Gonzon

Delmarva Ornithological Society is hosting a winter seabird spotting venture out at Delaware Seashore State Park!

Join birders Anthony and Chris to ID and document seabirds such as the Northern Gannet, scoters, loons, gulls, & cormorants. Plus, there’s always the opportunity to spot something a little more rare along the way! 

DOS advises to check the forecast and dress appropriately. There will be limited walking on soft sand to get to viewing spot on beach.  Portable toilets available at IRI.

The event will last through half the day.

For more information on this and other events presented by DOS, please visit their website by clicking here!

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Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

Lay Of The Land: Healthy Soil Healthy Water Documentary, Avondale, PA

Join the Stroud Water Research Center and Farm Credit as they present a documentary about local Pennsylvanian farmers titled Lay Of The Land: Healthy Soul, Healthy Water!

The documentary focuses on the experiences of the farmers, particularly in terms of tilling methods, soil health, and water run-off as influenced by their farms. The documentary highlights how to improve water quality while also improving the farmers’ bottom line.

The film is produced by Natural Light Films in partnership with the Stroud Center, Lancaster County Conservancy, and the Pennsylvania No-Till Alliance.

For more information, such as links to the film’s trailer and other events hosted by Stroud Water Research Center, please click here!

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Jan
15
to Jan 19

Master Watershed Steward Information Sessions, Stroudsburg, PA

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Please join Penn State Extension for one of their three informational sessions regarding their Master Watershed Steward Program starting in spring 2019!

These informational sessions will give an overview of the training course, and allow individuals to gauge their interest in Watershed stewardship.

The Penn State Master Watershed Steward program was established to educate and empower volunteers to protect environmental resources. Master Watershed Stewards work with the community to improve the health of streams, rivers and other natural resources.

For more information on the information sessions, and the Master Watershed Steward program itself, please click here!

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Jan
14
6:30 PM18:30

Guided Hike Along The Schuylkill River Trails, Phoenixville, PA

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Please join Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) and hike leader Jay Gross for an easy-going nighttime winter hike along the Phoenixville Canal and Schuylkill River trails!

The hike will be a moderate to brisk paced, 6-7 mile hike starting at the "Longford Park and Reynolds Dog Park" in Phoenixville, PA. The group will hike along the beautiful Schuylkill River and canal using established trails and wide gravel/paved paths. This hike will be at least partially in the dark during this season, so brings some sort of light, like a flashlight, is recommended.

This will become a weekly hike.

Jay Gross will run this hike in almost any weather condition as long as hiking and car travel to the hike are safe. Heavy snow or icy roads may cancel the trip.

No dogs please.

Hiking shoes are recommended, but sneakers should work. Dress appropriately for weather conditions. As always...please remember to bring water, snacks, first aid kit and other essential items you may need.

For more information on the hiking plan, hike ratings, location, and contact info for leader Jay Gross, please visit the hike’s event page by clicking here.

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Jan
14
6:00 PM18:00

PSE/Berks County Master Watershed Steward Information Meeting, Leesport, PA

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Penn State Extension/Berks County will train the next class of Master Watershed Steward volunteers from mid-March through mid-June of 2019.

The Master Watershed Stewards will have an information meeting for people interested in finding out more about the Master Watershed Steward program. Master Watershed Stewards are people from all walks of life who receive training to become citizen scientists. They then go out into the community to educate the public about water issues and perform projects to improve water quality.

For more information about how to become apart of the class of 2019, please click here.

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