Nov
25
1:00 PM13:00

Golden Eagles of New York, Narrowsburg, NY

The Delaware Highlands Conservancy will be hosting a free presentation at 7 Erie Ave., Narrowsburg, New York, 12764 on Nov. 25th. Peg DiBenedetto of the Eastern Golden Eagle Project will discuss the population of winter resident Golden Eagles of New York State. Although considered an endangered species, and recognized only as migrants through New York, very little was known about their natural history until very recently. With the use of telemetry, the Appalachian Eagle Project has proven their resident status and has begun to piece together the local flight habits and migratory behavior of these magnificent birds. More details about the presentation can be found on the Delaware Highlands website.

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Nov
29
8:00 AM08:00

Remediation of Emerging Contaminants, Bordentown, NJ

Continuing Professional Education Services, LLC at Montclair State University presents their program Remediation of Emerging Contaminants: Trends In Science & Regulations on November 29th in Bordentown, NJ. This program will provide a comprehensive look at the latest developments regarding Emerging Contaminants, including their characterization and current developments in remediation. Click here for more information and to register.

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Dec
1
8:30 AM08:30

LSRP Obligations, Requirements & Use Of Professional Judgment, Montclair, NJ

Continuing Professional Education Services, LLC at Montclair State University presents their program LSRP Obligations, Requirements & Use Of Professional Judgment on December 1, 2017. This course will examine the legal and regulatory requirements of LSRPs, the opportunities to use professional judgment, and will explore cases where professional judgment was employed. A panel of LSRPs, attorneys, and NJDEP representatives will give their views on the appropriate use of professional judgment. Find out more and register here.

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Dec
1
9:00 AM09:00

Jersey Water Works Conference 2017, Newark, NJ

The third annual Jersey Water Works Conference is day-long event in Newark, NJ that will bring together more than 300 state and local decision-makers, practitioners and stakeholders to amplify the importance of addressing New Jersey’s water infrastructure, explore innovative solutions and celebrate the Jersey Water Works collaborative as an effective, comprehensive approach to achieving statewide impact.

Previous conferences have featured national and local speakers, the announcement of commitments to action by the members of Jersey Water Works, and panel discussions about local water infrastructure challenges and opportunities. You can learn more and register by visiting the Jersey Water Works website.

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Dec
2
8:30 AM08:30

Protecting Freshwater Resources Workshop, Chester Springs, PA


A workshop by Green Valleys Watershed Association and designed for municipal staff, board & committee members, and consultants; landscape architects and planners, and concerned citizens. Learn from representatives of regional and county regulatory agencies, planners, designers, and conservation organizations about techniques, strategies, and resources for preserving and protecting your community's fresh water. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available for registered landscape architects. Deadline to register here is November 29.

 

 

 

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Dec
2
9:00 AM09:00

Eagle Watch Volunteer Training Day, Lackawaxen, PA

Delaware Highlands will be hosting their Eagle Watch Volunteer Training Day at the Upper Delaware Visitor Center, starting with an overview of the 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 field office on weekends, etc.

New volunteers will meet at the Upper Delaware Visitor Center at 9am. Then, new and existing volunteers will gather next door at the Inn at Lackawaxen at from 10am-12pm. From 12pm-1pm, attendees will visit the eagle viewing areas. You must register in advance by visiting the Delaware Highlands website.

 

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Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

Shellbagging Volunteer Event, Port Norris, NJ

The American Littoral Society is bagging shell once again for the 5th intertidal reef that will be built this coming Spring at 8779 Berry Ave, Port Norris, NJ. This is one of our horseshoe crab beach restoration projects along the Delaware Bay. These reefs will provide calmer waters for horseshoe crab spawning and will provide habitat for juvenile fish and invertebrate species.

Work will involve cutting and tying bags, filling mesh bags with shells, and stacking the bags. The work will be dirty and a bit smelly and will occur on the docks of the Maurice River so be sure to dress appropriately. The shell bags we produce will weigh approximately 20 pounds each. For additional details and to sign up, visit this website.

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Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

Musconetcong Watershed Association Anniversary Dinner, Washington, NJ

The Musconetcong Watershed Association will be hosting a dinner to celebrate their 25th anniversary. This is a major milestone for the organization, as well as the 150th anniversary of the Asbury Mill that they are restoring. Next year also marks the 50th anniversary of the Federal Wild & Scenic Act which the Musconetcong River is protected under. The evening will also consist of a screening of a video about the Musconetcong River, music from a local band, and a silent auction. Get your tickets here.

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Dec
11
9:00 AM09:00

Watershed Stormwater Conference, Pennington, NJ

Stormwater impacts our health and safety when storms flood our streets and homes, and is a significant problem in New Jersey. Our streams, rivers, and lakes also suffer from stormwater runoff. Stormwater speeds down our landscape into our waterbodies, eroding stream banks and dumping a load of extra fertilizer, pesticides, heavy metals, and other chemicals in our water. Stonybrook-Millstone is offering this conference as an opportunity to learn New Jersey’s stormwater rules work from the experts. Learn also from the experts what to look for in reviewing a stormwater management plan, and how other jurisdictions are handling the problem. The day wraps up with a discussion on what steps New Jersey needs to take to solve the problem. This event has a fee of $25 and will take place at the Watershed Center for Environmental Advocacy, Science & Education, Pennington, NJ. Register here.

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Dec
13
10:30 AM10:30

Delaware River Basin Commission Business Meeting, Washington Crossing, PA

The DRBC is holding a public business meeting on December 13, 2017 that will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will include the following:
•Adoption of the Minutes of the commission’s September 13, 2017 Business Meeting;
•Announcements 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. Additional details and sign up for public comment is located here. For other questions concerning hearing items, please contact Judith Scharite, Project Review Section Assistant, at 609-883-9500, ext. 216. This meeting will be held at the Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center, 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA.

 

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Dec
25
12:30 PM12:30

Washington's Delaware River Crossing Reenactment, Washington Crossing, PA

George Washington’s daring 1776 Christmas Day crossing of the Delaware River and defeat of the Hessians in Trenton is considered a turning point in the Revolutionary War. Join fellow citizens from around the country on for a Bucks County tradition featuring several hundred reenactors clad in Continental military dress and George Washington himself. Admission is free. Find out more details here.

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Jan
19
8:00 AM08:00

ANJEE 2018 Winter Conference, Plainsboro, NJ

Alliance For New Jersey Environmental Education (ANJEE) will hold their 2018 Winter Conference in Plainsboro, NJ on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. This event is for environmental educators and will cover such topics as:

•Applying Research to Increase Impact
•Building Leadership for Environmental Literacy
•Green Schools
•Educating for Sustainable Communities
•Conservation and Environmental Education
•Inspiring Connections to the Outdoors

The registration page is located here.

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Feb
3
8:30 AM08:30

New Jersey Mayor's Climate Summit, New Brunswick, NJ

Sustainable Jersey, New Jersey League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, and Rutgers University Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy are sponsoring New Jersey Mayor's Climate Summit on February 3, 2018 in New Brunswick, NJ. Mayors and community leaders across New Jersey have taken up the challenge of addressing climate change and implementing sustainability practices at the local level. The day will consist of three panels of experts, resource organizations, and local leaders discussing a pathway forward to enable New Jersey to succeed in meeting the challenges presented by climate change. Find out more and register by visiting this website.

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Apr
12
to Apr 14

2018 PA Land Conservation Conference, Malvern, PA

Our Theme this coming year is

Land & Water Conservation in a Changing World

This conference will attempt to address the various challenges and unknowns that so many organizations are confronting these days, including evolving missions, expanded service areas, new and innovative collaborations, updated fundraising strategies, changing climate, land use trends, diversification and shifting demographics, ever-changing public policy, and just maintaining relevance in a changing world. Plus we'll cover traditional topics such as land conservation, stewardship, water protection, stream and wetlands restoration, stormwater management, land use planning, forestry, organizational development, communications/outreach, fundraising, and finance. 

Submit a workshop on one or more of the above topics (or your own idea). Formats include half-day and full-day seminars, short workshops and roundtables. Feel free to call Nicole Faraguna at 717.909.1298 to discuss an idea or topic.

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Nov
17
1:00 PM13:00

Calpine Energy Plant Tour, Hockessin, DE

The Delaware Nature Society is offering a tour of the Calpine Energy Plant to teach individuals about the production of energy. The tour starts at the Ashland Nature Center in Hockessin, DE then will head to the Calpine plant on the Delaware River to learn the basics of generation -- from fuel to transmission, energy sustainability and efficiency. Dress for the weather as a portion is outdoors. Find out more and register online here.

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Nov
17
8:30 AM08:30

Green Infrastructure for Resilience with NOAA, Sayreville, NJ

This full-day training led by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and hosted by the Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership will introduce fundamental green infrastructure concepts and practices that can play a critical role in making New Jersey’s coastal and inland communities more resilient to natural hazards.

• Local speakers will share expertise on New Jersey’s freshwater and marine coastal ecosystems, existing green infrastructure projects across the State, and ways in which green infrastructure has been integrated into planning processes and policy in New Jersey municipalities.

• Participants will learn about a range of natural assets and green infrastructure approaches that can improve community resilience through interactive activities and group discussion.

• Participants will make valuable connections with a diverse group of both new and experienced green infrastructure practitioners across the state, and come out of the workshop with concept plans to share with their municipalities

Credits available: American Planning Association (6), Association of Floodplain Managers (5). Credits pending: American Society of Landscape Architects. There is $35 fee and you can register here.

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Nov
15
5:30 PM17:30

Germantown Storm Drain Marking Training, Philadelphia, PA

Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, Inc. is offering a free Storm Drain Marking training at Center In the Park, 5818 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA. Storm drain marking is very important not only to improve the health and vitality of the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Creek but the larger Delaware River watershed which provides drinking water to millions of people. RSVP to marcus@ttfwatershed.org or 215.744.1853 and the Facebook event can be found here.
 

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Nov
15
1:30 PM13:30

Delaware River Basin Commission Public Hearing, Washington Crossing, PA

The DRBC public hearing on November 15, 2017 will begin at 1:30 p.m. Hearing items subject to the commission’s review will include draft dockets for withdrawals, discharges, and other water-related projects, as well as the following resolution: Resolution authorizing the Executive Director to enter into an agreement with the University of Maryland for the analysis of ambient water samples from the Delaware Estuary for primary productivity and associated nutrient parameters.

Written comment on items scheduled for hearing may be made online here. Written comments on matters scheduled for hearing on November 15 will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on November 20th. There is no opportunity for open public comment upon completion of the public hearing. This meeting will be held at the Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center, 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA.

 

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Nov
11
10:00 AM10:00

Second Weekend Walk, Bordentown Bluffs, NJ

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The Bordentown Bluffs, overlooking Crosswicks Creek, are part of the Abbott Marshlands. This part of D&R Canal State Park was preserved in 1996 by D&R Greenway. Culturally significant, part of the Abbott Farm National Historic Landmark, the area was first visited by Native Americans 13,000 years ago, and later was owned by Joseph Bonaparte, Napoleon’s brother.

On the walk, you will see thickets of Mountain Laurel and Rhododendron, look for persimmon and American Chestnut, and enjoy the autumn landscape. No wet walking as the trail is all upland; note that part is hilly. Meet at end of Stanton Ave., Bordentown Twp. (Take US-206 south of I-195; take 1st right after Pointe Breeze apartments. Look for Abbott Marshlands logo; street sign is missing). Please register for this free event by emailing rsvp@drgreenway.org or visiting Abbott Marshlands.

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Nov
9
10:30 AM10:30

Delaware Bay Resilience Assessment Webinar & Workshop Deadline

The Delaware Bay region within Delaware and New Jersey has been chosen as part of a national project to identify priority fish and wildlife habitat data which will be utilized in a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation analysis identifying opportunity areas that can increase both the resilience of human communities and fish/wildlife habitat from the effects of coastal and inland storms.

There is a workshop planned on November 15 from 12:30 - 4 p.m. in Port Norris, NJ and another on November 16 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Dover, DE. The workshops are an opportunity for experts and watershed stakeholders to contribute data on fish and wildlife habitat, threats, and potential resilience projects that might help address some of the threats to these coastal areas. The deadline to apply for these workshops is November 9th by signing up here.

There is also a 1 hour webinar prior to the workshops to provide an overview of the project.  Although not mandatory for workshop attendance, this webinar will provide background for conversations at the workshop. The pre-workshop webinar will occur on Thursday November 9, 10:30am-11:30am and you can register here.

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Nov
4
9:00 AM09:00

DNS Middle Run Valley Tree Planting, Newark, DE

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The Delaware Nature Society has managed the land at the 860-acre Middle Run Natural Area for over 15 years, and has coordinated a major reforestation project at the park since 1991. More than 55,000 trees have been planted, enhancing biodiversity, and improving the quality of the watershed. But the job isn't done and your help is needed!

Volunteers are needed to dig holes, plant, cage, and water up to 600 trees on November 4th at Middle Run Valley. Volunteers are asked to bring shovels, gloves, and a water container (bucket or gal milk jug). Volunteers should also dress for the weather. Find out more details and sign up here.

 

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Oct
10
9:00 AM09:00

Villanova’s 2017 Municipal Stormwater Workshop

Beyond Regulations: Motivating Community Participation in Stormwater Reduction

Please see the attached FLYER for more details

Time:               9:00 AM to 2:30 PM, with optional campus stormwater tour following the presentations and interactive panel discussion.

Location:         Villanova University.

Audience:        Municipal officials and staff.

Cost:                Pre- Registration is required, cost $50.

This workshop is hosted as a part of the Villanova University Urban Stormwater Partnership Pennsylvania Stormwater Management Symposium.

The organizing committee was comprised of: the Brandywine Conservancy, the Chester County Water Resources Authority, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, and the Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership.
 

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Oct
5
4:30 PM16:30

Delaware Estuary Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan Open House

After 20 years, the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for the Delaware Estuary (CCMP) is being revised! The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE) is taking the lead to assemble collective action and enhance the tidal Delaware River and Bay.

Through a series of open house-style workshops, we are reaching out to local partners and communities to get new ideas for a draft set of strategies for clean water, strong communities, and healthy habitats in and around the Delaware River and Bay. Please reference this Core Elements Document for a set of draft goals, objectives, and strategies for the revised CCMP.

Below is a list of workshop locations and times. To register for any of these, please click the green "register" button above, then select the ticket for the workshop(s) you would like to attend. You can make multiple selections. Once registered, additional information for the items of your choice, including workshop materials and parking information, will be emailed to you in advance.

Registration is free and optional, and encouraged to help us plan for group sizes.

Open House Meeting Schedule:

Attendees may drop in at any time during the open houses and are welcome to stay for as long as their schedule allows! A brief presentation will take place during Morning/Afternoon meetings (11:30am-1:30pm) at 12:15pm and during Evening meetings (4:30-6:30pm) at 5:15pm.

  • 9/12, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm - Tulpehaking Nature Center (Trenton, NJ)
  • 9/12, 4:30 to 6:30 pm - Silver Lake Nature Center (Bristol, PA)
  • 9/13, 4:30 to 6:30 pm - Hildacy Preserve (Media, PA)
  • 9/19, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm - Ashland Nature Center (Hockessin, DE)
  • 9/26, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm - The Virden Retreat Center at University of Delaware (Lewes, DE)
  • 9/28, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm - Camden County Environmental Center (Cherry Hill, NJ)
  • 9/28, 4:30 to 6:30 pm - Bartram's Garden (Philadelphia, PA)
  • 10/5, 4:30 to 6:30 pm - Bayshore Center at Bivalve (Port Norris, NJ)

Note: Light refreshments will be provided at all sessions. Please email Emily Baumbach at ebaumbach@DelawareEstuary.org if you have any questions.

Here are some additional sources of information that may be helpful:

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Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Lower Delaware Wild & Scenic River Management Council Meeting

  • Plumstead Twp Municipal Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Two big announcements for the September meeting:

  • Introduction of the new Mini Grant Program offered by the Lower Delaware Wild & Scenic.
  • Viewing of a documentary film on fracking, called Groundswell Rising. This film is by invitation only. Your receipt of this email is your invitation.The Executive Producer of the film will be in attendance and will introduce the film as well as answer questions afterward.


Groundswell Rising

Groundswell Rising - a new powerful documentary film focused on fracking in communities across America.  Groundswell Rising documents a social movement that sprung forth from a heated debate over fracking and communities being sacrificed for the extraction of another fossil fuel. It's about people taking charge of their communities and not allowing a dangerous industry to move in and harm their ways of life and finding new, healthy energy solutions.
 
“This film should be watched by everyone on the side of industry and those considering leasing their land to the gas companies. Plain and simply, it’s the human side of this debate. ”  — Mark Ruffalo

Time & Location:

When: Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 7 pm

Where: Plumstead Township Municipal Building - 5186 Stump Road, Plumstead, PA 18949

Agenda:

  • 7:00 pm - Welcome - Richard Dodds, chair
  • 7:05 pm - Mark Lichty, Executive Producer of Groundswell Rising, introduces the film
  • 7:10 pm - Groundswell Rising
  • 8:00 pm - Q&A and Discussion
  • 8:20 pm -Discussion of Mini-Grant program. You can view the information ahead of time by going to www.lowerdelawarewildandscenic.org. Applications will be available at the meeting.
  • 8:30 pm - Adjournment
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Sep
28
4:30 PM16:30

Delaware Estuary Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan Open House

After 20 years, the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for the Delaware Estuary (CCMP) is being revised! The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE) is taking the lead to assemble collective action and enhance the tidal Delaware River and Bay.

Through a series of open house-style workshops, we are reaching out to local partners and communities to get new ideas for a draft set of strategies for clean water, strong communities, and healthy habitats in and around the Delaware River and Bay. Please reference this Core Elements Document for a set of draft goals, objectives, and strategies for the revised CCMP.

Below is a list of workshop locations and times. To register for any of these, please click the green "register" button above, then select the ticket for the workshop(s) you would like to attend. You can make multiple selections. Once registered, additional information for the items of your choice, including workshop materials and parking information, will be emailed to you in advance.

Registration is free and optional, and encouraged to help us plan for group sizes.

Open House Meeting Schedule:

Attendees may drop in at any time during the open houses and are welcome to stay for as long as their schedule allows! A brief presentation will take place during Morning/Afternoon meetings (11:30am-1:30pm) at 12:15pm and during Evening meetings (4:30-6:30pm) at 5:15pm.

  • 9/12, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm - Tulpehaking Nature Center (Trenton, NJ)
  • 9/12, 4:30 to 6:30 pm - Silver Lake Nature Center (Bristol, PA)
  • 9/13, 4:30 to 6:30 pm - Hildacy Preserve (Media, PA)
  • 9/19, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm - Ashland Nature Center (Hockessin, DE)
  • 9/26, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm - The Virden Retreat Center at University of Delaware (Lewes, DE)
  • 9/28, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm - Camden County Environmental Center (Cherry Hill, NJ)
  • 9/28, 4:30 to 6:30 pm - Bartram's Garden (Philadelphia, PA)
  • 10/5, 4:30 to 6:30 pm - Bayshore Center at Bivalve (Port Norris, NJ)

Note: Light refreshments will be provided at all sessions. Please email Emily Baumbach at ebaumbach@DelawareEstuary.org if you have any questions.

Here are some additional sources of information that may be helpful:

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Sep
28
11:30 AM11:30

Delaware Estuary Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan Open House

  • Camden County Environmental Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

After 20 years, the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for the Delaware Estuary (CCMP) is being revised! The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE) is taking the lead to assemble collective action and enhance the tidal Delaware River and Bay.

Through a series of open house-style workshops, we are reaching out to local partners and communities to get new ideas for a draft set of strategies for clean water, strong communities, and healthy habitats in and around the Delaware River and Bay. Please reference this Core Elements Document for a set of draft goals, objectives, and strategies for the revised CCMP.

Below is a list of workshop locations and times. To register for any of these, please click the green "register" button above, then select the ticket for the workshop(s) you would like to attend. You can make multiple selections. Once registered, additional information for the items of your choice, including workshop materials and parking information, will be emailed to you in advance.

Registration is free and optional, and encouraged to help us plan for group sizes.

Open House Meeting Schedule:

Attendees may drop in at any time during the open houses and are welcome to stay for as long as their schedule allows! A brief presentation will take place during Morning/Afternoon meetings (11:30am-1:30pm) at 12:15pm and during Evening meetings (4:30-6:30pm) at 5:15pm.

  • 9/12, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm - Tulpehaking Nature Center (Trenton, NJ)
  • 9/12, 4:30 to 6:30 pm - Silver Lake Nature Center (Bristol, PA)
  • 9/13, 4:30 to 6:30 pm - Hildacy Preserve (Media, PA)
  • 9/19, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm - Ashland Nature Center (Hockessin, DE)
  • 9/26, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm - The Virden Retreat Center at University of Delaware (Lewes, DE)
  • 9/28, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm - Camden County Environmental Center (Cherry Hill, NJ)
  • 9/28, 4:30 to 6:30 pm - Bartram's Garden (Philadelphia, PA)
  • 10/5, 4:30 to 6:30 pm - Bayshore Center at Bivalve (Port Norris, NJ)

Note: Light refreshments will be provided at all sessions. Please email Emily Baumbach at ebaumbach@DelawareEstuary.org if you have any questions.

Here are some additional sources of information that may be helpful:

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Sep
26
11:30 AM11:30

Delaware Estuary Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan Open House

  • The Virden Retreat Center at University of Delaware (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

After 20 years, the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for the Delaware Estuary (CCMP) is being revised! The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE) is taking the lead to assemble collective action and enhance the tidal Delaware River and Bay.

Through a series of open house-style workshops, we are reaching out to local partners and communities to get new ideas for a draft set of strategies for clean water, strong communities, and healthy habitats in and around the Delaware River and Bay. Please reference this Core Elements Document for a set of draft goals, objectives, and strategies for the revised CCMP.

Below is a list of workshop locations and times. To register for any of these, please click the green "register" button above, then select the ticket for the workshop(s) you would like to attend. You can make multiple selections. Once registered, additional information for the items of your choice, including workshop materials and parking information, will be emailed to you in advance.

Registration is free and optional, and encouraged to help us plan for group sizes.

Open House Meeting Schedule:

Attendees may drop in at any time during the open houses and are welcome to stay for as long as their schedule allows! A brief presentation will take place during Morning/Afternoon meetings (11:30am-1:30pm) at 12:15pm and during Evening meetings (4:30-6:30pm) at 5:15pm.

  • 9/12, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm - Tulpehaking Nature Center (Trenton, NJ)
  • 9/12, 4:30 to 6:30 pm - Silver Lake Nature Center (Bristol, PA)
  • 9/13, 4:30 to 6:30 pm - Hildacy Preserve (Media, PA)
  • 9/19, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm - Ashland Nature Center (Hockessin, DE)
  • 9/26, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm - The Virden Retreat Center at University of Delaware (Lewes, DE)
  • 9/28, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm - Camden County Environmental Center (Cherry Hill, NJ)
  • 9/28, 4:30 to 6:30 pm - Bartram's Garden (Philadelphia, PA)
  • 10/5, 4:30 to 6:30 pm - Bayshore Center at Bivalve (Port Norris, NJ)

Note: Light refreshments will be provided at all sessions. Please email Emily Baumbach at ebaumbach@DelawareEstuary.org if you have any questions.

Here are some additional sources of information that may be helpful:

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Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Webinar: Forest Management in a Changing Climate

The climate in the upper Delaware river watershed is getting warmer, wetter, and more volatile; these trends are expected to continue over the next several decades. What does this mean for your land? Forest management is complicated enough; changes in weather patterns will make it even harder. Sugar maples and cherries are moving north. Invasive plants are crowding the understory and pests are spreading. Floods are becoming stronger; summers are getting hotter. Cold-water fish are facing more thermal stress.

Join us for a webinar that will detail how climate change is likely to affect your woods, and what you can do to make sure they still work for you. We will focus on principles of forest management, how local forests may change over the next few decades due to climate change, what steps landowners and managers can take to make forests more resilient, and resources -- both expertise and financial support – that will help you address these challenges in ways that work best for you and your land.

Who should participate? Landowners, foresters, natural resource managers, and anyone who is interested in local climate change impacts and solutions!

For more information about climate change impacts in the upper half of the Delaware Basin, visit http://commonwatersfund.org/forest-adaptation.

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Sep
19
4:30 PM16:30

Delaware Estuary Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan Open House

After 20 years, the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for the Delaware Estuary (CCMP) is being revised! The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE) is taking the lead to assemble collective action and enhance the tidal Delaware River and Bay.

Through a series of open house-style workshops, we are reaching out to local partners and communities to get new ideas for a draft set of strategies for clean water, strong communities, and healthy habitats in and around the Delaware River and Bay. Please reference this Core Elements Document for a set of draft goals, objectives, and strategies for the revised CCMP.

Below is a list of workshop locations and times. To register for any of these, please click the green "register" button above, then select the ticket for the workshop(s) you would like to attend. You can make multiple selections. Once registered, additional information for the items of your choice, including workshop materials and parking information, will be emailed to you in advance.

Registration is free and optional, and encouraged to help us plan for group sizes.

Open House Meeting Schedule:

Attendees may drop in at any time during the open houses and are welcome to stay for as long as their schedule allows! A brief presentation will take place during Morning/Afternoon meetings (11:30am-1:30pm) at 12:15pm and during Evening meetings (4:30-6:30pm) at 5:15pm.

  • 9/12, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm - Tulpehaking Nature Center (Trenton, NJ)
  • 9/12, 4:30 to 6:30 pm - Silver Lake Nature Center (Bristol, PA)
  • 9/13, 4:30 to 6:30 pm - Hildacy Preserve (Media, PA)
  • 9/19, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm - Ashland Nature Center (Hockessin, DE)
  • 9/26, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm - The Virden Retreat Center at University of Delaware (Lewes, DE)
  • 9/28, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm - Camden County Environmental Center (Cherry Hill, NJ)
  • 9/28, 4:30 to 6:30 pm - Bartram's Garden (Philadelphia, PA)
  • 10/5, 4:30 to 6:30 pm - Bayshore Center at Bivalve (Port Norris, NJ)

Note: Light refreshments will be provided at all sessions. Please email Emily Baumbach at ebaumbach@DelawareEstuary.org if you have any questions.

Here are some additional sources of information that may be helpful:

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Sep
19
12:00 PM12:00

Webinar: Forest Management in a Changing Climate

The climate in the upper Delaware river watershed is getting warmer, wetter, and more volatile; these trends are expected to continue over the next several decades. What does this mean for your land? Forest management is complicated enough; changes in weather patterns will make it even harder. Sugar maples and cherries are moving north. Invasive plants are crowding the understory and pests are spreading. Floods are becoming stronger; summers are getting hotter. Cold-water fish are facing more thermal stress.

Join us for a webinar that will detail how climate change is likely to affect your woods, and what you can do to make sure they still work for you. We will focus on principles of forest management, how local forests may change over the next few decades due to climate change, what steps landowners and managers can take to make forests more resilient, and resources -- both expertise and financial support – that will help you address these challenges in ways that work best for you and your land.

Who should participate? Landowners, foresters, natural resource managers, and anyone who is interested in local climate change impacts and solutions!

For more information about climate change impacts in the upper half of the Delaware Basin, visit http://commonwatersfund.org/forest-adaptation.

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Sep
19
10:00 AM10:00

The Power of Drones and New Technology to Advance Conservation

Get actionable intelligence. Make informed decisions. Share great stories.

September 19, 2017 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (coffee & refreshments at 9:30 am)

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Interest in the use of drones for aerial inspections, evaluations and surveys is expanding rapidly across many fields. Land and water conservation is no exception. Learn how drones have become the latest tool in conserving and stewarding land.

The day will include a complete introduction to drones (and ground-based video recorded by smartphones and action cameras) and an explanation of the advantages that these devices provide for conservation - from very practical applications such as aerial inspections for stewardship and monitoring easements, to creating great stories with video for fundraising, increasing engagement and advocacy. You'll hear real examples of how conservation organizations are incorporating aerial and ground-based video into their conservation efforts.  The day will conclude with hands-on drone flight demonstrations where you'll be able to get up close and see first-hand how unmanned aerial vehicles work.

There will be plenty of time for Q & A and opportunities to speak directly with colleagues in conservation about how they are using drones.

$30 registration fee (includes lunch). Late fee applies to registrations received after September 8th.

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Sep
16
10:00 AM10:00

River Days: Kayak the Schuylkill River

Manayunk’s stretch of the Schuylkill River has undergone extraordinary change. Once written off as almost dead, the river has been ecologically reborn, and once-industrial buildings along the banks are busily being repurposed for residential use.  

As part of the regional River Days celebration, Executive Director Mike Weilbacher is joined by Kay Sykora, founder of Destination Schuylkill River, on a kayak tour of the Schuylkill’s Manayunk waterway. Paddling from the Pencoyd to Manayunk bridges, we’ll see—and learn the stories of—mills, locks, bridges and the canal, using old maps and photos to tell the story of Manayunk and its beloved river.

Members: $30 Non-members: $40

As kayaks are limited, registration is required. 

This program made possible with support from the Alliance for Watershed Education.

 

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Sep
15
8:45 AM08:45

The Delaware River Watershed: Protecting Today and Tomorrow

The Delaware River Watershed spans four states, contains vital ecological resources, is home to more than eight million residents and provides drinking water to millions more. As the region faces stress from pollution, overuse and a changing global climate, recent moves in Washington D.C. to change federal regulations are also complicating the picture; questions abound on both the quantity and quality of the area’s water supplies.

At this NJ Spotlight/State Impact event, our panel of experts will examine the impacts of the changing regulations and take a closer look at both how and if state governments and policymakers should respond to growing challenges in managing these resources. 

Admission is free, but registration is required.

Continental breakfast will be served.

Keynote Speaker

Carol Collier, Senior Advisor for Watershed Management and Policy, The Academy of Natural Sciences, Drexel University; Former Executive Director, Delaware River Basin.

Panel Discussion

Jennifer Adkins, Executive Director, Partnership for the Delaware Estuary
Tim Dillingham, Executive Director, American Littoral Society

Additional panelists to be announced as confirmed.

StateImpact Pennsylvania is a collaboration between WHYY and WITF.

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Sep
12
4:30 PM16:30

Delaware Estuary Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan Open House

After 20 years, the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for the Delaware Estuary (CCMP) is being revised! The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE) is taking the lead to assemble collective action and enhance the tidal Delaware River and Bay.

Through a series of open house-style workshops, we are reaching out to local partners and communities to get new ideas for a draft set of strategies for clean water, strong communities, and healthy habitats in and around the Delaware River and Bay. Please reference this Core Elements Document for a set of draft goals, objectives, and strategies for the revised CCMP.

Below is a list of workshop locations and times. To register for any of these, please click the green "register" button above, then select the ticket for the workshop(s) you would like to attend. You can make multiple selections. Once registered, additional information for the items of your choice, including workshop materials and parking information, will be emailed to you in advance.

Registration is free and optional, and encouraged to help us plan for group sizes.

Open House Meeting Schedule:

Attendees may drop in at any time during the open houses and are welcome to stay for as long as their schedule allows! A brief presentation will take place during Morning/Afternoon meetings (11:30am-1:30pm) at 12:15pm and during Evening meetings (4:30-6:30pm) at 5:15pm.

  • 9/12, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm - Tulpehaking Nature Center (Trenton, NJ)
  • 9/12, 4:30 to 6:30 pm - Silver Lake Nature Center (Bristol, PA)
  • 9/13, 4:30 to 6:30 pm - Hildacy Preserve (Media, PA)
  • 9/19, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm - Ashland Nature Center (Hockessin, DE)
  • 9/26, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm - The Virden Retreat Center at University of Delaware (Lewes, DE)
  • 9/28, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm - Camden County Environmental Center (Cherry Hill, NJ)
  • 9/28, 4:30 to 6:30 pm - Bartram's Garden (Philadelphia, PA)
  • 10/5, 4:30 to 6:30 pm - Bayshore Center at Bivalve (Port Norris, NJ)

Note: Light refreshments will be provided at all sessions. Please email Emily Baumbach at ebaumbach@DelawareEstuary.org if you have any questions.

Here are some additional sources of information that may be helpful:

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Sep
12
11:30 AM11:30

Delaware Estuary Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan Open House

After 20 years, the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for the Delaware Estuary (CCMP) is being revised! The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE) is taking the lead to assemble collective action and enhance the tidal Delaware River and Bay.

Through a series of open house-style workshops, we are reaching out to local partners and communities to get new ideas for a draft set of strategies for clean water, strong communities, and healthy habitats in and around the Delaware River and Bay. Please reference this Core Elements Document for a set of draft goals, objectives, and strategies for the revised CCMP.

Below is a list of workshop locations and times. To register for any of these, please click the green "register" button above, then select the ticket for the workshop(s) you would like to attend. You can make multiple selections. Once registered, additional information for the items of your choice, including workshop materials and parking information, will be emailed to you in advance.

Registration is free and optional, and encouraged to help us plan for group sizes.

Open House Meeting Schedule:

Attendees may drop in at any time during the open houses and are welcome to stay for as long as their schedule allows! A brief presentation will take place during Morning/Afternoon meetings (11:30am-1:30pm) at 12:15pm and during Evening meetings (4:30-6:30pm) at 5:15pm.

  • 9/12, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm - Tulpehaking Nature Center (Trenton, NJ)
  • 9/12, 4:30 to 6:30 pm - Silver Lake Nature Center (Bristol, PA)
  • 9/13, 4:30 to 6:30 pm - Hildacy Preserve (Media, PA)
  • 9/19, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm - Ashland Nature Center (Hockessin, DE)
  • 9/26, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm - The Virden Retreat Center at University of Delaware (Lewes, DE)
  • 9/28, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm - Camden County Environmental Center (Cherry Hill, NJ)
  • 9/28, 4:30 to 6:30 pm - Bartram's Garden (Philadelphia, PA)
  • 10/5, 4:30 to 6:30 pm - Bayshore Center at Bivalve (Port Norris, NJ)

Note: Light refreshments will be provided at all sessions. Please email Emily Baumbach at ebaumbach@DelawareEstuary.org if you have any questions.

Here are some additional sources of information that may be helpful:

 

 

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Sep
10
7:00 AM07:00

River Days: Walnut2Walnut Challenge

Are you up for the Walnut2Walnut Challenge? Paddle or row down the Schuylkill River and up the Delaware for a scenic trip around Philadelphia's peninsula. The race begins at Schuylkill Banks and ends at Independence Seaport Museum's boat basin. 

The challenge course offers spectacular views of the city, while traveling almost fifteen miles along both rivers. The Walnut2Walnut Challenge is suitable for all skill levels so whether you are an experienced rower or looking for a new way to get in touch with Philadelphia’s waterways, this event is for you!

At the conclusion of the challenge, join us for the after party at the Seaport Museum's waterfront Beer Garden "Deck", where food and beverage will be available for purchase. 

Want to volunteer at the Walnut2Walnut Challenge? Here's how

Register

Cost: $20 members, $25 non-members

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Aug
29
12:00 PM12:00

Press Conference: Delaware River at Risk from Trump Budget Cuts (NJ)

WHAT: Restoration efforts for the Delaware River and its entire watershed--which provide drinking water for more than 3 million New Jerseyans – face uncertainty if budget cuts proposed by the Trump Administration go into effect, says a new environmental analysis being released early next week. With the deadline rapidly approaching for Congress to approve the federal budget a little over a month away on September 30, a new report by Environment New Jersey documents how budget cuts proposed by the Trump Administration to the U. S. EPA could do irreparable harm to the Delaware River watershed—and undo decades of work to restore this iconic waterway.  New Jersey’s entire Congressional delegation will clearly play a pivotal role in this ongoing debate.

WHEN:  12 p.m., Tuesday, August 29

WHERE:   Plaza immediately adjoining the Trenton State House next to the fountain (between the State House and the Annex), within sight of the Delaware River

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Aug
24
7:00 PM19:00

Philadelphia Clean Water Advocacy Event

Clean water is essential for all people and vital for our national parks. Want to speak up in defense of clean water? Come out Aug. 24th for an advocacy event.

The EPA is trying to repeal the widely supported Clean Water Rule, a federal regulation that clarifies which waters are protected under the Clean Water Act, and replace it with a weaker rule that would roll back decades of progress. Dismantling the Clean Water Rule puts people, wildlife and national parks at serious risk. There is simply no reason to jeopardize the health of our parks and the drinking water for millions of people.

Thursday’s comment-writing workshop, a collaborative effort between NPCA, United By Blue and our clean water partners, gives us all the chance to make a difference. We will urge the EPA to maintain a strong Clean Water Act and uphold its duty to protect the health of our waters.

The Clean Water Rule took nearly a decade to develop, after extensive engagement with the public, scientists, community leaders, farmers, ranchers, hunters, anglers and state and local governments. I hope you will join the #bluemovement and let your voice be heard.

Event Details

WHAT: Clean Water Rule Defense Event

WHEN: Thursday, August 24, from 7 - 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: United By Blue flagship store, 144 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 (We recommend taking public transportation as street parking is scarce, though nearby parking garages are available.)

WHO: NPCA, United By Blue, clean water partners and YOU! Please invite anyone else who cares about clean water.

OTHER: Light refreshments will be provided. In addition to the advocacy opportunity, this event will celebrate United By Blue’s recent milestone of removing 1 millions pounds of trash from American waterways. The store will be offering 15% off all merchandise during the event.

RSVP: Please register online.

QUESTIONS? Please direct all questions to United By Blue: flagship@unitedbyblue.com.

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