Jan
17
9:30 AM09:30

Watershed and Community Resiliency Workshop, Honesdale, PA

This one-day workshop is designed for county and municipal officials and staff, planners, highway managers, and other water resource professionals who are interested in finding ways to adapt to water resource and infrastructure issues and build more resilient communities in the Delaware River region. Examples of innovative projects and new approaches to flood prevention, emergency response, and infrastructure improvement will illustrate how communities are preparing for the next water-related challenge.

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Jan
18
6:30 PM18:30

Master Watershed Steward Program Information Session, Nazareth, PA

This is the second of three information sessions for the Lehigh and Northampton Counties Master Watershed Steward Program. More information can be found on the PennState Extension website.

This program is sponsored by: Penn State Extension, the Watershed Coalition of the Lehigh Valley, Northampton County Conservation District, Appalachian Mountain Club, Lehigh Gap Nature Center, Wildlands Conservancy, Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Nurture Nature Center, and PA Department of Conservation of Natural Resources.

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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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Jan
23
1:00 PM13:00

DRBC Hydraulic Fracturing Hearing #1, Waymart, PA

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In November 2017, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) released Special Regulations Regarding Hydraulic Fracturing Activities in the Basin

This is a public hearing to give oral comments on these draft regulations, and registration is required by 5 p.m. on December 31, 2017.

Event details: January 23, 2018: 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Performing Arts & Recreation Center (PARC) Pavilion at the Ladore Camp, Retreat and Conference Center, 287 Owego Turnpike, Waymart, PA 18472.

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Jan
23
6:00 PM18:00

DRBC Hydraulic Fracturing Hearing #2, Waymart, PA

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In November 2017, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) released Special Regulations Regarding Hydraulic Fracturing Activities in the Basin

This is a public hearing to give oral comments on these draft regulations, and registration is required by 5 p.m. on December 31, 2017.

Event details: January 23, 2018: 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Performing Arts & Recreation Center (PARC) Pavilion at the Ladore Camp, Retreat and Conference Center, 287 Owego Turnpike, Waymart, PA 18472.

Written comments will receive the same consideration as oral comments and can be submitted online through 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2018.

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Jan
24
9:30 AM09:30

Healthy Oceans Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting, Philadelphia, PA

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The American Littoral Society has been working since 2009 to help establish a National Ocean Policy. The Society is co-lead of the Healthy Oceans Coalition, a grassroots coalition comprised of conservation organizations and ocean users across the country engaged in supporting National Ocean Policy.

This Coalition will be meeting in Philadelphia, PA on January 24th to determine next steps for Ecologically Rich Areas and will discuss the 2017 Draft Semi-Annual Work Plan and Progress Report.

Please note that you must register by January 19 to have your name on the list for building security if you wish to attend the meeting. This meeting is open to the public, but registration is required.
 

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Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

FOW Annual Public Projects Meeting, Philadelphia, PA

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Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) will be discussing their Sustainable Trails Initiative (STI) and other projects with guest Speaker Chris Bernhardt, professional trail builder and Principal of Sentieros Consulting. One of the members of the original STI consulting team, he will share his perspectives on the successes and challenges of STI and present a first look at FOW’s ambitious plan to complete the project. Bernhardt has a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State University and has worked in many locations, from China to Switzerland. He focuses on creating projects that are both economically and environmentally sustainable, bringing to bear an expertise in land use, transportation, advocacy, and public outreach. This event is free and open to the public.

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Jan
24
6:30 PM18:30

Master Watershed Steward Program Information Session, Bethlehem, PA

This is the final information session for the Lehigh and Northampton Counties Master Watershed Steward Program. More information can be found on the PennState Extension website.

This program is sponsored by: Penn State Extension, the Watershed Coalition of the Lehigh Valley, Northampton County Conservation District, Appalachian Mountain Club, Lehigh Gap Nature Center, Wildlands Conservancy, Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Nurture Nature Center, and PA Department of Conservation of Natural Resources.

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Jan
25
1:00 PM13:00

DRBC Hydraulic Fracturing Hearing #3, Philadelphia, PA

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In November 2017, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) released Special Regulations Regarding Hydraulic Fracturing Activities in the Basin

This is a public hearing to give oral comments on these draft regulations, and registration is required by 5 p.m. on December 31, 2017.

Event details: January 25, 2018: 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Airport, 4509 Island Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19153.

Written comments will receive the same consideration as oral comments and can be submitted online through 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2018.

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Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

DRBC Hydraulic Fracturing Hearing #4, Philadelphia, PA

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In November 2017, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) released Special Regulations Regarding Hydraulic Fracturing Activities in the Basin

This is a public hearing to give oral comments on these draft regulations, and registration is required by 5 p.m. on December 31, 2017.

Event details: January 25, 2018: 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Airport, 4509 Island Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19153.

Written comments will receive the same consideration as oral comments and can be submitted online through 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2018.

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Jan
27
10:00 AM10:00

Eagle Watch Bus Tour, Lackawaxen, PA

Delaware Highlands Conservancy presents their second Eagle Watch Bus Tour of the year on January 27, 2018. 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. Dress warmly in layers and wear waterproof boots. Bring binoculars, camera, and snacks. Registration is required.

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Jan
31
9:00 AM09:00

Delaware Wetlands Conference, Wilmington, DE

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The 2018 Delaware Wetlands Conference is hosted by Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control over two days: January 31st and February 1st.

Wetlands play a vital role in our everyday lives, protecting our communities from flooding and erosion and boosting our economy. For the last 17 years the Delaware Wetlands Conference has served as a hub where wetland experts and enthusiasts from the Mid-Atlantic region gather to share the latest in wetland research, innovations in outreach and education, and the progress of conservation and wetlands policy programs.

The conference will include discussion about Coastal Preparedness and Risk Reduction, Wetland Restoration, Wetland Wildlife, Education and Outreach, Modeling and Mapping, Wetland Monitoring and Assessments, and more. Find out more about the conference and register here.

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Feb
3
8:00 AM08:00

Winter Eagle Festival, Newport, NJ

Natural Lands continues their long-running support of the annual Cumberland County Winter Eagle Festival. The Festival features activities for the whole family including programs, speakers, exhibits, vendors, food, eagle watching, owl prowls, and live raptors. Stop by Natural Lands’ table in the Mauricetown Firehall and say “hello” to their staff and volunteers!

Select raptor-viewing sites and guided nature hikes, including at Natural Lands’ Glades Wildlife Refuge, will be featured throughout the Festival, highlighting wildlife thriving in the Delaware Bayshore habitats of Cumberland County, New Jersey. Find out more and register 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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Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

Shell-bagging Volunteer Day, Port Norris, NJ

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The American Littoral Society is bagging shell once again for the 5th intertidal reef that will be built this coming Spring off the Delaware Bay as part of a horseshoe crab beach restoration project. 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, please contact Quinn Whitesall at Quinn@littoralsociety.org. RSVP is appreciated.

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Mar
1
1:00 PM13:00

DRBC Water Quality Advisory Committee Meeting, Trenton, NJ

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The Water Quality Advisory Committee of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) will meet on Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held in the DRBC Goddard Conference Room, 25 Cosey Road, West Trenton, N.J.  An agenda for the March 1 meeting will be circulated closer to the meeting date on the DRBC's website.

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Mar
6
1:30 PM13:30

DRBC Hydraulic Fracturing Telephone Hearing

In November 2017, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) released Special Regulations Regarding Hydraulic Fracturing Activities in the Basin

This is a telephone public hearing to give oral comments on these draft regulations, and registration is required.

Members of the public are encouraged to listen by calling 1-866-831-8713 and asking the operator to connect them to the DRBC call.

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Mar
12
5:00 PM17:00

Lehigh Valley Watershed Listening Session, Bethlehem, PA

PennFuture will be hosting a watershed listening session in the Lehigh Valley on March 12th from 5pm to 7pm at Fegley’s Brew Works in Bethlehem, PA. This listening session will focus on your concerns about pressing watershed issues in the Lehigh Valley. PennFuture wants to hear from you about the critical environmental and water quality issues central to your organization’s mission. PennFuture’s goal is to learn more about your efforts to address these issues as well as areas you believe require more attention. For more information and to RSVP please contact Emily Rinaldi at rinaldi@pennfuture.org.

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Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

Schuylkill River Recreation Summit, Pottstown, PA

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On Friday, March 16th, Schuylkill Action Network will be hosting the free Schuylkill River Recreation Summit to get feedback on recreation in the River. The Schuylkill Action Network formed a Recreation workgroup as a result of increased recreation in and along the Schuylkill River and its tributaries. This workgroup wants public feedback on potential projects connecting recreation and water quality, and to better engage recreational users as environmental stewards. Lunch will be provided, register for the event here.

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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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Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

One Bug 2018 11th Annual Kick Off Party, Hancock, NY

Friends of the Upper Delaware River are kicking off their annual fundraising event called One Bug with food, drink, music, and an auction on Friday, April 27th. Register for the kick off to support an organization that works to defend the Upper Delaware. One Bug takes place over three days from April 27th to April 29th and you can find out more information here.

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Apr
28
5:30 PM17:30

Foods of the Delaware Highlands, Hawley, PA

The Delaware Highlands Conservancy presents their annual Foods of the Delaware Highlands wine and food pairing dinner. This annual gathering celebrates the beautiful region and shared success in protecting the lands and waters. This highly anticipated annual dinner is the Conservancy’s primary benefit event, and the fee includes a four-course meal. The event will feature delicious farm-to-fork cuisine prepared with locally grown and produced organic ingredients, paired with appropriate fine wines. 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. Register here.

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May
16
9:00 AM09:00

National Conference on Health Disparities, Philadelphia, PA

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The 11th Annual National Conference on Health Disparities, hosted by the Medical University of South Carolina, will be taking place in Philadelphia, PA from May 16th to May 19th. The event aims to reducing health disparities through sustaining and strengthening healthy communities. For more information and agenda, visit the events website.

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Jan
15
10:00 AM10:00

MLK Day Clean-Up in Tacony Creek Park, Philadelphia, PA

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Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership is hosting a volunteer park cleanup in Tacony Creek Park for Martin Luther King Day of Service. Volunteers will spend time cleaning up trash and clearing debris from the trails. Dress warmly, work gloves will be provided.

At 12:00pm volunteers will be invited inside New Life Church across the street for a free pizza lunch and a watershed environmental education lesson. Students seeking to fulfill community service hours are welcome to bring their paperwork to be signed by staff for their volunteer service. Family and friends welcome.

Contact Robin at robin@ttfwatershed.org or 215-744-1853 to register.

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Jan
13
10:00 AM10:00

Eagle Watch Bus Tour, Lackawaxen, PA

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Delaware Highlands Conservancy presents their Eagle Watch Bus Tour on January 13, 2018. 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. Dress warmly in layers and wear waterproof boots. Bring binoculars, camera, and snacks. Registration is required.

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Jan
11
1:00 PM13:00

Webinar: Fundraising Essentials - All In! Fundraising as a Team

Fundraising is a team effort. There are separate and distinct roles for each member of the team, which can be blurred, depending on the organization. This session explores board and staff fundraising responsibilities; the role of the development committee; the time and energy involved in each step of the fundraising cycle; and common fundraising mistakes.

Fundraising Essentials for Success, a series developed by River Network’s Leadership Development Institute, covers best practices and strategies for focused, effective fundraising. Participants also receive resources including templates, worksheets, and customizable materials to build their fundraising programs.

Registration closes January 9th at 1:00 PM. Reserve your spot today

Are you a paid member of River Network?

This webinar series is FREE to current dues-paying members of River Network. Organizational members can register an unlimited number of individuals for any or all of these webinar sessions, but each person must register independently.

If you are NOT a current member and would like to register for this training, please join our network HERE and gain access to this and many other member benefits and discounts. If you are unsure about your member status, please contact Victoria Yu for assistance.

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Additional Webinars in the Series

Session#3 – All In! How to Fundraise as a Team
Date: Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 @ 1-2pm Eastern Learn more and register here.

Session#4 – Making “the Ask” – From Prospecting to Follow-up
Date: Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 @ 1-2pm Eastern Learn more and register here.

Session#5 – Fundraising 2.0: New Tactics and Technology
Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018 @ 1-2pm Eastern Learn more and register here.

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Jan
10
6:30 PM18:30

Master Watershed Steward Program Information Session, Allentown, PA

This is the first of three information sessions for the Lehigh and Northampton Counties Master Watershed Steward Program. More information can be found on the PennState Extension website.

This program is sponsored by: Penn State Extension, the Watershed Coalition of the Lehigh Valley, Northampton County Conservation District, Appalachian Mountain Club, Lehigh Gap Nature Center, Wildlands Conservancy, Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Nurture Nature Center, and PA Department of Conservation of Natural Resources.

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Jan
10
12:00 AM00:00

Application Deadline for the Delaware River Watershed Fellowship, Wallingford, PA

The Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) presents the Delaware River Watershed Fellowship program, which is an intensive leadership and skills training and provides the opportunity to learn and collaborate with regional and national networks. Through immersive retreats, emerging leaders hone their leadership styles, improve their strategy and organizational development skills, and strengthen their capacity to work with diverse constituencies. With the assistance of professional coaching and peer learning, each Fellow develops a Personal and Professional Leadership Plan and structures to support that plan.

The deadline to apply for the Delaware River Watershed Fellowship program is Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Applicants must work in Delaware, New Jersey, New York, or Pennsylvania in the Delaware River watershed, and have at least three years of work experience. To apply and learn more about requirements, visit ELP's website.

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Jan
9
7:00 PM19:00

River Talk: History of Apples, Asbury (Warren County), NJ

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Musconetcong Watershed Association is hosting an evening with local orchardist, Peter Tischler, to learn about the long and colorful history of apples as well as the ecological conditions that make apples thrive. Peter raises apples at two local farms in Asbury (Warren County), NJ. He is the head orchardist at Ironbound Cider and has over 1,000 trees under organic management at Comeback Farm. Peter will have samples to taste and enjoy! Find out more here.

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Dec
31
10:00 AM10:00

New Year's Eve Museum Day & Fireworks, Philadelphia, PA

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Independence Seaport Museum is ringing in the New Year with Sugarhouse's fireworks on the Delaware River waterfront in Philadelphia, PA and a day of fun at the museum beforehand. If you arrive between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., you can visit the museum galleries and historic ships. Kids can also embark on a holiday-themed scavenger hunt adventure throughout the museum. Get your tickets and find out more here. The fireworks start at 6 p.m.

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Dec
25
12:30 PM12:30

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

This is the second of two reenactments of 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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Dec
23
2:00 PM14:00

Science Saturday: The Schuylkill River & You, Philadelphia, PA

Fairmount Water Works is hosting Science Saturday: “The Schuylkill River & You!” This is a free, family-friendly event. Rivers provide drinking water and a habitat for wildlife. Discover the many ways you are connected to the Schuylkill River, and how you can protect these waters from the harmful effects of water pollution. Find out more details online here.

Activities include:
“Fishing Around” – Survey the number of fish and species in your “river” to help determine pollution levels.
“Where Does the Water Go?” – Follow the journey of water from the river, to the treatment plants, and to your home.
“Your Impact on the Schuylkill” – Learn how to reduce your carbon footprint by reducing the amount of trash you produce. Make the pledge to protect our river.

 

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Dec
17
10:00 AM10:00

Hiking the Trails at West End Regional Park, Brodheadsville, PA

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Brodhead Watershed Association is hosting a FREE guided hike in West End Regional Park (578 Evergreen Hollow Rd, Brodheadsville, PA) on Sunday, Dec. 17th.

The 244-acre West End Regional Park has a recent addition built by volunteers: a network of single-track trails to challenge mountain bikers and hikers.

Carol Hillestad of Brodhead Watershed Association will guide a moderate to challenging hike of about 2 miles exploring the new network. Please register by calling 570-839-1120 or 570-629-2727; or email info@brodheadwatershed.org.

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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
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
10
10:00 AM10:00

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

This is the first of two reenactments of 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. Find out more details here.

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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
3
12:00 PM12:00

If Trees Could Talk Hike at Glades Wildlife Refuge, Newport, NJ

Lace-up sturdy boots and join Natural Lands for a vigorous hike through a vast, marshy area known as Bear Swamp, located within Natural Lands’ expansive Glades Wildlife Refuge. In this remarkable old-growth forest—where the Jersey Pine Barrens meets Delaware Bayshore habitat—Bald Eagles soar and woodpeckers tap on hollow trees.

Natural Lands’ staff members Steve Eisenhauer and Brian Johnson guide this fascinating hike, where you’ll touch 450-year old trees, and learn about climate, wildlife, and more. Registration is required.

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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 part of a horseshoe crab beach restoration project 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
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
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
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
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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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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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
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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