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Archive for January, 2016

Winter Storm Jonas Assistance Workshop Wildwood

February 4, 2016
11:15 amto4:15 pm

Representatives from several agencies, including Community Affairs, Human Services, Environmental Protection and the Economic Development Authority will be present to answer questions.

Location: Wildwood Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk 

Winter Storm Jonas Assistance Workshop Sea Isle City

February 4, 2016
11:15 amto4:15 pm

Representatives from several agencies, including Community Affairs, Human Services, Environmental Protection and the Economic Development Authority will be present to answer questions.

Location: Sea Isle City Library, 4800 Central Ave. 

Flood Hazard Certificate Program III: Environmental Standards

April 13, 2016
9:00 amto4:30 pm

New certificate program designed for people who prepare or review flood-hazard area applications.

This class will cover environmental standards such as regulated vs. non-regulated waters, reserving fishery resources, water quality, channel stability, erosion issues and more.

Part I: Overview takes place March 3, 2016

Part II: Engineering Standards takes place March 21, 2016.

Location for all classes: Bordentown, N.J.

More information and registration

Flood Hazard Certificate Program II: Engineering Standards

March 21, 2016
9:00 amto4:30 pm

New certificate program designed for people who prepare or review flood-hazard area applications.

This class will cover engineering standards such as FEMA flood mapping, design standards for tidal vs. fluvial areas, elevation requirements for buildings, bridges, culverts, calculation methods and more.

Part I: Overview takes place March 3, 2016

Part III: Environmental Standards takes place April 13, 2016.

Location for all classes: Bordentown, N.J.

More information and registration

Flood Hazard Certificate Program I: Overview

March 3, 2016
9:00 amto4:30 pm

New certificate program designed for people who prepare or review flood-hazard area applications.

For this class, NJDEP instructors will give an overview of NJ’s flood hazard area permitting process and address design and construction standards for activities within and near surface waters.

Part II: Engineering Standards takes place March 21, 2016

Part III: Environmental Standards takes place April 13, 2016.

Location for all classes: Bordentown, N.J.

More information and registration

Bayside Flooding Highlights Inherent Vulnerability of Barrier Islands

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Bayside flooding during winter storm Jonas highlights just how vulnerable New Jersey’s barrier islands are. ‘Soft defense’ measures seem to offer the most effective long-term approaches.

Overcoming Developer Obstacles to Redevelopment

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

As redevelopment becomes the norm for accommodating growth in New Jersey, a new report identifies the drivers of redevelopment cost and risk, and highlights strategies to reduce them.

Fixing Flooding in Communities Through Collaboration

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority’s collaborative efforts and innovative funding on green and grey infrastructure projects earned national recognition from the Environmental Council of the States.

Highlands Council Public Information Session, Haskell

February 11, 2016
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

The Highlands Council will update the public on the Regional Master Plan Monitoring Program and present draft indicators. This is NOT a public hearing, but rather informational sessions where members of the public are invited to attend to learn more about this process. A brief overview presentation will be given at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., with the remaining time available for attendees to review materials that will be available around the room and ask follow-up questions. The Monitoring Program evaluates progress toward achieving the goals of the Highlands Regional Master Plan. The program requires identification of indicators and milestones to measure the impact of the Regional Master Plan on water resources, agriculture, housing, transportation, and economic development within the Highlands Region. No pre-registration is required, but space is limited. Attendees will be asked to sign in. Any schedule change due to weather conditions will be announced on the Council’s web site.

Location: Wanaque Education, Passaic County Community College, 500 Union Ave., Haskell, NJ 07420

Highlands Council Public Information Session, Washington

February 9, 2016
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

The Highlands Council will update the public on the Regional Master Plan Monitoring Program and present draft indicators. This is NOT a public hearing, but rather informational sessions where members of the public are invited to attend to learn more about this process. A brief overview presentation will be given at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., with the remaining time available for attendees to review materials that will be available around the room and ask follow-up questions. The Monitoring Program evaluates progress toward achieving the goals of the Highlands Regional Master Plan. The program requires identification of indicators and milestones to measure the impact of the Regional Master Plan on water resources, agriculture, housing, transportation, and economic development within the Highlands Region. No pre-registration is required, but space is limited. Attendees will be asked to sign in. Any schedule change due to weather conditions will be announced on the Council’s web site.

Location: Cafeteria, Warren County Technical School, 1500 Route 57, Washington, NJ 07882

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