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Green Stormwater Infrastructure Operation and Maintenance Course

November 2, 2017
8:00 amto5:00 pm

On November 2, 3, and 10, the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia’s GSI Partners will offer its third annual GSI Operation and Maintenance Course for landscape professionals to learn best practices and advance their skills and working knowledge of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) and sustainable stormwater management.

GSI practices require regular maintenance to ensure they continue to perform as intended, which in turn, helps to ensure that the stormwater regulations driving Green City, Clean Waters are being met. As the number of installed best management practices (BMPs) increase on public and private properties, and as more operation and maintenance agreements continue to be enforced, the need for GSI maintenance is increasing. This growing need creates a significant business opportunity for local landscape professionals to get involved. This course intends to both address the growing need for GSI maintenance and to equip landscape professionals interested in developing their service portfolio in the operations and maintenance of public and private green stormwater infrastructure projects so they can best take advantage of the emerging opportunities.

The three-day course features two classroom days and one field day and will provide landscape contractors and grounds managers with an understanding of the importance of operations and maintenance (O+M) of vegetated stormwater management practices, as well as of the tasks involved. Students will leave this course with a basic understanding of the regulatory context of stormwater management, BMPs and their components, how to maintain the vegetation and above-ground components using adaptive and prescriptive management techniques, and how to diagnose and respond to safety and performance issues.

Location: Temple university and La Salle University

Registration and more information

Lead in Drinking Water Results Ready for ‘Back to School’ Season

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

This first analysis done at the statewide level shows that lead is present in drinking water in more than 300 schools in districts of all sizes and from all parts of New Jersey.

The Housing Affordability Question

October 11, 2017
7:30 amto10:30 am

Come discuss the local housing market conditions, hear what other cities are doing and from leaders and practitioners on the ground on both sides of the river to explore what is possible here in Greater Philadelphia to ensure an adequate and equitable supply of housing. Seven years into an uneven recovery, escalating housing costs in parts of the Philadelphia area are putting financial pressure on many workers, especially those from low, moderate, and middle-income households.  Yet with scarce public sector housing subsidies and uncertain incentives, private investment remains central to maintaining housing options that are competitive and affordable for workers living in our communities and to our region’s growth.

Location: WHYY, 150 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia

More information and registration

 

Webinar: Plug Into the Electric Vehicle Boom

September 19, 2017
6:30 pmto7:30 pm

The headlines are filled with game-changing developments in vehicle electrification, driven by the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from conventional vehicles.  Price parity and increased range on electric vehicles (EVs) are enhancing their appeal to buyers. EVs also represent an important energy innovation that will have a profound impact on electric markets, energy infrastructure, and the environment.

To fully tap the potential of this fast-growing market, easy access to vehicle charging stations will be vital.

Find out about:

  • What’s happening around the world and in New Jersey to foster development of electric vehicle infrastructure;
  • How municipalities can be at the vanguard of this important movement and meet local demand for public and workplace charging stations.

Speakers:

  • Pamela Frank, CEO of ChargEVC, a coalition of industry, utility and nonprofit partners who are working to expand and accelerate the adoption of EVs in New Jersey
  • Amanda Nesheiwat, Environmental Coordinator for the Town of Secaucus, which has installed four EV charging stations and has become a municipal member of ChargEVC.

Please register by September 12. 
Registration fee: $10
If your commission/committee is on the ANJEC Workshop Plan, there is no charge to attend.  

Webinar: Funding Coastal retreat Through Federal and State Programs

September 8, 2017
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

This webinar, hosted by the Climigration Network, will focus on the National Flood Insurance Program and the various issues and likely debate related to reauthorization, which is anticipated in 2018. John A. Miller, who will present the webinar, will share his insights from the work he’s been performing in Senator Menendez’s office and the Office of Management and Budget in Washington for the past year.

Climigration Network Event page

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://cbuilding.zoom.us/j/688344745

Or join by phone: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)

Meeting ID: 688 344 745

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Highlands Council Draft RMP Amendment Procedure Hearing

September 20, 2017
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

The Highlands Council has scheduled six public hearings to solicit public comment on a draft procedure for considering proposals to amend the Highlands Regional Master Plan. Hearing dates/times are subject to the Governor’s veto review period following receipt of the Council’s minutes of its August 17, 2017 meeting. Members of the public are invited to attend to provide comments on the Procedure for Considering Proposals to Amend the Highlands Regional Master Plan. No pre-registration is required, but space is limited. Attendees will be asked to sign in.

Draft RMP Addendum 2017-01 Procedure for Considering Proposals to Amend the Highlands Regional Master Plan (PDF)

More information

Hearing schedule:

September 14, 2017
9:30am – 11:30am
New Jersey Highlands Council
100 North Road (Route 513)
Chester, NJ 07930

September 14, 2017
4:00pm – 6:00pm
New Jersey Highlands Council
100 North Road (Route 513)
Chester, NJ 07930

September 20, 2017
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Silas Condict County Park,
The “Casino”
100 Kinnelon Road
Kinnelon, NJ 07405

September 20, 2017
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Department of Land Preservation
County of Warren
(Pollution Control Financing Authority Bldg – lower level)
500 Mount Pisgah Avenue
Oxford, NJ 07863

September 25, 2017
9:30am – 11:30am
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
1st Floor Public Hearing Room
401 E. State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625

September 26, 2017
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Hopatcong Municipal Building
111 River Styx Road
Hopatcong, NJ 07843

Highlands Council Draft RMP Amendment Procedure

September 14, 2017
4:00 pmto6:00 pm

The Highlands Council has scheduled six public hearings to solicit public comment on a draft procedure for considering proposals to amend the Highlands Regional Master Plan. Hearing dates/times are subject to the Governor’s veto review period following receipt of the Council’s minutes of its August 17, 2017 meeting. Members of the public are invited to attend to provide comments on the Procedure for Considering Proposals to Amend the Highlands Regional Master Plan. No pre-registration is required, but space is limited. Attendees will be asked to sign in.

Draft RMP Addendum 2017-01 Procedure for Considering Proposals to Amend the Highlands Regional Master Plan (PDF)

More information

Hearing schedule:

September 14, 2017
9:30am – 11:30am
New Jersey Highlands Council
100 North Road (Route 513)
Chester, NJ 07930

September 14, 2017
4:00pm – 6:00pm
New Jersey Highlands Council
100 North Road (Route 513)
Chester, NJ 07930

September 20, 2017
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Silas Condict County Park,
The “Casino”
100 Kinnelon Road
Kinnelon, NJ 07405

September 20, 2017
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Department of Land Preservation
County of Warren
(Pollution Control Financing Authority Bldg – lower level)
500 Mount Pisgah Avenue
Oxford, NJ 07863

September 25, 2017
9:30am – 11:30am
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
1st Floor Public Hearing Room
401 E. State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625

September 26, 2017
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Hopatcong Municipal Building
111 River Styx Road
Hopatcong, NJ 07843

Highlands Council Draft RMP Amendment Procedure Hearing

September 26, 2017
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

The Highlands Council has scheduled six public hearings to solicit public comment on a draft procedure for considering proposals to amend the Highlands Regional Master Plan. Hearing dates/times are subject to the Governor’s veto review period following receipt of the Council’s minutes of its August 17, 2017 meeting. Members of the public are invited to attend to provide comments on the Procedure for Considering Proposals to Amend the Highlands Regional Master Plan. No pre-registration is required, but space is limited. Attendees will be asked to sign in.

Draft RMP Addendum 2017-01 Procedure for Considering Proposals to Amend the Highlands Regional Master Plan (PDF)

More information

Hearing schedule:

September 14, 2017
9:30am – 11:30am
New Jersey Highlands Council
100 North Road (Route 513)
Chester, NJ 07930

September 14, 2017
4:00pm – 6:00pm
New Jersey Highlands Council
100 North Road (Route 513)
Chester, NJ 07930

September 20, 2017
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Silas Condict County Park,
The “Casino”
100 Kinnelon Road
Kinnelon, NJ 07405

September 20, 2017
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Department of Land Preservation
County of Warren
(Pollution Control Financing Authority Bldg – lower level)
500 Mount Pisgah Avenue
Oxford, NJ 07863

September 25, 2017
9:30am – 11:30am
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
1st Floor Public Hearing Room
401 E. State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625

September 26, 2017
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Hopatcong Municipal Building
111 River Styx Road
Hopatcong, NJ 07843

Highlands Council Draft RMP Amendment Procedure Hearing

September 25, 2017
9:30 amto11:30 am

The Highlands Council has scheduled six public hearings to solicit public comment on a draft procedure for considering proposals to amend the Highlands Regional Master Plan. Hearing dates/times are subject to the Governor’s veto review period following receipt of the Council’s minutes of its August 17, 2017 meeting. Members of the public are invited to attend to provide comments on the Procedure for Considering Proposals to Amend the Highlands Regional Master Plan. No pre-registration is required, but space is limited. Attendees will be asked to sign in.

Draft RMP Addendum 2017-01 Procedure for Considering Proposals to Amend the Highlands Regional Master Plan (PDF)

More information

Hearing schedule:

September 14, 2017
9:30am – 11:30am
New Jersey Highlands Council
100 North Road (Route 513)
Chester, NJ 07930

September 14, 2017
4:00pm – 6:00pm
New Jersey Highlands Council
100 North Road (Route 513)
Chester, NJ 07930

September 20, 2017
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Silas Condict County Park,
The “Casino”
100 Kinnelon Road
Kinnelon, NJ 07405

September 20, 2017
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Department of Land Preservation
County of Warren
(Pollution Control Financing Authority Bldg – lower level)
500 Mount Pisgah Avenue
Oxford, NJ 07863

September 25, 2017
9:30am – 11:30am
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
1st Floor Public Hearing Room
401 E. State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625

September 26, 2017
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Hopatcong Municipal Building
111 River Styx Road
Hopatcong, NJ 07843

Highlands Council Draft RMP Amendment Procedure Hearing

September 20, 2017
1:00 pmto3:00 pm

The Highlands Council has scheduled six public hearings to solicit public comment on a draft procedure for considering proposals to amend the Highlands Regional Master Plan. Hearing dates/times are subject to the Governor’s veto review period following receipt of the Council’s minutes of its August 17, 2017 meeting. Members of the public are invited to attend to provide comments on the Procedure for Considering Proposals to Amend the Highlands Regional Master Plan. No pre-registration is required, but space is limited. Attendees will be asked to sign in.

Draft RMP Addendum 2017-01 Procedure for Considering Proposals to Amend the Highlands Regional Master Plan (PDF)

More information

Hearing schedule:

September 14, 2017
9:30am – 11:30am
New Jersey Highlands Council
100 North Road (Route 513)
Chester, NJ 07930

September 14, 2017
4:00pm – 6:00pm
New Jersey Highlands Council
100 North Road (Route 513)
Chester, NJ 07930

September 20, 2017
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Silas Condict County Park,
The “Casino”
100 Kinnelon Road
Kinnelon, NJ 07405

September 20, 2017
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Department of Land Preservation
County of Warren
(Pollution Control Financing Authority Bldg – lower level)
500 Mount Pisgah Avenue
Oxford, NJ 07863

September 25, 2017
9:30am – 11:30am
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
1st Floor Public Hearing Room
401 E. State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625

September 26, 2017
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Hopatcong Municipal Building
111 River Styx Road
Hopatcong, NJ 07843

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