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Watershed Stormwater Conference

December 11, 2017
9:00 amto5:00 pm

Hosted by the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association

Location: 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington NJ 08534

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Stormwater is a significant problem in New Jersey. From severe flooding to intense droughts and polluted drinking water, there are direct and indirect impacts on our health and safety.

Come learn from New Jersey’s experts about stormwater problems and solutions on Monday, December 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m at the Watershed Center in Pennington. See the total extent of impacts of polluted runoff and find out how you can get involved. Understand what to look for in reviewing a stormwater management plan and learn how other jurisdictions are handling the problem. Then wrap the day up with a discussion about the future needs of New Jersey’s stormwater management.

Hear from experts at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, Princeton Hydro, the National Resources Defense Council, and others.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast. Lunch will also be provided. Advance tickets are $25.00.

We welcome NGO’s, engineers, members of Environmental Commissions, Planning and Zoning Boards, as well as members of the general public interested in learning about the problems and solutions surrounding stormwater.

Webinar: Exploring the Green Infrastructure Workforce

November 15, 2017
1:00 pmto2:30 pm

Part of the Soak Up The Rain New England Webinar Series

Location: online

Registration and more information

As the number of green infrastructure projects like rain gardens, bioswales, green
streets, green roofs and other best management practices expands, there is
growing interest in the possibility that the green stormwater movement may be a
potential source of jobs for local residents, including low-income and/or diverse
neighborhoods. This webinar will share information on key occupations
involved in installation, maintenance and monitoring of urban green
infrastructure, highlight findings from “Exploring the Green Infrastructure
Workforce,” (a national study by Jobs for the Future), and highlight examples of
existing and emerging job training and certification programs. Presenters include:

 Kevin Doyle, Principal, Green Economy, will report on findings and
recommendations from Exploring the Green Infrastructure
Workforce, a national study from Jobs for the Future that identifies and
describes key occupations involved in the installation, maintenance,
and monitoring of urban green infrastructure.

 Bethany Bezak, Green Infrastructure Manager, DC Clean Rivers
Project, DC Water and Sewer Authority, will discuss DC Water’s
leadership role in creating the National Green Infrastructure
Certification Program (NGICP), and launching job training and
contracting initiative for local residents to secure certification and be
hired into entry-level jobs.

 Amelia Rose, Executive Director, Groundwork Rhode Island, will
report on development and initial results from landscaping job training
programs that relate to green stormwater infrastructure.

 Charlie Jewell, Director of Planning and Sustainability, Boston
Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC), will speak on how the
commission is examining job training/workforce initiatives relating to
green infrastructure, including BWSC’s involvement in the National
Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP).

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