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Archive for September, 2018

2nd Annual New Jersey Watershed Conference

November 2, 2018
9:30 amto4:00 pm

The 2nd Annual New Jersey Watershed Conference is an educational event that aims to advance knowledge and communications on issues related to water quality and quantity across the state. Attendance is welcomed from environmental professionals, government officials, and interested members of the general public.

The conference will feature a variety of presentations from local experts on watershed management, stormwater, green infrastructure, and the problems and solutions related to the health of our watersheds. $25 registration includes lunch.

Location: The Watershed Institute, 31 Titus Mill Rd., Pennington, NJ 08534

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Stormwater Camp: A Summer Week To Remember

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

A stormwater-themed summer camp in Sussex County, funded for the last two summers by New Jersey Future, teaches green infrastructure to its school-age campers.

Opportunity Zones Conference

October 29, 2018
8:00 amto11:30 am

Ted Zangari of Sills Cummis facilitates a discussion with Senator Corey Booker and Governor Phil Murphy (tentative) on the impact of Opportunity Zones in New Jersey. Continental breakfast to be served.

Location: Hyatt Regency New Brunswick, 2 Albany St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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New Jersey Multifamily: Developments & Investments Taking Hold All Across the Garden State

December 7, 2018
7:30 amto10:30 am

Join Bisnow and real estate pros from across the Garden State as they break down the investment and development trends to watch in 2019. There will be breakfast provided and networking opportunities before and after the panels.

Location: Venue TBA by November 6

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23rd Annual New Jersey Land Conservation Rally

April 12, 2019

The Rally is a one-day educational and networking conference about open space and farmland preservation in New Jersey. This year’s theme is: Conservation Innovations in a Changing World.

Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 2 Albany Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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New Jersey Citizen Science Forum

October 23, 2018
9:00 amto4:00 pm

The Citizen Science Forum, co-hosted by EPA Region 2, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and The Watershed Institute, brings together New Jersey environmental organizations to discuss key issues impacting the volunteer water monitoring community. Registration for this FREE citizen science forum is limited. Optional box lunch is available for $13.

Location: The Watershed Institute, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, NJ 08534

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Webinar: Droughts and Flooding

September 25, 2018
2:00 pmto3:30 pm

In 2018, EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) and Office of Water (OW) will host monthly webinars to discuss challenges and treatment solutions for small drinking water and wastewater systems.

Location: Online

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Webinar: Opportunity Zones – Exploring their Potential to Drive Long-Term Revitalization Capital to Distressed Communities

September 27, 2018
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

Created as part of 2017 federal tax reform, the new Opportunity Zones program is designed to drive long-term capital to distressed communities by providing tax benefits for investments in Opportunity Funds. Join this webinar for a high-level overview of what Opportunity Zones are, how the program is structured, and a sense of the anticipated benefits and potential pitfalls as this enormous new mechanism for neighborhood revitalization gets underway.

Location: Online

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Webinar: Accessibility for All – Considerations for Including People with Disabilities in Shared Mobility Strategies

September 20, 2018
3:00 pmto4:15 pm

Join the National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM) and the Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) for a webinar discussing strategies to ensure that accessibility and equity are integrated in the design and implementation of shared-use mobility.

Location: Online

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Webinar: Leveraging Private Capital for Green Infrastructure Implementation

September 27, 2018
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

Working in two differently situated Great Lakes cities, a partnership of American Rivers, Corona Environmental Consulting, and the Water Environment Federation are collaborating with local agency and municipal partners in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Cleveland, Ohio to roll out green infrastructure funding strategies that will optimize public revenues, leverage private sector financing, and accelerate project delivery.

This presentation will discuss the background, history and context that led these agencies to consider a stormwater volumetric trading program, targeted grant programs and private sector capital as a means to address stormwater issues; an overview of stormwater exchange markets, using Grand Rapids, Michigan as a case study; and explore the various approaches to optimize grant programs, building off the partnership with the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD).

Location: Online

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