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Northwest New Jersey Rivers Conference:  Agenda

 

Day 1 - Thursday Nov. 12th 2PM - 5PM

 
2:00 - Welcome & Opening Plenary (Julia Somers, Dr Krassi Lazarova, Freeholder James Kern)
 
2:30 - Workshop 1 (Concurrent Sessions)
o   Carbon defense strategies & your forest (Pam Zipse)
o   Green solutions for addressing stormwater problems (Dr Chris Obropta)
o   Intro to dam removal in New Jersey (Beth Styler-Barry & Kyle Richter)

3:30 - Visit Virtual Exhibits and Poster Displays

3:45 - Workshop 2 (Concurrent Sessions)
o   Effectively managing lands for climate change (Leslie Sauer) 
o   Stormwater Utilities: A proven way to address water quality and stormwater infrastructure concerns (Adrienne Vicari)
o   Discovering Eco and Agro tourism opportunities in the NJ Highlands (John Donahue, Ben Spinelli, Frank Pinto)

4:45 - Visit Virtual Exhibits and Poster Displays

5PM - Wrap up the day + Optional Virtual Happy Hour and Networking.


Day 2 - Friday Nov. 13th 9AM - 12:30PM

 
9AM - Welcome and order of the day
 
9:10 - Workshop 1 (Concurrent Sessions)
o   Drink Fish Swim: Water quality and how we protect it (Nancy Lawler & Ellen Kohler)
o   NJ Conservation Blueprint: How land land development trends can be used for effective conservation planning (John Hasse & Eric Olsen)
o   Advocating at the Municipal Level: Understanding Municipal Land Use Law (Elliott Ruga, Alex Ambrose, Chris Miller)  

10:10 - Visit Virtual Exhibits and Poster Displays

10:20 - Workshop 2 (Concurrent Sessions)
o   Volunteer monitoring: How to survey streams & build volunteer monitoring capacity (Juniper Leifer & Erin Stretz)
o   What the HABs is going on? (Dr Stephen Souza) 
o   Acting locally to protect your rivers (Alex Ambrose & Jennifer Coffey)

11:20 - Visit Virtual Exhibits

11:30 - Keynote: Climate Change Impacts & New Jersey’s Waters (Dr David Robinson)

12:15 - Wrap up conference (Julia Somers)


 


 


 

 

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New Jersey Highlands Coalition

To protect, enhance and promote the vital water and other natural and cultural resources of the NJ Highlands for current & future generations.