Sustainable Raritan River Mini-Conference, December 5. Register now!

November 18, 2013

The Bloustein School’s Sustainable Raritan River Initiative will host the Sustainable Raritan River Mini-Conference on Thursday, December 5 at Duke Farms. This free mini-conference will pick up where the June conference left off, highlighting current issues of concern including exploring public access issues along the Raritan River and her tributaries, projecting the effects of climate change on the river basin, and will present planning tools to help communities and organizations become more climate resilient. The event will also explore regional conservation planning and wetlands restoration especially as it relates to stormwater management.

Participants will experience a working tour of the restoration work at Duke Farms (appropriate footwear and dressing in layers is recommended for this part), have the opportunity to network with members of the Sustainable Raritan River Collaborative and to meet other Raritan stakeholders, and learn about many of the hiking, biking, paddling, fishing, birding and clean-up organizations in the Raritan Region.

Coach Barn, Duke Farms

Coach Barn, Duke Farms

The mini-conference is free and open to the public but RSVP is required. Send an email to blueraritan@ejb.rutgers.edu in order to register  In the body of the email include the full name, organization or municipality, phone number and email address for each person attending, and indicate whether you wish to purchase lunch. There is no charge for the mini-conference, but lunch will be offered at cost to those who wish to participate (less than $20).

The event will begin at 8:45 a.m. and conclude at approximately 3:00 p.m. Duke Farms is located at 1112 Dukes Parkway West, Hillsborough, NJ.

The Sustainable Raritan River Mini-Conference is especially for municipal leaders, business leaders, county officials, non-profit organizations, state and federal government officials, environmental commissions, and civic-minded residents of all Raritan River Basin communities.

CEUs:  We are seeking professional continuing education credits for architects, engineers, floodplain managers, foresters, shade tree commissioners, planners, and public works managers.

 

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