Watershed Conference 2016 Program



Draft Program


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                        Friday, April 22, 2016, Ramapo College of New Jersey 

505 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, N.J. 07430, In the Trustee’s Pavilion

9:30 ­­- Coffee and Bagels

10:00 – Peter Mercer, President, Ramapo College: ­Opening Remarks

10: 15 – Chuck Stead, PhD: Ford Paint Sludge Cleanup along Torne Brook

10:45 – David Kluesner, Community Affairs Manager for the U.S. EPA, Region 2 and Patricia Seppi, Community Liaison: Community Engagement at Superfund Sites in North Jersey:  Pompton Lakes, Ringwood and Passaic River.

 11:15 – Bill Wolfe, NJ PEER: Pompton Lakes: Acid Brook Cleanup and Dredging Issues

 11:40 – Suzy Allman, MyHarriman.com: Trail Towns along the Ramapo River

                                       12 noon – 1:10 pm – Lunch


1:15 ­- Nancy Gibbs: Poem with Slide ShowA Sludge Dumping Song for the Ramapoughs/Ramapos featuring The Sludge Dumper Blues

1:30 – Geoff Welch: Images of Historic Ramapo River Bridges – Gone But Not Completely Forgotten

2:00 – Daniel Van Abs, PhD, PP/AICP:  Addressing Protecting Water Resource in County and Municipal Master Plans

2:30 – Matt Smith, Food & Water Watch­: Pilgrim Pipelines NJ     Kate Hudson, River Keeper: Pilgrim Pipelines NY

3:00 – Ramapo Capstone EIS Class: Pilgrim Pipelines Impacts

3:30- Emile DeVito: Threats to Highland Forests in New Jersey

4:00 – Reception

Register at geoffwelch@gmail.com

 The 21t Ramapo River Watershed Conference is at Ramapo College on Friday, April 22, 2016. Come to this free event and get the latest information on the environmental cleanup and remediations underway in the watershed in NY and NJ.  Learn about pending development and preservation efforts. The main conservation concern this year is the controversial Pilgrim oil Pipelines proposal.


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