Upcoming Continuing Education Classes

04 Aug 2015 12:44 PM | Kelly McCormick

Below is a list of upcoming continuing education classes that may be of interest to NJSWEP members. 

From Montclair State University Continuing Education for Environmental Professionals (CEEP):


October 23, 2015

Regulatory Training in Underground Storage Tanks

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Montclair State University

30 Normal Avenue

Montclair, NJ

Is it time to renew your license?  If you are becoming UST certified for the first time or if your certification is in need of renewal, this class is for you! The NJDEP requires professionals who work on USTs to be trained, certified/recertified every three (3) years. This NJDEP approved course fulfills the NJDEP course requirements for regulatory training and must be taken within one year prior to renewal. Professional engineers and plumbing contractors, exempt from the certification examination, must attend the course within one year of certification.

Register on-line: http://www.montclair.edu/csam/ceep

From Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education:

Vegetation Identification for Wetland Delineation: South

September 10-11, 2015


Harold N. Peek Preserve

2100 Route 47 South, Millville, NJ 08332



Plants are the most obvious clues to wetland boundaries. This two-day field course will teach you how to draw a wetland line by identifying a variety of upland and wetland plant species. This is a field-based course, so please dress accordingly for the outdoors.


More information: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/eh0201ca.html




Wetland Construction: Planning and Functional Design

September 28-29, 2015


Rutgers Eco Complex

1200 Florence-Columbus Rd, Bordentown, NJ 08505


Building on your understanding of wetland functions, this course will guide you on the many factors required to plan and design a functional wetland with an emphasis on two key components that drive success: DDT (depth, duration & timing) of site hydrology and the landscape position. Through both classroom lessons and field training at a constructed wetland complex, you’ll learn "real world" applications, including:


  • ·         Hydrogeomorphology: The importance of landscape position and where water is coming from
  • ·         Water Budget Calculation: Water inputs/outputs and TR-55 runoff curves
  • ·         The Thornthwaite Method: One method for calculating evapotranspiration
  • ·         Hydrographs: Create useable hydrographs for presentation of your wetland design
  • ·         And much more!


More information: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/eh0603ca.html




Methodology for Delineating Wetlands

October 20-23, 2015


Somerset County Environmental Education Center - Lord Stirling Park

190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920


Learn the methods of the experts! This four-day course will introduce you to delineating wetlands using the Federal Interagency Wetland Delineation Manual, which is required for use in New Jersey. Techniques taught will also be applicable to individuals interested in using the 1987 Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual.


Learn how to recognize key indicators of wetlands (hydrophytic vegetation, hydric soils and other signs of wetland hydrology) and how to use them to follow the delineation methods outlined in the manual.  Immediately apply criteria learned in the classroom while performing wetland determinations during team field exercises.


More information: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/eh0401ca.html




Introduction to Wetland Identification

October 21, 2015


Somerset County Environmental Education Center - Lord Stirling Park

190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920


In this one-day combination classroom and field course, a nationally recognized wetlands expert will review the skills you need to identify freshwater wetlands and their boundaries and introduce you to wetland plant identification and soil recognition. You will learn:


  • ·         Why wetlands are important
  • ·         How they differ
  • ·         What indicators are used for wetland identification
  • ·         About the current regulations in New Jersey


You'll also find out how to access and use government maps in order to identify wetlands on your property, on lands you may be interested in purchasing or on properties on which you conduct environmental, landscaping or other site development or remediation work. You'll even get a simple introduction to the practice of wetland delineation (the technical skill of determining a wetlands precise boundaries) --- all in one day!


More information: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/eh0102ca.html




Identification of Tidal Wetland Plants

October 8-9, 2015


Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve (JCNERR)

130 Great Bay Blvd., Tuckerton, NJ 08087


Whether you work in salt marshes or freshwater wetlands on the Coastal Plain, you will find this course invaluable. It begins with a brief introduction to wetland plant characteristics and the easy-to-use keys in the instructor's book - "Field Guide to Tidal Wetland Plants of the Northeastern U.S. and Neighboring Canada." The book covers over 500 plants found in saline and freshwater wetlands across the region. The rest of the course is field-oriented with hands-on learning to recognize the characteristic plants of tidal wetlands in the Mid-Atlantic region. Students work in small groups to use the keys to identify plants. Field exercise begin with trips to local salt marshes, then to brackish marshes, and ends in a slightly brackish marsh where many plants common to the region's freshwater wetlands can be found. Join us for a day in the field with an ecologist with over 40 years of experience in wetlands.


More information: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/eh0204ca.html




Understanding Advanced Stormwater Management Techniques

October 26, 2015


Cook Student Center

59 Biel Rd, New Brunswick, NJ 08901


This course will focus on the design, construction and maintenance of bioretention, gravel wetland, constructed wetland and infiltration type stormwater management BMPs. Although promoted over the past 10 years by the NJDEP, advanced stormwater management techniques still tend to be incorrectly constructed, utilized improperly or inadequately maintained. This has often led to basin failures or conditions that compromise the functionality of these BMPs.


This course will review the design, construction and maintenance fundamentals associated with these techniques, with particular attention given to gravel wetland and bioretention BMPs.


More information: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/ew0303ca.html

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