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Developed Lands/Urban Conservation [clear filter]
Friday, March 17

9:00am EDT

Engaging Urban Communities on Sustainability Issues
The panel will present information and case studies on how to engage urban communities on issues around land stewardship, green infrastructure, healthy communities and clean water.  The panel will focus on activities to empower people and show them how they can make a difference.  Examples will be drawn from municipal action teams, environmental commissions, community liaisons and watershed educators on how to educate and activate residents and students around green infrastructure, clean water and sustainability in our urban communities.

 Approved for APA CM 1.25.
  • Participants who successfully complete this educational program will be awarded 1 NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hour (CEs). 
  • New Jersey Conservation Foundation has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health as a provider of New Jersey Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs).   

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Debbie Mans

Executive Director, NY/NJ Baykeeper
Debbie Mans has been Baykeeper and Executive Director since April, 2008. Prior to joining NY/NJ Baykeeper, Debbie was the Environmental and Energy Policy Advisor for Governor Jon S. Corzine. She was also appointed by Governor Corzine to the New Jersey State Planning Commission. Prior... Read More →
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Nicole Miller

Principal, MnM Consulting
Nicole Miller is a resident of Newark, member of the Newark Environmental Commission, member of Newark DIG (Doing Infrastructure Green!) and a GI REFORMER, which acts as a ward liaison between Newark DIG and the community to educate and engage residents on green infrastructure.  Nicole... Read More →
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Carolyn Rubinfeld

Watershed Ambassador, AmeriCorps
Carolyn Rubinfeld is currently the NJWAP Watershed Ambassador for WMA 4, the Lower Passaic and Saddle Watershed, where she offers free educational programs, community engagement opportunities, and training workshops.  She recently finished her Master's in Biology at Montclair State... Read More →

Friday March 17, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
Brunswick Ballroom B Lower Level

10:30am EDT

Improving Water Quality Through Land Use in Developed Areas
Members of the Camden Collaborative Initiative will discuss how their joint efforts in creating green infrastructure and developing a coordinated network of environmental professionals have improved water quality and mitigated stormwater flooding in Camden, New Jersey.

 Approved for APA CM 1.25.
  • Participants who successfully complete this educational program will be awarded 1 NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hour (CEs). 
  • New Jersey Conservation Foundation has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health as a provider of New Jersey Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs).   


Danielle Denk

Program Director, The Trust for Public Land
Danielle Denk joined TPL in 2011 as Program Manager for the Parks for People—Philadelphia program and leads park design and development of multiple schoolyard and park projects.  Her projects have received awards from Habitat for Humanity, the Van Allen Institute and ASLA.  She... Read More →
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Olivia Glenn

Regional Manager, South Jersey Metro, New Jersey Conservation Foundation
Olivia joined NJ Conservation Foundation as South Jersey Metro Regional Manager, with an emphasis on Camden.  Prior to that, Olivia worked in a charter school in Camden, and at NJDEP.  Olivia serves on the Pennsauken Environmental Commission and Camden County Open Space Committee... Read More →

Andrew Kricun

Executive Director, Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority
Andy Kricun is Executive Director/Chief Engineer of Camden County MUA, a wastewater treatment plant and regional sewer system. Mr. Kricun graduated with honors from Princeton University with a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. He also has a professional engineer’s license... Read More →

Louise C. Wilson

Green Infrastructure Manager, NJ Future
Louise Wilson manages New Jersey Future’s green infrastructure project, a program aimed at moving green stormwater infrastructure practices into the mainstream. She is a former mayor and committeewoman in Montgomery Township, and former member of the New Jersey State Planning Commission... Read More →

Friday March 17, 2017 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
Conference Room B Second Floor

2:00pm EDT

Partnering Stormwater Controls and Parkland
Municipalities throughout the state are confronted with many challenges in trying to eliminate combined sewer overflows (CSOs) or comply with NJDEP permitting requirements for municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s).  Particularly in urban areas, implementing stormwater controls often involves locating infrastructure on existing parkland or creating new parkland to house such controls.  Participants in this workshop will learn about the NJDEP's current regulatory initiatives in CSO and MS4 communities, the extent to which stormwater controls and green infrastructure projects may be located on Green Acres encumbered parkland and funding opportunities for creation of new parks as part of a municipal stormwater control strategy.  The panel discussion will include a case study involving a new urban municipal park funded by the NJDEP's Environmental Infrastructure Financing Program in a CSO municipality.

 Approved for APA CM 1.25.


Janice Brogle

Assistant Director, NJDEP - Division of Water Quality
Janice Brogle is the Assistant Director of Water Pollution Management in the NJDEP’s Division of Water Quality. Janice currently oversees the NJPDES program, which includes discharge to surface water and groundwater permits, storm water permitting, management and regulation, and... Read More →

Judeth Piccinini Yeany, Esq

Chief, Bureau of Legal Services and Stewardship, NJDEP--Green Acres Program
Judeth Piccinini Yeany, Esq. is Chief of the Bureau of Legal Services and Stewardship for the NJDEP’s Green Acres Program.  Ms. Yeany holds a B.S. in Natural Resources from Cornell University and a J.D. from George Washington University.  She first joined the NJDEP in 1988 and... Read More →

Heather Knizhnik

Sr. Environmental Specialist, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Heather Knizhnik received her Bachelor’s degree from Ramapo College of NJ and her Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, both in Environmental Studies. She has worked at the NJ Department of Environmental Protection for ten years, first in the Site Remediation Program... Read More →

Friday March 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
Conference Room A Second Floor