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Restoration Ecology

Using Mitigation and Sustainable Design Techniques to
Reduce Stormwater Impacts and Increase Storm Resiliency

Course Code: EW0330CA19

Ecological Restoration Training

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Date & Time

June 5, 2019
8:30am - 5:00pm (Check in time: 8:00am)

Description

This course is designed for ecologists, engineers, planners, and landscape architects involved in the recovery of impacted river, lake, riparian, wetland, and coastal environments.

Drawing heavily upon real-world examples of Restoration Ecology in practice, this class will focus on the multi-disciplined recovery of degraded, damaged, or impaired ecosystems.

Featured Topics

  • Applications of Green Infrastructure Stormwater Techniques
  • FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program - Community Rating System (CRS)
  • Green Infrastructure and Storm Resiliency
  • Reconnecting Streams to their Floodplains
  • Regulation and Design
  • Removal of Low-head Dams and Culverts
  • Restoration Ecology
  • Stream Daylighting
  • Wetland Banking

Learner Objectives

Attendees will increase knowledge of the multi-disciplined recovery of degraded, damaged, or impaired ecosystems, drawing upon real-world examples of Restoration Ecology in practice. They will exhibit understanding of Green Infrastructure Stormwater Techniques; elucidate FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System; explain processes for reconnecting streams to floodplains; and display an understanding of stream daylighting, wetland banking, as well as regulation and design of ecosystems.

Meet Your Instructor
Stephen Souza, Lake Management Course Instructor

Dr. Stephen J. Souza is the owner of Clean Waters Consulting, LLC. He has over 35 years of project experience managing and restoring lakes, ponds, and reservoirs. Dr. Souza received his B.S. from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, his M.S. from Rutgers University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Souza is the Founder of Princeton Hydro, LLC and served as the company's President until his recent retirement from Princeton Hydro in 2019.

Dr. Souza has served as an instructor and course coordinator for the Rutgers NJAES Office of Continuing Professional Education for over 25 years. He is an Adjunct Professor at Temple University and also conducts professional continuing education courses at Montclair State University.

Dr. Souza is a past president of the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS), as well as the Pennsylvania Lake Management Society (PALMS). He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC). Dr. Souza's achievements include the NJ-American Water Resources Association Peter J. Homack Award (2012), the NALMS Lake Management Success Story Award (2017), and the NYS Federation of Lake Association Lake Tear of the Clouds Award (2018). He is a frequent guess speaker for the NJ Coalition of Lake Associations, as well as NJDEP, NYSDEC, and other entities dedicated to the protection, restoration, and management of water resources.

Credits and Continuing Education Units

In addition to 0.7 Rutgers CEUs, this environmental training course had been approved for the following credits:

Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES): Pending

NJ Landscape Architects: Pending

NY Landscape Architects: 10.5 hours CL; 10 hours EA

NJ Health Officers/Registered Environmental Health Specialists: Rutgers University, NJAES, Office of Continuing Professional Education has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health as a provider of NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs). CEs for Restoration Ecology are still pending.

Certified Floodplain Managers: Pending

NJ Licensed Water & Wastewater Operators: 7 TCHs (Approval #01-021602-30)

NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 5 Technical, 2 Government

NJ Licensed Professional Engineers: 6 Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) credits

NY Professional Engineers: 7 hours (NOTE: This class may not be used to fulfill the land surveyors continuing education requirement in NYS.)

NJ Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP): 6.5 Technical CEC's

American Planning Association: Pending

Fees
Early Registration Fee $375.00 Register on or before May 22, 2019 and save!
Registration Fee $395.00 After May 22, 2019
Cancellation Fee $50.00  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.

Meals

Continental breakfast and deli buffet lunch will be provided to you at no additional cost.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.

Location

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Rutgers Continuing Education at The Atrium
Suite 101, Room 118 Mulberry
300 Atrium Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873
Directions

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Program Coordinator: Suzanne Hills, 848-932-7234
Administrative Assistant: Maureen O'Connell, 848-932-7703

Attention U.S. Veterans

All of the courses offered by the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education are approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for educational benefits through the GI Bill. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.