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Restoration Ecology

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

ONLINE COURSE

Course Code: EW0330WA20

Ecological Restoration Training

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Date & Time

In accordance with Rutgers University's COVID-19 social distancing policy, we are now offering this course online.

June 22-23, 2020
8:15am - 12:15pm EST

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO UPLOAD A PHOTO OF YOURSELF HOLDING YOUR GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO ID (passport, driver’s license, municipal, or county ID) BEFORE YOU BEGIN THE COURSE.

Description

This online 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
  • 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 Associations 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): 7.25 hours

NJ Landscape Architects: 6 hours

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). Participants who complete this education program will be awarded 7.5 NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs).

Certified Floodplain Managers: 7 CECs

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 PDHs (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

Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (CERP) Program: 7 CECs

Fees
Early Registration Fee $375.00 Register on or before June 15, 2020 and save!
Registration Fee $395.00 After June 15, 2020
Cancellation Fee $100.00  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.

Meals

No meals will be provided.

Location

Online. This course will be delivered via Webex.

Equipment you will need to access this training:

  • A computer, tablet, or smartphone
  • Microphone is not necessary (all students will be muted on entry; you can use the "chat function" to type your questions and interact with the instructor)
  • Webcam is optional but not necessary
  • Speaker is optional but not necessary (you will be able to listen to the presentation by dialing in on your phone if your computer does not have a speaker)

Please note that you will be prompted to upload a picture of yourself holding your government-issued photo ID before you begin the course. The photo must be clear enough that we can read the name and verify that the person pictured on the ID is in fact the person holding it. An OCPE staff member will review the picture and verify your identity.

Note: Pre-registration is required.

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