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Restoration Ecology

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

ONLINE COURSE

Course Code: EW0330WA21

Ecological Restoration Training

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Date & Time

May 6-7, 2021
8:15am - 12:15pm EDT (Log-in time: 8:15am EDT)

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 hr CL; 10 hr 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

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

American Planning Association: 7 CM credits

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

Fees
Early Registration Fee $375.00 Register on or before April 15, 2021 and save!
Registration Fee $395.00 After April 15, 2021
Cancellation Fee $100.00  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.

Meals

No meals will be provided.

Location

This online course will be delivered via Webex. On May 5, registrants will receive an email with a link to access the course and a document with tips on how to use Webex. Please log into Webex at 8:00am EDT (15 minutes before the course start time) for a brief overview of the online format. The course will start promptly at 8:15 am EDT.

Equipment needed to access this training:

  • A computer or tablet
  • Microphones and webcams are required, as this is a very interactive course

Photo ID Requirement:

Each registrant will be asked provide a photo of him/herself holding their government-issued photo ID. This is required by credit boards so that you may receive credits for participating in this online course.

  • You will receive a reminder email prior to the start of the class with further instructions. Wait to receive these instructions before you attempt to upload your ID.
  • The photo must be clear enough that we can read your name and verify that the person pictured on the ID is in fact the person holding it.
  • After an OCPE staff member reviews the picture and verifies your identity, you will have access to participate in the course when it begins.

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  • If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with your co-workers or supervisor, you must update your account with a unique email address. Click the Register Online button below and sign into your account. On the left side toolbar, click My Account. On the drop-down menu, click Edit Profile/Password. Scroll down to the Email Address field (not the secondary email address field!) and enter your own, individual (not shared!) email address here. Click the Submit button at the bottom to save. If you need assistance updating your account, please email or call (848-932-9271, option 2) our Registration Department.

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