Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station [Rutgers Environmental Stewards]

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers needed to organize and/or sit RES/RESAA display tables on these dates. Contact Irene Sabin

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Volunteers Needed for the NY-NJ Trail Conference called the Invasives Strike Force (ISF). Volunteers will be trained to GPS invasive plants along all the hiking trails that the Trail Conference maintains in NJ. All the data will be used to plan strategic places to go remove invasives along the trails. Check here for the training schedule. There is a list of parks where volunteers can work. More info, contact: Linda Rohleder at rohleder360@gmail.com

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North Jersey RC&D is gearing up for a season of riparian buffer plantings in Raritan and Bethlehem Townships (Hunterdon County), Hackettstown (Warren County), Frankford Township (Sussex County), and Randolph Township (Morris County). If you are interested in volunteering, call Grace Messinger (908-735-0733 ext. 110) for more information and to sign up

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Volunteers needed statewide - NJISST is now accepting data for emerging invasive plants across the state and recruiting volunteers & partners statewide. Contact: Melissa Almendinger, melissa@njisst.org 908-627-6794. More info

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New Jersey needs volunteers to measure and log local precipitation data. You can volunteer through CoCoRaHS, the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, a unique, national, non-profit group of volunteers who measure and map precipitation in its various forms - rain, hail and snow. Training provided. Contact Assistant State Climatologist Mat Gerbush at gerbush@cep.rutgers.edu or 732-445-3076.

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The Burlington County Environmental Health Committee is looking for volunteers to work on environmental health concerns. See the BCEHC Brochure for more info.

Contact: Bob Tallon (EcoComplex'08) rob_tal@msn.com 609-668-9212.

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A group called Boro Green has formed in Hillsborough with the goal of sharing environmentally smart practices and ideas for long-term sustainability. More info Contact: Thuy Ahn Le (Duke'06) familyle@aol.com

New website and Blog for Boro Green.

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Environmental Education Materials

NJDEP SEEDS

Alliance for NJ Environmental Education

Environmental Education News

MORE or LESS (ppt)

MORE or LESS - Anjee Doc

Children and Nature

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Marlene Robinson (EcoComplex'07)mrpopci@hotmail.com has designed and constructed teaching materials that illustrate how pollutants arrive in rivers, how trash accumulates in the oceans and how climate change can be taught in the classroom. She is willing to share the materials with other RES volunteers who are environmental educators.

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Trout in the Classroom; NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife and Trout Unlimited

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monarch migration

Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus)

Citizen Scientists Can Track Migration

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E-mail Links: Groups

To contact Environmental Stewards in Hillsborough from Classes '06-'10, please send a message to: familyle@aol.com.

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To contact alumni from the Duke'08 Class, please send a message to Bob Becker (Duke'08) robertwbecker@comcast.net

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To contact alumni from the Duke'09 Class, please send a message to Susann Joski (Duke'09)susann.joski@gmail.com

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To contact alumni from the Duke'10 Class, please send a message to Karen Walsh (Duke'10) kaw_33@yahoo.com

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To contact alumni from the Duke'11 Class, please send a message to Susan Lieger (Duke'11) susansgarden4@msn.com

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E-mail Links: Individual

Barry Draycott (EcoComplex'07)
Tech-Terra Organics, LLC
609-468-1905
techterra@comcast.net

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William J. Lewis (EcoComplex'09)
New Egypt, N.J.
Cell:      (609) 775-7134
Email:   harlequinhawk@gmail.com 

Direct to Blog

Website:
http://vagrantsvagabondsvisitorbirds.

blogspot.com/

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Gary Oppenheimer (Essex’05)gary@AmpleHarvest.org (Founder)Ample Harvest.org About Us/Facebook/Twitter

Ample Harvest.org as seen on CNN Heroes

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Joseph Scarpa (EcoComplex'08) LEED AP, GREEN, EcoBroker, e-PRO 856- 981- 2973; 856 385-7061 (green fax)
JScarpa@GreenParadigmRealty.com

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Anjanette Vaidya (Duke'12) blog on native plants for npsnj website. Contact: blog@npsnj.org

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Karen Walsh (Duke'10) Homegrown organic vegetables, herbs and heirloom tomato plants; Call: 908-788-0420 or www.LilRedGoFor.com

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Resource Materials

for Alumni Use

 

display table

Master sets of materials for RES/RESAA display tables at public events. A set is available at each of the class locations and can be checked out for use as needed. The materials include: laminated photos of volunteers working on projects, large posters of projects, color brochures for the RES program and RES banners. Current availability:

Guidelines for Organizing a Display Table
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General Information

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monarch

Migration South News

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Free App Locates Alternative Fuel Sites

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Weevils to Control Mile-a-Minute Vine

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Earth911.com

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Plants Use Quantum Physics
Quantum Biology

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Duke Farms Eagle Cam

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Rutgers Hurricane / Flood Resources Other Hurricane Sandy Resource Pages

NJ Clean Energy Program

The Center For NonProfits

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2013 New Jersey Quail Calendar

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lillies, moth

Hummingbird Moth on Lily

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June 17 - 23, 2013 Pollinator Week

The Beauty of Pollination Video

June 12 - 25 More than Honey at the Film Forum NYC - 209 W Houston St

Native Bee Benefits for NJ and PA Attracting Pollinators

Bumble Bees of the Eastern US

flame skimmer dragonfly

Flame Skimmer Dragonfly

Dragonfly Pond Watch Project
Bring Back the Pollinators- Xerces Soc.

BEE Good to Polinators - NRCS

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WHIP Incentive Programs for NJ

Working Lands for Wildlife

NRCS wetlands

Wetlands Reserve Program

Grasslands Reserve Program

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bog turtle

Bog Turtle

Bog Turtle Fact Sheet

Bog Turtle Habitat Video

golden-winged warbler

Golden Winged Warbler Conservation Initiative

Habitat Brochure

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WHIP Incentive Programs for NJ:

Bog Turtle; Golden Winged Warbler

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Invasive Plants:

What is the Real Lesson to Learn?

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Sustainable Jersey's Green Team Resources and Presentations Page

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Birds of Paradise: Cornell video

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Antarctic Quest: Rutgers/ International Research Team at Palmer Station;Blog

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Vegetation Goes Vertical

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New Jersey Celebrates
200,000 acres of Preserved Farmland

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Unique photo: FL panther with cub

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NJ Climate Adaptation Directory

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EPA: 55% of US River and Stream Miles in Poor Condition for Aquatic Life

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2013 International Didymo (Rock Snot) Conference Results

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EPA SAB: Independent Panel to Peer Review Hydraulic Fracturing Research

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2013 NJDEP Fish and Wildlife App

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Winners EPA's Apps for the Environment 2011 Apps for the Environment Forum

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WinnersDEP's Green Acres Photo Contest

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"ZomBee" Watch

Bumblebees in Decline

Conserving Bumblebees

Bring Back the Pollinators

Dragonfly Pond Watch

dragonfly

Pollinators - Special Issue of Rangelands Articles for free PDF download at

Xerces Society website

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Find out what is happening in the U.S. home horticulture community via this Extension Master Gardener blog widget:

All participants must read and agree to follow the Extension MG Blog Policy.

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Information

EPA Seeking Feedback on New Beta Tool:

(C-FERST)

EPA MY Environment

EPA Envirofacts

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Zipcodezoo.com

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DROUGHT WATCH Information on: water conservation ; water supply and drought indicators by region; NJ 90 day precipitation rate

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Version 2.1 and Version 3.0 of New Jersey's Landscape Project that identifies habitats throughout the state can be obtained:

  • Online via download
  • Online via DEP's Interactive Mapping application
  • On Compact Disc by calling 609-292-9400; faxing 609-984-1414; or writing to NJ DEP Division of F&W Endangered and Nongame Species Program; P.O. Box 400, Trenton, NJ 08625-0400.

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USDA's MyPlate icon replaces triangle:

This is the icon for MyPlate which replaced MyPyramid in June 2011. The new MyPlate icon is composed of a plate divided into 4 sections: fruits, vegetables, grains, and protein. A dairy section is off the plate to the side. The MyPlate graphic is positioned on a placemat with the website ChooseMyPlate.gov written underneath. The 5 sections of MyPlate are clickable and go to food group subpages.

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An Exciting Way to Visit the Plants at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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Environment 360 - Yale

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Rutgers Against Hunger (RAH)AmpleHarvest.org

Food Donation/EPA

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2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

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E-Cycle New Jersey County websites

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NJ Weather & Climate Network

NJ Drought Information

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Weather-Pest Forecasting Portal at Rutgers Snyder Research Farm

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NJ Hiking Trail Finder

Egg Harbor - Glades Paddling Trails

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