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Brownfields Remediation, Community Involvement and the LSRP Process


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

8:30 am to 12:30 pm


The Forum

E.J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey*


A key focus in the Sustainable Raritan River Action Plan is addressing contamination and pollution in the Raritan Basin. To further this commitment, the Sustainable Raritan River Initiative has developed a half-day workshop to facilitate discussion of how municipalities, non profits, and other interested parties can engage in the remediation process, build remediation into their local planning efforts, and embrace remediation in economic redevelopment efforts.


8:00    Registration, networking and complimentary Continental Breakfast
8:45  Welcome

Session 1: Tools, Incentives, New Programs, Resources

Brownfields 101, Stephanie Shakofsky, Center for Creative Land Recycling and
Kerry Miller (invited), Assn. of NJ Environmental Commissions
Sustainable Jersey Brownfield Actions, Dr. Beth Ravit, Center for Urban Environmental Sustainability
Raritan River Data Access Project, Dr. Steve Yergeau, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Ocean County

10:25   Break and more networking

Session 2: Community Engagement in the Remediation Process

Atwood Davis, Bureau of Inspection and Review, Site Remediation Program, NJDEP
Karen Kloo, Office of Community Relations, Site Remediation Program, NJDEP
Sue Boyle, GEI Consultants, Inc.
Wanda Chin Monahan, Esq., Sedita, Campisano & Campisano, LLC
Lawra Dodge PG, LSRP, Excel Environmental Resources, Inc.
Debbie Mans, New York/New Jersey Baykeeper — Panel Moderator

12:30 Adjourn


For more information:


Session Descriptions

Speakers Biographies

Driving / Train Directions


Please RSVP so we can ensure adequate space and materials.  Continental breakfast will be served.  There is no cost for the workshop other than area parking.  To register, click on this link, or copy/paste this url into your browser:


*Workshop will be held in The Forum, at Rutgers’ E.J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, 33 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. The workshop is within walking distance of the New Brunswick Train Station. The nearest public parking facility is the Morris Street Deck, 70 New Street near George Street.


Questions? Contact Sara Malone at or (848) 932-2720



June 13 Conference Wrap-up

Did you miss our 6th Annual Sustainable Raritan River Conference or the 2014 Sustainable Raritan River Awards Ceremony on June 13, 2014? Follow this link to information about the Award recipients, a conference summary, and copies of the presentations and speakers biographies


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