TriCounty Sustainability Alliance

Sustainable Jersey hub for Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties

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2020 NJ Sustainability Summit

The New Jersey Sustainability Summit is a momentous event in our state, annually drawing more than 600 change-makers from across the political, private, and public sectors. This exceptional one-day forum spotlights the successes and lessons learned from the people and projects that are helping New Jersey realize a more sustainable future. Last year’s record breaking crowd ended the day with tangible resources and strategies to assist with their own community initiatives. Don’t miss your chance to do the same! We invite all who are interested to be ready to deepen their understanding and expand their network. Registration is open. Seats are limited.

View the Summit agenda here.

Download the event flier here.

REGISTER

$35: Elected & appointed officials, green team volunteers, and public & non-profit employees

$100: All other attendees 

Rain Garden Workshop and Planting

Come join the Crafts Creek Spring Hill Brook Watershed Association, Burlington County Parks System, the Bordentown City Green Team, and the AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassador Program as we plant a rain garden in Crystal Lake Park to reduce the effects of stormwater! You will learn what makes a rain garden different, how you can plant your own rain garden, the importance of green infrastructure and native plants, and actually help us plant and construct our rain garden!

 

When and where? 

May 3 at 1 PM at Crystal Lake Park, 2401 Axe Factory Rd, Bordentown, NJ 08505.  There will be people to direct you from the parking lot to the planting site. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to sign in.  

 

Who?

You! Everyone is welcome to learn and help! Children under the age of 15 need to be accompanied by an adult.

 

What to bring?

Yourself and a friend! We will provide all materials but you are welcome to bring your own work gloves.  Please bring your own water bottle, and wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty (we will be gardening) and closed toed shoes.  If you want to bring a notebook to take gardening notes you may. 

 

Registration?

This is a FREE event but please register so we have an accurate headcount. You can register at the following link: https://tinyurl.com/rain-garden 

 

Questions or concerns?

Please contact Samantha Pfeffer at ambassadorWMA20@gmail.com

Kinkora Road Clean Up

Come join the AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassadorsand the Crafts Creek Spring Hill Brook Watershed Association as we try to clean up New Jersey!  This is a fun event for all ages! We will be cleaning up along Kinkora Road which will help prevent trash from entering the Delaware River. Help us as we try to make our parks, our water and our communities cleaner and healthier!

 

When and where? 

We will be meeting at the end of Kinkora Road.  Parking can be found at either the Hedding United Methodist Church (2289 Old York Rd, Bordentown, NJ 08505) or in the grassy area across from the Church in front of the Three Tuns Sign.  The event is at 1 PM but please arrive about 10-15 minutes early to sign in and collect supplies.  

 

What to bring?

Please bring your own water bottle and wear layers, closed-toed shoes (they might get wet – we recommend rain boots or waterproof hiking boots), and long pants.  All supplies will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own work gloves, neon safety vest, or trash grabbers if you have them. 

 

Who?

You!  Everyone is welcome to help out!  If you would like to register a group you may do so on the registration page or you can email the event coordinators.  Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.  

 

Registration?

This is a free event and all are welcome.  Please go to the following link to register: https://kinkora-road-cleanup.eventbrite.com 

 

Questions or concerns?

Email Samantha Pfeffer at ambassadorWMA20@gmail.com

 

***Registration***

https://kinkora-road-cleanup.eventbrite.com 

Evesham Green Team Meeting

Join the Evesham Green Team for our monthly meeting. Share your ideas and talents for building a more sustainable community. Get involved in one or more of our upcoming events. Everyone is welcome.

Cleanup of Wharton State Forest

The Green Acres program has acquired 650 new acres of Pinelands in Burlington County which will be added to Wharton State Forest. The first step to getting the land ready for the public is to remove the illegal dumping on the property. We will go in and clean-up the site and then take an optional short hike through the area.

This meetup is located at the intersection of Patty Boker Road and Chatsworth Road in Tabernacle, NJ.
Future work may include posting signage and preventing ORV damage to the wetlands on the property.

Meetup address: 778 Chatsworth Rd, Tabernacle Twp, NJ 08088

GPS Coordinates: 39.841070, -74.667760
Date & Time: Saturday, February 2nd at 10:00am

Questions?  Contact Jason, Stewardship Coordinator: jason@pinelandsalliance.org.

Right Tree – Right Place Seminar

  • Sustainability & Resilience: tree pests, inventory & management.
  • Storms, trees and the aftermath.
  • Tree selection, planting & maintenance, planting grants.
  • 811! – the importance of utility mark-outs prior to planting.
  • Utility tree pruning.
Who should attend? Environmental & Shade Tree Commissioners, DPW Supervisors & Staff, County Officials, Mayors, Freeholders and any other interested parties. Space is limited. First come first served.
To register: RSVP with your name, town/organization and email address by Friday, November 30th to Lisa Simms at 

Cleanup at Willingboro Lakes Park

We need you to help clean up.  Individuals, groups, and organizations are welcome.

Bags, gloves, grabbers, light refreshments, and water to refill your reusable water bottle are provided. Free shopping tote to all volunteers. Event is rain or shine.

To register, email cleancomm@co.burlington.nj.us

Participants younger that 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Evesham Green Team Meeting

Join the Evesham Green Team for our monthly meeting.  Share your ideas and talents for building a more sustainable community.  Get involved in one or more of our initiatives and upcoming events. Everyone is welcome.

Movie Under the Stars at PPA

 

Join PPA for a fun family night as we show the movie Growing Cities: A film about Urban Farming in America outside and under the stars. Chirping crickets and shooting stars will serve as our backdrop.

Popcorn and refreshments provided. Please bring your own chair. The movie will be shown indoors in the event of inclement weather. Follow filmmakers Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette on a road trip to meet the men and women who are challenging the way this country grows and distributes its food, one vacant city lot, rooftop garden, and backyard chicken coop at a time. Join them as they discover that good food isn’t the only crop these urban visionaries are harvesting. They’re producing stronger and more vibrant communities, too.

FREE. Donations welcome. See a preview of the movie here.

Registration is required as space is limited.Please sign up here.

Please share our Facebook Event

Planting for Pollinators

Join Kelly Gill from The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation to learn about the diversity of native pollinators in New Jersey and how you can help protect these important insects. The presentation will cover how to recognize native bees, intro to native bee biology and habitat needs, best plants for pollinators, and how to make your yard or garden a sanctuary for bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects. Kelly Gill is an insect expert and will be happy to answer all your questions.  Registration is NOT required, but to help us plan please indicate your attendance on Facebook or Register Here.

Free Pollinator Plant Bonus: Mt Holly Environmental Advisory Committee/Green Team is providing free native pollinator plants to attendees!

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