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New Jersey Conservation Rally

19th Annual NJ Land Conservation Conference

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"TO YOUR HEALTH!"

 

Friday, March 6, 2015

 

 

Over 300 registrants! 

 

Arrive early!  The first 250 people to sign in at the conference registration table will get a pedometer!

 

Breakfast available starting at 8 am. 

 

REGISTER BY MARCH 2 FOR THE DISCOUNTED RATE. 

Online registration closes at 5 pm on March 2. 

 

ENJOY SPECIAL ACTIVITIES

INSPIRED BY PRESERVED LANDS!

 

Artist Dan Fenelon will facilitate a group painting inspired by the natural environment. 

Work as a team in this fun, engaging project! 

 

 

See what's for sale at the pop-up farmers market!

Robson's Farm

Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse

 

 

 

Join poet Daniel Harris from 2:00-3:00 and 3:30-4:30 in poetry discussions--reading and talking about poems inspired by the natural environment.

Matthew Riddle, a filmographer from Rutgers University, will film personal stories on the importance of land and water conservation.

 

24 GREAT WORKSHOPS!

Overview of all Workshops:  click here 

Workshop Descriptions:  click here

Presenter Bios:  click here

 

STAY FOR THE SOCIAL!

Network!...Enjoy a glass of beer or wine...Win a door prize, including a winetasting for 15 donated by the Hopewell Valley Vineyards

 

GREAT SPEAKERS!

 

                   

        KEYNOTE SPEAKER

"Global Environmental Threats:  Why They are Hard to See and How a Medical Model May Help Us Understand Them"

Dr. Eric Chivian, founder and director emeritus of the Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard Medical School, and a Nobel Peace Prize winner

 

KICKOFF ADDRESS

Connecting Health and Nature:

Why Every American Benefits from Land Conservation

Rand Wentworth

President, Land Trust Alliance

 

Need more info? Contact Rally@njconservation.org

or Laura Szwak at New Jersey Conservation Foundation at 908-234-1225, ext. 117

 

 

Wyndham Garden Hotel

1 W. Lafayette, Trenton, N.J. 08608

Click here for directions.

If you plan to spend the night at the Wyndham, tell the reservation staff you want the rate associated with the conference.

 

CARPOOL

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if you are looking for a ride or riders.  You must have a gmail account to access this online chart.  Please contact rally@njconservation.org if you cannot access the chart. 

 

TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS

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Parking is available in a covered garage adjacent to the hotel.  All day parking ticket is available for $5, redeemed at the conference registration table. 

Free Shuttle from the Trenton Transit Center to the hotel.  Call 609-421-4000 to summon the shuttle. 

 

Take a look at the Conference PROGRAM

 

SCHEDULE

8AM BREAKFAST

9AM KICKOFF ADDRESS

10:30 1ST WORKSHOP SESSION

NOON LUNCH/KEYNOTE ADDRESS

2:00 2ND WORKSHOP SESSION

3:30 3RD WORKSHOP SESSION

4:45 SOCIAL/DOOR PRIZES

 

FEE$

 

$70 individual registrant

(increases to $95 after March 2)

$60 health care professional

$25 student

Fee includes a full day of learning in 24 educational workshops, continental breakfast, buffet lunch, & end-of-day social.

 

A limited number of scholarships are available for students as well as for people who live or work in Trenton. 

Call 908-234-1225 to inquire about scholarships.

 

REGISTRATION OPTION

If you register online, you must pay with a credit card.  If you prefer to pay with a check or purchase order,

click here.

 

THANK YOU! 

Thanks to all of the exhibitors and sponsors.  Their support provides scholarships for students and keeps the registration costs down for all attendees. 

To become a sponsor or exhibitor, click here.

 

 

 

THANKS TO THE 2015 SPONSORS!

 

LEAD SPONSORS

 

 

                                    

 

                 

 

SUPPORTERS

 

TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND              LAND TRUST ALLIANCE

 

MERRILL G. and EMITA E. HASTINGS FOUNDATION

 

ENVIRONMENTAL WASTE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES

 

MONMOUTH CONSERVATION FOUNDATION

 

RARITAN HEADWATERS ASSOCIATION

 

NJ CORPORATE WETLANDS RESTORATION PARTNERSHIP

 

MICHAEL HEENEHAN ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT

 

CONTRIBUTORS

 

JM Sorge, Inc.

 

Hatch Mott MacDonald

 

Vargo Land Surveying, Inc.  

 

EXHIBITORS

New Jersey Conservation Foundation * Rowan University--NJMap

Astrum Solar * New Jersey Highlands Coalition * Sourland Conservancy * Trust for Public Land

Environmental Waste Management Associates * E.T. Techtonics, Inc. *

Brinkerhoff Environmental Services, Inc. * Land Trust Alliance * Hatch Mott MacDonald *

Crossroads of the American Revolution Association * Central NJ Lead & Healthy Homes Coalition *

Earth Poems * The Nature Conservancy * Neshanic Valley Beekeepers *

Boucher & James, Inc. Consulting Engineers * NJ Corporate Wetlands Restoration Partnership *

Association of NJ Environmental Commissions * Open Space Institute *

Natural Resources Conservation Service

 

2015 RALLY PLANNING COMMITTEE 

 

Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions 
D&R Greenway Land Trust 
· FAV Consulting, Land Preservation & Management

Great Swamp Watershed Association ·Monmouth Conservation Foundation · New Jersey Conservation Foundation   NJDEP Land Use Regulation Program · Raritan Headwaters Association · State Agriculture Development Committee
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association ·
Sourland Conservancy

The Land Conservancy of New Jersey · The Nature Conservancy · Trust for Public Land

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What is the New Jersey Land Conservation Rally?

The annual New Jersey Land Conservation Rally is one of the nation’s largest statewide conservation training events. The Rally is a daylong educational event offering workshops, plenary sessions, and networking opportunities.

Over 300 conservationists attend each year. All workshops are at least 75 minutes long and multiple sessions run concurrently. 

Who is the audience?
The New Jersey Land Conservation Rally attracts a diverse audience. Here is the breakdown of recent attendees:

• 30% represented land conservation nonprofits, either land trusts that acquire land or those that steward land
• 16% from government entities, including federal, state, county and municipal leaders, including members of open space committees and environmental commissions
• 15% from other non-profit organizations
• 11% from private companies that support land conservation, such as appraisers, title companies, attorneys and environmental consulting firms
• 28% others, including students, foundation representatives, unaffiliated individuals and other private companies


The experience and skills of Rally attendees vary tremendously, from professionals with years of experience to new volunteers and students.

Who are the presenters?

Our presenters are a knowledgeable and experienced group of professionals in conservation-related fields.

For questions, please contact Laura Szwak at New Jersey Conservation Foundation at 908-234-1225, ext. 117, or laura@njconservation.org.

 

2014 RALLY IMAGES

 

 

 

MORE FROM THE 2014 RALLY!

 

 

STORIES, PHOTOS, VIDEO

 

 

Watch videos of three "Lightning Round" storytellers from the 2013 Rally

          Thanks to Patrick Law for filming these videos. 

 

Updated February 27, 2015

 

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