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This Fall, Princeton Hydro team is proud to be participating in and sponsoring education courses, conferences, fundraisers and community gatherings. In this edition of our Events Spotlight, we provide an overview of all the latest happenings and information on how to get involved:

 

September 17: 4th Annual Northwest New Jersey Rivers Conference

The Northwest New Jersey partners of the four-state Delaware River Watershed Initiative is hosting its 4th Annual Northwest New Jersey Rivers Conference. The focus of the Conference is promoting a compatible tourism economy that leverages the regions incredible natural resources. Princeton Hydro is proud to sponsor this event, which aims to give participants a better understanding of the relationship between our region’s water and other natural resources and our region’s quality of life, including enhanced water quality, developing a vibrant tourism sector economy, expanding recreational opportunities, and appreciating the region’s scenic values. Get more info and register.

September 17: New Jersey Coalition of Lake Associations Fall Meeting

NJCOLA, a coalition of 83-member lake associations in Northern New Jersey, is hosting its Fall Meeting on September 17 from 9 - Noon at the Lake Mohawk Country Club. Princeton Hydro Senior Project Manager and North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) Board of Directors President Christopher L. Mikolajczyk, CLM will be there to present to the group and provide an update from NALMS on funding for in-lake management programs. The Fall Meeting will also include presentations from Culver Lake and Lake Mohawk representatives, briefings from NJCOLA officers, Round Table discussions, and a light breakfast. Get more info.

September 17: Trenton River Days

Join us for the 4th annual Trenton River Days, a free event that celebrates the history, culture, and recreational benefits of the Delaware River. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 17, local families and community members are invited to South Riverwalk Park near the Trenton Thunder Stadium to enjoy the festivities. We're bringing our airboat, so come hang out at our table and check out our fun equipment. More info.

September 18 - 22: Dam Safety National Conference

The Association of State Dam Safety Officials' National Dam Safety conference brings together 1,000 professionals from across the country to discuss the latest in dam and levee safety. The four-day event, being held in Baltimore, MD, includes an exhibitor hall, lightening talks, and variety of presentations on topics ranging from dam incident management to levee safety incidents to hi-tech hydrology. Members from the Princeton Hydro team are attending and looking forward to seeing you there! Get more info and register.

September 21: FREE Stormwater Webinar

As part of its Technical Friday webinar series, The Watershed Institute is hosting a "Retrofitting Stormwater Features (BMPs)" webinar on September 21 from 6 - 7:15 p.m. EST. The webinar is being led by Princeton Hydro's Senior Technical Director of Engineering Dr. Clay Emerson, PE, CFM and Vice President Mark Gallagher. Participants will learn how to identify the basins that could benefit the most from retrofits; which studies need to be done to determine whether a basin can or should be retrofitted; the steps to retrofitting a basin; and the permits and approvals required for retrofitting. The webinar, which is free and being held virtually on Zoom, will also include a Q&A session. Get more info and register.

September 21: Science Seminar Series - What’s in Our Streams and Rivers? The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Join the Stroud Water Research Center for a free webinar about "What's in Our Streams and Rivers? The Good, the Bad, the Ugly." The free webinar is part of a three-episode Science Seminar Series, which Princeton Hydro sponsored. For episode three, Michael Hartshorne, Director of Aquatics at Princeton Hydro, will share the details of the yearlong Schuylkill River community science project, which was just recently completed, and share the culminating interactive ArcGIS StoryMap, which documents the ecological status and local perceptions of the river. Get more info and register.

October 1: Watershed FEST

Are you looking for a fun excuse to get outside and celebrate the beautiful lakes, rivers, and streams all around us? Join the Watershed Institute for its 47th Annual Watershed FEST! Princeton Hydro is proud to sponsor this year's FEST, which is titled "Pathways and Waterways." It begins at 6:30 p.m. on the Watershed Center grounds with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by dinner, live music, dessert and dancing. FEST is The Watershed Institute’s largest fundraising event of the year and supports its mission of keeping water clean, safe and healthy.

Get more info and register.

October 5: SAME Philadelphia Post Small Business Conference 2022

This year’s SAME Philadelphia Post Small Business Conference includes presentations, interactive breakout sessions, networking sessions, panel discussions, and a small-business exhibitor hall. Princeton Hydro, one of the event sponsors and exhibitors, joined SAME as a sustaining member in 2018. The mission of SAME is to build leaders and lead collaboration among government and industry to develop multidisciplinary solutions to national security infrastructure challenges. Get more info and register.

October 5: NJ Invasive Species Strike Team Professional Conference

Presented by the Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space and hosted by Duke Farms, Princeton Hydro is proud to sponsor the 14th Annual New Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team Conference. The Strike Team is dedicated to protecting our natural lands from future damage through coordinated strategic invasive species management involving a team of partners and volunteers. The group's focus is eliminating threats posed by newly emerging invasive species before they become widespread pests and protecting our most pristine lands and rare species habitats. More event info and registration details are coming soon! Register here.

October 6 & 7: Rutgers Professional Education Course on Urban Stormwater Management

This NEW "Urban Stormwater Management: Building Resilient Communities" online course aims to demonstrate how green infrastructure stormwater management techniques are used in urban settings to increase community resilience to flooding, climate change, and other stormwater-linked environmental and social impacts. The course brings together leaders in the field of urban stormwater management, including Princeton Hydro's Mark Gallagher, Vice President, and Christiana Pollack, CFM, GISP, Director of Restoration and Resilience, who will share with course attendees how green infrastructure is being applied in urban settings through case study demonstrations. Dr. Stephen Souza, a founding principal of Princeton Hydro and owner of Clean Water Consulting, is the lead instructor for the course. Get more info and register.

OCTOBER 11: Workshop on Algal Bloom Mitigation and Algal Biotechnology for Sustainable New Jersey

Hosted by NJIT, this regional workshop aims to promote knowledge exchange and collaboration in the fields of algal bloom mitigation and algal biotechnology. The workshop will provide a forum for academic faculty, industrial practitioners and experts, federal and state agencies to share and explore emerging trends and new technologies in HAB prevention, algal research and algal biotechnology. The workshop includes keynote speakers, educational demonstrations, and student poster sessions along with a lunch buffet, networking opportunities, and offers participants 1 PDH or CEU from AWWA. Dr. Fred Lubnow, a HAB expert and Senior Technical Director of Ecological Services for Princeton Hydro, is leading a education session during the event, which is being held in-person at the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA) in Lyndhurst. Get more info and register.

OCTOBER 12: SAME MEGA Maryland Small Business Conference

The MEGA Maryland conference, being held at Martin's West in Baltimore, gives small and minority businesses in the architecture, engineering and construction industries the opportunity to come together with federal agencies in order to showcase best practices and highlight future opportunities to work in the federal market. Nearly 500 professionals throughout the Mid-Atlantic region are expected to attend this year’s MEGA Maryland, which includes 75+ speakers and a large exhibitor hall. Princeton Hydro is exhibiting. We hope you'll come by the booth to say "hello" to our team! This year's event also includes educational and MD PE Ethics Training webinars on the three days leading up to the conference: October 10, 11 & 14. Links for the webinars will be sent to all conference attendees 24 hours in advance of the scheduled session Get more info and register.

OCTOBER 12 & 13: Stormwater Symposium

Hosted by the Villanova Center for Resilient Water Systems, home of the Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership, this year’s Stormwater Symposium is themed "Infrastructure. Resilience. Equity." Over the course of the two-day program, participants will learn about innovations in green stormwater infrastructure from a diverse group of professionals representing the academic, nonprofit, government and industry sectors. In addition to keynote presentations, technical sessions and moderated panel discussions, the Symposium will feature 50 abstracts from the stormwater community, including one from Princeton Hydro's Senior Technical Director of Engineering Dr. Clay Emerson, PE, CFM who is giving a presentation titled, "I don't remember it raining like this before; stormwater design and regulatory context." The symposium also offers networking opportunities like the Wine & Cheese Social. Get more info and register.

October 14: Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions' 2022 Environmental Congress

We are thrilled to support ANJEC’s 49th Annual Environmental Congress. Each day includes a variety of workshop sessions on topics like stormwater management, environmental justice advancement in New Jersey, and local climate action. ANJEC, a non-profit organization, helps New Jersey environmental commissions, individuals, local and state agencies achieve responsible and sustainable use of New Jersey’s natural resources and protection of environmental health. Princeton Hydro, a business member of the ANJEC, is exhibiting during the event. Get more info and register.

October 20: NJ-Philadelphia Post SAME and JBMDL Small Business Roundtable Industry Day

The Joint Base MDL Small Business Roundtable and the New Jersey and Philadelphia Posts have partnered together to host this in-person Small Business event. The Industry Day includes presentations from  government officials, industry experts, and agency members including U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, JBMDL, GSA, and Congressman Andy Kim. A full breakfast and lunch buffet will be served. SAME aims to provide leaders from the A/E/C, environmental, and facility management industries the opportunity to come together with federal agencies in order to showcase best practices and highlight future opportunities for small businesses to work in the federal market. Princeton Hydro is exhibiting at the event. Learn more & register.

October 23 - 28: 11th U.S. Symposium on Harmful Algal Blooms

The symposium, which is themed "Science to Support Solutions from Shore to Shore," is being led by the NEIWPCC, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and U.S. Geological Survey with support from the U.S. National Office for Harmful Algal Blooms at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Presentations and education sessions will center around the impact of HABs on freshwater and marine systems, and take a deep dive into the prevalence of HABs as a national environmental challenge and solutions to overcoming the challenge. Princeton Hydro's Senior Technical Director of Ecological Services and HABs Expert Dr. Fred Lubnow is presenting on "Using Phycocyanin Meters to Monitor HABs and the Development of HAB Management Plans." Fred invites to you come by the Princeton Hydro exhibitor booth! Get more info and register.

October 25 - 27: New Jersey Association for Floodplain Management Annual Conference

NJAFM is hosting its 15th Annual Conference and Exhibition in Atlantic City, NJ. Participants will attend meetings and seminars covering topics, including hazard mitigation, flood insurance, flood modeling, stormwater management, construction standards and more. Princeton Hydro is exhibiting at the conference. This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Robert S. Young, Director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines. He will discuss New Jersey post-Sandy and the need for realistic planning and adaptation to maintain the coastal economy going forward. Get more info and register.

November 3 & 4: Delaware River Watershed Forum

The 10th Annual Delaware River Watershed Forum, titled "A Decade on the Delaware: A Reflection on Yesterday, a Vision for Tomorrow," brings together organizations and individuals spanning the four watershed states of PA, NY, NJ, and DE. The Forum, which is being hosted in-person at the Logan Hotel in Philadelphia,  features a mix of engaging speakers, facilitated discussions, field trips, and a 10th Anniversary Celebration Reception. Workshops will focus on topics like engaging communities around water quality protection, environmental policy, and climate change.  Princeton Hydro is sponsoring the Forum and looking forward to attending! Get more info and register.

November 14 - 17: North American Lake Management Society International Symposium

Princeton Hydro is proud to sponsor the NALMS 2022 International Symposium, which is being held in Minnesota, the “Land of 10,000 Lakes."  The conference, themed "Leveraging Experience to Manage Diverse Lakes, Landscapes, and People," consists of presentations, workshops, panel discussions, field trips and an exhibitor hall. Senior Project Manager Christopher L. Mikolajczyk, CLM and Senior Technical Director of Ecological Services Dr. Fred Lubnow are giving a presentation titled “Development of HAB Management and Restoration Plans for Beaches and Marinas.” They hope to see you at the conference and invite you to chat with them after their presentations. Get more info and register.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

August 1-3: National Stream Restoration Conference

The Resource Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing America’s natural resources by restoring streams, rivers and wetlands, hosted the first-ever National Stream Restoration Conference. The 3-day event was themed “Sharing Visions for the Future,” and included two education sessions led by members of the Princeton Hydro team:

 
 

Stay tuned for more events!

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Princeton Hydro Engineering Services Project Manager Brendon Achey earned a Professional Geologist License from the Delaware Board of Geologists. 

The primary objective of the Delaware Board of Geologists is to maintain the highest standards within the practice of geology. To meet these objectives, the Board develops standards for professional competency; promulgates rules and regulations; adjudicates complaints against professionals and, when necessary, imposes disciplinary sanctions; and issues licenses to geologists.

"Becoming a Professional Geologist has been a long-term goal of mine since I started working in the field with Princeton Hydro," said Brendon. "Obtaining the license has given me a huge sense of accomplishment. I'm no longer just the guy who says he knows a ton about soils and geology - now I've got the credentials to prove it!"

Brendon has a wealth of experience in geotechnical investigations, in-field soil sampling and testing, laboratory testing, soil classifications, site characterization, and infiltration testing. He has a Bachelor's degree in Geology and a Bachelor's in Marine Science both from Stockton University.

In order to be considered for the Delaware Board of Geologists' Professional Geologist License designation, Brendon had to meet a variety of requirements, including:
  • Receiving a degree from an accredited college or university with a major in geology; and/or completing 30 credit hours of geology or its subdisciplines, of which 24 credits are third- or fourth-year courses or graduate courses;

  • Acquiring 5 years of experience in geologic work satisfactory to the Board and as defined in its rules and regulations; and

  • Achieving the passing score on all parts of the written, standardized examination administered by the National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG), or its successor.

Having joined the Princeton Hydro team in 2011, Brendon's responsibilities include: project management, preparation and quality control of technical deliverables, geotechnical investigations and analysis, groundwater hydrology, soil sampling plan design, and site characterization. He also manages the Princeton Hydro Geosciences & Soils Lab, which is a full-service AASHTO-accredited and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-validated laboratory in the Sicklerville, NJ office.

The geotechnical soils and rock testing lab allows our team to complete 100% of geotechnical investigation planning and oversight, laboratory testing, analysis, design, and reporting in-house. In addition to managing the daily lab operations, Brendon is responsible for maintaining the lab's accreditation according to the most recent AASHTO quality standards, scheduling and performing/overseeing lab testing with the AASHTO Materials Reference Laboratory, technician training and evaluation, internal audits, records retention, calibrating and maintaining all laboratory equipment, and providing detailed results and reports to clients.

In addition to his new Professional Geologist License, Brendon holds a number of certifications, including: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Soil Density and Moisture Content Gauge Operator and OSHA 40-Hour Health and Safety Training for Hazardous Waste Operations (HAZWOPER).

To read about one of the projects Brendon worked on in his role as Geotechnical Soil Laboratory Project Manager, click below:

Big congratulations to Brendon for his latest accomplishment! 

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Princeton Hydro is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Roy Messaros, PE, PWS, CFM as its Director of Engineering.

Roy brings to Princeton Hydro 18 years of project experience and a great passion for water resources, H&H, wetlands for water quality improvement, limnology, and all things relating to ecosystem resilience.

"I am thrilled to welcome Roy to the Princeton Hydro team,” said Princeton Hydro President Geoffrey Goll, P.E. “I am confident his expertise, his innovative mindset, his passion for environmental education, and his alignment with our firm’s core values together make him very well-suited to guide our engineering team and help us achieve our full potential.”

Roy's professional experience includes H&H modeling, design, and construction for flood risk management, FEMA inundation mapping and certification, coastal storm surge protection, and wetland restoration/mitigation projects. Beneficial reuse of dredge material for tidal marsh restoration efforts has also been part of his wetland restoration experience. Other project experience includes design of erosion control measures, stream bank restoration, levee inspections, and modeling hydraulic structure failure mods.

He is most passionate about helping to educate and build a stronger, more resilient world for tomorrow. For over 15 years, Roy has also served as adjunct professor at Stevens Institute of Technology and seven years at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, instructing graduate-level courses in water resources and civil engineering. He is passionate about sharing knowledge with and educating the next generation of water resource/civil engineers and wetland scientists.

As a Professional Wetland Scientist, Roy volunteers his time to the Society of Wetland Scientists’ education and outreach efforts (Webinar Committee and Wetlands of Distinction initiatives). He has great pleasure using the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Morris County, NJ, as a laboratory for studying/teaching hydrology, hydraulics, and wetland science. Other volunteer efforts include FIRST LEGO League, which helps educate youth through STEM.

Roy earned his PhD in Civil and Coastal Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. He also has a master's degree in biology and aquatic ecology, and a bachelor's degree in biology with a chemistry minor.

Outside of work, Roy's hobbies include physical fitness and following the stock market.

To learn more about the Princeton Hydro team, click here.

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The Princeton Hydro team is proud to be participating in and sponsoring a variety of conferences, water quality workshops, and summertime community activities. In this Spotlight edition, we provide a snapshot of what's coming up and information on how to get involved:

July 15: Pennsylvania Lake Management Society's Full Moon Paddle

In celebration of Lakes Appreciation Month, you're invited to a full moon paddle/float on Blue Marsh Lake in Berks County, Pennsylvania. The event, which also includes a water quality education workshop and paddle board demonstration, is being hosted by PALMS, the staff of Blue Marsh Lake, Aqua Om Paddle, Penn State Extension Master Watershed Stewards, Berks County Conservation District, Tulpehocken Creek Watershed Association, and Berks Nature. The workshop and demo is from 5-8pm and the full moon paddle is from 8-10pm, both are free and open to people of all ages. Get more info.

July 21: Lake Hopatcong Foundation 10th Anniversary Gala & Auction

Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) invites you to join its annual 10th Anniversary Gala & Auction, which aims to bring together community members who are passionate about Lake Hopatcong, to have fun and raise funds critically needed to protect the environment and enhance the experience on and around Lake Hopatcong. Guests are asked to wear hues of blue and are promised an evening of great camaraderie, food, music, an auction, and raffles.  Get more info & Register.

July 23: Trenton’s Summer Splash Bash

Are you looking for a fun way to celebrate summer with the whole family? Look no further than Trenton’s Summer Splash Bash hosted by the Trenton South Ward Neighborhood Association! This free, family-friendly event includes an all-hands-on-deck water blaster battle, live music, and much more! A proud sponsor of the bash, Princeton Hydro invites you to come by its exhibitor table to say hello. We hope to see you at Mill Hill Park on Saturday, July 23 from 1 - 5pm!


July 29: Riverfest - Musconetcong Watershed Association's 30th Anniversary Celebration

Join the Musconetcong Watershed Association (MWA) for its 30th Anniversary Celebration from 5 - 9pm at Donaldson Farms! The evening includes live music by The Emulators, five fabulous food trucks, a raffle, and tons of fun. Princeton Hydro, a proud sponsor of this event, has been working with the MWA in the areas of river restoration, dam removal, and engineering consulting since 2003. The MWA’s mission is to protect and improve the quality of the Musconetcong River and its Watershed, including its natural and cultural resources. They fulfill their mission through public education and awareness programs, river water quality monitoring, promotion of sustainable land management practices, and community involvement.

Get more info & Register.

August 1-3: National Stream Restoration Conference

The Resource Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing America's natural resources by restoring streams, rivers and wetlands, is hosting the first-ever National Stream Restoration Conference. The 3-day event, themed "Sharing Visions for the Future," will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville Tennessee. 500 stream restoration professionals are expected to attend the conference, which includes an exhibitor hall and a wide variety of education sessions, including two which are being lead by members of the Princeton Hydro team:

Get more info & Register.

August 5: 7th Annual Adirondack Lakes Alliance Symposium

The Adirondack Lakes Alliance represents lake and river associations within Adirondack Park and is dedicated to the protection and preservation of Adirondack waters. This 6M-acre region, the largest publicly protected area within the contiguous United States, includes 3k+ lakes, rivers, ponds and streams. The Alliance welcomes you to its 2022 Symposium, which is titled, “New Challenges, New Approaches." Princeton Hydro's Chris Mikolajczyk, CLM, Senior Project Manager, Aquatics, is presenting at the symposium. Get more info & Register.

August 9: The Wild World of Watersheds

Our Senior Project Manager of Aquatics Chris Mikolajczyk, CLM will be at the Starsmore Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado talking about the wild world of watersheds! Discover what makes up a healthy watershed, why water quality is important, and explore the North Cheyenne Cañon Creek for evidence of watershed health! This free program runs from 8-9pm is an adult-focused presentation. The program will take place both indoors and outdoors along North Cheyenne Cañon Creek. RSVP to Starsmore.Staff@ColoradoSprings.gov Get more info & Register.

August 12: Columbia/Greene Regional Lakes Coalition Meeting

Join NYSFOLA for its annual Columbia/Greene regional meeting at the Sleepy Hollow Lake Lodge in Athens, New York. NYSFOLA Board members Terri Mayhew and Laurel Wolfe are putting together an full day of educational and engaging workshops and panel discussions, including a presentation from Princeton Hydro Staff Scientist Jesse Smith titled, "CSLAP and customized monitoring: How additional data is helping Sleepy Hollow Lake." The day will also include lunch and boat rides on the lake. Get more info & Register.

August 24: The Fountain Creek Brewshed Alliance - Water Quality & HABs Workshop

Princeton Hydro Senior Project Manager Chris Mikolajczyk is leading a water quality and watershed management workshop in Fountain Creek, Colorado ash Metric Brewing. His educational workshop will focus primarily on understanding and identifying HABs with an emphasis on the significant health dangers harmful algal toxins pose to humans and dogs, and what folks can do to protect themselves and their pets. The event is being coordinated by The Fountain Creek Brewshed® Alliance, which is a program of the Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control and Greenway District. The Alliance’s goal is to engage citizens in conversations and actions that will lead to water protection and enhancement.  The group consists of water resource and craft brewing industry professionals connecting Colorado communities to the shared values of healthy watersheds and locally made beer through education and events. Get more info & stay tuned for more Colorado events.

September 17: Northwest New Jersey Rivers Conference

The Northwest New Jersey partners of the four-state Delaware River Watershed Initiative presents the Fourth Annual Northwest New Jersey Rivers Conference. The focus of this year’s Conference is on Tourism and promoting a compatible tourism economy that leverages the regions incredible natural resources. Princeton Hydro is proud to sponsor this event, which aims to give participants a better understanding of the relationship between our region’s water and other natural resources and our region’s quality of life, including enhanced water quality, developing a vibrant tourism sector economy, expanding recreational opportunities, and appreciating the region’s scenic values. Get more info & Register

September 21: Science Seminar Series - What’s in Our Streams and Rivers? The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

The Stroud Water Research Center presents Episode Three of its Science Seminar Series - What's in Our Streams and Rivers? The Good, the Bad, the Ugly. This free education session, sponsored by Princeton Hydro, will be offered in-person and via Zoom. The Schuylkill River will be the focus of Episode Three. Mike Hartshorne, director of ecological services at Princeton Hydro, will share the details of the yearlong Schuylkill River community science project, which was just recently completed, and share the culminating interactive ArcGIS StoryMap, which documents the ecological status and local perceptions of the river. Get more info & Register

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

June 18: Juneteenth Celebration Black Farmers Market

Presented by Outdoor Equity Alliance and Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space, and sponsored by Princeton Hydro, the Juneteenth Celebration Black Farmers Market, was a hugely successful event centered around the cultivation of energy and germination of ideas to help in the development of urban gardening. The OEA founded the Black Farmers Market to focus on agriculture and its importance to African American and marginalized communities. The Juneteenth celebration was held in Trenton’s Mill Hill Park, which is about 1 mile from Princeton Hydro's new headquarter office. During the event, members of the Princeton Hydro team distributed native plants that were donated by Pinelands Nursery. Get more info.

 

 
 

Stay tuned to our blog for more events!

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James Holyoke, EIT, Staff Engineer

James holds an M.S. in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware, from which he graduated with honors and distinction.

As both an undergraduate and a graduate student, he participated in a number of research projects, where he developed a ardor for improving the environment. He was most passionate about two projects: one focused on tracking oil after marine spills, and another about the fate of environmental contaminants, specifically those found in buoyant plumes.

Outside of work, James enjoys exercising, hiking and running. He is also an avid fisherman and sports enthusiast.


Cole Pragides, EIT, Staff Engineer

Cole received a B.S. in Environmental Engineering with a specialization in Applied Ecology from the University of Colorado Boulder. He was part of the Livneh Post-Wildfire Hydrology research group that measured chemical constituents in runoff following simulated burnings and storm events in Colorado’s Front Range.

Cole has also had professional experience in Regenerative Agriculture, Permaculture, and Horticulture. He firmly believes that increasing the crossover between engineering, environmental science, and ecology will promote a more sustainable world.


Michael Torino, PE, Geotechnical Engineer

Michael is a New York State licensed Professional Engineer with over eight years of experience in geotechnical engineering. He has a M.S. and B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Rutgers University. Prior to joining Princeton Hydro, Michael worked in New York City inspecting and designing building foundations.

Michael is excited to be a part of the Princeton Hydro team and use his knowledge and experience to have a positive impact.

To learn more about the Princeton Hydro staff or if you're interested in joining the team, click here.

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Stephen Seeley, Aquatic Specialist

Stephen graduated from Rowan University in 2021 with a B.S. in Community and Environmental Planning. Before joining the Princeton Hydro team, he worked on golf courses in the maintenance department, and has done residential landscaping.

Growing up kayaking, boating, camping, skiing, and spending summers down at the beach, Stephen's passion for the environment and the outdoors began at an early age. Now, as an Aquatic Specialist, he's happy to be able to put his passion for the outdoors to use in a professional setting.

Learn more about Stephen.

Ryan Sheehan, Aquatic Specialist

Ryan is a recent graduate from Rowan University with a B.S. in Environmental Science. While taking classes on steam assessments and spending time creating stream nutrient budgets, Ryan developed a deep interest in and passion for water conservation. Ryan is excited to apply his education and pursue interests as an Aquatic Specialist on Princeton Hydro's Field Operations team.

Prior to joining the team, he enjoyed restoring furniture working as an upholsterer. Now, Ryan is delighted to put his problem solving skills to the test in Princeton Hydro's efforts to restore and preserve water resources.

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Princeton Hydro and the City of Trenton hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of our new headquarters office in the historic Roebling Carpentry Shop (Building 110), a significant economic development milestone for the City of Trenton. This state-of-the-art office space on the top floor of the building (approximately 9,000 sf) has been transformed, while still maintaining the character and features of the original brick and heavy timber building.

"The City of Trenton's location has been strategic throughout the history of the United States, from a major turning point in the American Revolution to a major manufacturing center of the American Industrial Revolution to the development of major bridges throughout the country. It’s the perfect place to inspire our scientists, engineers, and landscape architects to shape the world in the 21st Century." said Geoffrey Goll, President of Princeton Hydro. "After looking at many properties in the area, we simply fell in love with this space. It is the perfect mix of character, history, and location, and it fulfills our desire to be a part of the revitalization of the City of Trenton. And the City, local businesses, and residents have welcomed us with open arms. We’re excited to get to know more of our neighbors and become a positive contributor to the community."

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"The City of Trenton is extremely excited that Princeton Hydro has chosen the Capital City as its new home and we look forward to seeing the historic Roebling Wireworks Carpentry Shop revitalized and rejuvenated into the bustling center of innovation and craft it once was," said Trenton Mayor W. Reed Gusciora. "It's our hope that other businesses will follow in the footsteps of Princeton Hydro and utilize everything Trenton has to offer, including the City's cultural amenities, tech savvy workforce, and proximity to feeder universities."

This move by Princeton Hydro will result in the relocation of 30+ jobs to Trenton. It will bring to life a building that has been vacant for more than 25 years and adapt its use from industrial to transit-oriented, modern office space.

The project, constructed by Trenton-based Hx2 Development and designed by Trenton-based Architecture and Planning firm, Clarke Caton Hintz, has received enormous support and encouragement from the City of Trenton and Greater Trenton, the local organization dedicated to advancing revitalization efforts in the City.

"We are thrilled to welcome Princeton Hydro to Trenton and the opportunities their relocation means for current and future Trentonians. Transforming a former industrial building into modern office space for Princeton Hydro’s new headquarters mirrors the transformation in how and where companies choose to work. Access to multiple transportation options and other amenities found only in urban areas will aid in attracting and retaining quality employees and sustainable growth of Princeton Hydro’s business," said George Sowa, CEO of Greater Trenton. "We look forward to having them not only in the community, but also of, the Trenton community."

"It’s great to work with a client like Princeton Hydro, with their strong commitment to sustainability, collaborative and innovative workspaces, and new technologies. Their new offices are going to be extraordinary!" said John Hatch, Principal of Clarke Caton Hintz.

The redevelopment of Building 110 is part of the larger revitalization of Roebling Center, which includes five historic industrial buildings on Block 3 of the John A. Roebling’s Sons Company. Phase 1, completed in 2018, included the opening of Roebling Lofts, a unique 138-unit loft apartment building located in Building 101 of the Roebling Complex.

David Henderson, Hx2 Development Principal, described the significance of Princeton Hydro’s move, "We are excited to welcome this regionally prominent consulting firm to Roebling Center and to Trenton! In the former Roebling Carpentry Shop, Princeton Hydro has found a unique space that combines historic character--including heavy timber trusses, large factory windows and exposed brickwork--with high-tech building systems, striking finishes and modern amenities."

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Rutgers University held a symposium focused on Improving Urban Environments. The one-day event, presented by Rutgers University’s School of Engineering and its School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, brought together government, industry, community and academic thought leaders for a high-level exchange of ideas.

The symposium included keynote addresses given by Jane Cohen, Executive Director of the NJ Governor’s Office of Climate Change & the Green Economy, and Kandyce Perry, Director of the NJDEP Office of Environmental Justice, as well as a variety of presentations and panel discussions centered around ensuring healthier and more resilient communities through technological innovation and inclusive partnerships. Presentation topics included, “Furthering Environmental Justice in New Jersey;” “Brownfields in Urban Settings;” and “Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities.”

Princeton Hydro President Geoffrey Goll, PE was recently appointed to the Rutgers University School of Engineering Industry Advisory Board. As a result of his new role, he was invited to participate as a panelist in the the discussion titled, “The Role of Engineering Innovations and Government-Industry-Academe-Community Collaboration in Meeting Urban Environments Challenges.”
Photo by Denisa Moss-Heitlager.

The panel discussion also included:

  • Katrina Angarone, Associate Commissioner for Science and Policy, NJDEP
  • Christopher Obropta, Extension Specialist, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers
  • Nicole Miller, Co-Chair, Newark DIG
  • Carolina Ramos, Senior Energy Analyst, The Cadmus Group
  • Marc Tuozzolo, Acting Senior Director of Capital Planning, NJ Transit
  • Hao Wang, Associate Professor,Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rutgers
 

Goeffrey has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Rutgers University (Class of 1990) and a Master of Engineering Management degree from UW–Madison.  With his primary expertise being in water resources engineering and his background in geotechnical engineering, he works in many areas of water resources, including sediment management, stream and river restoration, stormwater management and green infrastructure, freshwater wetland/coastal marsh design, dam design, and dam removal.

If you're interested in reading more about urban environment restoration, we invite you to read our blog about the South River Ecosystem Restoration and Flood Resiliency Enhancement Project. In 2018, Princeton Hydro and Rutgers University, along with the Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership, Middlesex County, Borough of Sayreville, Borough of South River, NY/NJ Baykeeper, Raritan Riverkeeper, and the Sustainable Raritan River Initiative, secured funding from NFWF’s National Coastal Resilience Fund for the project, which aims to:
  • Reduce socioeconomic damages to the Boroughs of South River and Sayreville caused by storm damage, flooding, and sea level rise;
  • Transform degraded wetlands to high-quality marsh that can reduce flooding and enhance fish & wildlife habitat; and
  • Engage stakeholders in activities about coastal resilience and ecological health to maximize public outreach in the Raritan River Watershed.
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Emmy Award-winning Steve Adubato invited a panel of business innovators, including Princeton Hydro's President Geoffrey Goll, PE, to appear on the PBS TV Program "One on One with Steve Adubato." The panel, which also included Eleanor Kubacki of EFK Group and Social Entrepreneur Elijah Dixon, discussed what it means to be an innovative business in Trenton; the need for more people to work, live, and pay taxes in the city of Trenton; and how implementing hub zones can drastically improve small, local business.

Geoffrey was selected as one of the expert panelists because Princeton Hydro recently relocated its Headquarters to Trenton's Historic Roebling Wireworks Carpentry Shop. Click here for more info and to see photos of the unique, state-of-the-art office space.

Click below to watch the full broadcast: [embed]https://youtu.be/AATXifeHy0w[/embed]

This piece will also appear on Steve Adubato's Think Tank PBS Program.

Steve Adubato, Ph.D. is an author, motivational speaker, syndicated columnist, university lecturer, and Emmy Award-winning television broadcaster. In the mid 1980s he was New Jersey's youngest state legislator in the New Jersey General Assembly. He holds a doctorate from Rutgers University in the field of mass media and communication.

One-on-One features conversations with today’s most interesting people who do extraordinary things. From political leaders to CEOs, television personalities to professors, artists to educational innovators, each guest is invited to share their unique experiences and accomplishments.

Think Tank tackles broader national policy issues impacting New Jersey and the tri-state region. Think Tank questions the nature of political discourse, the future of higher education, the role of technology in business, changes in healthcare, the future of energy, the role of leadership styles in government and more.

For more information about Steve Adubato and to view past episodes, go here.

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At the New Jersey Highlands Coalitions’ Seventh Annual Golf Outing this week, Princeton Hydro’s Co-founder and Vice President Mark Gallagher was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognizes an exceptional professional career and/or lifetime of work spent protecting the environmental, cultural, natural, and scenic resources of the State of New Jersey, in particular in the New Jersey Highlands.

“It is truly an honor to receive this award,” said Mark Gallagher. “ I am grateful for the opportunity to partner with such an awesome organization dedicated to protecting the New Jersey Highlands landscape, and I look forward to continuing our work together.”

Mark is a pioneer in the field of restoration ecology, and helped get the conservation science movement off the ground in the 1980s. For more than two decades, he has overseen wetland and terrestrial ecology projects at Princeton Hydro, including many complex restoration projects that require unique solutions. He is extremely knowledgeable about local, state, and federal regulations, especially when it comes to ecological impact. Mark has made a positive impact on water quality and wildlife, designing and permitting hundreds of acres of restoration, mitigation, and enhancement projects throughout the Northeast.

“Mark is passionate about his work. He is smart and creative and a true pleasure to work with,” said Julia Somers, Executive Director of the NJ Highlands Coalition. “We all appreciate his expertise, knowledge, kindness towards others, and his generosity of his time.”

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The NJ Highlands Coalition aims to protect, enhance and promote the vital water and other natural and cultural resources of the New Jersey Highlands to sustain current and future generations. Princeton Hydro and the NJ Highlands Coalition have been working together for a decade on regulatory compliance reviews, environmental impact analyses, and stormwater management projects.

“To me, Princeton Hydro is one of the most important environmental engineering firms in the state, and that is because we share values,” exclaimed Julia Somers. “Delightfully, we always seem to be representing the same side of issues, which is not common among environmental engineering companies and environmental organizations. It is our great pleasure to be able to recognize Mark Gallagher, who is truly deserving of this recognition.”

Princeton Hydro is proud sponsor of the golf tournament and grand luncheon, which took place at Hawk Pointe Golf Club in Washington, NJ. Hawk Pointe Golf Club was chosen for this event because it’s a unique setting that incorporates the landscape of the Highlands into the course and uses some of the best-available technology to recycle water and manage its footprint. The 72-par golf course features 18 holes in a beautiful natural area surrounded by wetlands, dense woods, historical landmarks, and glimpses of wildlife.

Princeton Hydro is committed to improving our ecosystems, quality of life, and communities for the better. The firm was formed in 1998 with the specific mission of providing integrated ecological and engineering consulting services. Offering expertise in natural resource management, water resources engineering, geotechnical design & investigation, and regulatory compliance, our staff provides a full suite of environmental services throughout the Northeast for the public and private sectors.

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The New York State Federation of Lake Associations (NYSFOLA) held its Annual Conference in Lake George, NY on April 29th and 30th.

This year’s conference, which was titled, “Maximizing Your Lake Data,” featured a diverse exhibitor hall, networking events, a silent auction, a student poster session and a variety of presentations and workshops. Princeton Hydro, a proud sponsor of the conference, led four presentations and exhibited.

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Below, we provide more information and a free download of each presentation:

Presentation Title: The Value of Developing a Long Term Database for Lakes and their Management Presentation By:  Senior Technical Director of Ecological Services, Dr. Fred Lubnow Learn more and download the presentation.  

Presentation Title: Assessing Trends and Quantifying the Internal Phosphorous Load of Lake Hopatcong Utilizing a 30-Year Continuous Database

Presentation By: Princeton Hydro Environmental Scientist Pat Rose, Senior Aquatic Ecologist Paul Cooper and Senior Technical Director of Ecological Services Dr. Fred Lubnow Learn more and download the presentation.   Presentation Title: CSLAP and Customized Monitoring - How Additional Data is Helping Sleepy Hollow Lake Presentation By: Princeton Hydro Senior Project Manager Chris Mikolajczyk, CLM & Staff Scientist Jesse Smith along with Laurel Wolfe of The Association of Property Owners of Sleepy Hollow Lake Learn more and download the presentation.   Presentation Title: The Importance of Hands-On Field Education and Exposure with Regards to Monitoring Data Presentation By:  Princeton Hydro Senior Project Manager Chris Mikolajczyk, CLM and Dr. Curt Stager of Paul Smiths College Learn more and download the presentation.    

NYSFOLA was founded in 1983 by a coalition of lake associations concerned about water quality, invasive species, and other issues facing New York's lakes. NYSFOLA, which has 200+ members across the state, is the only NY-statewide voice for lakes and lake associations. NYSFOLA is an Affiliate of the North American Lake Management Society, for which Chris Mikolajczyk is the current Board President.

For more information about NYSFOLA and the Annual Conference, click here. To read about some of Princeton Hydro's upcoming events, click here.

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This Fall, Princeton Hydro team is proud to be participating in and sponsoring education courses, conferences, fundraisers and community gatherings. In this edition of our Events Spotlight, we provide an overview of all the latest happenings and information on how to get involved:

 

September 17: 4th Annual Northwest New Jersey Rivers Conference

The Northwest New Jersey partners of the four-state Delaware River Watershed Initiative is hosting its 4th Annual Northwest New Jersey Rivers Conference. The focus of the Conference is promoting a compatible tourism economy that leverages the regions incredible natural resources. Princeton Hydro is proud to sponsor this event, which aims to give participants a better understanding of the relationship between our region’s water and other natural resources and our region’s quality of life, including enhanced water quality, developing a vibrant tourism sector economy, expanding recreational opportunities, and appreciating the region’s scenic values. Get more info and register.

September 17: New Jersey Coalition of Lake Associations Fall Meeting

NJCOLA, a coalition of 83-member lake associations in Northern New Jersey, is hosting its Fall Meeting on September 17 from 9 - Noon at the Lake Mohawk Country Club. Princeton Hydro Senior Project Manager and North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) Board of Directors President Christopher L. Mikolajczyk, CLM will be there to present to the group and provide an update from NALMS on funding for in-lake management programs. The Fall Meeting will also include presentations from Culver Lake and Lake Mohawk representatives, briefings from NJCOLA officers, Round Table discussions, and a light breakfast. Get more info.

September 17: Trenton River Days

Join us for the 4th annual Trenton River Days, a free event that celebrates the history, culture, and recreational benefits of the Delaware River. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 17, local families and community members are invited to South Riverwalk Park near the Trenton Thunder Stadium to enjoy the festivities. We're bringing our airboat, so come hang out at our table and check out our fun equipment. More info.

September 18 - 22: Dam Safety National Conference

The Association of State Dam Safety Officials' National Dam Safety conference brings together 1,000 professionals from across the country to discuss the latest in dam and levee safety. The four-day event, being held in Baltimore, MD, includes an exhibitor hall, lightening talks, and variety of presentations on topics ranging from dam incident management to levee safety incidents to hi-tech hydrology. Members from the Princeton Hydro team are attending and looking forward to seeing you there! Get more info and register.

September 21: FREE Stormwater Webinar

As part of its Technical Friday webinar series, The Watershed Institute is hosting a "Retrofitting Stormwater Features (BMPs)" webinar on September 21 from 6 - 7:15 p.m. EST. The webinar is being led by Princeton Hydro's Senior Technical Director of Engineering Dr. Clay Emerson, PE, CFM and Vice President Mark Gallagher. Participants will learn how to identify the basins that could benefit the most from retrofits; which studies need to be done to determine whether a basin can or should be retrofitted; the steps to retrofitting a basin; and the permits and approvals required for retrofitting. The webinar, which is free and being held virtually on Zoom, will also include a Q&A session. Get more info and register.

September 21: Science Seminar Series - What’s in Our Streams and Rivers? The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Join the Stroud Water Research Center for a free webinar about "What's in Our Streams and Rivers? The Good, the Bad, the Ugly." The free webinar is part of a three-episode Science Seminar Series, which Princeton Hydro sponsored. For episode three, Michael Hartshorne, Director of Aquatics at Princeton Hydro, will share the details of the yearlong Schuylkill River community science project, which was just recently completed, and share the culminating interactive ArcGIS StoryMap, which documents the ecological status and local perceptions of the river. Get more info and register.

October 1: Watershed FEST

Are you looking for a fun excuse to get outside and celebrate the beautiful lakes, rivers, and streams all around us? Join the Watershed Institute for its 47th Annual Watershed FEST! Princeton Hydro is proud to sponsor this year's FEST, which is titled "Pathways and Waterways." It begins at 6:30 p.m. on the Watershed Center grounds with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by dinner, live music, dessert and dancing. FEST is The Watershed Institute’s largest fundraising event of the year and supports its mission of keeping water clean, safe and healthy.

Get more info and register.

October 5: SAME Philadelphia Post Small Business Conference 2022

This year’s SAME Philadelphia Post Small Business Conference includes presentations, interactive breakout sessions, networking sessions, panel discussions, and a small-business exhibitor hall. Princeton Hydro, one of the event sponsors and exhibitors, joined SAME as a sustaining member in 2018. The mission of SAME is to build leaders and lead collaboration among government and industry to develop multidisciplinary solutions to national security infrastructure challenges. Get more info and register.

October 5: NJ Invasive Species Strike Team Professional Conference

Presented by the Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space and hosted by Duke Farms, Princeton Hydro is proud to sponsor the 14th Annual New Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team Conference. The Strike Team is dedicated to protecting our natural lands from future damage through coordinated strategic invasive species management involving a team of partners and volunteers. The group's focus is eliminating threats posed by newly emerging invasive species before they become widespread pests and protecting our most pristine lands and rare species habitats. More event info and registration details are coming soon! Register here.

October 6 & 7: Rutgers Professional Education Course on Urban Stormwater Management

This NEW "Urban Stormwater Management: Building Resilient Communities" online course aims to demonstrate how green infrastructure stormwater management techniques are used in urban settings to increase community resilience to flooding, climate change, and other stormwater-linked environmental and social impacts. The course brings together leaders in the field of urban stormwater management, including Princeton Hydro's Mark Gallagher, Vice President, and Christiana Pollack, CFM, GISP, Director of Restoration and Resilience, who will share with course attendees how green infrastructure is being applied in urban settings through case study demonstrations. Dr. Stephen Souza, a founding principal of Princeton Hydro and owner of Clean Water Consulting, is the lead instructor for the course. Get more info and register.

OCTOBER 11: Workshop on Algal Bloom Mitigation and Algal Biotechnology for Sustainable New Jersey

Hosted by NJIT, this regional workshop aims to promote knowledge exchange and collaboration in the fields of algal bloom mitigation and algal biotechnology. The workshop will provide a forum for academic faculty, industrial practitioners and experts, federal and state agencies to share and explore emerging trends and new technologies in HAB prevention, algal research and algal biotechnology. The workshop includes keynote speakers, educational demonstrations, and student poster sessions along with a lunch buffet, networking opportunities, and offers participants 1 PDH or CEU from AWWA. Dr. Fred Lubnow, a HAB expert and Senior Technical Director of Ecological Services for Princeton Hydro, is leading a education session during the event, which is being held in-person at the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA) in Lyndhurst. Get more info and register.

OCTOBER 12: SAME MEGA Maryland Small Business Conference

The MEGA Maryland conference, being held at Martin's West in Baltimore, gives small and minority businesses in the architecture, engineering and construction industries the opportunity to come together with federal agencies in order to showcase best practices and highlight future opportunities to work in the federal market. Nearly 500 professionals throughout the Mid-Atlantic region are expected to attend this year’s MEGA Maryland, which includes 75+ speakers and a large exhibitor hall. Princeton Hydro is exhibiting. We hope you'll come by the booth to say "hello" to our team! This year's event also includes educational and MD PE Ethics Training webinars on the three days leading up to the conference: October 10, 11 & 14. Links for the webinars will be sent to all conference attendees 24 hours in advance of the scheduled session Get more info and register.

OCTOBER 12 & 13: Stormwater Symposium

Hosted by the Villanova Center for Resilient Water Systems, home of the Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership, this year’s Stormwater Symposium is themed "Infrastructure. Resilience. Equity." Over the course of the two-day program, participants will learn about innovations in green stormwater infrastructure from a diverse group of professionals representing the academic, nonprofit, government and industry sectors. In addition to keynote presentations, technical sessions and moderated panel discussions, the Symposium will feature 50 abstracts from the stormwater community, including one from Princeton Hydro's Senior Technical Director of Engineering Dr. Clay Emerson, PE, CFM who is giving a presentation titled, "I don't remember it raining like this before; stormwater design and regulatory context." The symposium also offers networking opportunities like the Wine & Cheese Social. Get more info and register.

October 14: Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions' 2022 Environmental Congress

We are thrilled to support ANJEC’s 49th Annual Environmental Congress. Each day includes a variety of workshop sessions on topics like stormwater management, environmental justice advancement in New Jersey, and local climate action. ANJEC, a non-profit organization, helps New Jersey environmental commissions, individuals, local and state agencies achieve responsible and sustainable use of New Jersey’s natural resources and protection of environmental health. Princeton Hydro, a business member of the ANJEC, is exhibiting during the event. Get more info and register.

October 20: NJ-Philadelphia Post SAME and JBMDL Small Business Roundtable Industry Day

The Joint Base MDL Small Business Roundtable and the New Jersey and Philadelphia Posts have partnered together to host this in-person Small Business event. The Industry Day includes presentations from  government officials, industry experts, and agency members including U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, JBMDL, GSA, and Congressman Andy Kim. A full breakfast and lunch buffet will be served. SAME aims to provide leaders from the A/E/C, environmental, and facility management industries the opportunity to come together with federal agencies in order to showcase best practices and highlight future opportunities for small businesses to work in the federal market. Princeton Hydro is exhibiting at the event. Learn more & register.

October 23 - 28: 11th U.S. Symposium on Harmful Algal Blooms

The symposium, which is themed "Science to Support Solutions from Shore to Shore," is being led by the NEIWPCC, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and U.S. Geological Survey with support from the U.S. National Office for Harmful Algal Blooms at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Presentations and education sessions will center around the impact of HABs on freshwater and marine systems, and take a deep dive into the prevalence of HABs as a national environmental challenge and solutions to overcoming the challenge. Princeton Hydro's Senior Technical Director of Ecological Services and HABs Expert Dr. Fred Lubnow is presenting on "Using Phycocyanin Meters to Monitor HABs and the Development of HAB Management Plans." Fred invites to you come by the Princeton Hydro exhibitor booth! Get more info and register.

October 25 - 27: New Jersey Association for Floodplain Management Annual Conference

NJAFM is hosting its 15th Annual Conference and Exhibition in Atlantic City, NJ. Participants will attend meetings and seminars covering topics, including hazard mitigation, flood insurance, flood modeling, stormwater management, construction standards and more. Princeton Hydro is exhibiting at the conference. This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Robert S. Young, Director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines. He will discuss New Jersey post-Sandy and the need for realistic planning and adaptation to maintain the coastal economy going forward. Get more info and register.

November 3 & 4: Delaware River Watershed Forum

The 10th Annual Delaware River Watershed Forum, titled "A Decade on the Delaware: A Reflection on Yesterday, a Vision for Tomorrow," brings together organizations and individuals spanning the four watershed states of PA, NY, NJ, and DE. The Forum, which is being hosted in-person at the Logan Hotel in Philadelphia,  features a mix of engaging speakers, facilitated discussions, field trips, and a 10th Anniversary Celebration Reception. Workshops will focus on topics like engaging communities around water quality protection, environmental policy, and climate change.  Princeton Hydro is sponsoring the Forum and looking forward to attending! Get more info and register.

November 14 - 17: North American Lake Management Society International Symposium

Princeton Hydro is proud to sponsor the NALMS 2022 International Symposium, which is being held in Minnesota, the “Land of 10,000 Lakes."  The conference, themed "Leveraging Experience to Manage Diverse Lakes, Landscapes, and People," consists of presentations, workshops, panel discussions, field trips and an exhibitor hall. Senior Project Manager Christopher L. Mikolajczyk, CLM and Senior Technical Director of Ecological Services Dr. Fred Lubnow are giving a presentation titled “Development of HAB Management and Restoration Plans for Beaches and Marinas.” They hope to see you at the conference and invite you to chat with them after their presentations. Get more info and register.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

August 1-3: National Stream Restoration Conference

The Resource Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing America’s natural resources by restoring streams, rivers and wetlands, hosted the first-ever National Stream Restoration Conference. The 3-day event was themed “Sharing Visions for the Future,” and included two education sessions led by members of the Princeton Hydro team:

 
 

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