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Climate Ride NYC-DC

September 20, 2014 - 8:00 am to September 24, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Washington, DC to NYC

Climate Ride NYC-DC is a grand cycling adventure that connects two of the nation’s most important cities – New York and Washington, DC – by bicycle. From the exciting departure by ferry in Manhattan to the hero’s welcome and rally at the steps of the US Capitol, the east-coast version of Climate Ride is more than a bike trip – it’s an inspiring journey with 200 like-minded people who are united by their passion for sustainability, renewable energy, and bicycles - the ultimate carbon-free form of transportation. On the NYC-DC ride, you’ll spend five days cycling through rich green countryside and historic towns. You’ll find out why they call New Jersey “The Garden State” as you cycle through the lush landscape. You’ll explore the historic Delaware River Valley, discover Pennsylvania’s Amish country, and pedal through horse country in Maryland before arriving at the Capitol in Washington DC. Evening programs and dynamic speakers combine with world-class riding to make this charitable event exciting, informative, and fun. Climate Ride takes care of all the details, so you can focus on riding the 45-70 miles per day of carefully planned routes on back roads that meander through the countryside. It’s challenging yet doable, and you have all day to make it to the next rest stop. The ride has followed the same route between the two cities since the first Climate Ride in 2008, although portions change from year to year. The Climate Ride support team is always nearby to assist you, keep you happy and healthy, and make your ride worry-free and memorable.

Registration: Open 

Register here

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America's Prepareathon! Day

September 30, 2014 - 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

National

America's PrepareAthon! is an opportunity for individuals, organizations, and communities to prepare for specific hazards through drills, group discussions, and exercises.

National PrepareAthon! Day is September 30, 2014 and will revolve around taking the actions to prepare for these six specific hazards:

Campaign Goals

The goal of this campaign is to increase the number of individuals who:

     

  • Understand which disasters could happen in their community
  • Know what to do to be safe and mitigate damage
  • Take action to increase their preparedness
  • Participate in community resilience planning
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What can I do?

     

  • Register to participate in America’s PrepareAthon! and provide details about the activities you’re planning.
  • Plan your own local community or organizational preparedness event
  • Participate in discussion forums online with like-minded community members
  • Learn the actions to take for disaster preparedness and practice them!
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Where can I find more information?

     

  • For more information about disasters, preparedness, and ways to get involved in America's PrepareAthon!, click here to access the America's PrepareAthon! Fact Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions.
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Webinar: “Building a More Resilient Nation: National Preparedness Month and America's PrepareAthon!”

Stay in Touch

Email: prepareathon@fema.gov 

Twitter: @PrepareAthon follow the conversation #PrepareAthon

To move people to action, the President, through Presidential Policy Directive (PPD-8), has directed all federal agencies to work with their stakeholders across the country to “coordinate a comprehensive campaign to build and sustain national preparedness, including public outreach and community-based and private-sector programs to enhance national resilience…”

 

Register at the America's Prepareathon! website.

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Flood Hazard Risk Reduction and Resiliency Grant Information Session

November 14, 2014 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Trenton, NJ

Public Hearing Room NJ Department of Environmental Protection 401 E. State Street Trenton, NJ

This information session covers NJ Department of Environmental Protection's Flood Hazard Risk Reduction and Resiliency Grant program.

The Office of Flood Hazard Risk Reduction Measures has been allocated Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery  (CDBG-DR) funding from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development  (HUD) to fund projects or improvements that reduce storm surge or flood risk.

Eligibility Requirements: 

Municipalities and counties in one of the nine counties (Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Union Counties) most affected by Superstorm Sandy, as determined by HUD. Regional coordination on projects is encouraged.

Funding Categories:

     

  • Coastal Lakes (e.g. surge reduction, increased discharge capacity)
  • Flood Risk Reduction Infrastructure (e.g. levees, tide gates, flood barriers)
  • Stormwater Management (e.g. pump stations, capacity increase, storage areas)
  • Beneficial Use of Dredge Material
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Funding is provided through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program.  HUD CDBG-DR requirements must be followed as a condition of funding, as set forth in the application, found at the NJDEP FHRRM website. 

Because the Office of Flood Hazard Risk Reduction Measures has an overall funding goal of 25% low and moderate income (LMI) area benefit for this grant, preference may be given to areas of low and moderate income in accordance with HUD’s National Objectives.

All inquiries must be made via email to Rebecca.Jones@dep.nj.gov

More information on this grant opportunity found at the NJ Resiliency Network website.

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Coastal Flooding Solutions Public Meeting

July 30, 2014 - 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Jersey City

City Hall Council Chambers 280 Grove Street Jersey City, NJ

Jersey City will host a public open house in cooperation with NOAA, Stevens Institute of Technology and Baker Engineering to review coastal flooding solutions recommended for Jersey City to protect against storm surges and climate change.

Contact:

Tanya R. Marione, AICP, PP - Senior Planner of Division of City Planning

Phone: (201) 547-5010

Email: tanyam@jcnj.org

More information at Together North Jersey. 

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Film Event: Delaware Bayshore Beach Restoration

April 22, 2014 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Levoy Theatre

130 N. High Street Millville, NJ

Earth Day Film - Delaware Bayshore Restoration for at-risk Wildlife

Levoy Theatre
126-130 N High Street

Video highlights scientists restoring Hurricane Sandy-damaged beaches to protect at-risk shorebirds and promote coastal resiliency

The Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey (CWF) and American Littoral Society (“The Littoral Society”) will present “A Race Against Time,” a film screening about the Delaware Bayshore Restoration in honor of Earth Day 2014 on April 22 from 6 to 8 PM at the Levoy Theatre at 130 N. High Street in Millville, New Jersey.

The free screening will feature a reception with food generously donated by Runaway Chefs and local wine generously discounted by Belleview Winery. A question-and-answer session after the video will feature project leader and biologist Larry Niles, CWF Executive Director David Wheeler, and American Littoral Society Executive Director Tim Dillingham.

This 30-minute video documents the ambitious campaign to restore Delaware Bayshore beaches decimated by Hurricane Sandy, ensuring the at-risk horseshoe crabs and globally migrating shorebirds that rely on this habitat can survive. The project was funded by the New Jersey Recovery Fund, and the video is produced by CWF, Greener New Jersey Productions, and the Delaware Riverkeeper Network. The second phase of this beach restoration project is currently in process.

More information can be found on CWF at www.ConserveWildlifeNJ.org. Learn more about the Littoral Society at www.littoralsociety.org.

Guests are encouraged to RSVP by April 18 at:
tinyurl.com/RaceAgainstTimeFilm

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Rebuild by Design's Unveiling of the Final Work

April 03, 2014 - 8:30 am to 11:00 am

Liberty Science Center

222 Jersey City Blvd Jersey City, NJ 07305

April 03, 2014 - 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

250 Vesey Street 27th floor

New York, New York

This is a Rebuild by Design event. RSVP is required.

You must RSVP for each event.

Join us on April 3rd to see Rebuild by Design's innovative proposals to rebuild communities across the Hurricane Sandy affected region.

After months of research and working alongside communities across the whole Sandy affected region, the 10 Rebuild by Design teams are ready to share their final work.

Come and see the work and meet the teams: BIG TEAM; HR&A Advisors, Inc. with Cooper, Robertson & Partners; Interboro Team; MIT CAU + ZUS + URBANISTEN; OMA; PennDesign/OLIN; Sasaki/Rutgers/Arup; SCAPE / Landscape Architecture; WB unabridged + Yale ARCADIS; WXY/WEST 8.

Gives us your feedback and connect with the communities in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut where the teams worked in regional coalitions to create implementable design solutions to address future storm events.

The winners will be announced by Secretary Donovan of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development later this Spring.

New Jersey event RSVP & detailsNew York event RSVP & details

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Ocean County Long-Term Community Recovery Plan Meeting

April 29, 2014 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Toms River, NJ

April 29, 2014 - 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Manahawkin, NJ

Please join us for the next Ocean County Long-Term Community Recovery Plan meeting on April 29, 2014. We heard your input from previous meetings and are excited to present Ocean County's long-term community recovery vision and recovery projects. These projects will help Ocean County bounce back more quickly from future disasters and will help build a more sustainable community for years to come. Project ideas include improving developing and implementing Shelter Management Plans, increasing municipal CRS participation, and developing disaster-related services for senior citizens.

Two stakeholder and municipal meetings will be held in the northern and southern portions of the County, respectively, in order to better accommodate all participants. Feel free to attend either session; the content will be the same:

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

*10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.*

*2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.*

The Ocean County Library
101 Washington Street
Toms River, NJ 08753

Stafford Township Municipal Building
260 East Bay Avenue
Manahawkin, NJ 08050


All municipal representatives and stakeholders are encouraged to attend.
Please RSVP to me by phone at 215.430.5517 or by email at
sbowen@mbakerintl.com. We look forward to your attendance and participation
at the upcoming meeting.

For more information about the project, including draft documents for
review and other project milestones, please visit
www.OceanCountyLongTermRecovery.com.

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State of New Jersey Superstorm Sandy Public Hearing

February 11, 2014 - 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Richard Stockton College of New Jersey - Performing Arts Center (PAC)

101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ

February 12, 2014 - 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

New Jersey Institute of Technology - Campus Center

141 Summit Street, Newark, NJ

February 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Brookdale Community College - Robert J. Collins Arena and Recreation & Events Center

765 Newman Springs Road, Middletown, NJ

*This event will be repeated in three locations:

*NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE FOR THE 3RD HEARING DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER.

REGISTER

The State of New Jersey will hold three public hearings to solicit public comments on the State's plan for the allocation and expenditure of $1.46 billion in Superstorm Sandy recovery funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The State will also accept public comment on a proposal to provide rental assistance in the form of tenant-based vouchers for Sandy-impacted households. State cabinet officials will provide an overview of proposed allocations and priorities.

Read the State's plan to allocate this money.

These hearings are open to the public.  You do not have to register before hand.  However, if you plan to make a public comment, you must sign up here

Pre-registration closes at NOON on the day before each hearing. However, on site registration will be available.

Download the NJ Recovery Fund's flier which explains it all.

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