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New Jersey Conservation Rally

21st Annual NJ Land Conservation Rally

 

 

A one-day educational conference about preserving open space and farmland in New Jersey. 

 

 

Friday, March 17, 2017

  

Celebrate Green!

 

Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Brunswick, NJ

 

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"Healthy Land ... Healthy Water"

 

 

Keynote Speaker:

"The Role of Land Use as NJ's Climate Changes"

Dr. David Robinson

NJ State Climatologist, Professor of Geography, Rutgers University

 

Watch the video of Conservation Stories filmed at the 2016 Rally. 

 

Exhibit Space is SOLD OUT! Sponsorships are still available:  Apply here. 

 

2017 SPONSORS (as of February 22)

 

 

 

 

The Merrill G.

 

and Emita E.

 

Hastings Foundation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MICHAEL E. HEENEHAN

Environmental Consultant

 

MHeenehan@gmail.com

Integra Realty

 

Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

To see pictures and activities from previous Rallies, click the following link.

Memory Lane from Past Rallies

 

2017 EXHIBITORS & SUPPORTERS (as of February 22)

     

The Conservation Fund * The Watershed Institute * Brinkerhoff Environmental Services * Sourlands Conservancy

Rutgers University Water Resource Program * Natural Resources Conservation Service * Raritan Headwaters Association

Ronald A. Curini Appraisal Company * Rahway River Watershed Association * Barnegat Bay Partnership

Association of NJ Environmental Commissions * Student Conservation Association

Wild Ridge Plants * Environmental Logic * NJ Conservation Foundation * Land Trust Alliance

JM Sorge * Rowan University NJMap * NJ League of Conservation Voters

NJ Highlands Coalition * Crossroads of the American Revolution Association

 

Farmers MarketToadshade Wildflower Farm, Robson Farm, Neshanic Valley Beekeepers

Book & Gift Store:  NJ Audubon Society

 

 

Hear Voices of Conservation!

 

Videotaped Interviews of 2016 Rally Attendees

 

Interviewees share their stories about why conservation and the environment are important to them.

 

Juan Martinez, Children and Nature Network, keynote

Tamara Hayden, Merck volunteer  

Bill Rawlyk, Open Space Institute 

Alanna Jamieson, student volunteer

Jenny Paredes, Latino Outdoors

Jennifer Coffey, Association of NJ Environmental Commissions

Pat Huizing, Northeast Organic Farming Association of NJ

David Landry, Protection of Water, Wetlands, Woods (POWWW)

Eliot Nagele, Rutgers Water Resource Program

Nicole Scott-Harns, NJ Environmental Justice Alliance

MacKenzie Pitt, Lawrence Brook Watershed 

Suzanne McCarthy, Rowan Univ, South Jersey Land & Water Trust 

Lindsay McNamara, Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ 

Christine Hall, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Bryana DeVeaux, Drew University student 

Rachel Fulreader, Drew University student 

 

Videos filmed by Jenni Coronato, edited by April Merl.

 

 
2017 RALLY PLANNING COMMITTEE 

 

Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions  · D&R Greenway Land Trust

FAV Consulting, Land Preservation & Management

Great Swamp Watershed Association · Green Acres Program

Hackensack Riverkeeper · Monmouth Conservation Foundation · NJ Audubon Society   

NJDEP Land Use Regulation Program · New Jersey Conservation Foundation 

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 event is a daylong educational experience offering workshops, plenary sessions, and networking opportunities.

350 conservationists attended in 2016. 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 2016 attendees:



> 36% represented land conservation nonprofits, including land trusts that acquire land, nonprofits that steward land and watershed associations
> 15% from other nonprofit organizations

>16% from government entities, including federal, state, county and municipal leaders, from government offices and volunteers serving on open space committees, agricultural advisory boards, and environmental commissions
> 13% students
> 9% from private companies that support land conservation, such as environmental consulting firms and trail builders
> 11% others, including general public, academic institutions, and unaffiliated individuals


The experience and skills of Rally 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 908-997-0720 or laura@njconservation.org.

 

 

Updated February 22, 2017

 

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