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Annual Ramapo River Watershed Conference

Friday, Apr 18, 2014
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
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The event, presented by the Ramapo River Committee and the Environmental Studies Program at Ramapo College, will feature an exceptional variety of speakers on environmental and cultural topics pertaining to the Ramapo Valley in New Jersey and New York.

The event is free but registration is requested at: 

This year’s conference will present updates on watershed events, including: the massive Ford paint sludge remediation in Torne Valley in Ramapo, NY;  news from the Ramapo River headwaters in Orange County, NY; recent studies on Eastern timber rattlesnakes (a threatened species in New York and New Jersey); Cropsey’s Castle, Aladdin: the artist’s summer home near Warwick, NY – based on new research by Cropsey expert, Dr. Kenneth Maddox, we will get a virtual tour of Cropsey’s design for this legendary mansion, destroyed by fire in 1909 (while he lived at Aladdin, Cropsey frequently traveled to paint in the Ramapo Valley) ; the ongoing pollution from the Mulch Pile Site and the problematic DeMarino Soil Site in Tuxedo, NY; New Jersey Highlands issues; environmental impact assessment of natural gas pipeline expansions in the NJ Highlands Region; DuPont pollution and remediation in Pompton Lakes, NJ.

Geoff Welch
(845) 712-5220 Cell – (845) 536-4145