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State of the Bay Conference 2016

The Barnegat Bay Partnership hosted a State of the Bay Conference in conjunction with the release of the State of the Bay Report 2016.  The report evaluates the current conditions of the bay and its watershed by using 17 environmental indicators and reports on the latest trends by comparing current conditions with those reported in the State of the Bay Report 2011. The conference began with a video overview, followed by four panel discussions with experts commenting on the State of the Bay Report 2016 and answering questions from the audience.  

conference details

Date: June  15, 2016

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Ocean County College, Gateway Building Lecture Hall (click here for directions)

Cost: None

Conference Agenda

 8:00 a.m.          Sign-in and Breakfast
 8:30 a.m.          Welcome by Peter Brandt, EPA Region 2 Public Affairs Director for Estuaries and Lakes
                               and Senior Communications Advisor
 8:35 a.m.          Video Overview of State of the Bay Report 2016
 8:45 a.m.          Panel 1: Land Use
 9:45 a.m.          Panel 2: Water Quality and Water Supply
10:45 a.m.         Break
11:00 a.m.         Panel 3: Habitat and Living Resources
12:00 p.m.         Panel 4: What's Next?

panel 1: land use

Moderator: Mark Mauriello, President, Edgewood Properties
Linda Brennen, Supervising Planner, Monmouth County Division of Planning
Elissa Commins, Municipal Engineer, Brick Township
Rick Lathrop, Director of Rutgers University's Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis
Dave McKeon, Planning Director, Ocean County Planning Department
Carleton Montgomery, Executive Director, Pineland Preservation Alliance

Click here to read more about the moderator and panelists on the Land Use panel. 

panel 2: Water Quality and Water Supply

Moderator: Leslie McGeorge, Administrator, NJDEP Division of Water Monitoring and Standards, Bureau of
                          Freshwater and Biological Monitoring
Ron Baker, Research Hydrologist, USGS
Matt Csik, Assistant Public Health Coordinator, Ocean County Health Department
Justin Flancbaum, Executive Director, Lakewood Township Municipal Utilities Authority
Trish Ingelido, Environmental Specialist, NJDEP Division of Water Monitorinig and Standards, Bureau of
      Environmental Analysis, Restoration & Standards
Rob Karl, Supervisor of Source Water and Watershed Programs, Brick Township Municipal Utilities Authority

Click here to read more about the moderator and panelists on the Water Quality and Water Supply panel.

panel 3: Habitat and living resources

Moderator: John Tiedemann, Director of Marine and Environmental Biology and Policy Program, Monmouth
Dr. Ken Able, Director of Rutgers University Marine Field Station
Dr. Paul Bologna, Associate Professor of Biology, Montclair University
Martha Maxwell-Doyle, Project Coordinator, Barnegat Bay Partnership
Dr. Ryan Rebozo, Director of Conservation Science, Pinelands Preservation Alliance
Dr. Gary Taghon, Professor, Rutgers University, Department of Marine and Coastal Science

Click here to read more about the moderator and panelists on the Habitat and Living Resources panel.

panel 4: what's next?

Moderator: Alan Steinberg, former EPA Region 2 Administrator and former Executive Director of the
                          NJ Meadowlands Commission
Tom Belton, former coordinator of Barnegat Bay research for the NJDEP Office of Science
Christina Cavaliere, Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management Studies and Sustainability,
      Richard Stockton University
Gene Chebra, Assistant Director, NJDEP Division of Water Quality, Municipal Finance and Construction
Britta Wenzel, Executive Director. Save Barnegat Bay
Assemblyman David Wolfe, NJ Legislative District 10

Click here to read more about the moderator and panelists on the What's Next panel.