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Course Name: Streambank Restoration: Planning, Engineering, and Implementation
Course Code: EW0331CA23
Date of Most Recent Offering: May 4, 2023
Time: TBD am – TBD pm (Check in at TBD am)
Location: Rutgers EcoComplex, 1200 Florence Columbus Rd., Bordentown, NJ 08505 (Directions)
Format: In person classroom course
Registration Fee: $TBDper person
Multi Person Discount Fee: $TBD per person (Save when you sign up with a colleague!)
Registration Closes: TBD
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Payments should be made out to: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Checks and money orders should be mailed to: Office of Continuing Professional Education, Attn: Registration Dept., 102 Ryders Ln, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8519
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The objective of this NEW course is to provide practitioners with an overview of streambank restoration in the state of New Jersey. The course topics will be highlighted with a review of case studies to illustrate the streambank restoration process and lessons learned in a real-world manner.
Presented in a stepwise manner, the course will cover:
- Planning and assessments required to initiate the design and decision-making process for a streambank restoration project
- Identifying the project need
- Evaluating the site
- Designing and implementing the project
- Monitoring the final project
- Regulatory permitting process required in New Jersey
Who Should Attend?
Environmental professionals who want to learn more about the process for planning, designing, implementing, and monitoring streambank restoration projects can benefit from attending this course.
Meet Your Instructors
Charles Harman, SPWS; WSP USA
A Principal Ecologist and Regulatory Services Branch Manager at WSP USA, Charles Harman has 30 years of experience in the environmental consulting field. He specializes in natural resource related assessment and management activities, including ecological risk assessments, sediment evaluations, biological assessments, natural resource damage assessments, wetlands management, and ecological restorations. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Ecology from Texas A&M University and a Master’s degree in Biology from Southwest Texas State University.
Matthew Holthaus, PE, CFM, ENV.SP, CERP; WSP USA
Matthew Holthaus is an Assistant Vice President and Water Resource Engineer in Ecosystem Restoration at WSP USA. He is an experienced and licensed Civil/Environmental Engineer and Project Manager with a demonstrated working history in ecosystem restoration (wetlands and streams). He is skilled in AutoCAD Civil 3D, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, ArcGIS, Stormwater Modeling Systems (SMS) CMS and RMA2, regulatory permitting, construction estimates, and construction oversight.
Over the last 10 years, Matthew has developed a blend of technical and managerial skills pertaining stream and wetland restoration. With his passion for environmental restoration and goals of leaving a better tomorrow for future generations, he continues to lead and supervise teams in technical studies, design and modeling, drafting and plan development, permitting, construction estimating, and construction supervision for full design-build projects involved in stream and wetland restoration/mitigation projects across the United States.
Phil Perhamus, PWS; WSP USA
Mr. Perhamus is a Senior Biologist at WSP USA. He has over 30 years of experience in biological analysis, wetland studies, regulatory permitting, natural resources, and the environmental sciences. His specific capabilities include project management; wetland delineation, permitting, mitigation/restoration, and monitoring; the development of Environmental Assessments (EA); habitat restoration through invasive plant species management and native species revegetation; aquatic and terrestrial wildlife surveys including threatened and endangered (T&E) species surveys; environmental contaminants sampling and investigation; and stream assessment and stabilization.
He has extensive experience throughout the U.S. working with both private and public sectors including oil and gas; wind energy; commercial and residential development; federal, state, county, and local governments; water resource stakeholders; and environmental conservation groups. His project experience is broad spanning from ecological studies to hazardous materials investigations, and from land conservation to land development. He is a Professional Wetland Scientist (P.W.S.) as certified by the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS), a Licensed Professional Wetland Delineator in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and is on the certified wetland delineator list with the Chesterfield County, Virginia, Department of Environmental Engineering.
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Continuing Education Credits
The most recent offering of Streambank Restoration was approved for 0.6 Rutgers CEUs, as well as the following credits from professional organizations. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.
NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 3.0 Technical and 3.0 Government CEUs (DLGS Course #16460)
NJ Continuing Legal Education: 6 CLEs (Course No. 273)
NJ Drinking Water and Wastewater Operators: 6 TCHs (Approval #01-022301-30)
NJ Health Officers and Registered Environmental Health Specialists (HO/REHS): Rutgers University, NJAES, Office of Continuing Professional Education has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health as a provider of NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs). Participants who complete this education program will be awarded 6.0 NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs). (Course #20748)
NJ Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP): 3.0 Regulatory and 3.0 Technical CECs (Course No. 2023-005)
NJ Professional Engineers: 6 Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) Credits
Certified Floodplain Managers: 6 CECs
No breakfast will be provided. Lunch will be available for pre-registered attendees only.
NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.
Course Requirements and Policies
COVID-19 Mask & Vaccination Policies for Face-to-Face Classes
Registrants attending OCPE events are not currently required to wear face masks or provide proof of vaccination.
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- Masks are welcome.
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Pre-registration is required. We’re sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials, or meals for walk-in registrants.
Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.
Cancellations and Substitutions
A $75 cancellation fee applies for this course. Substitutions are permitted. View our cancellation policy.
Attention U.S. Veterans
This course is approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for educational benefits through the GI Bill®. Learn more.
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Program Questions? We’re Here to Help!
If you have any questions about Streambank Restoration: Planning, Engineering, and Implementation, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Program Coordinator: Pamela Springard-Mayer
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