October 26, 2016

Soil Science Training at Shippensburg University

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:11 pm by swepharrisburg

Society of Women Environmental Professionals Capital Chapter board is pleased to share the following information sent to us by a fellow SWEP Member, Dr. Claire Jantz:

The Center for Land Use and Sustainability at Shippensburg University is partnering with SoilHub to offer training in soil science for environmental professionals. Registration closes soon!

    On Tuesday November 1, Navigating the Web Soil Survey will be offered. In this digital age, there is a wealth of information available at our finger tips. The NRCS Web Soil Survey (WSS) is certainly a powerful online tool, however, like any tool it takes guidance and practice to understand how to use it. http://www.soilhub.com/product/navigating-the-web-soil-survey/ 

         On Tuesday November 15, Fundamental Soil Science will be offered. In this full-day class, students will learn the fundamental knowledge necessary to describe soil physical properties to make interpretations for stormwater BMP suitability, on-lot septic systems placement, hydric soil determinations, and other environmental site assessment needs. During the classroom portion of the course, students will learn principles of soil science through discussion and hands-on activities which provide practical applications to the lesson material. Students will also spend time in the field in a soil test pit conducting real-world observations of soil physical properties. http://www.soilhub.com/product/fundamental-soil-science/


October 19, 2016

SWEP Capital Chapter Regulatory Update Seminar – Nov. 10, 2016

Posted in Announcements, Events, News at 2:30 pm by swepharrisburg

We are pleased to open registration for our Annual Regulatory Update Seminar to be held on November 10 at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection South Central Regional Office.  Please stay tuned for further details regarding an evening networking event jointly hosted by SWEP, PAEP, and WTS following this event.

WHEN: Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM






PAYMENT METHOD:  Payment can be made in cash or check by mail to:        

The Society of Women Environmental Professionals Capital Chapter, P.O. Box 11666, Harrisburg, PA 17108-1666

By PayPal sent to: swepharrisburg@gmail.com

By cash or check at the door on the day of for an additional fee

REGISTRATION:    Please RSVP to nsinha@sqcivil.com  by November 4. 

Advance Registration is required and includes breakfast and lunch.  Please include dietary restrictions with registration.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:          Friday, November 4, 2016  

ADDRESS: Susquehanna Room, DEP South Central Regional Office, 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, 17110

SWEP is pleased to offer four (4) Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for participants that attend the full session related to Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Please let us know upon registration if you will need a PDH certificate and the time that you plan to attend.

SWEP is also applying for eligibility of Legal continuing education credits.  If you are interested in this, please let us know upon registration and we will notify you once the event has been verified as being eligible.

Unfortunately, we cannot offer PDH hours for any other certification than those listed herein.




October 18, 2016

SWEP of Greater Philadelphia’s Annual Touchstone Award Reception

Posted in Announcements, Events, News at 3:57 pm by swepharrisburg

Society of Women Environmental Professionals of Greater Philadelphia’s Annual Touchstone Award Reception

 Thursday, November 3, 2016

6:00-9:00 PM

Franklin Commons

400 Franklin Ave., Phoenixville, PA








Cocktail Hour followed by a seated Dinner and Dessert

SWEP Members / Students: $40 / person in advance $55 / person after October 21st

Non-SWEP Members: $60 / person in advance $60 / person after October 21st

Please RSVP and pay online at swepweb.com. Questions or concerns, please contact touchstones@swepweb.com.


Registration will close on October 24th. No walk-ins will be accepted.

Flyer is in Link Below



PA State Transportation Innovation Council Presentation

Posted in Announcements, Events, News at 3:52 pm by swepharrisburg

SWEP is pleased to announce the STIC presentation we are jointly hosting with PAEP & WTS Central PA Chapter.  Please join us at the Boro Bar & Grill located at 4425 N. Front Street in Harrisburg on November 10 from 5 to 7 p.m.  Appetizers will be provided by us and beverages will be available from the cash bar.  Please see the flyer link below for more details and RSVP to JT Graupensperger JGraupensperger@Pennoni.com by Wednesday, November 2.


September 13, 2016

Wine and Network Event – Sept. 15, 2016

Posted in Uncategorized at 12:54 pm by swepharrisburg

Wine & Networking Event – September 15th

Happy Hour? Wine Not?




SWEP of Greater Philadelphia presents an evening of great Wine & Networking opportunities!  This event held at Black Walnut Winery includes your first glass of wine, heavy appetizers and a brief wine education!  Plus an evening to socialize, engage in wine-infused conversations, and network in a beautifully renovated 200+ year old bank barn that houses Black Walnut Winery.

WHEN: Thursday, September 15, 2016




NON MEMBER: $30.00

PAYMENT: On-line Registration & Payment

(Onsite payment by check or cash only)

PRE-REGISTRATION: Click HERE to REGISTER for Wine Networking

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:   Monday, September 12, 2016

(walk ins permitted & late registrations will be accepted, but pre-registration preferred for planning purposes)


3000 Lincoln Hwy., Sadsburyville, PA 19369

Phone: 610-857-5566

DIRECTIONS: Please use Sadsbury Township for GPS directions.

From King of Prussia areatake 202 South, approximately 11 miles to the US 30 W exit toward Downingtown/Coatesville. Keep right as you exit onto Route 30. Continue on US 30 W approximately 5 miles to the Chester County Airport Road exit. Take exit, at top of the ramp turn left onto Airport Rd. At light, turn right onto US 30 BUS W; continue west for approximately 1.5 miles to Octorara Rd. turn left onto Octorara Road, entrance to the parking lot is on your right.

From Harrisburg/Lancaster areaTake US 30 E through Lancaster for approximately 19 miles (this is from the intersection of RT 896 & US 30 E). Continue on US 30 BUS E at the intersection of Route 10 & 30 (Walmart shopping on the right; Wawa on the left). Go 2 miles. Pass winery (on the right) to Octorara Road. Turn right, parking lot is on your right.

BRING your business cards to SHARE with new colleagues and potential connections!

*The registration deadline has past but due to the short notice to our members registration is still open.

August 29, 2016

Tour of First and Only LEED Version 4.0 certified project at a PA college or university.

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:48 pm by swepharrisburg

On Wednesday, September 7th at 3:30pm, USGBC Central PA http://www.usgbc.org/usgbc-central-Pennsylvania will be hosting a panel discussion and tour of the first & only LEED version 4.0* certified project at a PA college or university! The Smeal College of Business at the University Park campus of Penn State recently earned LEED Gold certification under the LEED for Existing Buildings (EB) Operations & Maintenance rating system.  This certification was the first EB project for the university, as well as their first LEED v4 project.  EB projects are based on actual building performance & therefore must prove that they do indeed save energy & water.  Other firsts for this project include the first & only LEED v4 certified building in the 34-county USGBC Central PA region and one of only two LEED v4 certified commercial projects in all of Pennsylvania.!

This event will feature a comprehensive panel of representatives from the university who will discuss LEED v4, as well as the intricacies of the EB rating system and Penn State’s commitment to LEED certification for all new construction and major renovation projects. Following the event, we’ll tour the LEED v4 project, as well as several LEED for New Construction projects on campus.

Carpools to the event will be arranged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Please see the link below for further info about the event & to register.  Feel free to contact Heidi Kunka at USGBC Central PA ( hkunka@usgbc.org<mailto:hkunka@usgbc.org> or (202-706-0836 ) with any questions about the event.



* Starting on November 1st, 2016, version 4.0 is the only option for project teams registered a building for LEED certification (version 2009 may no longer be used).

May 3, 2016

2016 SWEP Making Environmental Connections Conference Recap

Posted in Uncategorized at 12:20 am by swepharrisburg

If you missed the 2016 Making Environmental Connections Conference, or want to know what happened in other sessions check out the speakers presentations!

PennDOT_Stormwater_MEC 2016

Reducing Volume and Emerging Contaminants_MEC 2016

TENORM Study_MEC 2016

Najjar SWEP

PADEP_Casual Analysis of Smallmouth Decline_MEC 2016

Water Reuse 101 Presentation

Cindy Adams Dunn_MEC 2016

Radon_High_Homes_MEC 2016



February 5, 2016


Posted in Uncategorized at 3:41 pm by swepharrisburg

We are pleased to announce that registration and sponsorship is now open for our 2016 Making Environmental Connections Conference on April 21, 2016 at Central Penn College Conference Center.  We are excited to host the Secretary of PA Department of Environmental Protection and the Secretary of PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources as well as many other guest speakers.

Our conference is open to professionals and students.  Both men and women are welcome as members and conference attendees.  We offer educational and networking components to this Conference and believe that it gives our members and friends a unique conference experience.  We are also offering a scholarship poster contest for students.  A reduced registration fee for students participating in the contest is offered.  Students must be present at the conference and for the awards ceremony to be eligible to win.  Conference attendees will be afforded the opportunity to review and vote on the posters.  Details are in the attached flyer.

This year we are offering 4 Professional Development Hours for those who attend the conference for the full day.  These PDHs are available for Pennsylvania PE, PG or PLS ONLY.  You must indicate if a certificate will be needed at the time of registration.

Sponsorship opportunity as well as corporate and individual membership information is also attached.   Please review these flyers to see if a sponsorship or corporate membership may be a good fit for your company or organization.

Registration for the Conference is open until March 29, 2016.  Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept registrations after March 29, 2016 and will not be able to offer a refund for cancelled registrations after April 1, 2016.  Payment for registration can be made via PayPal or by check.

If you have questions about registration, sponsorship, membership or the scholarship contest, please email us at swepharrisburg@gmail.com or the SWEP Chair Sara Blascovich at sara.blascovich@hdr.com.

We look forward to an exciting conference this year and hope that you will join us!

SWEP April 21, 2016 MEC Agenda

Conference Registration

SWEP Membership

Sponsor Registration

Scholarship Poster Contest

PayPal Instructions

Central Penn Campus Map

November 25, 2015

Did You Miss the Regulatory Update Seminar? Check out the Presentations!

Posted in Uncategorized at 6:12 pm by swepharrisburg

If you were unable to attend SWEP’s Regulatory Update on Nov. 4, 2015. . .no worries!!!
Our presenters have shared their presentations.

Chapter 105, General Permits for construction activities

Radiation Protection

General Permit 03, Discharges of Stormwater Associated with Industrial Activities

Chapter 93, Water Quality

Chapter 109, Safe Drinking Water

Air Quality

Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force


March 2, 2015

NEW! Lunch and Learn on Updates on the Chesapeake Bay – March 18

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:48 pm by swepharrisburg

March 18, 2015 – Lunch and Learn – The Chesapeake Bay Watershed Updates at the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Harrisburg
Presenters include:
Mary Gattis, Director, Local Government Programs, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
Kristen Wolfe, Chesapeake Bay Coordinator, PA DEP
Paula Ballaron, Manager of Policy Implementation and Outreach, Susquehanna River Basin Commission
RSVP by Tuesday March 10, to Namita Sinha at nsinha@sqcivil.com
See attached flyer for more details.

SWEP March 8 L&L – Chesapeake Bay Updates

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