2017 SWEP Capital Chapter’s PA DEP Regulatory Update Seminar

REGISTRATION is NOW OPEN for SWEP Capital Chapter’s Pennsylvania DEP Annual Regulatory Update Seminar which will be held on Thursday, November 2. Registration begins at 8 AM, with the first speaker beginning at 8:30 AM.  The program adjourns at 3:30 PM.  Detailed Program will be shared soon, but see below for the sneak peek at the Draft Agenda:

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

Time:                    8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Breakfast and Welcome

  • Southcentral Regional Office Updates
  • Water Quality (Chapter 93) Updates
  • Safe Drinking Water (Chapter 109) Updates
  • Radiation Protection Program Updates
  • Oil and Gas (Chapter 78) Updates

Networking Lunch

  • Water Obstructions & Encroachments (Chapter 105) Update
  • Erosion & Sedimentation Control / Post-Construction Stormwater (Chapter 102) Update
  • Regional Permit Coordination Office Update
  • Keystone Environmental ePermitting System (KEeS) Update

Closing Comments

Additional Networking (optional)

Registration:      Please RSVP to nsinha@sqcivil.com by October 27.

Registration is required and includes breakfast and lunch.  Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions when registering.

Cost:                      Cost is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers.

Payment:            SWEP can currently accept payment by cash, check or PayPal.

By cash or check, mailed to:

The Society of Women Environmental Professionals, Capital Chapter

P.O. Box 11666

Harrisburg, PA 17108-1666

By PayPal, sent to: swepharrisburg@gmail.com


Payment at the door on the day of the event is not allowable at this time.


Continuing Education:   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.

Thanks and stay tuned for detailed information on the Program!

Healthy Watershed Tour with LandStudies,Inc.

The Society of Women Environmental Professionals Capital Chapter is pleased to announce our next event:

Healthy Watershed Tour  – Lititz, PA on Friday, October 6, 2017

The event is limited to 30 spots which will be on a first-come first-served basis.  So please make sure to RSVP as soon as possible.

Program Details

When:                                  Friday, October 6, 2017

Time:                                     1 pm – 4:45 pm

Transportation:              Meeting at Landis Home Retirement Community located at 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543-9205 and going in a Chartered bus after that (Details to be provided after RSVP)

Conducted by:                   LandStudies, Inc.

Description:                     Hands-on Educational Tour – A Study of Successful Green Infrastructures & Stormwater Best Management Practices

Cost:                                     $30 per person (includes bus fees, drinks, and snacks)

CEU Credits:                      Sponsored by PA-DE ASLA will be offered

RSVP:                                  To Namita Sinha (nsinha@sqcivil.com) by Thursday, August 31.


Additional Information:

LandStudies has designed and built nearly 100 green infrastructure sites in Pennsylvania, with approximately 30 located near our Lititz (Lancaster County) Pennsylvania office. LandStudies will share its vast experience in water resource management and watershed planning with Tour participants for the purpose of ensuring EPA compliance, improving community well-being and providing economic value to stakeholders. The hands-on educational Tour showcases nearby green infrastructure sites (with up to 15 years of performance history) and cost-effective best management practices that stack environmental and regulatory benefits.

Tour Sites Demonstrate:

  • Alternative stormwater management techniques
  • Groundwater infiltration in karst geology
  • Nutrient and sediment pollution reduction
  • Water quality improvement to meet municipal MS4 and TMDL requirements
  • Pollution reductions in accordance with the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan
  • Increased stormwater attenuation to potentially reduce localized peak flooding

Tour Features:

  • Quantified water quality and quantity benefits
  • Ecological restoration with environmental and regulatory benefits
  • Cost-benefit analysis for each project
  • Comparison of various techniques
  • Lessons learned

This event is open to SWEP Members and friends (30 spots).  You are welcome to bring your friends and family members with you to this event – just make sure to include them in the RSVP.


RSVP to Namita Sinha (nsinha@sqcivil.com) by Thursday, August 31, 2017

2017 Annual Making Environmental Connections Conference Presentations

Better late than never! PDF versions of some of the presentations are included for anyone who missed the conference or wish to revisit all the great information presented at this years conference.

Radon Exposure and Lung Cancer in PA

Restoration Projects in Pennsylvania


Lead and Succeed in Environmental Protection

Lyme and Zika

Radon and Cancer – National Cancer Institute Information


WTS Event – July 25, 2017

Join Women in Transportation Seminar (WTS) for a luncheon event on July 25, 2017. See attached Flyer. 

Dan Szekeres, Technical Manager at Michael Baker International will be presenting a PennDOT study on historic and future climate impacts, identifying vulnerabilities and risks with a focus on flooding.

Tues. July 25

11:30am – 1:00pm

Raddison Hotel Harrisburg

1150 Camp Hill Bypass,Camp Hill PA 17011

Register by July 19, 2017  (you will need to copy and past the link into your browser)  –  https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eea6ndxu31a243c9&oseq=&c=&ch=


Corporate Sustainability Workshop

For anyone interested there are still spots open for the workshop hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council below. Check it out!

Corporate Sustainability Workshop

Thursday, April 27th from 2-5pm at HACC Midtown

Renowned Corporate Responsibility consultant, Carol Sanford has led successful companies to become stewards of the environment by shifting their mindset and implementing innovative solutions that mimic the natural world. John Boecker, founding partner of 7group and LEED fellow, has worked alongside Carol helping companies to move beyond corporate sustainability by incorporating the Seven Foundational Principles of Regeneration.

On April 27th at HACC Midtown, John will host an interactive workshop designed to push you to think beyond the limits of corporate sustainability practices and develop a regenerative business mindset based on the principles of nature. John will facilitate a creative brainstorming session based on the Seven Foundational Principle that will arm attendees with solid regenerative solutions that they can start implementing at their businesses right away.

Please see the link below for more info & to register.  Online registration will be open until 1pm on Wednesday, April 26th.  We will accept walk-ins on the day of the event, but onsite payment is via credit card only.