Highlands Coalition Virtual Events and Webinars

Taking our outreach and education initiative to the digital world!

Since the beginning of social distancing and measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 the Coalition has been mobilizing to create and share engaging content to keep our members and supporters informed about ongoing issues affecting the Highlands. To this end we are offering a series of Webinar Presentations from experts and activists on current environmental concerns, as well as educational sessions on Highlands history, culture and geography.

To watch an earlier Webinar please visit our dedicated Youtube Channel (Launch Coming Soon)


Participate in upcoming live webinars (click the headings to register):


DIY Stormwater Camp with Chris Obropta (Rutgers Cooperative Extension)

July 14, 2020

Join us with Dr Obropta to learn how and why you should consider developing a rain garden on your property!

Rain gardens are a beautiful and practical solution to flooding after a heavy rainfall and can improve water quality.

A rain garden can be as simple or elaborate as you like, and can be completed in less than a day. A rain garden is a slightly sunken garden where water is trapped and pollutants are removed. In this webinar we’ll examine examples of different rain gardens and provide you with all the information you need to develop your own!




Previous Webinars:

Creating Meadows with Jared Rosenbaum (Wild Ridge Plants)

Convert a lawn to a wildflower meadow or restore a field to a diverse, bountiful habitat for native plants, pollinators, and other wildlife. This webinar explores meadow ecology and creation, including site preparation, plant selection, seeding and planting, and maintenance.


Watersheds, Forests and Climate Change with Leslie Sauer (Author: A Once and Future Forest)

Most of our past ways of exploiting natural resources are coming under review as we face disruptive environmental conditions due to climate change. Fire, drought, flooding and mass migrations all are accelerating, creating even more.economic uncertainty. Landscape management is the low-hanging fruit of carbon sequestration and there is a role for each of us. This presentation will look at land management options in New Jersey, from better forest protection and growing existing forests to their full ecological potential. The object is to build on success stories in this state, from the past LIP program to the new Forest Stewardship Plan options.


DIY Stormwater Camp with Chris Obropta (Rutgers Cooperative Extension)

July 14, 2020