Option Green Lecture Series: Vernal Pools and Spotted Salamanders
03/29/2017 | 07:00PM - 08:30PM
Meeting Room 1
, Meeting Room 2
There are Spotted Salamanders in East Brunswick NJ! Yes, it’s true--these amazing creatures live right in your neighborhood. Come learn all about the spotted salamander migration and how you can protect their habitat.
Dr. David A. Moskowitz is a Senior Vice President with EcolSciences, Inc. an environmental consulting firm in Rockaway, New Jersey. He has been with the company for the past 24 years and specializes in wetland and wildlife studies, remediation of contaminated sites and environmental regulatory compliance. Dr. Moskowitz has a Bachelors degree in Environmental Studies from George Washington University, a Masters degree in Environmental Policy Studies from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a Doctoral degree in Entomology at Rutgers University. He is conducted research on the rare tiger spiketail dragonfly using micro-transmitters. David is also a Professional Wetland Scientist and has served on the National Certification Board of the Society of Wetland Scientists, a United States Fish and Wildlife Service Bog Turtle Surveyor and a New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Qualified Ornithologist. He has written more than two-dozen technical and popular articles on wildlife and wetlands and lectures widely around New Jersey on butterflies, rare species and vernal pools. Mr. Moskowitz is very active in local environmental efforts. He was the driving force behind the creation of the East Brunswick Butterfly Park, the first municipal park in the Country dedicated to the conservation, enjoyment and study of butterflies and the East Brunswick Vernal Pool Protection Plan that features spring road closures to allow amphibians to safely reach their breeding habitats. Along with Liti Haramaty he also was the stimulus behind the creation of the East Brunswick Community Garden. Mr. Moskowitz has served on the East Brunswick Environmental Commission for the past 15 years and also served on the Board of Trustees of the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions. Mr. Moskowitz lives in East Brunswick with his wife and three children and is happy to have stumbled upon a profession that allows him to frequently wander swamps and fields and woods looking for butterflies, dragonflies, birds, salamanders and all other kinds of similar creatures.
This lecture series is co-sponsored by the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission.