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March 2019

Build a Rain Barrel with Watershed Ambassador Jennifer Helminski!

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jankowski Community Center, 1 Olive Street
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861 United States
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Rain barrels collect and store rainwater from roofs, improving stream health by reducing the amount of water and pollutants that reach local waterways. The water captured by rain barrels has many beneficial uses. Residents can use water from the rain barrels to water lawns and gardens, save money on water bills and reduce stress on wells. Rain barrels are a great way for homeowners to help protect their water supply by controlling residential storm water runoff. At this session participants…

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Mill Brook: Story of an Urban Stream

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Highland Park Public Library, 31 N 5th Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904 United States
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Join us on Sunday March 24, 2PM at the Highland Park Public Library to learn about Mill Brook - a Tributary of the Raritan River.   LRWP Streamkeeper, Highland Park resident and Rutgers Environmental Steward Susan Edmunds will present on her internship work with the LRWP, through which she documented the history of this waterway that runs through Edison and Highland Park. Following Susan's presentation, Rutgers Graduate Student Jillian Dorsey (Landscape Architecture) will present findings from her thesis research on Mill…

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April 2019

Clean-up of Mile Run Brook in Franklin and New Brunswick!

April 13 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Mile Run Brook Parking – Sts Peter and Paul Church, 285 Hamilton Street
Somerset, NJ United States
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~VOLUNTEERS NEEDED~ Since its inception in 1970, Earth Day has brought millions of people together to celebrate our world’s environment. The day has also focused our attention on environmental problems such as pollution, flooding and littering. Join the Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership, Franklin Township Environmental Commission, the New Brunswick Environmental Commission, the Watershed Institute, Friends of Mile Run Brook, New Jersey Americorps Watershed Ambassadors and others for an Earth Day clean-up of Mile Run Brook! WHAT: a clean-up of Mile…

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LRWP April Meeting

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Middlesex County Administration Building, 75 Bayard Street, 5th Floor (Planning)
New Brunswick, 08901 United States
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The LRWP April meeting will be held from 10-noon in the Middlesex County Planning Offices at 75 Bayard Street, New Brunswick, NJ – 5th floor mid-size conference room. We look forward to a special presentations by Raíces Cultural Center co-founder Nicole Wines. Nicole will speak on "EcoCulture as Innovation." Parking is validated for those parking on floors 5 and higher in the RWJ Wellness Parking Deck located at 95 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Be sure to bring your…

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May 2019

Mother’s Day clean-up of Mill Brook (Highland Park & Edison)

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Save the date for this special multi-site clean-up of Mill Brook! Site details to be announced soon. Registration will open on April 1. Want to learn more about Mill Brook? Check out LRWP Streamkeeper Susan Edmunds' StoryMap photo tour of this fascinating waterway. Mill Brook: Portrait of an Urban Stream tells the story Mill Brook, a tributary of the Raritan running through Edison and Highland Park. Please plan to join the LRWP, our Americorps Watershed Ambassador Von Scully and community…

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Watershed Highlights: Duke Island Park walking tour

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Duke Island Park, Old York Road
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 United States
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Join LRWP Board Member Professor David Tulloch as he leads our second "Watershed Highlights and Hidden Streams" walking tour of 2019! Professor Tulloch will help us connect the old constructed landscapes of the canal at Duke Island County Park through a new greenway that has been developed along the Raritan and crosses over into the Duke Farms properties. Many area residents are likely familiar with individual pieces of these recreation spaces. Fewer have made the walk to connect them all.…

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Save the Date! Visual Habitat Assessment with Watershed Ambassador Von Scully

May 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We don't yet have a location, or a specific time, but please save the date for our annual Visual Habitat Assessment training with our Watershed Ambassador!

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LRWP May Meeting

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Middlesex County Department of Planning, 75 Bayard Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 United States
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The LRWP May meeting will be held from 10-noon in the Middlesex County Planning Offices at 75 Bayard Street, New Brunswick, NJ – 5th floor mid-size conference room. We look forward to a special presentation by Professor Emilie Stander and Stryker Schultz, Raritan Valley Community College, and Ayesha Dolasa, CDM Smith, on the topic: "mycoremediation." Parking is validated for those parking on floors 5 and higher in the RWJ Wellness Parking Deck located at 95 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, NJ…

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June 2019

Save the Date! June 8 BioBlitz in New/North Brunswick

June 8 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Elmwood Cemetery, 425 Georges Rd
North Brunswick, 08902 United States
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A BioBlitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time. At a BioBlitz, scientists, families, students, teachers, and other community members work together to get a snapshot of an area’s biodiversity. On June 8 the LRWP and partners including the Americorps Watershed Ambassadors Program, New Brunswick Environmental Commission, North Brunswick Environmental Commission and Elmwood Cemetery will host a day long BioBlitz of Elmwood Cemetery…

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LRWP June Meeting

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Middlesex County Administration Building, 75 Bayard Street, 5th Floor (Planning)
New Brunswick, 08901 United States
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The LRWP June meeting will be held from 10-noon in the Middlesex County Planning Offices at 75 Bayard Street, New Brunswick, NJ – 5th floor mid-size conference room. We look forward to a special presentation Americorps Watershed Ambassador Von Sully on "Water Quality Monitoring Findings in Watershed Management Area 9." Parking is validated for those parking on floors 5 and higher in the RWJ Wellness Parking Deck located at 95 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Be sure to bring…

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