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February 2020

Share your water story!

February 8 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
South River Public Library, 55 Appleby Ave
South River, New Jersey 08882
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The LRWP and South River Green Team are co-hosting this hour-long public discussion, sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, to capture stories about the different ways water matters to New Jerseyans. Participants will have the opportunity to contribute their water story to a statewide public archive documenting personal connections to water and waterways in New Jersey. No prior preparation is needed to attend, and all are welcome to share or listen. Join us Saturday February 8, 1:30-2:30…

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Tour of Bayshore Recycling

February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bayshore Recycling Center, 75 Crows Mill Rd.
Keasbey, New Jersey 08832
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We continue exploration of our watershed waste stream with a Friday February 21 tour of Bayshore Recycling's Class A paper, plastics and metal facility. This is your chance to follow the recycling journey with your own eyes, observing how what's left at the end of your driveway is sorted, prepped and packaged to get it ready for the next phase of reuse. Gary Sondermeyer, VP of Operations at Bayshore Recycling, will explain it all with this behind-the-scenes tour. This is…

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March 2020

Watershed Sculpture Project: Helping Hands!

March 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Milltown Senior Center, 60 Violet Terrace
Milltown, NJ 08850 United States
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The Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership invites you and your favorite young person to learn about watershed health, the role of arts in environmental outreach, and to join us in stewardship by creating “watershed sculptures” for inclusion in our 2020 Sculpture Project gallery installation. This FREE event will be held on Saturday March 7 from 2-4 pm at the Milltown Senior Center: 60 Violet Terrace, Milltown, NJ 08850 So that we can be sure we have adequate supplies, preregistration is requested.…

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Workshop: Connecting Habitats Across New Jersey

March 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Middlesex County Administration Building, 75 Bayard Street, 5th Floor (Planning)
New Brunswick, 08901 United States
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How should we be assessing areas for habitat connectivity in our urban watersheds? How can we build support for biodiversity planning in our urban core? In this half day workshop we will learn how to use tools developed by NJDEP to help assess habitat connectivity needs, and hear from NY/NJ Harbor Estuary about findings from recent citizen science connectivity assessments. To kick things off, NJDEP zoologist Brian Zarate and his team will introduce the statewide habitat connectivity plan called Connecting…

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April 2020

Earth Day Clean-up of Seeleys Run, Franklin Township

April 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Somerset Village Parking lot, 900 Easton Ave
Somerset, NJ 08873
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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 Watershed Institute, and others for an Earth Day clean-up of Seeleys Run! WHAT: a clean-up of Seeleys Run on Saturday April 18 WHEN: 9:30 am - noon WHERE: Back corner of the Somerset…

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