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May 2019

May 23 – Raritan River Bacteria Monitoring

May 23 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Piscataway Riverside Park, 430 River Road
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854
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NEEDED!! Volunteer Water Quality Monitors to assist with bacteria monitoring during Summer 2019! Every Thursday running from May 23 through September 26 the Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County, and Rutgers University will be in the field taking water samples from five public access (non-bathing, fishing, and recreational) sites along our Raritan River. We need volunteers to help us with this important work! Volunteers have the chance to help gather and prepare samples and conduct analysis.…

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June 2019

June 1 – Visual Habitat Assessment with Jon Dugan!

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Middlesex High School, 300 John F Kennedy Dr
Middlesex, NJ 08846 United States
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Calling all Streamkeepers and Citizen Scientists! Please join us for our June 1 visual habitat assessment training with the LRWP's Volunteer Monitoring Manager Jon Dugan! (Here’s more on the LRWP’s water quality monitoring programs). This FREE training on Saturday June 1 will run from 9 AM – 1 PM at the Middlesex High School, located at 300 John F Kennedy Dr, Middlesex, NJ 08846 We will start the morning with a lecture indoors, and then get out in the field…

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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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June 17 – LRWP June Meeting & Lunch

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 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 10-1 PM 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." We will be joined by Nicholas Tufaro and the Middlesex County Planning team who will guide us through a lunchtime discussion of the Middlesex County Comprehensive Plan. Parking is…

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July 2019

July 15: Green Infrastructure Tour & Picnic with RU Cooperative Extension!

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join the LRWP and Middlesex County Water Resources Association on July 15 for a picnic and tour of green infrastructure and detention basins in Middlesex County with Rutgers County Extension Agent Michele Bakacs and Rutgers Doctoral Student and plant expert Kate Douthat. We will gather promptly at 10 AM in Middlesex County's Thompson Park (Monroe Township) to learn about the floating wetland islands at that site. More information on this project is available on the Freehold Soil Conservation District project…

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November 2019

Field Trip! Plainfield Municipal Utility Authority & Environmental Resource Center

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Plainfield Environmental Resource Center, 95 Rock Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Join the LRWP November 18, 10-noon for a tour of the Plainfield Municipal Utility Authority (PMUA) Plainfield Environmental Resource Center (PERC). PMUA began over 20 years ago as a local utility agency, and has now become a multi-city shared service, waste transfer and management authority. PERC is the City-owned and PMUA-operated transfer station used to facilitate the proper disposal of all solid, recyclable, electronic, bulky and vegetative wastes collected from local residents, Plainfield Department of Public Works and private businesses.…

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December 2019

Save the Date: Dec 13 Holiday Potluck with LRWP & Friends!

December 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rutgers EARTH Center, 42 Riva Avenue
South Brunswick, NJ United States
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SAVE THE DATE! The LRWP, New Brunswick Environmental Commission and EARTH Center of Middlesex County invite you to join us for our annual holiday potluck! We will enjoy a meal and TBD Special Presentation. We will also discuss current status of the watershed, and our plans for 2020. 6-8 PM at the EARTH Center of Middlesex County, 42 Riva Avenue / North Brunswick, NJ Families welcome! Please bring a dish to share. And please try to bring reusable cutlery, plates,…

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