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December 2018

Dec 18 – Annual Holiday Potluck with LRWP & Friends!

December 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rutgers EARTH Center, 42 Riva Avenue
South Brunswick, NJ United States
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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 casual conversation on the topic of "40 Years of Concern for Water Resource Management in the Lower Raritan." Joining us will be Rutgers Professor Dan Van Abs, New Jersey Water Supply Authority's Kathy Hale and former Middlesex County Planning Director Bill Kruse - all of whom were instrumental in shaping the Raritan…

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January 2019

Windows of Understanding – MLK Day Seed Planting – CANCELLED

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Kim’s Bike Shop, 111 French St
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 United States
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BECAUSE OF FREEZING TEMPERATURES THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED Join the LRWP and Kim's Bike Shop as we plant trees and pollinator plants - seeds of hope - in honor of Martin Luther King Day and the kick-off to Windows of Understanding 2019. Participants will be able to take their seedlings home with them. The event will include a chance to meet sculpture artist Olga Mercedes Bautista, who has partnered with the LRWP to create sculptures of trees made from…

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February 2019

Feb. 3 Clean-up of Jamesburg Park – Helmetta

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Please plan to join the LRWP and Middlesex County Division of Parks on Sunday February 3, 10-noon for a winter clean-up of the Jamesburg Park Conservation Area in Helmetta! This beautiful area is in the Manalapan Brook subwatershed. We will be cleaning the roadsides along Helmetta Boulevard, Port Street and Washington Street. Meet at the Helme Mill Park parking lot (directions below). Registration required. Driving Directions to Helme Mill Park parking lot: From Route 130: • Turn East onto Davidsons Mill Road…

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March 2019

Clean-up of South River floodplain with LRWP & Friends

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Grekowski Park, 375 Whitehead Ave
South River, NJ 0882
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Join the LRWP, South River Green Team, South River Shade Tree Commission and Central Jersey Stream Team for a clean-up of the South River floodplain.   Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear that can get wet and muddy.   Registration required.

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Rutgers Eco Preserve Walking Tour with Professor David Tulloch

March 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Johnson Park, 1030 River Road
Piscataway Township, NJ United States

For the LRWP's inaugural "Watershed Highlights and Hidden Streams: Walks of the Watershed" Rutgers Professor David Tulloch will help us trace connections between Buell Brook and the Raritan River, starting at Johnson Park in Piscataway and traveling to Rutgers' Eco Preserve. Many people visit Rutgers’ Eco Preserve and don't think of its connection to the Raritan River, even when they are only a few hundreds of yards away from it. This walk will look more at the connection and what it…

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March 18 – LRWP monthly meeting

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Middlesex County Department of Planning, 75 Bayard Street, 5th Floor Conference Room
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 United States
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The LRWP March 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 special presentations by Rutgers Landscape Architecture Graduate School student Sanja Martic on "Improving Raritan Access via Greenway Connections," and the Middlesex County Planning team of Nicholas Tufaro, Jessica Alvarez and Jeanine Kopec Zanghy on "Natural Assets Mapping of the Lower Raritan Watershed." Parking is validated for those parking…

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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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