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April 2018

April 16 LRWP meeting

April 16 @ 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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At our April 16 meeting we will catch up on partner activities and provide status updates for on-going projects. We will also dedicate time on the agenda to discuss ways to link Raritan River activities to energies around the East Coast Greenway. Mike Kruimer with the East Coast Greenway Alliance, and other ECGW advocates have been invited to join in the discussion. The meeting will be held from 10-noon in the Middlesex County Planning Offices at 75 Bayard Street, New…

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May 2018

Visual Habitat Assessment Training in Green Brook

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Middlesex High School, 300 John F Kennedy Dr
Middlesex, NJ 08846 United States
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Please join us for our May visual habitat assessment training with the LRWP and WMA9 Americorps Watershed Ambassador Rob Hughes! (Here’s more on the LRWP’s water quality monitoring programs). This FREE training on Saturday May 5 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 to test our knowledge of streams…

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Mile Run Brook Community Cleanup! (New Brunswick)

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Mile Run Brook, 16 Woodbridge Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ United States

~VOLUNTEERS NEEDED~ Please join the LRWP, our Americorps Watershed Ambassador and community partners including Friends of Mile Run Brook, Greater Brunswick Charter School, Esperanza Neighborhood Project, the New Brunswick Environmental Commission, Elmwood Cemetery and the New Brunswick Department of Public Works for a multi-site clean-up of Mile Run Brook, culminating in a community celebration in Boyd Park! WHAT: a clean-up of Mile Run Brook, followed by a community picnic and celebration WHEN: Saturday May 12 9:00 AM to noon -…

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May 21 – General Meeting: All about Forage Fish!

May 21 @ 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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At our monthly meeting on May 21 (10-noon) we will welcome Zack Greenberg with the Pew Charitable Trusts for a special presentation on forage fish and ecosystem-based fisheries management (EBFM). Zack is a Senior Associate at The Pew Charitable Trusts, focusing on marine conservation issues as a part of their U.S. Oceans, Northeast team. At Pew, Zack is raising awareness about the importance of adopting a big picture approach to marine conservation called ecosystem-based fisheries management or “EBFM”, which recognizes…

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June 2018

June 18 Stormwater infrastructure mapping training with NJDEP

June 18 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Middlesex County Fire Academy, 1001 Fire Academy Drive
Sayrevill, 08872 United States
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Free

The NJDEP has developed a new stormwater infrastructure mapping tool to assist municipalities with meeting the requirements of their municipal stormwater permit. This ArcGIS field app will be available free-of-charge to municipalities and partners authorized by the municipality. On Monday June 18, the Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership and Middlesex County will host a NJDEP training session for communities interested in learning how to use this new stormwater mapping tool. The training session will be held at the Middlesex County Fire Academy…

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September 2018

Highland Park “Arts in the Park”

September 16 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm

Stop by the LRWP table at Main Street Highland Park's 13th annual Arts in the Park street festival on Sunday September 16, 11:30-4:20! The festival draws thousands of art enthusiasts and visitors from around the region to stroll through downtown Highland Park and enjoy artistic offerings, live music and other entertainment, food from local restaurants, children's activities, promotional booths, and much more. The LRWP will be talking about plans for a spring 2019 community-wide clean-up of Highland Park's Mill Brook,…

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September 17, LRWP monthly meeting

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

At our September 17 meeting we will welcome Rutgers Cooperative Extension Agent Tobiah Horton to discuss a plan for rooftop and impervious surface drainages recreating an historic New Brunswick stream. The "Recreated Lyell's Brook Green Infrastructure Corridor and Walkway" concept plan is an outgrowth of the Rail-Arts-River initiative developed by the LRWP, coLAB Arts and Rutgers Cooperative Extension. Also on the agenda is catch up on partner activities, status updates for on-going projects, and setting planning priorities for 2019. The…

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World Water Monitoring Day at Boyd Park – CANCELLED!

September 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
New Brunswick Landing at Boyd Park 08901 United States

It looks like Hurricane Florence may extend her tentacles up the New Jersey coast during World Water Monitoring Day. This would put a damper on a waterfront water quality monitoring demo. Unfortunately we are CANCELLING our September 18 event. Plan to join us next year to celebrate World Water Monitoring Day, or stop by the Raritan River Festival on September 30th for monitoring demonstrations of dissolved oxygen, temperature, phosphorus, turbidity, nutrients and nitrogen. World Water Monitoring Day, established in 2003, is a global…

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Watershed Sculpture Project @ New Brunswick’s Mercado

September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Joyce Kilmer Park, Delavan Street and Joyce Kilmer Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 United States
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Join the LRWP and coLAB Arts for a "hands-on" watershed sculpture project at the September 23 Mercado in New Brunswick's Joyce Kilmer Park.

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Raritan River Festival 2019!

September 30 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Boyd Park – 5 Memorial Pkwy, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, New Street and Route 18 North
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 United States
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Stop by the LRWP table at the annual Raritan River Festival and Rubber Duck Race on Sunday, September 30! This is a free and family-friendly annual event celebrating our Raritan River. Tons of fun activities are planned, including live music, environmental exhibitors, food vendors, activities for children, pony rides and a petting zoo, cardboard canoe races and the annual Rubber Duck Race. The LRWP will be conducting water quality monitoring demos with the New Brunswick Environmental Commission and Rutgers Cooperative…

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