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October 2017

October 16 – LRWP monthly meeting

October 16, 2017 @ 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 October 16 LRWP 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. The EPA has authorized release of findings from the Summer 2016 pathogens monitoring with NY/NJ Baykeeper and civic science volunteers. Meredith Comi from NY/NJ Baykeeper will join us at our meeting Monday Oct 16, 10-noon to share a summary of findings.   Parking is validated for those parking on floors 5 and…

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Oct. 21: Beach Sweep with Middlesex Co. & Clean Ocean Action

October 21, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Raritan Bay Waterfront Park, John T O'Leary Blvd
South Amboy, NJ 08879
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Come out and help Middlesex County Conservation Corps and Clean Ocean Action keep our shores beautiful and debris-free in this annual event held on the Raritan Bay Waterfront! Supplies provide. Registration required. Please contact Griffith Boyd #732.746.3064 or griffith.boyd@co.middlesex.nj.us to RSVP and for more information.

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Macros Sampling Demo & Fall Walk in Rutgers EcoPreserve

October 22, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rutgers Business School kiosk (Avenue E, Piscataway), 100 Rockafeller Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854
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Join the LRWP, our Watershed Ambassadors, and Rutgers Professor Richard Lathrop (Director of the Rutgers University Ecological Preserve and the Sustainable Raritan River Initiative) for an afternoon ramble and macroinvertebrate sampling demonstration in Rutgers EcoPreserve. We will be sampling in Buell Brook, a headwater stream that flows through the Rutgers University Ecological Preserve before emptying into the Raritan River in Johnson Park. The EcoPreserve serves as a natural teaching area and outdoor recreation hub with over 7 miles of trails.…

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November 2017

Workshop: Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience

November 17, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Middlesex County Fire Academy, 1001 Fire Academy Drive
Sayrevill, 08872 United States
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On November 17 the Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership is joining with NOAA to co-host a day-long workshop: "Introducing Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience". This workshop is designed for planners, engineers and municipal leaders who are not yet familiar with GI for coastal resilience. Register now! Morgan Marina in Sayreville, NJ following Superstorm Sandy, Oct-Nov 2012 The workshop is timed to coincide with the 5th anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. We see this as an opportune moment to reflect on successes in…

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December 2017

Green Brook Clean-up with LRWP & Central Jersey Stream Team

December 3, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

~VOLUNTEERS NEEDED~ Join the Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership and Central Jersey Stream team for a clean-up of the Green Brook! WHAT: a clean-up of the Green Brook on Sunday December 3 from 10AM to 1PM WHERE: Clean-up kick-off at the Green Brook Regional Center, 275 Greenbrook Rd, Green Brook Township, NJ 08812 This Event is Co-coordinated by the Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership and the New Brunswick Environmental Commission. With special thanks to the Green Brook Department of Public Works for…

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December 19 Holiday Potluck!

December 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
New Brunswick Free Public Library, 60 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 United States
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Save the date! On Tuesday December 19, 6:30-8:30pm we will host our Annual Holiday Potluck in partnership with the New Brunswick Environmental Commission. The event will be held in the New Brunswick Free Public Library. Please join the LRWP and our New Brunswick Environmental Commission friends for a holiday potluck to celebrate 2017 accomplishments in the Lower Raritan Watershed! 6:30-7 pm: Meet & Greet, Dinner 7-7:30 pm: Linda Barth, President of the DNR Canal Watch will present on the History…

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January 2018

Clean-up of Johnson Park (Piscataway)

January 14 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Middlesex County Park Headquarters, 1030 River Road
Piscataway, NJ United States
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Help us kick-off the New Year by giving some clean-up attention to Middlesex County's Johnson Park (Piscataway). Since we last cleaned that area a pair of Bald Eagles has moved in! We'll stay clear of their nesting grounds, but there is plenty to do in the rest of the floodplain. We will meet 9:30am at the Middlesex County Parks Department offices, and from there caravan to the clean-up site. WHAT: a clean-up of Johnson Park on Sunday January 14 from 9:30 AM to 11…

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Listen to your neighbor, Listen to the Land – MLK Day Kick-off

January 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Healthy soil is important to stormwater management, and "Healthy Soils" is the research and action theme for the Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership in 2018. The LRWP has planned multiple soil-focused talks, tours and events throughout the year, with a kick-off seed give-away at Kim's Bike Shop (111 French Street, New Brunswick, NJ) on Monday January 15 (Martin Luther King Day). This is organized in conjunction with unveiling of the "Listen to your Neighbor, Listen to the Land" art installation developed by the…

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March 2018

CANCELLED – March 3rd clean-up

March 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Due to fast moving water and flood concerns, we have CANCELLED our clean-up scheduled for March 3. Thanks to everyone who signed up. We hope to get back in this area at another low tide in 2018.

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March 12 General Meeting

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

**Please note date change** For our March 12 general meeting, in recognition of the 2018 World Water Day theme of "Nature for Water," we have asked Rutgers Professor JeanMarie Hartman to present on "The Role of Forests as Green Infrastructure." As part of this presentation, Professor Hartman will provide an overview of a proposal to reforest vacant lots in Perth Amboy as a way to manage combined sewer overflow events. The design suggestions will be compared to current best management…

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