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July 19 – LRWP general meeting, with special presentation by Raritan RIVERKEEPER Bill Schultz

July 19, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Registrations are closed for this event.

Throughout 2016 the Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership, with input from the Middlesex County Department of Planning, is spearheading development of a Natural Assets Map for the Lower Raritan Watershed (Watershed Management Area 9).

On July 19 we will continue our discussions our regional assets with a special presentation by Raritan RIVERKEEPER Bill Schultz who will speak on Recreation and Access Assets from Branchburg to Raritan Bay. Bill Schultz founded the Raritan RIVERKEEPER program ten years ago. He is a retired Captain & shift commander in a career fire service, a certified hazardous materials technician and instructor in water rescue. Schultz has served with various underwater search and recovery teams. He has also been a volunteer with the Marine Mammal Stranding Center for many years. Schultz is the 2016 recipient of the Sustainable Raritan River Initiative’s Leadership Award.

The meeting will be held from 9:30 – 11 am in the Middlesex County Planning Offices at 78 Bayard Street, New Brunswick, NJ – 5th floor mid-size conference room.

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 ticket to the meeting for validation.

For more information contact Heather: hfenyk AT lowerraritanwatershed DOT org

About the LRWP Natural Assets Mapping Project

We have three key objectives in developing a Natural Asset Map:

1) To evaluate, prioritize and map natural and cultural assets in the Lower Raritan Watershed;

2) To provide an informed basis for Green Infrastructure (GI) Initiatives to be included in pending updates of regional/County Comprehensive Master Plans; and

3) To promote inclusion of a mitigation plan component with GI implementation strategies into recertification of Municipal Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) permits and stormwater management plans for municipal master plans.

To advance these goals, the LRWP will host a speaker series in 2016: “Developing a Natural Assets Map for the Lower Raritan Watershed.” The year’s activities will be roughly divided into two phases. The first half of the year will include a series of presentations that will help us develop priorities for assets mapping and lead us to development of a Natural Assets Map for the Lower Raritan Watershed. The second half of the year and running into 2017 will focus on how to use the LRW’s Natural Asset Map to prioritize GI initiatives at the municipal, county and watershed level. We are using Karen Firehock’s “Evaluating and Conserving Green Infrastructure Across the Landscape: A Practitioner’s Guide” to structure the mapping effort and orient our work.

Details

Date:
July 19, 2016
Time:
9:30 am - 11:00 am

Venue

Virtual Workshop
United States + Google Map