Wed March 29 boat build w/ LRWP

101 Raritan Avenue, Highland Park 101 Raritan Avenue, Highland Park, New Jersey

Learn woodworking with the Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership as we construct cedar strip and other wooden boats for use on the Raritan River! This is an “in person” build session at our new Boat House location at 101 Raritan Avenue in Highland Park. Volunteers will learn through hands-on activities. Registration is FREE! Close toed shoes ... Read More

Walking the (lines) in the Watershed: the Henry Hudson Trail

Wickatunk Trail Parking Lot 431 Highway 79, Morganville, New Jersey

Join us Saturday April 1, 3-5pm as we walk a section of the Henry Hudson Trail in the Easternmost portion of the Lower Raritan Watershed. Our walk will cross a few tributaries of the Sandy Brook and take us, briefly, beyond the outer boundaries of the Lower Raritan Watershed. The walk will be 2-3 miles ... Read More

2023 Book Club: “Serviceberry” by Robin Wall Kimmerer

The LRWP will host a series of book club readings and events in 2023. Our first reading will ground us in purpose and meaning: we will start with Robin Wall Kimmerer's long essay called "The Serviceberry". In the Lower Raritan, the Serviceberry (Amelanchier), also known as the Shadbush (and many other names) blossoms at the ... Read More

April 15 Earth Day Clean-up of Mile Run Brook (New Brunswick & Franklin Twp.)

Sts Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church 285 Hamilton Street, Franklin Township, New Jersey

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. Please plan to join the Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership, Franklin Township Environmental Commission, the New Brunswick Environmental Commission, the Watershed Institute, ... Read More

Considerations for Universal Access to waterways in the Lower Raritan

Rutgers Bloustein School Special Events Forum 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Please save the date April 18 for final studio presentations by Rutgers graduate students enrolled in "Disability Justice and Urban Planning for Recreational Access." Students will present on the topic of planning and Universal Design to improve recreational accessibility to local blue and green spaces (the Buell Brook and Raritan River) for the New Brunswick, ... Read More

Boat House Open House

LRWP Boat House 101 Raritan Avenue, Highland Park, New Jersey

As the LRWP heads into our second year of building boats at out 101 Raritan Avenue location, we welcome you to an open house to tour the site, watch woodworking demos, sign up for boat build programs, and more! When? Saturday April 29, 4-6pm (stop by after Rutgers Day activities) What? We show off our ... Read More

May 18: Pathogens Monitoring Training

Rutgers EARTH Center 42 Riva Avenue, South Brunswick, NJ

NEEDED!! Volunteer Water Quality Monitors to assist with bacteria monitoring during Summer 2023! WHAT: In-person training Workshop for Water Quality Sampling and Bacteria Monitoring (English/Spanish) WHEN: Thursday May 18, 5-8 PM WHERE: EARTH Center of Middlesex County, 42 Riva Avenue / North Brunswick, NJ (continue past the gate/sign labeled "authorized vehicles only" to the EARTH ... Read More

June 3 guided moonlight paddle – Edison Boat Basin

Save the date to join the LRWP and paddle guides Anton Getz and Gregg Bucino for a guided moonlight paddle at Edison Boat Basin on Saturday June 3. Moonrise starts at 8:20pm. Total trip distance is approximately 4 miles. REQUIREMENTS: Bring your own kayak or canoe.** Personal Floatation Devices (life vests) must be worn. Prior ... Read More