Raritan Bay YMCA Theater
March 27, 2013
With Q&A Session with Judy Shaw and John Jengo
March 16, 2013
Raritan Valley Community College
At the request of the Raritan Millstone Flood Control Commission (RMFCC), the Sustainable Raritan River Initiative coordinated a series of panels focused on how to reduce flood risks on a short time frame. The programs and discussions focused on actions that could be taken in the short term.
Storms, Floods and Conservation
March 9, 2013
New Jersey Land Rally
As part of the annual New Jersey Conservation Foundation Land Rally, thee Sustainable Raritan River Initiative arranged a panel to present FEMA programs for mitigation that advocate buy-outs of properties in floodplains. The panel looked at land conservation opportunities associated with this approach – and how they can work for municipalities. Dr. Judy Shaw, Project Director, presented the Sustainable Raritan River Initiative as the means of developing a broad regional approach to address these issues. Barbara Heskins Davis, from the Morris Land Conservancy, presented the successful program from Pequannock. Jillian Stokely, from FEMA presented their programs and grant opportunities associated with conservation, and Mark Gallagher from Princeton Hydro, spoke about their restoration and conservation projects in various parts of the Raritan River watershed.
Reducing Invasives, Retaining our Trees
February 20, 2013
Professional CEUs available Managing Open Space and Tree Canopies Duke Farms, Hillsborough Experts from across the region will present a panel on reducing invasives through better management practices. A second panel will feature arborists who can share strategies for reducing storm risk and maintaining the character created by our local tree canopies. We welcome planners, engineers, landscape architects, flood plain managers, tree commissioners, and department of public works staff. This workshop will provide educational credits for participants.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Public Information Meeting
November 8, 2012
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosted their bi-annual Public Information Meeting to present a project review status for the former Raritan Arsenal site to commence at 7:00 pm EST on Thursday, November 8, 2012. The meeting was held at the Council Chambers at the Edison Municipal Complex, located at 100 Municipal Blvd., Edison, New Jersey. The New York District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will discuss ongoing cleanup activities of the former Raritan Arsenal. The program will consist of Army Corps presentation from 7pm - 8pm and Questions and Discussion from 8pm - 9pm.
Lower Raritan Access Project at the Raritan River Festival September 23rd and 30th
September 23, 2012
Congratulations to the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions!
Partnering with six other member organizations in the Sustainable Raritan River Collaborative, the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) produced a guide to River Access - and is actively working to promote more and better access in the region. Kerry Miller, Assistant Director, worked with a team including Riverkeeper Bill Schultz, Middlesex County Planners Mirah Becker and Nick Tufaro, Denise Nickel of the Middlesex County Improvement Authority, Kevin Tremble and Martha Lieblich of Crossroads of the American Revolution, Judy Shaw, Director of the Raritan River Initiative, from Rutgers, and Sherry Peck, from the National Park Service. The project worked with local environmental commissions and designed a project display which will be traveling to various Festivals in the region. The support from the National Park Service is provided through a technical assistance grant secured by Rutgers.
Congratulations, ANJEC, keep up the good work!
EPA Meeting Learning about Superfund Cleanups
August 7, 2012
There are over 20 Superfund sites in the region of the Raritan River Watershed. The Cornell-Dubilier Electronics site in South Plainfield contaminated Bound Brook causing EPA to issue a warning on fish consumption. The facility has been in the process of cleanup since 1998 and now is entering phase three of the process.
Background, including "more information" can be found on the EPA website:http://www.epa.gov/region2/superfund/npl/cornell/.
If you have interests in this site, or want to learn more about how Superfund cleanups work, this meeting will be of interest. http://enviropoliticsblog.blogspot.com/2012/07/hearing-set-for-third-phase-of-nj.html
Thanks for attending the 4th Annual Sustainable Raritan River Conference!
June 14, 2012
Sustainable Raritan Awards | View Award Recipents
Flooding in the Raritan River Region: FEMA Project Dinner & Discussion
March 29, 2012
Blue Infrastructure: Mitigation and Managing When There is Too Much Water
March 16, 2012
Sponsored by the Sustainable Raritan River Engineering Council March 16 - Middlesex County Fire Academy, Sayreville, NJ Read More
Sustainable Raritan River Kayak and Canoe Paddle
September 18, 2011
Sponsored by the Raritan Riverkeeper, the New York/New Jersey Baykeeper, and Rutgers
Held to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the E. J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy!
More than 200 people took part in 12 workshops | View Workshop List
Sustainable Raritan Awards | View Award Recipents
Featured on NJ.com: Somerset Wins Sustainable Raritan Award
In the photo, from Top Left: Bill Kibler (Executive Director, South Branch Watershed Association, Head of the Awards Committee); Judith Enck, USEPA Region 2 Administrator (The Leadership Award); Rick Lear, Middlesex County (Public Access Award); Tanya Sulikowski, Schiff Natural Lands Trust (Public Education Award); Laurette Kratina, Somerset County Regional Center Partnership (Government Innovation Award); Grace Messing, North Jersey Resource Conservation and Development Council for the Walnut Brook Restoration (Remediation and Redevelopment Award); Michael Catania (Executive Director, Conservation Resources, Awards Committee); Front Row: Andrew Hojnowski, Neshanic Valley Golf Course (Sustainble Business Award); Gene Huntington, Duke Farms (Stewardship Award)
3rd Annual Raritan River Conference
Thursday, June, 16 2011
Cook Campus Center
59 Biehl Drive
New Brunswick, New Jersey
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Thanks for a Great 2011 Float! More than 60 Paddlers Enjoyed a Great Day on the Water.
To Paddle on Your Own, Use the Riverkeeper's Guide
Premiere of NJN Raritan documentary
6:45, Thursday, June 14th
The Forum Theater
314 Main Street Metuchen, NJ
Join the producers and sponsors for a special premiere viewing of Rescuing the River: The Story of the Raritan See NJN promos here:
Water Resources Solutions for New Jersey's Sustainable Communities
November - December 2010
Sponsored by NJWRRI, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, and New Jersey Sea Grant
SOUTHERN NJ LOCATION
DATE: Tuesday, 11/30
TIME: 6-7 Cocktail Reception
PLACE: Rutgers EcoComplex, Bordentown, New Jersey
CENTRAL NJ LOCATION
DATE: Wednesday, 12/1
TIME: 6-7 Cocktail Reception
PLACE: ENR, Room 223, Cook College, 14 College Farm Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
NORTHERN NJ LOCATION
DATE Monday, 12/6
TIME: 6-7 Cocktail Reception
PLACE: Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, 14 Maple Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07962-1239
Best Management Practices for Raritan Watershed Land
September 30, 2010
Hudson-Raritan Estuary Comprehensive Restoration Plan
World Rivers Day is September 26th
2nd Annual Sustainable Raritan River Symposium
June 4, 2010
Join us for the 2nd Annual conference on the Raritan River! This event brings together residents, municipalities, businesses and organizations that care about the future of the Raritan River. This year will highlight the progress made on various iniatives to clean up contaminated sites, improve water quality, deal with storm water, protect and enhance habitat and create more public access.
Visit the conference webpage to learn more
'Rutgers Run' -- Kayak Tour
May 15, 2010
Piscataway to New Brunswick
9:00am - 1:00pm
NY/NJ Baykeeper, Edison Wetland Association and Raritan Riverkeeper are leading trips on the Raritan River! We have 10 kayaks and 5 canoes available for rental, but feel free to bring your own boat. Tickets are $25 without a boat rental, and $35 including the boat rental.
Raritan River Business Roundtable
April 21, 2010
Learn about programs for businesses to earn recognition for their sustainability efforts.
South Branch Raritan River Cleanup
April 24, 2010
South Branch Watershed Association (Association) will hold its 20th Annual Spring River Clean-Up on Saturday, April 24th, 2010 from 9 am to Noon. Volunteers are needed to help clean up the river and surrounding land at 21 sites throughout the entire watershed from the river’s beginning at Budd Lake in Mount Olive to its end in Branchburg. Come join us and spend the morning making your community sparkle!
Anyone can participate! Individuals, scouts, schools, churches, and senior citizen groups are just some of who has participated in the past.
Last year, almost 700 volunteers collected several tons of trash at 21 sites throughout the watershed.
For more information or to volunteer, please contact Jeremy Carlson, Americorps Watershed Ambassador, at 908-782-0422 ext 16, or e-mail email@example.com. Please pre-register by Tuesday, April 20, 2010 to ensure enough supplies are available for you.
Raritan Ecologies in the Balance: Reports from the field
April 9, 2010
1:00 - 4:00pm
Come listen to the current efforts to restore the Raritan River and learn ways to get involved! This is part of the Rutgers Global Initiative Ecologies in the Balance - featuring researchers from Bloustein and SEBS in a university-wide symposium on the Raritan River ecosystem.
Spring Beach Clean Up
March 27, 2010
Join Middlesex County Department of Parks and Recreation along the senic shores of Raritan Bay to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Beach Sweeps. Check-in and light refreshments begin at 9:00am.
Meet at O'Leary Boulevard, South Amboy, 08879
World Water Day
March 22, 2010
Rutgers and the Raritan River Collaborative celebrate World Water Day to encourage personal stewardship, clean up the river and highlight local anti-littering efforts.
"Raritan River Float"
October 11, 2009
"Raritan Bay/Sandy Hook Bay Tour: Eco-Cruise Aboard the Captain John"
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
New Jersey Community Water Watch
Sites across the state
"Watershed Walk in Phillips County Preserve"
Saturday, July 25th, 9:00am
Phillips County Preserve
"Lighthouse Tour: Eco-Cruise Aboard the Captain John"
Sunday, July 12, 2009
“Communicating Conservation to Citizens”
Monday, June 29 2009
Department of Environmental Protection
Rutgers University, New Brunswick
“Waterways Cleanup in Milltown”
Saturday, June 27 2009
“Coastal Adaptation to the Impacts of Sea‐Level Rise at the Monmouth County Raritan Bayshore” Thursday, June 4 2009
Chapel at Sandy Hook
Sustainable Raritan River Symposium
May 15, 2009 9:00AM – 5:00PM
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