RHA Green Table
Join us for bagels and coffee and learn about how managers of farmlands can use best management practices to improve water quality.
RHA will launch its 2012 Green Table series with a program at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 7th at the Clarence Dillon Library in Bedminster. Guest speaker Grace Messinger, Executive Director of the North Jersey Resource Conservation & Development Council, will share information about New Jersey’s River-Friendly Farm Certification Program.
The River-Friendly Farm program was initiated to address water quality concerns within the Raritan River Basin, and seeks to promote environmentally friendly farming practices through the recognition of farmers who, through good management, help to protect water resources within the watershed.
The NJ RC&D Council is a regional non-profit serving Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, Sussex, Warren and Union Counties. Through partnerships with municipal, state and federal agencies, as well as many private entities, the Council develops and manages programs and projects that promote the conservation and improvement of the region’s resources and protect the area’s quality of life. Our speaker started working for North Jersey RC&D as a Watershed Specialist in 2001. While in that capacity Grace was the project manager for numerous riparian restoration projects in northwestern NJ.
RHA’s Green Table is designed to enhance water and land conservation projects by improving communication among organizations, promoting partnerships, identifying resources, and broadening awareness of conservation efforts throughout the Raritan watershed’s environmental communities. The green table forums consist of a series of morning gatherings for state, county, municipal and non-profit open space coordinators and members that are held throughout the year at locations in Somerset, Hunterdon and Morris counties. For more information or if you would like to attend please contact Kate Deans at 908-234-1852, ext. 316 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.