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The Sustainable Raritan River Mini-conference will pick up where the June conference left off, highlighting more current issues of concern for the Raritan region, and actions we can take for a more sustainable Raritan River. The mini-conference will include an early morning bird walk a morning of hot topics and informative workshops, and an afternoon working tour of Duke Farm The conference will be free; lunch and refreshments will be offered at cost. Details here.
‘Tis the season for our annual Silpada Jewelry Fundraiser! 20% of the proceeds benefit our Stewardship Programs.
The fun will be happening on Tuesday, December 3rd – please joins us!
2121 Larger Cross Road, Bedminster, NJ
RSVP to Lauren Theis at email@example.com
Preview the Silpada jewelry catalog online or place and order ahead of time at www.mysilpada.com/christina.harringan
Contact Chrissy with any questions: 908-256-5626 or firstname.lastname@example.org
After a competitive nationwide selection process, Toyota and the National Audubon Society awarded Angela Gorczyca, RHA’s Water Quality Program Manager a $10,000 grant!
Suki Dewey is named Raritan Headwater’s Volunteer of the Year! Suki was honored for her passion and boundless dedication to conservation on November 21st at the Somerset Hills YMCA’s 26th annual Volunteer Recognition Night.
On Saturday, November 9th, 40 concerned citizens gathered to learn about water quality in the headwaters region of the Raritan River at Echo Hill’s Main Lodge in Clinton Township.
During the State of our Streams segment, Angela Gorczyca reported that 66% of our stream monitoring sites were non-impaired, 30% were moderately impaired, 4% no data and zero sites were severely impaired! Between 2012-2013, water quality improved at six sites, declined at six sites, there were seven new sites, and at 26 sites water quality remained the same.
I sit on my son’s front porch this clear, cold Thanksgiving Day soaking up the last rays of late afternoon sunlight. From this clearing in the woods, I can hear the furry buzz of nuthatches, the percussive clink of a neighbor’s sledge-hammer striking a wood-splitting steel wedge, and the light rattle of wind-driven leaves skittering across the yard.
Laura arrived on Fairview Farm in mid-September as our new AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassador. She is a member of a community service program administered by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection to raise public awareness about water and watershed issues and to promote stewardship through direct community involvement. Raritan Headwaters will be serving as Laura’s host agency through spring 2013.
On behalf of our Staff and Board of Trustees, THANK YOU to the families and individuals that attended, our hardworking and dedicated volunteers, the vendors and exhibitors that engaged all ages, and for those that contributed everything from a silent auction item to the loan of a goat or two!
We hope every child had a pumpkin to paint, some fun with the Bee Wrangler and Flying Flea Circus, at least one hayride and a close look at a screech owl. The Clydesdales, sheepherding, and Hub Hollow band were better than ever. A visit from the Essex Fox Hounds and Tewksbury Foot Bassets delighted the crowd with a sea of wagging tails and huntsmen in scarlet.
Watching a stream of children run through the field maze was an on-going visual treat. We were delighted with the number of future environmentalists that gathered at the Nature Ed booth to explore macroinvertebrates, create a “seed bomb” or build a fairy house.
Lucky once again, we are celebrating a perfect fall day in the country! Because of the participation and generosity from so many, the day was a success. All proceeds will support our land stewardship and water quality protection programs.
Thank you again!
The Silent Auction is a fun and important part of our Old Fashioned Country Fair. We thank the many generous donors who are providing items and experiences offered for sale to the highest bidder between 11:30am and 4:00pm.
Below is a sneak preview: Feel free to place a bid online between now and 9:00am on Sunday the 13th, just before the fair opens. Read More »
Increased flooding, streambank erosion and water pollution are some of the impacts of Superstorm Sandy last year and Hurricane Irene the year before. The increased likelihood of extreme weather events in the future is putting New Jersey’s stream corridors at significantly greater risk. Those were some of the findings of recent research conducted by Raritan Headwaters Association, to be presented at this year’s State of our Watershed Conference, on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Echo Hill section of the South Branch Nature Preserve, in Flemington.