Watershed watchdog Raritan Headwaters Association (RHA) will celebrate its 60th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 21, and local residents are invited to join in the festivities.

A “country chic” 60th anniversary cocktail party will be held at RHA’s headquarters, the Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve, located at 2121 Larger Cross Road, Bedminster, starting at 6 p.m.

The evening will include live music by Maribyrd, delicious food by BEX Catering and Metropolitan Seafood, and a live auction conducted by auctioneer Nick Dawes of Heritage Auctions and Antiques Roadshow. All attendees will receive a commemorative book covering RHA’s history, present-day stories, and a vision for the future.

The event will raise funds to help Raritan Headwaters continue its many programs, including environmental education and outreach, local and statewide advocacy, water quality monitoring, ecological research, habitat restoration, land preservation and stewardship.

Purchase tickets and sponsorships here.

For more information, please contact Blake Putnam, Director of Development, at bputnam@raritanheadwaters.org or 908-234-1852, ext. 320.

Established in 1959, RHA is the watchdog for the 470-square-mile North Branch and South Branch Raritan River watershed, which encompasses 38 municipalities in Hunterdon, Somerset and Morris counties.

For more information on Raritan Headwaters and its programs and events, visit  www.raritanheadwaters.org or call 908-234-1852.