Members and friends of local watershed watchdog Raritan Headwaters Association (RHA) are invited to the annual Member Meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Oldwick Manor, located at the Oldwick Firehouse, 163 Oldwick Road in Tewksbury.

Evan Madlinger, a biologist with the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Bill Kibler, policy director for Raritan Headwaters, will be the speakers. They will discuss last fall’s successful Burnt Mills Dam removal project on the Lamington River and how dam removals can restore river health and improve habitat for aquatic species.

The Member Meeting will include cocktails and a buffet dinner. Raritan Headwaters’ volunteers of the year will be honored at an awards ceremony, and staff members from the policy, science and education departments will provide updates on their work.

The cost is $40 per person, and reservations are required. To register online, go to the Raritan Headwaters events calendar. For more information, contact Blake Putnam at or 908-234-1852, ext. 320.

About Raritan Headwaters

Raritan Headwaters has been working since 1959 to protect, preserve and improve water quality and other natural resources of the Raritan River headwaters region through science, education, advocacy, land preservation and stewardship. RHA’s 470-square-mile region provides clean drinking water to 300,000 residents of 38 municipalities in Somerset, Hunterdon and Morris counties and beyond to some 1.5 million homes and businesses in New Jersey’s densely populated urban areas.

To learn more about Raritan Headwaters and its programs, please visit or call 908-234-1852.