Trees perform a variety of “ecosystem services” that would otherwise cost society billions of dollars a year. Forests, especially those that buffer streams, are a major contributor to water quality in our watershed’s streams and aquifers. Forests shade streams and keep them cool, stabilize stream banks, absorb and slow floodwaters, and remove sediments and other pollutants from stormwater runoff.

Learn what you, as a local environmental leader, can do to promote healthy forests in your community.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Michael Van Clef, Stewardship Director, Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space (FOHVOS) and Program Director, New Jersey Invasive Strike Team
  • Dr. Kristi MacDonald, Director of Science, Raritan Headwaters