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Time Commitment: Flexible
Duties: Friendly, detail-oriented volunteers needed to help with a variety of projects.
When: Year round
Time Commitment: Event specific
Duties: Willing to work with the public; help with set-up and clean-up at RHA events; put up posters and flyers; work various activity stations….
Events include but are not limited to: Old Fashioned Country Fair (October), Lantern Walk (November), Earth Day Events (April) and Ride for the River (June).
Watershed Heroes is a rewarding corporate volunteer and team building program that addresses the growing need for water protection in our communities by providing corporations and civic groups with an opportunity to learn, and apply clean water principles. These projects not only work to enhance water quality, but also act as positive team building experiences that promote communication and teamwork among corporate and civic volunteers.
Where: At numerous sites throughout Hunterdon, Morris and Somerset Counties
When: Saturday, April 22
Time Commitment: 9:00 a.m. – Noon
Duties: This is an annual region-wide volunteer event perfect for individuals, families, students, scout groups, church groups, service clubs and other community groups who want to get involved in protecting our watershed.
We also rely on volunteer site coordinators to pick up the Stream Cleanup materials from the RHA office prior to the event, organize the volunteers assigned to their site the day of the cleanup, and return the paperwork and leftover materials to RHA.
Where: 57 sites within the headwaters region of the Raritan River in Hunterdon, Morris and Somerset Counties
When: Last two weeks in June
Time Commitment: Monitors attend a half-day spring training session and then spend about one-and-a-half hours at each site they monitor
Duties: Explore your local streams and watershed through this hands-on project. Volunteers typically work in teams, with 2 to 4 individuals per team. Each team selects the site(s) it wishes to monitor, and volunteers are paired up according to the streams they are most interested in studying. Teams select the date and time for their monitoring session. RHA provides all necessary equipment.
Once at the site, volunteers follow the protocol learned at the training session. Volunteers conduct a visual assessment of a stream segment, measure stream flow and note other conditions, collect a stream sample and complete the necessary paperwork.
RHA is also looking for site coordinators. Site coordinators are responsible for recruiting volunteers, selecting a day to monitor, and picking up and returning stream monitoring equipment to the RHA office.
Where: Various preserved lands in Hunterdon, Morris and Somerset Counties
Time Commitment: Flexible
Duties: Stewardship activities include trail creation and maintenance, invasive plant removal, site surveying, photography, and various other activities on RHA’s preserves as well as on properties owned by our land trust partners. Stewardship work can be heavy and messy at times, but is always gratifying! Contact us for more information and to add your name to our volunteer roster.
Where: Throughout the watershed, in Hunterdon, Somerset and Morris Counties
Time Commitment: 2 – 3 hour shifts
Duties: Help spread awareness about the importance of leaving no trace at the streams and rivers enjoyed by swimmers, fishermen, kayakers and boaters. River Ambassadors will table at community events and locals parks, and present information to recreational groups. No experience necessary. Training provided.
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