Stream Monitoring Season Starts June 6, 2022

RHA’s award-winning stream monitoring program provides high quality data on the health of streams in the Upper Raritan Watershed so we can better protect them. Read more about our program here.

Last year, returning stream monitors were required to attend refresher trainings and were audited by RHA scientists, which is a new requirement by NJDEP. If you plan to monitor this year, please answer the questions below. This will tell you which training to sign up for.

Are You a Returning Stream Monitor?

  • Did you attend training last year (2021)?
    • If yes, then it is optional for you to attend trainings this year. However, you will still need to complete the annual (brief) online assessment as a refresher and sign up for your sites. After registration you will receive instructions for the online assessment.

Register Here

    • If no, you are required to attend this year. Returning volunteers are required to take a 1.5-hour virtual training, an in-stream training at Natirar, and complete the annual online assessment to participate in monitoring. After registration you will receive instructions for the online assessment and a link to the zoom meeting.

The training schedule is as follows:
Wednesday 5/18/2022, 5:30 – 7:00 pm, (via zoom)
Saturday 5/14/22, 9:00am – 1:00pm at Hellen Woodman, Park at Far Hills Fairgrounds in Far Hills.

Register Here

Are You a New Stream Monitor?

All new stream monitors are REQUIRED to complete 2 virtual training sessions, 1 in-person session in the stream at Natirar County Park, and an online assessment before becoming a certified stream monitor. Once you complete training, you will receive the link to an online assessment and information on how to sign up to monitor sites this June. After registration you will receive instructions a link to the zoom training and the online assessement.

The training schedule is as follows:

Tuesday 5/10/22, 5:30pm – 7:30pm (via zoom)
Thursday 5/12/22, 5:30pm – 7:30pm (via zoom)
Saturday 5/14/22, 9:00am – 1:00pm at Hellen Woodman, Park at Far Hills Fairgrounds in Far Hills.

If you are unable to make the field portion of the training on Saturday, 5/14, another field training can be attended Saturday, 5/21/22, 9:00am – 1:00pm at Natirar.  Contact Emily Mayer, emayer@raritanheadwaters.org if you need to attend the 5/21 training.

Ready to make the commitment to helping us monitor and protect our streams?

Register Here

Please contact me if you have any questions about RHA’s stream monitoring program and what it means to be part of our Stream Monitoring Team.

I look forward to seeing you soon!

Emily Mayer, MS
Watershed Scientist – Surface Water
Email: emayer@raritanheadwaters.org