TARGETED WATERSHED GRANT FOR THE RARITAN BASIN
Partners: NJ Water Supply Authority, Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed
Association, South Branch Watershed Association, NJ Department of
New Jersey Water Supply Authority and the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed
Association secured a Targeted Watershed grant from the US Environmental
Protection Agency for the purpose of restoring and protecting public water
supplies and watershed resources of the Raritan River Basin.
Previous updates on the EPA T.W. Grant were provided in the Fall 2004
and Summer 2005 Basin Bulletins.
Brook-Millstone Watershed Association Honors
Businesses and Residents
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association (SBWMA) is pleased to
announce its most recent River-Friendly Certification recipients.
This year, two businesses and seven residents in the Stony
Brook-Millstone Watershed were awarded River-Friendly
of August 2006, both Union Township and Bethlehem have approved the Next
Steps Reports and have begun implementing the recommendations.
Three townships, Chester, Mendham, and Lebanon each are in the
process of approving their Next Steps Reports for implementation.
NJWSA is currently preparing the Next Steps Reports for Mt. Olive
Township, High Bridge Borough, Bridgewater Township, and Raritan Borough.
These four municipalities have signed on board and are at various
stages of the project.
WILDLIFE HABITAT PARTNERSHIP
Wildlife Habitat Partnership (RPWHP) is a coalition of public and
private organizations focused on implementing the State Wildlife
Action Plan (SWAP) in the Central Piedmont Plains of New Jersey.
Historically, the rolling hillsides and agricultural landscapes
of Somerset and Hunterdon Counties have provided excellent habitat for
rare grassland birds. more..
LOCATION FOR RUTGERS COOPERATIVE EXTENSION OF MIDDLESEX COUNTY
Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County has moved their offices to
Davidsonís Mill Pond Park in South Brunswick. The new Extension
Building and grounds are called the EARTH (Environment, Agriculture,
Research, Teaching, Horticulture and Health) Center. more...
The New Jersey Statewide Nonpoint Source Program is
responsible for administering the federal Section 319(h) Grant Program. Each
year, New Jersey publishes a Request for Proposals (RfP) to solicit applications
for Section 319(h) funds for eligible projects. more...
JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (NJDEP)
"To create a network of environmentally sustainable NJ communities.
An environmentally sustainable community is one that
manages and stewards its natural resources and environmental assets such
that their value is preserved, restored and enhanced for the present and
future generations; and such stewardship complements the community's
efforts to foster economic and social health." more...
Communities is a five-year, $555 million initiative to build more than
8,500 environmentally healthy homes for low-income families. Created by
Enterprise in partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Council,
Green Communities will transform the way America thinks about, designs,
and builds affordable communities. more...
PARTNERS WITH NEW JERSEY ENVIRONMENTAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM TO
PRESERVE TWO LAND PARCELS
New Jersey Water Supply Authorityís most recent preservation efforts
include two contiguous watershed parcels in Bethlehem Township totaling
104 acres. The Reilly and Ahlemeyer
properties are located within the Highlands Preservation area and the
NJWSA partnered with the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure
Financing Program. more...