Issue #12           

Winter 2006           


The Basin Bulletin   
Newsletter for Stakeholders of the Raritan Basin Watershed    


Spruce Run Initiative Wins  2005 Environmental Achievement Award from The Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions

South Branch Watershed Association Names William Kibler as Executive Director

Monitoring and Assessment for the Raritan River Basin TMDL Study

Raritan Basin Farmers Eligible for Natural Resources Conservation Service 

Conservation Security Program

Brine: A Low-Cost, Environmentally Friendly Alternative for Winter Road Maintenance

Call For Abstracts:

"Stream Restoration and Protection in the Mid-Atlantic Region" Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Sections of the American Water Resources Association

Moving Towards Healthy Watersheds: Watershed Implementation in the Raritan Basin

Opening Remarks and Welcome

Nicholas Polanin, Raritan Basin Watershed Alliance Chair, Rutgers Cooperative Research and Extension of Somerset County

Morning Keynote Address: Watershed Implementation: A Vision for the Future

Raymond Zabihach, PPMorris County Planning Board Director

Spruce Run Initiative

Daniel Van Abs Ph.D., PP/AICP, Watershed Protection Program Director, New Jersey Water Supply Authority

Grassland Management in Franklin Township

John Loos, President Loos Consulting

South Branch Stream Restoration

Rick Axt, Trout Unlimited

Conservation Easement Program

Dave Peifer, Director of Advocacy and Public Policy, Upper Raritan Watershed Association

River-Friendly: Changing Habits, Improving Habitats

River-Friendly A Case Study at the Janssen Site

Jennifer Coffey, Watershed Management Team Leader, Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association

Afternoon Keynote Address: Watershed Implementation: How Do We Measure Success?

Joseph Skupien, PE,PP, President Storm Water Management Consulting, LLC, President


Robert Spiegel, President Edison Wetlands Association

Farmland Conservation Stewardship

Thomas Morgart, Soil Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service

The Raritan Riverkeeper, Who We Are, What We Do, How We Do It

William Schultz, Raritan Riverkeeper

Municipal Assessment: An Environmental Perspective on Planning and Policy

Jim Waltman, Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association

Successes of the New Jersey Watershed Ambassador Program

Michelle Ruggiero, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Raritan Highlands Compact: A Cooperative Regional Approach to Watershed Improvement

Joan Fischer, Raritan Highlands Compact