This summer, Rutgers undergraduate student Laura Wiltsee, advised by Dr. Josh Kohut, worked with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to produce a profile of the water column at different sites along the Raritan River, as marked on the map (click to view full map). The profiles of the temperature and salinity shown on […]
The third video in a series on Restoring the Manalapan Brook is now available. This video focuses on shoreline restoration along a lake or pond. Manalapan Lake in Middlesex County’s Thompson Park received an ecological makeover this past fall when 600 feet of bare shoreline were planted with native plants. Early this summer, volunteers came […]
Rutgers University’s Sustainable Raritan River Initiative, with input from watershed partners, has developed a new report that updates the New Jersey Water Supply Authority’s Raritan Basin: Portrait of a Watershed that was an earlier assessment of the Raritan basin focusing on key indicators for water quality and quantity. This new report employs similar methodology but […]
The Two States: One Bay conference, convened on June 12, 2015 by the Sustainable Raritan River Initiative and the New York-New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program, brought together more than 200 representatives from federal, state and local governments, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and businesses to focus on Raritan Bay. During plenary and working sessions where […]
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Climate Resilient Green Infrastructure project will lay the foundation to reduce future flooding impacts from impervious surfaces, improve water quality, enhance wildlife habitat, and increase resiliency. Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Station (NJAES) Water Resources Program will conduct impervious cover assessments and reduction actions plans for communities in the […]
The EPA Rutgers Raritan River Project was conducted to compile data related to point source and non-point source pollution and Superfund, Brownfield and other contaminated sites into a comprehensive database. In addition, the project developed an interactive tool that assists federal, state, and local stakeholders to make decisions related to environmental cleanup and site reuse, […]
In preparation for our 7th Annual Sustainable Raritan Conference, entitled “Two States: One Bay”, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Science compiled a selected bibliography of ecological and land use studies of the Raritan Bay. You can access the bibliography here.
Originally aired on NJTV in August 2013, Reimagining Our Watershed: A Renaissance on the Raritan, was produced in 2012, by the Sustainable Raritan River Initiative and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, and with the generous support of the Cape Branch Foundation. The award-winning Rutgers iTV Studio provided production […]