Can you help the Hunterdon Land Trust remove invasive plants along Walnut Brook on Saturday, Nov. 16th? If so, come to Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St. Flemington from 9:30-12:30. Contact Watershed Ambassador Laura Dillman at (908) 234-1852 x323 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can make it!
As part of the continuing Musconetcong Watershed Association (MWA) River Talk series, Pat Rector, Rutgers Cooperative Extension Environmental Agent, will provide a talk on ways to conserve rainwater runoff with a focus on rain barrels on Tuesday November 12th at 7:00 p.m. She will discuss how rain barrels help to both conserve water and reduce water pollution, and show how simple it is to build a rain barrel. Learn how some municipalities are encouraging the use of rain barrels and what Environmental Commissions or others might do to increase the positive impact of rain barrel use.
Why use a rain barrel? Rain barrels can be used to collect and store rain water to reduce water bills, reduce runoff into streams, prevent streambank erosion and enhance plant growth. A single rain barrel can save about 1,300 gallons of water during an average summer. Captured rainwater can be used to water gardens and flowers, rinse hands/feet/muddy shoes, tools & wash cars.
Want your own rain barrel? As a follow-up to its River Talk, MWA is participating in a Rain Barrel Project workshop at Villa Milagro Vineyards where participants will make their own rain barrel from recycled wine barrels. You may pre-register with the MWA for this November 16th event. The workshop price of $100 price includes a 53- gallon used American oak wine barrel, all fittings and components to convert it to a rain barrel, instruction and assistance in building your own barrel, advice on how to install it at home and other tips on conserving water at home.
Because of special project funding available to MWA and its partner organization North Jersey Resource Conservation and Development, the first 25 participants who are residents of Hampton Borough, Bethlehem Township, Washington Township and Franklin Township (Warren County) who register will receive a $25 discount. Participants will leave with a ready-to-install rain barrel and other helpful handouts from Rutgers University. You will also be treated to a complimentary wine tasting and a gift monogrammed glass to take home. Coffee and pastry at 9:30am; instruction and workshop 10am – noon. Wine tasting at noon. You must register through the MWA and participate in both events to receive this discount. Call (908) 537-7060 or email email@example.com for details or to register.
As part of the continuing Musconetcong Watershed Association’s River Talk Series, the MWA presents “Septic System Basics and New Technologies” on 10/22 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. It’s everything you ever wanted to know about Septic Systems but were afraid to ask. A properly functioning septic protects everyone’s drinking water. Local contractor Tim Terry will share his knowledge of the basics of septic systems including care and maintenance, and share information on new technologies. Bring your questions. This program is free and open to the public, donations are always welcome. Talk will be held at the River Resource Center, 10 Maple Avenue, Asbury NJ. For more information or to register email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 908-537-7060.
Fall is a great time to spruce up your indoor and outdoor living space. Back to Nature Home and Garden offers great solutions in landscaping and decor! When you purchase goods and services from Back to Nature, you’ll get a 10% discount for mentioning NJRC&D, AND they’ll donate 5.5% of your purchase right back to NJRC&D to help us continue our great work.
Thinking about doing a landscaping project? How about installing a fire pit for those cold autumn evenings? Maybe you’d like help selecting deer-resistant plants to get in the ground before winter. Back to Nature has great solutions, and the best gifts for nature lovers. Be sure to visit Back to Nature Home and Garden and mention NJRC&D to get your discount and help us fund some terrific projects!
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