North Jersey RC&D would like to invite you to the second forkraising event on May 4, 2013 at Back to Nature Home and Garden Center in Basking Ridge.
For more information about the event please take a look at the event flyer.
You can also fill out the order form and either mail it to:
North Jersey RC&D
1100 Black River Road
Far Hills, NJ 07931
Or, save the filled out form to your computer and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
North Jersey RC&D is currently working on securing funding for a project that will help improve water quality in the Lopatcong Creek while simultaneously protecting further deterioration of the Morris Canal. To read more about this project in the local news follow this link.
Agricultural producers and land owners who have an interest in an agricultural operation predominantly located within one of three designated sub-watersheds of the Raritan River basin can apply for technical and financial assistance to implement farm practices that improve water quality. Application must be received by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) by April 19, 2013, to be eligible for current funding.
To find out if you are within one of the three sub-watersheds you can click here.
To better determine if AWEP funding is available to you in your specific watershed please visit the links below:
Spruce Run/Mulhockaway Watershed
Long Valley/South Branch Raritan Watershed
The National Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils is seeking a Future Farmer of America High School Graduate or Alumni for a summer internship. If you or someone you know would be interested in this position you can get more information downloading the full internship announcement.
North Jersey RC&D and Back to Nature want to help you create the perfect backyard habitat! Each month throughout the year North Jersey RC&D and Back to Nature will provide tips to help you improve your outdoor spaces. If you would like to receive these monthly tips through email please sign up above for our newsletter!
Otherwise you can visit this portion of our website each month to get a new tip!
To read/download the North Jersey RC&D Annual Report click here!
The Stewardship of Open Space (SOS) program provides the framework for communities located in the six counties we serve to achieve long term protection of open space for future generations. This program allows municipal officials to gather information, document community wants/needs and receive suggestions on how to properly manage open space. A comprehensive package of [...]
Watch the Restoring Walnut Brook video created by HCRHS here! The North Jersey Resource Conservation and Development Council (RD&D) recently received funding from the New Jersey Freshwater Wetlands Mitigation Council to undertake riparian restoration and create new wetlands along and near Walnut Brook in Raritan Township. Walnut Brook runs through Mine Brook Park and the [...]
The River-Friendly Farm Program is a voluntary certification program designed to recognize farms that protect our shared natural resources through responsible management. Today, progressive farmers recognize that environmental excellence is part of a sustainable operation; management practices of today impact the viability of their business in the future. Whether located on five or 500 acres, [...]
North Jersey RC&D is working with the Wallkill River Watershed Management Group (WRWMG) to evaluate the upper Paulins Kill Watershed through visual stream assessments, as well as compiling a threatened and endangered species report. This project will describe the Paulins Kill in its current state, thus allowing project partners to determine improvements, challenges, and tasks [...]
The restoration area for the Musconetcong River watershed area is approximately 19.6 square miles in size. It includes Lebanon Township, Hampton Borough and Bethlehem Township in Hunterdon County and Franklin and Washington Townships in Warren County. The Musconetcong River at the Route 31 USGS monitoring station is currently identified as not meeting surface water quality [...]
The restoration planning area of the Neshanic River Watershed is a 31 square mile area of mixed land use within the Raritan River Basin. A majority of the stream reaches are impaired based on New Jersey State standards for surface water quality in the parameters of phosphorus, total suspended solids, copper and aquatic life and [...]
This is a very unique project! The Lopatcong Creek served as a water supply for the Morris Canal througout its life. When the Morris Canal was decommissioned in 1924, the Lopatcong Creek was pushed out into a field to save the integrity of the Morris Canal. Today, the stream has migrated back towards the Morris [...]
The objective of the proposed project is to protect/preserve critical source areas at the municipal level for achieving the long-term sustainability of water resources through community-based land use planning and ordinances. To support the objective, we propose 1) to establish and maintain an effective network of scientists and agency personnel for protecting the critical source [...]
Through this project North Jersey RC&D and project partners will implement eight riparian restoration projects in the Upper Delaware and Wallkill Watersheds. The implementation of riparian buffers provides numerous wildlife benefits including thermal modification for cold water fisheries, establishment of native plant communities, and restoration of streamside forest communities. Sites for buffer installation will be [...]
Pollinators are essential to our New Jersey environment. The pollination service they provide is necessary for the reproduction of countless flowering plants, including many of our local agricultural crops like apples, peaches, strawberries, pumpkins, clover, alfalfa and more. The United States alone grows more than one hundred crops that either need or benefit from pollinators, [...]
This program provided energy audit data collection training to North and South Jersey RC&D affiliates. Through this project RC&D recruited 5 data collector trainees, assisted in setting up the training program, and identified 4 local farms to be used for data collection training. Participating farms received a free energy audit. Learn more here! You may [...]