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This Thanksgiving, Be Grateful for the Delaware!
Wednesday, November 23, 2022

 

Photo Credit: Jim Wright/TNC/LightHawk

The Delaware River Water Gap is home to more than 150 miles of trails. That’s 150 reasons to be #Grateful4theDelaware. Check out a new trail this weekend with your

Sussex Tech Students Volunteer at SCMUA Restoration Site
Tuesday, November 22, 2022


20 environmental science students from Sussex County Technical School recently worked with the Wallkill River Watershed Management Group to plant trees at the SC

Celebrate “Take a Hike Day”
Thursday, November 17, 2022

 

Sussex County is home to some of the best hiking trails in NJ. This Take a Hike Day, check out some new hiking trails in our area. Here is a list of the Top 10 hiking locations in NJ: https://www.njhiking.com/top-10-hikes-nj/

SCCC Environmental Science Students Learn About SCMUA
Thursday, November 17, 2022

 

Sussex County Community College (SCCC) environmental science students learned about the Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority’s landfill/recycling center, wastewater treatment plant, and watershed program during a series of presentations conducted on campus. At the end of November, SCCC students will be also be taking a first-hand tou

WRWMG Celebrates “America Recycles Day” with New TerraCycle Partnership
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

 

Did you know that each year over 1 million sea birds and animals are killed from ingesting plastic? On #AmericaRecyclesDay we want to highlight the damage caused by plastic in our waterways. What are YOU going to do to stop this?

At WRWMG, we are starting a new partnership with TerraCycle to prop

Frankford Middle School Students Plant Trees on School Grounds
Tuesday, November 08, 2022

 

 

53 seventh grade students at Frankford Middle School worked with the WRWMG to plant 75 native trees and shrubs along a Paulins Kill River tributary that flows through their school grounds. The students came out during their science classes and each had a

New Rain Garden Installed at Culver Lake
Friday, November 04, 2022

 

The Wallkill River Watershed Management Group (WRWMG) worked with Cerbo’s Nursery to install a new homeowner rain garden at Culver Lake in Frankford Township. The rain garden was completed as part of the WRWMG’s homeowner rain garden installa

Pope John High School Students Install Additional Rain Garden
Friday, October 28, 2022

 

 

Pope John High School environmental science students worked with Rutgers Water Resources Program and the WRWMG to complete a rain garden planting on the school’s campus. 19 high school students and community volunteers helped to plant 650 native flo

WRWMG Education Specialist Presents in Trenton
Thursday, October 27, 2022

 

 

Kristine Rogers provided a project update at the quarterly meeting of the NJ Corporate Wetlands Restoration Partnership about the Cardinal Hayes High School planting that the Wallkill River Watershed Management Group hosted at the Wallkill River Nation

Watershed Ambassadors Plant Trees at SCMUA Property
Wednesday, October 26, 2022

 

 

The 2022-2023 class of AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassadors worked with the Wallkill River Watershed Management Group to plant trees on the wastewater treatment plant property owned and operated by the Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority. 200 t

Bronx, NY Students Plant Trees at Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge
Monday, October 24, 2022

 

 

Students from Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx, NY recently worked with the Wallkill River Watershed Management Group and the Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge staff to plant trees and shrubs along the Wallkill River. A total of 24

October 18: National Day Without the Delaware
Tuesday, October 18, 2022

 

Over 13 million people (approximately 4% of the nation's population) in 4 states - including New Jersey - rely on the waters of the Delaware River Basin for drinking, washing, and farming. We can’t go a #DayWithoutTheDelaware!

Floating Treatment Wetland Installation at Kemah Lake
Monday, October 03, 2022

 

 

The WRWMG installed 2 floating treatment wetlands at Kemah Lake this weekend with 5 volunteers from the lake community. Floating treatment wetlands are planted with native wetland plants that help take up nutrients like phosphorus and nitrogen from t

Floating Treatment Wetlands Installed at Lake Owassa
Thursday, September 29, 2022

 

Using funding from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, the WRWMG was able to purchase 2 floating treatment wetlands for Lake Owassa. The floating treatment wetlands are planted with native flowers and shrubs and are designed to help purify the lake. Pollutant

Newton 6th Graders Clean Up Memory Park
Friday, September 23, 2022

 

Halsted Middle School 6th graders helped to clean up litter from Memory Park to kick off the start of the new school year! In total, 5 bags of recycling and 3 bags of garbage were removed from Memory Park in Newton, helping to keep litter out of the Paulins Kill River.

WRWMG Watershed Director Presents at Stokes State Forest
Friday, September 23, 2022

 

The SCMUA-WRWMG’s Watershed Director (Nathaniel Sajdak) presented about working with your host agency to the new class of AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassadors. This is the 23rd year of the AmeriCorps program, but Nathaniel was in the first class of AmeriCorps Ambassadors! Although the program requirements have changed since Nathaniel was a

Realtors Care Day Volunteer Event Hosted at Lafayette Park
Thursday, September 22, 2022

 

17 realtors, children, and community members worked with the WRWMG as part of the 1st annual Realtors Care Day organized by the Sussex County Association of Realtors. Participants help to build and paint bluebird and bat habitat boxes to be installed at

Wallkill Valley Girl Scouts Clean Up Wheatsworth Park
Wednesday, September 21, 2022

 

The WRWMG Education Specialist organized an after school litter clean-up at Wheatsworth Park for the Wallkill Valley Girl Scouts. The Girl Scouts collected 1 bag of garbage and 2 bags of recycling from the park, helping to keep the debris out of the Wallkill

Happy National Estuaries Week!
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

 

Did you know that estuaries like the #DelawareEstuary are lined with wetlands that strain stormwater runoff from the land, absorbing pollution from the water before it ever meets with rivers and bays!

Th

Northwest New Jersey Rivers Conference a Big Success!
Monday, September 19, 2022

 

The WRWMG’s Education Specialist served on the planning committee for the 4th annual Northwest New Jersey Rivers Conference alongside representatives of the New Jersey Highlands Coalition and the Musconetcong Watershed Association. The event was hosted at

Locals Learn about SCMUA-WRWMG at Sussex County Day
Sunday, September 18, 2022

 

Kristine Rogers (SCMUA-WRWMG Education Specialist) and Dawn Latincsics (SCMUA Recycling Coordinator) tabled at Sussex County Day at the Fairgrounds. Sussex County residents participated in this free event and learned more about recycling efforts and wat

Come to Sussex County Day this Sunday 9/18!
Friday, September 16, 2022

 

 

The Fourth Annual Northwest New Jersey Rivers Conference returns in-person at Centenary University’s Lackland Center
Friday, September 02, 2022

 

What: Northwest New Jersey Rivers Conference

When: Saturday, September 17, 2022 – 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Where: David and Carol Lackland Cen

WRWMG Organizes Maintenance Day at Newton High Rain Garden
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

 

   

The WRWMG and two student volunteers from Pope John High School worked together to give the Newton High School rain garden a facelift for the start of the new school year. The group pulled weeds that had grown in the rain garden thr

Halsted Rain Garden Gets a Fresh Coat of Mulch
Tuesday, August 30, 2022

 

The WRWMG spread fresh mulch on the Halsted Middle School rain garden to gear up for the start of the new school year. The mulch helps to hold moisture in the soil after a rainstorm and will also help to suppress weeds that try to outcompete the native f

Merriam Avenue Rain Garden Gets Some TLC!
Thursday, August 25, 2022

 

 

The WRWMG Education Specialist pulled weeds in the Merriam Avenue rain garden to get it ready for the start of the new school year. The cardinal flower, coneflower, and Black-eyed Susans that were planted in April are now in full bloom and are att

Applicant Still Needed for the AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassador Program
Monday, August 22, 2022

 

 

Want to organize partnership projects, conduct stream assessments, and provide watershed presentations at schools and other community events? Then sign up to complete a term of service with the AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassador Program! An applicant to ser

Happy National Honeybee Appreciation Day!
Saturday, August 20, 2022

 

Without pollinators like the bee, we would lose one third of our food source. There are many native flowers and plants that you can plant this #WorldHoneybeeDay to help bee populations in your area. Visit the Jersey Friendly Yards website for a list of native flower

Surveying Underway for New Rain Garden
Wednesday, August 17, 2022

 

Rutgers Water Resources Program completed the surveying work for a new rain garden project at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Agricultural Experiment Station of Sussex County. The rain garden is scheduled to be constructed this fall with the WRWMG and Sussex

Register Now for the Northwest NJ Rivers Conference on September 17th
Tuesday, August 16, 2022

 

The theme of this year's event is focused on tourism and recreational opportunities in northwestern New Jersey. Don't miss out! Get your tickets now at northwestnewjerseyrivers.org.

WRWMG Receives $1,600 Grant from the Lake Mohawk Preservation Foundation
Monday, August 15, 2022

 

The Wallkill River Watershed Management Group (WRWMG) has been awarded a $1,600 grant from the Lake Mohawk Preservation Foundation to install bluebird and bat boxes at the WRWMG’s streamside tree planting projects throughout the Wallkill River Watershed. In September, the WRWMG will be working with volunteers from the Sussex County Associat

August is Water Quality Month
Thursday, August 11, 2022

 

Did you know that only 1% of freshwater on earth is accessible – and 13 million people rely on the Delaware River for clean drinking water - including people right here in New Jersey? #WaterQualityMonth is the perfect time to find out where your water

Check out the SCMUA-WRWMG Display at the NJ State Fair
Thursday, August 04, 2022

 

The Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority (SCMUA) and the Wallkill River Watershed Management Group (WRWMG) created a joint display at the NJ State Fair. Come check it out for yourself in the Sussex County Building at the Sussex County Fairgrounds

Register Now for the AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassador Program!
Tuesday, August 02, 2022

 

Want to organize partnership projects, conduct stream assessments, and provide watershed presentations at schools and other community events? Then sign up to complete a term of service with the AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassador Program! Positions are available throughout NJ. 

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Halsted Middle School Summer STEAM Program is a Success
Thursday, July 28, 2022

 

The WRWMG's Education and Outreach Specialist worked with Halsted Middle School students as part of the Summer STEAM program. The students participated in a demonstration using a watershed model to learn how rivers and streams can become contaminated by f

Come to the Rivers Conference on September 17th!
Tuesday, July 26, 2022

 

Mark your calendars and get your tickets: the Northwest New Jersey Rivers Conference will be returning for the first time in two years to the Lackland Center at Hackettstown’s Centenary University on September 17! The NWNJ Rivers Conference is the premier

WRWMG Awarded a $609,434 Grant from NJDEP
Tuesday, July 19, 2022

 

The WRWMG has been awarded a $609,434 grant from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection for restoration work within the Wallkill River Watershed. The funding will pay for streamside reforestation projects in Sussex Borough and Wantage Township’s municipal parks, porous asphalt installation at Borough Hall in Sussex, and the continuat

Swartswood Lakes Watershed Association Hosts Public Meeting
Thursday, July 14, 2022

 

The Swartswood Lakes Watershed Association hosted a public meeting with presenters from the SCMUA-WRWMG, Rutgers Water Resources Program, Princeton Hydro, and Clean Waters Consulting to educate residents from Swartswood Lake and the surrounding communities about the work that is currently being done to improve the water quality of Swartswood Lake

Halsted Middle School Students Work on Rain Garden
Wednesday, July 13, 2022

 

Newton middle school students enrolled in the Summer STEAM program worked with the WRWMG's Education and Outreach Specialist as part of a maintenance day to weed the rain garden that was installed at the school in summer 2019. The rain garden co

Students and Local Residents Clean Up Wheatsworth Park
Thursday, July 07, 2022

 

Ian Keebler, the WRWMG's AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassador, organized a litter clean up at Wheatsworth Park in Hardyston with students from Pope John Regional High School as well as other local Sussex County residents who were interested in volunteer

New Rain Garden Sign Installed at Newton High School
Thursday, July 07, 2022

 

The WRWMG installed a new interpretive sign at the Newton High School rain garden to educate students, teachers, and parents about how rain gardens function and the benefits that they provide to enhancing water quality and wildlife (pollinator) habitat.

NJCWRP Awards WRWMG $8,000 for Floodplain Reforestation Project
Thursday, June 23, 2022

 

The NJ Corporate Wetlands Restoration Partnership voted yesterday to award the WRWMG $8,000 to continue expanding its floodplain reforestation project within the Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge. The funding will help the WRWMG purchase interpretive signage as

Wallkill Valley Girl Scouts Clean Up Franklin Pond
Friday, June 17, 2022

 

18 volunteers from the Wallkill Valley Girl Scouts worked with the WRWMG and the Wallkill River Watershed AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassador as part of a litter clean-up at Franklin Borough Park. The girls were able to remove 3 bags of garbage and 4 bags of recycling from the park, helpin

Memory Park Tree Stewardship Event at Memory Park a Success!
Wednesday, June 08, 2022

 

 

The Paulins Kill Watershed Tree Stewardship Event invited residents from throughout the Paulins Kill Watershed to participate in a work day at Newton’s Memory Park where volunteers helped the WRWMG, The Nature Conservancy, and the Paulins Ki

WRWMG Education Specialist Attends Climate Change Teaching Workshop
Tuesday, June 07, 2022

 

 

Kristine Rogers, the WRWMG’s Education Specialist, attended a Project WET Climate, Water, and Resilience Training sponsored by the NJDEP in order to learn how to best communicate to children about the impacts of climate change. Beginning this fall,

WRWMG Participates in Newton’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors Event
Monday, June 06, 2022

 

 

The WRWMG, Newton Township employees, Thor Lab employees, and Newton community members spent the day weeding and mulching the Memory Park rain garden. The volunteers were able to spread 12 cubic yards of mulch on the rain garden throughout the course of

WRWMG Participates in Community Schools Event
Friday, June 03, 2022

 

The WRWMG Education Specialist attended the Newton Community Schools Healthy Family Night and had an opportunity to speak to Newton residents about all of the green infrastructure stormwater management projects that have been installed at the Newto

New Rain Gardens Installed at Pope John High School
Wednesday, June 01, 2022


The WRWMG worked with Rutgers Cooperative Extension-Water Resources Program and the Pope John High School students and staff to install a new rain garden within th

McKeown School Students Help Mulch Rain Garden
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

 

 

Hampton Township students in the 5th and 6th grade helped the WRWMG perform maintenance on the McKeown School rain garden by pulling weeds and spreading mulch throughout the garden. The rain garden was installed on the McKeown School campus in October 20

Help Prevent Food Waste on “Learn about Composting Day”
Friday, May 27, 2022

 

To prevent food waste from going into the landfill, consider creating your own backyard compost pile by following these step-by-step guidelines: Composting 101 | NRDC   <