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2nd Annual Stormwater Summer Camp Comes to McKeown Elementary

Tuesday, August 07, 2018



Thanks to funding from NJ Future, as part of the William Penn Foundation's Delaware River Watershed Initiative, the Wallkill River Watershed Management Group recently hosted its 2nd annual week-long Stormwater Summer Camp for 4th-6th grade students at McKeown Elementary School. Through hands-on STEM activities and off-campus field trips, the students learned about water pollution and conservation, stormwater best management practices, and project planning and design. Some of the activities that the students participated in included:

  • porous pavement creation outdoor labs
  • aquatic insect identification
  • personal water footprint calculations
  • parking lot stormwater runoff calculations
  • rain garden brochure making
  • soil composition studies at Crandon Lakes with a soil scientist
  • recycling study with the SCMUA’s Recycling Coordinator
  • stormwater best management practice tour in Parsippany, NJ
  • hike along the Sussex Branch Trail to see the WRWMG’s reforestation corridor
  • fishing along the Paulins Kill

In addition to the staff of the SCMUA-WRWMG, the following partner organizations participated in the camp: USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority, Rutgers Water Resources Program, and Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs.