Friday, March 2, 2018

Rally for the Navesink – Good News, Bad News & Two Rivers Fest!

Rally for the Navesink – Good News, Bad News & Two Rivers Fest!

Poo-llution Source Found and Fixed in Fair Haven:
Two Rivers Water Reclamation Authority (TRWRA) and contractors were on the case at Fourth Creek, Fair Haven, to fix a broken sewage pipe which contributed to contamination of the river. The “No Blame Game, Find it/Fix it” mission is working!

Two River Water Reclamation Authority on the case of a broken sewer line

Water Monitoring marches toward Week 37. Navesink ambient water quality monitoring citizen scientists are out in force every Wednesday morning at 7:45am, and their good work is presenting encouraging results -- some of the original “hot spot” locations are recording lower levels of poo-llution. Unfortunately, two new areas with high levels after rainstorms have been identified by the NJDEP in Rumson near the Oceanic Bridge. They are being investigated by the Rumson Borough Council.

Red Bank Primary Schools Seek to Soak Up the Rain:

  COA had coordinated with Red Bank Borough and Rutgers Cooperative Extension to initiate an impervious cover assessment (ICA) and a restoration action plan (RAP), which was completed in Dec 2017. This assessment recommended green infrastructure improvements to reduce flooding and impervious cover in the Red Bank Primary School which suffers from routine flooding.
Two Rivers Fest! Save the Date: June 2, 2018 at Victory Park in Rumson! Join river friends to celebrate the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers with alliance partners. Great education and kids crafts are planned.

If interested in any of the above, attend the next Rally for the Navesink meeting on March 29,
at Bingham Hamm (Rumson, NJ) at 6:30pm.

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