Don’t Doubt the Drought
Central New Jersey is currently in a drought warning! The Watershed Association works to encourage water conservation by promoting efforts to reduce daily water usage. As the local community continues to experience longer term drought conditions, it is important to be educated about the individual impact one can have. Find out how to increase water conservation in your home. Learn what you can do to save water.
Stop the PennEast Pipeline!
The route of the proposed PennEast natural gas pipeline is planned to cut through ecologically-sensitive areas of Hopewell Township, devastating a 125-foot wide swath of protected forests, wetlands, open space, farmland, and pristine waterways in its wake. Help us defend the land we have worked hard to protect over the past 65 years. Click to learn more about this issue.
Become a Citizen Naturalist
Join an Adult Education Course
Language of Nature is a unique series of adult courses on ecology and we are accepting registrations for the 2016 fall season. The upcoming six-week course is an in depth look at Trees of New Jersey. The course consists of 6 weeknight classes and 3 Saturday morning field trips. Classroom sessions at the Watershed Center focus on the science of our natural world, including evolution, classification, and ecological interactions. The field trips focus on identification and observation skills of species, habitats and behavior. No tests, no papers, no stress! Instructor: Bill Brash, Director (retired), Mercer County Soil Conservation. Enrollment is limited to 15 students per course, so reserve your spot now before they fill up!
Are you River-Friendly?
The River-Friendly Certification Programs promote clean water and a healthy environment through voluntary action by individuals and institutions. To achieve these goals we work one-on-one with residents, businesses, golf courses and schools to improve land stewardship practices. The program works to reduce pollution, conserve water, restore habitat for wildlife and educate the public about becoming better environmental stewards. Become River-Friendly Today!
Hours & Info
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday: 10am - 4pm
(Closed on Holidays)
The Watershed Reserve is open daily: dawn to dusk.
Saturday, March 4, 6:00-7:30PM, Adults & Families (children 6yo+), Free
Join Education Director Jeff Hoagland at dusk as we watch and learn more about the spring courtship dance and fascinating life of this bird. Hike is co-sponsored by Washington Crossing Audubon Society.Call or email to register.
Learn more about all our programs for the coming weeks!