NESE Pipeline Denied by Murphy Administration

The Murphy Administration rejected a bid for a controversial natural gas pipeline that aimed to transport gas under Raritan Bay and other ecologically sensitive areas in New Jersey.

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How Do Trees Benefit Us?

Trees offer so many benefits to us, including shade, habitat and beauty. Trees also absorb excess polluted stormwater.

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State of the Millstone 2018

By Rob Nicolaides / Dec 28 / Monitoring Our Water / No Comments

Water quality is ever-changing in response to changes in the landscape. Between 1930 and 2012, urban land increased from just 12% to more than 40% of the Millstone Watershed. How are our streams faring in response?

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Citizen Science Forum Presentations

Get more information from our 2018 Citizen Science Forum presenters!

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Citizen Science Public Forum – Oct. 23

The Watershed Institute is excited to host a free Citizen Science Public Forum on Oct. 23 along with the U.S. EPA (Region 2) and NJDEP.

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Focus on Bear Brook

By Rob Nicolaides / Sep 15 / Monitoring Our Water / No Comments

When last assessed in a subwatershed report in 2015, the water quality in Bear Brook was considered “good”. In this assessment, however, the overall water quality score for the brook is linked to the amount of pavement and other hardscape in the surrounding area...

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Polluted Stormwater: A Challenge for New Jersey

In NJ, stormwater pollution accounts for 60 percent of the pollution that enters our waters. 40 other states have created and operate “stormwater utilities” to address this problem.

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How Does Rain Cause Pollution?

When it rains, water is absorbed into the ground and recharges the aquifer. New Jersey, as the most densely developed state in the nation, has more paved surfaces that inhibit this absorption.

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Do You Know Where Your Drinking Water Comes From?

By Pam Podger / Jun 18 / Monitoring Our Water / No Comments

The water we drink in our homes and workplaces comes from a variety of sources depending on where you live.

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The Health of Heathcote Brook

By Rob Nicolaides / Jun 05 / Monitoring Our Water / No Comments

Heathcote Brook is one of the smallest subwatersheds in the Millstone basin. Its been monitored monthly by veteran StreamWatch volunteer Ted Chase since 2005!

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