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. Because New Jersey is the most densely developed state in the nation, ...

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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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What’s Happening in the Royce Brook?

By Rob Nicolaides / Feb 27 / Monitoring Our Water / No Comments

There is a lot that we don’t know about the Royce Brook! Our water quality assessments are usually based on data collected from StreamWatch volunteers and NJDEP staff, but in this case...

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Watershed Stormwater Conference

The Watershed recently hosted a daylong seminar on stormwater with New Jersey experts, who discussed the problems and solutions of polluted stormwater runoff.

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