Land conservation and environmental restoration are key tools to protect clean water. The Watershed Institute has preserved nearly 1,000 acres of land at the Watershed Reserve and has partnered with local land trusts to preserve hundreds of additional acres in the region. We also engage in environmental restoration actions like planting trees, restoring meadows, installing “green infrastructure” and removing old dams.
Rain Gardens Added to Hightstown Park to Absorb Runoff
The Watershed Institute recently installed two shallow rain gardens and a pollinator garden to manage stormwater runoff and foster wildlife habitat at the Rocky Brook ...
To HABs and HABs Not
Watershed scientists will install floating wetlands to mitigate toxic algae blooms in Rosedale Lake.
Stronger State Protections for Local Waterways
Jacob’s Creek in Hopewell Township and Rock Brook in Montgomery Township were officially designated as Category One streams with Monday’s publication of the ...
Headwaters of Mountain Brook Preserved
Preserving a 3-acre parcel will protect the headwaters of Mountain Brook, a tributary to Mountain Lake in one of Princeton's most popular passive recreation spots.
What are Vernal Pools?
A vernal pool is a temporary body of water that is cut off from all flowing water sources such as streams and rivers. They are ...
Landscape Professionals Absorb Stormwater Management
About 25 people attended The Watershed Institute’s inaugural Green Infrastructure Certification class for professionals.
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