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NJ Section American Water Resources Association

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Annual Meeting - December 2nd at Noon

Election of 2016 Officers and Presentation of Homack Award

Presentation by Barbara Davis, The Land Conservancy

In 2011 The Land Conservancy of New Jersey preserved the 200 acre South Branch Preserve property in partnership with the New Jersey Water Supply Authority, Mount Olive Township, Morris County, Raritan Headwaters Association and the State of New Jersey.  The original landscape of the property, like most parts of New Jersey, was forested until it was cleared for agricultural use by Native Americans and European settlers.   This property was protected because it is in the headwaters of the South Branch of the Raritan River, a drinking water supply source for over 1.5 million New Jersey residents.  A plan was developed by The Land Conservancy to restore the land to native forest to protect the South Branch of the Raritan River, which runs through this property.  A fence was built to keep the deer out, the farm fields were mowed to keep out the invasive plants and native grasses were planted in 2012.  Over the next three years over 7,000 trees and shrubs have been planted, a Community Garden constructed, trails, wildlife blind, apiary, a farm, and wildflower meadows are being created from the former corn fields.  

Register Here: http://nsawra.onefireplace.org/event-2084692  

MAC 2016 - Call for Volunteers

If you have an interest in volunteering to assist the Mid-Atlantic Conference (MAC) committee please contact Kathy Hale or Virginia Michelin.  The Delaware AWRA is taking the lead for the MAC 2016 Conference.  The event is tentatively scheduled for September 2016 in Delaware.  Additional details to follow.


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