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RRWA River Friendly Certification Program – 2020/2021

In Spring of 2020 the RRWA was awarded a Merck Foundation, Neighbor of Choice grant for the purpose of implementing a River Friendly Certification Program in our watershed.

The Watershed Institute, New Jersey Water Supply Authority and Raritan Headwaters partner together to implement a suite of River-Friendly programs. The RRWA joins the River-Friendly team as the first affiliate. The River Friendly Program promotes clean water and a healthy environment through voluntary action by individuals and institutions.

The RRWA will be administring the River-Friendly Schools and River-Friendly Residents Programs in the Rahway River Watershed.

The River-Friendly Program for Schools has generated a good deal of interest with many schools agreeing to participate. If you are an educator or decision maker for a school or school system in the watershed and wish to take part, please call Clea at 908-472-6152 for more information.

The River-Friendly Residents Program is very simple. To apply, all you need to do is fill out a survey. If you score a predetermined amount of points you will be certified. There are 2 ways to get certified as a resident.

#1 Click here to fill out the online River-Friendly Resident Survey!

#2 Download and print this file, fill out, and send to our PO box.

Schools and residents who obtain River-Frindly certification will receive an eye-catching yard sign that will let the community know about their commitment to protecting the Rahway River Watershed.

Click here for more about the River-Friendly Program!

RRWA Water Quality Monitoring Program
– 2020/2021

The Rahway River Watershed Association's Water Quality Monitoring Program is made possible by a grant from the Watershed Institute and support from NJDEP (New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection).

Training is provided by The Watershed Institute and NJDEP AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassadors who have been highly trained by the NJDEP for this purpose.

At present we are performing visual assessments, and monitoring for benthic macroinvertebrates and road salt. We are currently accepting volunteers to join our RRWA Stream Team to help with this effort.

Click here to find out more!