Happy New Year!

Hello River Lovers! The RRWA is right there with you. We are currently wokring on an action packed programming schedule filled with fun and rewarding activities. Check our facebook page and website frequently for upcoming events.

A few announcements . . .

We would like to welcome our new President who is joining us as of January 1, 2020 – Dr. Kirk Barrett. An expert in water quality and hydrology, Dr. Barrett is a registered Professional Engineer in New Jersey and holds certifications as Professional Wetland Scientist and Certified Floodplain Manager. He has over 25 years' experience in the fields of water resources engineering and surface water quality, specializing in stormwater management using green infrastructure, watershed hydrology, and environmental monitoring and assessment. More can be learned about Kirk on our website - RahwayRiver.org

We would like to thank our outgoing President Dr. Marian Glenn who has worked tirelessly for the last 5 years to help bring the RRWA back from the edge of extinction. Dr. Glenn has spearheaded many projects in the watershed including several Roots to Rivers floodplain reforestation plantings, the creation and installation of several rain gardens, as well as a considerable amount of educational, citizen science and recreational programming and events. Dr. Glenn will continue to serve on our Board as a Trustee.

Nature Photography Contest

Our Nature Photography Contest is closed and we are currently voting for People's Choice winner. An album of all photo submissions has been created on our facebook page and everyone is invited to vote for your favorite photos by "liking" them. There is no limit to how many photos you can like. Voting for the People's Choice category will end on January 8th. We will announce the winners of all categories on January 15th.

Keep an eye out for our exhibit opening and traveling exhibit schedule which will be announced soon.


Please call Clea at 908-472-6152 or email her at cleacarchia@outlook.com with any questions.

Visit our website at RahwayRiver.org

Join us and be a part of a community of like-minded folks. Get involved. Become a member. Volunteer! Visit the RRWA Watershed Learning Center at 337 East Milton Ave. in Rahway (Winter hours by appointment. Call Clea at 908-472-6152)

Hope to see you soon!

Grant Update:

The RRWA is happy to announce the awarding of several new grants that will enable us to continue and expand our mission.

Most recently, we recieved a grant from the Watershed Institute that will enable us to continue our water quality program with the addition of macroinvertebrate monitoring. Get involved by joining our Stream Team! Get trained and adopt a spot on the river to perform regular stream-side assessments. We will be holding a 2-day workshop covering visual assessments and macroinvertebrates on May 2nd and 3rd. More details and information on how to register will be forthcoming. Call Clea at 908-472-6152 to find out more.

Thanks to a Heart grant from Union County, we are presently working on our Nature Photography Event Series. We held a Photography Workshop and Field Sesison, both in September, and then a Nature Photography Contest. We are curently accepting input from the public to determine our People's Choice category winner. More info can be found at the top left of this page.

Finally, we are very appreciative to the Merck Foundation for their continued and generous support. This year we are stepping up our envirornmental education and citizen science programming as well as the improvement of graphics and other educational material at our Watershed Learning Center, located at 337 E. Milton Ave. in Rahway.