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Dear Friends of the Lower Raritan Watershed -

You still have time to make a tax-deductible year-end gift to the Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership!

Please help us continue our work! Here's recap of our amazing year:

12 stream segments monitored from June-August
6 stream clean-ups
2 stream monitoring trainings
6 walks
12 tabling / community outreach events
8 public presentations to ECs, Green Teams and other community groups
12 meetings / workshops on watershed health

And there is more!

The LRWP secured official resolutions of support from three municipalities and two County Boards of Chosen Freeholders. With coLAB Arts and Rutgers Association of Landscape Architecture the LRWP was selected to attend the American Architecture Foundation's Sustainable Cities Design Academy to develop our Rail-Arts-River RARitan concept that champions urban arts and riverfront recapture through watershed restoration. Also with coLAB we also expanded the Watershed Sculpture Project and "opened" the Watershed Gallery at 100 Kirkpatrick Street, Suite 200 in New Brunswick.

Our nascent watershed secured non-profit status, got our website up and running, submitted half a dozen grant applications, presented at public hearings and wrote multiple letters to the state DEP to bring attention to the need to protect and restore our watershed. Our work also received awards from the Sustainable Raritan River Collaborative and the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions.

We are super excited about continuing our work 2016. Next week we'll send out a preview of what we have planned for the year - including details of our meeting and special events schedule. We will again meet on the third Tuesdays of the month at the Middlesex County Administration Building from 9-noon. Please also remember our Johnson Park clean-up scheduled from 9:20-noon on January 16.

2015 was a year of many accomplishments for the Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership, and there is still time to donate to the LRWP to help us continue our work in 2016.

All the very best for a safe, happy and healthy 2016.
See you in the watershed!

Heather Fenyk, President
Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership
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