Welcome to the NJ Watershed Watch Network

A Service Provider for Community-Based Water Monitoring Groups

Share Your Monitoring Info With The Network

We want to hear about your program details. Help us learn more by clicking through the links below.

If you haven’t already, carve out about 20 minutes to complete our Network’s survey and inventory of NJ community-based water monitoring groups. Questions include information about the type of work you are doing and what resources you would like to be made available to you by the Network and NJDEP. (Thanks to the 24 groups that have already participated!)

The NJ Watershed Watch Network is planning a webinar on HABs in mid-August. NJDEP will unveil their new online HAB mapping application and data submission tool.

Your program’s fixed monitoring sites are an important part of the New Jersey water quality puzzle. Click below to download an Excel template to record your site information and email it to Network Coordinator, Erin Stretz, at estretz@thewatershed.org. Have your own spreadsheet? Send that instead!

New Jersey
Stream School

with Rahway River Watershed Association

RESCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 26-27, 2020

Join us for a two-day intensive weekend workshop to learn about water quality monitoring in New Jersey! After a brief introduction to stream and watershed ecology, participants will go streamside to learn techniques for visual habitat assessments, physical monitoring, and benthic macroinvertebrate sampling. Benthic macroinvertebrates, or small organisms like insect larvae, crustaceans, and mollusks that live in streams, are used as biological indicators of stream health.

This workshop is a great introduction to visual and biological monitoring for someone interested in taking the next step and becoming a volunteer monitor! After the workshop, participants will be connected with a community-based monitoring program near them to start volunteering. 

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