Issue #9           

Winter 2005           


The Basin Bulletin   
Newsletter for Stakeholders of the Raritan Basin Watershed    



New Stream Restoration Workgroup

Date: March 21, 2005

Time: 3:30 PM

Place: Central Jersey, exact location TBD

Contact:  Kathy Hale or Jen Maio

The NJ Section of the American Water Resources Association (NJAWRA) recently approved the formation of a Stream Restoration Workgroup.  The goals of the newly formed workgroup will focus on information exchange and networking among stream restoration professional in New Jersey. Potential projects for the workgroup include:  

S  Information exchange regarding reference reach information and restoration techniques appropriate to NJ landscapes.

S  Improving project implementation resources for volunteers and experts.

S  Gap analysis of information needs for improved stream restoration success - regional curves for NJ streams, recognizing conditions where bioengineering is most successful, when to use natural channel design, when to use 'hard' engineering, working in urban areas, best solutions for incised stream channels, etc.

S  Dissemination of information developed by the group via website, seminars, workshops, newsletters.

The group will be holding its first meeting March 21 in Central Jersey, exact location TBD– if you’re interested in attending, or have questions about the workgroup, please email Kathy Hale of the NJ Water Supply Authority at or Jen Maio at the Louis Berger Group at



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