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Manalapan Brook Watershed Restoration & Protection Plan

Manalapan Lake Photo
Manalapan Lake

In 2004, the New Jersey Water Supply Authority (NJWSA) began developing a plan to restore water quality in Manalapan Lake. NJWSA recently expanded that project to the entire Manalapan Brook Watershed. A Watershed Restoration Plan that identifies specific recommendations to improve and protect the water resources of Manalapan Brook is under development.

A two-part demonstration project was implemented between April 2010 and October 2010. A rain garden was installed at Thompson Park in Monroe Township and a vegetated buffer was planted along the Manalapan Lake shore. Scroll through pictures in the photo gallery of the rain garden installation, which was part of a Rutgers Water Resources Program Rain Garden Specialist and Trainer Workshop.

Thompson Park Rain Garden Fact Sheet

Thompson Park Rain Garden Photo Gallery

Thompson Park Rain Garden
Rain Garden at Thompson Park, October 2010

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