Ewing Stream Monitoring Workshop

Please join the Ewing Green Team and the AmeriCorps New Jersey Watershed Ambassadors Program to determine the stream health of the Shabakunk

About this event

Stream monitoring is critical to understand what is happening in our waterways. Currently, there are gaps in water monitoring data in NJ and environmental non-profits can help to provide a more comprehensive statewide water quality assessment.

Are you interested in being a stream monitor?

The Ewing Green Team is partnering with the NJ Watershed Ambassadors Program and Watershed Ambassadors Amanda Weigand, to host two days of stream monitoring workshops!

Each free workshop will have two parts — one virtual to learn about the process and why assessments are important, and one held outdoors where volunteers will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in stream monitoring. In each session, volunteers will learn about the importance of water quality, how water health is impacting the watershed and how to monitor stream health.

Workshop options:

– Part 1 Virtual: Thursday May 12th at 7-8:30 PM

– Part 2 In Person: Saturday May 14th-

Time Slot 1: 9am-11pm

Time Slot 2: 12pm-2pm

The Virtual Workshop is to be attended by all volunteers. A Zoom link will be sent out after registration. Spaces are limited per time slot for the In-Person Workshop. Please sign up for the most convenient time.

For the in-person workshops: Equipment will be provided, but please wear waterproof shoes (or a pair you don’t mind getting wet) or waders/ tall rain boots. You should also bring water, snacks/ lunch, bug spray/ sunscreen, and clothing to suit the weather and being outside. More information on what to bring will be provided upon registration.

Register here.

We Need You for Our Spring Stream Clean Up!

The winter has ended, and our thoughts have turned to spring, spring cleaning that is! The Ewing Green Team has once again partnered with The Watershed Institute and Mayor Bert Steinmann to host our annual spring Stream Cleanup at the Hollowbrook Community Center.

The Shabakunk Creek flows behind the Community Center, a lovely tributary of the Assunpink Creek.  From the Assunpink, the water ultimately flows to the Delaware River, the source of our drinking water. 

We invite our friends and neighbors to gather together on Saturday, April 9th to clean up our community and make our watershed a healthier and even lovelier environment.

Volunteers at these annual events sponsored by The Watershed have removed thousands of pounds of trash, helping to make our watershed healthier, protect our environment and beautify our communities! All volunteers will receive a Stream Cleanup t-shirt as a memento.

Stream Cleanup Details

Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022

Time: 9 – 11 am

Location: Hollowbrook Community Center, 320 Hollowbrook Road

Pre-registration is required to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Our cleanup is a rain or shine event. Always wear gloves (please bring your own) when picking up litter and avoid any direct contact with trash. Trash bags will be provided. Long pants and closed-toed shoes are suggested for woodier areas. The Hollowbrook grounds are often muddy closer to the creek, participants may be most comfortable wearing rain boots or similar waterproof shoes.  Don’t forget your (reusable!) water bottle.

COVID Policies

Masks and social distancing are optional.  A parent or guardian must attend with all participating children. There must be a minimum of 1 adult per 3 participating children.  The stream cleanup policies and waiver can be read here.

We look forward to spring cleaning with all of you on April 9th!