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South Branch Watershed Association Biological Monitoring Program

South Branch Watershed Association Biological Monitoring Program

Our Volunteer Biological Monitoring program involves 100 volunteers from local communities to collect visual and biological data from 20 stream sites located throughout the watershed of the South Branch of the Raritan River in New Jersey. Training and all necessary equipment is provided for the volunteers to use. Data collected is at the most rigorous level determined by the sate of NJ and is shared with local, state, and federal agencies.



Topic - water quality, macroinvertebrates, streams, rivers, monitoring, watershed

Audience - adults, families, small groups, high school and college students

Location - South Branch of the Raritan River, New Jersey, USA, Hunterdon

Goals - research, education, restoration, stewardship, protection



South Branch Watershed Association



Nicole Rahman, Program Director of Education and Outreachemail Nicole


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