DNA: Tool for Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation

By Johanna Mitra, at Stony Brook University.All Photos © Alison M. Jones, unless otherwise noted. This is the latest post to our NWNL NEXTGEN BLOG series. Since 2007, NWNL has supported watershed education with college internships and blogging opportunities. This NWNL NEXTGEN BLOG series posts student essays; sponsors a forum for our student contributors; and invites upper-level students to propose work focused on…

WHO OWNS THE RARITAN RIVER?

A NWNL NextGen Blog post by Rachel Rebello, Rutgers University, 2019. This is the latest post to our NWNL NEXTGEN BLOG series. Since 2007, NWNL has supported watershed education with college internships and blogging opportunities. Our NWNL NEXTGEN BLOG series posts only student essays; sponsors a forum for its student contributors; and invites student proposals to write on watershed values, threats and solutions. NWNL has…

Citizen Science in the Raritan River Basin

A NextGen Blog by Johanna Mitra, Stony Brook University. All Photos © Alison M. Jones. This is the latest post to our NWNL NEXTGEN BLOG series. Since 2007, NWNL has supported watershed education with college internships and blogging opportunities. Our NWNL NEXTGEN BLOG series posts only student essays; sponsors a forum for its student contributors; and invites student proposals to write on watershed values,…

Rivers, Estuaries and Oceans

By Alison M. Jones, NWNL Founding Director & Conservation Photographer. This post honors the UN celebration of World Oceans Day (June 8) and The Explorers Club World Oceans Week (June 5-9). All Photos © Alison M. Jones. NWNL focuses on freshwater availability, quality and usage. Oceans are also critical to the hydrologic cycle as rivers flow into oceans via estuaries…

A Tale of Two Rivers – Part Two

Written by Judy Auer ShawPhotos © Alison M. Jones Dr. Shaw became a NWNL Advisor after our first interview conducted at Rutgers’ 1st Sustainable Raritan River Initiative in 2009:  Creating a Watershed Web. Her books on NJ’s Raritan River and Ohio’s Cuyahoga describe two rivers that have survived a legacy of abuse thanks to good stewardship. Thus, NWNL…