“Living Shorelines” Can Fortify Our Coastlines … A Solution at Work in New Jersey’s Raritan Bay

By Meredith Comi, Restoration Program Director of the NY/NJ Baykeeper  A "living wall" of oysters in the South Atlantic. Photo: Alison M. Jones for No Water No Life After Hurricane Sandy, it was clear that coastal resiliency had become an immediate priority. Thus, Baykeeper began an innovative project to determine if a “Living Shoreline” of oysters could stabilize…

The Raritan River We Know and Love

By Judy Shaw, Ph.D., Urban Environmental Planner, Watershed Policy Coordinator, Author The Raritan River, a long unsung treasure of New Jersey, was high on the list of special places for No Water No Life Founder and Director, Alison Jones. She lived in this NWNL case-study watershed all through her childhood and much of her adulthood.…

A walk on the Edge of the Woods

The Pine Barrens around Helmetta, November-December, 2015; No. 46
 by Joseph Sapia The Pine Barrens around Helmetta are a small, unique ecosystem within the Raritan River Basin, along the edge of its Manalapan River tributary. They are part of the Spotswood Outlier of the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Many who think they know the Raritan…

Recommended weekend activity: Sit by a lazy river :)

It’s almost WINTER!

Here are our favorite pix of WINTER in response to Ailsa's Weekly Travel Theme. Wintry scenes from the Raritan River Basin in New Jersey.