Pollution Source Trackdown on the Navesik River

  • 25 Apr 2018
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Bahrs Landing Restaurant, 2 Bay Avenue Highlands, NJ

Public Presentation "Pollution Source Trackdown on the Navsink River"

The NJ DEP downgraded 565 acres of shellfish growing waters in 2016 causing much public discussion. Clean Ocean Action stepped up and coordinated a large number of partners, including NJ DEP, NMHA, all municipalities, and many others, to tackle the problem and try to answer two basic questions 1) what pollution was in the river? and 2) where was it located and how did it get there?. Data was needed.


The key was in regularly collecting and analyzing water samples at many designated points along both banks of the river using volunteer "Citizen Scientists".

You will hear from Bill Heddendorf, of the NJ DEP Bureau of Marine Water Monitoring, about the knowledge gained, the pollution sources tracked down and remediated, and what lies ahead.

The Navesink is a beautiful visual and recreational resource for Monmouth County and you will be heartened by the cooperation, the work, and the results.

7:30pm: Coffee and cookies.  8:00pm: Presentation.   9:00pm: Close.

FREE event, ALL are welcome.

Come early to Bahrs and enjoy a drink and snack at the bar or a meal in the restaurant. The oysters are great!


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Navesink Maritime Heritage Association is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving knowledge and appreciation of Monmouth County's maritime heritage through programs that teach wooden boat building and boat handling skills; through preserving the history of Monmouth County's wooden boat builders and other maritime history; and through the experiental on-the-water programs of River Rangers for middle school children and Sea Scout Ship Navesink for co-ed youth age 14-21.

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