Learn to harvest rainwater at March 22 workshop

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BEDMINSTER TWP. – Much of New Jersey is still in a drought, and every drop of water counts!

Local residents can learn how to harvest and store rainwater for their plants at a workshop on Wednesday, March 22, sponsored by Raritan Headwaters, the region’s nonprofit watershed watchdog. The program will be held from 7-9 p.m. at the Fairview Farm Wildlife Preserve at 2121 Larger Cross Road, Bedminster.

Brittany Musolino, River-Friendly program coordinator for the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, will talk about stormwater management at home and the uses of rainwater harvesting systems. Attendees will build their own rain barrels to take home.

The cost, which includes the rain barrel, is $50 per person for the general public and $40 for certified “River-Friendly” residents. Advance registration is required. To register, go to https://goo.gl/9TCfWk.

The Rainwater Harvesting workshop is part of a series of educational programs being held in conjunction with the award-winning “River-Friendly” program, which teaches local residents, businesses and schools how to protect clean water.

In December, Raritan Headwaters and its partners – the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association and the New Jersey Water Supply Authority – won the Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award for the River-Friendly program.

For more information on the River-Friendly program and how individuals, schools and businesses can become certified, visit www.njriverfriendly.org or contact Lauren Theis atltheis@raritanheadwaters.org.

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