Paulins Kill Watershed Site Tour

Brian Cramer at Paulins Kill Watershed

Recently, the Stillwater Elementary School 5th Grade class took a field trip to a headwater wetland in the Paulins Kill Watershed. Paulins Kill is a tributary of the Delaware River in New Jersey (“kill” coming from a Dutch word for “stream”). In a program sponsored by the Foodshed Alliance, this visit was designed to help […]

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The Importance of Wetlands in Hurricane-Damage Prevention

This photo from May 2020 shows the main stem of Bacon Ridge Branch on the right, with the floodplain on the left. The wattles on top of the stream bank and in the floodplain dissipate flow energies during overbank flow events.

“[Wetlands] are nature’s flood defenses and we need them now more than ever.” – Dr. Tom Fairchild, Swansea University Protecting our wetlands is important—this we know. From the life they support, to the food they provide, to the cleansing of our water and storage of harmful carbon, healthy wetlands are essential to the wellbeing of […]

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