Historical society hosts watershed management talk

| 27 Feb 2018 | 04:07

— Nathaniel Sajak, Director and Kristine Rogers, Education & Outreach specialist, will present the “Implementation of the Sussex County Watershed Restoration & Stewardship Initiative” for the Sparta Historical Society on March 8 at the Sparta Presbyterian Church, 32 Main Street from 7:00PM – 8:30PM.
As representatives of the Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority, they are committed to working to reduce land and streambank negative impacts by collaborating with farmers, landowners, conservation partners, and community stakeholders. They also provide education and outreach opportunities and coordinate efforts for “on-the-ground” restoration projects to improve water quality and ecological health. Their presentation will focal on three priority watershed programs regarding Agricultural Outreach, Ecosystem Enhancement and Restoration, and Stormwater Management. All lake associations of Sparta are encouraged to attend. The presentation will also focus on the exciting floodplain reforestation work currently taking place along the Wallkill River, right in the back of the Sparta Historical Society Van Kirk Homestead Museum.
Following this natural history program lecture, presentation, refreshments will be served. Those attending will have a chance to ask questions about the topic or other issues relating to the history of the Wallkill River and the county Wallkill River Management Group. Members are free, non-members $5.
The Sparta Historical Society is located at The Van Kirk Homestead Museum at 336 Main Street (Rte. 517, use Middle School Driveway), Sparta. It will open Sunday, April 8 with our Spring Exhibition called “Life along the Wallkill River” and will be open every second and fourth Sunday through December 9 from 1-4 pm with 2PM talk. For further details or group reservations, call 973-726-0883 or Email: spartahistoricalsocnj@gmail.com.
Utility funding has been made available in part by the NJ Historical Commission through the County History Partnership Program, as administered by the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council.