A Free Public Forum

LINCROFT, NJ - Only fifty-five percent of New Jersey’s waters fully support one or more of the five NJDEP designated uses of our water resources (water supply, recreation, aquatic life, shellfish harvest for consumption, and fish consumption) according to the recent NJ Department of Environmental Protection “2014 Integrated Water Quality Assessment Report” released December 2015.   The other forty-five percent support none.

Panel experts will be discussing how watersheds function, what is required to protect them, the need for infrastructure upgrades, and critical water supply issues facing us in Monmouth County and NJ. Our panelists are: Fred Sickels, former Director of the Division of Water Supply and Geoscience at NJDEP; Carleton Montgomery, Executive Director of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance; and Dan Van Abs, formerly of the NJDEP and NJ Water Supply Authority and now Associate Professor at Rutgers in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.

Bring your questions and come learn what you can do to help protect your drinking water quality.

CO-SPONSORED BY: Brookdale Community College Department of Political Science, the History and Political Science Club, Students for Global Citizenship and the Environmental Club, Clearwater, United Methodist Church of Red Bank, NY/NJ Bay Keeper, WaterSpirit, Clean Ocean Action

When: April 13th, from 7 – 9 PM

Where: Brookdale Community College (Parking Lot 7 or 6)

             Student Life Center, Navesink Rooms I & II