LINCROFT, NJ - Rich Bizub, Director for Water Programs for the Pinelands Preservation Alliance, will discuss the quality of state’s groundwater supplies at 6 pm Monday, Sept. 26 at Brookdale Community College, Lincroft.

The meeting, open to the public, includes the BCC Environmental Club and students, the Jersey Shore (Monmouth) Sierra Group, and other environmental organizations.

Bizub will explain the interactions between these underground aquifers and surface streams, rivers and wetlands; the dangers from surface pollution; and the impacts from excessive groundwater withdrawals, from dry wells to saltwater intrusion. He also will explain how state actions are making thing worse, not better. He also will make a few predictions on what the future holds for the state’s aquifers and the ecosystems that depends on them.  

Since groundwater aquifers provide 80 to 95 percent of the base flow to our streams and rivers (the rest is rain runoff), how we exploit and abuse our aquifers has a direct impact on both freshwater and brackish ecosystems.

His talk, part of BCC’s “Science Monday” environmental lectures, is hosted by BCC’s Environmental Club to encourage students to be involved in statewide and national debates on the importance of strong environmental protections. A pizza and subs buffet begins at 6:00 p.m. in Warner Student Life Center (SLC) Twin Lights Rooms I and II, and the meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

To get to Brookdale’s Lincroft campus, take Parkway Exit 109 to Route 520 West (Newman Springs Road, which becomes E. Main Street at the Lincroft campus). Take the traffic circle into the campus and follow the signs to the Warner Student Life Center (SLC) and parking lot 7, where the meeting will be in the SLC Twin Lights Rooms I and II. Use parking lot 7. As you walk eastward towards the building complex, Warner is on the left. If lot 7 is full, use parking lots 5 or 6. A campus map is at http://www.brookdalecc.edu/PDFFiles/MAPS/MAP_04_08.pdf