July 9, 2014

Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Receives $65,000 Donation

The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association has received a donation of $65,000 from the RBC Blue Water Project Leadership Grant program. The grant will fund river-friendly initiatives for water protection and restoration.

The funding will support the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association’s mission to enhance the quality of the natural environment in the 265-square mile area drained by the Stony Brook and the Millstone River. They accomplish this by addressing key issues affecting water quality and land use, educating area residents about the ecology of the natural environment, and preserving open space by maintaining a 930-acre nature reserve and organic farm.

The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association is central New Jersey’s first environmental organization. Since 1949, the organization has worked to protect clean water and the environment through conservation, advocacy, science, and education. RBC Blue Water Project Leadership Grants fund programs in towns and cities with populations of more than 10,000 people that focus on improving water quality, improving management of urban storm and rain water, the efficient use of water in towns or cities, or protecting and restoring urban waterways.