Monday, April 15, 2013
The Rahway River Watershed Stormwater Advisory Board is finalizing plans to construct rain gardens in the Rahway River Watershed.
The following press release was submitted by the Rahway River Watershed Stormwater Advisory Board. A plan to establish 1,000 rain gardens in the Rahway River Watershed took a step forward with plans for a major campaign in the communities from Essex County to Union County that the Rahway River travels through. At the April 11 meeting of the Rahway River Watershed Stormwater Advisory Board, plans were finalized to provide outreach on rain gardens through development of a facebook page; local access TV presentations, and handing out flyers provided by the Association of New Jersey Association of Environmental Commissions. Outreach to Boy Scout troops interested in a community project; possible discounts on materials from partners and plans …
Monday, March 25, 2013
At its last meeting, the Mayors Council on Rahway River Watershed Flood Control refocused its effort to define the damage caused by Hurricane Irene.
The following summary of the last meeting of the Mayor's Council on Rahway River Watershed Flood Control was provided by members of the organization. At its March meeting in Millburn, the Mayors Council on Rahway River Watershed Flood Control made it a top priority to better define the extent of the damages left by Hurricane Irene. The current estimate is more than $100 million of damages to schools, business districts and homes. The mayors of the 11 communities participating in the Mayors Council have been working along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to evaluate flood control alternatives that could protect residents and businesses from future storms. A major potential is the…
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Council set to meet Thursday for updates on South Mountain Regional Detention Basin from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and timetable on project.
Mayors Council Rahway River Watershed Flood Control is set to meet Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Millburn Town Hall. The agenda includes:
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Millburn's mayor along with other members will share updates about U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project South Mountain Regional Detention Basin.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The Mayors Council Rahway River Watershed Flood Control meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Cranford Municipal Building, 8 Springfield Ave. The council will update residents on the progress of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers evaluation of flood mitigation projects including the development of the South Mountain Regional Detention Basin. "Most New Jerseyans hearts go out to residents of the shore and the state and federal government have to be strong partners in rebuilding," said Dan Aschenbach, former Cranford mayor. "We do have to remind the Governor and State Legislature, however, that we are not minced meat and should not be forgotten with regards to the funding needs to move ahead with flood control," he said…
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The Mayors Council take the first major step to reduce flooding in the Rahway River Watershed.
The Mayors Council signed an inter-local agreement to develop the South Mountain Regional Detention Basin, on Wednesday at Town Hall in Millburn, as the first major step to reduce the Rahway River flooding. The dentention basin is a storage project to reduce water elevations during peak storms in the Rahway River Watershed, such as Hurricane Irene. "This is the first step moving forward on accomplishing this," Mayor Sandra Haimoff said about the proposed basin. Haimoff explained the name was changed to emphasize the regional aspect of the project. The basin is proposed for the South Mountain Reservation but in the City of Orange. However, the Mayors Council has met with the mayor of Orange, Dwayne Warren, and will meet with the Orange'…