Millstone Valley Preservation Coalition Program May 7th

Posted on April 12, 2017

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Millstone Valley Preservation Coalition Presents Anniversary Program Featuring Science Director of Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association on May 7

April 12, 2017—The Millstone Valley Preservation Association today announced its anniversary event will be held May 7 at 2pm featuring a presentation entitled “Preserving the Millstone River & Floodplain: An Agenda for Action,” by Steve Tuorto, Director of Science & Stewardship at the Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association. The event will be held in the Mule Tender’s Barracks in the D&R Canal Park in the Griggstown Village of Franklin Township.

The event celebrates the third anniversary of the establishment of the Visitor’s Center of the Millstone Valley National Scenic Byway in the, a 27-mile circular route through villages in Montgomery, Hillsborough, Franklin, South Brunswick, and Princeton townships including River Road to the west of the Millstone River and Canal Road on the east side of the D&R Canal.

Dr. Tuorto, who received his PhD in Marine & Coastal Sciences from Rutgers, will make a presentation on the challenges facing the Millstone River Valley, particularly flooding due to over-development and climate change. He will discuss potential solutions that will require sustained advocacy and public action, as well as smaller steps that private citizens can take to reduce storm-water runoff.

“Come enjoy for a lively presentation and discussion about an agenda for protecting the natural and cultural resources we all value,” said Liz Palius, President of the MVP Coalition and a Montgomery Township resident.

The anniversary event will also feature a display of a Rutgers University Landscape Architecture Student Designs for the beautification of Griggstown and Blackwells Mills causeways – a partnership with Millstone Valley National Scenic Byway, Rutgers University, D&R Canal State Park, PSEG and BPU.

The GPS address for the event is Muletender’s Barracks, 4 Griggstown Causeway, Princeton, NJ 08540, in Franklin Township, Somerset County.