Become A Certified Stream Assessment Volunteer

SPRINGFIELD — On Monday, June 14, at 3 p.m., the Springfield Free Public Library will host Steven Hruby, AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassador, speaking for the Union County Department of Parks & Community Renewal.

During the course of the program he will speak about water issues in New Jersey, including watershed management and how the quality of your life connects to the watershed. Learn how to assess the health of brooks and streams, then go to a local stream and collect insects and crustaceans for analysis. This will provide useful information to the NJDEP Division of Watershed Management.  After this, you will receive a certificate identifying you as an official DEP stream assessor.


This program will he held rain or shine.  Wear your garden shoes or boots. Register at the Circulation Desk, call 973-376-4930, or e-mail to

The Springfield Free Public Library is located at 66 Mountain Avenue, Springfield. For additional information, call 973-376-4930.

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