Raritan River Documentary Premieres At Metuchen Theater

METUCHEN – The environmental nonprofit Edison Wetlands Association, Rutgers University, Wild New Jersey and Bayshore Recycling will host the premiere screening of NJN’s hour-long documentary, “Rescuing a River: The Raritan” on Tuesday, June 14, at 6:45 p.m. at the Metuchen Forum Theater, located at 314 Main Street.

A dramatic reading and book signing for the new book, “Wild New Jersey: Nature Adventures in the Garden State” by author David Wheeler and special guests will precede the screening. A question & answer session with NJN film producer Eric Schultz and Edison Wetlands Association Executive Director Robert Spiegel will directly follow the film screening. The film, likely NJN’s last as a film studio, is part of an incredible trend of renewed focus on the Raritan River.


This documentary film traces the incredible transformation of the Raritan River – the longest river solely in New Jersey – from a toxic witches’ brew into a wildlife sanctuary beloved to fishermen, crabbers, and boaters. This documentary will show the importance of the Raritan River – New Jersey’s Queen of Rivers. Where once smokestacks lined the shores, spewing poisonous clouds into the sky, now bald eagles, peregrine falcons and ospreys soar above.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. Seats are limited; reserve your ticket by contacting Edison Wetlands Association at 1-732-321-1300 or via email at EWAinfo@edisonwetlands.org.

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