The Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership and the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program are hosting a “Kayaking on the Raritan” City of Water Day event in Perth Amboy together with the City of Perth Amboy, the Perth Amboy Green Team, and the Perth Amboy SWIM team(Storm Water Infrastructure Management.) The event begins at 9am on Saturday July 10 at the Second St boat launch in Perth Amboy.
Perth Amboy residents ages 16 and up are invited to come to the Second St boat launch where kayaks will be provided to go out on the Raritan River. Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program has planned a variety of activities for participants, who will learn about water sampling and be given water sampling kits to use while they are kayaking or from the shoreline. Participants will learn about Perth Amboy’s water management system and the basic structure of a combined sewer system (CSO’s). An explanation will be given to attendees of why the water may be cleaner or dirtier on that given day due to the CSO outfall at the end of Second Street.
Brochures describing CSOs and green infrastructure and an email sign-up will be provided for people to join Perth Amboy SWIM team or the Perth Amboy Green Team to stay engaged on this matter of water quality and management.