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Rutgers Cooperative Extension Environmental and Resource Management Agents

Green Knight Newsletter Rutgers Cooperative Extension
P.O. Box 900
Morristown, NJ 07963

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The Green Knight - August 2019 - (vol. 10, iss. 2) (6MB PDF)
Can We Re-Brand Restoration Maintenance?; Cumberland County 4-H Fishing Club Lake Audrey Project; New Jersey's Bayshore Heritage Byway; Snakehead Fish in New Jersey; News and upcoming events.

The Green Knight - February 2019 - (vol. 10, iss. 1) (7MB PDF)
Union County’s Invasive Plants Volunteer Strike Force; Certified Rutgers Environmental Stewards Graduate; Cumberland County 4-H Fishing Club Lake Audrey Project; 2018 Sets Precipitation Record across the State; Reducing Black Sea Bass Mortality in Offshore Recreational Fisheries; Paterson Students to Present at GeoScience and Society Summit in Stockholm; Was River Discharge Unusually High in 2018?; News and upcoming events.

The Green Knight - November 2018 - (vol. 9, iss. 4) (7MB PDF)
Geoengineering global warming; Seafood safety; Sea How High interactive sea level rise game; New Jersey’s watershed conference; Easy watershed delineation and statistics; U.S. cities lose 36 million trees per year; News and upcoming events.

The Green Knight - August 2018 - (vol. 9, iss. 3) (10MB PDF)
Fish Smart, Eat Smart Guide; Water Quality Trends in Southwest NJ; Lake Hopatcong’s Floating Classroom; Kayaking Freshwater Lakes in the Cohansey Watershed; Upcoming Events.

The Green Knight - May 2018 - (vol. 9, iss. 2)
(10 MB) Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival; Montgomery’s Earth Day Fair; Learning how to test Mother Earth for Earth Month; 2018 Eco Fair at Wheaton Arts; MetLife Celebrates Earth Day; Earth Day at Baldpate Mountain; Branchburg Community Garden; Atlantic County Utility Authority’s Earth Day; 2018 Envirothon at Camp Grice; Upcoming Events.

The Green Knight - March 2018 - (vol. 9, iss. 1) (4MB PDF)
Union County Plans For Emerald Ash Borer; Master Gardeners Monitor Soil Compacton; New Jersey Implements Soil Restoraton Standards; News and Upcoming Events.

The Green Knight - November 2017 - (vol. 8, iss. 4) (4MB PDF)
Doug Zemeckis, Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Coastal Resources; Rutgers Environmental Stewards Burlington County; Introduction to Aquaponics; Certified Professional Turfgrass Fertilizer Applicators; Photo Corner; News and Upcoming Events.

The Green Knight - August 2017 - (vol. 8, iss. 3) (8MB PDF)
Teaching Community and School Gardeners Proper Composting Techniques; Lake Shoreline Restoration; Maintain Your Rain Garden; Delaware River Water Quality Visualization App; U.S.G.S. Water Quality Mapper; Perceptions of Vermont Farmers on Climate Change; Climate Master Volunteers; Photo Corner Annual Winners; News and Upcoming Events.

The Green Knight - May 2017 - (vol. 8, iss. 2) (10MB PDF)
Readington School District Takes the Green; Rutgers Turfgrass Breeding for Drought Resistance; Rutgers Organic Land Care Manual; New Jersey Water Supply Plan; Rutgers Environmental Stewards Gets a New Logo; Rutgers Environmental Stewards Boat Trip; Photo Corner Annual Winners; News and Upcoming Events.

The Green Knight - February 2017 - (vol. 8, iss. 1) (10MB PDF)
Blue Acres: Recycling and Green Infrastructure; Vertcal Gardens—Growing Up!; Lake Shoreline Restoraton in Middlesex County Park; AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassadors Program Begins 17th Year; Green Knight Newsletter Photo Corner; and News and Upcoming Events.

The Green Knight - November 2016 - (vol. 7, iss. 4) (7MB PDF)
Hydrilla found in the Delaware & Raritan (D&R) Canal; Celebrate the Children builds a rain garden!; Implementing the Raritan TMDL in Hillsborough; The Green Knight Newsletter Photo Corner; and News and Upcoming Events.

The Green Knight - August 2016 - (vol. 7, iss. 3) (12MB PDF)
Engaging the Latino Immigrant Community in Soil Contamination Education; Rutgers VETS Program; Native Plant Density and Reducing Soil Compaction; Community Programming and Stormwater; Initial Assessment of E. coli and Dissolved Oxygen in a Recently Re-filled Lake; Fish Exchange on the Lower Passaic; Rutgers Organic Land Care Certificate Program; Raritan River Online Data Portal; Use of Coliscan Easygel Petri Dishes for Monitoring of E. Coli; Aquatic Invasive Species and Mosquitoes; New Jersey Photo Corner; and News and Upcoming Events.

The Green Knight - May 2016 - (vol. 7, iss. 2) (9MB PDF)
Green Infrastructure Guidance Manual; Green Knight Photo Corner; Collaborating to Create Active Learners; EPA National Rivers and Streams Assessment; Dress Barn a LEED Certified Building celebrates Earth Day; Cerbo’s Nursery and Greenhouse Irrigates with Harvested Rain Water; and News and Upcoming Events.

The Green Knight - February 2016 - (vol. 7, iss. 1) (3MB PDF)
Rutgers Cooperative Extension Addresses Community Flooding; Disconnection at St. Gregory’s with Porous Asphalt and Rain Gardens; NJDEP Snow Removal and Disposal Policy; and News and Upcoming Events.

The Green Knight - November 2015 - (vol. 6, iss. 4) (4MB PDF)
Contents include: Rain Gardens with Curb Appeal; AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassadors Serving New Jersey; Sustainable Birdhouses; Jersey-Friendly Yards: Landscaping for a Healthy Environment; Cornell Lab of Ornithology eBird Map of Birding Locations; and News and Upcoming Events.

The Green Knight - August 2015 - (vol. 6, iss. 3) (12MB PDF)
Contents include: A New Elephant Species!; Raritan River Pollution Data; Lake Musconetcong and Water Chestnut; Sunset Lake Fills with Water Again; Fecal Sources in the Upper Cohansey Watershed; Data Analysis for Free?; The Global Ecological Land Unit Map; and News and Upcoming Events.

The Green Knight - May 2015 - (vol. 6, iss. 2) (5MB PDF)
Contents include: National Urban Extension Conference 2015; eLearning Tool Covers Stormwater Review for Municipal Officials; Rutgers Green Jobs for Veterans Program; Cohansey Watershed Association Install Road Signs; An Evening with the Environmental Stewards at Duke Farms; A River’s Journey with the Whippany River; and News and Upcoming Events.

The Green Knight - February 2015 - (vol. 6, iss. 1)
(4 MB) Contents include: Video Promotes Watershed Protection in New Jersey; Hills of Troy Cluster Rain Gardens; Rutgers Environmental Stewards 2015; and News and Upcoming Events.

The Green Knight - November 2014 - (vol. 5, iss. 4) (7MB PDF)
Contents include: Switchgrass to reduce soil compaction;  Meet Steve Yergeau, new Environmental Agent; NJDEP AmeriCorps Ambassadors begin 15th year ; Estling Lake Stewards; Precipitation Data Available for the 2013–2014 Water Year; U.S. Geological Survey Report on Pesticides Waterways; and News and Upcoming Events.

The Green Knight - August 2014 - (vol. 5, iss. 3) (7MB PDF)
Contents include: A Fish Exchange as Green Job Training for U.S. Military Veterans; US EPA EnviroAtlas Ecosystem Mapping Tool; Volunteer Water Scouts keeping Water Chestnut out of Lake Hopatcong; Rain Barrels and Mosquitoes; Rain Gardens Adapt to Multi-Purpose Design; Floating Wetland Islands Installed to Improve Lake Hopatcong Water Quality; American Water Resources Association Introduces Stormwater Best Management Practices Fact Sheets; Rutgers Environmental Stewards Alumni 2014 Forum; and News and Upcoming Events.

The Green Knight - May 2014 - (vol. 5, iss. 2) (10MB PDF)
Contents include: Assemblywoman Maureen Ogden Supports Rutgers Environmental Stewards, Rutgers Day, Green Knight Wins National Award, US EPA How’s My Waterway Website Revised, If We Can Save the Northern Pine Snake, National Land Cover Database 2011 Edition Released, National Map Viewer, Paraprofessionals Assess Aspen Ice Center, AmeriCorps Take Out the Trash, Municipal Land Use Law for Upper Freehold Township, and News and Upcoming Events.

The Green Knight - February 2014 - (vol. 5, iss. 1) (8MB PDF)
Contents include: Parsippany-Troy Hills Public Works Reduces Stormwater Runoff, Lake Hopatcong Clean-up, Native Plant Society for the
Delaware Bayshore, Teacher-In-Service for Storm
water Management, and News and Upcoming Events.

The Green Knight - November 2013 - (vol. 4, iss. 4) (15MB PDF)
Contents include: Rutgers Environmental Stewards, Water Lettuce, Restoration Tree Planting at the Cohanzick Country Club, ParaProfessional Watershed Restoration Training Program, Rain Garden in Millville, 4-H Diverse Club Activities, AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassador Program 14th Year, Camp Jotoni Rain Barrel Training, A Day in the Life of the Extension Agent, and News and Upcoming Events.

The Green Knight - August 2013 - (vol. 4, iss. 3) (8MB PDF)
Contents include: Rain Gardens Treat Car Wash Pollution, Rainy June and the Importance of Soil Health, Lake Hopatcong, Rain Water Harvesting in Millville, E.P.A. National Stormwater Calculator, Green Infrastructure Conference, Mid-Atlantic Conference of the American Water Resources Association, and News and Upcoming Events.

The Green Knight - May 2013 - (vol. 4, iss. 2) (7MB PDF)
Contents include: River Friendly Business Program, Contemporary Environmental Issues Conference, Rain Barrel Trainers, Environmental Stewards at Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve, Cohansey Area Watershed Association, Red Oaks School Speedwell Lake Curriculum, Community Rain Barrel Program in Burnham Park , and News and upcoming events.

The Green Knight - February 2013 - (vol. 4, iss. 1) (7MB PDF)
Contents include: Organic Land Care Program, New Jersey Woodland Stewards Program, The Environmental Stewards Class of 2013, Rutgers Permaculture Club (RIPE), Last Phase of New Jersey Turfgrass Fertilizer Law Takes Effect, and News and upcoming events.

The Green Knight - November 2012 - (vol. 3, iss. 4) (7MB PDF)
Contents include: Bus tour of stormwater management demonstration sites in the Troy Brook watershed; Partners Unite for Clean Water; Water quality and sustainability is grounded in soil health; Water conservation begins with good horticulture; News and Upcoming Events.

The Green Knight - August 2012 - (vol. 3, iss. 3) (9MB PDF)
Contents include: Sunny days for rain gardens in Monmouth County;  Students learn about climate change using iPads;  Is that rock snot on your waders?;  The 2012 water chestnut hand pull at Lake Musconetcong;  AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassadors sample water for Barnegat Bay;  Preventing mosquito habitat in rain gardens;  Rainwater harvesting for irrigation;  Rutgers Extension Posters from the ANREP meeting;  and Upcoming events.

The Green Knight - May 2012 - (vol. 3, iss. 2) (6MB PDF)
Contents include: Rain Garden Team Wins Environmental Merit Award from EPA; New Train-the-trainer Rain Barrel Manual; Using Green Infrastructure to Clean Up Car Wash Pollution; Organic Land Care Program in New Jersey; Delaware River and Bay - Dash for the Trash; and Upcoming Events.

The Green Knight - February 2012 - (vol. 3, iss. 1) (8MB PDF)
Contents include: The Current State of New Jersey's Stormwater Rules, Restrictions on Turfgrass Fertilization, Invasive Species Strike Team, USDA's New Hardiness Zone Map, 2012 Envirothon in Monmouth County, Weed and Algae Growth in Ponds And Lakes, and Upcoming Events.

The Green Knight - November 2011 - (vol. 2, iss. 4) (6MB PDF)
Contents include: Stormwater Management at EPA Edison, New Jersey Section of the American Water Resources Association, New Jersey Watershed Ambassadors Program, New Jersey’s Volunteer Weather Observers, Recovering after Hurricane Irene, and Upcoming Events.

The Green Knight - August 2011 - (vol. 2, iss. 3) (4MB PDF)
Contents include: Natural Capital of Agricultural Land, Fish and Native Crustaceans in Mosquito Control, Teaching Lead‐Safe Gardening Practices in New Brunswick, Green Job Training for Veterans, The State of New Jersey’s City Water Supplies, and Upcoming Events.

The Green Knight - May 2011 - (vol. 2, iss. 2) (7MB PDF)
Contents include: Hydrofracking, Hydrilla-an invasive aquatic plant in New Jersey, NBC News Philadelphia covers rain gardens, Green infrastructure in Newark, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection proposed Waiver Rule, Mapping tool with Clean Water Act dischargers, Conservation practices reduce pollutant loads from croplands, and Upcoming events.

The Green Knight - February 2011 - (vol. 2, iss. 1) (12MB PDF)
Contents include: New Jersey legislation on lawn fertilizers and soil compaction, Green infrastructure, National Land and Sea Grant Conference, Managing stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces conference, Contaminants detected in national water supply, Rutgers Environmental Steward program and Troy Brook project,  Central Jersey Invasive Species Task Force, and Upcoming events.
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The Green Knight - November 2010 - (vol. 1, iss. 3) (PDF)
Contents include: Permeable pavement, Essex and Passaic Counties Environmental Agent, Expired marine flares program, Canada goose population reduction, Energy & Environmental Resource Center in Salem, Rutgers Professional Science Masters Program, Upcoming events.
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The Green Knight - August 2010 - (vol. 1, iss. 2) (PDF)
Contents include: Detention basin retrofits, Greenwood Lake and lake user fees, Rutgers Center for Urban Environmental Sustainability, Climate change legislation, Septic system non-profit organization, AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassadors, New Jersey Envirothon, Cumberland County environmental fair, Rain barrels, Oyster restoration, Upcoming events.
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The Green Knight - May 2010 - (vol. 1, iss. 1) (PDF)
Contents include: Bidding on water conservation in Rahway, New Rutgers environmental agents, Barnegat Bay shellfish restoration, Clean Water Restoration Act, Water Chestnut in New Jersey, Rain gardens, Rain barrels, Sustainable landscapes, Solar farms, Lawn watering costs, Lawn care survey, and Upcoming events.
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