In Brief Anshei Roosevelt to host ‘See the Scribe’

In Brief
Anshei Roosevelt
to host ‘See the Scribe’

Congregation Anshei Roosevelt will host "See the Scribe" at 11:15 a.m. Jan. 28. A scribe will explain and demonstrate how Torah scrolls are written. He will also be available to check mezuzah scrolls and tefillin for a fee. Light refreshments will be served. The program will be held at Congregation Anshei Roosevelt, 20 Homestead Lane, Roosevelt. Details: Shalom at (609) 490-0751.

Volunteers needed

to monitor water quality

The Stony Brook–Millstone Watershed Association’s Chemical Action Team is in need of volunteers to monitor water quality at three sites within the Rocky Brook Watershed.

A watershed is the area of surrounding land that drains into a river of stream.

The three sites are: PL1, on Peddie Lake at the Mercer County Library in Hightstown; RY1, on Rocky Brook at the Rocky Brook Environmental Resource Center on Bank Street in Hightstown; and RY4, on the pond at the New Jersey Equine Center in Millstone, which drains into Rocky Brook.

Monitoring occurs every other Saturday for approximately one to two hours, between 10 a.m. and noon. No scientific background is necessary to participate in the program, and free training is provided. Monitors usually work in pairs with a trained partner.

Volunteers will use a chemical monitoring kit to collect six measurements: nitrates, phosphates, temperature, turbidity, dissolved oxygen and pH. The tests are conducted in the field.

Results are analyzed twice a year and used for educational purposes and assessing restoration work to begin in the Rocky Brook area this spring and fall.

Anyone interested in helping to keep an eye on the health of local streams should contact Steve Yergeau, senior watershed specialist, at (609) 737-3735, or by e-mail at syergeau@thewatershed.org, for more information or to sign up for training.