TriCounty Sustainability Alliance

Sustainable Jersey hub for Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties

Tag: Delaware River

Rain Garden Workshop and Planting

Come join the Crafts Creek Spring Hill Brook Watershed Association, Burlington County Parks System, the Bordentown City Green Team, and the AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassador Program as we plant a rain garden in Crystal Lake Park to reduce the effects of stormwater! You will learn what makes a rain garden different, how you can plant your own rain garden, the importance of green infrastructure and native plants, and actually help us plant and construct our rain garden!


When and where? 

May 3 at 1 PM at Crystal Lake Park, 2401 Axe Factory Rd, Bordentown, NJ 08505.  There will be people to direct you from the parking lot to the planting site. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to sign in.  



You! Everyone is welcome to learn and help! Children under the age of 15 need to be accompanied by an adult.


What to bring?

Yourself and a friend! We will provide all materials but you are welcome to bring your own work gloves.  Please bring your own water bottle, and wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty (we will be gardening) and closed toed shoes.  If you want to bring a notebook to take gardening notes you may. 



This is a FREE event but please register so we have an accurate headcount. You can register at the following link: 


Questions or concerns?

Please contact Samantha Pfeffer at

Earth Day: 50th Anniversary Party!

Come out and celebrate the Golden Anniversary of Earth Day (Wednesday, 22-APRIL-2020) on beautiful 103 acre Newton Lake Park. ALL ARE WELCOME! Events include:

  • Guided Ecology Walk with Camden County’s Environmental Educator
  • Green Yoga (Class for all levels)
  • Organic Wine & Mead Tasting
  • Plogging (picking up trash while jogging)
  • Kayaking, Canoeing, and Fishing
  • Sustainable Lawn & Garden Advice
  • Watershed Protection Advocacy
  • Little League Equipment Up-Cycle Collection
  • Earth Day Documentary (“Living In Future’s Past” w/ Jeff Bridges)

Kinkora Road Clean Up

Come join the AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassadorsand the Crafts Creek Spring Hill Brook Watershed Association as we try to clean up New Jersey!  This is a fun event for all ages! We will be cleaning up along Kinkora Road which will help prevent trash from entering the Delaware River. Help us as we try to make our parks, our water and our communities cleaner and healthier!


When and where? 

We will be meeting at the end of Kinkora Road.  Parking can be found at either the Hedding United Methodist Church (2289 Old York Rd, Bordentown, NJ 08505) or in the grassy area across from the Church in front of the Three Tuns Sign.  The event is at 1 PM but please arrive about 10-15 minutes early to sign in and collect supplies.  


What to bring?

Please bring your own water bottle and wear layers, closed-toed shoes (they might get wet – we recommend rain boots or waterproof hiking boots), and long pants.  All supplies will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own work gloves, neon safety vest, or trash grabbers if you have them. 



You!  Everyone is welcome to help out!  If you would like to register a group you may do so on the registration page or you can email the event coordinators.  Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.  



This is a free event and all are welcome.  Please go to the following link to register: 


Questions or concerns?

Email Samantha Pfeffer at



Migration Madness Birding Walk and Ham Radio at Petty’s Island

Saturday, April 27, 2019
7:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Discover this hidden treasure in the Delaware River! With access granted only a few times a year, this urban oasis offers a great variety of wading, shore and woodland birds in addition to views of Bald Eagles. We will be looking for spring arrivals using the Delaware River to navigate and Petty’s Island to rest and nest. In addition, we will meet up with Gloucester County Amateur Radio club and make connections between their radio transmissions and bird migration patterns! Children MUST be 12 and older to participate. Registration is REQUIRED for this event; space is limited.  Register here.  Directions and other details are given upon registration. No phone or email registrations accepted. Email Kelly Wenzel with any question at