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Long Branch Historical Association Hosting Local Watershed Discussion

Whalepond Brook Watershed Association to discuss waterway

The Long Branch Historical Association is hosting a discussion of the Whalepond Brook Watershed on Wednesday April 24 in Long Branch.

The discussion will be held at Long Branch City Hall, 344 Broadway, at 7:30 p.m.

Faith Teitlebaum of the Whalepond Brook Watershed Association will lead the discussion of the local waterway.

The Whalepond Brook Watershed Association is a group of volunteers from towns surrounding the Whale Pond Brook watershed who are dedicated to the restoration of this resource through neighborhood projects and education, according to the group's web site.

The Whalepond Brook Watershed flows from its headwaters in Tinton Falls and travels through Eatontown, Ocean Township and West Long Branch before emptying into the Atlantic Ocean at Takanassee Lake in Long Branch.

"The waters of the five-town, 6-mile long watershed have been altered over the centuries to form grist mills, water companies and scenic lakes," a release from the Long Branch Historical Association states.

Those who attend Wednesday's discussion will hear about the watershed's past and future.

At least part of its future appears to be the dredging of Lake Takanassee according to Long Branch officials. The county is reportedly interested in helping the city perform the dredging.

Wednesday's talk is free and refreshments will be served.

Rick G April 22, 2013 at 01:30 PM
May 24th is a Friday. Just want to confirm the date. Thanks!
Christopher Sheldon (Editor) April 22, 2013 at 02:14 PM
Rick G, it was supposed to read "April 24." I have fixed the article. Sorry for the confusion folks.

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