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Virtual River Talk: The Musconetcong’s Wild and Scenic River Designation Explained

NEW JERSEY – Join the Musconetcong Watershed Association (MWA) for its first River Talk of 2023, a virtual event titled “The Musconetcong’s Wild and Scenic River Designation Explained,” which will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 17 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Did you know approximately two-thirds of the Musconetcong River is designated as a National Wild and Scenic River under the National Park Service?  Join for this virtual River Talk to learn about the federal National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and what sort of protections and benefits it affords to rivers like the Musconetcong.

The presentation will cover Partnership Wild and Scenic Rivers Program, with all of its successes and challenges.  The local focus of this talk will be how the MWA works with the National Park Service and Musconetcong River Management Council to promote and manage our own National Wild and Scenic River for residents and visitors alike.

Speaker Paul Kenney has been a Recreation Planner for the National Park Service (NPS) for 21 years and is the NPS’s River Manager for the Musconetcong National Wild and Scenic River.

In 2001, he began working on the study that led to the Musconetcong’s Wild and Scenic designation in 2006 and, more generally, participated in the growth and institutionalization of the Partnership Wild and Scenic Rivers Program.  Prior to this, Paul worked as a Park Ranger with the NPS and as a Recreation Planner for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  In addition to the Musconetcong, Paul works in partnership to manage two other Partnership Wild and Scenic Rivers: The Maurice and Great Egg Harbor Rivers, both in South Jersey.

To register, click here. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the event.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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