In April, we're kicking off a celebration of spring, Earth Day, and our amazing 54-acre campus. For the kick-off event, our community will participate in the Annual Stream Clean-up hosted by Raritan Headwaters, an organization with whom we have partnered for many years. On April 17, parents, students, faculty, and staff will volunteer, make a difference, and continue acting as good stewards of our NJ waterways.
Did You Know?
In just one morning, you can contribute to a cleaner, healthier streams within the upper Raritan River watershed—and lessen the trash washing downstream to the Atlantic Ocean posing a threat to marine life. At the 2018 event, volunteers removed 13.3 tons of trash from 56 sites in Hunterdon, Somerset, and Morris counties, improving more than 76 miles of stream. Wow!
The Story Behind the Sign on Campus
Far Hills has a longstanding relationship with Raritan Headwaters and its River-Friendly School Program.
In 2015, the New Jersey Water Supply Authority awarded Far Hills Country Day School the Watershed (gold) Level for exceptional attention to water quality, water conservation, wildlife, and habitat enhancement, as part of its River-Friendly School Certification Program. Certifications are offered at several different levels based on points achieved through lessons and hands-on projects in any of the four River-Friendly categories: water quality, water conservation, wildlife habitat, and education & outreach. Both private and public schools are eligible for this certification program.
Far Hills was the first school to reach this high achievement level and is still the only school in the area with this distinction!
Today, World Water Day, Monday, March 22, 2021, is about what water means to people, its true value, and how we can better protect this vital resource. For more information on how to learn, act, and share the importance of water, visit: https://www.worldwaterday.org/ to join the conversation about what water means to you.