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Obadiah La Tourette
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Obadiah La Tourette
The Long Valley Mill

The building looms over the bustling Route 24, once called Chester Pike, just east of Long Valley center. At once, upon seeing it, you know that the mill holds a thousand stories and probably a thousand more secrets in its ancient timbers.

Aerial View of Long Valley
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Aerial View of
Long Valley in Fall

In the rolling hills of Morris County, Washington Twp is noted for preserved farmland and historic buildings. Washington Township was incorporated as a township on April 2, 1798, from portions of Roxbury Township.

5K Turkey Trot
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Turkey Trot 2017
in Long Valley

The WMC Memorial 5K Turkey Trot is a community event being held to continue the tradition of the WMC Memorial Race started 12 years ago in memory of Kyleigh D’Alessio and Tanner Birch.

Police Honor Guard 2018
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Police Honor Guard 2018
Washington Township Police Department

The mission of the Washington Township Police Department to protect life and property, enforce the law in a fair and impartial manner, and to preserve the peace, order, and safety of the community we serve.

Califon Road Park
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Califon Road Park
Pond at Califon Road Park

The pond at Califon Road Park is located behind the parking area for the park’s Little League field and four all-purpose fields

Memorial Day Ceremony
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Memorial Day Ceremony
Rock Spring Park

Washington Township held its annual Memorial Day Ceremony to salute our brave servicemen and servicewomen who have given so much for our country at the Veterans Memorial Site at Rock Spring Park.

Santa Program
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Santa Program
Cucinella School

At the Recreation Department’s annual Afternoon with Santa at Cuccinella School, local families enjoyed face painting, balloon animal and photos with the Santa and his helper.

Township News

September 5 - 15 Using Airplanes to Improve Soil Health in NJ

 During September 5-15, 2023 a low-flying plane will blanket 1,000 acres of northern and central NJ cropland in cover crops; an all-natural mixture of rye and clover seeds. However, farmers won’t be harvesting this crop in the spring; its purpose is to build resilience and prevent soil erosion.

Cover crops are being embraced by farmers. They help farmers by improving soil - increasing organic matter of the soil while also improving water infiltration rates, water holding capacity and downstream water quality. "It’s a win-win and many farmers believe the use of cover crops is a no-brainer for building resilience to the droughts and deluges common today" says Laura Tessieri, Executive Director of North Jersey RC&D.

The aerial seeding program is in its 10th year and is the result of a partnership between USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and nonprofit North Jersey RC&D. North Jersey RC&D coordinates with local farmers, as well as, plane and seed companies to achieve cost savings from bulk purchasing.

Experienced pilots will perform the seeding using an air tractor, a fixed wing aircraft  designed for the purpose of seeding. No pesticides or fertilizers are applied during this  operation.

The seeds will grow under the dense corn and soy cover. When the grains and beans are harvested, the newly established cover crops will remain, protecting the soil from erosion throughout the winter. In the spring, the lush cover crops will provide additional soil nitrogen, build organic matter and suppress weeds. 

The 2023 seed mix includes cereal rye, annual rye grass and crimson clover -- all non GMO seed. The clover species in the mix are chosen to promote nitrogen fixation and the rye is
hardy and provides rapid, dense coverage. The multi-species mix increases soil microbial activity and water holding capacity while protecting the soil from erosion.

“The logistics of aerial seeding are far from simple,” said Christian Bench, NRCS District Conservationist in the Frenchtown NRCS field office. “Identification of fields to be
seeded is done in advance of the actual seeding so that flight paths can be established and seeding of nearby farms can be coordinated.” Weather conditions and temporary flight
restrictions influence seeding dates.

“With the combined support of the farmers, NRCS, NJDEP, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Open Space Institute and the Delaware River Watershed Initiative, this aerial seeding initiative demonstrates the benefit of partnerships in the region to improve and protect soil and water resources,” Tessieri remarked.

North Jersey Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) is a regional nonprofit organization serving Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren Counties in New Jersey. Through partnerships with municipal, state and federal agencies, as well as many private entities, the North Jersey RC&D Council develops and manages programs and projects that promote the conservation and improvement of the region’s resources.
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