We are a 501(c)3 non-profit association comprised of volunteers from towns surrounding the Whale Pond Brook watershed who are dedicated to the restoration of this resource through neighborhood projects and education. We also are creating a greenway from the source in Tinton Falls, to the ocean in Long Branch. Here we are cleaning up on Collins Ave in Ocean.
There are many interesting and historical points of interest along our envisioned 6 mile Greenway, including the 117 year old stone hut on Ross Island, Long Branch. It’s covered with a tarp now because we have received generous grants from the Monmouth County Historical Commission and the City of Long Branch to restore the hut. It will be completed this summer.
Here we are cleaning up around Takanassee Lake in Long Branch.
This is beautiful Hollywood Lake in Long Branch, on the Takanassee Lake chain, part of the greenway. Imagine being able to walk from Tinton Falls to the ocean on the WPB Greenway.
The first piece of the Greenway trail is open in Long Branch on Ross Lake, another lake in the Takanassee Lake chain. The trail is in the Ross Lake Park Botanical and Butterfly Garden on Elinore Ave in Long Branch. Long Branch is also building a shelter so one can sit and enjoy the view to the stone hut and the botanical garden.
We also advocate for fish and wildlife. Here on a windy day, we are looking at plans for a shore development with volunteers from various Environmental Commissions and officials from the American Littoral Society, Urban Coast Institute, NOAA and Monmouth Conservation Foundation.
See pictures of our past projects at: restorethewatershed.org