Chapter Local Waters

Chapter Local Waters Conservation

Stony Brook Length

Starting at Ringoes all the way to Princeton Carnegie Lake the Stony Brook is ~ 22 miles long

Meeting Notes

Our Local Waters - Stony Brook > Millstone River

Starts at 40°24′22″N 74°51′26″W, just south of Ringoes. It flows south through the Amwell Lake Wildlife Management Area.

It flows southeast, flowing parallel to Route 31 while it receives Peters Brook and Woodsville Brook.

It receives a tributary from Sourland Mountain and crosses Pennington-Hopewell Road.

It flows through the Hopewell Valley Country Club and the Stony Brook–Millstone Watershed Association's nature reserve, and then receives the Stony Brook Branch.

From there, it flows between Bristol-Myers Squibb and the Baldwin State Wildlife Management Area, receiving Baldwins Creek.

It then flows through Kunkel Park and receives Lewis Brook.

It then turns east, flowing through Old Mill Road County Park and Rosedale Park, where it receives Honey Branch.

It then flows through a mountainous area with several large meanders and turns south near Coventry Farm Park.

It flows through Princeton Open Space Acquisition and then crosses Route 206.

It then flows parallel to Quaker Road (CR-533) until it reaches the Delaware and Raritan Canal, where it turns northeast.

It then receives Duck Pond Run from under the canal, crosses Alexander Street, and drains into the Millstone River at 40°20′3″N 74°39′9″W, just east of Princeton.


Musconetcong Annual Clean-up Report

The annual Earth Day Spring cleanup on the Musconetcong River was held on Saturday, April 13th. For more than 10 years, ESCTU members have participated in this cleanup focusing on the lower portion of the river. Meetup for our Chapter for this event was at 0900 by the old paper mill fence just off Rt 627 on Cyphers Road. This was another a great event of which we continue to be proud to participate in. We had 9 ESCTU volunteers that participated in this year’s cleanup… The river was loaded with trout, both state-stocked and stream-bred… Unfortunately, river was too high and muddy to wade or it would have been great fly fishing! With three dams on the lower river having been demolished in recent years, the flows have never been better. The Musconetcong Watershed Association sponsors this event and hosted a cookout for participants at their River Resource Center in Asbury NJ afterwards. Please contact Bill Hannisch 215-360-2032 if you’d like to volunteer in the future.

Musconetcong Watershed Association

Is seeking volunteers to help with its Annual Spring Cleanup,-75.1566463,17z

The official cleanup starts at 9 am, but we usually get an earlier start. Volunteers should look for the Cyphers Road bridge over the Musky when turning off of route 627.

We’ll be alongside the fence that surrounds the old paper mill, this is where we will meet. Clean-up crews will attack litter along roadsides, parks, and stream banks of the lower Musconetcong River. Bags will be provided.

A BBQ will be available for participants at the River Resource Center in (10 Maple Avenue, Asbury, NJ) following the clean up.

Be sure to bring your fishing gear for some afternoon fishing on one of NJ's finest trout streams!!!

Bill Hannisch is the chapter’s coordinator for this project.

If you would like to volunteer or have questions, please contact Bill at or by phone/text at 215-360-2032.

A special thanks to all of you who have participated in the past. We look forward to another successful event!

Hope to see you there!