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Project for Municipal Excellence

In New Jersey, town councils, committees and planning boards make local land use decisions. Planning boards make decisions based on the requirements in local land use plans and ordinances. It is therefore imperative that local land use plans and zoning ordinances protect our shared natural resources.

The Watershed Association’s Project for Municipal Excellence builds partnerships with municipal leaders to support proactive municipal planning. Working with local leaders we assess a municipality’s land use, zoning and other ordinances and create a tailored “Taking the Next Steps” report with recommendations to strengthen local laws, policies and actions to protect clean water and the environment. Check out the “Taking the Next Steps” reports in our list of guides.


Want to take part in the Project for Municipal Excellence? Contact Municipal Policy Analyst Joan McGee.



Woodcock Watch

Saturday, March 4, 6:00-7:30PM, Adults & Families (children 6yo+), Free

Join Education Director Jeff Hoagland at dusk as we watch and learn more about the spring courtship dance and fascinating life of this bird. Hike is co-sponsored by Washington Crossing Audubon Society.Call or email to register.

Learn more about all our programs for the coming weeks!

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