Proposed NJDEP Rules Threaten Wetlands

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has proposed changes to the state’s program of protecting wetlands that we believe would weaken existing protections for these critical areas.

In our densely developed state, remaining wetlands serve a critical role in protecting both people and our natural environment. Wetlands act as sponges that absorb rain and stormwater runoff, helping to reduce flooding and filter out pollution from our streams and rivers.

Please help us oppose this damaging proposal by telling the NJDEP that its proposal is unacceptable. Download our letter and mail it to:

Gary J. Brower, Esq.
Attn: DEP Docket Number 05-15-04
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Office of Legal Affairs
Mail Code 401-04L
401 East State Street, 7th Floor
P.O. Box 402
Trenton, NJ 08625-0402

You may also submit it electronically at NJDEP’s website.  Where is says: “Select Rulemaking from the list and enter your comments in the text field below”  select “DEP Dkt. No. 06-17-03, Freshwater Wetlands” and copy and paste the comment letter.  Comments are due by 5 pm on June 30th.