Every town in New Jersey can take action to protect its water supplies and safeguard its residents from pollution, flooding, drought and other environmental harm. The Watershed works directly with municipal governments to enact measures that manage stormwater, protect stream corridors, limit clearing of forests, preserve open space, and respond to climate change. We also work with the New Jersey legislature and state agencies to strengthen environmental protections.
Federal Government Limits Protections for Nation’s Waterways
EPA and the Army Corp of Engineers adopt new rules that severely limit what waterways and wetlands receive protection under the Clean Water Act.
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Urge Your Legislator To Ban Single-Use Bags And Polystyrene
New Jersey is poised to join eight other states in banning the use of single-use plastic bags. We need your support to ensure that our ...
Bid for Permits for Controversial Pipeline Withdrawn
An Oklahoma company late Friday withdrew three permit applications with New Jersey regulators that it needs to build a controversial natural gas pipeline through New ...
Groundbreaking Appeals Court Ruling Halts PennEast
The Watershed Institute applauds today’s federal appeals court ruling that upholds New Jersey’s sovereign rights and halts, at least temporarily, a proposed natural ...
Opponents Vow to Fight PennEast
PennEast Pipeline Co. resubmitted its application on Aug. 8 to the state Department of Environmental Protection.
Harmful Algal Blooms Impact Local Lakes
Rosedale Lake was closed recreation this week due to the growth of blue-green algae.