Explore These Environmental Websites

Alliance for a Living Ocean -
Works to stop ocean dumping and preserve New Jersey Shore water quality.

Alliance for NJ Environmental Education -
ANJEE provides resources to environmental educators and others with environmental concerns.

American Littoral Society -
A membership organization dedicated since 1961 to the protection of all coastal habitats including beaches, estuaries, rivers, wetlands and wildlife.

Association of NJ Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) -
Works with Environmental Commissions throughout the state to improve the local environment.

Association of NJ Hazardous Waste Coordinators -
Information about NJ county household hazardous waste disposal programs & general hazardous waste related topics. Offers a directory of waste authorities for each NJ county. Visit for information on where to recycle used motor oil, batteries, pesticides and other household items.

Barnegat Bay Partnership -
The Barnegat Bay Partnership is one of 28 Congressionally designated National Estuary Programs throughout the US working to improve the health of nationally significant estuaries.

Citizens United to Protect the Maurice River -
Watershed conservation in South Jersey. See the education section's 300 page teacher's curriculum, which helps teachers interpret the NJ Delaware Bayshore region.

Clean Ocean Action -
COA is a broad based coalition working to improve and protect the waters off the NJ/NY Coast.

Clean Water Fund of New Jersey -
CWF in action, research and education ensures safe drinking water, protection of natural resources and public health, pollution prevention, affordable and effective solutions.

Clearwater of NJ (formerly Monmouth County Friends of Clearwater) -
Clearwater of NJ is concerned with pollution in and around Raritan Bay, the New Jersey coastline in general and Monmounth County.

Coalition for Affordable Housing and the Environment -
A statewide group of planning, environmental and housing organizations, and advocates who recognize the interdependency of urban, suburban and rural communities, that is working to build unique partnerships for a just and sustainable New Jersey.

Coalition of Lake Associations (NJCOLA) -
Dedicated to the preservation and protection of New Jersey's lakes and ponds.
Smith Frances
21 The Boardwalk
Sparta, NJ 07871
Phone: (973) 729-6156
Fax: (973) 729-0331
E-mail: lmccoffice@earthlink.net

Delaware and Raritan Canal Watch -
The Delaware & Raritan Canal Watch was established in 1988 as a non-profit volunteer citizen's advocacy group to help promote, enhance and preserve the Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park.

Delaware and Raritan Greenway Land Trust -
D&R Greenway Land Trust protects and preserves central New Jersey's treasured open space. They protect land along the Delaware & Raritan Canal and the streams flowing through the surrounding 1,000-square mile region. They protect woodlands, wetlands, stream corridors, scenic vistas, and open fields.

Delaware River Basin Commission -
Commission programs include water quality protection, water supply allocation, regulatory review, water conservation initiatives, regional planning, drought management, flood control, and recreation.

Delaware River Keeper's Network -
Dedicated to citizen protection of the multi-state Delaware River watershed.

Earth Share of New Jersey -
Through Earth Share of New Jersey you can make a one-time gift or a payroll deduction donation that helps every day to preserve and protect our environment - locally, regionally, nationally and globally.

East Coast Greenway -
The East Coast Greenway provides a safe and accessible non motorized transportation and recreation link for 90 miles across NJ stretching from Trenton to Jersey City.

Edison Wetlands Association -
The Edison Wetlands Association is a grassroots organization dedicated to protecting environmentally sensitive areas of central New Jersey through education, action, and public awareness.

Environmental Education Fund -
Works to educate residents about the dangers of pesticides and the ease of organic lawns.

Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute at Rutgers -
EOHSI sponsors research on issues including air and water pollution. Also offer training for graduate students and the public.

Flatbrook Watershed Partnership -
A cooperative alliance of residents,business owners, government agencies and others who have a stake in the environmental health of the Flatbrook watershed. The partnership educates citizens while identifying and addressing problems.
P.O. Box 60
Layton, NJ 07851
Tel : (973) 729-7559

Flat Rock Brook Nature Association -
A 150 acre preserve and environmental education center situated on the western slope of the Palisades in Englewood.

Forked River Mountain Coalition -
The Forked River Mountain Coalition is a grassroots organization working to conserve, maintain, protect and restore the natural, cultural, historical, recreational and other resources of the Forked River Mountains. The Forked River Mountains are located in the Pinelands.

Friends of Hackensack River Greenway Through Teaneck -
Support and encourage the conservation and enjoyment of the Hackensack River Greenway through Teaneck. Recently designated as a National Recreation Trail.

Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space -
Dedicated to land preservation and conservation through land owner assistance and the education of elected officials and the public.

Friends of Liberty State Park -
An open space advocacy organization dedicated to the park's future as a free, green and non-commercial, urban waterfront oasis.

Friends of Princeton Open Space -
Protecting open space in the Princeton area since 1969.

Friends of Weehawken Waterfront -
Promoting public access to the waterfront, sensible planning and the preservation of the scenic waterfront views.

Friends of West Windsor Open Space -
FOWWOS assists local government preserve open space, raises funds for land preservation and fosters the local study of natural resources conservation.

Fund for a Better Waterfront -
Formed in 1990 in response to an ill-planned development in Hoboken, the Coalition has since defeated developer's and helped to create a park in its place. They continue to advocate for full public access to the Hudson River waterfront.

Fund for Roosevelt, Inc. -
Established to foster stewardship of valuable wetlands and natural areas of the Borough of Roosevelt. The Fund also promotes a sensible management plan for the future.

Garden State Earth Institute -
The Institute offers nearly free short courses in your choice of location on topics like sustainable living and simplicity. The organization has sister groups throughout the US who have taught thousands of related courses.

Genesis Farm -
The farm is an ecological learning center in Blairstown. Genesis offers extensive educaiton on environmental issues including courses in sustainability and earth literacy.

Great Swamp Watershed Association -
Promotes protection of the Great Swamp watershed through political action and conservation.

Greater Newark Conservancy -
Between the Conservancy's four program areas, education, community greening, environmental justice and job training, thousands of residents have benefited. The conservancy will soon begin construction of an "Urban Environmental and Ecological Center" in downtown Newark.

Greenfaith -
GreenFaith is an interfaith environmental organization based in Highland Park, New Jersey. GreenFaith inspires, educates and mobilizes people of diverse religious backgrounds for environmental leadership by providing tools, resources and training programs for houses of worship, religious schools and religious/spiritual individuals.

Hackensack Riverkeeper, Inc. -
Provides representation for the natural living resources of the Hackensack River. This representation is manifested in the Hackensack environmental advocacy, education and conservation programs. The focus of Hackensack Riverkeeper, Inc. is to protect and defend the environmental quality of the eco-system of the estuary, river and watershed and the quality of life for the people and other creatures that inhabit the Hackensack River watershed.

Highlands Coalition -
Works to preserve the NJ Highlands from development and sprawl.

Hudson River Environmental Society -
Makes available to the public and others, research on Hudson River environmental and coastal issues.

Hunterdon County Farmland Preservation Program -
Promoting the present and future of Hunterdon County agriculture by preserving agricultural land and by promoting public education and agricultural viability.

Hunterdon Land Trust Alliance -
HLTA supports farmland and open space acquisition in Hunterdon County. The organization acts by promoting landowner awareness of preservation benefits, recruiting volunteers and acquiring open space.

INFORM, Inc. -
INFORM is a national non-profit organization that identifies practical ways of living and doing business that are environmentally sustainable. They have authored research on clean transportation and toxic materials accounting in NJ.

Ironbound Community Corporation -
Since 1980, ICC, through its Community Health Project, has been among the most active urban environmental voices in New Jersey.
http://newarkwww.rutgers.edu/~gelobter /cucrej/html/iron.htm

The Land Conservancy of NJ -
Purchases open space for preservation in Morris County.

Lawrence Brook Watershed Partnership (LBWP) -
Founded in 1997 to provide a unifying environmental force for the central New Jersey towns of North Brunswick, South Brunswick, East Brunswick, the Borough of Milltown, and the City of New Brunswick, all of which have land within the 48-square-mile Lawrence Brook Watershed.

Lawrence Township Conservation Foundation -
LTCF's mission is to identify and save important portions of Lawrence Township's (Mercer County) remaining open spaces. LTCF owns a 63 acre wooded wetlands called Shipetaukin Woods.

PO Box 6801
44 Titus Avenue
Lawrenceville NJ 08648-0801
Phone: (609) 896-9714
EMail: jcopleman@comcast.net

League of Conservation Voters -
Lobbies in Washington for the environment and rates the voting records of senators and congressmen.

League of Women Voters -
A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose purpose is to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government.

Manasquan River Watershed Association -
Formed in 1996 the association is a group of dedicated people interested in protecting and restoring the Manasquan River. The organization is comprised of local citizens, scientists, natural resource managers, environmental groups, municipal officials, civic groups, private businesses and anyone interested in environmental issues.

Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance -
Online community center for NJ/NY metro area waterfront issues.

Mid-Atlantic Solar Energies Association -
MSEIA, the Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association, is a solar energy advocacy trade association which represents New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Monmouth Conservation Foundation -
Purchases and holds in trust, land threatened by improper development until conveyance to the county park system, a municipality or to individuals with conservation covenants.

Musconetcong Watershed Association -
The MWA carries out grassroots activities designed to educate the community on the importance of the Musconetcong River and its watershed.

Native Plant Society of New Jersey -
Promotes the appreciation of New Jersey's native plants.

Nature Conservancy of NJ -
The Nature Conservancy of NJ purchases and protects land that is home to threatened or endangered species.

New Jersey Academy for Aquatic Sciences -
The New Jersey Academy for Aquatic Sciences is a non-profit organization committed to education, conservation and research.

New Jersey Audubon Society -
Preserves bird habitat and educates NJ residents about conservation.

NJ Coast Anglers Association -
The JCAA represents the position of marine sport anglers, in matters pertaining to fishing, fisheries, and environmental quality. They often work with environmental organizations and other sport clubs.

New Jersey Conservation Foundation -
Purchases open space for preservation throughout the state.

NJ Department of Environmental Protection -
Assists NJ residents in preserving, sustaining, protecting and enhancing the environment.

NJ Environmental Federation -
Promotes policies to keep toxics out of our waterways and drinking water.

New Jersey Clean Energy Program -
The New Jersey Clean Energy Program (NJCEP) offers the support you need to learn how to implement renewable energy generation technologies and systems. To assist in startup, the program even includes financial incentives to owners who install qualified clean energy generation systems in New Jersey. These systems will enable you or your organization to produce your own renewable electricity – while helping protect the environment and reducing strain on the grid (existing electric transmission and distribution systems).

New Jersey Environmental Lobby -
Lobbies NJ state legislature for clean air, water and land and hosts this web site.

New Jersey Forestry Association -
NJFA was organized in 1975 and incorporated in 1983 to promote forestry and forest management on public and privately owned woodlands throughout New Jersey

New Jersey Future -
NJ Future is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and advocacy organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of life in New Jersey.

New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability -
The mission of NJ HEPS is to be an agent of transformation so that New Jersey campuses might become models and messengers of sustainability in our society and the world. NJ HEPS sponsors and runs many programs on campuses throughout the state.

New Jersey State Mosquito Control Commission -
The commission is responsible for the monitoring of mosquito control activities in the state. It must recommend to the Governor and State Legislature changes in existing laws needed to efficiently carry on mosquito control efforts throughout the state.

New Jersey Pinelands Commission -
Learn about what makes this part of our state so special. Also, get updates on what issues are being addressed by the commission.

New Jersey Recreational and Park Association -
NJRPA is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in New Jersey by promoting parks, recreation, conservation and leisure services.
William Foelsch, Executive Director
13 April Ln.
Somerset, NJ 08873
P: (732) 568-1270
F: (732) 568-1274

New Jersey School of Conservation -
A part of Montclair State University. Provides environmental education for many groups, from elementary school children to graduate students. Operates a field campus in Stokes State Forest.

New Jersey Sierra Club -
Works to protect water, air and land through local chapters and legislative lobbying.

NJSSI (New Jersey Sustainable State Institute) -
NJSSI is an independent, non-profit institute providing objective information, analysis, and practical strategies to help New Jersey develop on a sustainable path. The Institute, which began operations in June 2002, has been conceived as a neutral, non-political organization, whose information and analyses will be credible to people and organizations approaching policy issues from all perspectives.

NJ Water Environment Association -
Educates the scientific community and public on scientific and technical issues relating to the water environment. Operates with a mandate to preserve and enhance the water resources.

NJ Water Resources Institute -

New Jersey Work Environment Council -
The New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) advocates for safe, secure jobs and a healthy, sustainable environment. To achieve these goals, WEC is organizing an alliance of working people, unions, environmental and community organizations.

New York / New Jersey BayKeeper -
NY/NJ Baykeeper is the citizen guardian of the Hudson-Raritan Estuary. Works to protect, preserve, and restore the environment of the most urban estuary on Earth - benefiting its natural and human communities.

New York / New Jersey Trail Conference -
NYNJTC sponsors trail building and open space protection throughout NY and NJ. They also sponsor outings and publish guide books.

Northeast Sustainable Energy Association -
NESEA is interested in bringing clean electricity, green transportation, and healthy, efficient buildings into everyday use. Sponsors yearly "Tour de Sol" a D.C. to NYC rally of solar, electric, fuel cell and other "green powered" cars. It stops in NJ this April.

North Jersey RC&D -
The Resource Conservation and Development Program was initiated in 1962 to help people care for and protect their natural resources to improve an area’s economy, environment and living standards. The program provides a way for local residents to work together and plan how they can actively solve environmental, economic and social problems facing their communities.

Palisades Nature Association -
The PNA manages the 2,500 acre palisades preserve which includes trails, recreational facilities and a seasonal museum.
Partners for Environmental Quality -
A faithbased coalition attempting to raise the importance of earth stewardship in the faith community. Also promotes education and activism on sustainability issues.

Partnership for the Delaware Estuary -
As a National Estuary Program, the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (Partnership) is charged with implementing the goals of its 1996 Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP). This is a guiding document that includes numerous education, outreach, science, management and policy goals.

Passaic River Coalition -
Promotes watershed protection of the Passaic River.

Pesticide Action Network -
Works to reduce pesticide use around the world.

Pinelands Preservation Alliance -
Works to preserve the Pinelands National Reserve, over 1 million acres, 22% of NJ land mass 2/3 in private hands.

Plant Earth - "Wildman" Steve Brill -
Learn about edible and medicinal wild vegetables, herbs, greens, fruits, berries, nuts, seeds, and mushrooms with NYC's favorite naturalist, "Wildman" Steve Brill. Find out about his public Wild Food and Ecology tours in local parks, and the work he does with kids. Read excerpts from his books, enjoy his botanical artwork and vegetarian recipes, and find out what happened after he was arrested and handcuffed by undercover NYC park rangers for eating a dandelion in Central Park!

Ridge and Valley Conservancy -
RVC works to preserve valuable open space in the Kittatiny Ridge and Valley area of North Western New Jersey. To date they have preserved over 1600 acres with 300 more to come by years end. RVC holds regular events including trail hikes & talks.

SandyHook SeaLife Foundation -
Promote marine conservation through solutions-based advocacy, education, volunteerism and political action.

Save Barnegat Bay -
A not-for-profit environmental group working to conserve undeveloped natural land and clean water throughout the Barnegat Bay watershed.

Scotland Run Park Nature Center -
Offers environmental education for kids and adults. Located in Gloucester County in the Upper Maurice River Watershed.

South Branch Watershed Association -
SBWA protects water resources through river monitoring, stream clean-ups, environmental education programs, well-water testing and providing public information about water related issues.

South Jersey Land and Water Trust -
SJLWT works to preserve and protect farmland, open space and critical habitats within South Jersey. In addition, SJLWT assist land owners and municipalities in the farmland and open space preservation process.

South Orange Environment-
A cooperative effort by the South Orange Environmental Commission and the Energy Policy Advisory Committee to provide citizens information about local and environmental and energy issues, as well as the background and initiatives of both these volunteer groups.

Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association -
Enhances the quality of the natural environment in the 265-square mile region drained by Stony Brook and the Millstone River. They address key issues affecting water quality and land use, and preserve open space by maintaining a 785-acre nature reserve and a working organic farm.

Supply Brothers -
Supply Brothers carries over 2,000 recycled office supplies that are 100% recycled and safe for the environment.

Tenafly Nature Center -
This 52-acre haven adjoins the 330-acre Lost Brook Preserve. A place to relax and study upland forest, streams, a pond, and the local wildlife. Promotes environmental education and land stewardship. 6 miles of trails, a variety of programs, a library and nature gift shop.

US Department of Environmental Protection -
Assists in preserving and protecting the environment.

Upper Raritan Watershed Association -
Promotes protection of the Raritan River.

Wetlands Institute -
Through education, research and stewardship, the Wetlands Institute promotes appreciation and understanding of the vital role of wetlands and coastal ecosystems.