Sustainable Raritan River

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Welcome to the Sustainable Raritan River Collaborative

 

We are a network of over 130 organizations, governmental entities and businesses in the Raritan River region that work together to balance social, economic and environmental objectives towards the common goal of restoring the Raritan River, its tributaries and its estuary for current and future generations.

 

The members of the Sustainable Raritan River Collaborative are working together to achieve the highest quality for the waters and riparian areas of the Raritan River basin. Each member organization in the Collaborative contributes to the overall restoration and preservation of the River, and collectively we are changing the conversation about the future of the river.

 

 

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, participates in the Collaborative through the Sustainable Raritan River Initiative, which is housed in the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

 

The Initiative supports the Collaborative by assisting with an annual conference, topical workshops, technical assistance, anchor projects, and communications and outreach.

 

Support for the Initiative comes from various sources including private foundations, sponsorships and government grants. Donations to the Initiative are always welcome.

 

Visit the Initiative’s Website for more information about its work on behalf of the Collaborative.

 

 

The Collaborative set goals for a regional approach, embraced by state and federal organizations and implemented at the local and county level. These goals are outlined in the Sustainable Raritan River Action Plan and are focused on five key areas of concern in the Raritan region:

  • Site remediation, rehabilitation and reuse of abandoned and underutilized properties
  • Public access and recreational use of the river
  • Stewardship, habitat restoration and protection
  • Improved water quality and management of water quantity including stormwater
  • Balanced redevelopment for both economic growth and environmental quality

 

This website provides a central link among the many groups and government efforts supporting the restoration and preservation of the Raritan River and a clearinghouse for historic and current information on the River and its restoration.

 

To join the effort, please send your inquiry to raritan@ejb.rutgers.edu.

 

 


"The Raritan River Initiative" created by Associated Pictures for No Water No Life

 

 

Last chance to Register for this important Event!

 

Follow these links to more information about the 6th Annual Sustainable Raritan River Conference and Awards Ceremony on Friday, June 13th.

 

Register Now!

 

Conference  Flyer

 

Conference Agenda

 

Speakers Biographies (draft)

 

Map to Center and Parking

 

Past Award Recipients

 

Conference Location:

Cook Campus Center

59 Biel Road

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

 

Contact Dr. Judy Shaw at (848) 932-2711 to become a Sponsor.

 

Contact Sara Malone at (848) 932-2720 to secure exhibitor's space.

 


 

Sustainable Raritan River Mini Conference presentations

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2013 Dam Removals

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At least 150 show interest in flood buyout in Manville

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New! 2013 Guide to Health Advisories on Eating Fish and Crabs Caught in NJ Waters

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RPWHP Plan: A model for implementing the NJ Wildlife Action Plan

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Nevius Street Dam removal videos by John Jengo

Video 1

Video 2

 


 

 

We have a new brochure!

View it here

 


 

Raritan River cleanup volunteers hope to double their take of tires and debris
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Removal of the Nevius Street Dam

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NJTV to air Reimagining our Watershed: A Renaissance on the Raritan on:
Thursday, 8/1/13 at 10:00 pm Saturday,8/3/13 at 4:00 am Monday, 8/5/13 at 10:30 pm Wednesday, 8/7/13 at 4:30 am

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Seven organizations recognized with 2013 Sustainable Raritan River Awards.

Read about the recipients

 


 

See the Forum session videos and peruse the presentations from the 5th Annual Sustainable Raritan River Conference.

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New Report! American Shad Restoration in the Raritan River
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Read the Flood Mitigation Workshop Summary and Review the Presentations and Helpful Resources Here

 


 

DEP Launches new Green Infrastructure website
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Sustainable Raritan River Initiative Gets National Attention
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Reducing Invasives, Retaining our Trees Stewardship Workshop at Duke Farms

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Update on Raritan Arsenal
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Milltown Studio: New Opportunities in Flood Mitigation

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AP Photo/Wayne Parry
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Bernards High receives $1,000 ‘Greenworks’ grant

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