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New Jersey Organizations

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Name Type Description
Association for New Jersey Environmental Commissions Advocacy Supports environmental commissions and open space committees working with citizens and non-profit organizations.
The Barnegat Bay Partnership (formerly the Barnegat Bay National Estuary Program) Advocacy Partnership of federal, state and local interests for conservation of the bay and watershed.
Barnegat Bay Watershed and Estuary Foundation Advocacy Ocean and Monmouth County community-based group focused on education about and preservation of the watershed.
Clean Water Fund of New Jersey Advocacy Non-profit research and education group working for environmental and health goals.
Delaware & Raritan Canal Watch Advocacy Non-profit volunteer citizens group focused on preservation of the D & R Canal State Park.
D&R Greenway Land Trust Advocacy Preserves watershed lands of the Delaware, Raritan and Millstone Rivers, and the D & R Canal.
Edison Wetlands Association Advocacy Non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment through conservation and the cleanup of hazardous waste sites.
Greater Newark Conservancy Advocacy Urban environmental revitalization, education, justice, and training in Newark.
Hackensack Riverkeeper Advocacy Focuses on protecting the environmental quality of the Hackensack River, estuary and watershed ecosystem.
Monmouth Conservation Foundation Advocacy Non-profit organization dedicated to acquiring, holding and preserving open space in Monmouth County.
New Jersey Friends of Clearwater Advocacy Non-profit volunteer organization focuses on water pollution in watersheds throughout New Jersey.
New Jersey Community Water Watch Advocacy Community advocates of water quality issues in New Jersey's urban areas.
NJ Environmental Federation Advocacy Non-profit organization concerned with protecting natural resources and cleaning up pollution; NJ chapter of Clean Water Action
Passaic River Coalition Advocacy Dedicated to protecting water quality and quantity in the Passaic River watershed.
Pinelands Preservation Alliance Advocacy Advocates for New Jersey Pinelands preservation and educates the public about threats to the Pinelands natural resources.
The Watershed Institute Advocacy Provides assistance and information to watershed organizations throughout the state.
The Watershed Partnership for New Jersey Advocacy Enhances watershed awareness through education and community involvement; strengthens alliances among watershed groups
NJ Public Interest Research Group (NJPIRG) Advocacy/ Regulatory Public interest activism on a variety of environmental issues.
Alliance for a Living Ocean General Knowledge/Advocacy Long Beach Island-based non-profit promoting a healthy coastal environment.
The Wetlands Institute General Knowledge Based in Stone Harbor, offers educational programs about coastal ecosystems to people of all ages.
Garden State Earth Institute General Knowledge/ Advocacy Volunteer organization to promote sustainable living information for the general public.
New Jersey Water Environment Association Professional Professional organization promoting training of water and wastewater operators.
New Jersey Environmental Lobby Regulatory/ Advocacy Lobbying of state legislature; environmental education and information.
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences [IMCS] at Rutgers University Science Research and education in estuarine, coastal and ocean environments.
Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve Science Scientific research, education and stewardship in the Mullica River-Great Bay Ecosystem.
Lower Passaic Restoration Project Science A multi-agency group focused on repairing the Lower Passaic River through soil remediation, shoreline and water quality restoration.
New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium Science Research, education and extension programs in marine and coastal environmental sciences.
New Jersey Meadowlands Commission Environmental Research Institute [MERI] Science Scientific research and technological monitoring of the environmental conditions of Hackensack Meadowlands.
New Jersey Water Monitoring Coordinating Council Science Promotes and facilitates the coordination, collaboration and communication of water quality and quantity information for environmental management.
Passaic River Institute Science Conducts and publishes environmental research on the Passaic River Basin and associated watershed.
The GIS Center at Stonybrook Science Assists local government agencies and non-profits with GIS and related technologies.
The Urban Coast Institute at Monmouth University Science Serves as a forum for research, education and collaboration on science-based policies and programs to support coastal ecosystems.

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Regional Organizations

Name Type Description
Clean Ocean Action Advocacy Broad-based coalition working to clean up and protect the New York Bight through a focus on waterway and non-point sources of pollution.
The Delaware Riverkeeper Network Advocacy New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware conservation organization dedicated to protecting the Delaware River and associated watershed.
Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance Advocacy Non-profit organization whose goal is to improve the New York-New Jersey Harbor, associated waterways and waterfront areas.
Clean Ocean and Shore Trust (COAST) Regulatory New Jersey and New York state Legislative Committee for the maximization of the ecological, economic and scenic resourses of the Hudson-Raritan Esturay and New York Bight.
Delaware River Basin Commission Regulatory New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware interstate government commission dedicated to planning, development, and regulation in the Delaware River Basin.
Hudson River Environmental Society Science Non-profit group working to facilitate and foster research on the Hudson River and related coastal areas.
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National Organizations

Name Type Description
American Littoral Society Advocacy Non-profit group promoting coastal conservation.
American Rivers Advocacy Organization for the protection and promotion of rivers.
Association of State Wetland Managers Advocacy Wetlands science, regulation, education, and management
Conservation Fund Advocacy Environmental non-profit promoting land preservation and restoration
Freshwater Society Advocacy Public, non-profit organization focused on conservation and restoration of freshwater resources and watersheds
Izaak Walton League of America Advocacy Natural resources conservation through change in public policy
Society of Wetland Scientists Advocacy Supports research and provides information and awareness in the area of weland sciences; includes links to the scholarly journal Wetlands
Soil and Water Conservation Society Advocacy Conservation practice, programs, and policy
Trees, Water and People Advocacy Conservation and community advocacy
Union of Concerned Scientists Advocacy Non-profit science and citizen advocacy group; practical environmental solutions
WateReuse Association Advocacy Non-profit advocacy for reuse of water resources using reclaimation, recycling, and desalinization
Waterkeeper Alliance Advocacy Grassroots advocacy for conserving waterways
Universities Council on Water Resources Advocacy/ Science Council focuses on developing water resources research, information, and policy development at the University level
Pollution Scorecard Information Database of nationwide pollution statistics; includes air, water, hazardous and superfund sites
American Fisheries Society Professional Professional fisheries scientists
American Water Resources Association Professional Water resource management, research, education
Association of Water Technologies Professional Regional water treatment companies specializing in chemical water treatments for industrial heating and cooling
Environmental and Water Resources Institute Professional Civil engineering; planning, design, construction, operation of environmentally sustainable infrastructure
National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association Professional Wastewater treatment and recycling industry; professional training and information
National Ground Water Association Professional Professional training for ground water professionals; awareness and education
North American Lake Management Society Professional Science-based management of lakes and resevoirs for policy makers, professionals, and citizens
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Regulatory Inter-governemntal task force addresses invasive species issues
Environmental Law Institute Regulatory/ Advocacy Independant, non-partisan, environmental education and policy research center
Ecological Society of America Science Ecological science organization includes the Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable
National Drought Mitigation Center Science Preparations for institutions and citizens to reduce vulnerability to drought
National Environmental Services Center Science/ Professional Expertise in drinking water and wastewater, for rural communities
Estuarine Research Federation Science/ Regulatory Private, non-profit research and education for estruary and coastal ecosystems
Center for Watershed Protection Advocacy The Center for Watershed Protection is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation that provides local governments, activists, and watershed organizations around the country with the technical tools for protecting some of the nation's most precious natural resources: our streams, lakes and rivers.
Freshwater Institute Advocacy Non-profit organization that works to find solutions to water resource issues.
Water Damage Advisor Information Information research hub for everything related to water damage, home restoration, health-hazards in the home, fire damage, mold, etc.

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International Organizations

Name Type Description
American Water Works Association Research Foundation Advocacy non-profit research organization with interests in water utilities, public health, and drinking water
Earth Island Institute Advocacy Conservation and restoration of the global environment
Water Environment Federation Advocacy Non-profit technical and educational organiztion focused on improving global water environment
Water For People Advocacy Focused on development of longterm access to improved sanitiation and drinking water world-wide
Global Water Research Coalition Advocacy/ Science Promotes international cooperation and collaboration in water related research
The World's Water Information/ Science Information and resources on world's freshwater resources
American Water Works Association Professional Water supply and water quality science, regulation, and education
International Water Association Professional Regulatory Professionals from practice to regulations; drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater
Global River Discharge Database Science Continually evolving compilation of river discharge information

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