New Jersey

Information and Resources

New Jersey’s Environment 1998

From the Department of Environmental Protection

State Information

Provides state legislative information along with documents related to state and local government. New Jersey. (Washburn University School of Law)

US Farms – State Fact Sheets

Links for each state, with current information about farm size, financial status, rural employment, land use, and more. (USDA)

Water Quality in the Long Island-New Jersey Coastal Drainages, New York and New Jersey, 1996-98

Water quality assessment reports from the US Geological Survey.

State and Local Government

Groups

Delaware Riverkeeper

The Delaware Riverkeeper and Delaware Riverkeeper Network work throughout the Delaware’s entire 13,539 square mile watershed, which includes portions of NY, NJ, PA and DE. Programs include a watershed-wide advocacy program; the River Resources Law Clinic enforcing environmental laws in the watershed; taking a stance on regional and local issues that threaten water quality; a tributary task force initiative designed to organize and strengthen local communities working to protect local streams; restoration projects organizing volunteers to restore eroded streambanks using bio-engineering techniques; a volunteer monitoring program with sites along the entire length of the River; pollution hotlines; and student intern opportunities.