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River-Friendly Programs

The New Jersey Water Supply Authority (NJWSA), the Raritan Headwaters Association and Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association implement a suite of River-Friendly programs, including those for Businesses, Golf Courses, Schools and Residents. Through these programs, NJWSA and partners work with landowners to improve water resources by implementing actions in 4 categories:

  • Water Quality Management & Nonpoint Source Pollution Management
  • Water Conservation
  • Native Habitat & Wildlife Enhancement
  • Education & Outreach

The voluntary River-Friendly programs are a cooperative effort between the participants and the River-Friendly Partnership. They provide an opportunity for landowners to become local stewards, to showcase positive environmental actions they have already taken and to work with NJWSA to implement new practices. Participating landowners receive ongoing technical information and guidance for implementing environmental actions tailored to their unique location, resources and needs.

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By participating in the River-Friendly Business program, your facility will receive guidance and technical assistance to help you protect and improve water resources. The program provides an opportunity to educate staff and the community about actions you are taking to protect water resources in the watershed where we all live, work and play, and about actions they can take in their own homes to support the program. Explore the River-Friendly Business Technical Guidance Materials.

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Golf Courses that participate in the River-Friendly program receive guidance that will help make their course more protective of water resources while maintaining a high standard of play. Explore the River-Friendly Golf Course Technical Guidance Materials.

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By participating in the River-Friendly School program, K-12 schools will receive guidance on implementing projects in and around the school, utilizing those project sites as "classrooms" and incorporating other water resource education modules into the curriculum. This program encourages the awareness of water resource issues by reaching students, teachers, staff, parents and other visitors.

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The River-Friendly Resident program recognizes residents who are already implementing good land management practices and provides guidance for those who want to implement new practices on their property. Explore the River-Friendly Resident Online Guidance Manual.

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North Jersey Resource Conservation & Development Council and the Raritan Watershed Agricultural Committee administer the River-Friendly Farm program. The River-Friendly Farm Program seeks to promote agricultural best management practices through recognition of those farms that, through good management, help to protect water resources within the watershed. Technical assistance is offered to those farms that do not meet the certifying criteria, but would like to install or adapt the necessary components to become certified as River-Friendly.

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