About Raritan Headwaters Association
The Raritan Headwaters Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, member-supported conservation organization working to protect, preserve and improve water quality and other natural resources of the Raritan River headwaters region through science, education, advocacy, land preservation and stewardship. For us, the 470-square mile headwaters region is home. We treasure its natural resources and know that the high quality of life we enjoy is largely a result of the large tracts of undeveloped land, the clear-running streams and the access we have to preserved open spaces. We understand the direct link between our well-being and the health of the watershed’s natural system. We are committed to sustaining the environmental integrity of our home.
RHA is made of up of people who feel a calling to ensure that the things that make this region such a special place today will be here to make it special for our children and grandchildren.
We understand that while almost everyone feels a certain degree of responsibility to use resources wisely, not everyone feels a sense of passion about water quality, or biodiversity, or public policy as it relates to the environment. That’s our role – RHA is made of up of people who feel a calling to spend their days, nights and weekends working to ensure that the things that make this region such a special place today will be here to make it special for our children and grandchildren.
RHA operates under the guidance of a volunteer Board of Trustees. There are currently ten professional staff members (5 full-time, 5 part-time) joined by an Americorps Watershed Ambassador, Naturalist Educators and interns during the summer months. A large volunteer corps comprised of students and adults rounds out our workforce.