Raritan Headwaters needs people like you to help protect land and clean water. It’s easy to become a local environmental leader!

The best place to start is close to home. Raritan Headwaters will show you how to protect environmental resources in your own backyard through “River-Friendly Resident” practices.

You can also share your passion for protecting nature while making a difference in your larger community. Here are some ways you can help:

  • Become a member of Raritan Headwaters, your local non-profit watershed watchdog. RHA serves 38 municipalities in the watershed of the upper Raritan River in Hunterdon, Somerset and Morris counties. Learn ways you can support our work to protect clean, safe water and healthy ecosystems.
  • Build your knowledge of environmental issues, regulations and innovative solutions by attending Raritan Headwaters’ Watershed Tools for Local Leaders seminars and other education programs.
  • Get certified as a River-Friendly Resident, School, Business or Golf Course and promote best practices for the environment.
  • Attend and comment at public meetings of your town council/committee, planning board, land use board, and board of adjustment. Schedules and agendas are posted on your municipal website; many meetings are available to view or listen to remotely.
  • Volunteer as a member of your town’s Environmental Commission, Open Space Committee, Shade Tree Committee. Apply to become a member by filling out a form on your municipal website.
  • Join your local Green Team and learn how to make your community more environmentally sustainable.
  • Subscribe to your local newspaper and write a letter to the editor urging action on an important environmental topic. For ideas, click here.
  • Encourage your library and schools to host events on environmental topics, including guest lectures and documentary films.

Please become part of RHA’s mission to protect the watershed! Contact us to learn more about how you can make a difference in your backyard, town and region.