Watershed Protection Issues

Watershed Watchdog

We are taking many important steps to protect our water supply, our environment and our quality of life. The major issues and projects we have identified as critical to the watershed are as far-reaching as global climate change, to federal and state legislation that supports – or challenges — water quality, to local issues that directly threaten our drinking water.

Click on the links below to learn about the issues, our positions, and the actions we are taking to protect the region.

 

GLOBAL

Climate Change

 

FEDERAL

Clean Water Act

 

STATE

State Water Supply Master Plan

EXXON Settlement

“Green” Funds Diversion

Permanent Open Space Funding and Distribution

Drinking Water Contaminant Levels

Pipelines

Commercial Solar ‘Farms’

Commercial Deer Harvesting

 

LOCAL

Fenimore Dump, Roxbury Township

Kirby Farm, KDC Solar, Bedminster, Somerset County

Bellemead Corp. Discharge, Hunterdon County

Trump National Golf Club, Somerset County

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Citizens can help protect the Raritan Headwaters region by contacting their federal lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, and state legislators in Trenton.

 

COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL CONTACTS

To contact county and municipal officials within the watershed area, click here.

 

IF YOU SEE POLLUTING

Don’t be shy. Call the DEP hotline.