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Registration is now open for the 2023 Northwest New Jersey Rivers Conference.
Early Bird discounts are available until July 17.

photo credit: Dylan Medici

Northwest New Jersey

Rivers Conference

Connecting Community, Ecotourism & Environment

The Northwest New Jersey Rivers Conference is the forum for better understanding the relationship between our region’s water and other natural and cultural resources and the quality of life for those who live in and visit it. The Conference focuses its conversations on enhancing water quality, developing a vibrant tourism sector economy, expanding recreational opportunities, and appreciating the region’s scenic values.

Theme: Open Space and Recreation

On the 25th Anniversary of the Governor's report on the Outdoors, we will revisit New Jersey's commitment to protect 1 million acres of public open space and to find a stable source of funding for stewardship.

photo credit: Dylan Medici


2023 Northwest New Jersey Rivers Conference

September 30, 2023

8:30am - 4:30pm

The Lackland Center
at Centenary University
Hackettstown, NJ

Who should come?

The Northwest New Jersey Rivers Conference is the regional forum for discussing planning, funding and development of the communities, economies and environments in the Highlands and Ridge-and-Valley regions of Northwest New Jersey.

Held each year at the Lackland Center in Hackettstown, the Conference is a platform for both established professionals and those seeking opportunities to make new connections, including students, interns, and recent graduates.

The Northwest New Jersey Rivers Conference is coordinated by the New Jersey Highlands Coalition with the support of our partner organizations in the Highlands and Ridge & Valley regions of New Jersey. We work together to restore water quality under the four-state Delaware River Watershed Initiative.

The opinions expressed during this Conference do not necessarily represent the opinions of all members of the DRWI Highlands Cluster. In support of critical thinking and the advancement of scientific principles and inquiry, the members of the Highlands Cluster encourage participants and viewers to arrive at their own conclusions.

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