Northwest New Jersey

Rivers Conference

Connecting Community, Ecotourism & Environment


September 17, 2022 9:00am-4:00pm

The Lackland Center at Centenary University
715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown, NJ 07840

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The Northwest New Jersey Rivers Conference is the forum for better understanding the relationship between our region’s water and other natural resources and our region’s quality of life, including enhanced water quality, developing a vibrant tourism sector economy, expanding recreational opportunities, and appreciating the region’s scenic values.

The Northwest New Jersey partners of the four-state Delaware River Watershed Initiative presents the Fourth Annual Northwest New Jersey Rivers Conference. The focus of this year’s Conference is on Tourism and promoting a compatible tourism economy that leverages the regions incredible natural resources.

Conference Topics
  •  Places to Visit

  • Things to Do

  • Places to Learn

  • The Business of Tourism and Recreation

  • Funding Tourism


About the Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI)

We comprise municipal, county, state and regional officials, conservationists, advocates, students, educators and other academics, property and business owners, residents, recreational users, regulators and the regulated community and other interests.

The Delaware River Watershed Initiative works across four states to protect one source of clean water -- the Delaware River.  In northern New Jersey, the Initiative is active in the Highlands and the Ridge & Valley regions, encompassing the many Delaware River tributaries and the communities through which they flow.  Together we all have an opportunity to ensure clean water for generations.

More Information about the Delaware River Watershed Initiative's work in the Highlands can be found here.

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Conference Sponsors


Thonet Associates Inc
Environmental Planning & Design Consultants 

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DRWI Partner Organizations 

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Land Trust

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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. Together, we are collaborating 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.

Background photo: Ryan Jiorle, MWA