Event Postponed

A new date will be announced soon

March 21st, 2020     8:00 am - 4:00 pm



David and Carol Lackland Center

Centenary University

Hackettstown New Jersey 07840


The Delaware River Watershed Initiative is working 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, impacting several tributaries to the Delaware and the communities through which they flow.  Together we all have an opportunity to ensure clean water for generations.

The Northwest New Jersey Rivers Conference invites anyone and everyone who cares about this region, clean water and the River to learn how we can best work to protect its resources:  to conserve, restore, protect, educate, inform and bring communities together to defend and share what we love best.  Enjoy a day of speakers, workshops and community, then take home what you learn to share with others.

Across the Delaware Basin, homeowners, farmers, students, scientists and community leaders are working together to clean up streams, conserve forests and farms, and green our communities. You can help by volunteering for a stream cleanup, tree planting or citizen science project; creating a rain garden; landscaping with native plants; and being careful to use and dispose of harmful substances properly, including motor oil, road salt, fertilizer, paints and pesticides. To get involved with clean water efforts in your area, please contact your local Delaware River Watershed Initiative partner.

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

Topics for 2020 include:
  • Land Use Planning and Conservation

  • Ecotourism and Economic Development

  • Climate Change impacts in northern New Jersey

March 21st, 2020

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM



David and Carol Lackland Center

Centenary University

Hackettstown New Jersey 07840


Free (Lunch may be purchased in Cafeteria)

Professional Development Credits Available


Climate change impacts on New Jersey's waters

Dr David Robinson

NJ State Climatologist

As the New Jersey State Climatologist, Dr Robinson conducts research that focuses on the diverse weather and climate of the Garden State.  This includes topics such as climate change, drought, flooding, and issues involving agriculture, transportation, public safety and commerce.


The Leavens Foundation Inc

Thonet Associates Inc

Environmental Planning & Design Consultants 

Local Partners

DRWI Partner Organizations 



Land Trust

NWNJ Rivers Conference 2020
Mar 21, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Centenary University,
400 Jefferson St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840, USA

The Northwest NJ 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