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The 2022 Northwest NJ Rivers Conference will be held on September 17 in the Lackland Center at Centenary University

   Check back regularly for more details and registration  


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

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


Rivers Conference



The Northwest New Jersey Rivers Conference invites anyone and everyone who cares about this region, clean water and the Delaware River to learn how we can best work to protect its resources: to conserve, restore, educate, inform and bring communities together to defend and share what we love best.

For 2022 the New Jersey Highlands Coalition is proud to present the Fourth Northwest New Jersey Rivers Conference. This year's conference marks a return to in-person gatherings (COVID-19 restrictions permitting). Registration is $30 per person, $50 to table, or $75 for a table + 2 tickets.

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, 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.

Conference Topics
  •  Places to Visit

  • Things to Do

  • Places to Learn

  • The Business of Tourism and Recreation

  • Funding Tourism


2022 Vendors and Tables

About the Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI)

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.

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Video recordings of all last year's workshops are available on the
NJ Highlands Coalition YouTube Channel. 

Conference Sponsors


Thonet Associates Inc

Environmental Planning & Design Consultants 

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.