Due to precautions related to the COVID-19 Emergency the 2020 Conference will be hosted virtually online. See below for more details.

WHEN
Day 1: November 12th - 2PM - 5PM

Day 2: November 13th - 9AM - 12:30PM

WHERE

This year we're hosting the Conference online using Hopin, a virtual Conference platform

About

Rivers Conference

NW

NJ

COVID-19 Update: 2020 has presented so many challenges to all of us. However, the show must go on! This year we are adapting the NW NJ Rivers Conference to an online platform. Workshops will be conducted over two days with a morning and afternoon session. Agendas for each session and descriptions of the workshops will be published soon.

Registration for the adapted conference will open soon.

For more information contact: info@njhighlandscoalition.org

 

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

 
 

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.

Sponsors

The Leavens Foundation Inc

Thonet Associates Inc

Environmental Planning & Design Consultants 

Local Partners

DRWI Partner Organizations 

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Hunterdon

Land Trust

 

About Hopin: 

Hopin is a virtual conferencing platform equipped to host a variety of events online. The concept was borne out of the idea to try to reduce individuals carbon footprint from travelling to conferences.

 

Read more about it here

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