Stony Brook - Millstone Watershed Association


31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ 15222
County: Mercer


Mr. Jim Waltman

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General operating support for the protection and restoration of the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed through science, policy advocacy, and community engagement, and to support statewide watershed protection efforts through the Watershed Institute.

Organization Background

Founded in 1949, the Watershed Association aims to protect and restore clean water and the environment through conservation, advocacy, science and education. Originating as an advocacy organization focused on land use issues, the Watershed broadened its programs in the 1980s when it received a gift of more than 400 acres and several buildings from Dr. Muriel Gardiner Buttinger. The land base enabled the organization to develop robust environmental educational programming, a model organic farm and a network of trails.

In the 1990s and 2000s, the Watershed Association initiated Stream Watch, a comprehensive stream monitoring program that engages over 100 volunteers, the Project for Municipal Excellence, designed to assist municipal governments to improve land use planning, and the Watershed Institute, geared toward building a network of effective watershed associations across the state.

In late 2014, the organization moved into the new LEED-Platinum Watershed Center on the 930-acre Watershed Reserve. The new Center now serves as a model of sustainable design, architecture and green infrastructure, and is the backbone of our science and education programs. Our policy work consists of both statewide and local advocacy to promote sound environmental policies, ordinances and regulations.

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