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In 2018,The Environmental Endowment for New Jersey awarded 21 grants totaling $353,000 to non-profit organizations to carry out a variety of environmental improvement projects in the northeast metropolitan area and in the Delaware River Basin and the Schuylkill Valley.   The Endowment Board voted to make the following grants in 2018:

  1.    American Littoral Society ($19,000) Highlands, New Jersey: to maintain at the momentum gained in educating decision makers and Bayshore residents on the value of sound land-use policy for the Bay's natural resources and the multifaceted benefits it provides to the community. (732-291-0055)

  2.    Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions ($20,000) Mendham, New Jersey: working with environmental commissions, municipalities, and communities to improve water quality through educating about stream restoration and reducing impacts of Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) and flooding through green infrastructure.  (973-539-7547)

  3.   Clean Ocean Action ($19,000) Highlands, New Jersey:  to improve water quality in the Delaware River by reducing sources of harmful debris through track down and elimination of litter sources using community involvement. (732-872-0111)

  4.   Clean Water Fund ($20,000) Long Branch, New Jersey:  to expand the innovative cost effective ReThink Disposable program designed to significantly reduce the volume of single use plastics, foam and litter at selected food establishments and events within the Northeast Metropolitan Area of NJ and Passaic Valley Sewerage District.  (732) 963-9826

  5.   Damascus Citizens for Sustainability, Inc. ($20,000) Milanville, Pennsylvania:  to continue the efforts of DCS to shape the policies of the DRBC to gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing to avoid what could be an ecological disaster of immense proportions. (845-252-6677)

  6.   Delaware Riverkeeper Network ($19,000) Bristol, Pennsylvania:  to continue administrative challenge to Salem NGS' permit. (215-369-1188) 

  7.   Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center ($20,000) New Brunswick, New Jersey: to continue to build public support against the impacts of fossil fuel infrastructure, drilling and historical pollution to state waterways and drinking water   sources. (732-659-1025)

  8.   Food and Water Watch ($20,000) New Brunswick, New Jersey:  to fund grassroots campaigns to stop unnecessary and environmentally destructive fossil fuel infrastructure          proposals in New Jersey. (732-839-0866)

  9.  Friends of the Musconetcong ($7,000) Hampton, New Jersey:  for advocacy and professional experts in the protection of a tributary of the Musconetcong.  (908-391-9905)

10.  Fund for a Better Waterfront ($7,000) Hoboken, New Jersey: work to secure two missing links in Hoboken’s waterfront park thereby protecting these sites as public open spaces. (201-217-0500)

       11.   Future City Inc. ($7,000) Elizabeth, New Jersey: to continue to inform, train, mentor and develop Citizen Science Advocates for Clean Water within the Arthur Kill Blueway. (908-659-0689)

12.   Ironbound Community Corporation ($15,000) Newark, New Jersey: to continue work of the Ironbound Passaic River Project to extend the riverfront park toward the Newark downtown area, the cleanup of the Passaic River, and the riverfront park programming and stewardship activities to protect natural resources. (973-817-7013 x 207)

       13.  Musconetcong Watershed Association ($16,000) Asbury, New Jersey: to retain an environmental attorney as part of an environmental advocacy and action project. (908-537-7060)

       14.  National Institute for Healthy Human Spaces, Inc. ($19,000) Absecon, New Jersey: to organize and host a major Flood Mitigation Forum, host mini-workshops with community around   health and safety issues associated with flooding. (267-353-5123)

15.   New Jersey Audubon Society ($19,000) Bernardsville, New Jersey:  to expand advocacy efforts coordinated by the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed to include defense against the severe federal budget cuts and regulatory rollbacks to environmental protection proposed by the Administration and Congress, in addition to work in Delaware River Basin Restoration Program funding. (908-396-6520)

16.   New Jersey League of Conservation Voters Education Fund  ($20,000) Trenton, New Jersey: to ensure voters and key elected officials are fully aware and engaged in an agenda that protects and enhances the state’s water quality. (609-331-9911)

17.   Pinelands Preservation Alliance ($15,000) Southhampton, New Jersey: to expand efforts to protect the critical and fragile Pinelands ecosystem from the damages of off-road vehicles. (609-859-8660 x119)

18.   Raritan Baykeeper dba NY/NJ Baykeeper  ($20,000) Keyport, New Jersey: to continue Clean Water Campaign and support advocacy and litigation efforts to achieve water quality improvements for the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary, including the lower Passaic River, Newark Bay, Arthur Kill, Kill van Kull, and Raritan Bay. (732-888-9870 x 2)

19.   Sierra Club – NJ Chapter ($20,000) Trenton, New Jersey:  work to strengthen New Jersey's drinking water and waterway protection by implementing stricter rules and regulations, educating citizens and opposing Administration rollbacks. (609-656-7612)

20.   South Camden Citizens in Action ($7,000), Camden New Jersey:  to continue to build capacity of this neighborhood-based environmental organization to challenge expansion of polluting industries. (856-338-0369)

21.   Work Environment Council of New Jersey (WEC) ($20,000) Trenton, New Jersey:  to ensure that the public wins access to information about chemical and crude oil hazards with a particular emphasis on training first responders in North Jersey counties, building on the commitments received from SERC and examining policy options for improved oversight of freight railroad crossings, particularly for rivers, reservoirs and other waterways. (609-882-6100 x 301)