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New Jersey Future and NJDEP release report of local options and actions for resilience

Friday, March 13th, 2020

New Jersey Future analyzed 350 innovative strategies applied in 76 cities or regions that could serve as model initiatives to develop the 15 strategies detailed in the Local Options/Local Actions: Resilience Strategies Case Studies report for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). 

It’s Official: NJDEP Amends State Stormwater Rules to Require Green Infrastructure

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

In a welcome and important step forward, long-awaited amendments to New Jersey’s stormwater management rules were published in the March 2, 2020 New Jersey Register. The new rule amendments, which take full effect March 2, 2021, require the use of green infrastructure.

It’s Official: NJDEP’s Stormwater Rule Changes Published in the New Jersey Register

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

On March 2, important changes to the state’s stormwater management rules (NJAC 7:8) were published in the New Jersey Register.

Climate-Ready CSO Solutions Forum

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

New Jersey Communities Discuss Climate Change Impact on Multi-Billion Dollar Sewer Improvement Plans.

New Jersey’s Supply of Developable Land Is Shrinking – As a Result of Both Development and Preservation

Monday, February 17th, 2020

Recently-released 2015 land use/land cover data from the Department of Environmental Protection offer an opportunity to assess the state of land development in New Jersey.

Resilience planning in Medford

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

As part of New Jersey Future’s Community Rating System (CRS) planning assistance program, Medford, NJ met with NJF’s planning team on Dec. 19 to begin the process of becoming a CRS community.

Free event! Learn how CSO plans can address climate change

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Learn how municipalities can factor climate change in their combined sewer overflow (CSO) long term control plans at a free event on January 28, 2020.

Where are the lead service lines in New Jersey?

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

New Jersey, along with states across the country, is confronting a public health threat: lead in drinking water. The primary source is lead service lines (LSLs), hose-sized pipes containing some amount of lead that connect water mains under the streets to buildings. But which communities are most at risk?

Fight flooding and pollution with the updated Green Infrastructure Municipal Toolkit

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

The award-winning Green Infrastructure Municipal Toolkit is perfect for community leaders who want to manage stormwater sustainably, reduce localized flooding, and improve water quality.

Green infrastructure resource wins national award

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

New Jersey Future’s Green Infrastructure Municipal Toolkit has been honored with an Excellence in Communications Award from the National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies (NAFSMA). This award celebrates outstanding communications projects that inform the public about flood awareness, pollution prevention, and environmental protection. 

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