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NJDEP Releases Guidance on Stormwater Utilities, a Tool for Equitable Stormwater Management

Monday, April 12th, 2021

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) recently released guidance on the creation of stormwater utilities, a tool newly available to New Jersey communities to help mitigate flooding and pollution problems.

Can the Reduction in Travel Prompted by COVID-19 Be Sustained?

Monday, March 15th, 2021

When people drive less, greenhouse gas emissions go down. There are many ways to help people drive less—working from home is one of them, but we can also reduce the need to travel by car by building things closer together, reducing the distances between people’s desired destinations.

Warehouse Sprawl: Plan Now or Suffer the Consequences

Monday, March 15th, 2021

The warehouse development that has been steadily spreading south into farm fields along the New Jersey Turnpike might be a preview of things to come if we fail to plan for the growth in the movement and storage of stuff.

New Jersey Future’s Comments on CSO Long Term Control Plans

Monday, March 15th, 2021

New Jersey Future submitted comments on the Selection and Implementation of Alternatives Reports (SIARs), the final report for the combined sewer overflow (CSO) Long Term Control Plans (LTCPs). Our comments focus on five plans covering the areas where New Jersey Future has been most active: the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission, the cities of Bayonne, Paterson, and Perth Amboy, and the Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority.

New Stormwater Rules Require New Developments to Include Green Infrastructure

Friday, March 5th, 2021

New public and private sector developments in New Jersey must now include the use of green infrastructure as a stormwater management technique starting March 2, 2021.

New Jersey Future and other Jersey Water Works Members Call for Federal Funding for Water Infrastructure

Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

New Jersey Future joined 56 Jersey Water Works members calling for federal investment in our water infrastructure in a letter sent to New Jersey’s congressional delegation. 

Want to Get Ahead of Flooding? Use NJF’s New Tool, the Enhanced Model Stormwater Ordinance

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

Municipal leaders should use New Jersey Future’s new tool to update their town’s stormwater ordinance as soon as possible to increase green infrastructure and reduce flood risk. 

Stuck with Stormwater Issues? See Expert Solutions to Fight Flooding and Pollution in the Updated Municipal Toolkit

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

Green infrastructure can make your town a healthier, cleaner, and safer place to live by reducing flood risk, returning clean water to the ground, cleaning and cooling the air, and aiding in pedestrian safety. Learn more in the updated Municipal Toolkit.

Stormwater Utilities—Peeling Back the Onion

Monday, November 9th, 2020

How much do municipalities and counties currently spend on stormwater infrastructure, and how receptive are they to this new concept? A new New Jersey Department of Community Affairs survey aims to find out.

New Jersey Future Partners with the New Jersey District of Key Club International

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

New Jersey Future is excited to announce a new partnership with the New Jersey District of Key Club International and the District Project Steering Committee for the group’s service year project “Keeping the Garden State Green.” 

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