Protection of the Raritan River depends on the collective commitment of the environmental and business communities, along with local, regional, state and federal government leaders to restore, maintain and enhance this resource for the future. The Sustainable Raritan River Collaborative is a growing network of over 130 organizations, governmental entities and businesses in the Raritan River region working together to balance social, economic and environmental objectives towards the common goal of restoring the Raritan River, its tributaries and its estuary for current and future generations.
Each member organization in the Collaborative contributes to the overall restoration and preservation of the River. Collectively we are changing the conversation about the future of the River and its value to our economy and the environment.
The Collaborative set goals for a regional approach, embraced by state and federal organizations and implemented at the local and county level. These goals are outlined in the Sustainable Raritan River Action Plan and are focused on five key areas of concern in the Raritan region:
- Site remediation, rehabilitation and reuse of abandoned and underutilized properties
- Public access and recreational use of the river
- Stewardship, habitat restoration and protection
- Improved water quality and management of water quantity including stormwater
- Balanced redevelopment for both economic growth and environmental quality
This website provides a central link among the many groups and their individual and collective efforts to restore and preserve the Raritan River. This site also serves as a clearinghouse for historic and current information on the River and its restoration.