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2018 was a banner year for the Highlands Coalition, but our focus is already on 2019 and the battles we have yet to win!

Will you help us keep up this work in 2019?

We depend on small and large gifts to do our work and protect the NJ Highlands.

 

Too frequently, this environmentally sensitive region is in danger of irreversible damage by the development of hundreds of homes in locations that do not have the capacity or infrastructure to accommodate them, or the placement of a toxic dump in a pristine forested area or near the headwaters of an important river.

 

One example is Milly’s Court which would put 300 housing units right up against wetlands next to the Wallkill River in Franklin Borough (Sussex). Another is the gas-fired power plant on the Musconetcong River in Holland Township, proposed at a time when the whole country should be taking steps to reduce its dependence on non-renewable energy. A concrete plant in Bethlehem Township, where the owner has been abusing the site for months with no repercussions, is another. Multiple over-sized homes on a beautiful forested ridge in Oakland Borough, an office park in Tewksbury Township, 333 residential units in Hampton Borough, and the Penn-East Pipeline, which will pass right through Holland and Alexandria Townships before leaving the Highlands. You name it, this list goes on!

 
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Our Highlands region offers multiple valuable tourism and abundant recreational opportunities; these contribute to our economy while capitalizing on the natural beauty of the area.

 

These projects listed above, fought hard by the grassroots groups we fund, advise and support, threaten the State's valuable assets in the Highlands. Permanent loss of habitat would profoundly affect the environment throughout the region and beyond.

 

Additionally, If those developments are allowed, they will lock the area into new unsustainable practices, that will affect water supplies, air quality, historic resources, wildlife and all the ecosystem services that keep our environments healthy.

That’s why we're asking you to help, and participate in the remarkable ongoing effort to preserve our New Jersey Highlands, now and for future generations.

 

Contributions from supporters such as you are New Jersey Highlands Coalition’s largest source of funding and ensure that the Coalition has the resources to continue to be your voice speaking up for the NJ Highlands in the year to come.

Thank you all for your continued support! 

The New Jersey Highlands Coalition

We represent a diverse network of organizations - small and large, local, regional, statewide and national - and individuals with the common goal to protect, enhance and restore the New Jersey Highlands and to preserve the quality and quantity of drinking water both for the 850,000 people in the Highlands as well as the more than 6.2 million people in surrounding areas who depend on Highlands water.

 

For more information visit our website.

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