Your support is essential to preserving our environment. With your commitment and support, we can continue to defend the region, and to succeed in protecting the Highlands. That’s why I’m asking you to help and participate in the remarkable ongoing effort to preserve our New Jersey Highlands, now and for future generations.


Preparing for the future - we're ready for change!


This past year we saw the Highlands Council refresh its efforts to promote conformance to the Highlands Regional Master Plan, and successfully renew partnerships with Hunterdon County, Parsippany-Troy Hills, Boonton and Mountain Lakes – to name a few. New collaborations with other Highlands communities and counties are in the works.  However there is much still to be done if the objectives of the Highlands Act – the law that protects drinking water for 6.2 million people in New Jersey -- are to be fully realized. Convincing more towns of the benefits of conformance and setting the whole region on a path of sustainable development under the Regional Master Plan remains a priority for us.

Beyond conformance, our effort to advance new best practices for forestry on state lands, is only just getting underway, as are initiatives to pass a Green Amendment to the State's constitution, to collaborate with partners and improve stormwater management throughout the region through green infrastructure and innovative planning, and to protect Open Space in the State of New Jersey.

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.