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The New Jersey Highlands Coalition represents a diverse network of organizations — small and large, local, regional, statewide and national — and individuals. Our mission is to represent their 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 four million people in surrounding areas who depend on Highlands water.

Won't you help us?

We are passionate about our mission to represent this environmentally significant area of the state through our vigilant oversight, education, outreach and activism. But we cannot be successful without your support and involvement. When it comes to the Highlands, we've got your back.....Will you have ours?

Please become a member or make a contribution today!


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Please welcome our newest member organizations and check out their websites to learn more about them:

Angry Erik Brewing

Garden Club of Montville

Active Citizens for Responsible Sustainability, Inc.(ACRES)

Anythyme Farm

We are now offering you the chance to show the 2004 NJN documentary, "The Highlands Rediscovered," and lead your own follow-up discussion using talking points we developed to facilitate an open discussion.
Click here to access the film and the accompanying talking points.
You may not charge a fee to show the film. Please contact Erica Van Auken ( with any questions or requests.

Our Fall/Winter 2014 Newsletter is here. ENJOY!

Check out our Star Ledger Guest Editorial on the
Tenth Anniversary of the Highlands Act

Read our submitted comments opposing the proposed settlement agreement between NJDEP and Bi-County Development Corp in Oakland Borough, Bergen County

Listen to NJ Highlands Coalition's Elliott Ruga and George Stafford debate the Highlands Act with former Assembly Speaker Chuck Haytaian and Independence Mayor Bob Giordano on WRNJ Radio's Local Impact with Joyce Estey
(45 mins)

Our joint Water Campaign with th
e Pinelands Preservation Alliance includes a regularly updated billboard on W. State Street in Trenton, directly outside of NJDEP. This is a copy of the current billboard.

Video recording of the firing of
Highlands Council Executive Director Eileen Swan
image of YouTube video

Map of the 244 municipalities in 16 counties that consume Highlands water and the extent that they depend on Highlands water supplies

governor Governor, You are Misinformed! Watch the video!


Pinnacle/Bi-County Documents


New Jersey Highlands Coalition
508 Main Street
Boonton, NJ 07005

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