Year: 2023

6/3 Highlands Hike at Merrill Creek Reservoir

Join the Musconetcong Watershed Association and New Jersey Highlands Coalition on a casual hike around Merrill Creek Reservoir in Harmony Township on Saturday, June 3, 2023, followed by an optional gathering at Buttzville Brewing Company, located less than 10 miles away at 30 E Washington Ave, Washington, NJ 07882.   This 5.5-mile hike around the Merrillread more

New Jersey Highlands Coalition Announces Logo Design Contest

The New Jersey Highlands Coalition, a Boonton-based 501(c)3 nonprofit, and its partners are launching a multimedia campaign to advocate for the protection of New Jersey’s publicly owned forests against logging. Forever Wild NJ will be a campaign to designate most of our public forests as Climate Defense Resources which should be managed to mitigate climateread more

Voice your opinion on new logging at Sparta Mountain WMA

On January 31, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection announced an open public comment period for logging operations on Sparta Mountain Wildlife Management Area. Sparta Mountain’s forests represent some of the most mature, diverse forests in New Jersey. Mature forests such as those at Sparta Mountain provide habitat for numerous forest interior species whichread more

4/15 Spring Car Trek: Reservoirs of the Highlands

Starting at The Reservoir Tavern in Boonton, NJ, participants will receive a tour packet with turn-by-turn directions, and set out in their personal vehicles to drive the 57-mile route which concludes at The Grasshopper in Newfoundland, New Jersey. The Spring 2023 Car Trek highlights the numerous reservoirs that more than 6.2 million New Jersey residentsread more

4/15 Spring Silent Auction

Get ready for fun!! We have curated a collection of exciting experiences, travel packages, wine baskets, and other stunning items for our Spring Silent Auction! Your support directly goes to further our mission of protecting our beloved NJ Highlands. The silent auction will launch on April 15th and close on May 8th at 8:00 more

6/1-6/30 Highlands Hike-A-Thon

How far will you go to protect the places you love? During the month of June hikers, bikers and paddlers from across New Jersey are invited to participate in our Explore the Highlands Hike-A-Thon.This is an fun, friendly virtual event that allows you set and exceed personal goals while you get outdoors and help raiseread more

6/4 Spring Afternoon at Bamboo Brook

Join us for an intimate and fun-filled late spring afternoon enjoying small bites and light refreshments with Coalition staff, environmentalists, historians, and fellow supporters. You are the key to our success, and we look forward to celebrating our recent critical milestones and future priorities with you. If you have mobility or health concerns or restrictions,read more

Press Release: New Jersey’s recent investment in urban forestry and management of established public forests at cross purposes, says advocacy group

(Boonton, NJ) The New Jersey Highlands Coalition releases the following statement today in response to New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn LaTourette’s announcement of the Murphy Administration’s awarding of $24.3 million in Natural Climate Solutions Grants. Urban tree planting has many benefits, from flood mitigation to air filtration, cooling cityscapes in the summer,read more

9th Annual Highlands Art Exhibit

Come celebrate the allure of the Highlands region’s diverse landscapes, flora, and fauna at our Ninth Annual Juried Art Exhibit, held in conjunction with Farmstead Arts at The Farmstead Arts Center in Basking Ridge. Advocates of Natural Beauty: An invitational art exhibit featuring the Highlands will feature a mix of photography, oil and watercolor paintingsread more