New Jersey State Council of Trout Unlimited
For the first time in 11 years, New Jersey is proposing to upgrade clean water protections for deserving streams.
Trout Unlimited strongly supports this proposal, and we encourage you to make your voice heard by visiting TU's Action Center today and submitting a comment. It's quick and easy.
New Jersey is stepping up protections for 749 miles of streams in recognition of their exceptional ecological value and fishery resources, including 53 miles of trout water. Among waters eligible for upgrade are streams in the Paulins Kill, the Pequest, and the Musconetcong watersheds, and parts of the South Branch Raritan River.
These waters will be upgraded to Category One antidegradation status, which is aimed at meeting the Clean Water Act’s goal of “fishable and swimmable” waters. These waters receive 300-foot development buffers to protect against pollution and sedimentation, and any discharges must meet more stringent standards to avoid diminishing water quality.
Supporters of this proposal have until May 3 to file public comments. Take action today!
Please don't hesitate to reach out to David Kinney, TU's Eastern Policy Director, (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Rob Shane, Mid-Atlantic Organizer, (email@example.com) with any questions.
Thanks for your help!
Glenn Tippy, Chairman
New Jersey State Council of Trout Unlimited Take Action Today!Stand up for NJ streams!
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