The RCE Water Resources Program was awarded a $500,000 grant from the William Penn Foundation to provide specialized technical assistance for municipalities in the Kirkwood-Cohansey and NJ Highlands subwatershed clusters. Within these clusters, the RCE Water Resources Program will be assessing impervious cover and managing stormwater. Twenty municipalities have been selected within the cluster areas to promote the use of green infrastructure including the development of impervious cover assessments (ICAs), impervious cover reduction action plans (RAPs), green infrastructure feasibility studies, and the implementation of demonstration projects.
This project will engage communities while taking advantage of the energy and enthusiasm of undergraduates from Rutgers University. This project will further empower the cluster partners in their efforts to address the environmental issues of these two very important regions in New Jersey and will significantly assist the William Penn Foundation in meeting its target subwatershed protection goals and objectives.