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  • The Watershed Institute - Serving New Jersey's watershed organizations since 2000
    Institute promotes the health and resiliency of NJ s watersheds by strengthening connecting and mobilizing watershed organizations Priorities The Watershed Institute has identified Priority Issues to better guide our work and resources over the next 3 to 5 years These reflect the basic focal areas of watershed organizations Continue Reading Institute News Keep up to date with the latest happenings through Institute News Find out more about past events grantees and campaigns Events The Events Section compiles educational opportunities on organizational capacity and watershed management available to New Jersey s watershed groups Resources One goal of the Watershed Institute is to build the organizational and mission critical program capacity of NJ s watershed organizations to protect and restore watersheds We aim to share the lessons Continue Reading Welcome to the Watershed Institute Promoting the health and resiliency of NJ s watersheds by strengthening connecting and mobilizing watershed organizations Like Us WE STRENGTHEN The Watershed Institute provides one on one assistance to watershed organizations to help them operate at their full potential regardless of whether the organization is just in the planning phases or is already well established WE CONNECT The Watershed Institute sponsors a variety of training sessions workshops and

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  • About - The Watershed Institute
    on one assistance to support watershed nonprofits on issues of organizational health capacity building and mission critical environmental programming Workshops trainings and roundtable sessions where groups can come together learn from one another and share best practices on a host of environmental and organizational issues An annual grants program for watershed focused nonprofits provided through generous contributions from the Geraldine Dodge Foundation Managing and distributing an online listserv to keep groups and individuals up to date on the issues events and opportunities that matter to them and provide a forum to connect with one another We pride ourselves on the ability to offer these services to nonprofit organizations completely free of charge and we are grateful for the generous support of the Geraldine R Dodge Foundation which allows us to do so Click here to read the Watershed Institute s new Strategic Plan Our Priorities Protecting the environment and the watersheds where we live work and play has always been the driving principle behind everything we do here at the Watershed Institute The following priorities represent the foundation of our work and our vision for healthier environments and communities throughout New Jersey Restore NJ s waterways to state and federal clean water quality standards Promote resiliency of NJ s watersheds to stormwater and flooding impacts Protect and restore healthy habitats and functioning ecosystems We will address these priorities through our Targeted Actions with help from like minded organizations and motivated citizens across the region Our Philosophy We believe that healthy watersheds are essential to public health and safety a robust economy and a resilient environment Working from a watershed perspective uniquely addresses New Jersey s most pressing environmental challenges by managing water resources along the boundaries established by nature rather than along arbitrary political boundaries We believe that any watershed

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  • Targeted Actions - The Watershed Institute
    Current Grant Cycle Institute Grant Archives Grant Finder Connect Menu Search Targeted Actions The Watershed Institute has identified a set of targeted environmental actions to address the Priority Issues facing New Jersey s watersheds Over the coming years the Institute will directly support and promote the work of watershed organizations that are undertaking the following Actions throughout the State of New Jersey Actions for the Issues Water Quality Science and Education Promote data to action efforts of organizations monitoring water quality increase accessibility of water quality information and improve communication to the public on why good water quality is important to environmental and community well being Stormwater Policy Promote collaborative efforts with state county and municipal officials where practical to advocate for improved stormwater rules and ordinances beyond the current minimal and often ineffective requirements Green Infrastructure Educate landowners and municipal decision makers on the role of impervious cover in flooding using green infrastructure as a solution and green infrastructure best practices including the importance of long term maintenance Climate Change Resiliency Incorporate resiliency and adaptation into all aspects of future projects planning and policy efforts and increase the accessibility of information and appropriate tools regarding climate change impacts If

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  • Where We Work - The Watershed Institute
    assisting small and large nonprofits in their efforts to protect the environment We consider every group we work with to be a partner organization and we are proud to support the important and inspiring work that they do Through our small grants program one on one technical assistance and our workshop series we re at work from Sussex to Cape May and everywhere in between The Institute is headquartered in

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  • Institute News - The Watershed Institute
    the rules and guidelines for 501 c 3 lobbying and advocacy both at the Federal IRS reporting and State ELEC reporting levels read more The 2015 NJ Confluence November 2015 On Friday November 13th the NJ Confluence a statewide volunteer water monitoring summit was held at the Watershed Center for Environmental Advocacy Science and Education headquarters of the Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association This an all day conference featured speakers from local watershed groups environmental consultants the NJ Department of Environmental Protection EPA Region II and the National Water Quality Monitoring Council read more Communicating Financial Info Workshop August 2015 On August 25th 2015 the Watershed Institute hosted a workshop entitled Know the Numbers Communicating Financial Information Effectively Dr Cleopatra Charles Associate Professor at the Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration walked through how nonprofit staff can improve communication with financial managers board members and other stakeholders and how to facilitate better management of financial resources within an organization read more Flood Hazard Area Rule Revisions July 2015 The public comment period for the Flood Hazard Area Control Act rule revisions ends this Friday July 31st Mike Pisauro Policy Director for the Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association and Kate Hutelmyer the Watershed Institute Coordinator have put together the attached document for concerned organizations to use as a resource in addressing this issue The proposed changes to the rule which were written to cut red tape are lengthy and complex However what is clear is that these changes are inconsistent with the original intent of the Act which is to protect human health and public welfare read more Watershed Institute Strategic Plan July 2015 The Watershed Institute is pleased to unveil its first Strategic Plan This plan was the result of extensive stakeholder and expert interviews as well as a

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  • Watershed Group Locator - The Watershed Institute
    Jobs Board Useful Web Resources Events Events Calendar Statewide Events Grants Current Grant Cycle Institute Grant Archives Grant Finder Connect Menu Search Watershed Group Locator Where is your local watershed organization Check out the map and alphabetical listing of New Jersey watershed organizations below Additional environmental organizations that engage in watershed type work are also included Are you represented here If you are with a New Jersey watershed group and

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  • Resources - The Watershed Institute
    the organizational and mission critical program capacity of NJ s watershed organizations to protect and restore watersheds We aim to share the lessons learned by Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association since our formation in 1949 and to facilitate the exchange of information among New Jersey watershed organizations Why reinvent the wheel The Resources section provides the tools and resources to build capacity and sustain organizational health find and share information

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  • Capacity Building - The Watershed Institute
    needs of a growing organization s operational challenges against an ever growing to do list Imagine trying to navigate a long stretch of a river without a boat It is possible but definitely not ideal The same holds true for working to complete projects without strong administrative tools and resources It is possible to accomplish your goals without them but certainly not ideal Capacity building is all about administrative tools and resources which are the boat that keeps your organization afloat They provide the strength to carry your group into the river and beyond This Capacity Building section provides the organizational development tools and resources for New Jersey watershed communities to build and increase their effectiveness for long term water protection This section is covers six common environmental capacity building topics Administrative Education Fundraising Grants Governance Program Development and Visibility The table below outlines the specific subtopics covered under each of the five headings and serves as a basic web map for this section Administrative Education Fundraising Governance Program Development Visibility Incorporation Starting from Scratch Annual Appeals Board Binder Technical Advisory Committees Marketing Insurance New Jersey Watershed Examples Grant Management Budget Administration Work Plans Public Participation Legal Assistance Online Curriculum

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