Local Environmental Organizations:

Rockland Conservation and Service Corpsbuilding Rockland pride through service.

Keep Rockland Beautiful, Inc   programs motivate thousands of volunteers annually to clean up, beautify and improve their neighborhoods, thereby creating healthier, safer and more livable community environments.

Cropsey Farm
  is run by a local non-profit organization called The Rockland Farm Alliance (RFA).  The RFA, under a licensing agreement with the County of Rockland and the Town of Clarkstown, launched Rockland's first community farm at the retired Cropsey farm on Little Tor Road. This project represents an historic inter-municipal collaboration, and is the first tangible step toward developing a local foodshed in Rockland County.

Rockland Farm Alliance
  is a community coalition that was founded to facilitate local sustainable agriculture in Rockland County, NY, and to provide educational resources to the community to promote awareness of the need for local food resources. Through hands-on learning programs and new community-supported small farms, RFA is striving to raise awareness around local food issues while increasing access to organic, locally grown produce.

Rockland Recycles
  Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority (information about recycling in the county).

New York Department of Parks Recreation and Historical Preservation helps communities identify, evaluate, preserve, and revitalize their historic, archeological, and cultural resources.


Other Water Agencies and Organizations:


The Center for Watershed Protection works to protect, restore, and enhance our streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands, and bays. We create viable solutions and partnerships for responsible land and water management so that every community has clean water and healthy natural resources to sustain diverse life.

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stresses that water is essential for life and plays a vital role in the proper functioning of the Earth's ecosystems. Water pollution has a serious impact on all living creatures, and can negatively affect the use of water for drinking, household needs, recreation, fishing, transportation and commerce.

United States Geologic Survey (USGS)
(This is a link to a Rockland County Aquifer study).  is a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and useable information.


Stormwater Information:


New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) was created to conserve, improve and protect New York's natural resources and environment and to prevent, abate and control water, land and air pollution, in order to enhance the health, safety and welfare of the people of the state and their overall economic and social well-being.

The Stormwater Manager's Resource Center is designed specifically for stormwater practitioners, local government officials and others that need technical assistance on stormwater management issues. Created and maintained by the Center for Watershed Protection, the SMRC has everything you need to know about stormwater.


New Jersey Watershed Organizations:


Bergen SWAN (Save the Watershed Action Network) has been aggressively pursuing the preservation of the watershed buffer forests around our drinking water reservoirs.

Hackensack Riverkeeper, Inc. is the independent, non-governmental advocate for the Hackensack River.


Invasive Species Management:

New York State's invasive species regulations - Describes activities at the state level to control invasive plants and offers e-pamphlets on invasive animals and terrestrial and aquatic plants. Color hardcopies of the booklets are available from the state upon request.
www.dec.ny.gov/animals/99141.html

New York Species Information - Information portal on all invasive species in New York state including animals and terrestrial and aquatic plants.
www.nyis.info

Lower Hudson Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (LHPRISM) - One of eight PRISMs in New York State funded by the Department of Environmental Conservation to help coordinate invasive plants management activities across five counties in the Lower Hudson region. LHPRISM offers classroom and field training on how to identify, map, and control widespread and emerging invasive plant species.
LHPRISM home page: www.lhprism.org/

Information on widespread invasive plants: lhprism.org/content/widespread-species

New York New Jersey Trail Conference - Invasives Strike Force - Information and volunteer opportunities to experience how the Trail Conference is fulfilling one of its land stewardship goals by surveying and controlling invasive plants along 1,500 miles of trails in the region. Lists other online resources including native plant alternatives.
www.nynjtc.org/content/invasives