Water Quality Committee

The Mission of the Rockland County Water Quality Coordinating Committee (WQCC) is to protect, conserve and restore Rockland County's water resources. Established in 1992, membership in the RCWQC is open to any organization, municipality, government agency, or individual interested in the mission and goals of the committee. The WQCC hosts quarterly events, open to the public where guest speakers present on topics around water resources issues. The committee also tries to host an annual waterway cleanup in partnership with Keep Rockland Beautiful.

We meet periodically (about 5 times a year), usually on the second Tuesday of that month.
All meetings are open to the public. See "Meeting Dates" document below.


Chair (Rockland Country Club), Matt Ceplo
Vice Chair (League of Women Voters), Hermine Levine
Second Vice Chair, Jim Elling
Secretary (Public), Tolly Beck
Treasurer (United Water New Jersey), Ray Cywinski
Staff Director (Rockland County SWCD and DER), Nicole Laible

The RC WQC is expected to host the following events in 2017:
4/29 Bi-state Waterways Cleanup; Hackensack River  CANCELED
6/13 Canoe Trip through Hackensack River and Lake DeForest  CANCELED
11/21 Fall Board Meeting Date Change* (refer to this date for the November board meeting)

Listed below are past meetings Agendas and Minutes.

Agendas                 Minutes                   
WQC Agenda 01-30-18  
WQC Meeting Dates 2018  
WQC Agenda 11-21-17  
WQC Agenda 09-12-17  
WQC Agenda 03-14-17  CANCELED  
WQC Agenda 01-10-17  
WQC Meeting Dates 2017  
WQC Agenda 09-13-16  
WQC Agenda 06-21-16 WQC Minutes 06-21-16
WQC Agenda 03-08-16 WQC Minutes 03-08-16
WQC Agenda 01-12-16 WQC Minutes 01-12-16
WQC Meeting Dates 2016  *Scheduled events are subject to change*