I would like to start of saying THANK YOU to all who work so hard to make New Jersey a Better Place- and who work tirelessly to improve northwestern NJ’s water quality and way of life.
North Jersey RC&D has been in existence, covering 6 northwestern counties since 1988, however the roots of RC&D in NJ started in 1972 as the Sussex-Warren RC&D. In the last 43 years transitions and changes have taken place. One of the most significant changes, at least during my time with RC&D, was when the federal government eliminated the financial support for the program back in 2011. North Jersey RC&D was able to weather that storm due to the great past leadership and Council support that was set in place through the arrangement we had with the USDA-NRCS. North Jersey RC&D is growing and forging new partnerships. We have a great opportunity to make an even larger impact on improving and protecting the water quality of the region for many years to come.
In the spirit of change or transition I have to inform you all that I am transitioning out of the Executive Director position of North Jersey RC&D and have relocated with my family to North Carolina. I can still be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org through this fall and as I assist to transition the new Associate Director to the position. My replacement will be Marcus Gray. He will assume the role of Associate Director/Project Manager and will officially start September 1st. He will be located at the office space we share with the Musconetcong Watershed Association in Asbury.
Marcus’ contact information is:
Direct line: 908-441-9191 ext. 2
Office line: 908-574-5368
North Jersey RC&D, P.O. Box 117, Asbury, NJ 08802
I have really enjoyed these last 15 years working in NJ and have many treasured memories of working with great people and great projects that will all be our legacy. I wish you all the best. Please join me in welcoming Marcus Gray to NJ and to North Jersey RC&D.
Also please keep in mind the following staff working on RC&D projects that you are free to contact at any point if you have questions:
- Agricultural Projects/River-Friendly Farm Certification Program: Musconetcong, Neshanic projects- for agricultural/River-Friendly Farm questions reach out to Jennifer Byrne atJennifer.Byrne@nj.usda.gov 908-852-2576 ext. 126.
- Additional Agricultural support, especially for the Delaware River Watershed Initiative-NJ Highlands Cluster area for Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) reach out to Christian Bench at email@example.com (908) 782-4614 x 111.