South Jersey Climate News

Coverage of local environmental issues by Rowan University journalism students

Get Involved

You can make a difference in your community!

Here are some South Jersey environmental groups where you can volunteer. You can navigate with the map or see the list below. If you would like to add your organization to this list, contact us.

Organization Mission Type of Work
Alliance for a Living Ocean Alliance for a Living Ocean organizes beach clean-ups efforts on Long Beach Island. Beach Clean Up
American Littoral Society – Bayshore Bayshore office of the American Littoral Society coordinates all of the habitat restoration and education work along the Bay. Advocacy
Black Run Preserve The Black Run Preserve is a 1,300 acre parcel of permanently preserved land in Evesham Township, located between the Marlton Lakes and Kings Grant neighborhoods. Preservation
Brigantine Garden Club Projects and programs include: the restoration of bay beaches for horseshoe crabs, migratory birds and people; the installation of intertidal oyster reefs; protection of water resources; and numerous other environmental projects in the Bayshore area. Agriculture
Bullock Garden Project Bullock Garden Project aims to empower individuals, groups, and organizations serving people within historically marginalized communities and those with high rates of poverty in creating sustainable agriculture. Agriculture
Burlington County Agricultural Center The Burlington County Agricultural Center is a working farm as well as the site of weekly farmers markets, community gardens, demonstration gardens maintained by the Master Gardener Program, field plots maintained by Rutgers Cooperative Extension Service, and a commercial kitchen. Agriculture
Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge Cedar Run is a non-profit dedicated to the preservation of New Jersey’s wildlife and habitats through education, conservation, and rehabilitation. Preservation
Center for Environmental Transformation The Center for Environmental Transformation engages, educates, and inspires people to practice a more environmentally responsible way of living on the planet. The organization also focuses on environmental justice initiatives, urban farming, and transforming policy, and supporting community soverignty to secure and restore basic human rights of clean air, water, land/soil, safety, and health.
Community Engagement
Citizens United to Protect Maurice River Citizens United to Protect Maurice River engages in fieldwork, research, and education initiatives generating and contributing to a greater understanding of local environment and wildlife. Education
Friends of Cape May National Wildlife Refuge Friends of Cape May National Wildlife Refuge helps in supporting and protecting 21,200 acres of wildlife. Wildlife
Gloucester County Certified Gardeners Program County residents can receive 60 hours of horticultural training (including tips about how to keep your garden “green”) and volunteer back 60 hours of their time at program events and activities. Agriculture
Love Blue Inc. Love Blue aims to conserving our oceans through community outreach and organized beach cleanups. Beach Clean Up
Monarch Monitoring Project The Monarch Monitoring Project helps collect data on butterfly migration in Cape May. Wildlife
Nature Conservancy of New Jersey The Nature Conservancy of NJ purchases and protects land that is home to threatened or endangered species. Advocacy
New Jersey Future New Jersey Future is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that promotes sensible and equitable growth, redevelopment, and infrastructure investments to foster healthy, strong, resilient communities; protect natural lands and waterways; increase transportation choices beyond cars; provide access to safe, affordable, and aging-friendly neighborhoods; and fuel a strong economy for everyone. Advocacy
Old Pine Farm Natural Lands Trust This Deptford Township preserve holds with meetings, trails, and educational programs. Preservation
Palmyra Cove/Institute for Earth Observation The institute at Palmyra Cove is a STEM educational initiative for students and teachers that studies planet earth, located at Palmyra Cove Nature Park. Education
Pinelands Preservation Alliance The Pinelands Presevation is an organization devoted to preserving the natural and historic resources of the New Jersey Pinelands. Addtionally they offer two programs that aim at fostering public understanding to the Pinelands. Preservation
Saddler’s Woods Conservation Association A unique urban forest that is partially old-growth, as well as yound woodlands, meadow, and wetlands, the nature preserve offers recreational opportunities to visitors as well as natural interpretation programs. Volunteers work to restore the woods and offer tours and educational programs. Preservation
Sierra Club – New Jersey Chapters The Local Chapters of the Sierra Club carry out its mission at the grassroots level, including promoting conservation, developing campaigns, organizing outings, educating and engaging members, endorsing local political candidates. They hold regular meetings that may have a range of topics from education to engagement to just plain fun. Advocacy
South Jersey Land and Water Trust Focusing on four main areas of impact including land conservation, water protection, education, and advocacy, the South Jersey Land and Water Trust works to protect and preserve the land and water resources of South Jersey with an aim to maintain and enhance the natural, cultural and historic heritage of the region. Conservation
Surfrider South Jersey The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches. Beach Clean Up
Sustainable South Jersey Sustainable South Jersey aims to inspire personal connections to South jerseys ecological resources, promote environmental education and serve as a nexus for community engagement through events, trainings, and grants.
Community Engagement
Wetlands Institute The Wetlands Institute of Stone Harbor promotes appreciation, understanding, and stewardship of coastal and wetland ecosystems through programs in research, conservation, and education. Education
Whitesbog Historic Farm and Village The Whitesbog Preservation Trust conducts tours of the cranberry bogs, village museums, and their gardens, and gives talks on the area’s history and agricultural industries to provide visitors a lively picture of life and culture in Whitesbog Village and the practice of farming in the surrounding Pinelands. Preservation
%d bloggers like this: