BlueRaritan.org is managed by the Edison Wetlands Association (EWA) as part of their Raritan River Project, which was founded in 1991. The goal of the Raritan River Project is to restore the longest river solely in New Jersey, the Raritan River, so it may once again be swimmable, fishable and drinkable!
The Raritan River Basin covers over 1,100 square miles of New Jersey making it the largest basin in the state. In fact, it provides drinking water, recreation and transportation to more than one million residents in seven counties. Over 600,000 people work here, and millions drink its water or use it for recreational purposes. The basin supports a wealth of unique biological diversity and has acted as a trade route throughout history.
To report a spill in the Raritan River or any waterway, immediately call
USEPA’S National Response Center Hotline: 1-800-424-8802 or New Jersey’s DEP Hotline: 1-877-WARN-DEP