Chapter Call To Action

New Jersey / Pennsylvania / New York Cold Water Fisheries Legislation & News

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NJ DEP has extended the deadline to submit public comment in favor of upgraded designations for more than 700 stream sections. The new deadline for comment is June 3, 2019. Follow the link above to make your voice heard!

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Dear Members:

For the first time in 11 years, New Jersey is proposing to upgrade clean water protections for deserving streams.

Trout Unlimited strongly supports this proposal, and we encourage you to make your voice heard by visiting TU's Action Center today and submitting a comment. It's quick and easy.

New Jersey is stepping up protections for 749 miles of streams in recognition of their exceptional ecological value and fishery resources, including 53 miles of trout water. Among waters eligible for upgrade are streams in the Paulins Kill, the Pequest, and the Musconetcong watersheds, and parts of the South Branch Raritan River.

Click here to find proposed streams in your area.

These waters will be upgraded to Category One antidegradation status, which is aimed at meeting the Clean Water Act’s goal of “fishable and swimmable” waters. These waters receive 300-foot development buffers to protect against pollution and sedimentation, and any discharges must meet more stringent standards to avoid diminishing water quality.

Supporters of this proposal have until May 3 to file public comments. Take action today!

Please don't hesitate to reach out to David Kinney, TU's Eastern Policy Director, (david.kinney@tu.org) or Rob Shane, Mid-Atlantic Organizer, (robert.shane@tu.org) with any questions.

Thanks for your help!

Glenn Tippy, Chairman

New Jersey State Council of Trout Unlimited

Take Action Today!

  1. Visit tu.org and take action.
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For just the third time this decade, PA Department of Environmental Protection is proposing to formally upgrade a package of 41 Class A streams to High Quality designation - providing them much needed, and deserved, water quality protections.

Use the links above to file your public comment in support of these designations and protect Pennsylvania's most pristine streams!