Threats to water
Photo by Ryan Hagerty of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

As the nation’s most densely populated state, New Jersey’s forests and open spaces that naturally filter pollutants and clean our water are disappearing. The fish in many of our rivers and streams are too contaminated to eat. Too many homeowners can’t drink their tap water. Kids are losing their futures due to lead poisoning. 

In Camden, we work with a group of public, private and state organizations called the Camden Collaborative Initiative (CCI)  who are working together to address a renter’s right to know about lead piping. There is a big renting market in Camden, and the goal is to require landlords to disclose if the property has lead piping so that tenants can take proper precautions.

Our waterways face threats from every corner. Industrial pollution, polluted runoff, pesticides, and aging lead pipes contaminate streams and end up in our groundwater. That’s why we support efforts to restore and protect our streams, river, and lakes.