Rutgers Raritan River Consortium

The Rutgers Raritan River Consortium (R3C) is a collaborative effort at Rutgers University's New Brunswick and Piscataway campuses that recognizes the critical value of the Raritan and its environs to the social, economic, and ecological integrity of the region that Rutgers calls home. Our mission is to utilize Rutgers' proximity to the Raritan to inform university-based education, research, scholarship and to apply our efforts, in collaboration with the Raritan partners, to advance improvements in regional planning policy, and decision making that positively affect the ecology and economy of the Raritan region.

  • Area(s) Served: entire Raritan River basin, including 98 municipalities and 7 counties
  • Population(s) Served: All in collaboration with Rutgers faculty, staff, and students
  • Collaborative Partner(s): Stakeholders across the Raritan region through the Sustainable Raritan River Initiative; New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection; NY/NJ Baykeeper; NJ Water Supply Authority; The Watershed Institute; Lower Raritan Watershed Partnerships; Raritan Headwaters Association; Duke Farms; and a growing network of partners for a more sustainable Raritan River, basin, and bay.