About Our Organization
PEACE NJ (People Enjoying Active Conservation of the Environment in New Jersey) is a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2021 by local environmental leaders to support awareness of environmental issues and better sustainable practices, by providing educational programs and promoting safe ways to enjoy the outdoors for all community members.
To provide resources, expertise and opportunities to all members of our diverse community that promote stewardship of public lands, waterways, parks and green spaces with the help of volunteers, as well as public and private partners.
To address conservation issues that significantly affect the health and welfare of all members of our communities.
To identify resource needs, and design events and materials that engage diverse audiences in conservation and protection of the environment in New Jersey.
Support other governmental and/or charitable organizations dedicated to the same purpose through educational programs, professional services and events.
Publications and Resources
REEL MUSCONETCONG—partnership project between MWA, PEACENJ and Trout Unlimited. Project goal was to offer Spanish language services on New Jersey “Free Fishing Days” in the fall and late
spring/early summer of 2022.
PEACE NJ worked with The Musconetcong Watershed Association (MWA) and River Network, under a grant from the Kresge and Patagonia Foundations, to start a grassroots, ground-up, community-led process in Hackettstown to better understand climate- and water-related issues, impacts and threats in their community, and support advocacy efforts to address them.
LATINO CONSERVATION WEEK/DISFRUTANDO Y CONSERVANDO NUESTRA TIERRA
Latino Conservation Week: Disfrutando y Conservando Nuestra Tierra is an initiative of Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF). Latino Conservation Week was created to support the Latino community getting into the outdoors and participating in activities to protect our natural resources. During this week, community, non-profit, faith-based, and government organizations and agencies hold events throughout the country. From hiking and camping to community roundtables and film screenings, these activities promote conservation efforts in their community, and provide an opportunity for Latinos to show their support for permanently protecting our land, water, and air.