Welcome to the website of the Salem County Watershed Task Force of Salem County, New Jersey. We are a committed group of citizens that has been working since 1995 to monitor the health of Salem County's watersheds. We are the only all-volunteer water monitoring group in Salem County. Our activities include water monitoring, environmental education and advocacy.
Citizen participation, interest and support are vital to our success and to the preservation and protection of Salem County's watersheds. We invite you to explore our site to learn more about us and how you can become a part of our organization.
About Salem County
Salem County lies in the southwest corner of the great state of New Jersey. It is bounded by the Delaware River and Delaware Bay to the west and the Maurice River to the east. Oldmans Creek creates nearly one-half of Salem County's northern border, while Stow Creek runs along a portion of its southern divide. Salem County's natural features include six rivers, more than 34,000 acres of unique meadow and marshland, tidal and freshwater wetlands, 40 lakes and ponds, bay beaches, dunes, expansive woodlands, a critical underground aquifer, numerous streams and important headwaters. Salem County covers 338 square miles with nearly half of the land actively farmed. It also boasts a population of less than 65,000 - the lowest population and the lowest density per square mile in New Jersey.