Mission / Vision

Credit: Kristina Necovska

Our Mission

Great Swamp Watershed Association is dedicated to protecting and improving the water resources of the Passaic River region, from the Great Swamp headwaters to Newark Bay, for present and future generations. Through education, advocacy, science, land preservation, and stewardship, in collaboration with partners, we work to instill our communities with an awareness of water’s effect on health and the beauty of the environment, from source to sea.

Our Vision

We support a “One River, One Community” vision for the many rural, suburban, and urban communities along the Passaic River, for a future in which all of the region’s citizens understand that the health of the watershed is integrally connected to the quality of their daily lives. We imagine a time in which residents, businesses, and governments along the Passaic work actively and cooperatively to protect and promote clean, safe water, and in turn are rewarded with a bountiful environment that supplies healthy water for drinking and recreation, provides controls for flooding and erosion, supports abundant vegetation and wildlife, and forever inspires with its natural beauty.

Waterkeeper Alliance Mission

Waterkeeper Alliance strengthens and grows a global network of grassroots leaders protecting everyone’s right to clean water. United as one powerful force, Waterkeeper Alliance fights for every community’s right to drinkable, fishable, swimable water. Great Swamp Watershed Association is the Waterkeeper Alliance Affiliate for the Passaic River.