The Appalachian Mountain Club promotes the protection, enjoyment and stewardship of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Appalachian region. The organization believes that mountains, forests, and waters have intrinsic worth and also provide recreational opportunities, spiritual renewal, and ecological and economic health for the region. Because successful conservation depends on active engagement with the outdoors, the club encourages people to experience, learn about, appreciate, and understand the natural world.
Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions To achieve responsible and sustainable use of New Jersey’s natural resources through leadership, education, and support of environmental commissions and other local boards, public officials, environmental organizations and concerned citizens.
Protecting the natural and cultural resources of the Brandywine watershed and other selected areas, the Brandywine Conservancy has been instrumental in permanently protecting more than 59,000 acres of land in southeastern Pennsylvania and northern Delaware.
Darby Creek Valley Association (DCVA) is an all volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of all the Darby Creek watershed's resources, including water, wildlife, historical sites, and the floodplain. The Darby Creek watershed encompasses three counties in southeastern Pennsylvania (Montgomery, Delaware and Philadelphia) and eventually flows into the Delaware River at Tinicum, PA. DCVA's primary mission is public education.
D&R Greenway Land Trust is central New Jersey's nonprofit land preservation organization, tasked with preserving watershed lands and large-scale landscapes, thereby preventing the loss of open space to development. The Trust's operating region consists of over 1,500 square miles, encompassing portions of the Delaware, Raritan and Millstone River watersheds and the Delaware & Raritan Canal. This includes Mercer, Hunterdon, Somerset, Middlesex, Burlington and Monmouth counties.
The Delaware River Greenway Partnership (DRGP) seeks to engage with public and private partners to promote stewardship of the Wild and Scenic Lower Delaware River and its tributaries and to foster a shared sense of place among communities that adjoin the river by pre-serving and enhancing its ecological, scenic, historic, cultural and recrea-tional resources. DRGP’s activities are concentrated in the region from the Delaware Water Gap through the upper Estuary, but some projects necessarily extend beyond these boundaries. DRGP is the host organization for the federally designated Delaware River Scenic Byway
The Friends of Chester Creek Branch work to promote the Chester Creek Trail as a rail-trail in central Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Southeastern Pennsylvania. The trail will follow Chester Creek along the Civil War-era Chester Creek Branch line of the Pennsylvania Railroad.
When complete, the trail will run from the former SEPTA Wawa R3 station to Caleb Pusey Plantation in Upland. The middle section of the trail, consisting of 2.8 miles through Middletown and Aston townships, will be the first to be completed, with construction to begin in late 2014 or early 2015.
The Friends of the Cresheim Trail’s mission is to promote community building, health and open space through promoting and creating multi-use trails for recreation and transportation. The Friends of the Cresheim Trail is a non-profit, volunteer, community initiative working to build a multi-use trail in Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties primarily along an old rail road right-of-way.
Founded in 1990, Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Agency (GVF) is a not-for-profit organization created to advocate and promote a viable transportation network for the region's economic vitality. To maximize awareness and develop sustainable support, we partner with public and private entities.
GVF's mission is to achieve a desirable quality of life and a healthy, competitive economic environment by developing multi-faceted transportation strategies.
The Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT) is a 20+ miles bicycle and pedestrian recreational trail and transportation corridor through public and private lands in Lawrence and Hopewell Townships, Mercer County, New Jersey. The idea for the LHT grew out of a commitment to improving the quality of life for all who live or work in the region. The LHT supports an active, livable, and sustainable community with alternative forms of transportation to reduce reliance on automobiles. We also promote health and fitness, recreation, and outdoor education.
NJBWC is the only statewide organization working to protect the rights of bicyclists and pedestrians in New Jersey. The organization's mission is to protect the rights and safety of New Jersey bicyclists and walkers; promote bicycling and walking for fun, fitness, and transportation; educate bicyclists, walkers, and drivers about our rights and responsibilities, and connect our communities with a smarter transportation system. The organizations advocates at the state and national level and works with communities to further grass roots efforts to make them more livable places.
New Jersey is one of seven jurisdictions participating in the Safe Routes to School state network project (network project), funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. New Jersey has been a network state since 2012. The network project's goal is to advance state-level policy reform, resulting in the award and obligation of federal transportation funds, street-scale improvements and joint-use agreements.
The Scattergood Foundation is guided by the vision to “be Thomas Scattergood” for our time, driven by a disruptive sense of purpose to challenge and change how behavioral healthcare is viewed, organized and practiced.
The Schuylkill Center inspires meaningful connections between people and nature. We use our forests and fields as a living laboratory to foster appreciation, deepen understanding, and encourage stewardship of the environment.
The Bucks County Planning Commission is an advisory board to the county commissioners. The Commission provides guidance and advice on planning and land use issues.
Burlington County is geographically the largest county in New Jersey. The county government works closely with our 40 communities and other entities to provide an array of cost-saving shared services.
Camden County, in partnership with a coalition including the City of Philadelphia and Cooper’s Ferry Development Association (CFDA), has received a $5.8 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant from the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) to improve walking and biking access through a 'complete streets' rehabilitation, including sidewalks, streetscaping, bike lanes, multi-use paths and trails. Camden County’s portion of the project will connect the Ben Franklin Bridge to Cooper River Park and beyond, by a system of active transportation trails through the county’s greenway.
The City of Camden is guided by the mission to serve and build Camden's diverse community by effectively, efficiently and equitably enhancing resident's quality of life, attracting private investment, stimulating growth citywide and delivering services with a commitment to excellence.
The Chester County Planning Commission provides future growth and preservation plans to citizens, so that they can enjoy a Chester County that is historic, green, mobile, and prosperous.
The Delaware County Planning Department promotes the sound development and redevelopment of the County through the application of contemporary planning principles and smart growth concepts, while maintaining and enhancing the cultural, economic, and environmental livability of the County.
The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is dedicated to uniting the region's elected officials, planning professionals and the public with a common vision of making a great region even greater. Shaping the way we live, work and play, DVRPC builds consensus on improving transportation, promoting smart growth, protecting the environment and enhancing the economy.
PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources’ Bureau of Recreation and Conservation provides a host of resources to support the SE regional trail network: funding for trail planning, site acquisition and trail easements, and final design and construction; a statewide one-stop shop website with comprehensive information for trail users that is powered by users – and extensive technical assistance publications and resources about trail development, maintenance and safety available on the agency’s website.
Gloucester County, founded in 1686 and once including within its boundaries the present Atlantic and Camden Counties, is unique in that it is an outstanding Agricultural, Industrial and Residential Area.
Greater Mercer TMA is a non profit, public private partnership dedicated to reducing traffic congestion and improving mobility in and around Mercer and Ocean County.
Lower Merion Township is committed to preserving the beauty and character of Lower Merion's natural and man-made resources.
The Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) is charged with building a shared vision for transportation and coordinating decision-making among City agencies and public and private partners in order to save money and improve conditions throughout the City’s transportation system.
As New Jersey’s capital county, Mercer County is a center for commerce and culture in the Garden State.
The Montgomery County Planning Commission offers professional planning services and innovative solutions to community challenges. Their major focus has been to promote orderly development while preserving valuable county amenities.
NJ Department of Health's core mission is to improve health through leadership and innovation.
NJ DOT encourages adults and children to take advantage of the many opportunities to bicycle for both commuting and recreation. NJDOT offers information on safe biking, events around the state and publications.
NJ Departmentof Environmental Protection's core mission is and continues to be the protection of the air, waters, land, and natural and historic resources of the State to ensure continued public benefit. The Department’s mission is advanced through effective and balanced implementation and enforcement of environmental laws to protect these resources and the health and safety of our residents.
PennDOT oversees programs and policies affecting highways, urban and rural public transportation, airports, railroads, ports and waterways.
The Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) is a City chartered agency that guides long-range planning and development in Philadelphia. PCPC is actively engaged in trail and bicycle planning through development projects, the recent Philadelphia Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan, and the upcoming Philadelphia Trails Master Plan.
The Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation promotes the wellbeing of the City, its citizens and visitors, by offering beautiful natural landscapes and parks, historically significant resources, high quality recreation centers and athletic programs, along with enriching cultural and environmental programs.
The Philadelphia Streets Department and the divisions within it are responsible for the City's vast network of streets and roadways.